DEEKAST is a weekly conversational podcast hosted by St. Catharines music producer, DJ, designer & gaming enthusiast Derek Veenhof (@deekatello). A millennial counterculture movement discussing anything & everything: gaming, music, pop culture, history, politics, science, religion & philosophy and the nexuses where these worlds collide. Real recognize real. Brought to you by Psy Fly Entertainment & Shapestate Creative studios.


  • #85. Mick West

    #85. Mick West

    02/02/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    Mick West is a science writer, skeptical investigator, and retired video game programmer who co-founded Neversoft (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater). He is the creator of the websites Contrail Science and Metabunk, for which he investigates and debunks pseudoscientific claims such as chemtrails, UFOs, and conspiracy theories, and has appeared in various media as an expert analyst and science communicator. Mick hosts a podcast called 'Tales from The Rabbit Hole' and has a book out called 'Escaping the Rabbit Hole'. We discussed Covid19, the navy UFO videos, the general rise of conspiracy beliefs in 2020/2021. The capitol building insurrection, the Intellectual Dark Web's political shift, The concept of the Great Reset, Bill Gates, Social Media's Influence on conspiratorial beliefs, and more. --- Support this podcast:

  • #84. Frank Nitt (Frank n Dank)

    #84. Frank Nitt (Frank n Dank)

    25/01/2021 Duración: 45min

    Frank Nitt is a rap artist from Detroit Michigan who is 1/2 of the rap group Frank n Dank. Frank is a childhood friend and long time collaborator of J Dilla and is hosting the upcoming event DillaFest Digital on Feb 6th, 2021 commemorating the 20th anniversary of Welcome 2 Detroit (Dilla's first major album release). We discuss the history of Frank n Dank, Frank's story of meeting Dilla, the artist Amp Fiddler who originally introduced Dilla to the MPC as well as connecting him with Q-Tip. We uncover the true story behind the Frank n Dank album 48 hours, how a studio session with Dre influenced Dilla's decisions on samples vs instruments on the production of that album. Dilla's work ethic and creativity, and more. Follow @dillafest for all the updates for the event! Follow @franknitt on Instagram and Twitter --- Support this podcast:

  • #83. Covid19 amp Vaccines with Dr. Kevin Folta

    #83. Covid19 & Vaccines with Dr. Kevin Folta

    18/01/2021 Duración: 01h26min

    Dr. Kevin M. Folta is a professor of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. He has studied biology and agricultural biotechnology for over thirty years. He hosts the Talking Biotech Podcast which explores a variety of topics and promotes science communication.  In this episode we talk about Covid19, Viruses, Vaccines, and Public Health. We touch on topics like current case and death counts, the 6% myth, Comorbidities, dying 'with' and 'of' Covid19, PCR tests and thresholds, Dr. Kary Mullis, the origins of the Sars-Cov2 virus and why we know it was not made in a lab, the effectiveness and safety of Vaccines, vaccine distribution and logistics, MRNA, vaccine side-effects and their rarity, Vitamin D and why it probably doesn't prevent Covid19, misinfo and disinfo on Covid19, predictions for the end of Covid19, the concept of mandatory vaccinations, the efficacy and dangers of lockdowns, and why Bill Gates is the largest farm landowner in the USA, among other topics.   Yo

  • #82. Cooking with Dice Raw (The Roots)

    #82. Cooking with Dice Raw (The Roots)

    07/01/2021 Duración: 38min

    It's Dice Raw of the Legendary Roots Crew. Dice Raw is a Rapper, Songwriter, Playwright, and Producer from Philadelphia. You will know his voice from iconic verses and hooks on many Roots albums and songs such as Here I Come, Lighthouse and more. I caught up with Dice while he was cooking dinner. So you could say we 'chopped it up'. I asked Dice about his background, his musical influences and preferences, how big the song Here I Come was, who is really a Money Makin Jam Boy, how the Roots sessions go down, a funny Schooly D story, and his new comedy album available now called CANCELLED. RAW LIFE BLACK INK! --- Support this podcast:

  • #81. Perrier Rosewood

    #81. Perrier Rosewood

    14/12/2020 Duración: 01h16min

    Perrier Rosewood is a rap artist from Detroit, Michigan. On this episode we discuss Steve Harvey, what it's like growing up in Detroit, other detroit artists such as Big Sean, Earlly Mac, Dej Loaf, Danny Brown and others, Toronto music as seen from detroit, Canadians being nice, the history of the Detroit sound, Blade Icewood, and Cartier Buffs. Follow Perrier on Instagram, Twitter or Spotify! --- Support this podcast:

