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The Rational Ape, a philosophy podcast where everything can be talked about rationally.


Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)
Jan 7 • 12 min
Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts or objective thinking. The internet just took his word for it. Just search “reasoning from first…
Positive Thinking is a Waste of Time
Jan 3 • 13 min
Why the law of attraction doesn’t work and is a waste of time. Why pathological positive thinking will just make things worse. And how to deal with negativity. In this episode of The Rational Ape, I want to talk about positive thinking and why…
KILL ALL HUMANS! The Anti-Human Mindset of Environmentalists
Dec 24, 2018 • 14 min
A recent New York Times opinion piece entitled: Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy? concluded that the extinction of humanity would be a good thing. This is piece is not satire. Would human extinction be a tragedy? Why environmentalism is anti-human? My…
Improve Yourself With Reason And Philosophy
Dec 17, 2018 • 12 min
How to improve yourself using critical thinking, reason and philosophy. Why there’s no self-development without reason. And why the 11 billion dollar self-help industry won’t and can’t help you. Looking to self-improve? In this episode of The Rational…
What Is Conservatism?
Dec 10, 2018 • 15 min
In a post-Trump world, being a conservative is equated to being a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic, backwards person. Conservatism has a negative connotation to a lot of people. But is it? What does it mean to be a conservative? Are you…
How To Think For Yourself
Dec 3, 2018 • 15 min
How you’re manipulated. Strengthening the fence of The Garden of Reason. Thinking independently. And the laws governing independent rational thoughts. This is The Rational Ape.
Fat Shaming Is Dangerous
Nov 26, 2018 • 13 min
Fat this, fat that! Should you tell fat people that they’re fat? More importantly, is telling fat people that they’re fat, fat shaming? Fat shaming is dangerous, but not for the reasons you think. This is The Rational Ape.
The Garden of Reason
Nov 19, 2018 • 15 min
The Garden of Reason. Learning how to live life well. Protecting mind and structuring your mental universe. This is The Rational Ape.
Axiom No.1: Existence Exists
Nov 12, 2018 • 10 min
The basis of everything. Existence exists. And you know it. This is The Rational Ape
Language’s Role In Reason
Nov 5, 2018 • 15 min
Words have meaning. Accurate language leads to accurate thoughts. Why you should be aware of your language. And how your mind is controlled. This is The Rational Ape.
A Vow To Reason: The Rational Ape Premier Episode
Oct 29, 2018 • 12 min
We are (once again) changing the name and branding of our podcast from The Last Heretik to The Rational Ape. We have outgrown our previous show and thus necessary changes must be made… I vow to reason, to truth, and everything that is good. Logic. Reason.…
What Is Racism?
Oct 22, 2018 • 12 min
What is racism? Who are the real racist? Let reason be our guide. And a special announcement for the show.
Crazy Times And The Death of Religion
Oct 15, 2018 • 16 min
The world has gone crazy! Doing good vs feeling good. And why I was wrong about religion.
Justice And Our Notion of Fairness
Oct 8, 2018 • 13 min
The court of public opinions. Why accusations should be proven. The virtue of justice and our notion of fairness. Jurisprudence. And some updates to the ongoing changes to our show.
Politics Is A Distraction
Oct 1, 2018 • 16 min
Jordan Peterson was right, politics is a distraction. Reason is the way to address world problems. Philosophy and psychology are important. And some changes to the show.
My Sh*thole Experience (Rebroadcast)
Sep 24, 2018 • 18 min
Trump says Haiti is a sh*thole, the internet goes insane calling Trump a racist bigot. I lived in Haiti and have significant experiences in the third worlds. So here’s a perspective from someone who really knows what shi*thole countries are all about.
