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Join intellectual pragmatist, Anthony Boyd for illuminating discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast educes the undercurrents of life through lectures, interviews & candid spoken word that explains how individuals and society is shaped by philosophy, religion, mythical archetypes, practical psychology and more. You will gain fresh insight into your own potential for creativity, unfoldment and self actualization.

Join intellectual pragmatist, Anthony Boyd for illuminating discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast educes the undercurrents of life through lectures, interviews & candid spoken word that explains how individuals and society is shaped by philosophy, religion, mythical archetypes, practical psychology and more. You will gain fresh insight into your own potential for creativity, unfoldment and self actualization.

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Join intellectual pragmatist, Anthony Boyd for illuminating discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast educes the undercurrents of life through lectures, interviews & candid spoken word that explains how individuals and society is shaped by philosophy, religion, mythical archetypes, practical psychology and more. You will gain fresh insight into your own potential for creativity, unfoldment and self actualization.

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@anthonyb0yd

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English

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Episodes

Episode #31 | Are We Living In A Simulation?

1/25/2021
In this podcast, we put on our tin foil hat to talk about the possibility that we might be living in a simulation. We go through a few signs that point to the fact(or suspicion) that this world we’re living in is simulated. But before we explore that, we visit some of the interesting topics I’ve come across since the last podcast. Curated Segment(4:16), Simulation Theory(1:14:30) Technology “The flip side of the argument, though, is that it would indeed be totalitarian for the government...

Duration:02:01:39

Episode #30 | Free Will Is An Illusion

1/18/2021
In this episode, we wrestle with various perspectives of Free Will. Do we have Free Will? Do we have a little Free Will? Or do we not have Free Will at all? We also wrestle with censorship again, a difficult topic to pin down when it comes to private companies. But this time we talk about censorship with regard to Section 230. Segments: ) ()...

Duration:01:44:30

Episode #29 | Nuclear Waste Of The Human Soul: Censorship Is Not What You Think It Is

1/14/2021
For a long time I’ve pondered what social media actually is, whether it was simply a reflection of us or something more—an excavator of our most carnal and visceral inclinations. I’ve watched us become increasingly toxic via social media and the events of the past year or so seems to be evidence of this toxicity spilling onto the streets. In this podcast, I broach the subject of human nature as it relates to technology as well as the nuanced topic of censorship. Sources:...

Duration:01:18:10

Episode #28 | Death & Life Are In The Power Of The Tongue

1/8/2021
This episode is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the topics of "Decoding Reality." We discuss a concept that has been spoken about for thousands of years, the fact that thoughts are things. Do we create our own reality? Or is everything just up to chance? Can we build the life we want to live? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:00:54:09

Episode #27 | Seeds & Guns | We Don't Have Privacy, Get Over It

1/7/2021
In this episode, we start off season 3 with a brief discussion about technology and society. We use 2020 as the background of the discussion on privacy concerns and the outlook for the future. Sources: A Future Without Privacy - https://danielmiessler.com/blog/future-without-privacy/ Why I'm Staying In The Stock Market - https://danielmiessler.com/blog/why-im-staying-in-the-stock-market/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:01:19:34

Episode #26 | The Obsolete

7/18/2020
In this episode we deal with the postmodern worldview, specifically the, "theoretical questions about textual authority." Postmodernist make a few arguments predicated on: Claims that words have no meaning. Claims that there is no objective truth. Although the postmodern worldview is hard to articulate, I deal with this worldview in this podcast to the best of ability. I use the book "Beyond Opinion" by Ravi Zacharias to navigate these tough questions. --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:01:22:37

Episode #25 | The Upside Down

7/16/2020
In this season, I come back with some fresh intellectual insight. I talk about evolving my worldview, God & two influential figures who's work that I'll be studying along the way.(Listen to the song at the end, it's fire!) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:01:14:47

Episode #24 | Exposing The Biggest Hoax On Earth

4/4/2020
Fear. Fear is the biggest hoax on the earth. Yeah, I wasn't going to leave you in suspense with this clickbait title. lol. But yes, in this episode, we explore to what extent this hoax has ruined and is currently ruining peoples lives by pulling a veil of illusion over their face. We also talk about how to manage our mental health in a practical way during this pandemic. Many of us in the USA are marooned. Unemployment is high but for some, morale is low. I talk about the importance of...

