#1199 Criticizing a society that breeds depression ​

Air Date: 7–31-2018
Today we take a look at some causes of depression that our society tends to look away from. Instead of focusing only on chemical imbalances, it seems wise to look outside ourselves at the circumstances we find ourselves in and ask how much our surroundings affect what goes on inside.

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Ch. 1: Johann Hari, author of Lost Connections, on how modern society is making us depressed - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 4-16-18

Johann Hari, author of Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions, advances an argument both radical and obvious: Depression and anxiety are more than just chemical imbalances in the brain. They are the result of our social environments, our relationships, our political contexts, etc.

Ch. 2: Anton Chekhov and the complicated struggles of life - Ideas - Air Date 1-3-18

Anton Chekhov and the complicated struggles of life.

Ch. 3: Johann Hari explains why disconnection is at the center of depression and anxiety today - @ThisisHell - Air Date 1-31-18

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.

Ch. 4: Viktor Frankl on searching for meaning - Ideas - Air Date 1-3-18

Viktor Frankl on finding meaning in life, even in the face of meaningless suffering.

Ch. 5: Escape from suffering - Progressive Faith Sermons w @RevDrRay - Air Date 7-9-18

Dr Roger Ray explores some of the ailments of our society that keep so many of us from happiness.


Ch. 12: Final comments



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  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
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