Fat Positive Has No Respect For The Healthy (Rebroadcast)
Sep 17, 2018 • 12 min
The Fat Acceptance Movement has no respect for the hard work that it takes to keep oneself fit and healthy. To portray unhealth as positive then demand acceptance for that which is undesireable is the height of unreason. This must be called out for what…
Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)
Sep 10, 2018 • 12 min
Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts or objective thinking. The internet just took his word for it. Just search “reasoning from first…
Fact vs Evidence. Knowing vs Believing. EXPLAINED (Rebroadcast)
Sep 3, 2018 • 18 min
Aiming for the truth in a postmodern world is like aiming at a moving target, standing on a boat on a stormy sea. We have information, yes. But weather that information is valid or true, is a totally different question. When we say true, what do we mean?…
Dangers of Forgetting Principles
Aug 27, 2018 • 9 min
What is a principle? How is principle destroyed in the political spectrum and how the powers that be manufacture your consent to destroy your principles. In this episode, let’s explore the topic of the dangers of forgetting principles. SUBSCRIBE:…
Why It’s Not You, It’s Them!
Aug 20, 2018 • 18 min
If you’ve ever tried to fix yourself but no matter what you do it seems that there’s always a problem with you. You’ve changed. You’ve overhauled your self, still there’s something wrong. Maybe, just maybe, there’s nothing wrong with you. Because it’s…
The Inevitable Happened!
Aug 13, 2018 • 11 min
You may or may not like Alex Jones, but the inevitable banning of Alex Jones from the big tech platforms sets precedent for banning bigger channels that oppose the mainstream narrative. “Hate speech” is a weapon that will be used against anyone who would…
Leftism: A Threat To Humanity
Aug 6, 2018 • 21 min
Leftism is a secular religion that has no absolute moral standards. To understand leftism it’s important to first differentiate leftism from liberalism and libertarianism. These three vastly different concepts are often times used interchangeably. This…
Trump’s Real Legacy
Jul 30, 2018 • 11 min
Before Donald Trump’s presidency is over, I would like to talk to you about his real legacy not only to the US but also to the rest of the world. With the negative attitude towards Trump, I would like to preempt the devaluing and mischaracterization of…
The Mind’s Worst Disease
Jul 23, 2018 • 10 min
If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between “for” and “against” is the mind’s worst disease says the Zen master Sent-t’san in 600-700 CE. What could this mean? Eastern philosophy sounds impractical and…
I Just Had A Realization!
Jul 16, 2018 • 13 min
I had a realization about the elites, the 1%, and the 1st worlders. I don’t know what to do about it. It explains a lot why this segment of humanity behaves the way they behave and why odd things in politics happen. You know what they say, hard times…
A Need For “God?”
Jul 9, 2018 • 16 min
Is there a need for gods or a god? More accurately, is there a need for a transcendental reality or transcendental ideals; a reality or ideals that is more than just mere existence. It’s odd that removing god and the worship of god from people doesn’t…
Eastern vs Western Philosophy
Jul 2, 2018 • 15 min
The East and The West took different approaches to gaining knowledge and understanding reality. Lately, I find myself going through my Eastern philosophy studies in order to make sense of the chaos around us. I find that Western philosophy (sharp and…
US Citizenship FOR SALE! $30,000!
Jun 25, 2018 • 15 min
Conversations about immigration in The West has devolved into hysteria and derangement. No rational conversation is possible for whites, lest they be called racists or xenophobes. So it’s time I weigh in on the topic of immigration as an immigrant in The…
I Ate 1 Meal A Day For 3 Years, This Is What Happened…
Jun 18, 2018 • 17 min
At the time of this writing, I’ve been eating 1 meal a day for 3 years. I discovered that the conventional wisdom of eating 3 meals a day is unnecessary, almost decadent especially for people whose activity is mostly comprised of short walks, a lot of…
See Your Inner World
Jun 11, 2018 • 11 min
There’s a big difference between the external world (objective reality, the realm of forms) and the internal world—which have been called in many different ways, the mind, the self among others. Why is this important? In postmodern world where people…
Is This The End?
Jun 4, 2018 • 15 min
The Arrest of Tommy Robinson marks the end of The West as we know it. If Western nations continue on this path, this marks the beginning of the odd and slow demise of The West. I hope I’m wrong. First it’s in the UK, then it will spread through Europe.…
Reasoning From First Principles
May 28, 2018 • 12 min
Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts or objective thinking. The internet just took his word for it. Just search “reasoning from first…
Who is Richard Boom?
