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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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/)
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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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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?
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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?
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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
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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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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.
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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
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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Our memories are easily contaminated. We can be made to believe we rode in a hot air balloon or kissed a magnifying glass — 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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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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After a disaster happens, we want to know whether something could have been done to avoid it. Did anyone see this coming? Many times, the answer is yes. So why didn't the warnings lead to action? This week, we revisit a favorite 2018 episode about the psychology of warnings. We visit a smelly Alaskan tunnel, hear about a gory (and fictional) murder plot, and even listen to some ABBA.
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Tonight, we travel to the Maine to discuss all the weird phenomena occurring in Maine with my special guest author Nomar Slevik.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 We want to give a special Thank You to our friends over at Best Fiends for sponsoring tonight's edition. Get 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.Get his book called Otherworldly Encounters on Amazon!UFOs, Unknown Entities, and High Strangeness in the American NortheastExplore the realm of the unknown with more than three dozen true stories of unexplained phenomena. Join ufologist and paranormal researcher Nomar Slevik as he shares fascinating tales of sightings and abductions centered in the Northeast's UFO hotspots. Discover the truth about lights in the sky and aliens on the ground from firsthand witnesses and experiencers.Otherworldly Encounters includes investigations of UFOs, crop circles, alien abductions, monsters, extraterrestrial biological entities, balls of light, and more. With reports dating back to the 1800s, this is an in-depth guide to phenomena that have puzzled and frightened witnesses for generations. Using the best technological equipment and immersive investigative techniques, Nomar Slevik has collected shocking evidence that is truly out of this world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Why do we fall for surprise endings? It turns out that our capacity to be easily fooled in books and movies is made possible by a handful of predictable mental shortcuts. In this 2018 conversation, we talk with Vera Tobin, one of the world's first cognitive scientists to study plot twists. She says storytellers have been exploiting narrative twists and turns for millennia — and that studying these sleights of hand can give us a better understanding of the contours of the mind.
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Central banks are playing a critical, yet little discussed, role in limiting the economic damage of COVID-19. In this episode, Chicago Booth professor and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan discusses how the pandemic is forcing the Federal Reserve and its international counterparts into uncharted territory.
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Introducing the newest Audioboom original podcast, Truth vs Hollywood. Join Film lovers David Chen and Joanna Robinson
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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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In this episode of Invisibilia, we explore our relationship with uncertainty through the eyes of a chief meteorologist. We wonder: what do you do when you don't know what to do? And how do we handle it when that question has no answer?
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What would it be like if you could control your mood with a hand held device? Literally turn the device to different settings and make yourself happier and sadder? Alix Spiegel talks to a woman who has that power. 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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Jim Bruton has lead an incredible life, from braving the wildness of some of the most remote locations on the globe to inventing the satellite videophone there isn’t much that he hasn’t seen. However his globetrotting couldn’t prepare him for the most fascinating journey he was going to experience after a plane crash brought him to the brink of reality. We talk with Jim about his unique near death journey to the “In Between”. Then for our Plus+ subscribers we hear stories of shapeshifters, black ops crashed craft and plasma gun toting Men in Black. Jim Bruton Links * The In Between: A Trip of a Lifetime * @jimbruton Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ Members. To join, click HERE. * Shapeshifter Territory * Casebook of Ghosts * Supernatural Creatures And the Rules They Have To Abide By * Ghostly Spectral Hounds: Not Just A Centuries Old Mystery
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A survey of seven of the most popular out-of-place artifacts said to overturn human history.
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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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The winner of Week 3 of the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest is announced! This episode is a refresher of the weekly Miss Cryptid winners so you can vote on who should win the 2020 contest. If you haven't heard the 3 "regular competition" episodes yet and want to listen in order and discover who wins, don't listen to this one first. You can find the 3 episodes on the Blurry Photos Podcast page. If you have listened, this will serve as a reminder for each winner so you can vote for the champion freshly reminded! Head over to the Blurry Photos Home page to cast your vote and enter for your chance to win a Prize Pack of your own! One lucky winner gets a box full of goodies, one lucky runner-up will get a T-shirt, and one lucky Miss Congealniality will win some stickers and magnets. The voting ends on Saturday, June 20th, noon CDT, so vote soon! Congrats to our finalists, and good luck in your quest for the Golden Goatman trophy!   Music Myst on the Moor, Heavy Heart, Midnight Tale, Unlight, Mystic Force  - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Red Forest by Arthur Vyncke - https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by Free Stock Music Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US She is in the Woods - Co.Ag Music (youtube) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0    
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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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With a doctorate in molecular biology, Dr. Judy Mikovits has been involved in cutting edge viral and vaccine research. At the height of her career she helped turn the deadly tide of the HIV pandemic into a manageable disease. Sadly today, Dr. Mikovits career is in ruins and her life has been destroyed, all because she discovered a deadly hidden secret lurking the the very vaccines that are designed to save us. We discuss her incredible story and her shocking claims. In our Plus+ extension we also discuss the highest of strangeness spectral black dog encounters and flying shapeshifting carpets. Sponsors * Squarespace – Turn your ideas into a reality. Create a professional website with Squarespace. Use the offer code MU to get 10% off! Links * Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science * Plandemic Official Site * What Is a Retrovirus?What Is a Retrovirus? * Bayh-Dole Act: The Law of Unintended Consequences – FortuneBayh-Dole Act: The Law of Unintended Consequences – Fortune * Researcher Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide Was Close to ‘Very Significant Findings’ Regarding COVID-19 * VIRUS SHOOTING RIDDLE Who is Bing Liu? Chinese coronavirus researcher, 37, was killed in ‘murder-suicide’ by Hao Gu * DR. FAUCI DISMISSES WUHAN LAB AS SOURCE OF CORONAVIRUS, CONTRADICTING TRUMP AND POMPEO * NIH abruptly cuts coronavirus research funding, alarming scientists * Exclusive — Coronavirus: Congressman Probes into Pentagon ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ Grant to Firm that Sent Taxpayer Dollars to Wuhan Lab * THE CHINA SPY SCANDAL THAT ENTANGLED HARVARD COULD HIT YALE AND MIT NEXT * US investigating University of Texas’ links with controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology in China *
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Tonight, we discuss the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. We investigate the history and the hauntings of this small-town hotel   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 where every 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://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/MineralWellsTexas/BakerHotelGhosts.htm https://mysteriousheartland.com/abandoned-baker-hotel/ https://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/baker-hotel-mineral-wells-restoration/ http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/MineralWellsTexas/BakerHotelGhosts3BakerHotelHistory.htm https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-baker-hotel-mineral-wells-texas https://thebakerhotelandspa.com/history/ http://www.sgha.net/tx/Baker_Hotel.pdf  https://www.texasobserver.org/ghosts-of-the-baker-hotel/  http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/MineralWellsTe xas/BakerHotelGhosts.htm (http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/MineralWellsTe%20xas/BakerHotelGhosts.htm)  http://kathleenmaca.com/index.php/2019/10/31/ghostly-residents-of-th e-baker-hotel/ (http://kathleenmaca.com/index.php/2019/10/31/ghostly-residents-of-th%20e-baker-hotel/)
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When our world is turned upside down, how do we keep moving forward? Our guest, award-winning author Christine Day, sets a new path for herself.
