Official podcast of the Ephemeral Rift YouTube Channel where I share my thoughts, observations, perspective and personal experiences on a variety of topics ranging from the everyday mundane to politics, and as of November 2017 featuring music from various genres. YouTube: Facebook Page:
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Apr 9, 2018

I ramble and rant about us humans, advertising, entertainment, watching the NHL, TV, a few documentaries I've seen, video games I've been playing and various other tangents.

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Dec 23, 2017

I ramble about the spirit of christmas, lipstick on a pig, kindness vs human nature, Tarantino's film The Heightful Eight, being on the wagon, trusting your intuition and other related tangents.

Featured artists in order of appearance:

"I Will Spite Survive" by Deer Hoof

"Wasteland" by Redhead Match

"Origami" by brokenkites

"Wrapped Around Your Finger" by Unwoman

"Wordless Knowledge" by Negura Bunget


Dec 16, 2017

I take a break from the typical podcast format to analyse, question, explore and rant a little bit (but not too much) about a candid photo I have on my smart phone of a middle-aged man I saw in a wheelchair waiting at a bus stop during the first snow of winter 2017-2018.

Who is he? Was he in fact waiting for the bus? How did he end up in a wheelchair? Is he happy or deal with depression? What are the challenges that he faces every day? Should he be thankful that he has a wheel chair and a bus to get around? Does he live alone or have someone waiting for him at home? Why is no one stopping to ask if he needs a ride? Why didn't I stop and ask? Is this what we've become? ......

Dec 12, 2017

I ramble about the Justice League, getting sick of male & female stereotypes in movies, comic books, move trailers A Quiet Place and Rampage, Star Wars, being too dependent on the system, the first snow of winter, fear and anxiety, Sunshine Hotel documentary, capitalism and the value of people, taxes kill, why some men have issues, avoiding reality, supporting big business then crying when it takes away our toys, and The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8.

Featured artists in order of appearance:

"A New Hope" by Woodhawk

"Silence" by fuvk

"Graphic Repulsion" by Deceased

"Blow Up Santa" by Stefan Kartenberg

"Who's Doing That To You" by Lingua

"Punk Rock" by Peelander-Z

Dec 9, 2017

I ramble about electronic music, pursuing various creative outlets, stoner metal, smoking marijuana, when I bought marijuana from a coworker at an office job, being on and off the wagon, people doing what they want with their own bodies, my suit pants are too tight, i lied: i own 3 pairs of shoes not 2, being a non-exploitative opportunist, doing what it takes to survive, manicuring the earth, rehashing how i think we should be living, who do we support every day, if the internet goes away we'll be fine, how we relaxed and got jobs before the internet, indigenous people, voluntary faith versus coerced dogma, and various related tangents.

Featured artists in order of appearance:

"Odyssey" by Amethystium

"Back to Zero" by Ol' Time Moonshine

"Smiling Dogs" by Man's Gin

"One" by Nice Legs

"Brainwasher" by Hash

"Who'll Sing the Blues" by unreal_dm

Dec 5, 2017

Topics include the lethargy of depression vs laziness, art vs junk, the Bethlehem Pennsylvania Christkindlmarkt, the type of indie art festival I would like to see, land ownership, tv commercials, and Season 8 Episode 7 of The Walking Dead.

Featured music in order of appearance:

"Backswimmer" by A Deer A Horse
"Class Dismissed" by Hans Atom
"A Stone That Bleeds" by Mourning Dawn
"Cover the Holes" by Alien She
"Ethereal Blindness" by Rise of Avernus
"Two Hearted River" by Snake Oil Salesman

Dec 2, 2017

I ramble about xmas and maintaining happiness (more detailed discussion about the holiday and its history in another episode and/or video), briefly touch on Anarchism (detailed discussion in the near future), our violent human nature, experience required for marriage and other tangents.

Artists in order of appearance:

"Dissect Me" by Sap

"Through the Atmosphere" by Mindseye

"Visions of Awakening" by Lör

"Fuckin Ride" by Govier

"Farewell Navigator" by Naomi Pop

"Can't We" by Ashwan


Nov 28, 2017

I ramble about concerts I've attended and bands I haven't seen, cassettes still being relevant, the plethora of music available today across various genres, and The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6 "The King, The Widow and Rick".

Music in order of appearance:

"Fire Whiplash" by Outline (Demo Debut released 11/30/2017)

"Who's Saving Who" by The Altered Hours

"Here is a Church" remix by Speck

"Nothing Much" by My Bubba & Mi

"To Mark the Ages" by Sol Axis

"Pasar" by Maria Pien

"All the Birds Hide Away" by Nolika

Nov 25, 2017

Topics include: people are the problem not the systems guns or religions, is there a "right" system, questioning if a utopian soceity can truly be achieved, there are no intrinsic morals, exploring music genres, how acoustic neuroma affects enjoyment of sound and music, how we can take the power back into our own hands, and net neutrality.

Music credits in order of appearance:

"My Mind" by PeacefuldMind ASMR

"Masked Laughter (Nothing's Left)" by Dälek

"Coming Down from Outer Space" by Acid King

"Riverchrist" by zhOra

"Tiw" by Bulsch

"Blind" by Masses

"Oogha Boogha" by Magic City

"Methods of Survival" by Atrox

Nov 21, 2017

I start off this episode with some news regarding potential to play more indie music on the podcast beyond ccmixter and freemusicarchive; ramble about the holidays and having off from work; winter and remote car starters; incentives for the every day worker & taxpayer much like pro sports players; movies from the 80's starting with Big; discussing episodes 4 & 5 of The Walking Dead Season 8.

