Podcast

OWT: 24 – Where You End and I Begin

Cecily and A.Ron are back to establish some boundaries and help kids with homework. Then, they get feedback updates on being smart, beautiful, tall and intimidating but trying to make friends & date and feeling less alone in the world with your personal struggles.

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3RT:26 – Ur-Fascism

This week A.Ron goes over a 1995 essay by Umberto Eco, entitled “Ur-Fascism”. What is fascism? What does it look like to be living in a democratic society that is slipping into fascism? What does it feel like? Does 21st century America embody any of the principles of “Ur-Fascism” that Eco outlines in his essay? What can we do to combat these tendencies?

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OWT:22 – Step-Pickle

Cecily and A.Ron are back with more weird tricks! Cecily talks about mindfulness meditation and A.Ron shares some tips on gaining financial freedom. Then they get an update from a listener as well as a request for handling a sticky situation.

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3RT:15 – “Moving Forward” with Corey

A.Ron is joined this week by Corey from the Moving Forward Podcast to talk about Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal from a progressive point of view. Is $1000/month UBI a good deal for the working class, or are they taking pennies on the dollar, and if so, who’s got a better idea than UBI? But first, A.Ron spends a couple minutes talking about the nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd; why they are happening, what can make things better, and how you can help the victims of police brutality be heard.

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3RT:2 – Star Trek Republican

Last week I shared my personal history and how it informed and informs my worldview. This week we talk about how a particular part of my past — my love for Star Trek — informs my vision of the future. To give us our best shot at boldly going towards this future, we’ll need to maximize our human capital to enable our best and brightest around the globe to create new technologies and new ways to organize society for the task. While this will not be cheap or easy, I argue the value of this proposition over aimlessly shuffling towards a future dystopia. Finally, I consider some bad faith criticism of 3RT so we can get that out of the way early.

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