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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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There's a core belief embedded in the story of the United States — the American Dream. Today we look at the state of that dream as we revisit our 2018 conversation with economist Raj Chetty. We'll ask some questions that carry big implications: can you put an economic value on a great kindergarten teacher? How is it that two children living just a few blocks from each other can have radically different chances in life? And what gives Salt Lake City an edge over Cleveland when it comes to offering people better prospects than their parents?
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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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Envy is one of the most unpleasant of all human emotions. It also turns out to be one of the most difficult for researchers to study. And yet, there's mounting evidence that envy is a powerful motivator. This week, we explore an emotion that can inspire us to become better people — or to commit unspeakable acts.
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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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Tonight, we release a favorite from the archives about one of the most perplexing phenomena's in North Carolina!We want to give a special Thank You to Best Fiends for sponsoring this show! Get 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.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.
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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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When truth becomes stranger than fiction.
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On episode 163 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Nick Redfern returns to discuss his latest book, The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy: A Close Encounter Exposed as a Top Secret Government Experiment. In the final days of December 1980, strange encounters and bizarre incidents occurred in the heart of Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England. Based upon their personal encounters, many of the military personnel who were present at the time believed that something extraterrestrial came down in those dark woods. What if, however, there was another explanation for what happened four decades ago? What if that explanation, if revealed, proved to be even more controversial than the theory that aliens arrived from a faraway world? The ramifications for the field of Ufology would be immense. In his new, sensational book, Nick Redfern reveals that one of the most famous UFO cases of all time was really a series of top secret experiments using holograms, mind-control programs, deception, disinformation, conspiracies and cover-ups. The shocking truth of a forty-year-old mystery is now revealed. Guest Bio: Nick Redfern is the author of more than 60 books. They include Flying Saucers from the Kremlin; The Roswell UFO Conspiracy; Women in Black; Men in Black; Nessie; Chupacabra Road Trip; The Black Diary; and 365 Days of UFOs. Nick has appeared on many TV shows, including the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural; the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; and the Travel Channel’s In Search of Monsters. Order Nick's Book by CLICKING HERE 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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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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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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In this episode, Myisha T from Check Your Privilege joins Jen to discuss the book How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M. Fleming. The book is a must-read for anyone stepping into anti-racism work. Listen in as Jen and Myisha talk about their own experiences in anti-racism conversations and share their takeaways from the book. An excerpt from the Beacon Press Website sums it up well: "Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance—and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change."
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“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and snap, the job’s a game!” So says Julie Andrews’ character in the Disney film Mary Poppins before she launches into the famous musical number “A Spoonful of Sugar.” In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at the science behind the intuitive strategy of making difficult or boring things easier by adding that “element of fun.” But while Mary Poppins was focused on making the tedious task of cleaning a room a bit more enjoyable, you’ll see that this approach isn’t limited to housework. You’ll hear Nancy Stahl’s dramatic story of a life-threatening medical event. Her prognosis was grim, but thanks to grit, determination, and some pioneering work in gamifying rehabilitation by Professor Lynne Gauthier, Nancy made a remarkable recovery. Next, Dan Ariely recounts an incredibly difficult long-term treatment that he was able to endure and complete, thanks to a strategy known as temptation bundling (a term coined by Katy Milkman through her research into the phenomenon). Finally, Ayelet Fishbach joins Katy to discuss research into myriad ways that adding enjoyable elements to difficult or tedious tasks can improve outcomes in everything from math education to exercise to job satisfaction.
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Are we destined to repeat our patterns or do we generally stray in surprising directions? CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of sexual abuse.
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Babies are speaking to us all the time, but most of us have no clue what they're saying. To researchers, though, the babbling of babies is knowable, predictable, and best of all, teachable to us non-experts. This week, we revisit our May 2018 primer on how to decipher the secret language of babies and young children.
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Anyone who's tried (and failed) to follow a diet knows that food is more than fuel. This week, we revisit our 2018 episode about the psychology behind what we eat, what we spit out, and when we come back for more.
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We promise to do the dirty work for you here at H51, and sometimes it is really dirty... like in BUGS. That's right, it's insect week in the Hysteria kitchen and we have 3 flavors of cricket on the menu - Salt and Vinegar, Bacon and Cheese, and Sour Cream and Onion. How do they taste? Where did we get them? Why are we this dumb? All that is next on the podcast that doesn't usually eat insects, but when we do we like them covered in weird flavor dust - Hysteria 51 Support the show 
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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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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Rendlesham Forest incident and the frightening events surrounding that night remain enshrouded in a fog of mystery. Nick Redfern however has a new theory on what occurred and its refreshingly compelling while being even more disturbing than could be imagined. We discuss his theory and take a look at the events of that evening. In our Plus+ extension we reveal the silicon war, the noxious gases of the UFOnauts and the melting rains of the glowing entities. Links * The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy: A Close Encounter Exposed as a Top Secret Government Experiment * Rendlesham Forest Charles Halt * LSD Testing On British Marines * Sky Crash: A Cosmic Conspiracy * You Can’t Tell the People * The Black Diary: M.I.B., Women in Black, Black-Eyed Children, and Dangerous Books Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings * Men In Black * John A. Keel: The Man, The Myths, and the Ongoing Mysteries * Silicon Based Life May Be More Than Just Science Fiction
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FIRST SEGMENT: Matthew Kresal on his book, Dark Skies and talks about his research into the making of the series, how he delved into the history of the UFO phenomenon and how the history of government disinformation comes into play and much more. SECOND SEGMENT: Co-creator of Dark Skies, Bryce Zabel joins is to discuss behind the scenes of Dark Skies, and then a new project he has in the works, featuring the Betty & Barney Hill Incident. Check out the show notes for links.   Show Notes
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When someone in your community transgresses, do you banish them in an attempt to make the community safer for everyone? WARNING: This episode contains obscenities and descriptions of sex and violence.
