50: Black Panther (with Kris Ex)

50: Black Panther (with Kris Ex)

 
 
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Kris Ex is a writer, thinker, and friend. He’s written many hip-hop articles you’ve read over the last few decades. We talk about what everyone is talking about right now: Marvel’s Black Panther. Stay in touch at http://www.derekberes.com.

49: Anxiety and Emotions

49: Anxiety and Emotions

 
 
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We often call emotions “reactions,” but new research suggests they are actually constructions. This knowledge helps us understand better ways of dealing with anxiety. This is the third episode of my new audio program, Clarity: Anxiety Reduction for Optimal Health, which can be found at derekberes.com.

48: Should We Bring Back Extinct Species? (with Britt Wray)

48: Should We Bring Back Extinct Species? (with Britt Wray)

 
 
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Britt Wray is completing a PhD in Science Communication (with a focus on synthetic biology) at the University of Copenhagen in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, co-host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow’s World, and author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction. Stay in touch at http://www.derekberes.com.

47: Fantasyland (with Kurt Andersen)

47: Fantasyland (with Kurt Andersen)

 
 
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Kurt Andersen is a best-selling author and co-creator of the Peabody Award winning weekly radio show, Studio 360, which is also available in podcast form. He co-wrote a parody book on Donald Trump with Alec Baldwin, You Can’t Spell America Without Me. He’s been a columnist for the New Yorker, New York, NY Times, and Time. He is also known as the co-founder of Spy magazine. In this episode I chat with Kurt about his latest book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire (A 500 Year History). Stay in touch at http://www.derekberes.com.

46: The State of 2018 (with Dax-Devlon Ross)

46: The State of 2018 (with Dax-Devlon Ross)

 
 
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Dax returns to catch up on what’s happening in 2018. We start with the state of politics, move into technology, AI, social relationships, social media, and the art of being a human being. Stay in touch at http://www.derekberes.com.

45: The Last Jedi (with Matt Lombardo)

45: The Last Jedi (with Matt Lombardo)

 
 
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Matt Lombardo joins me to discuss green man milk, mythology, archetypes, and even a little yoga as we contemplate the legacy embodied in The Last Jedi. Stay in touch: http://www.derekberes.com.

44: Being Indian in America with Sameer Gadhia (Young the Giant)

44: Being Indian in America with Sameer Gadhia (Young the Giant)

 
 
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Sameer Gadhia is the singer of California-based band Young the Giant. In this episode we discuss growing up Indian in America, what it was like watching Michigan go “red” in the 2016 election, Kafka, yoga, and, of course, music. Stay in touch at www.derekberes.com.

43: The History and Future of Fitness with Natalia Petrzela

43: The History and Future of Fitness with Natalia Petrzela

 
 
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Natalia Petrzela is a scholar, writer, teacher, and activist. An Associate Professor of History at The New School, her first book, Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture (Oxford, 2015), explores the roots of the culture wars in American public schools, specifically amid heated battles over sexuality and bilingual education. Natalia’s latest research traces the rise of “wellness culture” since the 1950s, asking how and why Americans have increasingly linked food and fitness regimes to the pursuit of self-fulfillment. Check out her work at http://www.nataliapetrzela.com. Stay in touch at http://www.derekberes.com.

42: Clean Meat with Paul Shapiro

42: Clean Meat with Paul Shapiro

 
 
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Paul Shapiro is the VP of Policy Engagement for the Humane Society of the United States and the author of Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. We discuss the fascinating new technologies that will reduce animal suffering while offering us optimal nutritional options in the very near future. Stay in touch: http://www.derekberes.com.

41: Why Attention Matters

41: Why Attention Matters

 
 
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We talk about fitness often, yet the most important aspect is often left undiscussed. Attention matters in physical, cognitive, and emotional health. This is the first half of my keynote lecture at Shape Michigan 2017. Thanks to Brian Tass for inviting me to speak and teach a movement class. Stay in touch: http://www.derekberes.com.