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Think about the last time you asked someone for something. Maybe you were nervous or worried about what the person would think of you. Chances are that you didn't stop to think about the pressure you were exerting on that person. This week, we explore a phenomenon that psychologists refer to as "egocentric bias," and look at how this bias can lead us astray.
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We all lie. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it's character — but in his research he's found it's more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves. We spoke to him in March 2017.
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Many Americans feel an obligation to keep up with political news. But maybe we should be focusing our energies elsewhere. Political scientist Eitan Hersh says there's been a rise in "political hobbyism" in the United States. We treat politics like entertainment, following the latest updates like we follow our favorite sports teams. Instead, he says, we should think of politics as a way to acquire power and persuade our neighbors to back the issues we support.
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There can be a lot of psychological noise involved in teaching. But what it we replaced all that mental clutter...with a click? This week, we bring you a 2018 episode exploring an innovative idea about how we learn. It will take us from a dolphin exhibit in Hawaii to a top teaching hospital in New York. It's about a method to quiet the noise that can turn learning into a minefield of misery.
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Where is the line between what is real and what is imaginary? It seems like an easy question to answer: if you can see it, hear it, or touch it, then it's real, right? But what if this way of thinking is limiting one of the greatest gifts of the mind? This week, we meet people who experience the invisible as real, and learn how they hone their imaginations to see the world with new eyes.
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What's the point of money? The answer might seem obvious: we need it to get paid for our work, and to buy the things we need. But there's also a deeper way to look at the role of money in our lives. This week we explore an anthropologist's take on the origin story of money. What if the cash and coins we carry are not just tools for transactions, but manifestations of human relationships?
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At the beginning of the year, many of us make resolutions for the months to come. We resolve to work out more, procrastinate less, or save more money. Though some people stick with these aspirations, many of us fall short. This week, psychologist Wendy Wood shares what researchers have found about how to build good habits — and break bad ones.
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Alix presents one of our favorite episodes from our friends at NPR's history podcast "Throughline." For centuries, the United States has been a prime destination for migrants hoping for better economic opportunities, fleeing danger in their home countries or just seeking a new life. But has there ever been a moment when Americans were the ones who felt compelled to flee elsewhere? In this episode, two stories that challenge the idea of who and why Americans sought refuge in other countries.
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Do you have a hard time calming your nerves? Author Raina Telgemeier tries a practice to get out of her head, one step at a time.
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What would drive someone to take another person's life? When researchers at the University of Chicago asked that question, the answer was a laundry list of slights: a stolen jacket, or a carelessly lobbed insult. It made them wonder whether crime rates could be driven down by teaching young men to pause, take a deep breath, and think before they act. In this 2017 episode, we go inside a program that teaches Chicago teens to do just that. We also explore what research has found about whether this approach actually works.
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The complexities of reincarnation and the balancing of karma is something that can be too overwhelming to comprehend. On this episode we attempt to do just that by discussing the story of a man to claims to not only be able to recall his past lives but also the time in between each incarnation on Earth. Then for Plus+ members we travel to Thailand to hear a story of past life debt before discussing the high strangeness of Loch Ness. Sponsor * Squarespace – Turn your ideas into a reality. Create a professional website with Squarespace. Use the offer code MU to get 10% off! Links * Echoes of Reincarnations: A Psychic’s Eight Past Lives and Their Ramifications Today * Dr. Ian Stevenson’s Reincarnation * Soi Cowboy Bangkok Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * Fredrick William Holiday * Boleskine House * Nessie! : Exploring the Supernatural Origins of the Loch Ness Monster
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Our memories are easily contaminated. We can be made to believe we rode in a hot air balloon or spilled punch on people at a wedding—even if those things never happened. So how do we know which of our memories are most accurate? This week, psychologist Ayanna Thomas explains how memory works, how it fails, and ways to make it better.
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In a fit of anger or in the grip of fear, many of us make decisions that we never would have anticipated. This week, we look at situations that make us strangers to ourselves — and why it's so difficult to remember what these "hot states" feel like once the moment is over.
