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30 – The Seven Mental Steps for Change

12/14/2018
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This is not your typical self-improvement show. Related Episodes: Music Chosen by Ross BugdenIf you'd like to support my podcast and help me do this full-time, become a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/musttriumph (a site where you can monetarily support your favorite content creators). As a thank you, you'll get access to transcripts, bonus episodes, videos, Q&A, and behind the scenes of how I make each episode. If you’d like to do a single donation, you can do so here:...

Duration:00:20:14

29 – What an Italian Cook Taught Me about Living w/ Kristine Nelson

12/7/2018
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Anyone who's had a parent, or perhaps a grandparent, devoted to cooking, you know food is more than food. When made by the right person, food can become small mysteries, channeled with all the love and affection a person can muster. It absorbs all the wonderful qualities of a loving parent, grandparent, spouse, lover, or even child. In a bite, you not only learn about the creator but also about yourself. You inherit the knowledge of your past, not just of your family, but also your culture....

Duration:00:21:00

Super Saiyan Preview – The Big Ideas: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

12/5/2018
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I'm an avid reader of books. I probably read around two books a week. It's how I can do this podcast. The information doesn't just spring from my mind, it's me putting together all the different ideas I've been exposed to over the years, mostly through reading. And since I've already done a lot of reading, what I enjoy doing is distilling these big ideas in ways that most folks can understand, or have it put into context that they can relate to. We've all read books where we got close to...

Duration:00:04:46

28 – Doc Louis: The Wisdom of Punch-Out w/ Alex Fernandez

11/28/2018
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We are all Little Macs. And we all can use a little Doc Louis. *Special thanks to Alex Fernandez from the Too Legit Sports podcast for lending his voice. Related Episodes: Music Chosen by Ross BugdenIf you'd like to support my podcast and help me do this full-time, become a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/musttriumph (a site where you can monetarily support your favorite content creators). As a thank you, you will get access to bonus episodes along with transcripts for every...

Duration:00:10:21

Unlocked: Full Bonus Episode – Wile E. Coyote & Our Make-Believe Economy

11/25/2018
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For being such loyal listeners, I've unlocked the second bonus episode, so you can hear it in its entirety. I've talked about a variety of topics, but how can I not cover economic ideas? Would you like to see how I create each episode? Would you also like to read a transcript version of each episode? Would you like access to bonus episodes? Would you like to ask me question? Become one of my Patreon sponsors (https://www.patreon.com/musttriumph). Help make Must Triumph my full-time...

Duration:00:18:48

27 – Try Thanksgiving: Try Being Thankful and Giving

11/18/2018
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To all my listeners and sponsors, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Music Chosen by Ross BugdenIf you'd like to support my podcast and help me do this full-time, become a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/musttriumph (a site where you can monetarily support your favorite content creators). As a thank you, you will get access to bonus episodes along with transcripts for every episode (including this one). If you'd like to do a single donation, you can use Paypal:...

Duration:00:06:26

Bonus Episode Preview: One-Punch Man – A Study in Crowd Psychology

11/13/2018
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Whether you've seen the One-Punch Man anime or not, you'll still get a lot out of this episode. And you might even think to yourself, oh... this even explains everything. Become a Super Saiyan and get access to all premium episodes! https://www.patreon.com/musttriumph You can also find me at https://twitter.com/StuffFromSam and https://facebook.com/musttriumph

Duration:00:03:10

26 – Ira Glass: Imagine Quality Without Taste

11/8/2018
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Imagination takes courage. You're not only putting yourself out there to be judged by others but worse than that, you're putting yourself out there to be judged by your harshest critic: yourself. Personally, when I struggle with creating the right content, or when I'm questioning what I'm doing: putting myself out there, putting out there weird philosophical audio essays and stories that are scored to music when everyone else is just interviewing controversial figures, and finding an...

Duration:00:20:52

25 – Robert Frost & Max Ehrmann: On the Path of Desire and Regret

11/1/2018
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Max Ehrmann was an American writer, lawyer, and spiritualist, studying philosophy and law at Harvard University. He lived most of his life in his hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana, practicing law and working in his family's meat packing plant. "Desiderata" was his most notable work, a poem on simple living. Desiderata is Latin for "something desired," poignant for a humble man who was largely unknown in his lifetime, only achieving fame after his death. During the same period was an American...

Duration:00:08:15

24 – What Getting Punched in the Face Taught Me

10/25/2018
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*If you like MMA, anime, pro wrestling, Leftist politics, and meme comedy, check out my other podcast: Southpaw (not to be mistaken for the major league sports podcast and the other one about furries)* Getting punched in the face is rather unpleasant. You should avoid it if at all possible. If you, however, HAVE gotten punched in the face or have wondered why it's such a common story element, or why so many people seem fascinated by it, or why it's more shocking than it is painful, you have...

