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Episode 90: What Are the Statistics That Shaped 2020?

Episode 90: What Are the Statistics That Shaped 2020?

January 4, 2021

Show Notes

We use some key stats to do a brief re-cap of the mess that was 2020- but, overall, we definitely recommend turning the page to 2021.

0.30 Doug's Netflix recommendation

1.00 The Covid Pandemic, Again

8.50 Food Lines & Economic Disaster

12.00 Absentee and Mail In Ballots

15.40 Many Americans lack high speed internet

16.10 Biden's Low Hanging Fruit

18.00 Will Trump run in 2024?

19.30 The Demise of Local Newspapers

 

Episode 89: What Would You Like to See Happen In 2021?

Episode 89: What Would You Like to See Happen In 2021?

December 28, 2020

Show Notes

0.30 Covid and the Vaccines

2.45 The Global Economy and Jobs

4.50 Truth and Reconciliation

7.20 Getting Our Democracy Back

9.00 The Georgia Elections

12.00 The International World Order

13.40 More Bi-Partisanship

Episode 88: What Is the Best Way to Give and Receive Expert Advice?

Episode 88: What Is the Best Way to Give and Receive Expert Advice?

December 21, 2020

Here, with substantial help from Amiel Handelsman, an experienced coach who works with individuals and organizations, we explore how to process expert advice.

Links

Contacting Amiel

3.15 Distinguishing expert advice from other forms

5.30 Financial advice and uncertainty

7.10 How do you determine if someone is an expert?

9.10 Expert advice from the pandemic experts

11.15 Executives giving and receiving advice

16.20 The roles and elements of trust

20.25 Hearing advice you don't want to hear

26.50 Getting tips from Amiel

28.20 How to process advice from someone who doesn't know you

Episode 87: What 3 Big Things Would You Love to See Happen In The World Over The Next 10 Years?

Episode 87: What 3 Big Things Would You Love to See Happen In The World Over The Next 10 Years?

December 14, 2020

Show Notes

We finally break out of Trump Doom to brainstorm on what could really help fix the world over the next 10 years - all things being possible.

1.00 A Cure for Cancer

1.45 Health Report from Chris

3.10 The Browns Win the Super Bowl

3.30 Re-invigorating Democracy

9.00 Wealth Inequality 

10.30 Solar Power and Climate Change

14.20 More Women Leaders

17.45 Population Health

 

Episode 86: Why Have State Election Officials Held the Line Against Trump?

Episode 86: Why Have State Election Officials Held the Line Against Trump?

December 7, 2020

Show Notes

Here we explore why, despite unrelenting pressure and threats from Trump, state election officials in the swing states - both Republicans and Democrats - have protected the integrity of the election

0.45 The election that wasn't really that close

4.00 State election officials take their jobs seriously

9.40 Chris says, "There are good people on both sides." where have we heard that before?

10.30 The Right Wing Echo Chamber

14.20 The Courts Hold the Line

16.50 Trump's Branding Problem

Episode 85: Would You Want to Live Forever?

Episode 85: Would You Want to Live Forever?

November 30, 2020

Chris and Doug meditate on the cycle of life, the conditions under which we'd like to extend it, and our future non-existence - or whatever happens after this wild ride we're on. 

0.45 Study of Oxygen Therapy for Longevity

1.30 Chris's view of living forever

4.45 Doug's meditation on non-existence

10.15 Wealthy people trying to cheat death

14.45 Steve Jobs

16.45 People who are less afraid of death

21.00 Doug's Arrogance and the cycle of life

 

Links:

Aging Journal - Oxygen Therapy Extends Longevity

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

Episode 84: What Do You Give Thanks For?

Episode 84: What Do You Give Thanks For?

November 23, 2020

Doug and Chris (mostly) take a break from talking about politics to note the many things we have to be thankful for - despite the challenges of 2020.

1.50 Family.

6.10 Healthcare workers during Covid

7.00 Vaccines

10.15 Election Poll Workers

11.00 Dead People Voting

12.00 Joe Biden

16.00 Our Audience

Episode 83: How Can We Deal With the Second Wave of COVID-19?

Episode 83: How Can We Deal With the Second Wave of COVID-19?

November 16, 2020

Show Notes

Here we discuss the significance of our second major Covid wave on our health, families, and emotional well-being

1.00 The emotional toll of the pandemic

6.15 Individual rights and social obligations

8.45 Are we headed for healthcare rationing?

13.20 The Virus Burnout Syndrome

16.00 How can we learn from our virus experience so far?

18.00 Wall Street Journal Mask Wearing Update

Links

PBS Interview of Biden Covid Task Force Co Chair

Episode 82: The American People Have Spoken. What Did They Say?

Episode 82: The American People Have Spoken. What Did They Say?

November 9, 2020

Show Notes

Here's our expert analysis on the election results, recorded on Saturday morning shortly before the presidential race was called for Biden

0.45 Overall Reactions to Election Results

3.20 Why didn't Mitch McConnell want a stimulus bill?

4.20 Georgia - The Democrat's Silver Lining

6.45 Re-visiting our Pre-Election Predictions

9.15 Our strategies for watching the election results

10.50 The election turnout

13.20 How did the pollsters do?

16.10 The Planned Pennsylvania Crisis

19.00 Where Biden Won the Election

25.00 The Democrat's Messaging Problem

27.00 The Brilliance of Biden's Campaign Strategy

Episode 81: What Possible Scenarios Can People Expect In the Wake of Tuesday’s Election?

Episode 81: What Possible Scenarios Can People Expect In the Wake of Tuesday’s Election?

November 2, 2020

Show Notes

We muse on the possible election results, to the extent that we can emotionally cope with that. And we make some analytical predictions about how things will go (in other words, we guess). 

0.30 Possible election scenarios

6.00 Doug's swing state predictions

9.00 Texas

12.45 Post election day turmoil?

17.30 The future of Trump TV

19.30 The Contested Election Scenarios

29.00 Chris Calls the Election !!

 

FiveThirtyEight: Explore The Ways Trump Or Biden Could Win The Election

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