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This is True is the oldest entertainment feature on the Internet (Founded 1994).

This is True is the oldest entertainment feature on the Internet (Founded 1994).
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Episodes

Podcast 027: Thinking in Emergencies

1/18/2018
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In This Episode: Thinking in emergencies, as didn’t happen in Hawaii — but here’s how to do it better at home using the first tool in the “This is True Thinking Toolbox”. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast27 The post Podcast 027: Thinking in Emergencies appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:20:25


Podcast 026: That’s Not Hypocrisy, It’s Clear Thinking

1/12/2018
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In This Episode: Is it a contradiction to laugh at Oregon and New Jersey for not allowing self-serve gas stations, AND to urge businesses to offer better customer service to help them with online competitors? At least one reader thinks so, and here’s why he’s wrong. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast26 The post Podcast 026: That’s Not Hypocrisy, It’s Clear Thinking appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:13:57


Podcast 025: The Rants Get Serious

1/5/2018
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In This Episode: You want to know what TRUE is really about? Then listen to this one — don’t read the transcript. You’ll hear the true passion of one of my rants, because it’s in my voice. Seriously: if you don’t have a podcast player, stream it from the Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast25 The post Podcast 025: The Rants Get Serious appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:16:58


Podcast 024: A Second Opinion

12/29/2017
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In This Episode: A very different kind of episode: we talk about a story that’s not from the newsletter, but rather one that’s too long and complex to be shortened to 100ish words plus a pithy tagline. It’s an amazing story of hope and renewal that’s perfect for the New Year. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast24 The post Podcast 024: A Second Opinion appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:27:45


Podcast 023: It’s Tough to Find a Hero

12/21/2017
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In This Episode: It’s really fun to find patterns in weird news stories: Randy gives a couple of “paired” examples. But really: people have to turn to weeds and rocks as “heroes”?! Certainly “celebrities” and national leaders aren’t worthy of being looked up to these days. Yet another entry in the No Longer Weird file, and a fun Easter Egg at the end. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast23 The post Podcast 023: It’s Tough to Find a Hero appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:16:51


Podcast 022: Death is Taboo?

12/15/2017
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In This Episode: A wonderful, uplifting story …about death. Would U.S. paramedics been praised for such an action, or reprimanded? Patreon really screws up, and then walks back their announcement with apologies. And another segment of No Longer Weird. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How to Comment Episode Transcript Subscribe to Podcast Notification Emails List of All Episodes Show Notes A larger version of the photo of the paramedic at the beach with his terminal patient. I talked...

Duration: 00:16:25


Podcast 021: All About Mawwaige

12/7/2017
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In This Episode: A couple in Australia was so upset over the possible legalization of SSM — Same-Sex Marriage — they promised to …get a divorce in protest. Flash update to that story. And another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast21 The post Podcast 021: All About Mawwaige appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:20:26


Podcast 020: A Teaching Opportunity

12/1/2017
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In This Episode: A teacher gives sixth-graders an “inappropriate” quiz, and how that loops into an “inappropriate” military stunt from last week’s issue, and another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast20 The post Podcast 020: A Teaching Opportunity appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:15:26


Podcast 019: The Headlines Lied

11/24/2017
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In This Episode: Announcing a new podcast. Another No Longer Weird. And then there are the lying “Marijuana Overdose Death!” headlines: agenda-driven clickbait shockers that many other media outlets jumped on with without checking the facts first. It’s stupid, and wrong. Plus: a fun Easter Egg. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast19 The post Podcast 019: The Headlines Lied appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:19:33


Podcast 018: Think Harder

11/16/2017
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In This Episode: Kit thinks we should go deeper into the featured story to really understand the “thinking” implications: it’s not all about laughing at a funny tagline. Plus, I explore Kit’s approach to coaching a bit more, since I had some questions after hearing her on a couple of other podcasts! And: another segment […] The post Podcast 018: Think Harder appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:19:40


Podcast 017: How to Lose Everything, Instantly

11/2/2017
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In This Episode: More on the story about the loss (to fire) of the Hewlett-Packard archive of papers about their early formation, with a special guest connecting in from the coast to talk about how that could have been prevented. Because H-P’s loss has a lesson for all of us, which is why I called […] The post Podcast 017: How to Lose Everything, Instantly appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:23:01


Podcast 016: Unfit for Office?

