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Podcast 040: What a Talking Ape Can Teach Humans

6/29/2018
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In This Episode: It's easier for young children to learn basic sign language than to speak, and what a head start they get on learning! Proof of concept: a gorilla. It's a fascinating episode of the Thinking Toolbox. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast40

Duration:00:20:14

Podcast 039: Mind Over Matter

6/15/2018
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In This Episode: Mind Over Matter, or how to defeat your rationalizations so you can make a needed change. Plus a segment of No Longer Weird that maybe hasn’t even appeared in This is True before. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast39 The post Podcast 039: Mind Over Matter appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:34:37

Podcast 038: Can’t Hold Us

5/31/2018
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We’re Back! We talk about another pack of clueless, ridiculous school officials who run rampant over students — and a meek “anything goes” school board. Plus a segment of No Longer Weird. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast38 The post Podcast 038: Can’t Hold Us appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:19:14

Podcast 037: What IS Thinking?

4/27/2018
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In This Episode: The question is harder to answer than you …think! But really, what IS thinking? Plus, if you use the “Dunning-Kruger Effect” to judge other peoples’ thinking, you’re doing it wrong — says Dr. Dunning. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast37 The post Podcast 037: What IS Thinking? appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:22:37

Podcast 036: The Way to …Spain?

4/12/2018
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In This Episode: Another No Longer Weird story for the list, why episodes will be a bit sporadic over the next six weeks, and the role model that is Homer Simpson. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast36 The post Podcast 036: The Way to …Spain? appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:19:08

Podcast 035: “Why Should I Have to Develop a Sense of Humor?”

4/6/2018
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In This Episode: Another story based on religion, another complaint from a reader asking “Why should I have to develop a sense of humor?” In this week’s podcast, my response to that question. The post Podcast 035: “Why Should I Have to Develop a Sense of Humor?” appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:21:13

Podcast 034: Mind Triggers

3/28/2018
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In This Episode: Scenarios are a great way to do long-term planning and thinking, but here’s a great trick for short-term results. Also: another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast34 The post Podcast 034: Mind Triggers appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:15:10

Podcast 033: Don’t Say You Haven’t Been Warned

3/8/2018
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In This Episode: Whether you “need” a monkey (wait… what?!) or “want” something for nothing, scammers are eager to take your money from you. And what’s No Longer Weird this week. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How to Comment Episode Transcript List of All Episodes Show Notes No Longer Weird: when a drunk driver is ordered by the judge to go to some sort of class, but they’re turned away because they arrived drunk. (Example) The full No […] The post Podcast 033: Don’t Say You Haven’t...

Duration:00:15:53

Podcast 032: The Poison Keyboard

3/2/2018
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In This Episode: A really interesting cautionary tale for anyone who posts anything online — on social media, on a review site, even a comment on a blog. Can you be sued …and LOSE? You bet! Even if you “don’t listen to podcasts” you might want to try this one — or at least read the transcript. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast32 The post Podcast 032: The Poison Keyboard appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:21:04

Podcast 031: Letting Kids Set Boundaries

2/22/2018
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In This Episode: Following on the previous episode, a lot of child abuse could be stopped if we encouraged our kids to set boundaries — and then we honored them. The story from the middle school in Utah where girls were not allowed to say no to boys asking them to dance really drives this all home: the rule actually sets girls up for abuse. Plus another segment of No Longer Weird. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How […] The post Podcast 031: Letting Kids Set Boundaries appeared first...

Duration:00:21:51

What ‘Mandatory’ Means

2/8/2018
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In This Episode: A home-town story has a notable parallel to a national story, and they both hinge on men in power taking advantage of the young — while other supposedly responsible adults failed to do their legal, and “mandatory”, duty. It was a tough one to record, and it’ll be tough to listen to, but it’s an important, and thought-provoking, issue: what would YOU do? Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast30 The post What ‘Mandatory’ Means appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:31:28

Podcast 029: I Thought You Were a Christian Organization!

2/1/2018
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In This Episode: Two segments of No Longer Weird to catch up a little, and one of the most ridiculous reader complaints about a story EVER (and my response). There’s a twist at the end: even in this kind of hilarity, there’s a real lesson to be learned about The Human Condition, supplied by an amazing reader letter. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How to Comment Episode Transcript List of All Episodes Show Notes No Longer Weird: An […] The post Podcast 029: I Thought You Were a...

Duration:00:14:02

Podcast 028: I Have a Scenario For You

1/26/2018
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In This Episode: A remarkable letter from a reader who was inspired by This is True to do …what?! And another powerful tool in the This is True Thinking Toolbox: Scenarios aren’t just for critical situations, but everyday life. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast21 The post Podcast 028: I Have a Scenario For You appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:28:44

Podcast 027: Thinking in Emergencies

1/18/2018
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In This Episode: Thinking in emergencies, as didn’t happen in Hawaii — but here’s how to do it better at home using the first tool in the “This is True Thinking Toolbox”. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast27 The post Podcast 027: Thinking in Emergencies appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:20:25

Podcast 026: That’s Not Hypocrisy, It’s Clear Thinking

1/12/2018
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In This Episode: Is it a contradiction to laugh at Oregon and New Jersey for not allowing self-serve gas stations, AND to urge businesses to offer better customer service to help them with online competitors? At least one reader thinks so, and here’s why he’s wrong. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast26 The post Podcast 026: That’s Not Hypocrisy, It’s Clear Thinking appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:13:57

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 The post Podcast 025: The Rants Get Serious appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:16:58

Podcast 024: A Second Opinion

12/29/2017
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In This Episode: A very different kind of episode: we talk about 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 that’s perfect for the New Year. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast24 The post Podcast 024: A Second Opinion appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:27:45

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 The post Podcast 023: It’s Tough to Find a Hero appeared first on This is True.

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. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How to Comment Episode Transcript Subscribe to Podcast Notification Emails List of All Episodes Show Notes A larger version of the photo of the paramedic at the beach with his terminal patient. I talked...

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 The post Podcast 021: All About Mawwaige appeared first on This is True.

Duration:00:20:26