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#40 Never Split the Difference (book review)

5/12/2019
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Never Split the Difference is a book about negotiation, written by the FBI's former lead hostage negotiator.

Duration:01:13:57

#39 Tomorrow's World

3/21/2019
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This week we're making predictions for the future of science, technology and culture.

Duration:01:15:08

#38 Is modern culture making us unhappy? Pt. 2

2/21/2019
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In this episode Harry and Sam look at the positives of modern culture in an attempt to balance the idea that things are only getting worse.

Duration:01:10:55

#37 How to fix fake news

2/16/2019
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In an age with less editing and more opinion than ever before, how do we find reliable sources of information? How does the functionality of social media websites affect the information we receive and how could this be improved to lead to better outcomes? In this week's episode Harry and Sam look closely at how the quality of information we are consuming is effected by modern technology and what we can do to resolve this problem.

Duration:01:49:56

#36 Why do we perceive whole things rather than the parts they are made from?

2/9/2019
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Consider, for a moment, yourself looking at an object, say a seagull. The seagull is made from many parts (cells, blood, feathers, etc.) yet you consider it to be a whole thing. Now take another object, a forest for example, you consider that to be a thing made up of other things (trees, etc.). But what is the distinction between a forest and a seagull? Both are made from parts, yet one we call a whole thing, and another, we call a collection of things. In this episode, Harry and Sam go deep...

Duration:01:06:48

#35 Is Eastern philosophy true?

1/26/2019
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Imagine two people with identical lives. They have the same job, the same level of wealth, the same family situation and friends, but one is content, whereas, the other is unhappy. Is it possible that the content of your life is less important than the perception of your life? If so, how does one change their perception? In this episode, we look at how incorporating some of the wisdom from Eastern philosophy can perhaps aid human beings in changing their perception of the world. If you enjoy...

Duration:01:24:11

#34 Is modern culture making us unhappy?

12/2/2018
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This is part two of a series of discussions with Marton Engyel, a PhD psychology student at the University of Groningen. In this episode we discuss: the history of psychology before Freud, whether social media and technology impacts mental health, the importance of terminology in discussing happiness, differences approaches to therapy in different countries, and the differences between city life and how our ancestors lived. As per usual, if you enjoy these discussions please like, comment...

Duration:01:03:22

#33 We interview a PhD psychologist

11/23/2018
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Harry and Sam are joined by Marton Engyel, a PhD psychology student at the University of Groningen. Marton is currently doing research into self esteem. Topics covered include: the links between modern psychology and eastern philosophy; consciousness; authenticity; the unconscious; the role of schemes in everyday life; and much more. Please like, comment and subscribe if you enjoy our episodes. Thanks from the team.

Duration:01:17:09

#32 Should you quit your job?

9/17/2018
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We're joined by our friend Mike South to discuss what makes a meaningful career and how to find one.

Duration:02:08:51

#31 Ego death

7/13/2018
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#31 Ego death by Conjecture Podcast

Duration:01:44:35

#30 Does challenge make you strong?

7/7/2018
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In this episode Harry and Sam discuss how weaknesses can lead to strengths, the book David and Goliath, and, of course, give an ecstatic dance update.

Duration:01:14:06

#29 Coming out of the closet

6/19/2018
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In this week's episode Harry and Sam discuss how everyone is hiding parts of their personality, and how life changing it would be to unveil the full you to the world. Please like, comment, subscribe and review if you like the episode. Enjoy! facebook.com/conjecturepodcast Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:33:10

#28 Rejection proof

5/26/2018
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Harry starts approaching strangers. Sam gets obliterated in CrossFit. facebook.com/conjecturepodcast Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:13:35

#27 Taking action vs. bitching out

5/17/2018
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Facing up to social anxiety. facebook.com/conjecturepodcast Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:29:57

#26 LSD: An entirely hypothetical review

5/13/2018
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The following is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the hosts' imaginations or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. facebook.com/conjecturepodcast Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:16:39

#25 12 Rules for Life – Part 2

4/27/2018
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Part 2 of our look at Jordan Peterson’s new book on self improvement. Enjoy, like, comment, etc. facebook.com/conjecturepodcast Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:44:47

#24 12 Rules for Life – Part 1

4/21/2018
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This week we dive into Jordan Peterson’s new book on self improvement and add some gems of our own as well. Enjoy, like, comment, etc. facebook.com/conjecturepodcast Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:40:30

#23 How to release the shackles of social conditioning

4/9/2018
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This week we’re reviewing the book 'Freedom: The Courage to Be Yourself' by Osho. We discuss breaking free of social conditioning, Harry’s experience of ecstatic dancing and the bioterror attack that eventually led to Osho having to leave the US. facebook.com/conjecturepodcast Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:31:13

#22 How consciousness affects reality

3/31/2018
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Does anything non-material actually exist and is it possible for science to fully describe reality? Look forward to pure philosophical conjecture! Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:01:41

#21 Should everyone just sleep around?

3/24/2018
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This week we're discussing the pros and cons of monogamy. Music by jukedeck.com

Duration:01:05:55