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Jun 23, 2021

Because of a busy travel schedule (and so that episodes don't suffer in the midst of it), I'm taking a two-week pause from posting new episodes. When I'm back I'll be posting an episode on the rise of morality by rule-keeping as part of the Our Cultural Crisis series as well as an episode on happiness. Be back soon!

Jun 16, 2021

With all the talk of cancel culture, we turn to an issue at the heart of our cultural crisis: the human penchant to blame and scapegoat as a means of feeling righteous. In this episode, we explore René Girard’s mimetic theory and “the scapegoating mechanism”—the human tendency to scapegoat others in order...

Jun 9, 2021

Grief done well means moving into wholeness, a process in which we become people who help heal the world around us. But how do we get there? In this third and final episode about grief, we explore the role of anger and protest in moving us beyond sorrow and into meaningful action for the sake of hope and joy.

Jun 3, 2021

If grieving well is so important to a flourishing life, how do we engage it? In this episode, we explore five practices (and a bonus practice) for grieving well. The goal is not to avoid grief nor to wallow in it, but to become a person that can not only touch grief but ultimately be strengthened by it. If we do this...