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In the 1970s a strange cave was stumbled across by some unwitting hikers in New Mexico. Within the cave was allegedly extraterrestrial artefacts and an optical disc containing information that could change the course of humanity. On this episode we discuss the saga surrounding this story and how it became a new age sensation. We also take a look at the “rubber band” effect and how psi phenomena may have influence in our daily interactions with reality. Links * The Time Travel Handbook: A Manual of Practical Teleportation & Time Travel * Wingmakers * New Mexico Cave * The Labyrinth Group * Revelations on the Wingmakers * Wingmaker James * Wingmakers Music * Wingmakers chambers 17-24 * 2012Portal Update Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * The Selection Effect: How Consciousness Shapes Reality * Psyleron REG * Psyleron
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Tonight, my special guest is in possession of one of the most incredible haunted objects thought to contain a real talking spirit.Tonight's podcast is brought to you by our friends Feals, Future and Best Fiends.Are you suffering with pain, anxiety, stress or sleeplessness? Do something about it now. Get Feals Premium CBD delivered to your door every month and get 50% off your first order with FREE shipping! Just go to http://www.feals.com/mysteriousradioGet the puzzle game everyone is talking about! 'Best Fiends' is an amazing puzzle game with eye-popping graphics, cute characters and endless levels of fun! No internet connection required so you can play it anywhere! Download it now on the Apple App Store or Google Play. it's spelled Friends WITHOUT the 'R' Best Fiends.Join K-Town in becoming a healthier you! Try Future today and get paired with a world-class trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals all with your schedule in mind. It's easy to keep up with your progress using your Apple Watch and if you don't have one Future will send you everything you need including an Apple Watch. Sign up today by going to http://tryfuture.com/mysterious and get your first 2 weeks with your personal trainer for $1.When the doll was handed to me, I said he looked like hell. The woman who sold him to me replied that something coming from hell was bound to look like it.From the very first day paranormal investigator Stephen Lancaster brought him home, Norman the Doll raised hell. He caused sudden infestations of rats and spiders. He frightened dogs and put children in trances. He even moved on his own in video surveillance footage.That was just the beginning.Norman takes you on a chilling journey into Stephen's life with a doll that has held the spirit of an unborn child for over fifty years―a haunted doll that still lives in Stephen's house. What began as a curious find at an antique store soon escalated to a supernatural nightmare that could only be eased by locking Norman away in his own room.Praise:"Dedicated readers of horror and internet creepypasta stories will thrill to the mounting evil and the ersatz solution Lancaster and his wife devise to appease Norman. A must-read for fans of the Chucky and Annabelle movies."―Booklist
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Oceans: they cover 70% of the planet, but what do we really know about them? Like what’s with all the salt, huh? And just what is the difference between a ‘sea’ and an ocean anyway?! I have questions! This one has a real doozy of a Stefan poem. I cut out a lot of us interrupting him with raucous laughter!   Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions!  While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out SciShowTangnets.org!
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Popular stories on the Internet tell of people coming out of comas and suddenly speaking a new language.
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What happens when you treat artificial intelligence with unconditional love?
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Many of us believe we know how we'd choose to die. We have a sense of how we'd respond to a diagnosis of an incurable illness. This week, we have the story of one family's decades-long conversation about dying. What they found is that the people we are when death is far in the distance may not be the people we become when death is near.
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Producer B.A. Parker started recording her calls with her father because she was concerned about the care at his nursing home. But the recordings gave her a window into something very different: their relationship. So she started recording her calls with her grandmother as well. A story of relationships told through the small recorded calls between people who love each other.
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Have you ever had a job where you had to stop and ask yourself: what am I doing here? If I quit tomorrow, would anyone even notice? This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit our 2018 conversation with anthropologist David Graeber about the rise of what he calls "bullsh*t jobs," and how these positions affect the people who hold them.
