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[PODCAST] #465: SPEED AND POLITICS (Part Three – Don’t Disregard System One)

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith Steve Patterson - Steve is a rationalist philosopher and author working outside of academia. He returns to discuss the current state of anti-intellectualism and irrationality in politics. We then transition into a related discussion about Thinking, Fast and Slow. Referencing back to our earlier series, The Principles of Learning ANYTHING, Steve argues that ...

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[AUDIO EXTRA] Anti-Trump College Student Demands A Therapist (Role Play)

[DISCLAIMER: INSENSITIVE AND OFFENSIVE, SATIRE] Dakota is 19 1/2 years old. He majors in iambic pentameter at Keene State College. Since the election, he is literally terrified all the time. In this therapy session, we try to uncover the roots of his fears and discover his life's purpose. We then move on to some serious talk about Jordan Peterson, safe ...

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[BONUS] #OscarsSoWhat

(AUDIO, 45 MINUTES) Brett, Andrew, Puke and Nick discuss the Best Picture mix-up (or was it??!!) at the Academy Awards. Also, the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Furthermore, Hollywood is insane. But how insane? Denzel Washington is great. Brett does Oscars trivia. Can't see the player? Click HERE. Full 2-hour aftershow. Click HERE.

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latest videos

[VIDEO] Thinking, Fast and Slow (A Rationalist Review)

Steve Patterson and Brett Veinotte discuss Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow." We discuss both the helpful insights and the problems in the book along the lines of philosophy, economics, current events and statistical analysis. Steve is a rationalist philosopher and author working outside of academia. He returns to discuss the current state of anti-intellectualism and irrationality in politics. ...

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[VIDEO] Strict Authoritarian Schooling Doesn’t Work – Boyinaband Interview

Full show: [PODCAST] #451: Exploring Alternative Education With boyinaband - http://schoolsucksproject.com/podcast-451/ My first conversation with You Tube sensation David Brown, better known as boyinaband. I first started to follow his work over a year ago when his video "Don't Stay In School" prompted our friend Derrick J to write a similarly-themed letter to his two younger sisters. We then discussed ...

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