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Rediscovering the art of conversation. People are like libraries—full of stories and ideas and questions. As an introvert, a writer, and a bookworm, it’s too easy for me to get locked in the cage of my own thoughts; it’s too easy to forget the value of dialog. Sometimes I just have to call up interesting people and talk to them. I have to force myself into a space where we can try on ideas and wrestle with interesting, difficult, complex and sometimes even ridiculous questions—like two people digging holes just to see what’s in the dirt.

Rediscovering the art of conversation. People are like libraries—full of stories and ideas and questions. As an introvert, a writer, and a bookworm, it’s too easy for me to get locked in the cage of my own thoughts; it’s too easy to forget the value of dialog. Sometimes I just have to call up interesting people and talk to them. I have to force myself into a space where we can try on ideas and wrestle with interesting, difficult, complex and sometimes even ridiculous questions—like two people digging holes just to see what’s in the dirt.
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Rediscovering the art of conversation. People are like libraries—full of stories and ideas and questions. As an introvert, a writer, and a bookworm, it’s too easy for me to get locked in the cage of my own thoughts; it’s too easy to forget the value of dialog. Sometimes I just have to call up interesting people and talk to them. I have to force myself into a space where we can try on ideas and wrestle with interesting, difficult, complex and sometimes even ridiculous questions—like two people digging holes just to see what’s in the dirt.

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Episodes

143: Can Google and Twitter Be Used For Good? w/ Stewart Alsop

10/9/2019
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Chad and Stewart Alsop (from the Crazy Wisdom podcast) talk about the usefulness, the limits, and the dangers of technology tools like Google and Twitter. Does increasing our fluency with abstract concepts expand the breadth of our Google searches? Can we use Twitter as a learning tool rather than a toy for social validation? How do we cultivate nuance when the algorithms are optimized for spectacle? Do we have a social responsibility to contribute to the algorithms? How do outsiders...

Duration:00:59:41

142: How Do We Disagree Better? w/ Tom Woodrum

9/30/2019
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Chad and Tom talk about whether there is a way to disagree well. Is there a way to disagree with someone but still have a good and valuable conversation? What are the ways that we continually fail at this? What can we do we improve? What is the disagreement hierarchy and what does it teach about weak forms of disagreement? How do we battle alternative facts? What is shared reality? Is there a way to seperate people from their arguements? How do we seperate humilty from attachment in our...

Duration:01:18:11

141: What Are Synchronistic Events? w/ Lam Nguyen

9/23/2019
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Chad asks Lam: What if theoretical science could be used to explain strange occurrences? What are explanatory fictions and why do some of us find them too sticky to move past? Can string theory, M theory, & N theory be strung into an interesting concept of synchronicity? Is time really linear? Featured Charity: St. Jude's 2:44 Chad's log of synchronistic events 20:57 Synchronistic events happen . Synchronicity | Dr. Kirby Surprise . explanatory fictions . existence in timespace 31:22...

Duration:01:07:07

140: Is There a Better Way to Connect Thoughts? w/ Tom Woodrum

9/16/2019
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Chad and Tom talk about connecting thoughts and why so often it feels as if there is something holding us back from deep thought. When considering the things we enjoy, it often feels as if others are able to craft intelligent ideas into fascinating writing and art while we feel that our thoughts are just out of grasp. Chad sets out a plan to strengthen his cognition through tools like walking, journaling, daydreaming, and scrap paper. Featured Charity: St. Jude's 4:31 Red Hand Files #59 ....

Duration:01:25:21

139: The Work is in the Process w/ Marc Ruiz

9/9/2019
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Chad and Marc Ruiz talk about focusing on the work. Since his last visit Marc has finished several scripts and has found a collaborative community of writers on twitter. This lead to recieving some brutal notes, but taking criticism is part of the process. Sometimes there are things we are blind too, so we have to take our lumps and learn. This doesn't mean taking every suggestion, but rather accepting that strong and complex choices may divide. 0:00 RB 129: The Human Element w/ Brandon Van...

Duration:01:36:45

138: Hiding in Movement w/ Lam Nguyen

9/2/2019
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Chad and Lam talk about do something syndrome, where we confuse busywork with deliberate practice. When action is our primary goal we burnout; our wheels start to smoke. We need for find a place where we are challenged, yet where we do not allow those challenges to become chores. When putting things out, our compass should not be validation or the desire to curate an image, because true satisfaction comes from making a statement; making the thing you want to see in the world. 0:00 Do...

Duration:01:03:36

137: My Listening Ears w/ David Knight

8/29/2019
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musical humanity and openness . digital vs analog . Imperfection . nostalgia Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: David Knight. Links: Random Badassery 59: The George Component w/ David KnightBlack Mirror 5x03 "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too"Nick Cave - The Red Hand Files - Issue #51Nick Cave - The Red Hand Files - Issue #55Random Badassery 86: Towels Are...

Duration:01:30:59

136: The Imperial Sh*tload w/ Lam Nguyen

8/26/2019
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marginal gains . getting specific . photo journalism . personal procedure manual Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Lam Nguyen. Links: Black Box Thinking | Matthew SyedSir Dave Brailsford - CORE Principle and Marginal GainsDaily Sanity Check ListLEUCHTTURM1917 NotebooksRB BONUS 1 w/ David Knight (for patrons) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:...

