Walk-Ins Welcome with Bridget Phetasy
Walk-Ins Welcome with Bridget Phetasy
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Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.
E273. Katherine Brodsky Refuses To Apologize
Katherine Brodsky, author of No Apologies: How To Find And Free Your Voice In The Age of Outrage , sits down with Bridget to discuss navigating mob outrage, the importance of using your voice, what happens in society when people are unable to freely exchange ideas, when the mob came for her, the difference between people who didn’t survive their cancellations and those who did, and the importance of the idea that free speech is not just for the speech you like. They discuss the difference between accountability & cancel culture, why you should have conversations with people who hold views you find hateful, why everyone’s afraid of the left, the rise in calls for cancellation from the right, the academic indoctrination of the younger generations, real life relationships vs online relationships, the reaction to the book, and why it’s hard to be undecided in today's cultural landscape.  Sponsor Links: Patriot Gold: Call 888-614-9238  Varnamtown: https://bit.ly/wiw-varnamtown  Pluto TV: https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Feb 22
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E272. Naomi Petel Survived October 7th
Naomi Petel spent 19 hours locked her shelter with her husband and 3 sons on October 7th. She sits down with Bridget to tell her story, what she, her family, and her neighbors endured, those who were murdered or taken captive, and the series of events that allowed her family to survive. She describes the heartbreak and devastation of that day, and how her heart has continued to break since then because the trauma is ongoing. She does not know if she'll ever be able to go home again, she does not think about the future, right now daily survival is her only focus. She and Bridget discuss the reaction of the world to the October 7th attacks, the shocking amount of denial there is to something Hamas admits to having done, and her commitment to telling her experience to anyone who will listen because all she can do is tell the truth. They discuss why we should teach our kids to get comfortable being uncomfortable, how life is more powerful than anything else, the reality of facing people who don't want her to exist, and why you shouldn't ask her how she's doing.  Sponsor Links: Shopify: https://bit.ly/shopify-wiw Patriot Gold: Call 888-614-9238  Varnamtown: https://bit.ly/wiw-varnamtown Pluto TV: https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Feb 15
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E271. Overcoming The Victim Mentality - Rob Henderson
Rob Henderson returns to talk about his new book Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class . He and Bridget discuss the realities of the foster care system, what it’s like to be a foster kid, the kinds of people who become foster parents, and the difficulties of writing such a memoir. They explore the hardest chapter to write, the process of fact-checking a memoir, their experience as teens vs. teens today, and doing irresponsible things in a responsible way. They cover why dwelling on victimhood is a luxury, the reframing of everything as problematic, trying to tear everything down rather than finding the value in it, Rob’s experience at Yale after serving in the military, having a front row seat to the birth of the woke movement, the insular world of the educated elite, using wokeness as a way of seeking status, and building a career outside of traditional academia and media. Sponsor Links: - Patriot Gold - Call 888-614-9238 - Varnamtown - https://bit.ly/wiw-varnamtown - Pluto TV - https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Feb 8
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E270. Our Health Care System Is Insane - Andy Schoonover
Andy Schoonover, founder and CEO of CrowdHealth, sits down with Bridget to discuss our broken health care system and the innovative way CrowdHealth working to revolutionize the health care industry. They cover how Andy got into the health care field, what he started noticing, the softening of the public due to all the conveniences in life, the 50 year trend of relieving ourselves of personal responsibility, how our system is built on the healthy subsidizing the unhealthy, why you tend to be more generous to others if you have agency and personal responsibility, and the freedom that CrowdHealth offers people. He breaks down how CrowdHealth works, the hesitance to break away from health insurance, the results he's seen, how paying hospital bills in cash can lead to a 60% discounted rate, who their target demographic is, and why health insurance is riskier than CrowdHealth. Learn more at joincrowdhealth.com and use the promo code Bridget to get started. Sponsor Links: Patriot Gold - Call 888-614-9238 Varnamtown Podcast - https://bit.ly/wiw-varnamtown Pluto TV - https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Feb 1
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E269. Make Yourself AI Proof - Ravi Gupta
Ravi Gupta, co-host of Lost Debate podcast, sit s down with Bridget for a wide-ranging discussion about hosting too many podcasts, whether anyone is still persuadable today and whether people's minds can still be changed, why Ravi thinks there’s a higher risk of violence in this election than there was in 2020, the ways they've found to live healthier, being masters of productive procrastination, Ravi's working hypothesis that polarization is good, and how many people are picking up on the fact that most politicians don’t care about them. They cover which jobs are at risk from AI and why we should be focusing on AI proofing ourselves, why we shouldn’t stop believing in the FBI or journalists, how people in power want you to be nihilists, why it's so difficult to find sensible politicians, our broken health care system, why people should direct their energy toward what they can control, and conversations with trees.  Sponsor Links:    - Patriot Gold - Call 888-614-9238   - Varnamtown Podcast - https://bit.ly/wiw-varnamtown   - Pluto TV - https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Jan 25
