Category Archives: 2018


2018, 12/27 – Encore: Pragmatic forms of Stoicism with Professor William Ferriolo (part two)

Originally aired 4/19/18. Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure provides access to the ruminations, practices, and applications of ancient Stoic philosophy as deployed by a contemporary professional philosopher with twenty five years of experience teaching, researching, and publishing articles in academic journals. Each meditation is presented in the second person, encouraging the reader to examine their struggles and failures in the pursuit of self-improvement and enlightenment. William Ferraiolo received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Since ...

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2018, 12/20 – Encore: The Meaning of Christmas with Professor Amy-Jill Levine

Originally aired 12/14/17. Professor Levine is an internationally recognized expert in Biblical studies, Jewish/Christian relations, and the Bible, gender, and sexuality. She works in biblical studies broadly, with special interest in Jewish-Christian relations, Jesus and the Gospels, the roles of women, gender, and sexuality in biblical texts, and the relationship between history (what happened, as best as events can be reconstructed) and interpretation (how have texts been understood over time). University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane ...

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2018, 12/13 – Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It with Chris Voss

“Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss has few equals when it comes to high stakes negotiations. Whether for your business or your personal life, his techniques work.” (Joe Navarro, FBI Special Agent (Ret.) and author of the international bestseller, What Every Body is Saying.) A field-tested, game-changing approach to high-stakes negotiations. Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller “Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It,” which was ...

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2018, 12/06 – Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do with Professor John Bargh

For the past 35 years we have studied unconscious mental processes scientifically, how they operate and influence the average person, which paints a very different picture from Freud’s version that was based on a handful of mentally ill individuals. This is the first time in human history we have a systematic and scientific understanding of how our hidden mind works. John Bargh, PhD is a social and cognitive psychologist and the world’s leading expert on the unconscious mind. He is ...

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2018, 11/29 – Encore: The End of Alzheimer’s with Dr. Dale Bredesen

In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer’s outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger “downsizing” in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene. Dr. Bredesen ...

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2018, 11/22 – Encore: Modern Machiavelli: 13 Laws of Power, Persuasion and Integrity with author, Phil Eager

The book, “Modern Machiavelli,” claims to teach you smart, social tactics to advance your career and improve your relationships. This book explains how to successfully manage conflict, influence others, and understand the overt and covert dynamics of interpersonal power. It challenges false but commonly held beliefs that undermine personal and career success. Master the unwritten rules of the social game that few understand. “Modern Machiavelli” offers a wonder new construct on how to behave and succeed in this modern age. ...

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2018, 11/15 – Mindful Compassion with Professor Paul Gilbert

Mindful Compassion: How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others is a story that will transform your mind, cultivate compassion, stability, self-confidence, and well-being. Therapists have long been aware of mindfulness as a powerful attention skill that can help us live with greater clarity and awareness—but mindfulness alone is not enough to completely change the way a brain works. Learn the secrets in this show. Paul Gilbert, PhD, ...

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2018, 11/08 – Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World

Professor Clay Routledge joins Eldon to discuss the existential nature of human beings. We are all fully aware of our fragility, transience, and potential cosmic insignificance. Our ability to ponder the big questions about death and meaning and the anxiety that these questions can provoke have motivated us to be a species not only concerned about survival, but also about our significance. Supernatural is a book of apparent contradictions, insightfully reconciled. Dr. Clay Routledge is an author, psychological scientist, consultant, ...

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