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This is True is the oldest entertainment feature on the Internet (Founded 1994).

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Episodes

Podcast 011: We Need Better Heroes

12/10/2018
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In This Episode: We get more of what we pay attention to. But some people — usually people with Uncommon Sense — aspire to something greater than the whims of the masses and can make a huge impact on the world. This episode looks at what we as a society pay a lot of attention to, at the detriment to the much more important things we pretty much ignore. I have a story about each, and the contrast is mind-blowing. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast11

Duration:00:12:37

Podcast 010: “I Just Don’t Have Time”

12/3/2018
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In This Episode: “I just don’t have time” is the modern mantra. And I’m here to tell you why that’s total B.S. Because if you apply Uncommon Sense to the time problem, that turns out to not be the problem you think it is. I’m going to tell you how to get more out of putting time in. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast10

Duration:00:12:06

Podcast 009: The Headlines Lied

11/26/2018
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In This Episode: There’s a lot of talk about accuracy in the media these days, up to and including frequent accusations that the mainstream press publishes “fake news.” For the most part, I don’t think that’s true, but that doesn’t mean people who watch TV or read news online don’t have to be intelligent consumers of news, especially when it comes to medical or scientific topics. Or, to put it another way, we need to exercise Uncommon Sense as a filter on the news, and this episode has an...

Duration:00:19:33

Podcast 008: The Man with the Golden Arm

11/19/2018
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In This Episode: I had heard about the man I’m going to tell you about several times over the past several years, but I didn’t know the whole story of James Harrison, who has been called “The Man with the Golden Arm”. It’s a bit of a medical mystery and, as I researched all of this to understand what the heck it was that he did, I discovered Harrison started displaying Uncommon Sense even as a child. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast8

Duration:00:14:12

Podcast 007: A Second Opinion

11/12/2018
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A very different kind of episode: a story that's not from the newsletter, but rather one that's too long and complex to be shortened to 100ish words plus a pithy tagline. It's an amazing story of hope and renewal, with a wild twist at the end. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast7

Duration:00:27:45

Podcast 006: The X Factor

11/5/2018
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In This Episode: How two men inspired others to change the world in a massive display of Uncommon Sense. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast6

Duration:00:15:38

Podcast 005: The Last Stroke of Midnight

10/29/2018
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Feel-good stories can go viral online. I’m going to tell you one of those stories using the Uncommon Sense filter to see what we can take away for the longer term, after the viral story is forgotten. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast5

Duration:00:07:33

Podcast 004: Full Circle

10/22/2018
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In This Episode: When sizing up someone in a modest profession, don’t make the mistake of thinking the job title defines the person or their abilities. They might just surprise you with an overabundance of Uncommon Sense. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast4

Duration:00:14:04

Podcast 003: Cassini: The Bigger Picture

10/15/2018
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In This Episode: From California, where I came to see and reflect on the End of Mission for the Cassini spacecraft -- its so-called Grand Finale. This isn't about the mission per se, but rather the thinking behind it, how that fits into True’s mission, and how that ties into this week's Honorary Unsubscribe! In other words, The Bigger Picture. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast3

Duration:00:24:59

Podcast 002: Reverberating for Decades

10/8/2018
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In This Episode: If there’s any profession the public deals with on a regular basis that’s bound by rules and protocols it’s medicine. But some do the human thing anyway, guided by their Uncommon Sense. This episode has several inspiring examples. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast2

Duration:00:08:44

Podcast 001: The Best of Humanity

10/1/2018
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In This Episode: While the stories in This is True usually point out the pitfalls of not thinking, the Honorary Unsubscribe holds up the best of humanity, which often means someone who exhibited Uncommon Sense on a regular basis. This episode not only features a interesting example, but adds some extra details and commentary. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast1

Duration:00:04:55

Podcast 0: Relaunch Introduction

9/29/2018
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In This Episode: An introduction to This is True, and the Uncommon Sense Podcast. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast0

Duration:00:03:59

Podcast 025: The Rants Get Serious

1/5/2018
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In This Episode: You want to know what TRUE is really about? Then listen to this one -- don't read the transcript. You'll hear the true passion of one of my rants, because it's in my voice. Seriously: if you don't have a podcast player, stream it from the Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast25

Duration:00:16:58

Podcast 023: It’s Tough to Find a Hero

12/21/2017
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In This Episode: It's really fun to find patterns in weird news stories: Randy gives a couple of "paired" examples. But really: people have to turn to weeds and rocks as "heroes"?! Certainly "celebrities" and national leaders aren't worthy of being looked up to these days. Yet another entry in the No Longer Weird file, and a fun Easter Egg at the end. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast23

Duration:00:16:51

Podcast 022: Death is Taboo?

12/15/2017
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In This Episode: A wonderful, uplifting story …about death. Would U.S. paramedics been praised for such an action, or reprimanded? Patreon really screws up, and then walks back their announcement with apologies. And another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast22

Duration:00:16:25

Podcast 021: All About Mawwaige

12/7/2017
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In This Episode: A couple in Australia was so upset over the possible legalization of SSM — Same-Sex Marriage — they promised to ...get a divorce in protest. Flash update to that story. And another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast21

Duration:00:20:26

Podcast 020: A Teaching Opportunity

12/1/2017
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In This Episode: A teacher gives sixth-graders an "inappropriate" quiz, and how that loops into an "inappropriate" military stunt from last week's issue, and another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast20

Duration:00:15:26

Podcast 018: Think Harder

11/16/2017
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In This Episode: Kit thinks we should go deeper into the featured story to really understand the "thinking" implications: it's not all about laughing at a funny tagline. Plus, I explore Kit's approach to coaching a bit more, since I had some questions after hearing her on a couple of other podcasts! And: another segment in No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast18

Duration:00:19:40

Podcast 017: How to Lose Everything, Instantly

11/2/2017
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In This Episode: More on the story about the loss (to fire) of the Hewlett-Packard archive of papers about their early formation, with a special guest connecting in from the coast to talk about how that could have been prevented. Because H-P's loss has a lesson for all of us, which is why I called the story "Wake-Up Call". Plus, another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast17

Duration:00:23:01

Podcast 013: How ADD Made TRUE Possible

10/5/2017
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In This Episode: Society seems to think ADD/ADHD is some sort of curse. Yet when properly managed, it provides "superpowers" that are an absolute gift. Randy and a special guest -- his high performance coach (who specializes in entrepreneurs with ADD/ADHD) -- talk about why that is, and what it takes to get away from the "monsters" that are created by society dealing with our neurological types. Plus, an extra-fun segment of No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast13

Duration:00:35:59