Virtue in the Wasteland Podcast

Mental health, mental illness, social stigma related to such things, and the way we fund health care.

Dan starts by talking through his trip to the hospital and life for a few days in a psychiatric ward. Following this, the dudes discuss the lessons learned from the experience related to the way American's fund health care.

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Direct download: Health_Care_and_Dans_Trip_to_The_Basement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm PST

Jeff interviews newly minted PhD and former student Dr. Ryan Tafilowski about his research into the theologians in Germany under the Third Reich. Some opposed the Nazis, some cooperated. Is the two kingdom's theory to blame? Find out.

Direct download: Theologians_and_the_Nazis_with_Dr_Ryan_Tafilowski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Dr. Wade Johnston discusses historical and current cultural and ideological reasons why Lutherans have a long history of not getting along.

Johnston has degrees from Martin Luther College, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Central Michigan University, and Erasmus University Rotterdam. He serves as assistant professor of theology at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and served for ten years in parish ministry in Saginaw, Michigan.

He also has a podcast:

https://www.letthebirdfly.com 

Direct download: Lutheran_Identity_Crises.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

How pyramid schemes operate like new religious movements. The history of direct marketing. Tupperware. Herbalife. Multi-level marketing. Capitalism. John Stuart Mill and classical liberalism. Regulations and the public good. 

Direct download: The_American_Dream_and_Pyramid_Schemes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Jeff interviews Christian and Chelsea Tuttle, outside their home (a Cold-War era six wheel drive: a 1982 Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer 712W) to discuss the ways in which this young couple has sought adventure, met new people, and lived life deliberately.

(The cold open uses ear buds; don't worry, the audio get's better after the opening music.)

They discuss the importance of travel, the ways in which people have been surprisingly decent along the road, and how one might choose the best vehicle for a roving lifestyle. (There are short reviews of a few types of modified vehicles).

Check out their blog site:

http://www.travelingtuttles.com/fleet/ 

Chelsea's a professional photographer, whose website is here:

http://chelseatuttle.com 

Some of their friends:

http://viajeros4x4x4.com 

The Facebook page Jeff mentions at the start of the show.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/panamtravelers/ 

We mention Mauricio and Abigail Parra, whose site is here:

http://vinoclub.com.mx 

 

For other shows:

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Direct download: Travel_is_Fatal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

A candid and uncensored conversation with Shannon, who grew up in the church but discusses the perplexing difficulties of reconciling her upbringing with the new rules of dating at age 33, especially in Manhattan. Perhaps the most valuable part of the conversation is the unique dangers for people--perhaps especially women--who live in the emotional aftermath of a divorce, and may become susceptible to manipulative people who want to capitalize on it for their own power and gratification.

Listed as explicit for adult language. Whether or not you agree with Shannon's response to her life situation, her candid explanation of how she feels will perhaps help you understand yourself, your loved ones, and even your romantic enemies a bit better.

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Direct download: Vulnerability_in_the_Wake_of_a_Divorce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

What was the civil war about? How ought we remember it? What about Confederate monuments and statues?

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Direct download: The_Civil_War_and_its_Monuments.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm PST

We explore moral psychology in Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind. Next week, we will discuss further with Dr. Kristen Koenig, a sociologist.

www.virtueinthewasteland.com will have relevant show notes.

Direct download: Moral_Psychology_and_Group_Think_Part_1.mp3
Category:Wasteland Companion -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Perhaps the greatest difficulty today is learning how to speak to one another without a shared canon, a shared set of values, or a shared way of seeking goodness truth and beauty. We discuss the nature of our postmodern context and how ethics and aesthetics might lead us out of the present cultural quagmire. 

See the show notes for links to the various projects in Baja California, Mexico, overseen by Mauricio and Abigail Parra, who we discuss in the first part of the show. 

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Direct download: Our_Fragmented_Culture.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Micah is back! He's coming out with a new hip hop album that will rattle some cages. Where is the line between art, religion, politics, and freedom? 

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http://micahbournes.com

themasks.org 

Direct download: Hip_Hop_Non_Prophet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PST