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We're living in a polarized world, where picking a side is almost a requirement. But what happens in the space in between?
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It feels like emotions just come at us, and there is nothing we can do. But we might have it backwards. We look at an unusual legal case and examine a provocative new theory about emotions.
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We examine how leaving things unsaid with our intimates can lead to misunderstandings and missed connections.
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Who do you let in and who do you keep out?
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Co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller ask the question, "Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?" The answer can have profound consequences for your life.
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Under the CARES Act, two-thirds of eligible unemployed Americans can access unemployment insurance exceeding their prior earnings. Peter Ganong and Joseph Vavra discuss what this fact means for the unemployed, economic recovery from COVID-19, and how to improve the program for future federal relief packages.
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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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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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On April 19, 2018 Invisibilia co-hosted our first-ever live event with our friends at Story District.
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In this episode I discuss habits with social psychologist Wendy Wood-- how to break the bad ones, create good habits, and how to make them actually stick.
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The first episode of Hidden Brain explores switchtracking: a common pattern in conversations you'll be accusing your partner of in no time! Plus speedy science, a cup of tea and a song from Adam Cole.
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How one prayer changed a life.
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A popular tale claims that the skeletons of two riveters were found between the hulls of this mighty ship.
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When your phone buzzes or a notification pops up your screen, do you stop what you're doing to look and respond? That's what many of us are doing. Even though we think we should be less distracted by technology, we haven't admitted the true cost of these interruptions. This week, we revisit our 2017 conversation with computer scientist Cal Newport, and consider ways we can all immerse ourselves in more meaningful work.
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We like to think of our own personalities, and those of our family and friends as predictable, constant over time. But what if they aren't? What if nothing stays constant over a lifetime?
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Our modern, hectic world is not the sort of place you want to experience a shamanic initiation and yet that’s exactly what happened to a woman who drank Ayahuasca and found herself unable to exit the dream state. On this episode we discuss her descent into madness and return from the edge. For our Plus+ subscribers we chat about electromagnetic heart attack and cancer weapons and the disturbing scientific research into the next technological disaster. Links * Invisible Rainbow: A Physicist’s Introduction to the Science behind Classical Chinese Medicine * Sound Medicine: How to Use the Ancient Science of Sound to Heal the Body and Mind * The Big Dream: My Terrifyingly Beautiful Shamanic Initiation into the Arts * The Big Dream * 64 ARK® Crystal Assembly – Isotropic Vector Matrix Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * Electronic Smog * The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life * Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept * Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia * How to lose friends and influence the future security of your nation * Origin of the Wuhan Coronavirus * Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia
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For generations, living openly as a gay person in the United States was difficult, and often dangerous. But there's been a dramatic change in public attitudes toward gay people. This week, we explore one of the most striking transformations of public attitude ever recorded. And we consider whether the strategies used by gay rights activists hold lessons for other groups seeking change.
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Is the moon really what we think? Have we been told a lie to keep us from knowing that there are multiple extraterrestrial species inhabiting our celestial neighbour? Former NASA scientist George Leonard asks these very questions and more as he seeks out the truth from the NASA elite. Then for our Plus+ members we discuss the hidden secrets of the Hopi, the destruction of Atlantis and the cyclic nature of the universe. Links * Somebody Else Is On The Moon * Trump Signs Order Allowing the U.S. to Mine the Moon, Asteroids and Beyond * Secretly Spying on the Moon * Secrets of the Moon * I Saw Structures on the Moon * Physical Influences of a UFO on Water * 22.05 – MU Podcast Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ Members. To join, click HERE. * Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon * Kásskara: Sunken Land of the Hopi Ancestors * Kásskara und die sieben Welten. Die Geschichte der Menschheit * Hopi History: Hi-Tech Clan Warfare in the Americas * March 2020 AOM: The Leedskalnin Codex: Breakthroughs In Understanding The Coral Castle
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Can a reality show - and telling a certain kind of story - call a different kind of reality into being?
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Some leading researchers in the ufological field claim that humanity has faced and continues to engage in a hidden cold war with extraterrestrials hell bent on stopping humanity flooding into space. We discuss reports of space vehicle disabling ET satellites, electromagnetic astronaut murder and the strange infiltration encounters. We also hear the story of a man caught up in the deadly motivations of aliens having his career and life almost destroyed. Sponsor * Squarespace – Turn your ideas into a reality. Create a professional website with Squarespace. Use the offer code MU to get 10% off! Links * The Alien Gene * Rosemary Decker and Millen Le Poer Trench – Contactees * Eric Laithwaite * Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To learn how to join click HERE. * The Alien Gene: Interactions between Humanity and Visitors to planet Earth * Somebody Else Is On The Moon * 23.15 – MU Podcast – Jumpstarting the Moon * More About Those Strange Things Seen On UFOs * The Strange Story of a Dog On-Board a UFO! * The Alan Godfrey Abduction, November 28, 1980 * Alan Godfrey UFO Encounter * Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind: Selected Writings of John A. Keel
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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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On episode 160 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan welcomes Chuck Zukowski and Heather Taddy, two of the investigators on the television series, Alien Highway. In this candid conversation, they run us through the entire series and the compelling evidence they came across while investigating UFOs across the United States. From cattle mutilations to alien abductions. From underwater UFO bases to Roswell UFO wreckage left behind. And just exactly what the hell was interdimensional creature they caught on camera at Skinwalker Ranch!? This and so much more as we get the inside scoop on what didn't make it on camera, their personal thoughts on each episode, and just exactly what could be going on across the Alien Highway. You can watch the entire Alien Highway series on YouTube, Amazon Prime, and Google Play. This interview was originally live-streamed on YouTube. You can watch the entire episode at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVBcjyGA5gI 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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Social norms determine much of your behavior - how you dress, talk, eat and even what you feel. Alix and new co-host, Hanna Rosin, examine two experiments that attempt to shift these norms.
