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The Big Life Questions Show
Episode 41: What’s It Like to Visit All 50 States?

Episode 41: What’s It Like to Visit All 50 States?

January 27, 2020

Chris and Doug create a historical record of one of their major competitions, the Race to All 50 States. Only one major crime is disclosed in the episode. 

0.45 The 50-state contest

3.55 Chris and Karen's honeymoon

4:45 Chris goes to Vegas

13.30 Fargo

15.40 The victory lap

24:30 Chris' logistical brilliance

Episode 40: Why Is Gratitude Important?

Episode 40: Why Is Gratitude Important?

January 20, 2020

In this episode, Chris and Doug take a deep dive into gratitude in all of its dimensions. The cohosts discuss research on gratitude as well as real-life examples of how to invoke and benefit from gratitude. They are greatly aided in this process by The Big Life Question Show's first guest, Chris's wife Karen, who runs a business called Gratitude Place.

2.15 What is gratitude?

4.45 Research on gratitude 

7.27 What happens when you don't feel gratitude?

15.40 Gratitude Place

16.40 The Success Principles

21.20 Abundance

24.00 Resilience

Links

Visit Gratitude Place on Etsy

Follow Gratitude Place on Facebook and Instagram

Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Episode 39: Amid All the Bad News Today, Are There Signs of Hope For Humanity?

Episode 39: Amid All the Bad News Today, Are There Signs of Hope For Humanity?

January 13, 2020

Doug and Chris start out the year on a positive note, looking for signs of hope for humanity. Gratefully, with some help, our cohosts find research showing that most people are inherently caring, considerate, and cooperative. Here's to 2020 being a year in which we all revive our hope for the human race.

1.10 Why Chris has hope

2.00 Gratitude

6.00 Giving to others

7.00 Relationships and well being

11.45 Helping others

13.40 Empathy and mindsets

18.15 Resilience

Links

Thoughtco article by Elizabeth Hopper

Episode 38: Why Is Populism Spreading Around the Globe?

Episode 38: Why Is Populism Spreading Around the Globe?

January 6, 2020

Populism has emerged unexpectedly as a huge global political issue. It's controversial, powerful to its adherents, disruptive, and tumultuous for all concerned. It's also a repeat of past world history. Why is this happening now and what can be done about it?

0.53 The alienated worker class

3.55 Mankind's darker nature

8.00 3 core requirements for populism

9:45 Rising hostility towards capitalism

11.10 Does populism have a better story than progressivism?

16.00 What are the best and the brightest doing now to help the world?

20.00 The hostile takeover of the Republican Party

22.40 What does Brexit mean for U.S. politics?

Reference

The information about Swedish professor Benjamin Moffitt and the three core requirements that define a populist comes from a 2017 Bloomberg article by Marc Champion titled "How Do You Know a Populist When You See One?" Chris reads from Champion's piece beginning at the 8:00 mark.

 

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