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A nuanced and balanced look at the forces that unite and separate us as a society. Thoughtful conversations that touch on the psychology of political, moral, and spiritual thought

A nuanced and balanced look at the forces that unite and separate us as a society. Thoughtful conversations that touch on the psychology of political, moral, and spiritual thought
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A nuanced and balanced look at the forces that unite and separate us as a society. Thoughtful conversations that touch on the psychology of political, moral, and spiritual thought

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English


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Cultural appropriation is NOT a thing!

11/17/2019
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What does it mean when we copy elements from a culture that is not our own? Is it stealing another person's culture? Is it wrong? Here we debate the idea of "cultural appropriation" and try to make sense of this often controversial tendency.

Duration:00:58:37

From Marco Polo to Ferguson, MO: The Context of History

11/10/2019
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Context is important! It's part of the raw data we use to sculpt our idea of the world. We take a BRIEF historical tour of the Silk Road, power, wealth, and ultimately how we end up with riots in Ferguson and Baltimore. Are these events connected? Absolutely, here's how...

Duration:00:43:59

A Tale of Two Capitalisms: how corporatism destroys entrepreneurship and the middle class.

11/3/2019
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Capitalism has allowed us to leverage more human talent and ingenuity than perhaps any force in history. But how does it hurt us? In this episode we talk about two forces, that we generally call capitalism, that I argue are actually two different phenomena. Our identity as Americans is so tied to the idea of capitalism, however, that we cannot see how this "shadow capitalism" destroys our lives. Let's explore!

Duration:00:32:24

What is the story that you’re telling yourself? Is it true?

10/27/2019
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How does our model of the world affect what we see and understand? How do we escape this most essential of traps? Here's how

Duration:00:40:36

Should we be kind to our haters?

10/20/2019
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What does it mean to be kind and how does that relate to our freedom? Here we explore the relationship between freedom, pain, and kindness. Can freedom exist without justice? Can justice exist without punishment? The answer is clear, but you'll have to tune in

Duration:00:33:30

Someday we'll all be free

10/11/2019
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Once you're free in and from your own mind, freedom follows everywhere else. But how do we get free. Here we look at the path to spiritual freedom and liberation from dukkha.

Duration:00:28:46

What about class identity? A communist's perpective on ID politics.

10/4/2019
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On this episode, we partially revisit identity in the context of class. Communist and psychotherapist, Brian gives his take on what we didn't consider on the topic of human emancipation and flourishing.

Duration:00:40:23

White Identity Politics?

9/30/2019
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This time we tackle the White identity politics. Not the White nationalist, right-wing extremist variety; rather the more mainstream and insidious variety. To do so, we deconstruct identity, examine (in brief) the history of Whiteness, and talk about the implications for the future of our society.

Duration:00:31:46

Identity Politics

9/27/2019
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Make America Great Again? Well, that's loaded! We're going to try to unpack it and all that's going on around it. Before we get to MAGA, though, there are a few foundational concepts that we need to layout and explore. The first is identity politics. Hang on to your hats.

Duration:00:38:45

Human Thriving

9/21/2019
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Here we cover the PERMA model for human thriving or flourishing. Since one of the goals of the show is to examine our ideas and understand how they impact our ability to thrive, it's probably helpful to know what we mean by, "thrive". PERMA is about More on the show notes at heterodoxamericana.com

Duration:00:34:45

Do Liberals and Conservatives *actually* have a different morality?

9/16/2019
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Here, we look at Moral Foundations Theory and advocate for its effectiveness as a useful framework to contextualize people's political and moral behavior. The real power of the theory, is that it helps to drown out some of the noise of mutual disagreement and gives us the tools to focus on what we have in common. It's through focusing on our commonalities that we can move the crucial of conversations forward. This framework forms the backbone of how we analyze the differences between...

Duration:00:34:24

The Road to Heterodoxy: Angie's Story

9/12/2019
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Is this country spinning out of control? Is there anything we can do to repair the rift? In the first two episodes we talk about the respective journeys of the two hosts and the overall intention to facilitate more conversations between increasingly separated and isolated political and identity groups. Episode 2 talks about Angie's journey.

Duration:00:28:18

The Road to Heterodoxy: Raphael's story

9/10/2019
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Is this country spinning out of control? Is there anything we can do to repair the rift? In the first two episodes we talk about the respective journeys of the two hosts and the overall intention to facilitate more conversations between increasingly separated and isolated political and identity groups. Episode 1 talks about Raphael's road to heterodoxy.

Duration:00:28:42