• Exploring Human Nature

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Exploring Human Nature

Chasing Curiosity

Expanding Perspective

The P2P Simulation Hypothesis, with Professor Marcus Arvan

"Your consciousness is then running another version of the simulation, and so on, for every conscious observer in the universe. Insofar as all of our simulations are networked together, we observe what appears to be a single, inter-subjective world we all experience together: ‘the Universe.’"

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The Everest Effect: Adventurism, Ego & The Commodification of Experience

"This all seems like the product of an ADHD culture that fetishizes the accumulation of exotic and thrilling experiences"

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5 Q's | 5 A's

Simulated Professor; Director of Death; Producer of a Wilderness Spy Program; Political Speech Writer; CBC Grief Reporter

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The Power of Creation, with Yann Martel

“That’s what fiction is about, isn’t it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence?”

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"Human nature is not obliged to be consistent."

― Lucy Maud Montgomery

You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”

― Alan Watts

“The universe is wider than our views of it.”

– Henry David Thoreau

What if... we realized we had been living in a computer simulation? [With Dr. David Kyle Johnson]

"Perhaps the Being simulating our world is only interested in it as long as we don’t know it’s simulated. So, as soon as we do… *plug pulled.*"

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MarsOne Astronaut; Ethical Hacker; Alaskan Dry-Cabin Resident; Israeli Military Officer; Former Ivory Poacher; Cognitive Neuroscientist; Health Reporter

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The Immortal Stoic

"It’s a beautifully coherent system, which — when properly updated to modern language — also happens to be in line with the majority view among modern philosophers, as well as with the available empirical evidence from cognitive science."

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Carl Jung, Alchemy and Quantum Physics, with Murray Stein

"What Jung discovered in the writings of ancient and medieval alchemists was a goldmine of psychological projections He was mining alchemical texts for the psychological gold hidden in their strange symbols and formulas."

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Cabin Fever: The Philosophy of Isolation with Lars Svendsen

How the COVID-19 pandemic may provide us with something more than just fear and loneliness

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Just a Speck in the Cosmos with Govert Schilling

"Here’s what I’ve come to realize: we may be hard to find in space and time, but we are very much an integral part of a wonderful whole."

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The Coronavirus & Conspiracy Theory, with Dr. Türkay Nefes

Examining our collective tendency to formulate, propagate and believe in conspiracy theories at the most uncertain of times 

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On The Aesthetic Impact of COVID-19

"Of course, this nasty black cloud has various aesthetic silver linings. The sky above us and air around us wonderfully unpolluted. On our daily exercise walks, many notice the beauties of nature, such as flowers, as the shadow of actual and possible death focuses people’s minds on some of what is good in life. Many are paying attention to the aesthetics of their domestic environment. Yes, there is all that. But this is not to look right at the evil virus that is responsible for all of this and for the chaos in the human world. The Covid-19 virus certainly looks like an ugly ball of nastiness, at least as it is typically represented, and there is no reason to think that the representations do not do it justice. It looks like a limpet mine, and that’s what it is, in a way, with insidious hooks there to latch onto the innocent and deliver death. Is it really as ugly as it strikes us? Or is that a projection born of the fear of it and our knowledge of its merciless payload of death? Can it be so ugly, or is this just how we represent it because we fear it so?" - Professor Nick Zangwill, honorary research fellow at UCL and Philosopher of Aesthetics

Digging Up Our Past, with Dr. Emma Pomeroy

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The Human Animal with Forrest Galante

"I believe human beings have an intrinsic desire to explore. It goes against our basic evolution to be sedentary, live indoors and be removed from nature" 

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Id, Ego & Superego with Charlie Barrett

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Self-Truth with Terry Grant

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Ascended Perspective with Fraser Corsan

"The sky is a brilliant dark blue above me and crisp bright blue towards the horizon. People are commuting into work in their cars doing 60mph, oblivious the man in a suit overtaking them at over 200mph from 3 miles above"

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Signals From Space with Professor Avi Loeb

Tune In

Flow State with Cody Young

Dive In

Journey Into the Inner Realms with Iain Miller

"This is an extremely dangerous place to be because if you are truly in the moment you can have the mistaken belief that you are immortal."

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