Ep. 34: Self Confidence comes from within
Trusting in one's own abilities and believing in one's own value is something that cannot be created or built. Self confidence comes about naturally by resolving inner conflicts and allowing any outer conditions to transpire. Trying to change your circumstances without first working on your inner world is futile and...
Ep. 33: A traumatised collective heals through individual awakening
Mental distress in adults can often be traced back to their childhood. The underlying traumatic experience in the past has been suppressed so that every-day life can continue in a more or less normal way. There are indications of a society-wide trauma complex that causes the majority of us to...
Ep. 32: You shouldn't should - The toxicity of expectations and absolutes
How much of your behaviour comes from your freely made decisions? And how much of your every-day life is run by subconscious programs? From day one we are influenced by the actions and inactions of people around us. They inadvertently, and sometimes deliberately, shape our perspective and thereby our reasoning...
Ep. 31: Learning to differentiate thoughts, emotions and sensations
We have thousands of thoughts and feelings each and every day. How many of them are we aware of? How many of them remain subconscious and unnoticed? Are you content with the thought patterns installed in your subconscious and the resulting emotions? Do they work in your favour and motivate...
Ep. 30: Choose your own Purpose in Life
Are you free to create your own path in life? Or are you following a script? Everyone is in both situations to one degree or another. The more we choose to drop beliefs about who we SHOULD be and what we SHOULD be doing with our time and energy, though,...
Ep. 28: Our Instinct for Revenge
How would you react if you or a loved one were to be violated? Would you be blinded by rage, seeking nothing less than brutal vengeance? Or would you be able to distance yourself from that terrible experience and be content with the judicial process taking its course? Could you...
Ep. 27: A Civilisation in Perpetual Fear and Uncertainty
How is it possible that billions of people are more likely to believe something that has no scientific foundation just because persons in position of authority say it is the case? What is it about our psychological make-up that makes us susceptible to such assertions, be they by politicians, journalists...
Ep. 26: Love is Love - Diversity in Sexuality
How much contact have you had with the LGBTQ+ community? William and Steve talk about their experiences and compare their views. It is important to become educated on this topic so as to avoid and confront marginalisation and persecution. Humanity is slowly opening up to integrating world views that make...
Ep. 25: Why Am I Attracted to You?
Steven and William analyse what goes on physically between a man and a woman when they are attracted to each other. Many factors are at play that cause them to feel drawn towards each other, most of them subconsciously. Which of them are natural features, which of them societal norms?...
Ep. 24: For Whom the Bell Tolls
What does death mean to you? Is it something you fear every waking moment? Perhaps subconsciously? Or is it something that gives life value? Today Steven and I discuss various aspects of death, including suicidal tendencies and beliefs in life after death.
Ep. 23: Left and Right, Unite! Unite!
Today Steven and William discuss their views on the political division into the left and right wings. They argue that this differentiation is unnecessary and artificial, as both groups have much to offer, but to solve different problems. This insight underlines how they should complement each other, rather than get...
Ep. 22: Intuition is Perception via the Unconcious
Today Falk Kastell helps me better understand what intuition is and how it can work in every-day life. William's heavy intellectual propensity makes it a challenge for him to come to terms with subconscious signals and relying on them to make decisions. Let's see whether Falk can assist him in...
Ep. 21: On Regaining Your Personal Sovereignty
Kevin Beutler is a body builder turned network marketer. Having recognised the great business opportunity that has come with the revolution in the financial technology sector, he is now a self-made millionaire. He not only lives with financial freedom, but with mental serenity and fulfillment. Today Kevin shares with us...
Ep. 20: When will we realize that you cannot eat money?
Falk and William discuss the current state of the world in terms of the progress of technology vs. human connection and respect for nature, being attentive to intutions vs. being driven by cerebral messaging, praising the economy as humanity's highest good vs. personal relationships and development, and many other things....
Adv. Book #1 (part 4):
It All Comes Down To This
After travelling from Venis to Kahira to the lost city of Du-En, Steven and William are confronted with a mystical cave that is supposed to contain the heart of Volent, a meteorite that allegedly grants powers of godhood. This is the final battleground of our adventure, where we and several...
Adv. Book #1 (part 3):
Stock up on Food and Weapons or Die!
Having reached the docks at Venis, Steven and William set out to cross the Mediterranean sea to reach Egypt. Will they be able to buy the items they need to cross the freezing Sahara? Or will they run into even more trouble than in the past? They have very little...
Ep. 19: I know that I know nothing
Today Mr. INTP and I talk about the relation between reality and our capacity to grasp it, how our knowledge of the world is based on the scientific method, and how common it is for you and me to base our entire thinking and decision-making on theories that may be...
Adv. Book #1 (part 2):
Another Attempt at Attaining the Mystical Meteorite
After failing their last attempt at surviving the frozen Sahara, Steve and William restart the adventure story "Heart of Ice". This time reversing their roles of reader and decider, they follow a differnt path of treachery and peril, this time as an explorer character. Will they achieve their goal of...