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Guest longtime UFO researcher, Diane Tessman discusses her new book, Future Humans and the UFOs, Time For New Thinking, plus several topics including UFO cases, time travel, her thoughts of what we may be experiencing and more. Diane’s website is www.earthchangepredictions.com (http://www.earthchangepredictions.com/)Email: dianetessman0@gmail.com (mailto:dianetessman0@gmail.com)
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On episode 149 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan is joined by science writer, Sarah Scoles, to discuss her upcoming book, They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers. The book is an anthropological look at the UFO community, told through first-person experiences with researchers in their element as they pursue what they see as a solvable mystery―both terrestrial and cosmic. In the book, and in this conversation, we meet the bigwigs, the scrappy upstarts, the field investigators, the rational people, and the unhinged kooks of this sprawling community. How do they interact with each other? How do they interact with “anomalous phenomena”? And how do they reflect the politics and culture of the larger world around them? Guest Bio: Sarah Scoles is a science writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Popular Science, Discover, New Scientist, Aeon, and Wired. A former editor at Astronomy Magazine, Scoles worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the location of the first-ever SETI project. She is also the author of Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Preorder Sarah's new book by CLICKING HERE Ryan will be speaking at Contact in the Desert this Spring. For tickets, CLICK HERE Patreon: www.patreon.com/somewhereskies YouTube Channel: CLICK HERE Official Store: CLICK HERE Order Ryan's Book by CLICKING HERE Twitter: @SomewhereSkies Instagram: @SomewhereSkiesPod Watch Mysteries Decoded for free at www.CWseed.com Opening Theme Song, "Ephemeral Reign" by Per Kiilstofte SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES is part of the eOne podcast network. To learn more, CLICK HERE
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Annie Duke was about to win $2 million. It was 2004, and she was at the final hand of the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. But as a woman at a table full of men, she wasn't sure she deserved to be there. In this week's Radio Replay, we tell the stories of two people who grappled with gender stereotypes on the job. Annie Duke shares her experiencing at the World Series of Poker, and then we hear the story of Robert Vaughan, a former Navy sailor who decided to pursue a new career as a nurse.
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Remote viewing offers incredible experiences however it comes with inherent risks. On this episode we discuss the strange experiences of some high level remote viewers and their visions of “The Great War” and the “Death Traps”. Then for Plus+ members we look at the frequencies coming from the alien implants collected from abductees and the deep space MILABs. Sponsors * Squarespace – Turn your ideas into a reality. Create a professional website with Squarespace. Use the offer code MU to get 10% off! Links * Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance * Cosmic Voyage: True Evidence of Extraterrestrials Visiting Earth * Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies * An Alien Base in Alaska? * Dr. Green and the Goblins of Langley * The War in Heaven * Courtney Brown * The Death Traps * Cosmic Explorers: Scientific Remote Viewing, Extraterrestrials, and a Message for Mankind Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ Members. To join, click HERE. * Elon Musk’s Neuralink * Neuralink * MILABS: Military Mind Control and Alien Abduction * MILAB Misdeeds *
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Can we affect the rise and fall of the economy? This week on Hidden Brain, we talk with Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller about the powerful ways in which stories and psychology shape our economic lives. He argues that narratives affect not just the purchases we make as individuals, but the fate of our entire economic system.
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Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, coined the term "public relations" when propaganda started to become a negative term. His specialty was using psychological know-how to manipulate the masses and orchestrate cultural shifts in his clients' favor (clients like Standard Oil, the American Tobacco Company, and General Motors). A few decades later, W. Howard Chase built onto that foundation with the idea of issues management—predicting an industry's potential issues, and manipulating political, social, and cultural forces to neutralize them. Chase is responsible for one of the best-known examples of greenwashing, the so-called "crying Indian ad," which introduced the idea of "litter bugs" and individual responsibility for pollution. Read more: www.drillednews.com Subscribe to Heated: http://www.heated.world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Boys get the message at a young age: don't show your feelings. Don't rely on anyone. This week, we bring you a favorite 2018 episode about misguided notions of masculinity in the United States. We explore how these notions create stressed-out romantic relationships, physical health problems, and a growing epidemic of loneliness. Plus, we consider how we might begin to tell a different story about what it means to be a man.
