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The Big Life Questions Show
Episode 5: How Do You Deal With a ‘Medical Mystery’ Health Problem?

Episode 5: How Do You Deal With a ‘Medical Mystery’ Health Problem?

May 28, 2019

Our health can be a fragile thing. In this episode, one of our cohosts encounters a medical mystery – a condition that may be chronic and life-changing, but is difficult to diagnose, even for the best doctors. Doug and Chris grapple with how to find the best medical care, how to ask the right questions when the answers are unknown, how to make sense of medical mysteries, and most importantly how to keep going when life throws you – or your good friend – a hard punch.

2:02 Today's Medical Mystery

9:50 The Possible Diagnosis

10:34 Looking Up Your Mystery Symptoms On Line

16:42 Another Medical Mystery

22:19 Getting Yelled At in the Emergency Room

30:19 How Can You Tell If You Have a Good Doctor?

34:24 Finding Emotional Equilibrium

 

Episode 4: When Is Quitting a Good Idea?

Episode 4: When Is Quitting a Good Idea?

May 20, 2019

Some of the hardest decisions in life are deciding when to quit something as opposed to when to double down. In this episode, Chris and Doug ponder how to make these decisions, in work and in life, and when they’ve made good and bad quitting decisions. They discuss when quitting is a good idea, when it’s a terrible idea, and the nuances of the murky gray areas of these big life choices. 

1:56     Here is when quitting a job is not a good idea, but Chris did anyway

4:57     Everything is either a Yes or a No

7:05     When to definitely quit your job

11:47   What to do when your personal life demands more than you can give

17:07   Booing yourself off the stage

19:03   Exit, voice, and loyalty

22:46   When it makes sense to quit without a plan

24:20   The workplace of the future 

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Exit, Voice, and Loyalty by Albert Hirschman

Episode 3: What Would the Founding Fathers Say About America Today?

Episode 3: What Would the Founding Fathers Say About America Today?

May 13, 2019

In a free-wheeling conversation, Chris and Doug speculate about what the Founding Fathers would have to say about America in 2019. They cover a wide range of topics, attempting to put themselves in the shoes of the Founding Fathers. You may or may not agree with their conclusions, but it will be hard to prove them wrong -- unless you can produce an original Founding Father or two.

3:28     What would almost certainly disappoint them

7:16     Constitutional amendments

8:30     Social media

9:30     The role of money in politics

11:00   The growth of executive power

15:05   Budget deficits

18:15   How would they view Trump?

Episode 2: Is Failure More Interesting Than Success?

Episode 2: Is Failure More Interesting Than Success?

May 6, 2019

We all experience failure, unless we attempt nothing and live in a cave. Certainly, Chris and Doug between them have had their share of less-than-optimal outcomes – divorce, missing payroll, losing a job, not finishing a grad degree, and even crashing at the end of marathons. Since we all experience failure, getting through life is more about how to move on when things haven’t gone as planned. In other words, how to get back up when life knocks you down.

 

  1:01  Why failure is more interesting than success

  2:42  Famous people who have failed

  5:30  Personal failures for Chris and Doug

12:28  Failure as a liberating force

14:11  Relationship failure

16:57  Crashing in marathons

19:57  The famous one-mile race

 

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