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15 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Religion: To speak or remain silent.
As an agnostic atheist, do I have a moral imperative to speak to Believers about their faith? Or would I just be proselytizing my own beliefs?
4 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
Murmurations & our awe inspiring planet!
I recently witnessed a wondrous display by a murmuration of birds. What do you think they're thinking while they fly? So closely aligned with each other, almost performing? Do you think they're just living in the moment? Flying for the love and joy of it? Resources: Stunning starling murmuration by Paul Dinning: https://youtu.be/4LDtvU8kymg Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: instagram.com/SeekingPlumb
6 minutes | Jan 7, 2019
Follow up: "Trees: Maybe Fairy Tales Are True!"
Robbin Milne & I share in our excitement for this book & trees!
13 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
Trees: Maybe Fairy Tales Are True!
Trees! Did you know they can "smell" & "taste?" Or that they share & support each other? That they're stronger, healthier, & live longer when they live in community, aka in a forest? Resources: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben Email: email@example.com Instagram: instagram.com/SeekingPlumb
12 minutes | Dec 30, 2018
You can be a fashion model! No lie!
A new trend is emerging on social media; virtual models/influencers. What are they? What are the ramifications of their existence and growing popularity? Show Notes: link.medium.com/N1DrIKJv4S Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: instagram.com/SeekingPlumb
5 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
If our brains are "organic computers", if we were to look at our base coding/the operating system, what would we see? How would it affect our day to day? Show Notes: link.medium.com/WEqoHmpnkS Email: email@example.com Instagram: @seekingplumb
12 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
Discussion re "It isn't futile."
In this episode, we revisit "It isn't futile." From a valid point, to a poignant comment/question, to a book recommendation, to another area that needs sweeping change. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @seekingplumb
13 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
It isn't futile.
Famous last words: "we've always done it that way." There's a sense of helplessness or feeling stuck floating around. Some cling to the idea that change is impossible. Or if it can occur, it has to happen a particular way. But what about breaking the mold? What drives us? Can we use this to move off the game board, outside the playing field to create change? Show Notes: bit.ly/2A8HFbZ Email: email@example.com Instagram: @seekingplumb
27 minutes | Oct 28, 2018
AI-generated art: What is art? Creativity? Imagination?
Computers, more specifically Artificial Intelligence, have made a pretty significant stride, recently. Christie’s is auctioning off the first AI generated piece of art today, 25 October 2018, for between $7,000-$10,000. This sparks many questions! What is art? What does it mean to be creative? To use imagination? If AI can develop creativity and imagination, this significantly decreases areas where humans can compete competitively. Doesn’t it? Show Notes: link.medium.com/afwEu5RriR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @seekingplumb
71 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
Hierarchies & Patriarchy
I read an intriguing theory for the basis of patriarchy, that seems to make sense. But if it’s true, there are some interesting observations in and around this framework. That said, how can we change this incredibly long lived behaviour? Can hierarchies exist in a productive and healthy way? Or is it possible to operate without hierarchies? Show Notes: medium.com/@SeekingPlumb/show-notes-hierarchies-patriarchy-69f53e32046d Email: email@example.com Instagram: @seekingplumb
7 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Discussing "A Family Secret"
Maybe more family secrets exist than we've ever considered! Fun, interesting, or tantalizing secrets! A few calls come in wondering about the origin of the word, "FUARO," with a never before shared secret of her own. 🤫 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @seekingplumb
27 minutes | Aug 31, 2018
Kindness: Born from a perceived need vs expected behaviour.
A few calls from a new listener encouraged me to understand kindness & politeness slightly differently. Another caller brings up questions around empathy & the role of social media/news in our culture. Email: email@example.com Instagram: @seekingplumb
12 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
A Family Secret...
It’s a family secret that's spanned decades & lifetimes, never to be uncovered. But curiosity still keeps us guessing. • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Instagram: @seekingplumb • Music: "Touch of Ice" by Borrtex From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Touch_of_Ice/
34 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Discussion on kindness...
Follow up discussion from "Why are you kind? What motivates you?"
18 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
Why are you kind? What motivates you?
Seth Godin highlighted three motivators for learning in a recent Akimbo podcast. Although it may be debatable, whether being kind to each other is something we need to learn or something we already know how to do, I wonder if these motivators play a role in whether we actually behave kindly or not. Can this list of motivators be expanded upon? Or rather, must we be motivated to be kind? Email: email@example.com Instagram: @seekingplumb Music: "Memoir of Solitude" by Borrtex From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Memoir_of_Solitude/untitled_1306
21 minutes | Jul 19, 2018
The effects of a rutted education system.
From a young age we are trained to be cookie cutter workers, to give correct answers, to be compliant, and to follow the rules. The longer we're in the system or the more we seek to fit in, to be accepted or approved of, the more this system narrows our perspectives and squashes our innate curiosity, creativity, and imagination. The ability to consider ideas, people, the world more broadly. I think the future will require a different system. Show Notes: bit.ly/2JB1dsq Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @seekingplumb Music: "Last Day of High School" by Borrtex From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Last_Day_of_High_School/Last_Day_of_School
13 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
Should we bring Mother Nature home?
Life is picking up speed like never before, because science and technology are advancing at an incredible pace. It’s shaping how we think, interact, and how we behave. Stopping a speeding bullet might be easier than slowing a culture. Instead, maybe we can adapt. Show Notes: bit.ly/2NcUmYz Instagram: @seekingplumb Email: email@example.com Music: "We Are Saved" by Borrtex From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/We_Are_Saved/We_Are_Saved
17 minutes | Jul 8, 2018
A different way for society to operate.
I recollect my first impressions of Raj, a stranger in a random Starbucks, and the surprising and fascinating conversation that followed about the cultural and economic history of India. These communities didn't simply trade. They essentially served/altruistically gave to each other and their personal roles. Their way of thinking and behaving was built into their culture, their beliefs. It simply was the way it was. Instagram: @seekingplumb Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Music: "Sense of Music" by Borrtex From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Sense_of_Music/Sense_of_Music
33 minutes | Jun 30, 2018
Change the rules; change the game.
With the constant influx of information & the set rules of government and rules of social engagement, we've fallen into default patterns of operation. We assume that things are done a certain way because someone else has told us so or because they've "always" been done that way. We're left feeling frustrated and impotent, because some have gamed the political system which has affected us socially, as well. It's long past time we adapt to now, today, and rewrite the "rule books." (Recorded the day after "Can we deviate as a nation?" Or 22 June 2018.) Email: email@example.com Music: "Snowflake" by Borrtex From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Snowflake/Snowflake
15 minutes | Jun 22, 2018
Can we deviate as a nation?
After a few weeks back in my birth country, it's taking some adjusting to. In Canada we do see a lot of US news, but there's still a lot we don't see. Almost as an outside observer but still invested, I see the overdramatization of the already disturbing news. I see patterns in what's being consumed, & wonder how it affects the brain - the individual and the societal. I also reflect on the difficulties faced in attempting to move towards change, let alone how it might be approached. Music: "We Are Saved" by Borrtex From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/We_Are_Saved/We_Are_Saved
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