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Hacking, phishing, surveillance, disinformation... these are tools used to silence dissidents and influence elections. But what happens when these same methods are used against an ordinary citizen? The story of a man fighting an enemy he can't see and becoming increasingly paranoid.Which makes him a lot like the rest of us. What happens when you no longer know how to trust?
President Trump said this week that a few "bad apples" were to blame for police killings of black people. But research suggests that something more complicated is at play — a force that affects everyone in the culture, not just police officers. In this bonus episode, we revisit our 2017 look at implicit bias and how a culture of racism can infect us all.
If we do a favor for someone we know, we think we've done a good deed. What we don't tend to ask is: Who have we harmed by treating this person with more kindness than we show toward others? This week, in the second of our two-part series on moral decision-making, we consider how actions that come from a place of love can lead to a more unjust world.
When we are asked to make a moral choice, many of us imagine it involves listening to our hearts. To that, philosopher Peter Singer says, "nonsense." Singer believes there are no moral absolutes, and that logic and calculation are better guides to moral behavior than feelings and intuitions. This week, we talk with Singer about why this approach is so hard to put into practice, and look at the hard moral choices presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The strange story of an unlikely crew of people who band together to take on one of our largest problems using nothing but whale sounds, machine learning, and a willingness to think outside the box. Even stranger, several of the world's most accomplished scientists seem to think they might have a good idea. | To learn more about this episode, subscribe to our newsletter. Click here to learn more about NPR sponsors.
A city council candidate says he's black. But his opponent accuses him of being a white man pretending to be black. If race is simply a social construct and not a biological reality, how do we determine someone's race? And who gets to decide? We tell the story of a man whose racial identity was fiercely contested... and the consequences this had on an entire city. | To learn more about this episode, subscribe to our newsletter. Click here to learn more about NPR sponsors.
Far from being "the great equalizer," COVID-19 has disproportionately sickened and killed African Americans and Latinos in the U.S. Many of the reasons for these inequalities reach back to before the pandemic began. This week, we return to a 2019 episode that investigates a specific source of racial disparities in medicine and beyond—and considers an uncomfortable solution.
In recent months, many of us have looked back with longing at our lives before COVID-19. For many of us, that world was one of bustle and activity — marked by scenes of packed restaurants, crowded subway cars, and chaotic playgrounds. In this audio essay, Shankar discusses our wistfulness for the world before the pandemic, and why such nostalgia can actually help to orient us toward the future.
What if you had a superpower that allowed you to see part of the world that was to come? At the age of 60, a Scottish woman named Joy Milne discovers she has a biological gift that allows her to see things that will happen in the future that no one else can see. A look at how we think about the future, and the important ways the future shapes the present. | To learn more about this episode, subscribe to our newsletter. Click here to learn more about NPR sponsors.
Life in pioneer times was hard enough without encounters with surviving saurians, giant prehistoric armadillos, mastodons, cave bears, and a bevy of other prehistoric monsters. Yet that is exactly what some came to experience in a collection of very odd encounters. We take a looks at some of these reports and hear stories of the land that time forgot. Then in our Plus+ extension we discuss stories of deadly BEK encounters, live streaming abductions and ancient Japanese curses. Links * Cowboys & Saurians: Ice Age * Cowboys & Saurians: Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts as Seen by the Pioneers * UFO Encounters: How High Strange Events Transform Human Perception * Angelia Sheer Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * Can Reading A Book Open A Paranormal Door? * Sinister New Side to the Black Eyed Children * Mysterious Deaths and the Black Eyed Kids * Creepy Creatures of the Confused Kind * Road trip to Mount Misery and my search for the MIB * Mysterious Cursed Stories of Japan That Can Kill You * THE STRANGE CASE OF WITNESS J with TN Director Angelia Sheer
In the months since the spread of the coronavirus, stories of selfishness and exploitation have become all too familiar: people ignoring social distancing guidelines, or even selling medical equipment at inflated prices. Most of our public and economic policies take aim at these sorts of people — the wrongdoers and the profiteers. But is there a hidden cost to the rest of us when we put bad actors at the center of our thinking? Do the measures we put in place to curtail the selfish inadvertently hurt our capacity to do right by others?