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Last week, we spoke with psychologist Sheldon Solomon about the fear of death and how it shapes our actions. This week, we pivot from psychology and politics to religion and history as we explore how people have tried to resolve these fears. We talk with philosopher Stephen Cave about the ways we assure ourselves that death is not really the end.
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What makes the mind of a human different from that of other animals? Psychologist Laurie Santos says we can't know the answer to that question if we only study humans. This week, we turn to Laurie's work with monkeys to understand which parts of human behavior are distinct, and which we share with other species.
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Death may be inescapable, but we do our best to avoid thinking about it. Psychologist Sheldon Solomon says we're not very successful though. This week on Hidden Brain, we confront how death anxiety courses through our actions, even when we don't realize it.
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Invisibilia is a show that runs on empathy. We believe in it. But are we right? In this episode, we'll let you decide. We tell the same story twice in order to examine the questions: who deserves our empathy? And is there a wrong way to empathize? If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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Turn on the news or look at Twitter, and it's likely you'll be bombarded by outrage. Many people have come to believe that the only way to spark change is to incite anger. This week on Hidden Brain, how outrage is hijacking our conversations, our communities, and our minds.
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Sometimes when we believe something, we resist data that can change our minds. This week, we look at how we rely on the people we trust to shape what we believe, and why emotions can be more powerful than facts. This episode features new reporting and favorite conversations with neuroscientist Tali Sharot and philosopher of science Cailin O'Connor.
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Some people are good at putting themselves in another person's shoes. Others may struggle to relate. But psychologist Jamil Zaki argues that empathy isn't a fixed trait. This week: how to exercise our empathetic muscles. It's the first episode in our You 2.0 summer series.
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How to Be Indistractable with Nir Eyal   Today it’s really great to have Nir Eyal on the podcast. Nir is formerly a Lecturer in Marketing at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and also taught at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. His first book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, was an international bestseller. His current book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, reveals the Achilles’ heel of distraction and provides a guidebook for getting the best of technology without letting it get the best of us. Nir blogs at: NirAndFar.com In this episode we discuss: The one superpower that Nir would want The root cause of distraction What really motivates us How distraction starts from within How time management is pain management What is the role of boredom in distractibility? How to raise indistractible kids How to remove the external trigger of kids The critical question that people should ask How can you prevent distraction with pacts? How we can use precommitments to keep ourselves focused How people overuse of the word “addiction” The stigmatization of ADHD Treating a kid’s use of technology the same way we think of a swimming pool How children are “hypocrisy detection devices” The importance of setting a good example for children Self-determination theory and the rise of cell phone use Can too much concentration, and too little daydreaming, be a bad thing?  
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He survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two years ago and has been a student mental health advocate ever since. Now Kai Koerber finds a way to thank the person who helped him find his voice.
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Social media sites offer quick and easy ways to share ideas, crack jokes, find old friends. They can make us feel part of something big and wonderful and fast-moving. But the things we post don't go away. And they can come back to haunt us. This week, we explore how one teenager's social media posts destroyed a golden opportunity he'd worked for all his life.
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Alix presents a new episode from NPR's Rough Translation about residents of an immigrant neighborhood in Marseille, France who considered their local McDonalds to be a home of sorts, so when the owner tries to sell it, they take extreme measures to try and save it.
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At some point in our lives, many of us realize that the way we hear our own voice isn't the way others hear us. This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the relationship between our voices and our identities. Plus, we hear how advances in technology might help people with vocal impairments, and consider the ethical quandaries that arise when we can create personalized, customized voices.
