Beyond Binary Thinking-logo

Beyond Binary Thinking

News & Politics Podcasts >

A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a Podcast. We hope to offend anyone that holds entrenched views, pop some bubbles, air out some echo chambers, see if we can tackle familiar controversies, and try and find a third way, a second dimension, or maybe just a fresher perspective on current political, social and psychological debates. It's not about Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them or Good vs. Evil. It's all about dialogue and beyond binary thinking!

A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a Podcast. We hope to offend anyone that holds entrenched views, pop some bubbles, air out some echo chambers, see if we can tackle familiar controversies, and try and find a third way, a second dimension, or maybe just a fresher perspective on current political, social and psychological debates. It's not about Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them or Good vs. Evil. It's all about dialogue and beyond binary thinking!
More Information

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a Podcast. We hope to offend anyone that holds entrenched views, pop some bubbles, air out some echo chambers, see if we can tackle familiar controversies, and try and find a third way, a second dimension, or maybe just a fresher perspective on current political, social and psychological debates. It's not about Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them or Good vs. Evil. It's all about dialogue and beyond binary thinking!

Language:

English


Episodes

The EnviroApocalypse

9/18/2019
More
Thankfully we're not Americans, so we don't believe there's a debate about whether climate change exists. Indeed the same Oil Lobbyists who've bought Congress to deny the existence of climate change, are now pushing the narrative that it's too late to do anything. So will we abandon hope? Will thoughts and prayers, likes and shares be our only response? We don't want your hope, we want courage, we want action, we want you to recognize that our politicians aren't going to do anything...

Duration:01:01:42

Happiness and Meaning. Beyond Hedonism, Nihilism, Materialism and Buddhism

5/5/2019
More
A drunk & hedonistic psychologist, a sober absurdist philosopher, and a high nihilistic anthropologist discuss it all and more, while laughing at the surreal tragedy of trying to find happiness in life, as we celebrate our 10th episode. Should we search for meaning in life or do we need to create it ourselves? Is finding meaning key to a happy life? Is happiness key to a meaningful life? Can happiness be achieved on an individual scale or do we need community? Do we need to strive...

Duration:01:23:48

Beyond Israeli Vs. Palestinian Thinking

2/18/2019
More
The Israeli occupation of Palestine has been the longest military engagement ever. The Palestinians have received more financial aid than any group in history (larger per capita than the Marshall plan). There's no shortage of news coverage nor opinions on Israel, Palestine, Zionism nor Anti-Semitism. So we talked to an Arabian Jew, who was capable of seeing both sides, to explore the nuance and intricacies of this complex narrative. More of a discussion and a learning exercise, than a...

Duration:01:39:35

Digital Post-Consciousness. Should we upload our souls to the cloud?

1/14/2019
More
Technological Philosophy: are we moving from a carbon-based organism to an immortal silicon-based consciousness? Four curious souls discuss the current understanding of human consciousness and how it has shaped itself. The conversation moves through exciting realms of artificial intelligence, network intelligence and other SciFi banter to explore if the future of human/artificial consciousness belongs to a skull, a digital post-human, or the junkyard.

Duration:01:32:02

Is Free Speech Under Attack? Episode 7

1/2/2019
More
Beyond Binary Thinking confronts the Libertarian Right's claim that Marxist academics and millennial snowflakes are destroying freedom of speech with their no platforming, trigger warning safe space political correctness. We also look into the Left's counter-theory that the Koch Brothers are flooding campuses with hate speech as part of a funded Culture War. From religion to politics, hate crime to death threats, we get deep and controversial as we hold up the mirror to the excesses...

Duration:01:19:07

A Debate with the Alt Right. Is it Black and White? Episode 6 Beyond Binary Interviews an Ethno-Nationalist Proud Boy.

11/24/2018
More
An Interview with an ethno-nationalist, Alt-Right, Proud Boy for Episode 6 of Beyond Binary Thinking Interviews. A philosopher, a psychologist, and an anthropologist try to have a nuanced and empathetic conversation with someone with very controversial views.

Duration:01:15:25

Episode 5 Beyond Binary Interviews. Women In Tech: Jess Houlgrave

10/19/2018
More
We hear more and more about the need to get more women in tech. More female founders, female funders, and more female panelists at events. Is it a man's world? Jess Houlgrave, founder of Codex Protocol and shEOS recently said in an interview with the Spectator that blockchain is "an industry based on merit. It’s very diverse, very varied politically and geographically — so no one cares whether you’re male or female, it’s about how good you are". Does that mean there isn't a...

Duration:00:35:39

Episode 4 Why Does Everyone Hate Vegans?

10/13/2018
More
If you’ve ever met a vegan, you’ve probably heard the arguments about the problems with eating meat. You’re also probably familiar the stereotype of vegans being anything but persuasive in their approach. Why are vegans annoying? We explore cognitive dissonance, the social psychology behind minorities more effectively persuading the majority to their point of view. Do you hate vegans? Why? When they talk about cruelty, does it make you feel uncomfortable? Are you sure it’s them that...

Duration:01:44:20

Episode 3 Universal Basic Income. Will Robots Free or Enslave us?

8/29/2018
More
Will the AI revolution change the world as much as the industrial revolution? Who will benefit, which jobs will be made, and which will automation make extinct? Is Universal Basic Income or Negative Income Tax the solution? Can technology help put the community back in society? From time banks, to social credit, from Big Brother to Robot Overloads, we discuss how AI, automation, the rising power of corporations, and changes in taxation will change society.

Duration:01:07:26

Episode 2 Education - To Standardise, Specialise, Privatise or Subsidize

8/1/2018
More
Education, Privatise, Standadize, Subsidise, and Specialised Having an overly scripted and prescriptive syllabus on any course means that there is less room for teachers to adapt to the students, to add their own personal style to classes Examples of teachers who have left the profession due to over-standardisation) Can force a “one size fits all” approach, which limits opportunities The danger is falling into “transfer-content pedagogy” which emphasises one correct way. Enabling...

Duration:01:00:50

Episode 1: Religious Atheists. Their Sacred Cows and Creation Myths

6/29/2018
More
A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a Podcast. We hope to offend anyone that holds entrenched views, pop some bubbles, air out some echo chambers, see if we can tackle familiar controversies, and try and find a third way. The principle of this podcast is simple. We maintain that any time someone has trapped their thinking in a false dichotomy (Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them, Good vs. evil..) then they’re oversimplifying and preventing dialogue by limiting what...

Duration:00:50:56