Insights Into Teens: Episode 65 “Food and Cooking”

This week we take a look at some of the nutritional requirements of teens. We’ll look at what teens should be eating for healthy growth and some of the more obscure things to avoid as well. Then we’ll talk about the importance of the Family Dinner. The benefits go well beyond the nutritional intake and can help emotionally and intellectually and play a major role in a teen’s personal growth.

In our last segment we’ll talk about the benefits of getting teens into the kitchen and involved in cooking. It provides an opportunity for quality time, teaches self reliance and can build self confidence. We’ll also talk about some of the things that Madison likes to cook and show her in action making two different meals.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 65 “Skywalker in the Shadows”

Disney is bringing back The Wonderful World of Disney Movie Night with a few modern classics. The Haunted Mansion is getting it’s own board game in October. And Pixar is cooking up some fun with their popular animated characters for the kids, all this week on Disney Detective.

Star Wars Insights takes a look at the reports of Taika Waititi helming a forthcoming Star Wars movie And Lego Star Wars returns with The Skywalker Saga featuring some original actors voices and some never before revealed secrets of some of the lesser known characters from the Star Wars Universe.

In Entertainment News Oscar Nominated projects are being banned from Emmy Competition signaling even more mixed reaction to streaming media’s rapid rise to dominance in the entertainment industry. Tribeca Enterprises is partnering with IMAX and AT&T to revitalize a popular form of entertainment venue. And Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill is taking on a dark role in What We Do in the Shadows.

Then we’ll wrap the show with a couple of fresh Insightful Picks of the Week.

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Insights Into Tomorrow: Episode 5 “SETI”

What is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, when did it start, is it worth what it costs and what happens if we find something?

We’ll investigate these questions in this edition of the podcast while also looking at a history of SETI, radio astronomy and how academics, enthusiasts and the cold war drive America’s efforts with SETI. We’ll ponder the philosophical question of whether there is intelligent life in the universe and we’ll talk about the Drake Equation and how many of it’s guesswork variables are quickly forming up to be factual estimates based on current findings in our understanding of the universe.

We will also take a look at the costs of SETI, it’s research and the bureaucracy that it depends on. We’ll explore the benefits that we’ve seen from the efforts of people like Carl Sagan and Paul Alan to deepen our understanding of life in the universe. And we’ll ask you the audience to decide if the investments have been worth the benefits.

In our final segment we’ll talk about the various scenarios facing the human race should we encounter other intelligent life. We’ll it be a peaceful and beneficial first contact like that depicted on Star Trek. Or do we face an apocalyptic Independence Day style catastrophic first contact? Are we as a civilization even ready for first contact and what impact could it have on us as a species?

We’ll explore all this and more on this episode of Insights Into Tomorrow!

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 64 “Q&A Series: Food, Possessions and Money”

In this weeks question and answer session we take a look at food, possessions and money. We ask Madison about her favorite foods, favorite desserts, what a typical school lunch entails, what her favorite restaurants are and more.

In our possessions segment we’ll find out where Madison typically shops for close, what her style and clothing preferences are, we’ll talk about her favorite toys, how neat she keeps her room and some other philosophical questions.

In our money segment we talk about how Madison likes to spend and/or save her money. We’ll also throw a few scenarios at her about how she’d spend money under some theoretical circumstances.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 64 “Rise of the Recipes”

Will Disney save the NBA season and host the teams at Disney’s Wide World of Sports? Disney and other Florida theme parks are working to develop a protocol to safely reopen when they are given the green light. To help us through another week of quarantine Disney is bringing back The Disney Family Singalong, this time Volume II.

May the 4th be with you as Disney brings Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker to Disney + on Star Wars Day! Even with the parks closed you might be lucky enough to spot Galaxy’s edge branded Coke products in their distinctive containers at a store near you. Or you can make your own blue milk and green milk with this weeks make at home recipes to capture the Disney spirit.

Regal and AMC declare war on Universal for their stated intent to now release movies both in theaters and on streaming, threatening an already precarious theater industry. The Oscars take Covid into consideration and will allow streaming movies to be eligible for awards for this year only.

As always we’ll wrap the show with our Insightful Picks of the Week!

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 63 “Future Goals”

This week we take a look at some common goals that teens have for the near and long term future. We’ll examine which short term goals are worth exploring and the benefits they offer. We will also look at how to tackle the bigger long term goals and why you want to start making plans in advance for them in order to make them more obtainable.

We will then explore hints and advice on how parents, guardians, friends and loved ones can help their teen to achieve these goals. We’ll look at how important it is for teens to pursue goals that are relevant to themselves and not necessarily pursue goals based on other peoples desires. We will also look at how we can help teens achieve their goals and stay on the path to success in the long run.

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