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Brothers in Conversation

 

Here you can find a list of all the latest episodes of Bonded Voices.

Episode 01: Introduction to our Bonded Voices podcast

We want to lift men up to be happier, healthier, wiser and more engaged with their families, friends and community. Why? Because good men make the world a better place. Join Us. Introduction to the Bonded Voices Podcast. Where we lift men up ...

Episode 02: Camaraderie of Shared Experiences

The podcast episode discusses the importance of camaraderie and shared experiences within different contexts, such as sports teams, the military, and the workplace. The hosts emphasize the value of accountability and stretching one's limits in a team...

Episode 03: How many friends do you have?

The discussion revolves around the topic of friendship and how to build meaningful friendships. The participants touch upon various aspects, such as the importance of physical connection, the evolution of friendships, the value of consistency in communication,...

Episode 04: The struggle with accountability

The discussion revolves around the topic of accountability. The hosts discuss accountability in various aspects of life, including personal life, marriage, work, friendships, and sports. They explore what accountability means, its importance, and how...

Episode 05: The power of disconnecting from your phone 

The podcast "Bonded Voices" discusses the topic of disconnecting from phones and the impact of excessive phone use. The hosts, Loren, Greg, and Ian, talk about the challenges of being fully present in the moment when constantly distracted by phones....

Episode 06: Why does everything have to be so political? 

In this episode of Bonded Voices, the hosts, Ian, Loren, and Greg, discuss the question, "Why Does Everything Have To Be So Political?" They explore how many aspects of life have become political and share their perspectives on the matter. They discuss...

Episode 07: When did it become negative to love your country?

The podcast discusses the changing perception of patriotism in the United States over time. The hosts reflect on their own experiences and how the country's image has evolved. They mention factors such as the media's focus on negativity, lack of civics...

Episode 08: Friends who only talk about themselves

The podcast episode titled "Bonded Voices" discusses the issue of friends who tend to dominate conversations and talk about themselves. The hosts explore why people engage in such behavior, how to make individuals self-aware of it, and strategies to...

Episode 09: The futility of road rage

In this podcast episode titled "The Futility of Road Rage," the hosts discuss the irrationality of road rage and share their experiences and perspectives on the subject. They emphasize the pointlessness of road rage and how it can lead to serious consequences,...

Episode 10: Ai for the common man

In this conversation, Loren, Ian, and Greg discuss various aspects of AI, particularly Chat GPT and its applications. They mention its potential benefits, such as helping people learn new skills and access information more efficiently. They also touch...

Episode 11: Am I living the life I should be?

The podcast discusses the topic of whether individuals are living the life they should be. Greg, Ian, and Loren engage in a conversation, reflecting on various aspects of this question. They touch on self-reflection, personal growth, societal contributions,...

Episode 12: [Warning] The emperor has no clothes

In this discussion, the podcast hosts explore the theme of trust and deception in various contexts, such as government, law enforcement, and scams. They emphasize the importance of critical thinking and not blindly following authority or information,...

Episode 13: The everyday man’s financial state of the nation

This podcast discussion is about personal finance and budgeting. They discuss various financial topics, including credit card management, budget creation, and the importance of setting financial goals. They also touch on the challenges people face in...

Episode 14: If I were the devil - Paul Harvey Redux

In a discussion, the hosts analyze the prophetic nature of a Paul Harvey speech titled "If I Were the Devil." They discuss various societal changes that have occurred over the years, including the impact of social media, cultural shifts influenced by...

Episode 15: Advice for your children leaving the nest

In this discussion on leaving the nest, the hosts discuss their own experiences and offer advice for children leaving home. They emphasize the importance of independence, facing life's challenges, and contributing to society. They encourage young adults...

Episode 16: The importance of the casual “hello”

This conversation discusses the importance of casual greetings and acknowledges their role in building connections and improving society. The speakers emphasize how a simple "hello" can be a powerful gesture, even in larger cities where people may be...

Episode 17: When is violence acceptable?

The hosts discuss if and when violence is acceptable and in what circumstances. They cover micro and macro violence issues, see defense, governmental and societal violence. They discuss Martin Luther King and Gandhi’s peaceful non-violent protests. I...

Episode 18: The economics of cheap labor

The hosts of "Bonded Voices" discuss the Economics of Cheap Labor in this episode. They explore how cheap labor affects various industries, from construction to manufacturing, and its impact on the working class and the middle class. The conversation...

Episode 19: The folly of always having to be right

The podcast discusses the folly of always needing to be right, touching on personal experiences and the impact on relationships. The hosts explore the psychological aspects of this behavior, emphasizing the importance of humility, listening, and avoiding...

Episode 20: Economics, corruption and endless foreign wars

The conversation revolves around the interconnected issues of economics, corruption, and endless foreign wars. The speakers discuss the difficulty in separating these topics and explore how they influence each other. They touch upon elements such as...