May 21, 2018 • 16 min
Saying things that people generally don’t want to hear includes consequences like being doxed, censored, business taken away, opportunities lost, or worst physically harmed. The so called left has morphed into this dangerous entity. I used to hide from it…
3 Reasons Why You Should Give a F*ck About Politics
May 14, 2018 • 17 min
When it comes to politics and the normal person I see no f*cks given, for the most part. Politics seems like this toxic brew that people try to avoid at all costs, even at the cost of their freedoms and ultimately their lives. If it was up to me, I would…
Fact vs Evidence. Knowing vs Believing. EXPLAINED
May 7, 2018 • 18 min
Aiming for the truth in a postmodern world is like aiming at a moving target, standing on a boat on a stormy sea. We have information, yes. But weather that information is valid or true, is a totally different question. When we say true, what do we mean?…
BEWARE! FAKE ALT-MEDIA!
Apr 30, 2018 • 12 min
What is to stop the powers that be from corrupting and coopting the alt-media as part of their disinformation propaganda machine?
FAKE Political Spectrum REVEALED!
Apr 23, 2018 • 14 min
When we say “spectrum” what we mean is: you have two extremes and between these two extremes are gradations of the extremes i.e. varying degrees or versions of the extremes. That means that there should be a large enough difference between the two…
Till We Say Hello Again
Feb 18, 2018 • 4 min
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Should I Give Up?
Feb 12, 2018 • 14 min
It’s so hard to talk about issues that must be taken seriously, especially if it requires intellectual integrity and critical thinking. People in general are separated into two strains of politics: the political left and the political right. But they fail…
Fat Positive Has No Respect For The Healthy
Feb 5, 2018 • 12 min
The Fat Acceptance Movement has no respect for the hard work that it takes to keep oneself fit and healthy. To portray unhealth as positive then demand acceptance for that which is undesireable is the height of unreason. This must be called out for what…
A Rant About Liberal Insanity
Jan 29, 2018 • 15 min
I’m not sure what I’m missing here, it seems that enlightenment standards of consistency, non-contradiction, and logic are not upheld as standards anymore. We should think critically and discuss this topic before it’s too late. Either I’ve gone insane or…
My Sh*thole Experience
Jan 22, 2018 • 18 min
Trump says Haiti is a sh*thole, the internet goes insane calling Trump a racist bigot. I lived in Haiti and have significant experiences in the third worlds. So here’s a perspective from someone who really knows what shi*thole countries are all about.
Toxic Feelings Will Destroy Us All!
Jan 15, 2018 • 11 min
The problem lies not on people’s inability for critical thought but people mistaking feeling for thinking. Feeling is easy, no effort is required to feel. Controlling those primal urges is harder. It requires a high degree of self-awareness and mental…
How To Solve Your Problems
Jan 8, 2018 • 12 min
When you worry or get stressed because of your problems, it simply means that you haven’t figured out the solution to your problem. The question is how do you find solutions to your problems? Listen to find out! Visit: thelastheretik.com
Generation Snowflake Will Destroy The World!