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This week's special guest is Andre Henry. Andre is a writer and speaker with a passion for racial justice. He writes a weekly email giving practical insight on antiracism and nonviolent social change. In this episode, Andre joins Jen to talk about the power of everyday people and the importance of doing the work to create the world we want to see. He talked about what activated his own journey into anti-racism, why hope is essential in this movement, and how people can come together to build the world they want to live in.
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We have an anniversary to celebrate. We've been bringing you Hidden Brain for a year now, and we are so glad and thankful you've come along with us. We've learned a lot about what you like, and what we like. Specifically, deep dives into stories or topics that reveal something true about human behavior. Now, it's time to double down on that with a string of ambitious new episodes. Here's a sneak peek.
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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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Is there a part of ourselves that we don't acknowledge, that we don't even have access to and that might make us ashamed if we encountered it?
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My special guest tonight is author Andy Hall who's here to discuss the most deadly climbing disaster in American History. Andy's book is called Denali's Howl.We want to give a special Thank You to our friends over at Best Fiends for sponsoring tonight's edition. Get 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.In the summer of 1967, twelve young men ascended Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali. Engulfed by a once-in-alifetime blizzard, only five made it back down. Andy Hall, a journalist and son of the park superintendent at the time, was living in the park when the tragedy occurred and spent years tracking down rescuers, survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali’s Howl, Hall reveals the full story of the expedition in a powerful retelling that will mesmerize the climbing community as well as anyone interested in mega-storms and man’s sometimes deadly drive to challenge the forces of nature. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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On episode 161 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, the Time Lord himself, Micah Hanks, returns to guide us through time and space back to the age of antiquity to speculate what UFOs looked like, or how they were perceived throughout the ages. Tracing aerial phenomena in ancient times, the middle ages, up through the modern era and today, we hear the incredible ways that Hanks and other UFO researchers are using modern-day technology to investigate aerial phenomena of centuries past. From cosmic anchors being dropped by celestial airships to luminous crosses, shields, and yes... even saucers being recorded throughout time in our skies. Are these truly visitors from beyond or a gradual myth in the making? Visit Micah Hanks at: www.MicahHanks.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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Americans LOVE solutions. But are there problems we shouldn't try to solve? Lulu visits a town in Belgium with a completely different approach to dealing with mental illness.
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For the last episode in our You 2.0 series, we bring you a favorite conversation with Harvard researcher Dan Gilbert. He explains why we're bad at predicting our future happiness, how that affects our decision making, and why we're actually happier after making a decision that feels irrevocable.
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An anthropologist discovers an emotion, and after a tragic event, comes to understand it. And a young woman does the one thing guaranteed to ruin a date, and learns something about her emotional life.
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Are you suffering from mild boredom, a grumpy frown, and a general lack of extremely niche scientific knowledge? Well, SciShow Tangents has the cure for what ails you! 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 SciShowTangents.org!
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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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Francesca Gino studies rebels — people who practice "positive deviance" and achieve incredible feats of imagination. They know how, and when, to break the rules that should be broken. So how can you activate your own inner non-conformist? This week, we ponder the traits of successful rebels as we revisit our 2018 conversation with Gino.
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In our last episode, we learn how to drink tea, build human towers, watch the sunset forever and find the Ian inside all of us.
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In her book, The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another, materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez explores how eight inventions—clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips—shaped human society. In this episode, we explore the importance of materials and learn about the unsung heroes who crafted them into tools we use every day. Support the show.
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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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On episode 162 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we welcome Patrick to the show to recount some of the strange and surreal stories of a lifetime with the unknown. First, Patrick and a friend find themselves lost with an unstable conspiracy theorist in the backcountry of Northern Montana in the winter of 1996. With all bets off, the two boys are forced to follow the bizarre man to safety, but not before he shows them an enormous UFO flying directly overhead, which shatters their reality and casts doubt that the strange guide may be telling the truth after all. And then, along the banks of a small river in New Jersey, a fisherman and his brother come face to face with an unimaginable entity. Two years later along this same stretch of river, Patrick watches up close as an extraordinary object hovers in the forest, sending wildlife scattering in all directions, before shooting skyward through the trees and disappearing into the heavens. And lastly, several strange encounters leave Patrick mystified at a place known by locals as Ghost Lake. Register for FREE for the All The Strange Virtual eXpo on May 30th to watch an exclusive presentation by Ryan and a handful of other awesome guest speakers! https://allthestrange.com/registration/ Special thanks to Patrick for sharing these stories with us. If you have a story you'd like to share on the show, please reach out by using the contact tab on the website to discuss more: www.somewhereintheskies.com/contact.html 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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Tonight, we travel to London with my special guest Paul Fitz George for a trip though the spectral world of London's famous West End. Theatres, palaces and parks, all have a part to play in this cornucopia of creepiness. Get your own personal stylist and never have to worry about what would look good on you by trying out Stitch Fix today! Get started NOW at http://www.stitchfix.com/MYSTERIOUS and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep all 5 items in your box!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 'Truther Plus" on Patreon and get a Vintage Area 51 sign! For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy
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What happens when we can't agree on reality? In Eagle's Nest Township, Minnesota, residents have been grappling with that question since long before the polarizing presidential election of 2016.
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If you live in a big city, you may have noticed new buildings popping up — a high-rise here, a skyscraper there. The concrete jungles that we've built over the past century have allowed millions of us to live in close proximity, and modern economies to flourish. But what have we given up by moving away from the forest environments in which humans first evolved? This week, we revisit our 2018 conversation about the healing power of nature with psychologist Ming Kuo.
