DREAMS: June 2022 podcast playlist
There is so much talk these days about how important sleep is for our physical and mental health. But, what about dreams? Why do we have them? And can we harness their power? This playlist explores the science and psychology behind dreams.
WELL-BEING: May 2022 podcast playlist
What is well-being and how do we achieve it? Well-being is a state of being, while happiness is a fleeting emotion. This podcast playlist explores flourishing, stoicism, how we can approach well-being without being misguided by the wellness industry’s nefarious marketing tactics, and the ways government can encourage well-being over productivity.
DEMOCRACY: April 2022 podcast playlist
Democracy is at a crossroads right now. The world’s largest autocracies are throwing their weight around and placing bets that the demise of democracy is on the horizon. How did we get here and what can we do about it?
OUR STUFF: March 2022 podcast playlist
If you look around your space right now, you are likely to be surrounded by SO. MUCH. STUFF. What is it about capitalism, materialism, and consumerism that compels us to keep acquiring more things, most of which—let’s be honest—we don’t really need? These episodes explore that question and proposes a few ways forward, including minimalism and the repair economy.
LOVE, RECONSTRUCTED: February 2022 podcast playlist
We often view love, be it ours or others, through the constructs of society. This playlist challenges that notion. It’s an ode to defining love in the image of who we are as people, and not how society wants us love.
KINDNESS: December 2021 podcast playlist
It’s that time of year when gratitude and thinking of others is top of mind, so we thought a playlist all about Kindness would be a nice way to end the year. Not to mention the fact that we simply need more kindness in the world these days. As we’ll hear on this playlist, kindness doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; it can be as simple as offering a hug or teaching someone a cool card trick.
Food & Culture: November 2021 podcast playlist
Food has a unique power. At its most fundamental, it nourishes the body. But, the true power of food is its link to culture. Food can spark a memory, comfort, and cure. A meal has the power to bring people together and tear them apart. It can be a source of joy or a source of shame. This playlist explores food and culture from the perspective of place, heritage, identity, language, and history.
Geoengineering the Climate: October 2021 podcast playlist
We are past the point of reversing climate change by mere mitigation strategies. Intervention is required. Enter: GEOENGINEERING.
Fairy Tales: September 2021 podcast playlist
Fairy tales have been impacting culture for centuries longer than social media. These stories are so deeply entwined in our upbringings and our psyches that it’s often hard to realize exactly how firmly they have taken hold of us. Let’s take a step back and look at the stories historically and contextually—what were they trying to tell us, and what are they telling us now? Can they still offer us value, or should Snow White, Arielle, and the gang be cancelled?