what is the podcast about?
The Dis-Connection podcast is about learning from other people's struggles and vicariously reconnecting with our inner selves.
We are extremely social animals. Sharing stories around campfires and engaging in communal hunts or gatherings cultivated our growth and relationships with one another. A sense of trust was built around these activities, but they happen in less frequency with the evolving culture we live in.
In an age of technology, we are increasingly connected to everything. We turn on our phones and text our friend, or open social media and see a cousin sharing pictures of their marriage or new born baby. Pictures, videos, and sound bites shared across thousands of miles all for our convenience of connectivity. But, humans don’t connect with phones or with intangible objects like a social media platform; we connect with the people on the other side. These connections are powerful and captivating, yet at times we feel there is something missing.
Regardless of where you’re from, what you do, or how old you are, we all want the same things. We want to feel appreciated. We want a sense of fulfillment. We want to create something new and share it with those around us. Everyone has a unique story, but the archetypes are the same. Life presents us with opportunities, some more than others, and it is our job to work with our surrounding environment to overcome what obstacles are presented.
Through the Dis-Connection podcast, a new age of campfire storytelling has begun. The mission is to dissolve the disconnection our culture faces. The stories and struggles shared from our guests are honest and real, providing insight into our own lives. It is through conversation that we can gain new outlooks on how to overcome our own obstacles.
Who are we?
Kyle R. Nielson is the Operations Manager for an insurance and logistics firm located at the heart of the diamond district in Manhattan. He is also a fulltime student with Arizona State University Online, where he will graduate from in the spring of 2019. He reads and writes in his free time.
Ben Haramaty is a young jew from New Jersey working as a recruiter by day, who thought podcasting would give him something to do in the evening, besides looking up deep cut Star Trek lore. He doesn't take himself too seriously, and writes about himself in the third-person. He hopes his curious view on the world leads to questions others like him may be wondering.
Ori Yekutiel is a professional drummer, video editor and the producer of the Dis-Connection Podcast. He is a recent graduate of William Paterson University, and works for a corporate-training media firm in New York City. He currently drums with 5 different bands in the greater NYC area, ranging in genres from rock to latin and funk.