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A popular conspiracy theory claims the Vatican uses a telescope named LUCIFER to find an alien savior.
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Want to calm your inner critic? Our guest tries a practice to find more self-compassion during uncertain times.
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In Entanglement, you'll meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. And an exploration of the ways in which all of us are connected — more literally than you might realize. The hour will start with physics and end with a conversation with comedian Maria Bamford and her mother. They discuss what it's like to be entangled through impersonation.
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Why would you leave a message when you can just send a text?
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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.
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This week we’re taking a breath. After the murder of George Floyd and ensuing justified protests…and military intervention in said protests – we couldn’t let the moment pass without saying something. We’re 2 white guys in middle America. We are literally the definition of white privilege. So, we’re not going to pretend to understand what its like to walk around black in this country. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t empathize and see the need for radical reform. The inhumane police brutality perpetuated on the black people of this country has to stop. Names like Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor, Justin Howell, Jamel Floyd, and countless others are etched into the shameful footnotes of the history of this country and we have to be better. We know there has been looting. And, we know not all cops are bad. But people need to stop using these arguments as if they negate the REALNESS of what is happening and HAS BEEN happening for literally hundreds of years to the black community of this country. It’s a false equivalency. BLACK LIVES MATTER. It can’t be said enough. So, instead of a new episode this week we’re releasing an episode we’re proud of that raises up one of history’s black heroes. And while we’ll continue to try and do a better job of elevating black stories of a fortean nature. Its up to all of us to take steps in our own community. Vote, Speak Out, Donate, Protest. Most importantly, STAND UP when you see racism happening. Stay Woke, Meatsacks! Original Description Imagine this for a potential movie: Guy is born into slavery. Escapes his bonds by stealing the ship he’s a slave on and delivering it to the Union (it’s the Civil War). He goes onto captain the very boat he was a slave on, buy the house he was slave in, and eventually be elected to Congress. And that isn’t even half the story. While it isn’t a movie, it is the story of Robert Smalls and it’s so incredible we cover it this week. Plus, Joe Peck somehow figures out how to make an appearance without actually being on the show, C-Bot gets a kill-switch, and Lincoln joins the show (the President…not John’s son). All of that and more on the podcast never captained a ship, but we imagine it would be less Robert Smalls and more Gilbert and Sullivan – Hysteria 51.. 
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If you've taken part in a religious service, have you ever stopped to think about how it all came to be? How did people become believers? Where did the rituals come from? And what purpose does it all serve? This week, we bring you a July 2018 episode with social psychologist Azim Shariff. He argues that we should consider religion from a Darwinian perspective, as an innovation that helped human societies to thrive and flourish.
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All of us are surrounded by brands. Designer brands. Bargain-shopper brands. Brands for seemingly every demographic slice among us. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself how brands influence you? This week, we look at how companies create a worldview around the products they sell, and then get us to make those products a part of who we are.
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Smarts matter. But other factors may play an even bigger role in whether someone succeeds. This week, we speak with Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman about the skills that predict how you'll fare in life. We'll also look at programs that build these skills in the neediest of children – and new research that suggests the benefits of investing in kids and families can last for generations.
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Do you want to be famous? What's a favorite memory? These 36 questions can bring you closer to loved ones, even if you're separated.
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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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What happens when you discover a part of yourself that is so different from who you think you are? Do you hold on to your original self tightly? Do you explore this other self? Or do you just panic?
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Psychology has a golden rule too: If I am warm, you are usually warm. If I am hostile, you are too. But what happens if you flip the script and meet hostility with warmth?
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This week we look into the mysterious Hums heard in several cities all around the world! What is it? Why can only a small percentage of people hear it?    Thanks to this week’s sponsors:  Best Fiends AMC Shudder – Shudder.com (http://www.shudder.com) (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 where every 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 https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/mar/13/what-is-the-mysterious-gl-hum-and-is-it-simply-noise-pollution https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/mysterious-hum-driving-people-crazy-around-world-6C10760872 https://hummap.wordpress.com/about/ https://www.livescience.com/50473-earth-mysterious-hum-explained.html www.BenjaminRadford.com (http://www.benjaminradford.com/) https://newrepublic.com/article/132128/maddening-sound https://theconversation.com/cracking-the-mystery-of-the-worldwide-hum-60296 https://www.livescience.com/43519-taos-hum.html https://www.sporcle.com/blog/2017/05/what-is-the-taos-hum/ https://mysteriousfacts.com/taos-hum-new-mexico/ https://youtu.be/jhXaM_r80_c https://www.theguardian.com/business/shortcuts/2018/feb/21/windsor-humus-steel-fault https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/a-mysterious-and-maddening-hum -is-tormenting-residents-of-this-canadian-city/ https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/unexplained-phenomen a/the-hum1.htm
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What happens when you lose something so central to your life that you no longer understand who you are? How do you find yourself again?
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Does living with animals really make us healthier? Why do we eat some animals and keep others as pets? This week on Hidden Brain, we talk with psychology professor Hal Herzog about the contradictions embedded in our relationships with animals.
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Do clothes have the power to transform us? Seven stories that explore how clothes can change us in quiet but surprising ways with help from Yowei Shaw, Chenjerai Kumanyika and Colin Dwyer.
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Jordan Bonaparte chimes in about the night's the topic of discussion, featured guest Chris Styles discusses his longtime investigation of the Shag Harbour Incident, plus a more recent sighting on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Justin Brown joins in the conversation about filming the Cape Sable UFO, his documentaries on Chris Styles and the Rift, the ongoing incidents in Shag Harbour and more. Show Notes
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In "How to Become Batman," Alix and Lulu examine the surprising effect that our expectations can have on the people around us. You'll hear how people's expectations can influence how well a rat runs a maze. Plus, the story of a man who is blind and says expectations have helped him see. Yes. See. This journey is not without skeptics.
