Sunday Special Ep 41: Arthur Brooks – The Ben Shapiro Show

This discussion gets to the heart of what has been tearing our country into violent, hateful tribes. The material is evenhanded and enlightening.

Sunday Special Ep 41: Arthur Brooks

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Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and best selling author of “Love Your Enemies,” joins Ben to discuss the dignity gap, how to handle criticism, the welfare state, and much more! Date: 03-09-2019

#1262 – Pat McNamara – The Joe Rogan Experience

Over the last couple years I have learned more important, fundamental things about life from Pat McNamara then the person I have not met. This is a good interview that added to my knowledge.

#1262 – Pat McNamara

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Pat McNamara spent 22 years in the United States Army in many special operations units. He is currently training people in tactical marksmanship and combat strength.

Logos, mind and making sense of the world – Raymond Tallis & David Bentley Hart – Unbelievable?

This fantastic discussion shows how much more we could know. I’m a growing fan of Dr Hart. This is a discussion between an atheist and Christian who agree that a materialist explanation of consciousness does not adequately explain our experience of consciousness yet disagree about the spiritual implications.

This is an outstanding discussion.

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Einstein said: “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible”. In his new book ‘Logos: The mystery of how we make sense of the world’ atheist philosopher Raymond Tallis explores various explanations of why we have minds capable of understanding the universe. 

US theologian/philosopher David Bentley Hart author of ‘The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss’ joins the conversation to debate whether God is the ground of consciousness and our sense-making abilities.

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62 – Our Cultural Inflection Point and Higher Education – The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

I’ve been looking for a good overview of Peterson’s views and this is it. If you are going to love him or hate him it should be for this.

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A conversation with Dr Stephen Blackwood about Solzhenitsyn, our cultural inflection point, higher education, and the hunger of the young for meaning. Dr Stephen Blackwood is the president of Ralston College, a new university being founded in Savannah, Georgia. Ralston College is committed to an educational vision that enables students to lead lives of self-knowledge, freedom, and substance. 

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It Pays to Polarize – ReConsider

This is the episode. It’s not a riveting production but the content is even handed and outstanding. This is a fantastic look at what is being done to manipulate us and why.

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In response to a listener question about who is and isn’t part of the “tribes” in American politics, Erik does an episode himself on political polarization, pulling directly from his Sound Education talk on political polarization.

Head to our YouTube channel for the slide show version!

Sunday Special Ep 36: Dave Ramsey – The Ben Shapiro Show

I’m not sure about his long term investing strategies, but if you want to get your basic financial situation under control, Dave’s the man to help you.
Interesting discussion that ranges broadly yet still goes into enough depth to educate.

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Dave Ramsey, finance guru and best selling author of “The Total Money Makeover,” joins Ben to discuss his strategies on succeeding at life and business, the pros and cons of college, and the importance of personal responsibility. Date: 02-03-2019

#1221 – Jonathan Haidt The Joe Rogan Experience

Fantastic, insightful, sensible discussion of the good intentions and terrible ideas plaguing our universities and public discourse. Haidt is always illuminating.

#1221 – Jonathan Haidt

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Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He’s also the author of books such as “The Happiness Hypothesis” and “The Coddling of the American Mind”.

#1216 – Sir Roger Penrose The Joe Rogan Experience

I don’t know how to describe the discussion but you have a materialist appearing to poke holes in the mechanistic arguments of consciousness. Absolutely no woo.

#1216 – Sir Roger Penrose

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Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford.

Article: Why Third Wave Anti-Racism is a Dead End

John McWhorter and I are not on the same page in a number of areas but he clearly nails it here. The one-to-one relationship that this third wave antiracism has to religion is clearly shown and discussed as are the actual implications of encouraging people to be fragile. There is a related podcast which I have not yet listened to (I need to get isolating or noise cancelling headphones for the plane) but given the excellent discussions they have had previously I’m willing to recommend it.

This is a very kind, generous, and rigorous article.

The article:

The Virtue Signalers Won’t Change the World:Why Third wave anti-racism is a dead end

The Podcast:

What is Third-Wave Antiracism? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)