It’s been awhile since I did a Podcast Roundup so let’s dive in. It’s Friday so I’ll make life easy for both us with one-line (maybe two if need be) takeaways from each episode.
Practicing Human – No Wrong Emotions
Making space and being honest and accepting of my own feelings doesn’t mean I need to express them or make other accept them.
Secular Buddhism – When Things Fall Apart
The dishes always going to get dirty, then you wash them, put them away, and use them again. It’s the cycle of life to fall apart and come back together again.
EconTalk – Luca Dellanna on Compulsion, Self-deception, and the Brain
Your mind is an has emotional driver and your navigator (logic) makes up reasons for those emotions.
Book: The Control Heuristic: The Nature of Human Behavior by Luca Dellana
Practicing Human – You’re Responsible for Your Happiness
Self-work is for everyone around you. It helps you slip into the water without making a huge mess of everything.
Cato Daily Podcast – Deregulate Low-Income Entrepreneurs to Address American Poverty
I took no notes on this one and I don’t remember any of it. I think I was in my head.
People I (Mostly) Admire – Does Death Have to be a Death Sentence?
When we turn our attention to the hard things in life, you’ll find a lot of beauty.
Book: A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death by BJ Miller, MD and Shoshana Berger
Quillette Podcast – Shmuel Bar on the War in Ukraine, and the Failure of Western Deterrence
When we look at other world leaders and their actions and think “That’s crazy!” or “That’s evil!” we’re not seeing their decisions and actions from their point of view, from the culture, background, and store of information.
Practicing Human – Self-Sabotage
If you think you know what you want but when you move toward it something always gets in the way, there may be something you aren’t willing or able to feel/experience yet.
How’s that for a round-up?! I’m off to get this place ready for our Friday Night Happy Hour. I’ll be playing some mean pool and maybe…with a little luck…I’ll win a game, maybe even two.
PS I really need to learn to take a day off after a run into the city. I have so much going on in my head that I would love to quietly process. I took notes, and have stored the ideas away for later. Maybe tomorrow I’ll take the day to stare out the window and reflect.