August 26, 2019
Life is full of lessons to be learned -- or ignored! In this episode, Chris and Doug offer life advice to their younger selves based on their own experiences, mistakes, observations, and epiphanies. What valuable life advice would you offer to your younger self?
1:15 Don't spend too much time in your own head
3.14 Don't ignore karma; it's real
6.56 It's usually not personal
8.56 There are people you can't reason with
12.25 Eliminate negative influences from your life
16.24 Be in the world, but not of it
17.45 Live abroad for a couple of years
20.05 Stay healthy
22.35 Don't ignore the obvious
August 19, 2019
in this episode, Doug and Chris discuss what a person's responsibilities are to be a productive member of society - and, for that matter, what exactly does it mean to be productive? For example, do you need to make money to be a productive member of society? What is the bare minimum behavior to be considered productive? Basically, what are our responsibilities - if any - that result from being on this planet?
0.45 What does it mean to be productive?
3:54 Can a toll booth operator be a productive member of society?
8:45 Is civility part of being productive?
10.00 What is not productive behavior for society?
11.25 What about dropping out of society? Is that okay?
18.14 The problem with libertarians
August 12, 2019
In this episode, Doug and Chris struggle with the ramifications of what Baby Boomers have done to make the future more difficult for Millennials, Generation X, and succeeding generations. The full gamut of debacles is covered -- climate change, wealth and income inequality, bad leadership, political polarization. Our cohosts scour the planet for possible solutions, or at least ways to make Baby Boomers feel better.
6.58 We need better humans
8.45 We need better models of leadership and success
15.20 A billionaire endorses the wealth tax
20.05 The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund
21.50 Care and concern for other species
August 5, 2019
Imagine that you could invent a time machine and have dinner with famous, or not-so-famous, historical figures. Who would you pick? What questions would you ask them? That's what Chris and Doug do in this episode, and they cover people from all eras and walks of life. The cohosts also reveal who almost made the cut.
1.25 Dinner Guest Number One (for both Doug and Chris) -- A political prisoner and a corrupter of youth
8.17 Dinner Guest Number Two -- An emancipator and a roundtable wag
14.00 Dinner Guest Number Three -- A first lady and a funny lady
19.20 Dinner Guest Number Four -- A Founding Father and a legendary boxer
27.04 Dinner Guest Number Five -- An inventor and a musician/songwriter
33.19 Summary and Last-minute Dinner List Cuts
Walter Issacson, Leonardo da Vinci