Ep. 37 – Thomas Keister

This week we talk to an interesting guest: American Marijuana Party’s 2016 national candidate for President of the United States; Thomas Kiester.

Keister is an author, blogger, producer, and political activist currently serving as the Chairman & Presidential candidate of the American Marijuana Party.

A long-time blogger and author, Keister won the Blogitzer at the 2011 Bloggers Choice Awards for Best Overall Writing (previous winners include legendary fantasy author Neil Gaiman), and has authored eight books, including two Kindle bestsellers on marketing.

Taking his occasionally controversial way of putting things to the air, Thomas created and hosted Probably Uncalled For, a live Internet radio talk show, which aired from 2007-14 and won Best Podcast at the 2011 Bloggers Choice Awards.

Professionally, Thomas serves as President & CEO of Free Rein Media, a small publishing & merchandise company headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

We’ve got a bunch of other interesting items for this week’s show too.

Forget wearables, Doppler Labs is introducing hearables now! They’re getting ready to bring out the Here, two real-time processors that you wear in your ears to shape how the world around you sounds. Sounds pretty far out there to us, but here in a few months you’ll be able to pick up a pair for yourself for about $250.

Microsoft lays off another 7,800 employees (after a round of 18,000 layoffs last year) and takes a huge write down associated with it’s purchase of Nokia. Is this finally the death knell for Nokia phones and possibly Windows Phone OS?

iOS 9 enters public beta this week. If you want to give the bleeding edge on your iDevice a try, you can go sign up at https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ – be forewarned though, this is rarely a good idea. Make sure you’re not signing up to beta test with your primary device. Maybe throw it on your iPad or something!

Let’s face it, you probably aren’t as active as you should be. You should do something about that, like getting an awesome activity tracker like the Misfit Shine. Want one free? No strings attached? No gotchas, gimmicks, or tricks? It’s easy! Just head over to our Facebook page, and leave a comment on the Misfit Shine post. We’ll randomly draw one lucky listener’s name on July 31st to win a Misfit Shine activity tracker, courtesy of Misfit Wearables. https://facebook.com/nobettershow

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Links: Check out El Ranchito Imagen Digital’s VFX demo reel of the Game of Thrones battle at Hardhome between the White Walkers and wights vs The Night’s Watch; It makes you realize that almost nothing you see on television is real anymore!  https://vimeo.com/132571771

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