East Side Podcast


Eben Britton-former NFL Offensive Lineman/Cannabis Advocate

 Eben and I had a great conversation. I really enjoy the direction this went in. He was very open about how cannabis helped him through his football career and how it enriches his life now. If you dont know Eben is a former NFL Offensive Lineman who played six seasons. There’s a growing movement among former and current NFL players calling for the league to lift its ban on cannabis. He also is Co Founder for Athletes For Care

Athletes For CARE (A4C) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports.  We are an organization founded by a group of pro athletes who are uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large.

Our goals include:

  • Providing resources that support a better quality of life for athletes before, during and after a career in sports.
  • Educate the general public about health and safety matters affecting athletes of all ages.
  • Advocate for responsible solutions to important health issues impacting millions of people, athletes and non-athletes alike, such as opioid addiction, chronic pain, and poor mental health.
  • Fund and expand research efforts that have a direct impact on health and safety in sports.

Our team includes athletes from a variety of high impact sports.  Despite the different experiences we each had while competing at the highest level, we share a common passion for helping the greater good.

Athletes For Care is the first of its kind: a global advocacy and support organization created by athletes for athletes, designed to raise awareness for critical health and safety issues that impact athletes of all ages and promoting solutions that lead to a better quality of life for our team and yours.


MMA Fighter Orion “GALAXY” Cosce-Lost Boys Arcata Ca

I met Orion last year in Northern Cali. A good friend of mine Grego introduced me. We immediately had eachother laughing and talking training and fighting. Earlier this year he knocked an opponent out in the first 36 seconds of the first round. That night wasn't over. Who was sitting in the audiance? Urijah Faber! After the fight Urijah invited Orion and his brother to train with Team Alpha Male. Watching him and his brother fight so well he must have seen special talent and a true warrior mind set. Orion currently fights for team Lost Boys in Arcata Ca.  This is part one. We will complete part 2 after some evolution at Team Alpha Male. Just listen to the discipline while growing up. 


Orion "GALAXY" Cosce



Mike Whiter: Chalice Festival, Beard Bros and a phone call from Dr.Roman

Wow this ended up being an insane podcast. Mike has always been an awesome guest to have on. He is very knowledgeable in the world of cannabis and Act-16. Mike as you know has made a huge impact in Philadelphia's cannabis community. He has been speaking up for a plant that he uses as medicine for 6 years now. He was involved in the decrim bill that was passed just 2 years ago. Mike is now speaking up about doctors that are missrepresenting themselves on their websites claiming they are cannabis doctors and experts. The problem with this is that ACT16 has not started yet. Doctors as of July 26th 2017 are now able to register and take the 4 hour class to be able to prescribe medical cannabis to a patient. One Dr in particular , Dr. Matthew Roman was charging people in Philadelphia 200-300 dollars for an initial vist and 100 for follow us. He was giving a false promise of putting a patient in the front of the line to receive a card once the state issued them. Not only is this illegal it is highly unethical to make such claims and take people's money. At minute 49:40 Dr Roman was obviously watching the live facebook feed  and decided it was a good time to call in and interupt my podcast to talk to Mike. This made for a very interesting podcast and I think you will enjoy this episode. Thanks again to the Wrecking Crew! You guys are the best. 


(LIVE) 5th Annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival-Shane Jones AKA “SeRf”

In Philadelphia on a hot summer day 2016, there sits a man at 20th an Market on the sizzling sidewalk furiously smeering thick globs of paint onto a canvas with his thumb. Surrounded by his other pieces of art.  I stop and notice Yoda! I did a double take. This was a badass piece. I had to have it. From then on we spoke weekly about authors, painters and philosophy. That September I invited him to be a guest on the podcast. He was into it but very standoffish and cautious. Fast forward to May 2017. I sent out the second invite with a catch, He would have to do this at the 5th Annual Podcast Festival.  He said "Fuck it let's do it!"  Shane joined me for the Festival and it couldn't have gone better. I let him have the floor. Shane was an amazing guest and the audiance really appreaciated the show.  Take a listen here. 



