Experts Wanted for 2014 Interviews on New Subjects

Just a heads up and I will re-post this in January when we open up bookings again.  On that note right now we are not taking guest applications as we are booked into February.  Once we go that far out we stop taking apps and wait a while.  But on January 1st we will re-open the application.

I would like to get some folks on about subjects we have not covered in the past.  Don’t let the word expert intimidate you if you know about any of this stuff by the way.  An expert in my eyes can have a 60 minute fun conversation about a topic they are well informed about.  If that is you submit yourself.  Here are some subjects I want to cover in 2014.

  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Earth Contact Home Construction (yes I know Paul Wheaton and WOFATI, he has an open door guys, I want other views too)
  • Living Off Grid in Hot Climates
  • Creating Herbal Preparations (I do a lot on herbs but would love someone who can go in depth on a few preparations, their uses, etc)
  • Cheese Making

By the 1st I will think of more but this should get the community juices flowing.

How You Can Help

  1. Absolutely DO tell me other niches, skills, topics to add to this list especially ones we have not covered much.
  2. Absolutely DON’T say, ______ would be great for that topic.  Please if you know someone go tell them about us and send them the link to our guest form.

The reason for two is simple, I CAN NOT explain why, I really can’t but when a guest comes from an audience referral vs. our solicitation IT IS ALWAYS and I MEAN ALWAYS a better interview.  If you doubt me the following regulars came to us that way,

  • Chef Keith Snow
  • Steven Harris
  • Doc Bones and Nurse Amy

Now there are times when I reach out to someone it is usually a coincidence that leads me to them, two examples were Gary Collins and the great Paul Wheaton, so I will continue to “recruit”, I am just asking you guys to do it as well.

I think it works like this, I go hey I am Jack, I have a show, yadda yadda yadda, a bunch of people listen, etc.  If they say yes they are motivated mostly by exposure.

A listener says hey ______ I love what you do and have been following you for a long time, I also really like this guy Jack Spirko.  He has a show called The Survival Podcast and I would love to hear you on it.  You can ask to be a guest at this link , please consider coming on Jack’s show.  He is very welcoming to new guests and I and others would love to hear you and Jack discuss _______.

Now think about that from the guest’s perspective.

Anyway if you or someone you know can discuss any of the above topics for about an hour please fill out or send them the link to the form in January.  Or if you have any topics you want us to add to the list let us know.

This is an effort to broaden our topics in 2014 and continue to make the show more valuable for all of you guys.

11 Responses to Experts Wanted for 2014 Interviews on New Subjects

  1. Hi Jack,

    I would like to hear a show about site selection, i.e. how to choose land.

    I am somewhat new to your show and very new to the MSB (thanks for the sale). If there has been sufficient coverage on this topic can you point me to the Episode #’s?


    • RationalHusker

      @ Sean,

      Try Episodes 1111 and 342, which feature selecting and evaluating property. I know there were others…one was specific to bug-out properties. These two are more for homesteading/permaculture purposes.


  2. Danny G. Kezar

    I’m not an expert but i have a growing interest in the industrial applications of hemp. I’m continuing research on a lot of the specific but there is rumored to be nearly 25,000 uses for hemp. May be a cool topic?

  3. Blacksmithing

  4. I sent Nicole Foss from a link to your guest sign up page but of course it’s closed down for now, hopefully she’ll try again after the New Year.

    You both are doing your best to help people prepare for what’s coming, your messages and most of your conclusions are similar (permaculture, low carb/paleo, prepping, homesteading to some extent) but your backgrounds are totally different.

    When she talks about government being too big it’s not from a libertarian perspective but more like physics (anyone interested can read the heady Fractal Adaptive Cycles in Natural and Human Systems here:

    Looking forward to that interview!

  5. Frank AKA Lucid

    I’ve spammed John Ross of the famous gun law book “Unintended Consequences” and JJ Luna of the famous privacy book “How to Be Invisible”
    I’m going to put myself froward on “the survival scene in Australia (including gun laws”, “EMP, what it is and how to defend against it(and solar coronal mass ejections)” and “the motobike as a BOV”.

  6. Frank AKA Lucid

    I’ve just been to the guest page and it’s closed. Does this mean Jack has enough voices or has he forgotten to open it?

    • Modern Survival

      First paragraph of the post above

      Just a heads up and I will re-post this in January when we open up bookings again. On that note right now we are not taking guest applications as we are booked into February. Once we go that far out we stop taking apps and wait a while. But on January 1st we will re-open the application.

      So um, yea, um yea, LOL

  7. As far as subjects, how about one on allergies and how to make your own remedies for.
    In our household we currently have a bad case of cedar fever.
    As news now includes the daily pollen count and I know of many that suffer from various allergies, it would be a great show topic.

  8. How about a shown on dealing with Cabin Fever (aka sheltering in place)?