10/26/2017
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In This Episode: A new co-host, an interesting question from a reader, another segment in No Longer Weird, and a story about a political candidate who is …a bit “out there.” WAY out there. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How to Comment Episode Transcript Subscribe to Podcast Notification Emails List of All Episodes […] The post Podcast 016: Unfit for Office? appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:11:16


Podcast 015: That’s Legal Now

10/20/2017
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In This Episode: A complaint about last week’s featured story, which leads to why prices online end in “77” (vs “.99” offline), another segment of No Longer Weird, and how to be so stupid you can get busted for possession of marijuana in Colorado — where pot is legal! Plus: why Uncommon Sense doesn’t have […] The post Podcast 015: That’s Legal Now appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:20:04


Podcast 014: An Act of Charity

10/12/2017
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In This Episode: A mostly seasonal segment for No Longer Weird. Then, it seems like just a funny story, but a crusty donation to a food bank maybe isn’t so charitable after all, and — when you think about it — demonstrates the value of thinking about your actions before doing. Jump To… Show Notes How to […] The post Podcast 014: An Act of Charity appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:10:29


Podcast 013: How ADD Made TRUE Possible

10/5/2017
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In This Episode: Society seems to think ADD/ADHD is some sort of curse. Yet when properly managed, it provides “superpowers” that are an absolute gift. Randy and a special guest — his high performance coach (who specializes in entrepreneurs with ADD/ADHD) — talk about why that is, and what it takes to get away from […] The post Podcast 013: How ADD Made TRUE Possible appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:35:59


Podcast 010: Zero Tolerance

9/7/2017
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In This Episode: No Longer Weird: An obliviot trying to pass a 99-cent “$1 million bill”. And it’s Episode 10: you’re darn right it’s time to do a bit of a rant on zero tolerance! Clare and I talk about an older case that was so clearly a case of “Sue ’em!” — that the […] The post Podcast 010: Zero Tolerance appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:21:59


Podcast 009: We Need Better Heroes

8/31/2017
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In This Episode: When the people in charge fail our kids. (At least sometimes, the people in charge of those people step in, and make things right.) It’s the lead story in this week’s newsletter (click the image to see it larger). And what, really, is the lesson kids learn when sports gets high priority, […] The post Podcast 009: We Need Better Heroes appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:16:15


Podcast 008: A Little Bit Brighter

8/24/2017
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In This Episode: A “new” term is introduced to be the contrast to “obliviot” — and something else really bright (or is that dim?) from Real Life this week. We discuss the attached story about Jimmy McCoy of Oklahoma City, Okla., which leads this week’s newsletter. (Click to see larger.) Jump To… Show Notes How […] The post Podcast 008: A Little Bit Brighter appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:14:39


Podcast-007: A DUI-What?

8/17/2017
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In This Episode: We talk about two stories: the new “DUIE” law in Washington state, that was the subject of last week’s “Story of the Week” (right: click to see larger), and this fairly amazing story also from last week, about a minor slap on the hand for an apparently long-term sexual predator: Blame the […] The post Podcast-007: A DUI-What? appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:17:58


Podcast 006: The Best of Humanity

8/10/2017
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Jump To… About This Episode Show Notes How to Subscribe How to Comment Episode Transcript Subscribe to Podcast Notification Emails List of All Episodes While the stories in This is True usually point out the pitfalls of not thinking (or “obliviots doing stupid things,) the Honorary Unsubscribe holds up the best of humanity. This episode not […] The post Podcast 006: The Best of Humanity appeared first on This is True.

Duration: 00:12:43

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