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What future FDR presentations would you like to see?


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ragdoll

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#ResistCapatalism was trending on twitter yesterday.  This might be a good truth about or news video.

 

And since I'm already here, I'd like to again say that I would love for you guys to do a series on starting and running a business.  I'll be starting my 4th business this summer.  While I have learned an incredible amount through my previous failings and studying business since, I think that Stefan's thoughts on the process will be and are invaluable.


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#422
JohnN

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I would like to see FDR take on a "truth about Dr. Jake Kevorkian, the Doctor of Death" show.  It would be interesting to see your assessment of:

- The ethical issues of doctor assisted suicide

- Kevorkian's art. It is very morbid.  A google image search while prove that point.

- He spent his last years criticizing the justice system and appears to have libertarian leanings.
- His court case appears to resemble that of Howard Roark or Hank Rearden
- Dr Kevorkian's childhood may have some interesting material as well.  His Mother escaped the Armenian genocide.

 


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#423
alwazqestion

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I've been noticing a LOT of buzz around Bernie Sanders entering the presidential race particularly from younger voteres. He's a democratic socialist running as an independent that praises Scandinavian socialism. I've looked into a bit, and not found anything even remotely surprising about his views. He spouts lots of popular socialist BS, with either no understanding of the underlying problems or a blatant disregard for facts and evidence. It's probably both. I think Stef's breakdown of this guys talking points could be a good way to get at least some of these sudden and stupendously enthusiastic supporters to at least question this guy's stance a bit more.


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#424
SeriousSusana

SeriousSusana
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Exercises and books / workbooks for Breaking mental chains
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#425
Eh Steve

Eh Steve
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Exercises and books / workbooks for Breaking mental chains

I second this as my personal interest.  I'm far more interested in the personal liberty than politics...buuut this might be covered in the listener conversations well enough.

 

A thread was started with a suggestion and psychologist I find friggen fascinating:  https://board.freedo...-psychotherapy/

 

I'd love to see Bruce Ecker brought in to discuss Memory Reconsolidation.  But this might not be appealing to the majority of listeners :D


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#426
dd1108

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How about "The truth about the CIA"?  They have done plenty of nasty things to both US citizens and foreigners


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#427
shirgall

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Time for Stef to get Lionel on the phone...

 


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"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."  Voltaire


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BKRULE

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I would love to see a presentation on The Truth About Eminem.

 

His background of growing up on welfare with an abusive single Mother and how that came out in his lyrics and reported on in all the tabloids.

 

The way the media painted him as an asshole for resenting his upbringing is very interesting and I think he is a very relevant pop culture icon of our time.

 

If any of the FDR staff are interested, I would be happy to source some helpful material.

 

If Stef is unfamiliar with the Eminem story, I think he would find it fascinating.


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#429
TruthBeTold

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Would love to see The Truth about Star Wars (and more broadly about the Hero's Journey mythos in general).

 

Somewhat related, here is a photo of Freddie Mercury riding on Darth Vader's shoulders - https://i.imgur.com/tFXWnVr.jpg .


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#430
cvramen

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Stef just did "The Truth About Snowden" and…
 
We're going to stay tuned to relevant news events for subject ideas, but this thread will be for any and all suggestions for future presentations.

On the chance that Buzz Aldrin dies any time soon...

The Truth About Buzz Aldrin
  • Willingly got a job in 1951, killing people who never attacked America
  • Worked on one of the most complex endeavors in history (landing people on the moon), a project dependent on science, but chose, as his first action when he ladned, to thank God. (took secret communion on the surface of the Moon)
  • Became dependent on alcohol after finishing his career at NASA
  • Got a job working for a private company, and spent his time pimping the spaceflight technology of his employer, trying to raise public support for his company's products, so that the money stolen from the taxpayer could go to him and his employer, instead of some other group of welfare queens
  • Has gone through three marriages
^and that's just from looking at his Wikipedia page!
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#431
rustydummy

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it would be really good to have a look at how fdr goes from script/notes to pod cast, and problem solving the things that have to be done to make fdr clear and productive, the philosophy of pod casts (why dose fdr not have an e-magazine?)
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#432
Lurker_Karl

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I was talking to my shrink today and something current came up. The Josh Duggar molestation scandal would be interesting to hear about, from your perspective, as I am sure the media won't be covering the entire breadth of the incident.


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#433
russoft

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I'm new here so let me start by saying: I'm a researcher who has great respect for the scientific method. That said, I recently read this:

 

http://www.vox.com/2...ience-is-broken

 

and have personally felt the pressure to produce meaningful research even if the results I'm getting don't allow for significant findings or conclusions. I suggest "The Truth About Science"


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