Ep. 18: The Truth Shall Set You Free
Kade Roundy and I follow up on our previous discussion (Ep. 10) about the principles of libertarian, government, war, ethics and societal values. We approach these topics in the context of humanity's vulnerability to deception. People's beliefs and behaviours can be manipulated by messages of false history, false news-reporting, false...
Adv. Book #1 (part 1):
Can We Survive the Frozen Sahara?
For a change, Steve and I are reading from an adventure book in which you can choose your own path: "Heart of Ice" by Dave Morris. Not only are there many ways to die, but there are multiple possible outcomes of the overall story. Follow us on an adventure of...
Ep. 17: Is Prosperity Good Or Bad?
Today we discuss how different approaches to wealth and the accrual of wealth can be a two-edged sword. Are you getting rich by exploiting other people? Or are you building your financial independence by helping others achieve their own as well? We consider how our psychology towards money can have...
Ep. 16: Who Can Connect The Dots?
Craig Irving and I exchange our views on the terrible trends around the world: propaganda in mainstream news media, censorship in social media, fascist actions by many governments, disinformation campaigns, etc. It is difficult not to conclude that behind such seemingly random happenings is a global central force with its...
Ep. 15: OCD - Can't You Stop Obsessing?
OCD is often misrepresented in the media. Whath is really behind the ritualistic actions that affected persons feel compelled to do to quell their unease? How does it feel to have unwanted, recurring thoughts? What is the source of this disorder? If you are affected, how can you turn a...
Ep. 14: Alter Your Mind, Change Your Perspective
Mr. INTP and I discuss biological and philosophical views of epistemology and personal identity. What can I truly know for certain? How do my beliefs and my biology confine my sense of identity? How can they be changed to expand my view of the world and myself?
Ep. 13: The Illusion of Choice
We often perceive a plethora of options and choices to be freeing and empowering. But not only is this relative to our cultural expectations, it can even be counter-productive to be confronted with too many things to choose from. Our discussion of realities and illusions concerning freedom of choice is...
Ep. 12: Consequences of type 1 and type 2 errors in RNA testing
The PCR method (polymerase chain reaction) has been abused to test for Covid-19 by exaggerating the method's number of amplification cycles. The degree to which human genetic material is thus magnified leads to the test being overly sensitive and sky-rocketing its false postive rate. Should this cause concern for the...
Ep. 11: How Free Am I?
Today we discuss the concept of freedom, including questions around self-awareness vs. being a product of my environment, autonomy vs. being parented by the state, representative vs. direct democracy, epistemic vs. ontological uncertainty, etc.
Ep. 10: What is Socialism to you?
William and Dr. Kade Roundy from Texas discuss the range of perspectives among people from different countries and different political persuasions. Is socialism what the Soviets had or what Scandinavians now have? Is it economic solidarity or the beginnings of a dictatorship?
Ep. 9: Everyone has Fears
Continuing the topic of mental health, William and Steven talk about their experiences with anxiety and its consequences in every-day life.
Ep. 8: What Is Depression?
One topic that has affected Steven and William personally is that of mental health. In this episode they share their personal experiences of suffering, learning, developing and coping.
Ep. 7: Jesus, Take the Wheel
Aleechea Pitts is a police chaplain. In this episode she tells us about her path to finding her personal identity in serving others and praising God through writing self-help books, giving workshops, singing, playing music and preaching the gospel of Christ. Her path has been illuminated by a figurative voice...
Ep. 6: What Has Religion Done For Me Lately?
William and Steven speak openly about the faith they were raised in and how they have personally identified with it. Religion can provide inner strength, a sense of belonging and community, a purpose in life, and a path to transcendence.
Ep. 5: Parenting - What is Right and Wrong?
As a young person enters the new adventure of becoming a parent, they are confronted with challenges they can never be truly prepared for, no matter how much knowledge they acquired beforehand. Making mistakes and learning from them in practise seems to be the only way for us to progress,...
Ep. 4: Early Sexual Development
Human sexuality begins to emerge at an early age. Our gender identity takes form and we become involved in complex dynamics, at first with our parents, and later with society in general.
Ep. 3: A New Mechanised World
What influence does technology have on the fabric of society? Is it a curse or an opportunity for progress? Today William and Steven discuss the effects that artificial has had and might yet have, the dangers and how to ensure that life with machines runs harmoniously with common values.
Ep. 2: Ghost in the Machine
In this episode Steven and William share their excitement for science-fiction as it pertains to self-awareness, free will and the difference between man and machine, if there is any. Will there ever be conscious robots, indistinguishable from humans?
Ep. 1: Wholesome Communication and Interaction
In their first podcast episode Steven and William discuss their motivations for asking the age-old question 'Who am I?' and how best to go about their quest of exploring possible paths to an answer.