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Tonight, we discuss an area of the United States with more than it's far share unbelievable anomalies such as UFO's, strange creatures, portals, paranormal activity, underground bases, unsolved disappearances and cattle mutilations.Get your own personal stylist and never have to worry about what would look good on you by trying out Stitch Fix today! Get started NOW at http://www.stitchfix.com/MYSTERIOUS and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep all 5 items in your box!Get 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.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 'Truther Plus" on Patreon and get a Vintage Area 51 sign! For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy
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This week we’re supposed to be dark… Instead we’re giving you a short bonus episode! We take a look at the Red Onion Saloon in Alaska   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 https://www.hauntedrooms.com/alaska/haunted-places/red-onion-saloon-sk agway  https://youtu.be/-VBk3w5ktKQ  https://www.facebook.com/historyhaunted/posts/history-haunting-ofred-onion-saloon-skagway-alaska-usa-the-red-onion-saloon-orig/109601931709081 4/  https://www.hauntedjourneys.com/haunted-eateries/1281-red-onion-saloon
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When we think of ADHD, we often imagine a restless & figity child who loses focus rather than the grown up parent or partner these kids eventually become. It is a legit neurological condition - yet adults with ADHD or ADD often believe that they are forgetful, lazy, selfish & disorganized. Unfortunately sometimes so do their partners. This episode will help you apprecitate your unique gifts or value your distractable partner.
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Sleep paralysis is relatively common in the general population and yet the darker aspects of it continue to be taboo in modern clinical research. On this episode we discuss the work of sleep paralysis experiencer and psychologist Stan Gooch and his controversial ideas on the “second consciousness” that may escape the body and intrude upon our waking reality. Then for our Plus+ members, we continue our research into the strange figure known as Dellschau and what role he played in the great airship mystery. Links * Creatures from Inner Space * The Book of Dreams and Ghosts * Bizarre Encounters with the Demons That Come at Night * Sex and the Single Succubus: Real Encounters with Man-Hungry Demons * The Most Mysterious Of All Cats * Sleep Paralysis, Aliens & the Devil: What’s Going On? * Supernatural Invaders in the Dead of Night Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ Members. To join, click HERE. * Secrets of Dellschau: The Sonora Aero Club * [(Charles Dellschau )] [Author: James Brett] [Mar-2013]
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The Greek poet Archilochus wrote that "the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This week, we'll use the metaphor of the fox and the hedgehog as a way to understand the differences between tacticians and big-picture thinkers. We'll explore the story of a pioneering surgeon whose hedgehog tendencies led him to great triumphs, and a heartbreaking tragedy. This episode first aired in May 2017.
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The desire to find our tribe is universal. We like to know who we are and where we belong. This fascination has led to a thriving industry built on the marketing and sale of personality tests. These tests offer individuals – and, increasingly, employers – quick and easy insights that can be used to make some of life's biggest decisions. But most fail to stand up to scientific scrutiny. This week, we revisit our 2017 episode about the world of personality testing, and explore the many different ways we assess personality and potential – from the Chinese zodiac to Harry Potter houses to the Myers-Briggs test.
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We all have a better self, a version of us that is better, more successful. It can inspire us to achieve our dreams, or mock us for everything we have failed to become.
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...Alternatively Titled: "Hello Chelsea, It's Tina and Jen, Let's Talk About Your Privilege" On Friday, September 13th, Chelsea Handler released a documentary on Netflix called "Hello Privilege, It's Me, Chelsea." Being the anti-racism educator she is, Tina Strawn decided to check it out, and within days Tina and Jen had watched the documentary two times, talked about it over the phone, and decided to do a podcast discussing it. If you've watched the documentary, plan on watching the documentary, or have absolutely no interest in watching the documentary- this episode is an essential listen as Tina challenges us to greater depth and accountability in the work of dismantling white supremacy and privilege. Be sure to follow Tina Strawn on IG @satyayogatrips or email her at tinastrawnlife@gmail.com
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In "Fearless," co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller explore what would happen if you could disappear fear. A group of scientists believe that people no longer need fear — at least not the kind we live with — to navigate the modern world. We'll hear about the striking (and rare) case of a woman with no fear. The second half of the show explores how the rest of us might "turn off" fear.
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Generations of Americans have struggled against segregation. Most of us believe in the ideal of a colorblind society. But what happens when that ideal come up against research that finds colorblindness sometimes leads to worse outcomes?
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How to work with the Eclipse Season in Astrology. WATCH the Nodal shift of Gemini + Sagittarius - https://www.accessibleastrology.com/the-nodes-of-the-moon-in-gemini-sagittarius To WATCH full playback + join the community - https://www.accessibleastrology.com/community To get your 2020 Toolbox - https://www.accessibleastrology.com/2020-toolbox
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Kicking the ball, passing another type of ball, running around the big arena and making a point! SciShow Tangents knows one thing and that one thing is SPORTS!  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 SciShowTangents.org!
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Many of us intuitively feel that the bitter partisanship of American politics is bad for our nation. So should we be concerned about the health of our democracy? This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit two of our favorite conversations about U.S. politics. We start by talking with political scientist John Hibbing about the psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Then, we explore the role of conflict in democracy with historian David Moss.
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Naomi Klein's book The Shock Doctrine focused on what she calls "disaster capitalism," the sort of corporate feeding frenzy that happens in the wake of major crises. It was on a research trip for that book, to post-Katrina New Orleans, that she connected her work on human rights and labor to climate. Klein shares that journey here, explains the Green New Deal, and talks about what needs to happen to spur a justice-focused transformation in the U.S. You can find Naomi's many great books here: https://naomiklein.org/books-and-films/ Support us: https://www.drillednews.com/support-us Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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There's a popular idea out there that you can change from the outside in. Power posing. Fake it 'til you make it. If you just assume the pose, inner transformation will follow. Is it true?
