Air Date: 10–1-2019
Today we take an unflinching look at two of the major sources of anxiety in modern life, Donald Trump and the climate crisis, and some of what we can do to find a degree of calm.
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Sheldon Solomon discusses why humans are so prone to following leaders to trigger their fear response.
Dr. Bandy Lee warns that Trumps mental health is a threat to world peace, and discusses that sick societies produce sick leaders.
Renee Lertzman, who works to understand the psychology of how we deal with environmental issues. Her words are especially useful in this time of shared anxiety and concern and uncertainty.
Virginia Heffernan talks to Dr. Bandy Lee, psychiatrist at Yale University, for a deep, compelling new take on the long debate about Trump’s mental fitness.
Mental Illness is very common in the US, from burnout to anxiety to depression to suicide, and our systems don't support proper care.
Rose and Christine discuss the climate crisis and the strain our mental health is under - and the possibilities.
We talk to renowned psychiatrist Allen Frances about his latest book Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump.
Ch. 10: Experience with 9/11 and learning about Islam - Heather from Texas
Ch. 11: Home run race relation example - Alan from Connecticut
Ch. 12: 9/11 and Columbine - Erin from Philadelphia
Ch. 13: Millennial depression - Corey from New Jersey
Ch. 14: Final comments on a big announcement regarding steps being taken toward maintaining good mental health
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Algea Trio - Algea Fields
- Chrome and Wax - Ray Catcher
- Eventual Victory - Codebreaker
- Midday - Pecan Grove
- The Spinnet - Castle Danger
- Waterbourne - Algea Fields
- 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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