Duration:01:12:54

Episode #23 | Paradigm Shifts: The Importance Of Changing Our Thinking

3/10/2020
The other day I came across a post from a young lady educating her timeline on botany. She showed us a plant with a withered leaf. This leafs dilapidated state is due to redistribution of nutrients to a new leaf that is in the early stages of growth. This made me think of paradigm shifts. Pulling nutrients from a full grown, worn out leaf, the plant prioritizes the younger leaf for new growth. In other words, one part of the plant has to die in order for another part for it to grow. In...

Duration:00:47:58

Episode #22 | The Lamp Of Your Body: What You Focus On Is Reflected Within

3/6/2020
In this episode we explore Luke 11:33-36 & The Dhammapada to highlight the effect that focus has on our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health. This podcast mainly deals with attention. Our attention creates our reality by way of perpetuation of the things we focus on. We live in a world where content is the main focus of our attention. I address the benefits of giving attention to wholesome content. When we value our attention we improve the health of our being. The "lamp" of our...

Duration:01:11:29

Episode #21 | The Uncanny Valley

2/28/2020
In this episode we explore "The Uncanny," specifically as it relates to A.I. and Robotics. The Uncanny Valley is the chasm which we approach and enter into as robots become increasingly reminiscent of human beings in their likeness. We start off by exploring the background of the uncanny as it relates it its pioneers. Pop culture references such as The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror were explored in this podcast as well. “What is the uncanny? For Freud, the uncanny locates the strangeness in...

Duration:00:57:25

Episode #20 | A Special Method For Ending Misery

2/21/2020
In this episode we visit the mechanisms that support the state of misery. We dissect "Ego Identification," via it's discreet parts. After we identify a series of definitions, we devise a method(s) for potentially overcoming the state of misery. LAKEY INSPIRED - Warm Nights https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired/warm-nights --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:00:39:49

Episode #19| The Shadow Of God: A Jungian Interpretation Of The Book Of Job

2/19/2020
In yet another challenging podcast, I present my enthusiasm for a fresh perspective on the shadow archetype within the God of the book of Job via the controversial work, "Answer To Job" by Carl Jung. The Shadow Archetype is the repressed version of ourselves. Many of us leave the Shadow Archetype in the dark to fester. When this Shadow Archetype isn’t given room to express itself, it can cause much of the problems we see in our day to day lives. In Answer To Job, we see the Shadow Archetype...

Duration:00:56:57

Episode #18| The Echo Chamber: Mechanisms Of The Decline Of Civil Discourse

2/18/2020
This was a very challenging episode for me to do because it is such a broad topic despite how specific the title appears. In this episode we attempt to tackle the problem of the decline of civil discourse through the reasoning of a psychological lens. First we approach it with a potential solution, then we work backwards toward the origin of the issue. Most importantly, we talk about what happens to the individual throughout all of this and how they are effected. --- Send in a voice...

Duration:00:56:27

Episode #17 | The Mandela Effect or False Memories?

2/18/2020
In this episode, we put on our tin foil hats to explore The Mandela Effect. This episode, although inspired by a previous episode, allows us to engage our imagination in order to take a peak into the paranormal. Towards the end we balance everything out with some good ole rational thought and reasoning. Sources: The Mandela Effect, False Memory --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:00:38:54

Episode #13 | Kaizen: The Power Of Incremental Improvement & Nutritional Supplements That Actually Work

2/18/2020
In this episode we briefly discuss the philosophy of Kaizen. Many of us feel the pressure of high productivity demands. Kaizen flips that pressure on its head by offering methods of taking small, essential, incremental steps toward our goal. We also visit some supplements that actually deliver real performance gains. For more philosophical and basic nutritional insight visit: www.badbuddhism.com Sources: Caffeine consumption and calcium: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12204390/...

Duration:01:03:01

Bad Buddhism Daily Quote #41| An Excerpt From The Tao Te Ching

2/17/2020
An Excerpt From The Tao Te Ching --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:00:00:55

Bad Buddhism Daily Quote #40| When Faith Is Strong Enough

2/16/2020
When faith is strong enough --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:00:00:34

Bad Buddhism Daily Quote #39| Simplicity In Our Thinking

2/15/2020
Simplicity in our thinking leads to powerful creative ability --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:00:00:22

Bad Buddhism Daily Quote #38

2/14/2020
Nothing is final or fatal. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badbuddhism/message

Duration:00:00:46