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The Big Life Questions Show
Episode 63: Are You Proud To Be An American?

Episode 63: Are You Proud To Be An American?

June 29, 2020

With America in crisis on multiple fronts, Doug and Chris discuss what makes each of us proud to be an American, and where the American experiment still has lots of work to do.

1.00 The idea of America

2.45 Do we have a lot to be proud about?

4.15 Is America exceptional?

5.00 Some good stuff about America

9.15 America-centricity

14.30 Is politics entertainment?

16.45 Chris says Put Your Mask On!

Episode 62: Will Donald Trump’s Reelection Campaign Be Based On White Resentment and Fear?

Episode 62: Will Donald Trump’s Reelection Campaign Be Based On White Resentment and Fear?

June 22, 2020

Chris and Doug explore how Trump plan to win reelection by bringing us all together and emphasizing social justice. Oh, wait... 

0.30 Yes, this is a rhetorical question

2.50 Will running his campaign based on fear and resentment work?

4.00 The public opinion polls

7.45 What about Trump's law and order message?

12.00 Are the liberals going to take away everyone's guns?

13.55 The changing U.S. racial demographics 

16.15 Trump and the Supreme Court

Episode 61: Amid a Pandemic, An Economic Meltdown, and Social Unrest, What Gives You Hope?

Episode 61: Amid a Pandemic, An Economic Meltdown, and Social Unrest, What Gives You Hope?

June 15, 2020

Show Notes

2020 is shaping up to be the most tumultuous year in many of our lives -- and we haven't even gotten to the November election yet. Between COVID-19, controversy surrounding Black Lives Matter protests, and global economic turmoil, can we expect anything positive from this year? What could possibly give us hope?

0.50 The protests and hope

2.50 What's driving the civil unrest?

5.00 Political leadership (in the U.S.) and the will of the people

10.30 The instability of the current situation

14.30 The Baby Boomers and generational transformation

17.10 "Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

Episode 60: Will the Pandemic Lead To a New ‘New Deal’?

Episode 60: Will the Pandemic Lead To a New ‘New Deal’?

June 8, 2020

Show Notes

Biden is starting to talk like he's open to being more progressive, given the conditions facing the country. How far left should he go? If he wins, should the Democrats push for a New New Deal and, if so, what should these programs include?

0.45 It's past time for a New New Deal

3.50 How much will Biden push for it?

7.50 The Core of a New New Deal

12.05 The 5-Prong New, New Deal

21.00 The elephant in the room

Episode 59: What Does George Floyd’s Killing Tell Us About America?

Episode 59: What Does George Floyd’s Killing Tell Us About America?

June 1, 2020

America is in turmoil. One week ago an unarmed black man, George Floyd, was murdered by a Minneapolis cop for the possible misdemeanor of passing a counterfeit $20 bill to a Chinese restaurant. Protests are happening throughout the country. And, as usual, Trump is throwing gasoline on the fire. What can America learn from this, and will we ever learn it?

2.00 America's little progress on institutional racism

4.00 What can white people do about this?

6.10 Getting shot and killed while out running in broad daylight

12.00 The systematic pattern of injustice

16.45 The crisis of presidential leadership

 

 

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