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EP 003 with Dustin H James (from February 2018)

Before Dustin was a host! 

In this episode, Cody and Tubby have a conversation with Dustin H James of Tailgate Alaska, a freeride festival in the heart of Thompson Pass. They talk about how Dustin is currently "living in an 80s ski movie," what it really means to be successful and his life after recently taking the reins of Tailgate. This episode was recorded with a USB mic.

EP 007 with Dr. Alexander James

In this episode, we have a conversation with Dr. Alex James, an economics professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, with a research focus on resource economies. We talk about Alaska's economy—economic growth and our dependence on oil—whether or not we suffer from a "resource curse," and everybody's new favorite Alaskan, Chad Brad. 

EP 006 with Michael Downey

In this episode, we have a conversation with freelance reporter Michael Downey. We talk about reporting on war and revolutions in the middle east for New York Times, BBC, PBS NewsHour and Rolling Stone, what it means to be a millennial—how all generations look down on previous generations—and how artificial intelligence will soon take all our jobs. 

EP 005 with Aaron Leggett

In this episode, we have a conversation with Aaron Leggett, the Curator of Alaska History and Culture at the Anchorage Museum. We talk about the identity of Alaskans—the history of the land and its people as a way to lend perspective to the present and the future—and the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend—the history of it and why we have such a sense of entitlement about it.

EP 004 with Alkota Beats

In this episode, we have a conversation with Travis Brady, aka Alkota Beats, a hip hop producer and beatmaker based out of Anchorage, Alaska. Travis also runs an online marketplace called The Drum Broker where people from around the world purchase beats and samples to produce music with. We talked with him about getting high at his cabin in the woods, creating a new business, the current state of journalism, the effects of globalization, and NIXLE.

EP 002 with David Holthouse

In this episode, we have a conversation with longtime alt-weekly journalist and documentarian David Holthouse. We talk about documenting crooked cops in Brooklyn, staying up for days with crystal meth addicts, how Anchorage has increasingly become more sketchy, and his upcoming documentary about the infamous case of John and Lorena Bobbitt. 

 Holthouse has worked for the Anchorage Daily News, the Anchorage Press, and the Phoenix New Times. 

Additional questions provided by Aurora Ford.

EP 001 with Dustin and Cody

Meet your hosts, Cody Liska and Dustin H James! In this episode, they have a conversation about everything from the Anchorage neighborhood Cody lives in to the importance of critical thinking. This episode was recorded on a USB podcast mic.