Fishing Without Bait

It's about living a life without definitive expectations and learning to fish without bait.

About the show

A mindful exercise. A look at ourselves. We recommend rest and relaxation. One way you can do this is to take up fishing. And for a truly mindful experience, try fishing without bait.

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Episodes

  • Understanding our Languages and Choices | Episode 123

    January 8th, 2018  |  19 mins 53 secs
    choices, conversations, herd mentality, prison system, twitter

    Jim Eellermeyer discusses some of his ventures chatting with people on Twitter, adding depth to conversations and using our language,  predicting responses, the appreciation of where you are in your life, herd mentality and making “good” choices.  

  • Misunderstandings with Imam Hamza Perez | Episode 122

    January 2nd, 2018  |  23 mins 15 secs
    abracadabra, islam, jesus christ, jihad, pitbulls, prophet muhammad

    Jim Eellermeyer continues his discussion with Imam Hamza Perez as we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh as we discuss the common misconceptions of muslims and the religion of Islam.  We discuss the connections with Christianity, the true meaning of Jihad, the power of women scholars in Islam, the concept of covering everything from your body to items in the religion, and more.  

  • Getting to Know Imam Hamza Perez | Fishing Without Bait 121

    December 26th, 2017  |  20 mins 51 secs
    ego, islam, modeling behavior, prophet muhammad

    For the next few weeks, we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and have a chat with Imam Hamza Perez about his upbringing from Puerto Rico to Worcester, MA.  We discuss his experiences growing up with some hardships and how that applies to his youth services.  We discuss the examples that Prophet Muhammad​​​​​​​ sets for modeling behavior, and his conversion to Islam.   We look at the idea of a corrupted religion background, the ego, and how he keeps it in check. 

  • Anti New Year’s Resolutions | Episode 120

    December 18th, 2017  |  14 mins 24 secs
    decluttering, helper, joy, minimizing

    What happens to the digital us when you die?  James Ellermeyer and Michael Sorg have a fun and frank conversation about what happens  to our digital selves when we pass, storing your online media with archive.org, making sure these technologies are assistants instead of hindrances, our interest in looking back on the year, the idea of the anti New Year’s Resolution to push yourself further.  

  • Points of View With Krish Mohan | Episode 119

    December 12th, 2017  |  18 mins 16 secs
    diversion, fear, point of view

    We conclude our conversation with comedian and social vigilante Krish Mohan about battling hate, points of views, looking at issues from new angles,  learning the facts behind the issues against time to live life, and more! 

  • Challenging the Audience With Krish Mohan | Episode 118

    December 5th, 2017  |  18 mins 20 secs
    be the change, choices, fear, vocabulary

    Krish Mohan continues his conversation with us about his thoughts on using humor to deal with uncomfortable subjects, opening people to tough topics as we explore his comedy philosophy, developing his web series and his developing a way to communicate information, attacking those you disagree with, and “winning” arguments and debates.

  • Winning the Argument With Krish Mohan | Episode 117

    November 28th, 2017  |  21 mins
    bill o'reilly, comedy, compromise, debate, happiness, kris mohan, make haste slowly, paying attention, uncomfortable

    Krish Mohan continues his conversation with us about his thoughts on using humor to deal with uncomfortable subjects, opening people to tough topics as we explore his comedy philosophy, developing his web series and his developing a way to communicate information, attacking those you disagree with, and “winning” arguments and debates.

  • Discovering Comedy With Krish Mohan | Episode 116

    November 21st, 2017  |  19 mins 27 secs

    We get to know Krish Mohan about his comedy, moving from India  about his moral alignment,  how he developed into his rebellious thinking, the reaction to his comedy from his Indian community, setting expectations,  and his  need to do comedy and create.  

  • The Reality of Love With Joanna Lowe | Episode 115

    November 14th, 2017  |  13 mins 8 secs
    arrogance, daughter, divorce, love, self confidence, spoken word, theater, worth

    We conclude our discussion with Joanna Lowe about more of her music including “Love Song” looking at different takes on love and what it can do.  What is the message that she can send to her daughter in this day and age of helping young girls develop.  

  • Living Intentionally With Joanna Lowe | Episode 114

    November 7th, 2017  |  23 mins 2 secs
    arrogance, divorce, self confidence, spoken word, technicolor, theater, worth

    We continue our discussion with Joanna Lowe and growing out of her evolution into a performing artist and her experiences since.   She talks about her outlook on life after her experiences and living intentionally.  Joanna tells us about the meaning behind some of her poems on her album including “Mama’s Lullaby” discussing her transition being without her daughter after her divorce. 

  • Expectations and Social Media Health with Katie Dudas of The Scarehouse | Episode 113

    October 31st, 2017  |  18 mins 54 secs
    accomplishment, authentic self, fear, ghost hunting, make room for kids, social media

    Katie Dudas is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Scarehouse, and  joins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss managing expectations in the world of customer service and the paranormal. She discusses more of her experiences and the tools, including malevolent entities, responding to possible danger, we talk about what Katie does when she’s not working around scary things, and working around Social Media.

  • Fear of The Scarehouse with Katie Dudas | Episode 112

    October 24th, 2017  |  15 mins 28 secs
    acrophobia, acting, death, fear, halloween, pubic speaking, zombies

    Katie Dudas is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Scarehouse, andjoins Jim Ellermeyer to discuss fear around Halloween and haunted houses like the one she works with.   Katie discusses her experiences playing creepy dolls and zombies in her early days with the group.  She discusses overcoming her own fears in attempting to act, heights, and public speaking.  We also discuss a paranormal experience Katie had as a budding ghost hunter.  

  • Breaking Out With Joanna Lowe | Episode 111

    October 17th, 2017  |  23 mins 3 secs

    Joanna discusses moving to Pittsburgh and loving that feeling of sucking it up and making changes, self perception and confidence around theater, the therapy and worth that came from her music and theater work, and overcoming her fear in her first spoken word performance.  

  • Of Course I’m Right | Episode 110

    October 10th, 2017  |  11 mins 28 secs
    ego, fear, i am, i choose, indoctrination, intention, kindness, laverne and shirley, willful, willing
  • Spending Time with Liss Victory | Episode 109

    October 3rd, 2017  |  20 mins 15 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer is joined once again by singer/songwriter Liss Victory.  They duo talk about how they spend time, positive interactions, the buddhist concept of WOW: Wishing Others Well, 100 blessings, and dealing with bipolar disorder.

  • Stepping Up with Liss Victory | Episode 108

    September 26th, 2017  |  20 mins 42 secs

    Jim Ellermeyer is joined once again by singer/songwriter Liss Victory.  She talks about overcoming her fears to get on stage and be a performer and getting in front of the camera for That Broad Cast.  Liss also shares her motivation and life goals in “shooting for the stars” and achievable goals.