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Tonight, we talk about the mysterious figures who are known as the Men In Black (MIB)…. No not Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones!  During these weird times, go rate and review all your favorite independent podcasts!!  This week’s sponsor – Care Of Vitamins Thank you, Jeff Wampler, for helping with the research!! Check out our sources below for more info and to continue learning! 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 Sources The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel (1975) John Keel Men In Black Lecture 1986 Monsters & Ghosts of West Virginia by Eric Turner and Isaac McKinnon https://www.history.com/news/men-in-black-real-origins https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/12/bizarre-cases-of-the-men-in-black-caught-on-film/ https://bportlibrary.org/hc/authors/bridgeports-ufo-legacy-men-in-black-and-the-albert-k-bender-story/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/these-men-in-black-think-aliens-made-your-iphone https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/aug/14/men-in-black-ufo-sightings-mirage-makers-movie https://science.howstuffworks.com/space/aliens-ufos/men-in-black.htm https://bportlibrary.org/hc/authors/bridgeports-ufo-legacy-men-in-black-and-the-albert-k-bender-story/ https://themothman.fandom.com/wiki/Men_In_Black https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_in_black https://www.history.com/news/men-in-black-real-origins   https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2011/08/08/redfern-suggests-the-real-men-in-black-are-alien-enforcers   https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanbergara/these-chilling-encounters-with-the-men-in-black-will-make-yo
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More than 70,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2017 — many of them from heroin and other opioids. One of the most widely-used tools to confront this crisis is a drug called naloxone. It can reverse an opioid overdose within seconds, and has been hailed by first responders and public health researchers. But in 2018, two economists released a study that suggested naloxone might be leading some users to engage in riskier behavior — and causing more deaths than it saves. This week, we talk with researchers, drug users, and families about the mental calculus of opioid use, and why there's still so much we're struggling to understand about addiction. This episode originally aired in October 2018.
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Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it. On this week's Hidden Brain, we bring you two of our favorite stories about coping with chaos. They come from our 2016 episodes "Panic in the Streets" and "Embrace the Chaos."
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This week, we have a conversation with Adrienne Bradley and Kat Jackson from Black Applied Behavior Analyst, Inc. about racial diversity and inclusion. We discuss the importance of cultural humility, barriers to meaningful diversity initiatives, and how racism goes beyond being a good person. Plus how to continue your own journey as a BCBA in promoting inclusive practices.
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We all carry an invisible frame of reference in our heads that filters our experience. Alix and Hanna talk to a woman who gets a glimpse of what she's been missing – and then loses it.
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Demonstrations for Black Lives Matter over the past few weeks have already led to changes in policy and in society, yet as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, keeping up momentum for reform after the protests can be challenging.
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Some claim that when the Earth's geomagnetic field reverses, it could spell the end of humankind.
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Have you ever bid in a competitive auction—say, on eBay—and won the item, only to see a similar item for sale elsewhere at a lower price? If so, you may have fallen prey to the winner’s curse. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at bias that can lead people to overpay in auctions and other types of negotiations. We begin with the story of Havre de Grace. This prize filly had an exceptionally successful career as a racehorse before being auctioned as a broodmare. Expectations were high for the sale because Havre de Grace had such a strong thoroughbred pedigree. But the way the auction proceeded surprised everyone in the room. Glenye Cain Oakford was at the Fasig-Tipton November Mixed Sale and paints a vivid picture of a dramatic bidding process. She is an award-winning journalist, writer, and videographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. Max Bazerman has contributed important research to the study of the winner’s curse. He joins Katy to discuss the ways in which this phenomenon can affect purchasing decisions around everything from jewelry to oil leases—and how the bias can diminish your ability to negotiate successfully.
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Thrive or die: That’s the rule of evolution. Despite this brutal logic, some species have learned to survive in even the most hostile conditions while others haven’t and vanished. So what makes the difference? On this show we discuss that with journalist Scott Carney who returns to MU to tell us about his discovery of how humans can wedge control over our automatic physiological responses and make us reclaim our evolutionary destiny. Then for Plus+ members we look at encounters with the “Plague Maidens” and hear how solar phenomena could cause epidemics and societal destruction. Scott Carney Links * The Wedge: Evolution, Consciousness, Stress and the Key to Human Resilience * Twitter @sgcarney * Instagram sgcarney Plus+ Extension The extension of the show is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join, click HERE. * Death Incarnate: Bizarre Tales of Plague Bearing Phantoms * Avoiding the Smallpox Spirits: Colonial Epidemics and Southeastern Indian Survival * Japanese Spirit of Epidemics * Solar Minimum The Fastest Decline in almost 10,000 Years * Space weather and pandemic warnings? * Solar Slump Continues * First New Sunspots in 40 Days Herald Solar Cycle * Historical Solar Cycles * The Hunger Stones Have Appeared
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This moment in our culture can feel fraught. From 'fake news' to the opioid crisis, there's a lot of uncertainty about the future. So this season, Invisibilia helps you discern truth from fiction, cure your pain, and find your true love with conviction. It's your very own Emotional Survival Guide!
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The eugenicists were utopians, convinced that they were doing hard but necessary things. And that included making decisions about who could have children.
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Are women named Virginia more likely to move to Virginia? Are people with the last name of Carpenter more likely to be carpenters? This week on Hidden Brain, we bring you a favorite 2017 episode about our preference for things that remind us of ourselves, and why this tendency can have larger implications than we might at first imagine.
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The Power Of Categories examines how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. People need them, want them. The show looks at what categories provide for us, and you'll hear about a person caught between categories in a way that will surprise you. Plus, a trip to a retirement community designed to help seniors revisit a long-missed category.
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On this episode of the UFO podcast UNKNOWN, Jason McClellan briefly explores the possibility that Bigfoot isn't simply an elusive primate, but instead is an extraterrestrial.
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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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This week, a scientific look at what makes us laugh. Here's a hint — a lot of it isn't funny. We talk to neuroscientist (and stand up comedian) Sophie Scott.
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Mammals pretty much have the market cornered on hair, and you know all the other types of animals are jealous of us. Imagine a little lizard with bangs or something? It just wouldn’t be right. Sorry! 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 SciShowTangents.org!
