Beyond Binary Thinking

Beyond Binary Thinking

Tired of entrenched view tribalism and binary debates? A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a podcast to air out some echo chambers, and try fresh and radical perspectives on the most controversial political, social and psychological discussions. It's not about Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them or Good vs. Evil. It's all about dialogue and beyond binary thinking!

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April 30, 2022 41 min
Putin single-handedly ended the discussion about Corona, as everyone started talking about much worse news. What lessons were learnt? What predictions were we right about? How does the world move forwards? Psychological, Anthropological, Philosophical, Political, Controversial Talk Show
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The Beyond Binary Crew jump on one of the only non-partisan issues of our day, and take on Putin's invasion and genocide in Ukraine.
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April 26, 2022 27 min

Professor, filmmaker, writer, adventurer and self-confessed 'bloody good bearded bloke' Beau Miles joins Beyond Binary to discuss adventure and all it entails.

His new book "The Backyard Adventurer" is available through Brio via all good outlets. His YouTube channel features full-length films of various adventures as well as shorter challenges (search Beau Miles) and he also has a podcast (Beauisms). 

Pyschological,...

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February 27, 2022 82 min

The original crew each brings a topic, and we have a good old chat. Great fun. Enjoy

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January 23, 2022 122 min

Pat's political observations are as passionate as they are astute. He voted for Trump the first time, but was disillusioned as yet another President failed to exact any real change. Chris, Paul (Southern Podcast Authority) and Brent (Snow White Zombie Apocalypse) joined him for a debate on Centrist Vs. Left Wing politics. We were all surprised by how much we had in common. Four people from different political perspectives agree...

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December 5, 2021 71 min

We debate the merits and pitfalls of democracy and abolishing monarchies with Jacob from BigYellowPraxis and Underrated/ Overhated https://www.youtube.com/user/inaholeinthegound/featured

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Some say the left have no unity! Yet Toby and Chris had the pleasure of discussing the nuance in the differences between Marxist and Anarchist thought from Comrades: Brenton Lengal (Snow White Zombie Apocalypse, & Buenaventura Durruti), and Duncan Moore and Ryan Aldred (National Committee of the Socialist Party). We managed to avoid it descending into a confrontation, and an inspiring discussion was had.

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Last time we talked China, we discussed the silk and belt road initiative and how china is buying up debt world wide. It seemed like they had a 100 year plan, and the west was falling apart. Now it seems like everyone is struggling, and we're all in it together. We talk to two Americans (including Connor from the Prove Me Wrong, Please podcast) who have lived in China for several years. Initially to discuss whether China will...

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September 5, 2021 52 min

Peter Kris has built several successful startups in the block chain, and has a no nonsense, plain speaking approach to demystifying what is often an unnecessarily jargon filled space. What's overhyped? Where are the risks for retail investors? Why does it use so much energy? And what are some practical applications for blockchain technology that will actually help transform the internet of money from an investment bubble to a ...

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August 31, 2021 91 min

The OG crew get weird and discuss traditional moral dilemmas such as the trolley problem, whether you should speak up at a wedding if you don't think the couple should marry. If our moral revulsion to certain acts is evolved, when is that instinct helpful, and when is it not?

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German Political Analyst and Strategist Marc Saxer bring his experience in Asia and a unique perspective on how to transform Western politics.

If Neo-Liberalism is dying, why has the Left failed to capitalize on it? How can climate change activism become more effective?

We get into Identity Politics, the Culture Wars, and why polarized activism gets cancelled out by its tribal polar opposite. How can we break out of our political ...

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We discuss the need to avoid religious dogma on the path to enlightenment and Nirvana. A fascinating exploration of Buddhism from two perspectives often presented as conflicting opposites. What does Buddhism have to teach us about history, philosophy, our reality, history, and ourselves.

Hear more from Brenton here:

https://linktr.ee/BrentonLengel

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Feminists often assume you’re either with them, or you're wrong, and IMHO this is a a big reason why many fail to be persuasive.

However, Becs, my favorite and most charming Feminist friend was willing to come on for another round, and persuade me otherwise.

At the halfway point, we get into INCELs, and true and false claims of sexual harassment, and violence.

A history of and a future for misogyny and misandry.

So this convers...

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From the Fermi Paradox to Dyson swarms, the gang talks gravity assists, solar sails, recent developments in astrophysics, and the final frontier. What's the chance of life on other planets? How easy would it be to communicate with them, and would we want to?

Music from Art-X & Sumac Dub (free download at odgprod.com)

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As America joins most developed nations with Church attendance no longer a majority activity, we ask: Is organized religion doomed, and what's worth saving?

Matthew Distefano has been a shining light in a church that seems to have lost its way. Jesus was a person of color, killed in an act of state violence, but how often is moral leadership seen from those who would claim religious authority?

Pablo and Chris share their experi...

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Leftube's rising Solarpunk Anarchist Saint Andrew delivers impactful essays on the problems and needs to go beyond Colonialism's legacy, and the inequities it continues to promote. We discussed the history and future of European Colonialism, and the backlash all of its critics face. If there is no winding back the clock, how do we move forwards? A superbly passionate and optimistic conversation on a topic that people are ...

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April 18, 2021 72 min

After a decade of a party split by New Labour centrists, Momentum, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, and terrible election results, what is next for the Labour party in the UK? We're joined by a superbly well informed guest to dive deep on how the Labour party can rebuild, and come back stronger.

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An American and British Perspective on modern racism, and why so many continue to argue at every opportunity against the Black Lives Matter movement.

How racist is it to deny the existence of systemic racism? Aren't things better than they've ever been?

Are terms like White Supremacy, Fragility, and Privilege helpful to dialogue?

What can White People do to ally themselves in the struggle against racism?

Is racism a bigger ...

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March 5, 2021 92 min

We predict the end of the housing crises, the globalization of healthcare as a human right, AI taking over from short-sighted middle managers, and leading us into space Shout-out WHRK for supplying the closing track, a great talent, and a great friend.

youtu.be/lCothJoOCtY and 

Sxrx 23 for the image www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/599541769121265460/

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We're joined by Grahame Lynch, Editor, Publisher, Journalist, and Raconteur Extraordinaire of the Australian Telecommunications Industry, for a behind the scenes discussion of why Facebook stopped showing News on its news-feed, and the history behind it. What does this all mean for the future of media, social media, and the tech giants?

If this is just the beginning, how can they expect to be treated by other countries, and wh...

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