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Perspectives in social science & society.

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Episodes

Ep14: I Don't Q Do U?

8/17/2018
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Nate takes a look into the social psychosis of QAnon and the role of conspiracy hope in society.

Duration:00:27:20

Ep13: Medicaid and Mental Health, A Primer

7/26/2018
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Nate explores the history and implementation of Medicaid as a state-run health insurance program and its crucial role in the mental health system.

Duration:00:31:44

Ep12: a Focus on the Family Separation

6/27/2018
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Nate explores the implications of lifelong trauma for thousands of children and their parents caused by the Trump/Sessions version of a zero tolerance immigration policy.

Duration:00:36:59

Ep11: Mental Health & Police Training ft Jen Gentry

6/14/2018
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Licensed social worker and Community Mental Health Liaison Jen Gentry discusses the need for greater education and training for law enforcement, structural issues regarding police training, and the success of existing programs such as Crisis Intervention Teams.

Duration:01:16:54

Ep10: Trump Saves Christmas, Ajit Throttles Internet

5/23/2018
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In a May 10th, 2018 rally in Elkhart Indiana, Trump reminded all Americans, but especially Elkhartians, that it is now legal to say Merry Christmas again. In May. So enjoy Off Baseline's first ever Christmas special, and a rare gift of good news that the Net Neutrality repeal has a shot at being overturned.

Duration:00:22:23

Ep09: Weed, War & Why History Matters

5/10/2018
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In this episode, Nate discusses Trump tearing up the Iran Deal while pinky promising North Korea that he totally won't do that again, and we contrast the administration's current prohibitive attitudes toward cannabis with American history of pot prosecution, exploring Jeffrey Sessions' claim that weed and heroin are the same thing.

Duration:00:28:39

Ep08: Bolton's Bombs and Other Reasons You're Poor

4/17/2018
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In this episode, Nate discusses the Trump administration's response to the situation in Syria, and we take an in-depth-ish look at sociological components of income inequality, rising billionaire celebrity, and what it all says about the values of our society.

Duration:00:41:37

Ep07: The Internet is Wrong About Immigration (probably) ft Stephen Robbins

3/26/2018
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Joined by immigration attorney and host of the podcast REDIRECT, Stephen Robbins helps tackle questions about undocumented immigrants like "are they going to murder me?" and "are they really a freeloading burden off of MY tax dollars?" and "what vehicles do immigration attorneys drive?" Stephen shares his coping skills for the depressing world we live in.

Duration:00:47:00

Ep06: Psych Thrillers, Shaky Ethics, & Barack's Baristas ft Kristin Helling

3/21/2018
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Kristin Helling, Author of The Altruism Effect, the Bystander Effect, and CAPSULE, discusses getting into the mindset to write a psychological thriller novel. We discuss the ethics and findings of studies like the Stanford Prison Experiment, and we reflect on the time we were President Obama's baristas.

Duration:01:05:22

Ep05: Indictments and Armchair Psychoanalysis

3/12/2018
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In this episode we discuss Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' scandal & indictment, Sam Nunberg's less than desirable media day, and Nate responds to listener feedback.

Duration:00:22:47

Ep04: Do Not Download Until OK To Discuss Gun Violence

2/19/2018
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In this episode we discuss the two common arguments in the all-too-familiar cycle of having a gun violence debate: gun regulation, and mental health treatment.

Duration:00:32:08

Ep03: SOTU, Wahoo, and YouTube ft Becca Godsey

2/5/2018
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In this episode we discuss Trump's State of the Union and what it means for immigrants and opiate treatment, the fleeting pseudo-stardom of YouTube, what symbolic interaction theory can help us understand about Chief Wahoo, and Becca Godsey joins to talk social media as an extension of our identities. Music included in this podcast with permission: Balkan Beats by The Freak Fandango Orchestra, Bad Seed by The UK's.

Duration:02:02:48

Ep02: Big Buttons, Bigger Coping Skills ft Jody DeBoer LMSW

1/26/2018
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In this episode we discuss the erroneous ballistic missile alert in Hawaii, the deportation of Jorge Garcia and what role does immigration law play in society. LMSW Jody DeBoer joins to discuss the general functions of community mental health centers and their important role in the health of individual communities. Recommended reading: Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die by Garrett Graff Music included in this podcast with...

Duration:01:37:23

Ep01: MLK, Feedback Loops, and Conflict ft Rev Steven Andrews

1/19/2018
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In this episode I outline the concept of the podcast at some length, and perhaps efficiently. Rev Steven Andrews joins to reflect on MLK, social media dialogue, conflict, and communication. Recommended reading: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. Music included in this podcast with permission: Balkan Beats by The Freak Fandango Orchestra, Bad Seed by The UK's.

Duration:01:04:15

Nate Staley is creating the Off Baseline Podcast

1/5/2018
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Episode Notes I am launching a podcast called "Off Baseline", which aims to navigate the news through the macro and micro lenses of sociology, psychology, history, anthropology, communication theory, political science, economics, and other social sciences. FOLLOW the show on Twitter: http://twitter.com/offbaseline LIKE the show on Facebook: http://facebook.com/apagadobaseline Music is “Balkan Beats” by The Freak Fandango Orchestra https://freakfandango.bandcamp.com/ used with...

Duration:00:02:18