Bernie Krause was a successful musician as a young man, playing with rock stars like Jim Morrison and George Harrison in the 1960s and '70s. But then one day, Bernie heard a sound unlike anything he'd ever encountered and it completely overtook his life. He quit the music business to pursue it and has spent the last 50 years following it all over the earth. And what he's heard raises this question: what can we learn about ourselves and the world around us if we quiet down and listen? | To learn more about this episode, subscribe to our newsletter. Click here to learn more about NPR sponsors.
Daniel Martinez discovered the unthinkable: a creature that breaks one of the most fundamental laws of life. In the wake of his discovery--which has been widely confirmed by the scientific community--all kinds of people have thrown themselves into trying to unlock the secrets of how this creature seems to cheat death. Cellular biologists, aging researchers, and the biotech industry all hold high hopes that there may be some application to slow human aging. Millions of dollars are being poured into the dream of extending the human lifespan, which looks increasingly possible. But Daniel? He trashed his experiment. He completely abandoned the pursuit of unlocking the secrets of immortality. Perhaps because he believes that dream is all wrong. Invisibilia co-founder Lulu Miller went down to visit him in California to try to find out why. Please take our short, anonymous listener survey: npr.org/invisibiliasurvey. | To learn more about this episode, subscribe to our newsletter. Click here to learn more about NPR sponsors.
Welcome to what is possibly the most tense and uncomfortable summer program in America! The Boston-based program aims to teach the next generation the real truth about race, and may provide some ideas for the rest of us about the right way to confront someone to their face. | To learn more about this episode, subscribe to our newsletter. Click here to learn more about NPR sponsors.
In recent months, many of us have become familiar with the sense of fear expressing itself in our bodies. We may feel restless or physically exhausted. At times, we may even have trouble catching our breath. The deep connection between mind and body that seems so salient now was also at the center of our episode about the placebo effect. This week, we return to this 2019 story that asks what placebos might teach us about the nature of healing.
An abundance of choices is a good thing, right? In the United States, where choice is often equated with freedom and control, the answer tends to be a resounding 'yes.' But researchers say the relationship between choice and happiness isn't always so clear-cut. This week, we talk with psychologist Sheena Iyengar about making better decisions, and how she's thinking about the relationship between choices and control during the coronavirus pandemic.
Confined to our homes, many of us are experiencing a newfound appreciation for our social relationships. What we may not realize — and what physicians and researchers have only recently started emphasizing — is the importance of these connections to our physical health. This week, we talk with former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about why he considers loneliness a matter of public health, and how we can all deepen our social ties.
Commencement ceremonies allow us to take stock of what we've accomplished and where we're headed. This is one of the key opportunities that students and families have lost, as social distancing precautions lead schools to cancel in-person graduations. In this "commencement address," recorded at the request of the public radio program 1A, Shankar Vedantam offers thoughts on what it means to mark such a milestone at this moment, and how graduates can use the disruption caused by the pandemic to think about their lives in new ways.
We all know people who prefer to follow the rules, and others who prefer to flout them. Psychologist Michele Gelfand defines these two ways of being as "tight" and "loose." She says the tight/loose framework can help us to better understand individuals, businesses, and even nations. This week, we look at the core traits of tight and loose worldviews, and how they may shape our lives — from interactions with our spouses to global efforts to fight the coronavirus.