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Professor Horace Crater-The Mounds of Cydonia-A Case Study For Planetary SETI


Please download the paper here to follow along with us.  

I know I know, I'm really asking a lot of you guys. You can just listen in. I do steer it to different topics to help your experience, however I do encourage you to follow along with us. 

Enter with an open mind. 

The Society for Planetary SETI Research (SPSR) has as its aim the study of features on planetary surfaces, to evaluate possible signs of ET activity in the form of landscape modifications or other alterations not easily attributable to natural geological formation. This paper displays one such study, based in part on a previous one which showed that a group of twelve mound-like formations in the Cydonia area of Mars, of relatively small and nearly uniform size, have relative positions that repeatedly display symmetries well beyond chance. It focuses primarily on five of those mounds, showing that they display some unusual and precise geometrical features highlighted by close connections to sequences of prime numbers. This paper also reviews the related statistical anomaly found in the relative placement of these mounds and discusses some recent critiques of that work. Previous work showed that the frequency of appearance of related right and isosceles triangles in the mound distribution cluster sharply in density about a certain value of the angle defining those related triangles. In order to assess the role of the special angle itself as a possible source in the sharp clustering in the density of appearances of these triangles, this paper reports a new statistical study that confirms the extent to which the favored and redundant geometry implied by that angle has a self-duplication property. It involves an examination of each of 1 million randomly generated sets of 12 mounds with the same analysis techniques used for the actual Cydonia mounds. It is found that this property can account for only a small portion of the statistical anomaly found in the earlier work. Proposed further work includes an examination of a clear distinction between the 5 and 12 mound configurations and its possible relation to mound shapes using recent MGS high resolution images. Finally a discussion is given of a repeated connection between the triangles that appear in the ideal geometry of the 5 mound configuration and the basic quantum mechanics of spin angular momentum.


Patrick Nightingale-Criminal Defense Lawyer-Executive Director of Pittsburgh NORML

Last Friday afternoon I was on a Skype call with Patrick Nightingale. Patrick K. Nightingale is a former prosecutor and practicing criminal defense attorney since 1996. PKN LAW is a full service criminal defense law firm with Patrick K. Nightingale offering experienced and unbiased representation for individuals facing criminal charges. Mr. Nightingale practices regularly before the Courts of Common Pleas throughout Western Pennsylvania as well as before the United States District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The scope of Patrick K. Nightingale’s practice includes any and all pre-trial or pre-indictment representation, representation at trial, sentencing and post-sentencing motions. Mr. Nightingale has extensive appellate experience before the appellate courts of the Commonwealth of PA and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He(Executive Director) and his wife Theresa(Deputy Director) both run the Pittsburgh Norml Chapter. I had a great time speaking with Patrick. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for him. 


#CannabisIsMedicineTestimonies 11-Corey-(Chauncey) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Friday morning Corey stopped by to educate me on how he has been battling Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma with cannabis. Corey is also known as chauncey_thecannaseur on IG. If you have any questions for him please send him a DM he would be happy to answer your questions. 

What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body. 

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NHL, or sometimes just lymphoma) is a cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system.

There are two types of lymphoma. They are treated differently, so it’s important to know which one you have. The information here focuses on non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adults.

How Cannabis fights cancer:

Of all the recent research done on the use of medical marijuana, some of the strongest results have been obtained on cancer patient research. While there is rarely ever complete consensus among the medical community, there is widely held agreement that medical marijuana does work to stimulate the appetite as well as reduce the nausea and vomiting that often accompanies treatment for lymphoma.

One way that medical marijuana helps lymphoma patients who are going through chemotherapy is through the anti-inflammatory properties found in marijuana. Along with other important chemical properties, Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major component found in medical marijuana. Numerous clinical studies have shown that CBD contains properties that relieve convulsion, inflammation and anxiety as well as prevents nausea. Studies have even shown that CBD may inhibit the growth of some cancer cells, making medical marijuana not only a beneficial drug to counteract the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, but a potential first line defense against the cells that cause lymphoma as well.


