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We build a better world by building better humans. We focus on making people happier, healthier, kinder and more productive.

We build a better world by building better humans. We focus on making people happier, healthier, kinder and more productive.

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United States

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We build a better world by building better humans. We focus on making people happier, healthier, kinder and more productive.

Twitter:

@JoshShear

Language:

English


Episodes

RESISTANCE and the end of the pod | Episode 59

3/12/2020
This is the final episode of the Better Humanhood podcast. We talk about Resistance, and why. If you want to keep hearing me in your earholes every week, make sure you're subscribed to the JKWD Podcast. Links: • JKWD Podcast • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Subscribe: • Apple Podcasts • Spotify • Stitcher • Player.fm • Google Play • TuneIn • LibSyn (RSS) • Subscribe on Android

Duration:00:07:26

Bullying, proof and coronavirus | Episode 58

3/5/2020
Some thoughts on a discussion with The Mental Health Comedian, Frank King. Links: • JKWD with Frank King • Frank King's website • Deep Background episode on coronavirus

Duration:00:14:28

The internet's broken promises | Episode 57

2/27/2020
The internet promised a space for connecting across cultures and viewpoints. We've never been farther apart. Links: • Comment sections going dark • The Future of Democracy in the Digital Age (survey 11) • Present Shock by Douglas Rushkoff • JoshShear.com: Old promises

Duration:00:12:40

PRIMARY SEASON | Episode 56

2/20/2020
Did you notice it's primary season? Democrats yelling at Democrats until the convention means pretty soon it'll be everyone yelling at each other. We take a quick look at a couple of issues. Links: • Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion for climate change • Red state Utah takes access on climate change • I Side With

Duration:00:09:31

Little lessons from family, plus Valentine's Day origins | Episode 55

2/13/2020
What have you learned from your family through the years? What has stuck with you? Also, we take a look at Lupercalia, the pagan holiday that came before Valentine's Day. Links: • JKWD Episode 190 with Dillon Barr | Dillon Barr's website • JKWD Episode 192: Valentine's Day 2020 • JoshShear.com: Lessons

Duration:00:12:22

TURN IT OFF | Episode 54

2/6/2020
Do you go too deep? Is it time to just turn it off? Links: • Don't Fuck with Cats • Episode 50 • State of the Union • Iowa results delayed • Trump impeachment trial • Rush Limbaugh has cancer

Duration:00:08:38

LEGACY | Episode 53

1/30/2020
What's important to you? We discuss legacy in the wake of Kobe Bryant's death. Links: • Kobe Bryant's death • PPNs • Master Key Experience

Duration:00:09:20

Weinstein's DISC and media idealism | Episode 52

1/23/2020
We're heading toward the first primaries and The Portal podcaster Eric Weinstein has hit upon an interesting concept: the Distributed Information Suppression Complex (DISC). Links: • The Portal: DISC Intro | The Portal with Bret Weinstein • 2nd Amendment rally in Richmond • The Reminder • Bret Weinstein's story • Duncan Trussell • Sinclair's weird editorial promos • "Pump Up the Volume"

Duration:00:15:29

How to actually do the work | Episode 51

1/16/2020
You can't just ask the universe to help you out. You have to do the work. Links: • Andy Frisella • JKWD Podcast • Steph Davis • Lessons from Learning to Fly • Stephen King's advice to writers • Steven Pressfield • Alex Honnold | "Free Solo" • Law of Attraction • "The Secret"

Duration:00:10:30

The political class is out of control. Plus: The cost of speech these days | Episode 50

1/9/2020
In the first unscripted podcast of the year, we discuss the Trump impeachment mess, the price of speech, and actually some positive stuff. Links: • Articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson • Articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton • Articles of impeachment against Donald Trump • Chuck Bonniwell's bad joke • On the first amendment and losing our humor • Noetic podcast with Jared Angaza

Duration:00:12:37

HOW TO ROCK 2020 | Episode 49

1/2/2020
You don't need resolutions. You need habits. Go. Links: • Wrapping up 2019

Duration:00:12:11

WRAPPING UP 2019 | Episode 48

12/26/2019
Wrapping up what happened this year -- and what an eventful year it was! This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins • Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation by Elkhonon Goldberg • Feck Perfuction by James Victore • Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari • Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual by Jocko Willink • Notes on Feck Perfection • Operating Manual for...

Duration:00:12:22

GIVE A SHIT | Episode 47

12/19/2019
Nobody has ever put the mission of Better Humanhood so succinctly. Give a shit. Let's explore. This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • Whitney Cummings on Bert Kreischer's podcast • JoshShear.com; Give a shit

Duration:00:04:22

FECK PERFUCTION | Episode 46

12/12/2019
Feck Perfuction by James Victore was one of my favorite books that I read in 2019 (and I probably read over five dozen). We look at some of my highlights. This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • Feck Perfuction by James Victore • Steven Pressfield • Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins • The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins • JoshShear.com: Notes on Feck Perfuction

Duration:00:16:40

UNSHARED MEMORIES | Episode 45

12/5/2019
We all have things we remember from our childhoods that match up across generational cohorts. But what are some of the things you're nostalgic about that aren't shared memories? This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • Hood • Murphy's Pop Stop closes • Frankie & Johnnie • JoshShear.com: Our unshared memories

Duration:00:10:01

THANKSGIVING 2019 | Episode 44

11/28/2019
Happy Thanksgiving! If you have some elementary school students in your life, they're probably making hand turkeys and dressing up as Pilgrims and American Indians. But how much of what we learned in school is true? This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • Country Living: Thanksgiving • Wikipedia: Thanksgiving • Wikipedia: The Reformation • National Geographic: Thanksgiving • Native Hope: What Thanksgiving means...

Duration:00:11:07

WHY WE CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS | Episode 43

11/21/2019
Why do we celebrate birthdays, anyway? This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital • Fight for the Forgotten • Shriners Hospitals for Children • Pencils of Promise • Charity: Water • Patton Oswalt: You get like 20 birthdays • JoshShear.com: Why do we celebrate birthdays?

Duration:00:05:03

OUR SHARED MYTHS | Episode 42

11/14/2019
Beyond faith, we actually agree on some myths that help society thrive. This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • Sapiens, • The Dunbar number • JoshShear.com: The myths we share

Duration:00:06:43

WHAT DOES VETERANS DAY MEAN? | Episode 41

11/7/2019
Our look into U.S. holidays continues with the history of Veterans Day. This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • Episode 20: Flag Day 2019 • Episode 17: Memorial Day 2019 • History Channel on Veterans Day • Wikipedia on Veterans Day • The differences between Veterans Day and Memorial Day • JoshShear.com: Veterans Day

Duration:00:06:20

HOLIDAYS IN LIMINAL SPACES | Episode 40

10/31/2019
We continue our exploration of holidays with a look at Halloween and Day of the Dead. This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Save 10% off your order with code BetterHumanhood. Links: • Halloween by Robert Burns • Doug Stanhope talking about his mother's suicide • Japanese custom of sorting cremated remains with chopsticks • Samhain • Day of the Dead • Coco • Legend of the jack-o-lantern • Jehova's Witness take on Halloween • JoshShear.com: Origins of Halloween and...

Duration:00:08:26