This week we discuss the Tommyknockers! Are they a real creature, an old miners legend, or just a bunch of nonsense? We take a look at the history and some encounters   Thank you to this week’s sponsor: AMC Shudder (http://www.shudder.com) (promo code “grave”) Thank you, Jeff Wampler, for helping with the research!! Check out our sources below for more info and to continue learning! Please Rate & Review us wherever you get your Podcasts!  Patreon https://www.patreon.com/GraveYardTales Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc20nfy1wzhlb8jeJoYXa4w 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 Instagram: @GraveYardTalesPodcast Sources http://theghosthuntuk.com/tommyknocker-legend-of-the-mines/ https://www.legendsofamerica.com/gh-tommyknockers/ https://occult-world.com/tommyknockers/ The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology & Folklore: Patricia Monaghan: Checkmark Books: 2004  Dictionary of Celtic Mythology: James MacKillop: Oxford University Press: 1998 https://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/weird-petrified-ghost-hunter-throws -up-after-seeing-ghost-20180709 (https://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/weird-petrified-ghost-hunter-throws%20-up-after-seeing-ghost-20180709) https://seeksghosts.blogspot.com/2012/08/cripple-creek-mamie-r-mine-gho sts.html (https://seeksghosts.blogspot.com/2012/08/cripple-creek-mamie-r-mine-gho%20sts.html) https://coloradoshistory.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/the-tommyknockers-of-the-mamie-r-mine/ https://encounterswiththegoodpeople.com/index.php/2019/11/08/encounter s-with-tommyknockers/ (https://encounterswiththegoodpeople.com/index.php/2019/11/08/encounter%20s-with-tommyknockers/)
From stone statues to silicone works of art, we have long sought solace and sex from inanimate objects. Time and technology have perfected the artificial lover: today we have life-size silicone love dolls so finely crafted they feel like works of art. Now, with the help of robotics and artificial intelligence, these dolls are becoming even more like humans. This week, we revisit our 2019 story about the history of the artificial lover, and consider what love and sex look like in the age of robots.
Could secretive government agencies contain even more secretive hidden factions tasked with intercepting time travellers? On this episode we discuss some wild time travel stories from Soviet Russia before journeying to a Mongolian monastery said to contain the “Healing Snakes of Immortality”. Then in our Plus+ extension we discuss the incredible story of a young man that managed to make millions of dollars on the stock market by manipulating global financial systems from his parents home. Sponsor * Squarespace – Turn your ideas into a reality. Create a professional website with Squarespace. Use the offer code MU to get 10% off! Links * 2,000-Year-Old Bronze Chinese Pot Contains Mysterious Liquid * “Elixir Of Immortality” Has Been Discovered In An Ancient Tomb * Paranormal Research Paul Stonehill * UFO Case Files of Russia * Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia * Seeking Life but Finding Death: Deadly Chinese Elixirs of Immortality Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ Members. To join, click HERE. * Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History * The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis
A silver lining of social distancing: you may have more time and space to pursue the projects you've bookmarked on your web browser. Whether your goal is to build a barn door or to update your makeup routine, online tutorials have made it easier than ever to bring the world into your living room or kitchen or bedroom. But a curious thing can happen when we watch experts doing expert things. This week, we explore the dangers and the delights of vicarious living, with a favorite episode from 2019.
