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November 13, 2016 — David Bryce Yaden & Scott Barry Kaufman
Science of Spirituality
From positive to humanistic psychology
Must one risk madness to achieve genius?
How creativity and spirituality overlap
The light and dark triad of personality traits
Mindfulness as the link between creativity and spirituality
February 15, 2017 — Robert Wright & Robert Stickgold
The Wright Show
What is sleep for?
Why do we dream?
How dreaming helps us remember
Chaotic dreams and creativity
The limited value of dream interpretation
Lack of sleep and psychological disorders
How to sleep better
September 13, 2017 — Josh Summers & Aaron Goldberg
Learning the tonal language of jazz
How Aaron turned jazz into a career
Why human connection makes jazz work
The connection between improvisational jazz and Buddhism
Are music listeners' attention spans shrinking?
Aaron's advice for new jazz listeners: Start with Miles
June 13, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Connie Wang
Why Connie has grown sick of the cultural appropriation debate
Nicki Minaj and the flattening of Asian cultures
How social media escalated the cultural appropriation wars
Why are these fights so often over fashion and food?
Appropriation, mockery, and Halloween
The Met Gala and Catholic-inspired fashion
Who gets to decide that a particular outfit is "okay"?
January 22, 2017 — Be creative! | Scott Barry Kaufman
December 21, 2016 — Stephen Asma & Nick Sousanis
Unflattening, a doctoral dissertation in comic book form
Why academics tend to distrust images
Visual literacy as a way to understand the world better
Imagination and mysticism in Edwin Abbott's Flatland
How images can help authors overcome intellectual alienation
Why everybody should learn to draw
December 22, 2018 — Robert Wright & Scott Barry Kaufman
The Wright Show
What is the "G" factor in human intelligence?
Fortunately for Scott and Bob, intelligence is about more than mentally rotating 3D objects
What Psych 101 classes get wrong about Abraham Maslow's "self-actualization"
Is there a right way to self-actualize?
What is personality?
How self-actualized is Bob? He took Scott's test to find out.
The "Dark Triad" (and why we need a little darkness)
Gender differences in narcissism
September 18, 2019 — Nikita Petrov & David Poleski
Nikita's Soviet experience
The individual in Russian and English languages
Toska, the noble Russian sadness
Nikita's American friend, the murderer
David's Negative Mystical Experience and brush with Sai Baba
What Nikita learned from DMT trips
Creativity and depression
December 30, 2018 — John Horgan & Stuart Kauffman
Stuart's early interest in the deepest questions in philosophy and science
How a premonition of his daughter's tragic death shaped Stuart's ideas about consciousness
Telepathy, nonlocality, and decoherence: making sense of inexplicable experiences
"Enablement," Stuart's concept of a creative, unpredictable causality
John on the connection between emotional experiences and intellectual views
John and Stuart look to the future with cautious optimism
A brief addendum on spoon bending
March 01, 2016 — Robert Wright & Mark Smith
The Wright Show
Considering the thesis of Mark's new book Secular Faith
Creative uses of the Scriptures by pro-choice and pro-life advocates
What shapes attitudes towards abortion?
Reinterpreting biblical condemnations of homosexuality
How cultural change affects religious thought
How cultural change affects religious institutions
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