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E268. AB5 Going National Will Be A Disaster - Kevin Kiley
California Representative Kevin Kiley, sits down with Bridget to discuss the consequences of the disastrous California AB5 bill going national, and what we can do about it. They cover the realities of AB5 and how it decimated independent contractors in California, how it effects small business owners, Biden's failure to get a national version passed through Congress and the work around he's found to do it anyway, how it infringes on your rights to work for you who want to and how you want to, why it has a disproporitionate effect on women and vulnerable populations exactly the people it claims to protect, the real reason behind this law, and why needing the government’s permission to work obviates the idea of a right to earn a living. They also talk about the steps lawmakers are taking to prevent a national version from taking effect, what individuals can do, and why this issue isn't getting the attention it deserves.  Sponsor Links:  Patriot Gold - Call 888-614-9238 Shopify - https://bit.ly/shopify-wiw Varnamtown - https://bit.ly/wiw-varnamtown Pluto TV - https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Jan 18
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E267. Sarah Hepola Longs for the 90s
Sarah Hepola, author of Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank To Forget, sits down with Bridget to discuss their longing for the 90s, how they're considered "the good old days" by kids growing up today, the privilege of not giving a crap about politics, and their similar experiences with partying and drinking. They discuss why the peak drinking year was probably 2005, why the iphone was the great disruptor for partying, the drunk driving laws of the 70s, how they both stumbled into journalism, the truth about dating in middle age, Sarah's realization that she'd never have kids, the trials of IVF, and why they never would have listened to anyone else telling them to stop drinking - they needed to get to that point through their own experience. They also cover dating etiquette, the breakdown of trust in dating, why we need courtship rules, and how you can’t really know something’s a cope until you’re on the other side of it. Sponsor Links:  Patriot Gold - Call 888-614-9238 Dr. Gundry Podcast - https://bit.ly/DrGundry-WiW Pluto TV - https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Jan 11
1 hr 49 min
E266. The Business of Content Creation - Katherine Dee
Katherine Dee returns to break down the overwhelming apathy many seemed to feel during 2023 and look ahead to what we might be facing in 2024. She and Bridget discuss her culture war burnout prediction, why the Zoomers feel like the internet belongs to them, the pressures of being a content creator, treating it like a business yet being unable to admit to other content creators that it is a business, kids who are growing up with their parents putting their lives online, the trick to being uncancellable, the effects of Elon taking over Twitter, the pressure to always weigh in and have an opinion on everything, knowing how much work goes into the content that is out there, balancing longevity with virality or immediate success, how everyone is in their own echo chamber, and why you shouldn't listen to her when it comes to politics. Check out her Substack Default Wisdom.  Sponsor Links: Patriot Gold - Call 888-614-9238 Dr. Gundry Podcast - https://bit.ly/DrGundry-WiW Pluto TV - https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Jan 4
1 hr 49 min
E265. Mike Jones Will Teach You To Survive
Garand Thumb Youtuber, Mike Jones, sits down with Bridget for a frank conversation about gun culture and all the factors that go into the gun debate, his time in the military as a SERE specialist, the complex topic of school shootings, their mutual love of America, and why social media plus AI might be the end of us. They also cover the importance of vulnerability among men - not just with their families - but with each other, how being a good leader is knowing when to be a hard ass and when to allow for vulnerability, why role models for men are hard to find, how your success or failure in tough situations is 100% about your mental state, the Second Amendment, traveling, the reality of being a killer, stoicism, humility, and the importance of realizing you're average. Bridget defines the word TERF for Mike, and Mike promises to teach Bridget the survival skills any 6 year old in 1830 would know. [Note: This is a previously broadcast episode] Sponsor Links:   - Patriot Gold - Call 888-614-9238   - We Are Not Journalists Podcast - https://spoti.fi/3R0a0bZ   - Pluto TV - https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Dec 28, 2023
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E265. Mike Jones Will Teach You To Survive
Garand Thumb Youtuber, Mike Jones, sits down with Bridget for a frank conversation about gun culture and all the factors that go into the gun debate, his time in the military as a SERE specialist, the complex topic of school shootings, their mutual love of America, and why social media plus AI might be the end of us. They also cover the importance of vulnerability among men - not just with their families - but with each other, how being a good leader is knowing when to be a hard ass and when to allow for vulnerability, why role models for men are hard to find, how your success or failure in tough situations is 100% about your mental state, the Second Amendment, traveling, the reality of being a killer, stoicism, humility, and the importance of realizing you're average. Bridget defines the word TERF for Mike, and Mike promises to teach Bridget the survival skills any 6 year old in 1830 would know.  [Note: This is a previously broadcast episode] Sponsor Links:    - Patriot Gold - Call 888-614-9238   - We Are Not Journalists Podcast - https://spoti.fi/3R0a0bZ   - Pluto TV - https://bit.ly/WiWPlutoTV
Dec 28, 2023
1 hr 32 min
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