  • #80. Jesse Ingelevics (Alexisonfire)

    #80. Jesse Ingelevics (Alexisonfire)

    11/11/2020 Duración: 01h54s

    Jesse is the former drummer of Alexisonfire (first two albums 2001-2005) and my neighbour. We chat about his start in music, the bands success and sound, the Canadian and American music scenes, and more! --- Support this podcast:

  • #79. Dr. Channa Prakash (@AgBioWorld)

    #79. Dr. Channa Prakash (@AgBioWorld)

    08/10/2020 Duración: 48min

    Dr. Channa S. Prakash, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Tuskegee University (USA) where he has served on faculty since 1989, is professor of crop genetics, biotechnology. Dr. Prakash’s research expertise is on genetic improvement research on food crops of importance to developing countries. His lab was among the first to develop transgenic sweet potato and peanut plants and conduct pioneering genomic studies on the peanut.   We discussed Biotech broadly, food security in developing nations, the movie 'Percy', Trump's 2019 executive order on Biotech approval regulations,  Covid19 tests, Crispr technology, Science literacy and more!   Follow him on twitter @AgBioWorld! --- Support this podcast:

  • #78. @Juan_Public

    #78. @Juan_Public

    27/09/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    @Juan_Public is a man, from LA, who is interested in finances, the economy, politics, and current events. He has an interesting twitter feed and frequently interacts within the FINANCIAL TWITTER world. He has covered the Chinese Floods through the summer and really seems to have his finger on the pulse. We talk about the US elections, the China Floods, grifting on twitter, and other current events. Follow him on twitter! --- Support this podcast:

  • #77. Abhijit Chanda (The Rationable Podcast)

    #77. Abhijit Chanda (The Rationable Podcast)

    20/07/2020 Duración: 01h11min

    Abhijit Chanda is a skeptic blogger, podcaster and YouTuber based in India. He hosts the Rationable Podcast and the YouTube channel Rationable.   We discussed Covid19 in India, The 2013 murder of Indian skeptic and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. Godmen and faith healers in India such as Sathya Sai Baba and Ram Bahadur Bomjon (The Buddha Boy of Nepal), Breatharians, the religious makeup of India, the Caste system. We also touched scientific topics like can you boost your immune system, and do lockdowns hurt our immune system, detoxes, tumeric, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in India, the Keto diet and other fad diets, vitamins, and other topics. Visit Follow @berationable on Twitter Visit Rationable on YouTube (and subscribe!) --- Support this podcast:

  • #76. Newbie Comics amp Collectibles

    #76. Newbie Comics & Collectibles

    06/07/2020 Duración: 01h04min

    Joel from Newbie Comics & Collectibles joins me to discuss the rise of his new YouTube channel, all things comics, flipping stuff, and what's in store next for his channel. If you are into flipping, collecting, comics, or thinking of starting your own YouTube channel this one's for you. Subscribe to his YouTube channel! --- Support this podcast:

  • #75. Richard Saunders (SkepticZone.TV)

    #75. Richard Saunders (SkepticZone.TV)

    29/06/2020 Duración: 57min

    Richard Saunders is a skeptic and professional origamist from Australia and host of the Skeptic Zone podcast. The podcast can be found at www.SkepticZone.TV Richard and I discussed UFOs, the paranormal, 911 Truthers, Hypnosis, Uri Geller and spoon bending, Power Bands / Power Bracelets, Dr. Steven Greer's 2017 'Unacknowledged' Documentary among other topics. --- Support this podcast:

  • #74. Zain Velji Returns!

    #74. Zain Velji Returns!

    23/06/2020 Duración: 36min

    Zain Velji returns! We speak about Political Strategy broadly, Trump's Tulsa Oklahoma rally, voter suppression and voter fraud, Gerrymandering, Electoral Reform, 'Covid as Cloud Cover' for politicians, getting involved local and state politics in today's world, Biden's ultimate strategy for beating Trump in November and more.   Zain is a political strategist specializing in campaign strategy, grassroots advocacy and behavioural economics. Zain is the co-creator and host of the highly-rated political podcast, The Strategists which dissects the strategies of political campaigns, parties and governments. Zain brings more than a decade of public policy, political strategy and technology experience, while holding senior positions on several political campaigns in Canada and in the United States, while also working on the campaigns of Naheed Nenshi, the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns and the 2012 campaign of US Senator Elizabeth Warren.   The new podcast 'You the People' with a more US focused approach

  • #73. James Townsend of Crabrat

    #73. James Townsend of Crabrat

    29/05/2020 Duración: 41min

    My buddy James and I discuss his new EP with CRABRAT on all platforms now called The Cancer and the Plague. We also discuss how to handle friends and family who believe conspiracies, as well as touch on the unfolding protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd and Trump's battle with Twitter. Crabrat on Instagram: @thealmightycrabrat Crabrat on Spotify: --- Support this podcast:

  • #72. Jacob Martin (Grand amp Clover Cocktail Co.)

