The True Meaning of BSing

Sean K = me, Sean Kneese. I originally started this podcast as simply a space for traditional interviews with artists and other creative types. As I started bringing on increasing numbers of diverse guests, the show organically developed its own theme: I converse with people who think and live outside the box and are pursuing their creative and intellectual passions. They are non-conformists: people who go against the grain and follow their own path. I also like to provide a platform for opinions that aren't often heard in the mainstream media, and prefer to keep a conversational feel to my interviews. I enjoy talking to all different kinds of people from all walks of life and I hope that my podcast can show that we all have more in common than we think, even if it might not always seem that way on the surface.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Episode 58: Yasmine Mohammed: Ex-Muslim, Atheist, Author, Activist and Co-host of the Secular Jihadists Podcast






In this episode, Sean Kneese talks to Yasmine Mohammed: ex-Muslim, atheist, author, activist and co-host of The Secular Jihadists from the Middle East Podcast. Yasmine talks about her experience growing up in an isolated conservative Muslim community in Canada, being forced into a marriage with an Al-Quaeda operative as a young girl, and how she eventually left the islamic faith and the effect that had on her life.


Yasmine's website: http://www.confessionsofanexmuslim.com/
Secular Jihadists from the Middle East: https://secularjihadists.libsyn.com/

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Episode 57: Viviana Duncan: Spoken Word Poet and Founder/Host of Stark Reality Open Mic Night in NYC





In this episode, Sean Kneese interviews spoken word poet and founder/host of the Stark Reality Open Mic Night: Viviana Duncan. Viviana talks about how her family immigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina when she was 10 years old and how she developed a passion for writing and performing poetry as she learned English and "fell in love with the language". She talks about what being an American means to her and how freedom of expression is an important right to her. She also talks about her open mic night and how she got started with it, her experience performing her poetry, and reads one of her poems entitled "Beat" which deals with the topic of retirement and why she believes you should never retire if you are doing something you love. Other topics include the path of discovering yourself as an individual, what separates the artist from the rest of society and more. This interview was recorded at 353 Studios at 353 West 48th Street New York, New York where she holds her open mic night twice a month. Keep updated with future Stark Reality events here: https://www.meetup.com/poetry-370/?_cookie-check=JFgeKfYDFSpM1vFR