Author Sasha Abramsky explains how irrational fear rules, and guides, life in America.
Martha Nussbaum, author of The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, argues powerlessness and fear underlying political polarization.
Johann Hari, author of “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions”, explains why disconnection is at the center of depression and anxiety today.
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Author Sasha Abramsky explains how irrational fear is fertile ground for authoritarian demagogues.
Dr Roger Ray explores some of the ailments of our society that keep so many of us from happiness.
A portion of Barack Obama's speech at Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations in Johannesburg, South Africa discussing the two political and social paths that lay before us. (Watch the entire lecture)
Ch. 11: Understanding the underlying philosophies of both the left and right with clarity
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“15 Ways to Help a Campaign Win Their Election” (Political Charge)
August 14th Primaries:
Governor (Dem. Primary) - Ned Lamont
5th District (Dem. Primary) - Jahana Hayes (Heads up! Republicans are vying for this seat in November.)
2nd District - Heads up! One large county in District 2 pivoted for Trump in 2016. Incumbent Dem. Joe Courtney will run against Republican Dan Postemski in the general.
U.S. Senate - Bernie Sanders
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
PolyCoat - The Cabinetmaker (Blue Dot Sessions)
One Little Triumph - Piano Mover (Blue Dot Sessions)
Tranceless - Caruthersville (Blue Dot Sessions)
Turning on the Lights - Speakeasy (Blue Dot Sessions)
Betty Dear - The Pine Barrens (Blue Dot Sessions)
The Zeppelin - Aeronaut (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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