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Tragic Optimism Podcast

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"One is, and remains, optimistic in spite of the Tragic Triad" (pain, guilt and death) - Victor Frankl

Latest Episodes

Podcast Ep 19 – Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

EPredictably Irrational highlights common mistakes that we make as humans in our reasoning and decision making. Here is a TED talk Dan did that I also enjoyed – TED talk

41 MIN2018 SEP 21
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Podcast Ep 19 – Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Podcast Ep 18 – Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg

EPodcast episode on Anne’s experience on a two week retreat of solitude on an island in the Gulf shores. This book was recommended and when it arrived through the library I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it (I thought it might be poetry or use too much descriptors of nature). I highly enjoyed the metaphors […]

35 MIN2018 AUG 30
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Podcast Ep 18 – Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg

Podcast Ep 17 – Influence by Robert B Cialdini

EInfluence, the Psychology of Persuasion. Topics include the tactics (weapons of influence) that have been studied and show compliance vs placebo group. I struggled in explaining some of these studies (as the one person, and then the other person). I will work on cleaning up my language to more clearly explain the participant vs experimenter. […]

43 MIN2018 AUG 25
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Podcast Ep 17 – Influence by Robert B Cialdini

Podcast Ep16 – How to Fail at Almost everything and Still Win Big; Kind of the Story of my Life – Scott Adams

EScott Adams released this book in 2013 and I cover the highlights in this podcast. Below are resources discussed Mike Rowe video on passion Influence: Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman www.lynda.com is a learning resource (subscription required) […]

41 MIN2018 AUG 13
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Podcast Ep16 – How to Fail at Almost everything and Still Win Big; Kind of the Story of my Life – Scott Adams

Podcast Ep15 – 12 Steps and 4 years

EToday is the 4 year anniversary of my sobriety and in celebration I covered the 12 steps book. The book on stoicism I am reading that I mentioned in the article (things we can control and reference to the tennis match) Timothy Keller book I mentioned (below to purchase, here is a pdf link […]

33 MIN2018 APR 25
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Podcast Ep15 – 12 Steps and 4 years

Podcast Ep14 – On Becoming a Person – Carl R Rogers

ECarl Rogers was considered the second best practicing clinician (wiki) and a pre-eminent American psychologist, and foundational in establishing client centered therapy. Democratic-Acceptant parenting. This is apparently a thing. Most google results led to positive parenting links. Deleterious. I wanted to make sure I was saying it correctly. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is […]

41 MIN2018 APR 18
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Podcast Ep14 – On Becoming a Person – Carl R Rogers

Podcast Ep13 – Charlotte’s Web and The Four Agreements

ECharlotte’s Web had some great writing and a message that highlighted the importance of friendship, life and love. I shared my thoughts on that for the first 10 minutes, then moved on to the second book “The Four Agreements” Agreement 1 : Be impeccable with your word – speak […]

31 MIN2018 APR 13
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Podcast Ep13 – Charlotte’s Web and The Four Agreements

Podcast Ep12 – Budget and Happiness

EI compare my expenses for Q118 compared to Q117. Explore happiness, how to manage the decreases. Posts on not spending for a year becomingminimalist countdowntotranquility happyphilosopher (recommend listening to some podcasts with him) Savings discussed – Quarter vs LastYear Quarter Restaurants (Dinner) – $800 Clothes – $2,000 Groceries/Lunch – $500 Happiness Index Psychology Today […]

29 MIN2018 MAR 30
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Podcast Ep12 – Budget and Happiness

Podcast Ep11 – Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown (Part 2)

EShownotes Jung quote – “the paradox is one of our most valued possessions” Negative visualization

31 MIN2018 MAR 23
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Podcast Ep11 – Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown (Part 2)

Podcast Ep10 – Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

EShownotes Brene’s 33+M downloaded TED talk (given June 2010, fourth most popular of all time) Sebastian Junger (wiki page) (TED talk) Restrepo(Korangal Valley was the location) Tribe Kailash Satyarthi – TED talk Ordinary Men Jocko’s podcast (with Jordan Peterson) – Ep#112 – rule of 3