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With all the doom and gloom surrounding the current Coronavirus outbreak we decided to take a look at the history of some pathogenic monsters that have threatened the future of humanity. Then for our Plus+ members we find out how the eradication of Smallpox was initiated by a Guru throwing apples at a doctor’s genitals. Links * WHO declares China coronavirus that’s killed more than 200 a global health emergency * CDC confirms first human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in US * Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond * At Home: A Short History of Private Life Illustrated Edition * Officials Once Warned That a Virus Lab in Wuhan – Ground Zero for the Coronavirus – Could Accidentally Release It * Coronavirus was expected to kill 65 million three months before death in China * Virus-hit Wuhan has two laboratories linked to Chinese bio-warfare program * A Plague Of “Billions” Of Locusts Threatens To Create A Horrific End Times Famine All Over Africa * Is This The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic? * 2012 Portal * Faced With Existential Threat to Their Rule, Chinese Leaders Decide to Save 11 Cities From Coronavirus Epidemic: Insider Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story
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On episode 148 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we bring together a collection of UFO sightings and encounters from listeners, culminating it yet another powerful volume of Witness Accounts. Stretching across continents, time, and space, we hear the extraordinary stories of those who have come face-to-face with the mysteries that lay somewhere in the skies. Ryan would like to thank each and every person who shared their story. Without you, these episodes would never exist. Each story has value, and brings us one step closer to finding answers. If you'd like to share your own UFO story on the show, use the contact tab on the website to discuss further. Ryan will be speaking at Contact in the Desert this Spring! For tickets, CLICK HERE Patreon: www.patreon.com/somewhereskies YouTube Channel: CLICK HERE Official Store: CLICK HERE Order Ryan's Book by CLICKING HERE Twitter: @SomewhereSkies Instagram: @SomewhereSkiesPod Watch Mysteries Decoded for free at www.CWseed.com Opening Theme Song, "Ephemeral Reign" by Per Kiilstofte SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES is part of the eOne podcast network. To learn more, CLICK HERE
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Tonight we discuss something about Issac Newton that is known by very few people about his great interest in the metaphysical and Alchemy and The Book of Revelations.Newton’s heretical yet equation-incisive writings on theology, spirituality, alchemy, and prophecy, written in secret alongside his Principia Mathematica • Shows how Newton’s brilliance extended far beyond math and science into alchemy, spirituality, prophecy, and the search for lost continents such as Atlantis • Explains how he was seeking to rediscover the one true religion that existed prior to the Flood of Noah, when science and spirituality were one • Examines Newton’s alternate timeline of prehistory and his study of prophecy through the Book of Revelations, including his prediction of Apocalypse in the year 2060 Isaac Newton (1643-1727) is still regarded by the world as the greatest scientist who ever lived. He invented calculus, discovered the binomial theorem, explained the rainbow, built the first reflecting telescope, and explained the force of gravity. In his famous masterpiece, Principia Mathematica, he described the mechanics of the physical universe with unimagined precision, proving the cosmos was put together according to laws. The perfection of these laws implied a perfect legislator. To Newton, they were proof that God existed. At the same time Newton was writing Principia Mathematica, he was writing a twin volume that he might have called, had it been completed, Principia Theologia--Principles of Theology. This other masterpiece of Newton, kept secret because of the heresies it contained, consists of thousands of essays providing equation-incisive answers to the spiritual questions that have plagued mankind through the ages. Examining Newton’s secret writings, John Chambers shows how his brilliance extended into alchemy, spirituality, the search for lost continents such as Atlantis, and a quest to uncover the “corrupted texts” that were rife in the Bibles of his time. Although he was a devout Christian, Newton’s work on the Bible was focused not on restoring the original Jewish and Christian texts but on rediscovering the one true religion that existed prior to the Flood of Noah, when science and spirituality were one. The author shows that a single thread runs through Newton’s metaphysical explorations: He is attempting to chart the descent of man’s soul from perfection to the present day. The author also examines Newton’s alternate timeline of ancient history and his study of prophecy through the Book of Revelations, including his prediction of an Apocalypse in the year 2060 followed by a radically transformed world. He shows that Newton’s great hope was that these writings would provide a moral compass for humanity as it embarked upon the great enterprise that became our technological world.Become a Mysterious Radio Truther to get access to the ultimate catalog of archived podcasts, bonus editions right from your Apple Podcast App and many others! Plus get access to a ton of resources for members only in all facets of the mysterious phenomena happening in our world.  https://www.patreon.com/mysteriousradioSPECIAL PROMO - Become a member of the 'Asylum' on Patreon and get a Vintage Area 51 sign!To make sure that you always get our newest releases we recommend all IOS users listen on Apple Podcasts.Subscribe to K-Town's True Crime Podcast called 'Seven' https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seven-true-crime-murder/id1296639476
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A young woman discovers a pattern in her dating habits that disturbs her - a pattern that challenges her very conception of who she is and what she believes in. The realization sets her off on a quest to change her attractions. But is this even possible? And should we be hacking our desire to match our values?
