63: On Not Having Children (with Maxine Trump)

63: On Not Having Children (with Maxine Trump)

 
 
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Maxine Trump is a documentary filmmaker whose latest project, To Kid Or Not To Kid, explores women who choose not to have children. For more visit https://www.tokidornottokid.com/

62: The myth of supplements (and white nationalism)

62: The myth of supplements (and white nationalism)

 
 
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The link between the stories: science evolves. A look at white nationalism, male pride, calorie counting, and the myth of supplements.

61: The nature of suffering

61: The nature of suffering

 
 
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This week I discuss articles on the nature of suffering; increased rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide in America; and a month of trying out Marie Kondo’s method.

60: Gambling addiction, long documentaries, and problem parents

60: Gambling addiction, long documentaries, and problem parents

 
 
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Axel Foley of DVR Podcast Network comes on to discuss issues of the week, including Derek’s article on gambling addiction. For more info visit https://www.patreon.com/DVR.

59: The Munchies Are Real, but mostly, #antivaxx is Child Abuse

59: The Munchies Are Real, but mostly, #antivaxx is Child Abuse

 
 
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New research on food deserts and dollar-store produce; old hotels are being converted for low-income housing in Los Angeles; the munchies are real; and a bit of history on vaccinations (which are also real).

58: Mistakes are human, anxiety relief, and the 40 pushup challenge

58: Mistakes are human, anxiety relief, and the 40 pushup challenge

 
 
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This week’s look at recent Big Think articles covering owning your mistakes, an ingenious smartphone study to treat anxiety and depression, and pushups for heart health.

57: MDMA in relationship counselling, Spotify spying, and #metoo blues

57: MDMA in relationship counselling, Spotify spying, and #metoo blues

 
 
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A look at four recent Big Think articles covering MDMA and relationship counselling, Spotify and Big Data, men telling women to wear makeup, and Jordan Peterson on cleaning up your room.

56: The Ritual of Change

56: The Ritual of Change

 
 
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One of the greatest myths is the story we tell ourselves about ourselves. The narrative we believe is the one we live. Fortunately, we can change the narrative any time we choose. Ritual provides us that opportunity.

Stay in touch @ www.derekberes.com

55: Tokenizing Energy (with Evan Caron)

55: Tokenizing Energy (with Evan Caron)

 
 

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Evan Caron is the co-founder and managing director of Swytch, a blockchain-based platform that tracks and verifies the impact of sustainability efforts and actions on the worldwide level of C02 emissions.

For more information visit swytch.io/

54: Escaping Scientology (with Michelle LeClair)

54: Escaping Scientology (with Michelle LeClair)

 
 

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Michelle LeClair is a former high-ranking Scientologist and author of the new memoir, Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love.