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The Big Life Questions Show
Episode 80: Why Do People Like To Be Scared?

Episode 80: Why Do People Like To Be Scared?

October 26, 2020

In this special Halloween edition, Doug and Chris are joined by John Gallant, a horror short-story writer, to discuss why many people enjoyed being frightened.

1.30 Introducing John

2.30 The Emotions of Horror and Fear

7.20 Sleeping With the Enemy

9.50 Coming up with Horror Story Ideas

13.15 Horror Story Plots

18.30 Chris recalls The Twilight Zone

20.30 The Magic of Stephen King

23.00 The Thing

 

Links

On Writing by Stephen King

Episode 79: Do Social Media Companies Have a Right Or Obligation To Block False Information?

Episode 79: Do Social Media Companies Have a Right Or Obligation To Block False Information?

October 25, 2020

Show Notes

We discuss the role of social media companies, how they impact our culture, how they play in our elections, and how much they should be regulated - or not. Plus conspiracy theories like Q-Anon

0.30 The moral obligation

2.30 Twitter and the Hunter Biden story

6.10 Facebook and its challenges

9.00 The cultural impact of social media

11.00 Q-Anon and conspiracy theories

14.30 The legal insulation of social media from fake news stories

19.00 Antitrust regulation and social media

Episode 78: Are Women in Politics Treated Fairly By the American People?

Episode 78: Are Women in Politics Treated Fairly By the American People?

October 12, 2020

Show Notes

Here we explore how female political leaders are viewed and judged by the press and the American people, going back to 1984. 

0.45 Female and Black presidents

1.30 Women and Men who come on strong

2.50 Gretchen Whitmer and the kidnapping plot

6.15 How women are unfairly judged

10.00 Mike Pence

15.00 Back to 1984

19.30 How is it going with men running the world?

21.30 The Lincoln Project

Episode 77: What Does It Mean That Donald Trump Has Tested Positive For COVID?

Episode 77: What Does It Mean That Donald Trump Has Tested Positive For COVID?

October 2, 2020

In this special episode, Doug and Chris explore the ramifications of President Trump reportedly testing positive for COVID-19.

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