Jan 1, 2018 • 10 min
Puppy rooms to relieve stress, Play-Dohs, coloring books, and safe spaces… these are not for toddlers but for college students in universities. We’re creating generation snowflake, people who can’t deal with negative emotions and things that go against…
Bitcoin Pump & Dump: An Adult Talk About Cryptocurrencies
Dec 25, 2017 • 32 min
With the rise in price of bitcoin in a market driven by sentiment, it’s hard to find anyone to talk to not clouded by greed or fear of missing out. What are the dangers of getting into a volatile fast moving cryptocurrency market? How do you navigate this…
The Weapon Against Lies
Dec 18, 2017 • 23 min
In a time of chaos, in a world ripe with propaganda and fake news, in a society plagued by false prophets and sophist, how to do you protect yourself? How do you know who to believe, what to believe? How do you cut through the lies? Mentioned in this…
Why There’s Inequality And It’s Not What You Think
Dec 11, 2017 • 14 min
Here’s why there’s inequality in the world, but it’s not what you think. This is something that the mainstream won’t talk about. Something that society at large would not admit, people would prefer the narrative fed to them. It’s more comforting to blame…
Political Atheism
Dec 3, 2017 • 20 min
I don’t bow to political gods nor do I use politics as my religion. I don’t use politics as a substitute for my identity nor do I use politics to show how good I am or display my virtues to the world. I don’t believe in politics that way. I’m a political…
Meaning And Reason
Nov 27, 2017 • 9 min
“In the long run, we’ll all be dead.” Said John Maynard Keynes. A lot of people would quote him and proclaim the meaninglessness of life and glorify nihilism. They use mortality as an excuse for living a life without a purpose, they use it as an excuse to…
This Is Important!
Nov 20, 2017 • 16 min
When the premises don’t match reality, you must examine the premises; in this case you must also examine the people that are providing you with the narrative and the information. “The powers that be” not only got so many things wrong, but has created…
Who is John Galt?
Nov 13, 2017 • 15 min
Irrationality is rife and it rules the world. It’s the mainstream. It’s the society. It’s your colleagues. It’s your neighbor. How do you escape a world that’s on a mission to destroy itself and everything in it? I don’t mind ignorance it could be fixed,…
Radical Islamic Terrorism, Say It!
Nov 6, 2017 • 14 min
Goddamnit! For Allah’s Sake! Jessus Chrrriiiist! Say it! Say it! It’s unfortunate the it starts to look comical when you see pundits on the right force leftists to say “radical Islamic terrorism.” I agree with them we must label and assign a word for…
Resisting Propaganda
Oct 30, 2017 • 15 min
After a year of fake news against Trump, the endless Russia Gate propaganda peddling is coming to a very amusing conclusion. The Steele Dossier (a.k.a. Trump-Russia Collusion Dossier) was apparently initially funded by a Republican, then the DNC and the…
The 3 Rules Of A Coherent Thought
Oct 23, 2017 • 22 min
In a world where fake news and confusion of facts is running amok, it’s important to have standards on which one could lean upon in order to formulate coherent thoughts. In this episode lies the rules on which I depend on and I adhere to in order to have…
The Russians Did It!
Oct 16, 2017 • 15 min
First, it was Russia hacked the election. Then it was Russia hacked the election but “not in the traditional sense.” Then it was Russia interfered with the election. When that didn’t work, it was Russia influenced the election. That lost steam as well, so…
A Heretic’s Guide To Society
Oct 9, 2017 • 23 min
Welcome to the debut episode of our rebranded show, The Last Heretik! I was recently in LA and the revelations I had is quite interesting… Political correctness, leftist propaganda, and Trump hysteria has made it impossible to have a proper civilized…
The Last Heretik: INPOTM Rebranding
Sep 8, 2017 • 6 min
We’re rebranding I’m Not Part of This Madness (INPOTM). The new name of our show will be The Last Heretik, which I think fits what we’re doing and the topics of our podcasts much better. The YouTube channel will change and the podcasts in iTunes will be…
The Illusion of Equality
Sep 4, 2017 • 23 min
Equality, the notion that everybody is born equal is preposterous and dangerous to society. People are not born equal, some people are born more talented than others, some people are more beautiful than others, some are born taller than others etc. Our…
Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia, & The Middle East: US Empire Won’t Leave The World Alone
Aug 30, 2017 • 24 min
UPDATE: This episode was removed by YouTube! But that’s okay. You know that you’re on the right path when YouTube removes/censors a video/podcast that is well-reasoned. Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia, Iraq, Iran, The Middle East for that matter! The US…
Prisoners of Language: Charlottesville Protest Aftermath
Aug 28, 2017 • 28 min
I will not bore you with the details of what happened in the Charlottesville Unite The Right Protest; that is relegated to others who covered this event wall to wall. In this episode we’ll have a discussion of how language is used to manipulate you and to…
POLEMIC: Borders, Cultures, Diversity, & Multi-Culturalism
Aug 21, 2017 • 17 min
For this episode I decided to do something different. Instead of pre-meditating and listing down my thoughts in the form of show notes, I’ll be talking about and trying to figure out my thoughts on immigration, borders, cultures, and multi-culturalism. In…
Breakfast, NOT The Most Important Meal of The Day
Aug 14, 2017 • 13 min
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a myth, a product of clever marketing sell more breakfast cereals. US 2017 ready-to-eat cereal sales: private label $656.7 million. General Mills $496.6 million. This myth came from a 1944 marketing…
ON MONEY PART 2: How Money is Created
Aug 9, 2017 • 21 min
Ask people to explain the process of how money is created, you’ll be surprised to the degree to which very few really understands how money is created. In this 2nd installment of INPOTM Money series, I will explain how money is created in modern economies…
ON MONEY PART 1: Is Money Evil?