33 MIN2018 MAR 14
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Podcast Ep10 – Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

Latest Episodes

Podcast Ep 19 – Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

EPredictably Irrational highlights common mistakes that we make as humans in our reasoning and decision making. Here is a TED talk Dan did that I also enjoyed – TED talk

41 MIN2018 SEP 21
Comments
Podcast Ep 19 – Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Podcast Ep 18 – Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg

EPodcast episode on Anne’s experience on a two week retreat of solitude on an island in the Gulf shores. This book was recommended and when it arrived through the library I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it (I thought it might be poetry or use too much descriptors of nature). I highly enjoyed the metaphors […]

35 MIN2018 AUG 30
Comments
Podcast Ep 18 – Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg

Podcast Ep 17 – Influence by Robert B Cialdini

EInfluence, the Psychology of Persuasion. Topics include the tactics (weapons of influence) that have been studied and show compliance vs placebo group. I struggled in explaining some of these studies (as the one person, and then the other person). I will work on cleaning up my language to more clearly explain the participant vs experimenter. […]

43 MIN2018 AUG 25
Comments
Podcast Ep 17 – Influence by Robert B Cialdini

Podcast Ep16 – How to Fail at Almost everything and Still Win Big; Kind of the Story of my Life – Scott Adams

EScott Adams released this book in 2013 and I cover the highlights in this podcast. Below are resources discussed Mike Rowe video on passion Influence: Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman www.lynda.com is a learning resource (subscription required) […]

41 MIN2018 AUG 13
Comments
Podcast Ep16 – How to Fail at Almost everything and Still Win Big; Kind of the Story of my Life – Scott Adams

Podcast Ep15 – 12 Steps and 4 years

EToday is the 4 year anniversary of my sobriety and in celebration I covered the 12 steps book. The book on stoicism I am reading that I mentioned in the article (things we can control and reference to the tennis match) Timothy Keller book I mentioned (below to purchase, here is a pdf link […]

33 MIN2018 APR 25
Comments
Podcast Ep15 – 12 Steps and 4 years

Podcast Ep14 – On Becoming a Person – Carl R Rogers

ECarl Rogers was considered the second best practicing clinician (wiki) and a pre-eminent American psychologist, and foundational in establishing client centered therapy. Democratic-Acceptant parenting. This is apparently a thing. Most google results led to positive parenting links. Deleterious. I wanted to make sure I was saying it correctly. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is […]

41 MIN2018 APR 18
Comments
Podcast Ep14 – On Becoming a Person – Carl R Rogers

Podcast Ep13 – Charlotte’s Web and The Four Agreements

ECharlotte’s Web had some great writing and a message that highlighted the importance of friendship, life and love. I shared my thoughts on that for the first 10 minutes, then moved on to the second book “The Four Agreements” Agreement 1 : Be impeccable with your word – speak […]

31 MIN2018 APR 13
Comments
Podcast Ep13 – Charlotte’s Web and The Four Agreements

Podcast Ep12 – Budget and Happiness

EI compare my expenses for Q118 compared to Q117. Explore happiness, how to manage the decreases. Posts on not spending for a year becomingminimalist countdowntotranquility happyphilosopher (recommend listening to some podcasts with him) Savings discussed – Quarter vs LastYear Quarter Restaurants (Dinner) – $800 Clothes – $2,000 Groceries/Lunch – $500 Happiness Index Psychology Today […]

29 MIN2018 MAR 30
Comments
Podcast Ep12 – Budget and Happiness

Podcast Ep11 – Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown (Part 2)

EShownotes Jung quote – “the paradox is one of our most valued possessions” Negative visualization

31 MIN2018 MAR 23
Comments
Podcast Ep11 – Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown (Part 2)

Podcast Ep10 – Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

EShownotes Brene’s 33+M downloaded TED talk (given June 2010, fourth most popular of all time) Sebastian Junger (wiki page) (TED talk) Restrepo(Korangal Valley was the location) Tribe Kailash Satyarthi – TED talk Ordinary Men Jocko’s podcast (with Jordan Peterson) – Ep#112 – rule of 3

33 MIN2018 MAR 14
Comments
Podcast Ep10 – Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
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