November 25, 2019
In this episode, Chris and Doug discuss freedom in all of its dimensions -- political, physical, financial, external versus internal freedom. The cohosts discuss which rights of freedom are currently threatened in the United States. As usual, Doug also offers a book recommendation.
0.55 Chris's fundamental definition of freedom
2.15 Webster's definition of freedom
7.15 Internal freedom
11.10 Freedom to be who you are
11.30 Free will
14.45 The freedom to control your body
16.45 Financial freedom
Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
November 18, 2019
All of us go through adversity. It's an inevitable part of life. In this episode, Doug and Chris talk about some of the major adversities in their own lives and how they dealt with them (successfully or otherwise).
0.30 Doug's first major life crisis
5.30 The wrong way to deal with adversity
10.30 How to overcome adversity
12.55 Chris' biggest adversity
17.25 Staying in the pocket
19.10 The growth mindset
Mindset, Carol Dweck
November 11, 2019
Chris and Doug engage in a wide-ranging conversation about perfectionism, excellence and the difference between the two. They cover healthy and unhealthy attitudes, how raising kids has gotten harder, famous perfectionists, suicide, and - of course - Donald Trump. A decent effort for two non-perfectionists.
0.42 Definitions of perfectionism and excellence
4.00 Perfectionists' expectations of other people
5.25 Perfectionists and risk-taking
12.50 The promise and perils of continuous improvement
16.00 Growing up in a social media world
19.00 Is perfectionism getting worse?
Ted Talk on Perfectionism
November 4, 2019
In this episode, Doug and Chris solve all of problems facing democracies in a mere 32 minutes. It's all here - citizen engagement, gerrymandering, education, universal basic income, entitlements, etc., etc. Our cohosts also talk about how the United States could get back to doing Big Things as a country. World leaders, you are fools not to listen to this episode of The Big Life Questions Show podcast.
2.00 Doug's starting point for the fix
6.30 Doing Big Things
12.25 Fixing entitlements
21.55 Citizenship and democracy
26.15 Strengthening families