Uncommon Sense: the This is True Podcast

Uncommon Sense: the This is True Podcast

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011: We Need Better Heroes
Dec 10 • 12 min
In This Episode: We get more of what we pay attention to. But some people — usually people with Uncommon Sense — aspire to something greater than the whims of the masses and can make a huge impact on the world. This episode looks at what we as a society…
010: “I Just Don’t Have Time”
Dec 3 • 12 min
In This Episode: “I just don’t have time” is the modern mantra. And I’m here to tell you why that’s total B.S. Because if you apply Uncommon Sense to the time problem, that turns out to not be the problem you think it is. Jump To… * Show Notes * How to…
009: The Headlines Lied
Nov 26 • 15 min
In This Episode: There’s a lot of talk about accuracy in the media these days, up to and including frequent accusations that the mainstream press publishes “fake news.” For the most part, I don’t think that’s true, but that doesn’t mean people who watch…
008: The Man with the Golden Arm
Nov 19 • 14 min
In This Episode: I had heard about the man I’m going to tell you about several times over the past several years, but I didn’t know the whole story of James Harrison, who has been called “The Man with the Golden Arm”. It’s a bit of a medical mystery and,…
007: A Second Opinion
Nov 12 • 23 min
In This Episode: A very different kind of episode: a story that’s not from the newsletter, but rather one that’s too long and complex to be shortened to 100ish words plus a pithy tagline. It’s an amazing story of hope and renewal, with a wild twist at the…
006: The X Factor
Nov 5 • 15 min
In This Episode: How two men 70 years apart inspired others to change the world in a massive display of Uncommon Sense. Jump To… * Show Notes * How to Subscribe * How to Comment * Episode Transcript * List of All Episodes Show Notes * An article about the…
005: The Last Stroke of Midnight
Oct 29 • 7 min
In This Episode: Feel-good stories can go viral online. I’m going to tell you one of those stories using the Uncommon Sense filter to see what we can take away for the longer term, after the viral story is forgotten. Jump To… * Show Notes * How to…
004: Full Circle
Oct 22 • 14 min
In This Episode: When sizing up someone in a modest profession, don’t make the mistake of thinking the job title defines the person or their abilities. They might just surprise you with an overabundance of Uncommon Sense. Jump To… * Show Notes * How to…
003: Cassini: The Bigger Picture
Oct 15 • 25 min
In This Episode: From California, where I came to see and reflect on the End of Mission for the Cassini spacecraft — its so-called Grand Finale. This isn’t about the mission per se, but rather the thinking behind it, how that fits into True’s mission, and…
002: Reverberating for Decades
Oct 8 • 8 min
In This Episode: If there’s any profession the public deals with on a regular basis that’s bound by rules and protocols it’s medicine. In life or death situations, scrutiny is high, and professionals — particularly in the United States — know that…
001: The Best of Humanity
Oct 1 • 13 min
In This Episode: While the stories in This is True usually point out the pitfalls of not thinking, the Honorary Unsubscribe holds up the best of humanity, which often means someone who exhibited Uncommon Sense on a regular basis. This episode not only…
0: Relaunch Introduction
Sep 29 • 3 min
In This Episode: Uncommon Sense relaunches this week with a slight change of focus. Jump To… * Show Notes * How to Subscribe * How to Comment * Episode Transcript * List of All Episodes Show Notes * A quick four-minute intro on how the Uncommon Sense…
013: How ADD Made TRUE Possible
Oct 5, 2017 • 36 min
In This Episode: Society seems to think ADD/ADHD is some sort of curse. Yet when properly managed, it provides “superpowers” that are an absolute gift. Randy and a special guest — his high performance coach (who specializes in entrepreneurs with ADD/ADHD)…