Episode 21: When is too much? Christmas lights and decorations

In this episode of Bonded Voices, the hosts discuss the increasing trend of elaborate Christmas lights and decorations, particularly in the context of their local neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona. The hosts explore whether this festive enthusiasm is...

Episode 22: Why Happy Holidays?

The discussion revolves around the shift from saying "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays" and the potential controversy surrounding it. The speakers explore different perspectives, including the idea that using a more inclusive term may be a result...

Episode 23: How to cope with being laid off

In this episode of Bonded Voices, the hosts, Ian, Loren, and Greg, discuss strategies for coping with being laid off. They cover various aspects, including the changing dynamics of job loyalty, the psychological impact of unexpected changes, and the...

Episode 24: The Importance of New Year’s Resolutions

In this episode of the Bonded Voices podcast, the hosts, Loren, Greg, and Ian, discuss New Year's goals. They reflect on the previous year's goals, share their experiences of setting and achieving goals, and explore the importance of New Year's resolutions....

Episode 25: Love and respect in relationships

In this episode of Bonded Voices, the hosts, Greg, Ian, and Loren, discuss the complex dynamics of love and respect in relationships. They explore how these terms may not always align and share personal experiences. Ian emphasizes that love alone may...

Episode 26: Seth Leibsohn: Cognitive dissonance; America and Israel’s fight for survival.

In this episode of Bonded Voices. Loren, Greg, and Ian sat down for a conversation with radio host, writer, policy, political, and communications expert - Seth Leibsohn to talk about the topic, Cognitive dissonance; America and Israel’s fight f...

Episode 27: Is anything truly free in life?

In this Bonded Voices conversation, the hosts discuss the concept of "free" in various aspects of life. They explore the idea that nothing is truly free, examining examples from finance, business, and societal perspectives. The hosts discuss how the...

Episode 28: Why are there people I don’t like?

The discussion on the Bonded Voices podcast revolves around the perplexing question of why some people simply don't like others. The hosts explore various scenarios and personal experiences, delving into the psychology behind these dynamics. They discuss...

Episode 29: Scandal: Internet privacy and what is yet to be revealed

In this episode of "Bonded Voices," Ian, Loren and Greg discuss the recent revelation that the government, specifically the NSA, has been purchasing private information from tech companies, raising concerns about internet privacy and potential misuse...

Episode 30: Does your doctor really listen to you? (with Dr. Subir)

"Bonded Voices" recently featured Dr. Subir as a guest, discussing the importance of effective communication between doctors and patients. The conversation delved into instances where patients may feel unheard by their doctors, emphasizing the significance...

Episode 31: Organized Chaos at the Southern Border

In today's episode of Bonded Voices, hosts Greg, Ian, and Loren discuss the chaos at the southern border of the United States. They delve into the funding discrepancies between supporting Ukraine and the Marine Corps, highlighting the lack of accountability...

Episode 32: Are you living a rich life?

In this episode of "Bonded Voices," the hosts explore the question: Are you living a rich life? They discuss different perspectives on what constitutes richness, emphasizing the importance of gratitude, meaningful experiences, and relationships over...

Episode 33: What it means to be a good friend

In this episode of "Bonded Voices," the hosts explore the theme of friendship and what it means to be a good friend. They reflect on childhood experiences of making friends and discuss the importance of connection in adulthood. The conversation touches...

Episode 34: Do you know who YOU are?

In this episode of Bonded Voices, the hosts discuss the topic of knowing oneself amidst external influences and feedback. They explore how feedback from others can shape one's self-perception and behavior, reflecting on personal experiences and societal...

Episode 35: What is your social responsibility?

In this episode of Bonded Voices, Loren, Greg, and Ian discuss the concept of social responsibility. They touch upon various aspects such as environmental practices like using solar panels and electric vehicles, community engagement, government incentives,...

Episode 36: What’s the problem with student loan debt?

In this podcast episode titled "Bonded Voices," the hosts, Greg, Ian, and Loren, discuss the issue of student loan debt. They highlight the increasing cost of higher education and the challenges it poses for students. They discuss the importance of understanding...

Episode 37: Fighting for Men’s Mental Health - Men’s Sheds Association (Interview with Mark Winston)

In this episode of Bonded Voices, we interview Mark Winston, a representative from the US Men's Sheds Association. The Men's Sheds movement, which originated in Australia in the mid-nineties has since spread globally. The movement aims to combat social...

Episode 38 - Seven life lessons men learn too late in life

In this episode of Bonded Voices, Ian, Greg, and Loren discuss seven life lessons men often learn too late. They delve into topics like the importance of not feeling the need to constantly prove oneself, the significance of supportive relationships,...

Episode 39 - NEWS FLASH: Does this really even matter?

NEWS FLASH: In this episode of Bonded Voices, Greg, Loren, and Ian discuss the impact of constant news bombardment on our lives. They question whether the sensationalism in the media is necessary and how it affects viewers' perceptions. They talk about...