Riley Cote- Former Philadelphia Flyer Enforcer ,Athletes 4 Care, Hemp Heals

I had a great time talking with Riley Cote at The House. Riley has chosen a new path in life since retiring from the sport. He has the TEAM work mentality still flowing through his veins. He is finding new ways to help others and educating the public about cannabis and HEMP CBD products. 2 conconusions diagnosed, several not , broken ribs, broken nose, brused and battered. It was time to heal and not with pills. This is Riley's journey. 

Riley D. Cote : former professional ice hockey left winger and is currently an assistant coach with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played eight National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and was mainly known as an enforcer.


Hemp Heals: 

The Hemp Heals Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization created by former Philadelphia Flyer tough guy Riley Cote. Riley’s quest is to help teach people the power of nutrition and sustainable lifestyles. Focusing on the prevention of disease and attaining optimum health. The misunderstood cannabis hemp plant is in fact the most useful plant that grows on this planet. A non toxic, eco friendly, renewable resource that has been used around the world for thousands of years. The nutritional profile of hemp seeds make it one of the most nutritionally complete foods on the planet. Nutrient dense whole foods such as hemp seeds posses a ton of nutrition and powerful healing properties that help keep body balanced on a cellular level. Hemp is much more than a nutritional powerhouse, it’s the world’s most perfect plant.


Atheltes for Care:

We are a non-profit organization founded by a group of pro athletes who are uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large.

Our Team includes athletes from a variety of high impact sports. Despite the different experiences we each had competing at the highest level, we share a common passion for helping the greater good.


- Provide resources that support a better quality of life for athletes before, during and after a career in sports

- Educate the general public about important health and safety matters affecting athletes of all ages

- Advocate for responsible solutions to important health issues impacting millions of people, athletes and non-athletes alike, such as opiod addiction, chronic pain, and poor mental health

- Fund and expand research efforts that have a direct impact on health and safety in sports


Creep Records: Owner/Operator Mark Tawney. From the Punk scene to Glass Art

What a great time I had with one of the owner/operators of Creep Records, Mark Tawney. We broadcasted live on facebook from Creep Stage. We covered everything from Art to egos in the art world. Marks love of art is what really inspired this multifunctional store. 

Creep Records began as a record label in 1993 and has since expanded to a retail space in the Piazza in Northern Liberties. The record store portion of our store is vinyl-focused.  We also have CDs and cassettes.  While many record stores focus mainly on used vinyl, our store maintains a true balance between new vinyl and a constant influx of quality used vinyl.  Our selectection has genres ranging from indie and punk to metal and hip hop. Our focus has and always will be on bringing in great music to the store, whether its mainstream or underground, and our customers having a great record shopping experience.

Stay tuned for an upcoming Comedy Fundraiser Show for #TuffysFight. 


Mose Giganticus: Joe Smiley and Matt Garfield

Lank and I had the pleasure of sitting down with the guys at Mose Giganticus and thier photographer/director. We talked about the evolution of this band and how it worked its way down to a duo. This was also Lanks last Podcast. 

Mose Giganticus is an evolving body of music, art, and technology led by Matt Garfield. Since 2007, Garfield has performed hundreds of live shows as Mose Giganticus across North America and Europe, backed by a revolving cast of touring musicians up to 30 members deep. Mose Giganticus achieved notoriety with the release of Gift Horse on Relapse Records in 2010, following an extensive U.S./Canadian tour fueled by recycled waste vegetable oil for Garfield's custom-built tour bus. Through the years, Mose Giganticus has performed with such varied artists as Russian Circles, Screaming Females, Corrosion of Conformity, The Emotron, Tim Fite, Math the Band, Tub Ring, and Black Tusk.

Though the touring line-up has shuffled, Joe Smiley has been a consistent contributor to Mose Giganticus from the start- both in the studio and on the stage. Smiley's talents have been featured on every recording as guitarist, recording engineer, or both.

As a multi-instrumentalist duo, Garfield and Smiley layer their live performances with custom interactive electronics and lighting to build a cohesive show designed to seem beyond their capacity.


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