Aug 7, 2017 • 20 min
People don’t understand money, not because it’s complicated, in fact money is simple and easy. People don’t understand money because they pile up so many concepts, beliefs, and subjective feelings over money that the real meaning of money gets obscured.…
Why Be Rational?
Jul 31, 2017 • 21 min
All living organisms depend upon their ability to perceive reality as accurately as possible in order to survive. Animals in the wild that misjudge or make an inaccurate assessment of their reality gets eaten. A monkey that perceives a log floating in the…
The Age Of Madness: Rant About A World That Has Gone Insane
Jul 24, 2017 • 14 min
I don’t know how it came about this over focus on feelings. That everything is feelings-based, that everything is relative (and therefore, there is no truth). Political discourse has devolved into who’s the oppressed and who’s the oppressor. Political…
Gods of The Atheists
Jul 17, 2017 • 22 min
Self-identified atheists tend to be aligned with the Democratic Party and with political liberalism. 69% of atheists identify as Democrats (or lean in that direction), and a majority (56%) call themselves political liberals (compared with just one-in-ten…
GMOs: A Dose of Reality
Jul 10, 2017 • 33 min
The debate about GMOs have been needlessly emotionalized and politicized. Now we can’t have any reasonable conversation about genetic technology applied on food. In 2015 US organic sales reached $43.3 billion. There are 40+ pesticides that are “approved”…
Genders: What They Won’t Say
Jul 3, 2017 • 19 min
In 19 June 2017 Bill C-16 (An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code) became Canadian law. In a nutshell it criminalizes non-acceptance and speaking against the gender theory. In the US Facebook identified 51 different gender…
Health & Fitness Experts Are Making You Fat: 6 Meals a Day
Jun 26, 2017 • 25 min
In 2015 the global market size of health clubs were at $81.2 billion. The market size for dietary supplement market is projected to reach $278.02 by 2024. Obesity’s economic cost is estimated at $147-$210 billion per year. US healthcare industry’s is…
Islamic Terrorism: What They Won’t Say
Jun 17, 2017 • 17 min
It’s disturbing that people and their leaders refuse to say Islamic terrorism whenever there is an act of terror that is Islamic in nature and is committed by a Muslim. Why do we refuse to label the problem with its proper name? In this episode we’ll…
What is The Truth?
Jun 4, 2017 • 24 min
A lot of people give a lot of weight on “the truth.” People seek it and die for it. But how many people ever gave a careful thought about the truth? Or probed into the essence of truth. What is the truth? In this episode, we’re going to probe deeper into…
The Podcast of Thinkers
Jun 3, 2017 • 22 min
Let’s talk about what this podcasts is all about. The intention of this show is to spread the critical thinking, reason, self-analysis, and truth. It’s only through these principles that we can avoid the madness of the world. Without any principles,…
This Podcast is For You
Jun 3, 2017 • 13 min
This is the premier episode of I’m Not Part of This Madness (INPOTM). Welcome! In this episode, we’ll talk about who this podcast is for. No doubt, that if you’ve found your way here this is for you but I still want to talk to you about the backstory of…