Duration:01:12:56

135: A Frog in Boiling Water w/ Tom Woodrum

8/19/2019
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dogstagram . anxiety and sleep apnea Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Thomas Woodrum. Links: penny 🍋 (@littlepennylemon)CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 4x05 "Fur and Loathing" - Trakt.tvBreathe CaliforniaSafi Bahcall — On Hypnosis, Conquering Insomnia, Incentives, and More (#382) | The Tim Ferriss Show --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The...

Duration:01:17:56

134: Nothing Should Be the Only Thing Ever w/ Lam Nguyen

8/12/2019
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clarity from impactful work . sharpening the saw . the vulnerability of starting . relationships Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Lam Nguyen. Links: Queer Eye 4x01 "Without Further Ado"‎Stripped (2014)Travis CharestSergio Aragones --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice...

Duration:01:11:24

133: The Shaping Impulse of America

8/7/2019
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Ted Kennedy's eulogy of his brother Robert Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts (http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1090700348) Follow us on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/randombadassery) and twitter (https://twitter.com/randombadassery) Support On Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/holyfoolproductions)

Duration:00:12:58

132: Bowie It Out w/ Lam Nguyen

8/5/2019
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dreams vs reality . wanting to be remembered . some mistakes can't be fixed . craving what we don't have . how do virtual avatars effect us Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Lam Nguyen. Links: Marginalia | Chad's NewsletterM Train | Patti Smith‎Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)The Holy Dark • Instagram"Through the Gloom" by The Holy DarkRandom Badassery -...

Duration:01:43:05

131: Face Slinging w/ Tom Woodrum

7/31/2019
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urinating . misophonia . putting things in writing . cursive for the brain . do we crave from the world what we are lacking in ourselves . genetic attraction & pheromones . sandwich symmetry Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Thomas Woodrum. Links: LARQ | World's First Self-cleaning Water BottleStrong Songs: Listener Questions: Hamilton, Hozier,...

Duration:02:15:40

130: A Very Small Cowbell w/ Lam Nguyen

7/29/2019
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the price of concerts . taking ownership of projects & goals . the balance between staying afloat today and building a future . talent doesn't make you unique . importance of struggle . don't tell people until you're done . the balance of work and play Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Lam Nguyen. Links: Random Badassery 98: Why Aren't You Playing...

Duration:01:45:02

129: The Human Element w/ Brandon Van Auken

7/26/2019
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is originality in the movie industry dead . having high expectations of a film . taking a news and social media break . true crime fascination . lots of movie trivia Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Brandon Van Auken. Links: ‎Midsommar (2019)‎Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)Forensic FilesEar HustleOxygenTeal and Orange - Hollywood, Please...

Duration:01:39:28

128: Emotionally Tumultuous w/ Tom Woodrum

7/24/2019
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reading your old writing . storm area 51??? . amalgum vs amalgamation . waiting for permission . avoiding responsibility Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Thomas Woodrum. Links: Queer Eye‎The Last Boy Scout (1991)Veronica MarsEpisode 445: Flawed from the Root — Abe Lincoln's Top HatSAM KINISON WORLD HUNGERAmazon.com: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy...

Duration:01:42:36

127: The Guy Knew How to Use a Flugelhorn w/ Lam Nguyen

7/22/2019
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being born in the wrong era . musical scores & jingles . building a personal knowledge management system . tags vs folders . instrumental music Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Lam Nguyen. Links: Weird Studies Episode 50: Demogorgon: On 'Stranger Things'Farewell to Manzanar | Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. HoustonRandom Badassery - Blog -...

Duration:02:11:12

126: Naruto Run w/ Tom Woodrum

7/17/2019
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desert island guitarist . wish I wrote that . personal information management . notebooks . patience with the creative process . desirable difficulty Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Thomas Woodrum. Links: Howl by Allen GinsbergForte LabsA Field Guide to Getting Lost | Rebecca SolnitPuzzle Rush — Revisionist HistoryThe Tortoise and the Hare —...

Duration:01:48:26

125: Living in a Nick Cave w/ Lam Nguyen

7/15/2019
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going back to doing interviews . film accents . black cinema . the importance of intent . how the nature of conversation has changed Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Lam Nguyen. Links: Random Badassery 124: The Decimation of the Gatekeepers w/ Julie MatthewsSimple | Online BankingThe Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson BurnettKatharine Hepburn -...

Duration:01:58:52

124: The Decimation of the Gatekeepers w/ Julie Matthews

7/12/2019
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black metal . lords of the manor . modeling . myspace . ideas of beauty, photoshop, and body image . dealing with depression . time travel Did we make you think? Pass this episode on to instigate others. Rate & review us on apple podcasts Follow us on instagram and twitter Support On Patreon Special Guest: Julie Matthews. Links: Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground by Michael Moynihan & Didrik SoderlindTo Eve The Art Of Witchcraft by Cradle Of FilthLords...

Duration:01:48:39