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Time-Rich And Time-Poor: Discussion on Time-Management

7/27/2018
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Being rich or poor is a state of mind. Some people feel poor even if they have money, and others feel rich even if they don't have money. Likewise, some people are time-poor even if they have time, while others are time-rich even if they don't have time.

Duration:00:47:55

Segregation And Integration

7/13/2018
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On racial segregation and integration. We talked about Anthony Bourdain’s criticism of “Northeastern Liberals,” exploitation of immigrants, slavery, Hasidic Jewish community, public vs. private schools.

Duration:01:00:13

Identity And Context

6/16/2018
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In the West, we tend to assume that who we are is an unchanging essence of ourselves but when our lives change dramatically, we realize that it's impossible to define our identity without the context in which we live.

Duration:00:55:44

Difference Between Being “Wise” and “Smart”

6/13/2018
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We tend to use the words "wise" and "smart" in different ways. We postulate that smartness can be taught, shared, and passed on, but wisdom cannot be. We all have to become wiser on our own from scratch.

Duration:01:07:19

Street Smart vs. Book Smart in Politics

6/6/2018
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We discuss how the perception of being street smart and book smart impact politicians' careers.

Duration:00:54:08

The Folly of Specializing

6/1/2018
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In the West, specializing is how we gain authority, but it is a form of ignorance and has adverse consequences.

Duration:01:03:40

Episode suicide: Why Is Suicide Illegal?

5/18/2018
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If you think about it, it's rather strange that people would want suicide to be illegal. Why would you want your right taken away?

Duration:01:01:32

Episode cecil-taylor: Conversation on Cecil Taylor

4/6/2018
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We discuss the life and music of Cecil Taylor. We planned this podcast before Cecil Taylor died.

Duration:00:51:08

Episode leonard-cohen: Conversation on Leonard Cohen

3/25/2018
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We discuss the life and work of Leonard Cohen.

Duration:00:36:57

Episode loneliness: How to Overcome Loneliness

3/17/2018
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Recently there have been many articles about loneliness. Everyone is feeling lonely these days. Why?

Duration:00:49:01