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Coffee: BEHIND THE BEANS with Steve Hall, co-founder of Tinker Coffee Co.

Steve Hall, Tinker Coffee
Steve Hall, Tinker Coffee

A lot of our audience, including me, are huge coffee fans. But many of us don’t know much about exactly how coffee came about, how to brew the best cup or how to find the best roast. We decided to change that by going onsite to a local roastery and learn how the pros do it. In this episode we interview Stephen Hall, co-founder of Tinker Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster located in Indianapolis, Indiana and learn everything from where coffee comes from to how to make the best brew.

For more information, visit TinkerCoffee.com

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ALAN PARSONS – Musician, Songwriter, Audio Engineer & Record Producer

Alan Parsons
Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons is an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician and record producer best known for his work on The Alan Parsons Project. He began his career at the age of 19, where he worked at Abbey Road, assisting in the production of the last two Beatles albums. In 1974 he received his first (of more than a dozen) Grammy nominations for his work on Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon. Through his work on The Alan Parsons Project, which was formed in 1975, Alan has had several top 40 hits including Eye in the Sky, Games People Play and Don’t Answer Me.

Alan joins us today to talk about his incredible career, including his recent Grammy nomination, his new album “The Secret” releasing April 26, 2019 (his first album in 15 years), as well as his upcoming tour. We also discuss his experience watching the Great American Total Solar Eclipse in 2017 and his upcoming free concert on July 13, 2019, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

For more information, visit alanparsons.com

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Jesus, Coffee & Jiu Jitsu – Pastor Bob Fabey & his new book “Not My Jesus”

Pastor Bob Fabey

Bob Fabey is an Anglican priest with over 20 years of ministry experience with a variety of organizations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Divinity and a B.A. in History from the University of Montana.  You can find him speaking at retreats, conferences or in churches. He does workshops and keynotes. He has traveled extensively including Africa, Russia, and Central Asia. Bob has a deep passion to see Christians live according to their faith and speaks, mentors and writes to that end.

In this interview Bob discusses his new book, “NOT MY JESUS”, a book that takes a humorous, yet deep look at faith, culture and life. 

Bob resides in the greater Phoenix area. He loves to travel and hang out with is wife and kids, practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and drink large amounts of coffee.

For more information on Bob, visit his website at https://www.bobfabey.com/

To check out his 3rd Space Podcast, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/3rd-space-podcast/id1420532194?mt=2

Not My Jesus

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How lasting change can happen in an instant – JAMES FELL

James Fell
James Fell – author of “How Lasting Change Can Happen In An Instant”

How lasting change can happen in an instant is the focus of the new book by James Fell. James is a motivation, health, and fitness writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. He is the head fitness writer at AskMen.com, and has authored pieces in TIME Magazine, the Guardian, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and many other publications. He has a massive and highly engaged following on Facebook and Twitter, and his blog, BodyForWife.com, has millions of visitors a year.

How lasting change can happen in an instant

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Is Faster Than Light Travel Possible? The Science of SciFi with Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr. Erin Macdonald - Astrophysicist

Is faster than light travel possible? Dr. Erin Macdonald joins us to discuss the current theories–and how they relate to science fiction. She is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series, “Dr. Erin Explains the Universe”. Her specialty is in general relativity, having worked previously searching for gravitational waves in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. She has since found her home in science fiction, consulting with writers, teaching STEM through popular culture, and fulfilling her life goal of becoming a warp drive expert.

For more information, visit https://www.erinpmacdonald.com/

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Ultima Thule Part 1 – Dr. Alan Stern, New Horizons Principle Investigator

Dr Alan Stern

Dr. Alan Stern is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, leading NASA’s exploration of the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. Today he joins us to discuss New Horizon’s upcoming close approach to Ultima Thule this New Year’s Day. Ultima is an object in the Kuiper Belt about 4 billion miles away, the most distant object yet ever to be explored by a spacecraft. 