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When you're hungry, it can be hard to think of anything other than food. When you're desperately poor, you may constantly worry about making ends meet. When you're lonely, you might obsess about making friends. This week, as part of our You 2.0 series, we bring you a favorite 2017 episode about the psychological phenomenon of scarcity. Researchers say this form of tunnel vision can affect our ability to see the big picture and cope with problems in our lives.
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It's long been a mystery why the brain is divided. Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist explains why our brains are split, and how these divisions are reflected in Western society.
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Since our very beginnings, human beings from all civilisations across the globe have encountered the Others – intelligent, self-motivated beings that are clearly not human in their origins. Anthony Peake joins us on this episode to discuss his latest book that reveals the nature of these entities and considers how they relate to the true nature of our reality. Then for our Plus+ members we take a look at some stories of encountering dark shapeshifters and the screen memories of the old lady lecture hall. Sponsors Shudder – AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection of entertainment in horror, thrillers, and the supernatural – they’re like “The Netflix for Horror”. To try Shudder FREE for 30 days, click HERE and use promo code UNIVERSE BankUnited – Enter for a chance to win $54,000. All you have to do is follow @BankUnited on Twitter and tweet @BankUnited your answer to what would you do with 54 thousand dollars, using the hashtag GoForMore54. For more details click HERE. Links * Anthony Peake Official Website * The Hidden Universe: An Investigation into Non-Human Intelligences * 16.10 – MU Podcast * Anthony Peake Instagram * The Daemon: A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self * Aleister Crowley’s Lam & the Little Grey Man * Journeys with the Lucia N3​ Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * The Omega Project * Psychic Warrior: Inside the Cia’s Stargate Program : The True Story of a Soldier’s Espionage and Awakening * Coordinate Remote Viewing David Morehouse
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Are you actually listening when someone is talking to you, or just waiting for your turn to talk? Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, practices how to truly listen to others.
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Are you a huge people-pleaser, conflict avoider, peace-keeper? Maybe you are just being nice, but if you are compelled to do it, driven, don't have much of a choice about it, there may be something deeper going on. If so, today's episode talks to you, friend. Freeze Appease Dissociate... Appease is Fawning in Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)
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Richard Kraft was in a fog of grief when he bought his first Disney collectible at an auction. But once he started, he couldn't stop. In the first episode of our new fall season, we explore the role of positive distraction in the face of adversity.
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Today, more and more of us are living through the people on our screens and in our headphones. It's not real, but for many of us, it's close enough.
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The WEIRDEST inventions of all time. John revises his predictions for the upcoming year. When you're too stupid to know you're stupid...  "Mad Mike" Hughes - why the words "homemade" and "rocket" should never appear together in the same sentence (except maybe this one). John and Adam discuss 80s horror (plus War of the Worlds). Breaking: Man throws snowball at this friend and hits him in the face!
