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Our worldview, ideology, and beliefs are like a house that we inherit. Our culture, families, communities, faith, and experiences shape this structure. In a renovation, we need to examine the layout, structural integrity, and the items fill our house.

Our worldview, ideology, and beliefs are like a house that we inherit. Our culture, families, communities, faith, and experiences shape this structure. In a renovation, we need to examine the layout, structural integrity, and the items fill our house.
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United States

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Our worldview, ideology, and beliefs are like a house that we inherit. Our culture, families, communities, faith, and experiences shape this structure. In a renovation, we need to examine the layout, structural integrity, and the items fill our house.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 10: The Political Correctness Expiration Date

1/10/2019
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Political correctness and social awareness has been in the spotlight for many reasons. Most recently with the holiday song "Baby It's Cold Outside" and 90s TV shows such as Friends and Seinfeld, social media has been abuzz with complaints and arguments about the appropriateness of "classic" songs and hit TV shows. The conversations seems to brush up against the punching bag generation known as millennials. In this episode, Pat & Britt talk about why millennials seems to be the ones...

Duration:00:41:10

Ep. 9: The Many Faces Of Nationalism

11/15/2018
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The term 'nationalism' has become a hot topic recently. The word has a roller coaster history, but is often used in more of a negative light. Although some people today, including President Donald Trump, are embracing the term and trying to justify it. But what is nationalism, and is it the opposite of globalism? In this episode, Pat & Britt tackle the term and what it means in different contexts, and they debate the dichotomy of nationalism vs. globalism. Join the conversation on the...

Duration:00:49:45

Ep. 8: The Rise of Technology Dependency

11/8/2018
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Technology has always moved us forward and improved out lives... or has it? We love our devices and the connection they afford us to the greater world and the people in it. But have we come to rely on our tech too much? Can tech replace human interaction? What are we doing to our brains as we feed our need for instant gratification in the internet age? How do we push against that addiction or dependence on social media and digital connection? In this episode Pat & Britt talk about where...

Duration:00:41:30

Ep. 7: Divide & Conquer

10/4/2018
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We are all complicated people, and we don't like to be put in boxes. That leads to complicated conversations and complicated discussions around tough topics. So what is the best way to have these conversations? Is it to compartmentalize each facet and discuss them individually? Or are we better off having a conversation where everything connects to everything and we get side-tracked easily? In this episode Pat & Britt talk about how they think through tough conversations and how they've seen...

Duration:00:36:13

Ep. 6: What Can We Learn From The Nike Protest?

9/27/2018
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Protests and boycotts seem to be a regular part of our American lives. From social media to TV shows to sporting events — there's a never-ending amount of causes and issues to support or protest. Recently Colin Kaepernick was chosen by Nike to be the star of an advertising campaign, and with that campaign came protests and counter-protests. In this episode Pat & Britt talk about how we protest today, what that says about our society, and whether or not brands should have to take a stand on...

Duration:00:36:35

Ep. 5: Our Complicated Relationship With Emotion

9/20/2018
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The recent US Open women's final match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka has been in the news and circling the internet for a few weeks. There have been many articles written on every facet of the match - and specifically the controversy that stemmed from the officiating of the match. It's a complicated topic that touches several hot-button societal issues, but the discussion around it is worth pressing into. In this episode Pat & Britt begin a discussion that relates Serena's match...

Duration:00:38:20

Ep. 4: When Facts Don't Add Up

9/13/2018
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Truth and facts always seem to be changing. They seem to change with time, with the internet, with people. How do we navigate how truth is presented and interpreted? Can we all live different truths? In this episode, Pat & Britt tackle the tip of the iceberg on the topic of truth as they wade into the waters of absolute vs. relative truth and discuss the phrase "Live your truth." Join the conversation on the Renovation Theory Facebook Group Shownotes Episode 3Inc.com article on the...

Duration:00:36:02

Ep. 3: Personality Tests & Conflict

9/6/2018
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Introvert, extrovert, judger, observer, achiever, futurist, loyalist, idealist, helper; the lost goes on and on. There are many personality tests around - from Myers Briggs to Enneagram to Buzzfeed. Some do a better job than others at helping us figure out and explain our personalities. But what happens when we view our personality traits as negative, or we feel others react negatively when they hear our personality? In this episode Pat & Britt talk about their personalities, how they've...

Duration:00:30:43

Ep. 2: Check Your Biases

8/30/2018
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Biases exist all around us. We have them. Our friends have them. News has them. Even social media channels have them. Biases color our world and the information we take in - whether we realize it or not. In this week's episode Pat & Britt talk about how news and other content is molded before it reaches us, and what that means for our conversations and interactions with friends. Join the conversation on the Renovation Theory Facebook Group Shownotes Renovation Theory Ep. 1Google News...

Duration:00:25:20

Ep. 1: What is Renovation Theory?

8/23/2018
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Having conversations about our beliefs and opinions online and offline today is difficult - especially when the conversation centers on a divisive cultural topic. In this introductory episode, Pat & Britt talk about why they started Renovation Theory, and what they want it to become. They walk through the 5 core values of Renovation Theory that will guide future episodes and discussions. Join the conversation on the Renovation Theory Facebook Group Shownotes Renovation Theory Core Values

Duration:00:35:23