Tonight's edition takes us back down the paranormal road with my special guest author and researcher Joel Olsen here to discuss true stories from the Western part of the United States.Want a FREE decal from K-Town? Leave a 5-star rating and review on iTunes and then email us the screenshot at myitunesreview@gmail.com 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/mysteriousradio See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On episode 165 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, author and journalist, Mike Damante returns to talk about his latest book, Punk Rock and UFOs: Stranger than Fiction. Mythological Gods. Dragons. Magicians. Inter-dimensional beings. UFOs. Goblins. Secret government programs. Psychic abilities. These can't be real... or can they? Punk Rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction aims to normalize the paranormal through current pop culture, mythology, fiction and its connection to unexplained phenomena. The book features insights and exclusive interviews from around academia, journalism, television and film, pop culture, science, and UFO studies like Tom DeLonge, Leslie Kean, Kevin Day, Sean Cahill, Jeffrey Kripal, Peter Levenda, David Marquez (DC Comics), Rick Strassman, Diana Pasulka, and others. Somewhere in the Skies proudly stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. Please consider donating to any of the organizations or causes at: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html Order the book by CLICKING HERE Visit Mike at: www.punkrockandufos.com Website: www.somewhereintheskies.com 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 Episode edited by Jane Palomera Moore 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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Nothing worse than a photobomb. There you are minding your own business, taking a picture of your lovely daughter and next thing you know some idiot time traveler / astronaut / inter-dimensional being drops his/her/its mug into your frame. And while we’ve all been through it, there’s a famous version we’re talking about this week - The Solway Firth Spaceman. Where did the other figure come from? Could this be a real, true documentation of a close encounter? How much is free film for a year actually worth? We dive in deep and see what develops. Plus, Conspiracy Bot actually did research this week (albeit unsuccessfully, but...ya know...baby steps). Brent channels his inner British housewife from the 1960s (it wasn’t a huge leap). And John starts talking about time travel again (we wish it existed so we could go back and stop him). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t do a ton of photo shoots, but when we do they’re in the UK and they involve a spaceman – Hysteria 51. Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV Videos Brain Scratch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtXstgx_8-Y BBC Look North, January 10, 2008 - https://youtu.be/ItiPAxD1t34 Websites Solway Firth Spaceman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solway_Firth_Spaceman Solway Firth - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solway_Firth BBC - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-27391210 RationalWiki - https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Solway_Firth_Spaceman Dr. David Clarke - https://drdavidclarke.co.uk/secret-files/the-solway-spaceman-photograph/ r/todayilearned - https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1by8qm/til_in_1964_a_man_photographing_his_daughter_in_a/c9bierv/ The Whitehaven News (waybackmachine) - https://web.archive.org/web/20140709010824/http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/home/famous-ufo-sightings-from-the-past-1.578420?referrerPath=1.386555 "The Men in Black are real.." The Free Library - https://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Men+in+Black+are+real.-a061067536 Times and Star - https://web.archive.org/web/20141009131045/http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/features/e-t-phone-cumbria-1.76788 National Space Centre - https://spacecentre.co.uk/blog-post/blue-streak-success-failure-extraterrestrials/ Find More Great Podcast at: ForthHand Media - http://forthhand.com/shows/ 
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What happens when you treat artificial intelligence with unconditional love?
A virus is more than a biological organism. It's a social organism. It detects fissures in societies and fault lines between communities. Historian Nancy Bristow shares the lessons about human behavior that we can take away from a century-old pandemic.
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.
We know that we live in an ever-changing world, but one thing we often overlook is demographic change. Whether the world's population is growing or shrinking can affect many aspects of our lives, from the number of kids we have to the likelihood that we'll live to old age. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore how our planet's population is changing, and what that means for us in the century to come.
In 2009, an old man died in a California nursing home. His obituary included not just his given name, but a long list of the pseudonyms he'd been known to use. In this episode, which we originally released in 2019, we trace the life of Riley Shepard, a hillbilly musician, writer, small-time con man and, perhaps, a genius.
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.
As a parent, what do you do when your four-year-old starts telling you about memories that can't possibly be his? Memories that he says are from a past life?
Amidst the confusion and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have sought out a long-trusted lifeline: the local newspaper. Though the value of local journalism is more apparent now than ever, newspapers are not thriving. They're collapsing. For many communities, this means fewer local stories and job losses. But new research suggests there's another consequence that's harder to spot — one that comes with a hefty price tag for residents. This week on Hidden Brain, we return to a 2018 episode that's acutely relevant today and ask, who bears the cost when nobody wants to pay?
