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Episode 105: What makes us human?

What makes us human? Is it consciousness? Is it our emotional complexity? Is it merely our physical body? Sometimes the only way to see through our biases in perception is to consider an alternative…an opposite.  This week we are discussing our big question in the context of two great films — Ex Machina & Her.

Episode 104: Rediscovering the Wild

This week Clay and Sarah reach for their cups of coffee and contemplate how and why we might rediscover the wild.

 

Episode 103: Language…instinct, technology or virus?

This week we use Burroughs’s famous quote “language is a virus from outer space” to contemplate language as instinct, technology or virus.

Episode 102: Hedonism – Mastering the Lost Art of Pleasure and Leisure

In this episode, we revisit the original idea of hedonism as ancient Greek philosophy that argued that pleasure and happiness are the primary or most important intrinsic goods and the aim of human life.

 

Episode 101: “Levelling up” in your Life

When the very things that once excited us now feel boring and repetitive…  When we’ve achieved our big goal but now feel as if we are stagnating and wanting more… When we’ve mastered a set of skills and feel a new call to adventure and change… Read More

Episode 100: What’s the Question That Drives You?

Hooray. We’ve made it to episode 100.  For this episode, we reached out to you, our listeners, to find out what their ultimate questions are.

Episode 99: What stands in the way becomes the way

Obstacles, difficulties, things “not going according to plan” are an inevitable part of life. But how we respond to these so-called obstacles is what defines us.

This week Clay and Sarah explore the idea of obstacles as the pathway to growth and new opportunities.

Episode 98: How has cyberspace transformed creativity?

Within the “consensual hallucination of cyberspace” which we call the internet, a creative explosion is taking place.  We have access to an immense range of audio-visual arts, stories, poetry, music…and new combinations of these.  And the internet has also made it possible for us to create art in new ways and then share it with, literally, the WORLD. Read More