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
15.40 The victory lap
24:30 Chris' logistical brilliance
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
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Success Principles by Jack Canfield
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
6.00 Giving to others
7.00 Relationships and well being
11.45 Helping others
13.40 Empathy and mindsets
Thoughtco article by Elizabeth Hopper
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?
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.