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This week we dive back into the paranoid mind of Jim Keith to uncover the human occult origin of some UFO encounters, while there we hear from a Finnish man who believes the Royal Canadian Mountain Police used Microwave brain manipulation to turn him into a Super Spy! After that we head into the world of comics and the paranormal before winding up in the subterranean world of Agarttha and the mysterious French Occult scene of the 19th century. Sponsors * Squarespace – Turn your ideas into a reality. Create a professional website with Squarespace. Use the offer code MU to get 10% off! * Sign up today for CBS All Access by visiting CBS.com/MYSTERIOUS * BankUnited Go For More! For Official Rules visit www.GoForMore54.com Links * Saucers of the Illuminati * My Life Depends On You! * My diary (Martti Koski) * Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History * Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal * The Invisibles Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * The Kingdom of Agarttha: A Journey into the Hollow Earth * The King of the World (The Collected Works of Rene Guenon)
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On episode 147 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, MJ Banias returns for a special volume of Somewhere in the Whiskey! We hear all about MJ's recent trip to the highly secretive and mysterious Skinwalker Ranch. How did he gain full access and what did he see, hear, and learn while exploring the property? Then MJ and Ryan discuss the possible alien materials that TTSA and the U.S. Army are now in possession of, and then they go down the cultural rabbit-hole that is Ufology. It's a wide-ranging discussion fueled by some smooth bourbon and rye!  Read MJ's VICE articles at: https://www.vice.com/en_us/contributor/mj-banias Follow him on Twitter @MJBanias For tickets to Contact in the Desert, use the promo code: CLICK HERE Patreon: www.patreon.com/somewhereskies YouTube Channel: CLICK HERE Official Store: CLICK HERE Order Ryan's Book by CLICKING HERE Twitter: @SomewhereSkies Instagram: @SomewhereSkiesPod Watch Mysteries Decoded for free at www.CWseed.com Opening Theme Song, "Ephemeral Reign" by Per Kiilstofte SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES is part of the eOne podcast network. To learn more, CLICK HERE
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We look at how our culture's massive effort to address pain has paradoxically increased it. And we follow one young girl as she struggles through a bizarre and extreme treatment program. NOTE: The treatment in this episode is administered by trained professionals in a hospital setting (and should not be implemented without medical supervision).
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What is the relationship between the version of you that lives online and the one that walks around the earth? We think of our online selves as shadow versions of us which we can control. But in this age when facts are malleable, something strange is happening: our online selves are sometimes eclipsing our real ones, even when we don't want them to.
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What happens when we connect with people whose view of the world is very different from our own? We look at the links between diversity, conflict, and creativity.
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This week we take a look at Ashmore Estates. Is there really something happening here?    This week’s sponsor: AMC Shudder! Shudder.com (http://www.shudder.com/) (enter the code “grave”)    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/GraveYardTales Do you want GraveYard Merch?!?! http://WWW.GraveYardPodcast.com to get you some!  Visit Podbelly.com (http://www.podbelly.com) to find more shows like us and to get information you might need if you’re starting your own podcast. Thank You Darron for our Logo!! You can get in touch with Darron for art work by searching Darron DuBose on Facebook or Emailing him at art_injector@yahoo.com Thank you to Brandon Adams for our music tracks!! If you want to hear more from Brandon check him out at: Soundcloud.com/brandonadamsj Youtube.com/brandonadams93 Or to get in touch with him for compositions email him at Brandon_adams@earthlink.net   WWW.GraveYardPodcast.com Email us at: GraveYardTalesPodcast@gmail.com Find us on social media: Twitter: @GrveYrdPodcast Facebook: @GraveYardTalesPodcast Sources https://www.hauntedillinois.com/realhauntedplaces/ashmore-estates.php https://www.ashmoreestates.net/history https://www.ashmoreestates.net/ http://weekinweird.com/2015/05/13/investigating-the-dark-history-and-darker-legends-of-illinois-ashmore-estates/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmore_Estates https://ghostadventures.fandom.com/wiki/Elva_L._Skinner    http://agraveinterest.blogspot.com/2015/10/    Haunted Hospitals: Eerie Tales About Hospitals, Sanatoriums, and Other Institutions​ by Mark Leslie   https://youtu.be/f7MWF0vTuWU    https://youtu.be/OeCv1L61L5o    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmore_Estates
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If you've ever flown in economy class on a plane, you probably had to walk through the first class cabin to get to your seat. Maybe you noticed the extra leg room. The freshly-poured champagne. Maybe you were annoyed, or envious. Social psychologist Keith Payne says we tend to compare ourselves with those who have more than us, but rarely with those who have less. This week, we explore the psychology of income inequality, and how perceptions of our own wealth shape our lives.