In this episode we also feature a sneak preview clip of “New Horizons”, a new song to be released on New Year's Day commemorating this mission by legendary Queen lead guitarist & astrophysicist Brian May. Brian will join us on our next episode Part 2.

For more information about the New Horizons mission, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/

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Apollo 8 – 50 Years Later – What really happened during the Space Race to the Moon

In this episode Dr. James Rice, the senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, discusses Apollo 8—the first manned mission to the Moon, which occurred 50 years ago in December 1968. Dr. Rice talks about what led up to this historic mission, and how close the space race really was with several lesser-known facts about NASA's competition.

For more information on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions, visit: http://www.nasa.gov

For more information on Dr. Rice, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-james-rice-822a1764/

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America’s Pastor Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey – Interview with Ken Barun

Witness the amazing story of America's Pastor in the new documentary, “Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey”

Ken BarunKen Barun, the Chief of Staff at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, joins us to discuss this new documentary which shares Billy Graham’s life story: from growing up in a small town in NC, to meeting his wife, beginning his ministry, and then his incredible journey of loving people and sharing his faith around the world.

For more than 60 years, Billy Graham preached the Gospel around the world to 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400 Crusades, simulcasts and evangelistic rallies in more than 185 countries and territories. Throughout his lifetime, he served as a trusted spiritual advisor to many U.S. presidents and world leaders and impacted the lives of many public figures.

The 72-minute film offers a unique look into the life of the minister, who passed away in February 2018. The documentary details Graham’s journey as a dairy farmer’s son, who rose to prominence, becoming one of the most important religious leaders in modern history.

It showcases his work during the civil rights movement in the United States, behind the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, and through many pivotal moments in world history. It also features interviews with prominent broadcasters and personalities, including Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Charles Gibson, Kathie Lee Gifford and Brit Hume.

The DVD contains hours of bonus footage and features, including Billy Graham’s funeral.

For more information, visit: http://www.BillyGrahamFilm.com

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KEVIN SORBO – Hercules in Human Form (actor, producer, director)

Kevin Sorbo is an actor, producer & director, who received international stardom when he booked the lead role in “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”. Following that success he had the lead role as “Captain Dylan Hunt” in Gene Roddenberry’s “Andromeda”—the first show created by Roddenberry after the original Star Trek series. But more recently Kevin has become known for his family-friendly Christian films such as “God’s Not Dead” , “Let There Be Light” and “Christmas Dreams”.

Kevin has joined us today to discuss his amazing career and his latest family-friendly films. During this interview we discuss how his career began with “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and two life-changing events that occurred during this series. Kevin also talks about his recent projects which include “Bernie the Dolphin”, which was just released December 7, 2018 and is a family adventure about a brother & sister who find a badly sunburned dolphin separated from his family and uncover a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home.

Kevin has some incredible Christian-film projects out as well, including “Christmas Dreams”, with reimagined stories of The Nutcracker and the Little Drummer Boy, as well as his 2017 movie “Let There Be Light” (2017) with its devotional book “Share the Light” (including a forward by Franklin Graham). He also mentions his recent Silent Night short movie, which was released Thanksgiving 2018 and he discusses his role as Chair & spokesperson for “A World Fit for Kids!”, a mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports & positive role models.

For more information about Kevin, visit:

http://www.kevinsorbo.net/

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Main title song from the soundtrack “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” used with permission from Varese Sarabande.

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Mars InSight, Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site & Opportunity Rover Update with Dr. James Rice

Dr Jim RiceDr. James Rice is the senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Arizona. He is also the geology team leader on the Mars Exploration Rovers Project (which includes Spirit and Opportunity), as well as Co-Investigator on the Athena Science Instruments onboard these rovers. Dr. Rice is joining us today to discuss the recent landing of Mars Insight, provide an update on the status of the Opportunity Rover, and examine why the Jezero Crater was recently selected as the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover.

Related episode: Dust Storms on Mars, Opportunity Rover Status & the Future of Human Space Exploration

For more information on Mars exploration, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov

For more information on Dr. Rice, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-james-rice-822a1764/

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