Dial It Back Or Die

Dial It Back Or Die

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I realize that for most of us it is extremely traumatic to fully grasp just how wrong this world has become. And that it is therefore much easier mentally and far more comforting psychologically to blame it all on the ‘Left’ or the ‘Right’. But th


45: Marshmallows & Dopamine
Dec 12 • 35 min
Hint: Choose the marshmallows. But wait.
44: Being of Two Minds
Nov 29 • 38 min
Or three or four or five. Depending how you count
43: Natural Moral Law
Nov 14 • 38 min
Didn’t think it existed, did you?
42: The Glue of Empire
Oct 31 • 38 min
Social harmony requires social glue.
41: Trust
Oct 17 • 39 min
That warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from being agreeable.
40: Herding Humans
Oct 5 • 39 min
There’s a good reason why there aren’t any wolverine armies
39: This Cambrian Moment
Sep 19 • 39 min
So different and so new.
38: The Hypersocial Animal
Sep 5 • 40 min
150 chimps board a plane in New York…
37; Intelligence
Aug 23 • 33 min
From poking for termites to flying past Pluto
36: Life Itself
Aug 8 • 43 min
Turns out that the replication of self-sustaining oxidation equations ain’t as easy as you thought.
35: The Universe
Jul 25 • 46 min
First, you start with 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000……000 atoms…
34: Non-Fake Science
Jul 11 • 37 min
Assuming that Truth exists…
33: Fake Science
Jun 21 • 37 min
Who or what can you believe these days?
32: Approaching the Cusp
May 20 • 50 min
Making the world worse by trying to make it better
31: Romance and Peace
May 20 • 45 min
We almost had it all…
30: Allons Enfants
May 10 • 36 min
Les matieres fecales hit the fan
29: The Head and the Heart
Apr 26 • 37 min
Wouldn’t it be nice if the two learned to cooperate?
28: American Exceptionalism
Apr 11 • 37 min
It turns out that we are different. Just maybe not like you thought.
27: Problems With The Logic
Mar 28 • 36 min
Just like the title says…
26: The Utility of Nations
Mar 15 • 36 min
Ever wonder where Economics came from?
25: Scientism
Feb 28 • 37 min
The march of pretend science.
24: Philosophes
Feb 14 • 36 min
I defend to your death my right to be a hedonist.
23: Gods and Parameters
Feb 2 • 34 min
Bound thoughts and an unbound Deity.
22: Sugar & Sex
Jan 19 • 44 min
Sex, drugs, and devil worship. Just what Martin Luther wanted!
21: Slippery Slopes
Jan 4 • 38 min
Unraveling always seems so easy at first.
20: Therefore I Am
Dec 20, 2018 • 34 min
The essentials of rational existence
19: The Reform(ul)ation
Dec 7, 2018 • 49 min
The mechanics of breaking something that wasn’t broke.
18: The Renaissance That Wasn’t
Nov 22, 2018 • 35 min
Guess what? It never happened.
17: The Way We Were
Nov 8, 2018 • 44 min
So why was Civilization so civilized?
16: That Lost Millennium
Oct 25, 2018 • 46 min
Where I go Medieval on you. But in a good way.
15: Sometime Around The Year Zero, Christianity
Oct 11, 2018 • 33 min
The fluke of a secret sauce which flavored the whole stew.
14: Sometime Around The Year Zero, Rome
Sep 27, 2018 • 34 min
Sandals, Swords, and Civic Virtue. How Rome actually pulled it all off
13: Sometime Around The Year Zero, Greece
Sep 13, 2018 • 34 min
The Greeks were indeed important. Just not as precursors to democracy.
12: Fake History
Aug 22, 2018 • 43 min
It’s been going on since before you were born.
11: Those Enlightenment Values
Aug 9, 2018 • 34 min
A short primer on ‘modern’ 18th Century thought.
10: So Why Am I Really Doing This?
Jul 25, 2018 • 34 min
The categorical imperative of podcasting
9: The Box That You Can’t Think Outside Of
Jul 11, 2018 • 34 min
One more attempt to illuminate the darkness of ideological blinders.
8: The March of Science
Jul 4, 2018 • 34 min
Turns out that 13th Century Franciscan monks created the modern world..
7: Is Everybody Happy?
Jun 22, 2018 • 34 min
If everything is so wonderful, why is everyone so miserable?
6: If We’re So Dumb, How Come We’re Rich?
Jun 9, 2018 • 34 min
Sometimes credit given is credit not due.
5: Benthamite Principles
May 16, 2018 • 39 min
Meet the founder of Liberal Democracy!
4: Dmitry
May 15, 2018 • 38 min
Sometimes the best way to understand our own Universe is to visit a parallel one.
3: Garbage In, Garbage Out
May 14, 2018 • 34 min
Why those foundational assumptions are so darn important.
2: Defining The Problem
May 10, 2018 • 39 min
Some important terms that you may not know the real meaning of.
1: Setting The Table
May 6, 2018 • 34 min
What is this about? Why am I doing it? Who am I?