The Most Interesting Topic in the Room
EP. 42 - Finding the Center on the PCT

EP. 42 - Finding the Center on the PCT

August 4, 2019

In this most adventurous and INTERESTING episode JV recounts the recent 8 day adventure hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in WA State.  Follow along as he recounts both the external and the internal experiences of going deep into the backcountry and frolicking on ridge lines.  Enjoy!

EP. 41 - Life as Story

EP. 41 - Life as Story

July 14, 2019

In this monologue episode JV lays out the foundations for how our lives are all essentially stories with beginnings, middles, and ends.  The value of these stories is inestimable and form the nucleus of what we believe and how we act in the world.  This episode is also a tribute to a recently lost friend with some stories of her impact on JV.  Enjoy!

EP. 40 - Opening to the Gift with JWP

EP. 40 - Opening to the Gift with JWP

June 29, 2019

In this slightly ramshackle episode JV revisits the topic of Inspiration with JWP.  Further word and idea adventures are had and the notion of the Gift is explored in various ways.  Enjoy the ideas!

EP. 39 - Atul Gawande’s ‘Being Mortal’

EP. 39 - Atul Gawande’s ‘Being Mortal’

June 15, 2019

In this monologue episode JV discusses the book Being Mortal by surgeon Atul Gawande.  What does it mean to live your life to the end with autonomy and self-determination?  What choices do doctors give us when the diagnosis is grim and how do we know what is truly important for an acceptable quality of life?  Listen to this podcast and then READ this most INTERESTING book!  

EP. 38 - Nutrition and Healing Foods with Adriane

EP. 38 - Nutrition and Healing Foods with Adriane

June 1, 2019

In this episode JV learns about cutting edge nutritional therapy and how one could become a nutritionist.  All that and much more in this extremely INTERESTING edition.  Eat some kale!

EP. 37 - Instrument Building with Chester

EP. 37 - Instrument Building with Chester

May 18, 2019

Chester returns to discuss his history of musical exploration and instrument building.  This guy has built some instruments!  Dig in and enjoy this most INTERESTING episode.

EP. 36 - Music & Identity with John

EP. 36 - Music & Identity with John

May 4, 2019

In this very INTERESTING episode JV talks with John about how a life filled with music can transform a person's sense of self and can power them forward.  From Michael Jackson to Hardcore Punk, this episode has it all.  Dig in!

EP. 35 - Form & Texture with Cara

EP. 35 - Form & Texture with Cara

April 20, 2019

Another Art Talk follow up episode with Cara.  Why do you make art?  Why does anyone feel compelled to make art?  Why is it even valuable?  Find out in this very INTERESTING talk!

EP. 34 - Learning How to See with Emily

EP. 34 - Learning How to See with Emily

April 6, 2019

The first return guest!  JV and Emily have a follow-up conversation regarding the 'why' of art and photography.  What motivates an artist to create?  Why spend your time making pictures?  How do you teach young people to see?  All that plus the future of Personal Grocery Shopping on this most INTERESTING episode!

EP. 33 - Inspiration with JWP

EP. 33 - Inspiration with JWP

March 23, 2019

In this episode JV and JWP, Jason to Jason, have a conversation about Inspiration and some of the modes in which people can be inspired and can act on inspiration.  A true hashing out of a topic!  And oh so INTERESTING.