    #72. Jacob Martin (Grand & Clover Cocktail Co.)

    10/04/2020 Duración: 48min

    In this episode I caught up with a pal of mine from highschool Jacob Martin!  Jacob is the owner of Grand & Clover Cocktail Co. in Toronto and we had a chat about life under lockdown, entrepeneurship, and more!  Instagram: jacobmartin1st Website: --- Support this podcast:

  • Guest Appearance on Ezza Trips Balls #4

    Guest Appearance on Ezza Trips Balls #4

    28/03/2020 Duración: 01h21min

    My buddy, Niagara Recording artist 'Ezza' of the Choom Gang had me as a guest on his podcast 'Ezza Trips Balls'. We recorded this Wednesday afternoon so some of our discussion might be a bit behind the times as time moves at x10000 speed now. We discussed the C-virus for a good while and I offered some hopeful words of encouragement during these dark days. We also discussed the current season of Survivor and what I plan to do with my survivor pool winnings this season. CHECK US OUT! Subscribe to the channel on the YouTubes as well! STAY HOME, STAY SAFE! ✌️ --- Support this podcast:

  • #71. The Fitzgerald Neighbours (Caleb Ratzlaff amp Suzanne Veenstra)

    #71. The Fitzgerald Neighbours (Caleb Ratzlaff & Suzanne Veenstra)

    29/11/2019 Duración: 01h05min

    Welcome to The Fitz! In this episode I had Caleb and Suzanne over to the studio from The Fitzgerald Neighbours, a neighbourhood association that operates in mid-town St. Catharines. We spoke about community development, getting to know your neighbours, parks initiatives, community projects, homelessness, addiction, safe consumption sites and discarded needles, affordable housing, upcoming events in the neighbourhood and more. To learn more about the group check out their socials @fitzgeraldneighbours or the website below! --- Support this podcast:

  • #70. Awol The Barber (@waengang.weez)

    #70. Awol The Barber (@waengang.weez)

    29/09/2019 Duración: 59min

    My occasional barber, and recording artist Awol joined me to talk haircuts, the Halifax rap scene, nuclear power and more! We also review music from Austyn Davys, Sedd Miley, Supakaine, Lb Spiffy, and Joey Mayhem. @lb.spiffy @supakaine @seddmiley @austyndavys @joey_mayhem --- Support this podcast:

  • #69. Nick Carr

    #69. Nick Carr

    31/08/2019 Duración: 01h24min

    Today Nick and I spoke about a bad customer service experience I had at McDonalds, and what McDonalds has really done to their burgers to make them 'BETTER'. Also we speak on Kevin O'Leary's boat crash,  the local Homestead Donuts break-in, Trump pardoning aides who break the law to build the wall, whether Trump is a useful idiot or Russian agent, will Trump drop Fox News for OANN as his propaganda mouthpiece? White Supremacy and KKK membership in 2019, and do you need to be broke just to live in Ontario, Canada in 2019? Also we look up a local St. Catharines Neo-Nazi on Facebook who was just dropped from the People's Party of Canada, you won't be surprised by his musical interests. --- Support this podcast:

  • #68. Sean Vanderklis amp Karl Dockstader (One Dish One Mic Podcast)

    #68. Sean Vanderklis & Karl Dockstader (One Dish One Mic Podcast)

    19/08/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    Sean & Karl joined me in studio to discuss their podcast turned broadcast 'One Dish One Mic', indigenous issues in Canada, racism and anti-racism, the upcoming elections, and some current events. You can find these two thoughtful gentleman on their website/twitter below, or tune in to 610 CKTB Niagara every Sunday at noon to hear them broadcast live! @SeanVanderklis @KarlDockstader --- Support this podcast:

  • #67. Kyle Whittaker (Strange Pumpkin Mixes)

    #67. Kyle Whittaker (Strange Pumpkin Mixes)

    31/07/2019 Duración: 01h49min

    In this episode I interviewed my friend Kyle Whittaker who is an audio engineer and owner of Strange Pumpkin Mixes. We spoke about all things recording, mixing, and mastering. Kyle focusses mainly on mixing Hip-Hop these days so for any music heads, this one is for you. Warning: A lot of plugins are mentioned. -- Official Website --- Support this podcast:

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