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Tonight, we sit down with author Chris Enss as she shares the story of the legendary Doc Holiday's love interest Mary Kate Cummings aka Big Nose Kate and her life during the Wild West.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 'Truther Plus" on Patreon and get a Vintage Area 51 sign!Doc Holliday’s paramour Big Nose Kate could never get a publisher to give her the big bucks she demanded to tell the story of her life, but that didn’t mean she didn’t collect material she wanted to use in a biography. Over the fifty years Mary Kate Cummings, alias Big Nose Kate, traversed the West she saved letters from her family, musings she had written about her love interests, and life with the notorious John Henry Holliday. Using rare, never before published material Big Nose Kate stock-piled in anticipation of writing the tale of her days on the Wild Frontier, the definitive book about the famous soiled dove will finally be told. Kate claims to have witnessed the Gunfight at the OK Corral and exchanged words with the likes of Wyatt Earp and Josephine Marcus. There’s no doubt she embellished her adventures, but that doesn’t take away from their historical importance. She was a controversial figure in a rough and rowdy territory. What she witnessed, the lifestyle she led, and the influential western people she met are fascinating and represent a time period much romanticized. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy
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I step away from the podcast and asked Antonio Harrison to lead a panel discussion with Kirk Kirby, Pierre Louis, Larry West III, and Shawn Capell on the topic of racism, police brutality, and more generally, the experience of African American men in the United States. Please consider sharing with friends and colleagues!
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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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On today’s episode, we bring on Camille Morgan, who introduces herself as a black, lesbian, cisgender, BCBA. Camille expresses her challenges being a triple minority in the field. Camille is passionately involved in race, diversity, culture, inclusion training, severe problem behaviors, and OBM. This girl is legit cool AF. We have been following her on instagram for awhile and she exudes positivity and grace. She is also a 14-year ovarian cancer survivor #badass. We have an honest and real conversation about how we are all feeling during this time and her experience being a triple minority. We also are super excited to share that we are a part of the Akamai ABA exam prep mock question event and all proceeds go to NAACP legal and education fund! Sign up in show notes! You need to listen and listen hard. Tune in. Love you mean it. Show notes: Use this link to sign up for the ABA exam prep: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ABA4BLM?sharetype=teams&member=4564154&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet. Go follow her @ camwillmadeit_
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Our friend Rob Kristoffersen of the Our Strange Skies podcast was gracious enough to invite Brent to be a part of his live stream recently.  The Blue Ribbon Panel had the guys discuss some of the most obscure UFO cases they've ever come across and...
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With a resounding roar, the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest regular competition draws to a close! The final three Miss Cryptid contestants hail from all over the globe and include the Nandi Bear, Rusalka, and Euroa Beast. Hope from Africa to Eastern Europe to Australia with this week's lively ladies! A couple of beasts bookend a beauty, and all are sure to fill hearts with fear. Who will fill you heart the most? A cryptid of Nandi lore? An enigmatic Slavic mermaid? Or a bunyip-like beastie? Make sure to head to the Blurry Photos home page to cast your vote! You can also enter to win a Miss Cryptid prize pack of your very own. Grab a copy of Dr. Anderson's books, Conjure in African American Society, and Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure Get your own copy of Ronesa Aveela's book A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe, and A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Infados, Confused State, Arid Foothills, Heavy Heart, Midnight Tale - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Red Forest by Arthur Vyncke - https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US   Sources Ally. Does the Nandi Bear Exist? To Contrive and Jive. Blog. Oct 10, 2017. Web. https://tocontriveandjive.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/does-the-nandi-bear-exist/ Muuthia, Henry. In Search of the Elusive Brain Eating Nandi Bear. Kenya Geographic. Jan 19th, 2014. Web. https://kenyageographic.com/search-elusive-nandi-bear/ Shuker, Karl. Finding a Fossil Nandi Bear? Karl Shuker Blog. Nov 7th, 2019. Web. http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2019/11/finding-fossil-nandi-bear-or-simbakubwa.html?m=1 Aveela, Ronesa. A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe. Bendideia Publishing. Nov 2019. Sullivan, Kerry. Rusalka: The Mythical Slavic Mermaid. Ancient Origins. Sep 30th, 2016. Web. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/rusalka-mythical-slavic-mermaid-006738 A New Bunyip. The Brisbane Courier. Feb 25th, 1890. Web Archive. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3508457/98085 A Search for a Mysterious Animal. The Argus. Feb 28th, Mar 1st, 1890. Web Archive. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8591815?browse=ndp%3Abrowse%2Ftitle%2FA%2Ftitle%2F13%2F1890%2F02%2F28%2Fpage%2F290539%2Farticle%2F8591815; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8592022?browse=ndp%3Abrowse%2Ftitle%2FA%2Ftitle%2F13%2F1890%2F03%2F01%2Fpage%2F290564%2Farticle%2F8592022 Wikia. Euroa Beast. Cryptidz Fandom. Web. https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Euroa_Beast    
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The concept of social bubbles has become popular lately as people grapple with the unexpected outcomes of the 2016 election. We meet two people making radical attempts to break out of their bubbles.
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0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:37 Prof. Paul Willis on the hunt for Dinosaurs Palaeo Pictures is a new deal in documentary making. Their documentaries are made by the palaeontologists doing the research. They can take the audience into the field, get them in the dirt of the excavations and following all aspects of the research that brings ancient worlds back to life. And, along the way, they provide funding support for the research effort. http://palaeopictures.com/ Video of interview with Prof. Willis https://youtu.be/640zWWa2WzE 0:24:49 Logical Fallacies. With Michelle Bijkersma This week Michelle looks at "Moving the Goal Posts". Also known as “Raising the Bar” and “The Shifting Sands” this is when your opponent does not accept a successful answer to their challenge and insists on you answering more and more questions. A Logical Fallacy is an error we can make in reasoning, but it usually crops up when we are discussing or arguing our point of view. 0:32:54 The Coronavirus is a fraud?? We look at a bizarre flyer finding its way into letter boxes around Sydney. Is there a link to The Informed Medical Options Party (IMOP), the people against Vaccination and Fluoride? 0:44:00 The Book of Tim - With Tim Mendham Back to the Past (From the June 2020 issue of 'The Skeptic') The History of Chiropractic, part #1 - Written by Dr Stephen Basser. http://www.skeptics.com.au Also Skepticon 2020 https://www.skepticon.org.au Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images https://coronaconspiracy.cloud
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It happens to all of us: someone recognizes you on the street, calls you by name, and says hello. You, meanwhile, have no idea who that person is. Researchers say this struggle to read other faces is common. This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit a favorite 2016 episode about "super-recognizers" and the rest of us.
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Shankar Vedantam explores "almosts" and "not quites" on this episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, with the help of Monica Wadhwa, Dan Pink, and country music singer Kacey Musgraves.
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