Pirate Code and Democracy: It Takes a Pillage
September 14, 202100:40:1927.72 MB

Pirate Code and Democracy: It Takes a Pillage

We owe the humble pirate a depth of gratitude.Sure, they terrorized the seas for hundreds of years—pillaging, plundering, raping, torturing, and murdering—but violent legacy aside, they gave us the foundation for democracy!In this episode, Bronwen uses historical record to contextualize pirate code,...

COVID Rulebreakers: Masking for a Friend
August 31, 2021x
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00:48:2533.28 MB

COVID Rulebreakers: Masking for a Friend

To mask, or not to mask, that is the question...In this episode, Bronwen tries to understand the reasons why people refuse to follow preventative measures to contain the coronavirus. Desperate to understand, she channels her unconditional positive regard for the human condition and looks at the situ...

Warzone Etiquette: Please and Tank You
August 17, 2021x
15
01:01:0541.98 MB

Warzone Etiquette: Please and Tank You

What are the do’s and don’ts of proper warfare? Just like hosting a formal dinner party, hostile conflict must be proper, well-planned, and scrupulously compliant with customary codes of behavior. In this episode, Bronwen is joined by Major General (R) Allen Harrell to discuss the strict rules of th...

Sheepdogs and Robots: Sheep Thrillz
August 03, 2021x
14
00:43:5730.22 MB

Sheepdogs and Robots: Sheep Thrillz

How will sheepdogs save the world?In the episode, Bronwen explores the pastoral pastime of sheepdog trials (think Babe) and inadvertently stumbles into the complicated world of "swarm robotics." Long been baffled by the sheepdog’s amazing ability to herd large flocks of unwilling sheep, sc...

Cultural Orientation to Time: Clock-Blocked (Pt. 2)
July 20, 2021x
13
01:04:4544.5 MB

Cultural Orientation to Time: Clock-Blocked (Pt. 2)

When is it “appropriate” to move out of your parents’ house? Are you “behind” in life if you haven’t gotten married by the time you hit thirty? Why is it so hard to balance career and family, and what does it say about us if we can’t? In Part 2 of Clock-Blocked, Bronwen continues to examine how soci...

Cultural Orientation to Time: Clock-Blocked (Pt. 1)
July 13, 2021x
12
01:11:4849.34 MB

Cultural Orientation to Time: Clock-Blocked (Pt. 1)

Are you always working “against the clock?”Do you prefer to “go with the flow?”Every society around the world has a unique perception of time — in some, “time is money,” life moves fast, and productivity is given priority over leisure. In others, time has no value beyond the present moment, so you s...

The Golden Rule: The Flaw of Reciprocity
June 29, 2021x
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00:59:2240.8 MB

The Golden Rule: The Flaw of Reciprocity

The Golden Rule is widely accepted as the standard for ethical conduct. In Western society, it is often linked to Christianity, but its principle of treating one another with kindness is a tenet found in every religion and culture around the world. You’ve probably heard, “Do unto others as you would...

Murphy's Law: The Luck Stops Here
June 07, 2021x
10
00:31:0021.32 MB

Murphy's Law: The Luck Stops Here

Have you ever had the experience where the worst possible thing happened at the worst possible moment and tried to find some solace in the words 'Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong?'. In today’s episode, our host Bronwen discusses Murphy’s Law, one of the most well-known and oft-q...