Mention Bigfoot to most people and believer or not they will most likely assume that they are flesh and blood creatures. However, for many who have had interactions with such beasts the high strangeness factor suggests something metaphysical about them that crosses over with realms of the paranormal and is deeply rooted in mythology. Josh Cutchin and Timothy Renner’s new work ‘Where the Footprints End: High Strangeness and the Bigfoot Phenomenon‘ dives into the non physical nature of the Bigfoot mythos and its associated unexplained high strangeness. For our Plus+ members we continue the discussion with Josh and Tim, unwrapping some of the most bizarre and sometimes disturbing encounters witnesses have had with the hairy enigma. Links * Where the Footprints End: High Strangeness and the Bigfoot Phenomenon, Volume I: Folklore * Joshua Cutchin * Strange Familiars * Timothy Renner Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * Invasion on Chestnut Ridge * Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO Bigfoot Casebook * Stan Gordon * Eric Altman
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.
It sounds like a movie plot: police discover the body of a young man who's been murdered. The body tests positive for a deadly infectious disease. Authorities trace the killing to a gang. They race to find the gang members, who may also be incubating the virus. This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit our 2016 story about disease, panic, and how a public health team used psychology to confront an epidemic.
The barriers that prevent us from moving into other realities may be more permeable than we realise. Past lives and parallel dimensions collide on this episode as we discuss the experiences of a man who claims to have encountered a time portal in a German forest before travelling to other realities. We also chat about fire entities, cursed ancient Egyptian artefacts and the dangers of interfering with sacred godly statues. Sponsor * Squarespace – Turn your ideas into a reality. Create a professional website with Squarespace. Use the offer code MU to get 10% off! Links * Time Travel: Through Consciousness and Advanced Technology * Reality Creation * Quantum Consciousness: Journey Through Other Realms * Newton Institute * Past Lives Unveiled: Discover how consciousness moves between lives Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ Members. To join, click HERE. * Dafydd Fawr: A Riddle Within This Enigma * Fire Phantasms * Mysterious Cases of Pyromaniac Poltergeists * Bizarre Cases of Survivors of Spontaneous Human Combustion * Engulfed in Blue Flames: When Spontaneous Human Combustion Strikes * Fire Poltergeists Blamed for Mysterious Burnings in Vietnam * Who Let The Djinn In? * Worlds beyond: From the files of the Society for Psychical Research
We speak with john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, about racial justice, well-being, and widening our circles of human connection and concern.
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.
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.
There can be a lot of psychological noise involved in teaching. But what if 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.
A mysterious profile pops up on a dating app - leading to a bubble of chaos and confusion. A story about trying to sort fact versus fiction, how destabilizing that can be, and a very strange confrontation with the truth. NOTE: Since this story was originally published, we have added some background reporting and context to the episode.
In this episode, I talk with Geoffrey Miller, an American evolutionary psychologist, researcher, and author about elements of evolutionary psychology such as virtue signaling, altruism, sexual selection, and their role in the evolution of human nature.
You hear the train barreling towards you and you're tied to the tracks. It's an impossible situation. Most people would panic, and then a tiny handful would think up improbable workarounds. This season on Invisibilia: inventors in desperate times.
On episode 164 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan is joined by listener favorite, Rob Kristoffersen, of the OUR STANGE SKIES podcast to break down the most memorable UFO segments from Unsolved Mysteries! Join the guys as they stroll down memory lane, discussing the Roswell UFO crash, the Socorro UFO landing, the Falcon Lake close encounter, the Allagash Four Alien Abduction, and of course... the Rendlesham Forest incident. With first-hand witnesses and experiencers coming forward, some, for the very first time ever on camera, to the highly accurate, yet sometimes hilarious reenactments. We cover it all in its unapologetically 80s ways as Robert Stack does what he does best; makes the trench coat cool and creeps us the hell out! Check out all of Rob's work over at: www.ourstrangeskies.com Website: www.somewhereintheskies.com 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 Episode edited by Jane Palomera Moore 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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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?
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.
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.
Amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, some climate activists have been saying "now's not the time to talk about climate." In this episode we bring you an encore presentation of the latest Hot Take episode, in which Amy and Mary Annaise Heglar talk about how justice is justice; the idea that climate and racial justice are all the same thing, and can't be separated. To access the full-length episode, and weekly roundups of climate justice and accountability writing, reporting and analysis, please consider becoming a Hot Take premium subscriber: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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?