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The Big Life Questions Show
Episode 58: What Are Our Best and Worst Habits?

Episode 58: What Are Our Best and Worst Habits?

May 25, 2020

Habits are very powerful, nearly all psychologists and behavior change experts would agree. In this episode, Doug and Chris discuss their best habits (pretty easy to report) and worst habits (with no filters). Note - even best habits taken to an extreme can become dysfunctional. 

4.30 Chris's Best Habits, The Shorter List

6.30 Giving People Your Full Attention

9.15 Doug's Comprehensive List of Bad Habits

10.45 Weighing Yourself Obsessively

11.15 Bracketology

16.50 A Quick View of Chris' Worst Habits

22.15 Exercise, per Doug

23.30 Daily Coffee Ritual

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Our Immigration Episode

Episode 57: Are Large Government Deficits a Problem?

Episode 57: Are Large Government Deficits a Problem?

May 18, 2020

Inspired by listener feedback, Doug and Chris dive into the issue of government deficits, tell bad economics jokes (well, Doug does), and talk about whether the United States can afford to fight climate change as it rings up huge government deficits and unemployment stats.

2.50 Doug's joke from an economist

5.55 Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)

7.20 Balanced budgets and austerity programs

10.55 Federal jobs guarantees

12.45 Republicans, deficits, and hypocrisy

16.05 Climate change reversal and deficits

20.10 Creating a new economy

Episode 56: Is Reopening the States a Recipe For Disaster?

Episode 56: Is Reopening the States a Recipe For Disaster?

May 11, 2020

Chris and Doug discuss the biggest issue of the moment, if not the era: Is reopening the states to reinvorate the economy an essential move or fatal madness? And if reopening results in more deaths and economic hardship, who will Trump blame?

1.15 Our first listener message and next week's episode

3.45 The reopening and the virus

8.00 Testing in the U.S.

10.00 Leadership and credibility

11.30 The problems with COVID-19 data

18.25 What do the American people think about reopening?

19.10 The 2020 election

Episode 55: What Should Be Joe Biden’s Strategy For the Election, and Who Should He Pick For a Running Mate?

Episode 55: What Should Be Joe Biden’s Strategy For the Election, and Who Should He Pick For a Running Mate?

May 4, 2020

Chris and Doug take a break from COVID-19 to discuss the 2020 election cycle, Biden's pick for vice president, and the future of America.

1.05 Biden's key advantage

5.15 Big advice from Chris, for Biden

8.20 Doug's key polling stat

11.15 The pandemic and the campaign

15.30 America as a leader of the free 

18.10 Biden's VP pick -- the leading candidates

25.50 Predictions on who Biden will choose as a running mate

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