Duration:00:22:12

23 – Mind of a Champion: Alec Baulding (Part 3 of 3)

10/19/2018
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This is a special episode because I want people to listen to this as a form of mental preparation. Something you listen to, to psych yourself up, give you confidence and will, or if you are a competitor, to get your mind right before an event. Something you can listen to over and over again. Ultimately, you're not fighting an opponent. You're fighting yourself. However, if you can make peace with your mind, then you can take on the world. This is the third of a three part series. Follow...

Duration:00:09:35

22 – Mind of a Champion: Alec Baulding (Part 2 of 3)

10/15/2018
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This is a special episode because I want people to listen to this as a form of mental preparation. Something you listen to, to psych yourself up, give you confidence and will, or if you are a competitor, to get your mind right before an event. Something you can listen to over and over again. I actually want this to be something even Alec can listen to for his own mental prep. This is the second of a three part series. Follow Alec: YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/AlecBaulding Instagram:...

Duration:00:08:29

21 – Mind of a Champion: Alec Baulding (Part 1 of 3)

10/9/2018
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This is a special episode because I want people to listen to this as a form of mental preparation. Something you listen to, to psych yourself up, give you confidence and will, or if you are a competitor, to get your mind right before an event. Something you can listen to over and over again. I actually want this to be something even Alec can listen to for his own mental prep. This is the first of a three part series. Follow Alec: YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/AlecBaulding Instagram:...

Duration:00:12:40

Super Saiyan Preview 5 – Humanity and Morals: Miyazaki and Kurosawa

10/5/2018
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Become a Super Saiyan and get access to all premium episodes! https://www.patreon.com/musttriumph You can also find me at https://twitter.com/StuffFromSam and https://facebook.com/musttriumph

Duration:00:02:57

20 – Life the Dream: Learning Philosophy, the Hard Way

9/28/2018
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The parable of the Butterfly can be told in a paragraph yet it's sparked whole college courses, and countless books and movies. It is THE principle theme in Christopher Nolan's Inception: Am I awake or am I dreaming I am awake? The Parable of the Butterfly “Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering here and there, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably...

Duration:00:32:03

19 – The Tao of Robin Williams

9/19/2018
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It begins with the king as a boy... having to sleep alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. While he’s spending the night alone, he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the Holy Grail — symbol of God’s divine grace. A voice said to him, ‘You shall be keeper of the Grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.’ But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement, he felt...

Duration:00:17:24

18 – From Blake, Bradbury, to Asimov: How a Tiger, a Fireman, and a Robot Can Teach You How to Be Human

9/16/2018
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*Special thanks to Steve Little, and as always Rachel Fox for lending their voices to this project. Our memory is collective. The only reason we know more than the previous generations isn't that we have genetically superior brains (in fact, research shows the opposite), it's because the previous generations left us their CliffNotes, from building cars to curing diseases. Without these notes, we'd know less than they did. If you put us and someone from a thousand years ago on an island,...

Duration:00:18:19

17 – Trolling Capitalism: Your Job Might Be Bullsh*t (Abridged)

9/8/2018
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There are those who'll always say, no matter how efficient the financial markets are, no matter how much automation there is, the outcome will always be the same: more jobs and more human prosperity for all. But if more jobs are created by greater efficiency, then what's the difference between efficient and inefficient? Because efficiency is supposed to mean fewer people for more work. For example, a computer that replaces everyone's job would mean greater efficiency. So we've all been sold...

Duration:00:55:55

Unlocked: Full Bonus Episode — Trains, Zombies, Samurai, and Psychos

9/3/2018
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For being such loyal listeners, I've unlocked the first bonus episode, so you can hear it in its entirety. It's about an hour but I think you'll have a lot of fun with it. First, watch "Train to Busan" on Netflix, then join us and follow along as some friends and I discuss and breakdown not only this movie, but the zombie trope, and what that reveals about our own world. If you'd like access to transcripts or all past and future bonus episodes, support the show and become one of my Patreon...

Duration:00:51:45

16 – Tang Taizong: Philosopher King

8/22/2018
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Tang Taizong made China the largest, richest, and most powerful country of its time. He ruled from 626 to 649 BCE. Not only known for his mind on the battlefield, defeating the invading Turks, but he was more renowned for his ability to maintain the peace. His dynasty lasted for hundreds of years and Tang Taizong's reign became the model against which all future emperors were measured. The Tang dynasty is considered the golden age in Chinese history and was treated as required studying...

Duration:00:20:02