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
16.50 A Quick View of Chris' Worst Habits
22.15 Exercise, per Doug
23.30 Daily Coffee Ritual
Our Immigration Episode
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
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
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