A podcast about emotional intelligence, existentialism, and philosophy.
#30: Monsters Don't Exist15/06/2018 Duração: 49min
In which Preston and Blake talk about adult friendships: are they qualitatively different than childhood friendships? Blake relays his worries about identity and vocation.
#29: Stepping on Cultural Legos05/06/2018 Duração: 39min
In which Preston and Blake discuss how language works in terms of the way our brains remember names and ideas. We talk for a long while about this idea of "The Loneliness Generation": Where do we socially bond as adults? Are we good at word of mouth? We examine a CIGNA study on loneliness, leading into an analogy between social media and sneakers. We conclude talking about aesthetics, and how they (may or may not) bring out the nuances of a person's identity.
#28: Repackaging Cultural Wisdom19/05/2018 Duração: 57min
In which we discuss the Intellectual Dark Web, its implications and how to think about it as an ideological group. Preston brings up his thoughts on post-activism and Blake relates his irritations about motivated misrepresentation of thinkers like the IDW. This leads them to talk about Jordan B. Peterson's book, 12 Rules for Life, leading them to talk about structures vs. individualist analyses of culture, children learning through failure, radical honesty, and the rhetoric of 'getting better.' We're back!