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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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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

Super Saiyan Preview 3 – My Interview With DCE Pirate Radio

8/17/2018
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We talk about a bunch of random things: What the hell is my podcast about? Social media and internet culture Facebook algorithms Free speech vs. businesses having the freedom to do what they want Philosophy and how to get into it Being basic and generic and much more You can listen to the full version on episode 41 of the DCE podcast (dirtycleaneats.com/dce-pirate-radio-41-sam-yang-must-triumph/), available everywhere you listen. You can also become a Super Saiyan and get access to...

Duration:00:21:57

15 – Exercise: The First Road to Character

8/10/2018
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Seneca said thousands of years ago: “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” This aphorism still stands the test of time. Physical culture, and eventually exercise, became a tangible and easily understood way to modify ourselves. Prior to all the industrial and technological revolutions, we didn't dissociate ourselves from our bodies. Your sense of self was not secular from your body—they were one and the same. Thus changing our body meant changing our being... Things...

Duration:00:24:05

14 – Within Endurance Lives Freedom (FMA Mix)

8/3/2018
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It's not true what they say about time We can't produce a masterpiece if given enough time We can only create a masterpiece if we can endure the time needed to get good... Things Discussed Related Episodes: Music Chosen by Ross Bugden If 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...

Duration:00:03:05

13 – The Samurai and the Master

7/27/2018
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When evening came, the tea master along with some of the other servants explored the city. As the party wandered about the city, they came upon two samurai. The tea master and his companions bowed their heads and politely stepped aside into the gutter to let the two warriors pass. One samurai passed without incident while the second samurai remained fixed in his place. The samurai had broad shoulders, mangled hands, skin burned by the sun, and scars across his face. He was a fearsome...

Duration:00:10:15

Super Saiyan Preview 2 – Wile E. Coyote & Our Make-Believe Economy

7/24/2018
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Duration:00:07:12

12 – What Would Naruto or Goku Do: A Nerd Enters a Tournament

7/20/2018
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I'm going to tell you a story about what went through my mind during the finals of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament, but frankly, it's what goes through my mind during any intense situation. To boil it all down into one word, it would be "mindset." Mindset meaning: the established set of attitudes. The attitudes I hold are far from perfect, or even normal, but sometimes abnormal works... Things Discussed Fight Club Books I Recommend: Fight Club: A Novelhttp://amzn.to/1HUkkqbDavid and...

Duration:00:22:01

11 – Theodore Roosevelt: Daring Greatly & the Martial Arts Life

7/13/2018
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For young Roosevelt, it was rough goings from the start, as he constantly suffered from debilitating health problems. At night, he would have sudden asthma attacks so severe, his parents feared for his life. Doctors at the time had no treatment and assumed the worst, that Roosevelt would live a short and unpromising life. Roosevelt's father, Theodore Roosevelt Sr., however, had other ideas about young Roosevelt. These early challenges along with the will of his father shaped Roosevelt for...

Duration:00:37:19

10 – Have Gi—Will Travel: A Philosophical Journey

7/6/2018
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In 2008, I quit my job, traveled the world, and trained martial arts. This was never my plan, but like many great things in life, things work out better when you don't plan for it. You see, when I quit my job and got on the road, I had no idea what I was doing or what was going to happen. No map, no GPS, and no working radio (it broke the first night). But that's what made it memorable. That's why it's called an adventure, not a plan... Things Discussed Office SpaceThe Book of Five...

Duration:01:00:56

Preview: Super Saiyan Bonus Ep 1 – Trains, Zombies, Samurai, and Psychos

6/29/2018
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Duration:00:05:20

9 – In the Case of the Archer: Zen and Tao for the Western Mind

6/22/2018
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In the pursuit of achievement, we're bogged down by the weight of expectations. Modern money-driven society tells us we are aimless—and that this is bad. They tell us: we must have goals, we must keep score, and we must achieve. But in the case of the archer, an archer can shoot for the pleasure of shooting, yet when given the task of hitting a bulls-eye... things change. She must measure herself. She must win. To be content is to be surpassed. Everyone is an enemy; even her friends are...

Duration:00:11:49

8 – On Feeding the Gray Wolf

6/8/2018
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We like to think there's a vent for releasing all of our pent-up frustrations—to reset back to zero. That'd be nice, but in the real world, releasing misery tends to feed more misery. What are we paying attention to? We feed what we put our energy into, and in putting our energy into suffering, we only remind ourselves of the things we wish to forget. Captured in a vicious feedback loop. This is what neuroscientists say. But there's an old Chinese proverb that says it even better: “The...

Duration:00:15:18