The Dialogues

The Dialogues
The Dialogues podcast features anyone who has a powerful story to tell, a great idea to share, or simply a wide range of knowledge and experience.
22 | A History of Religion & Spirituality with Ken Keach pt. 4 | Evolution of Religion
Feb 1 • 63 min
Welcome back to this special series of the Dialogues podcast, where Ken Keach and I explore the History of Religion and Spirituality. In part 4, Ken and I discuss the evolution of religion.
21 | Philosophy from a Selo by the Sea, with Martin Erlic
Jan 18 • 100 min
While we all have our attention on multinational corporations, there are millions of almost invisible individuals making some truly great products, services, and companies. Maybe we should be paying more attention to them…
20 | “Until the cows come home” and wisdom from the farm, with Terrance Layhew
Jan 4 • 56 min
What does “Organic” really mean? Should we care about where our food comes from and how it is grown? And is my guest, Terrance Layhew, the most charming man in the Midwest? Find out these answers and more in this episode of The Dialogues.
19 | A History of Religion & Spirituality with Ken Keach pt. 3 | Comparative Religion
Dec 28, 2018 • 32 min
Welcome back to this special series of the Dialogues podcast, where Ken Keach and I explore the History of Religion and Spirituality. In part 3, Ken and I discuss comparative religion and hamburgers around the world.
18 | Cracking the code of life, SEO, and Google, with Matt Diggity
Dec 21, 2018 • 57 min
Topics: SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Google and the Black Box. Plato vs Aristotle. World of Warcraft, Warhammer, and how MMO’s can teach valuable skills. Self development and disagreeableness. Life in Thailand. Yoga.
17 | A History of Religion & Spirituality with Ken Keach pt. 2 | The religious vs the spiritual
Dec 7, 2018 • 35 min
Welcome back to this special series of the Dialogues podcast, where Ken Keach and I explore the History of Religion and Spirituality. In part 2, Ken and I discuss the differences and similarities between religion and spirituality.
16 | A History of Religion & Spirituality with Ken Keach pt. 1 | What is Religion?
Nov 30, 2018 • 40 min
Welcome to part 1 of what will be a major series exploring the history of religion and spirituality, with my guest, Ken Keach.
15 | Suffering is Caring, Vulnerability is Strength. With Lucas Mack
Nov 23, 2018 • 57 min
Topics: Vulnerability is strength. What does vulnerability say about our ability to grow, learn, and develop? What is suffering, and is it necessary or can it be avoided? How do different philosophies and religions view these topics? Why does our society…
14 | Asceticism, tribalism, communication, and character, with Joshua Feister
Nov 2, 2018 • 75 min
Topics: Growing up middle class in America. East vs West philosophy. Instagram (and social media) comment sections. Capitalism and Neo-liberalism. “Cynical distance.” Yoga. Global poverty. The primacy of negativity on social media. The complexity of…
13 | From Evangelical to Existential, with Dr. David Congdon
Oct 19, 2018 • 67 min
This is the second half of my dialogue with Dr. David Congdon. If you want to check out the first part, please click here. This half of our dialogue focuses on religion. In it, you’ll hear about David’s path, as he describes, from Evangelical to…
12 | No place like home: Understanding US political philosophy, with Dr. David Congdon
Oct 12, 2018 • 95 min
What is Conservatism, Liberalism, and Progressivism? When we talk about left and right, and republicans and democrats, what do we mean? What about the US context versus the global context, versus the East coast, West coast, Midwest, metropolitan, rural,…
11 | Postmodernism, Individuation, and Social Media, with Aedrian Shaene
Sep 21, 2018 • 74 min
Main topics: Postmodernism. Self-development and individuation. Social media norms. Memes, and memes as ‘weapons’. “Post-authenticity” in social media. Understanding the “Facebook Exodus”. Were we unready for social media? Open vs Closed Internet (e.g. US…
10 | How to change the world, with Martin Barrett & Monte Regier
Aug 31, 2018 • 64 min
Main Topics: Purpose in business. Neuroscience basis for generosity. Dopamine vs Oxytocin marketing. Capitalism’s impact on global poverty. A hilarious cameo from the “Siri” app. Getting global poverty and relational injustice below 5%. Living a life-long…
9 | Business, philosophy, and living a multi-dimensional life, with Ken Keach
Aug 24, 2018 • 58 min
Main Topics: Finding your “why” in business and finance. Project creep and six sigma. Philosophy in Business and Economics. Expanding your horizon and living a multi-dimensional life. Creating and finding meaning in your life in the 21st century.…
8 | Exploring the Borders of the Soul, with Jungian psychologist Todd Peyton
Aug 10, 2018 • 73 min
Main Topics: Jungian Psychology, Warrior Archetype, Inclusive Theology, Christianity & Buddhism, Boundaries of Identity and Transpersonal space, Modern poets? Conflict phenomenology, PTSD, Importance of Ritual, Masculinity, Feminism, and Postmodernism,
7 | The Net Isn’t Neutral, with Aedrian Shaene
Aug 3, 2018 • 74 min
Main Topics: Internet and Social media philosophy Net neutrality Internet development and history Communications theory Decline of towns and local communities Challenge of policy making Free speech What if everything absolutely comes crashing down
6 | Determinism vs Free Will; First Principles vs Analogy, with Zach Murray
Jul 27, 2018 • 85 min
Main Topics: - Free will & Determinism - Jordan Peterson vs Sam Harris - Science & Religion - Morality - First Principles vs Analogy - 82nd Airborne Division - Consciousness - Da Vinci - Newton and Darwin - a priori vs a posteriori - Kierkegaard,…
5 | What we permit we promote, with Lucas Mack
Jul 20, 2018 • 44 min
Topics include: - Civility & effective dialogue - Trump - Immigration & family separation - Facts vs Truth - Need for humility in media - How to do more than simply point out problems In 2018 almost half the country has expressed very low confidence in…
4 | The Wall & The Shadow: From Plato to Jung with Dr. Rebecca LeMoine
Jun 22, 2018 • 96 min
Build the wall. That was the chant that dominated the 2016 US election. However, shocking as it may seem, this idea was not invented on January 20, 2017; nor is it unique to one country, or one border. From Hungry, to Brazil, to Israel, to South Africa,…
3 | The Internet & Social Media: A Hydra holding Pandora’s Box, with Aedrian Shaene
Jun 9, 2018 • 86 min
Philosophy moves slowly. As well it should. And for so much of history this pace was not so much of a problem. But change affects all, philosophical truths and norms included. Today’s dialogue will feature Aedrian Shaene. He has worked in the technology…
2 | Trump Supporter vs. Clinton Supporter: A Civil Conversation with Sean Morgan
May 18, 2018 • 84 min
How could you vote for … Blank… ? That is still the question. Whether ‘tis nobler to suffer silently while your facebook friends form an online hunting party; or to go full Milo Yiannopoulos, Samantha Bee, Late Night Television, or the President himself,…
1 | “Who’s afraid of free speech?” with Dr. Justin Murphy
May 4, 2018 • 60 min
Are we really drifting towards a less free society, and being lead by a generation with so many prominent figures that show disdain for free speech and open inquiry? Has liberalism and conservatism really become hostage to its more extreme and…