This week's music in order of appearance:

Folksy song by Phoenician Sailor

"Beauty Over Industry" by Unwoman at

"Deportee" by Michael Chapman and The Woopiles at

"Nadeya" by reiswork at

"Work These Hands" by Cletus Got Shot at

Nov 18, 2017

In this episode I ramble about treating yourself well in regards to what you think of yourself and what you feed your mind and body; how you should always be yourself; being aggravated by annoying drivers; and some news and weather from the U.S. cities of Allentown, Salt Lake City, and Oklahoma.

Music credits in order of appearance:

"Relatively Human" by Jacob Haller at

"The Weather Hip Hop Blues Remix" by Xalpheric at

"You Can Do It" by Evie Sands at

"Making Monkeys" by Bluemillenium at


Nov 14, 2017

In this episode I ramble about the sleepy effect of dentist offices and hospital waiting rooms; share my experiences of having cavities, wearing braces and a retainer; mention the stand up comedy of Bill Cosby, Brian Reagan and black comedy TV shows from the 70's and 80's; and finish with weather & news from the U.S. for Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Trenton.

This episode's music:

"We'll get ourselves in tv-news" by Break the Bans at

"I don't know what i want" by Dememphis at 

"Chances" by Stefan Kartenberg at

"Optimismo Irracional" by VicthorA3 at

Nov 11, 2017

Starting with this podcast going forward I will now be interjecting select music works from both and (links below) in order to freshen up the episodes a little bit so it's not just me constantly talking, and because I also enjoy showcasing creative folks out there, especially from these websites where they offer their art for free (ie. under a Creative Commons license).

In this episode I ramble about how we're living in The Upside Down in regards to how poor people suffer and those that have it easy don't struggle as much; how you should try not to worry much about anything; how I believe we can truly end poverty if we come together; takeaways from a previous podcast regarding poaching and the significance of the number 3, new movie releases opening this weekend; and global weather and news from 3 international locations of Pago Pago and Kwajalein in the South Pacific, and Traralgon Australia.

Music credits in order of appearance:

"What the hell" by Texasradiofish 

"Hello good hello evil - live" by Scomber

"How can things get better" by panu

"Fire darer" by saqsquarenoise

"Hymen" by Oedipussy

"Democrazy" by Kara Square 


Nov 7, 2017

I start off the episode rambling about getting sick then move into talking about video games namely Dark Souls 3, The Last of Us 2 Trailer and The Walking Dead Video Game by Telltale games, then move onto The Walking Dead TV show Season 8 episode 3, Stranger Things Season 2 finale, and finish up with the global weather & news from Amsterdam, Norway and Finland.

Nov 4, 2017

I start off rambling about community and how people living in apartments are often strangers to each other, then move on to The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 2, Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 1-7, PBS Nature show on Otters, and finish up with the international news and weather from three locales in South America.

Oct 31, 2017

I talk about halloween and related tangents such as trying to stay true to who you are and manifesting your personal philosophy into the real world, the international news & weather of three cities in Africa, and then white people and three specific aggravating experiences with tangents such as the ratios of good vs bad people among various races and cultures.

Oct 28, 2017

I start the podcast off talking about how we cannot rid ourselves of fear, anxiety and anger, but can learn to manage them by turning that energy into something constructive; random global news from Santander Spain, Cranbrook Canada and Warsaw Poland (more like a visitor's guide on the latter); some upcoming independent films; my visit to Wooden Shoe Books, the anarchist book store in Philadelphia; the upcoming new second season of Stranger Things on Netflix; burials and where our poop goes.

Oct 24, 2017

Upcoming movies in major theaters this week, the weather and local news for a few cities across the globe, public executions, medieval torture, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, cosleeping, PBS Nature series and The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1.

Oct 21, 2017

I talk about Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania and the importance of nature, The Walking Dead video game and upcoming season 8 of the TV show, being lawful good to solicitors and NPC's, and quick thoughts about Bladerunner 2049.

Oct 17, 2017

I talk about the problems with YouTube regarding its lack of both organized subject matter and lesser known folks in the spotlight, technological tools such as TV not being used for far greater purposes, invisible dog fences, being off and on the wagon, the Arkham Horror card game and pets.

Oct 10, 2017

I elaborate on my stance about government, go over some global weather, briefly talk about the conception of time, some upcoming movies, mention some atheist books I saw, discuss the new Star Wars trailer, upcoming Season 8 of The Walking Dead and being disillusioned with musicians, comics and celebrities.

Oct 3, 2017

No global weather report this week! I know, so sad! Some of this week's topics include: this is not 2017, the real problem behind all the shootings, are we enjoying entertainment too much, living like the Native Americans, people do not need to be governed, how to address the impoverished, block parties and good news to offset the hysteria of the horrors in the world and a couple movie recommendations.

Sep 26, 2017

An apology for the accidental burp in the last episode, looking at the weather in the U.S. and Mexico, upcoming movies in theaters, natural disasters and the cost of existence on this planet, are you a cynic or skeptic, are you a cult follower of anything from religion to entertainment and some thoughts about anti-capitalism and anti-government.

Sep 19, 2017

It's National Talk Like a Pirate Day, global weather, marijuana and barbaric parents.

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