Beyond Binary Thinking

Beyond Binary Thinking

A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a Podcast. We hope to offend anyone that holds entrenched views, pop some bubbles, air out some echo chambers, see if we can tackle familiar controversies, and try and find a third way, a second dimension, or maybe just a fresher perspective on current political, social and psychological debates. It's not about Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them or Good vs. Evil. It's all about dialogue and beyond binary thinking!... Show More

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We're joined by Brocialist YouTuber - The Swoletariat to discuss the Left, what it gets right, where it fails, and how it can improve and win an election for a change.

Tired of the narrative of "The Rise of the Right" we discuss pragmatically why the left is losing the culture war, how some are turning it around, and why woke scolding, witch hunting, social media slacktavist gatekeeping is so damaging to the c... Read more

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October 4, 2019 64 min

While the daydream Brelievers seem asleep at the wheel, the Remoaners' project fear remains as unconvincing as their attempts to call everyone racist.

Most of us ran out of hope and interest years ago, but after failing to avoid the topic, the Beyond Binary Team finally discuss Brexit.

We brought on our favourite troll from the Facebook comments as a guest speaker. Toby's job was to keep the conversation as... Read more

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Beyond Binary Takes to the streets and demands action. There's no debate (outside of America) about whether climate change exists.

The same Oil Lobbyists who've bought Congress to deny the existence of climate change, are now pushing the narrative that it's too late to do anything.

So have you abandoned hope? Will thoughts and prayers, likes and shares be your only response?

No!... Read more

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A drunk & hedonistic psychologist, a sober absurdist philosopher, and a high nihilistic anthropologist discuss it all and more, while laughing at the surreal tragedy of trying to find happiness in life, as we celebrate our 10th episode.

Should we search for meaning in life or do we need to create it ourselves?

Is finding meaning key to a happy life?

Is happiness key to a meaningful life?

Can happi... Read more

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February 18, 2019 99 min

The Israeli occupation of Palestine has been the longest military engagement ever. The Palestinians have received more financial aid than any group in history (larger per capita than the Marshall plan). There's no shortage of news coverage nor opinions on Israel, Palestine, Zionism nor Anti-Semitism.

So we talked to an Arabian Jew, who was capable of seeing both sides, to explore the nuance and intricacies of th... Read more

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Technological Philosophy: are we moving from a carbon-based organism to an immortal silicon-based consciousness?

Four curious souls discuss the current understanding of human consciousness and how it has shaped itself. The conversation moves through exciting realms of artificial intelligence, network intelligence and other SciFi banter to explore if the future of human/artificial consciousness belongs to a skull, a digita... Read more

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January 2, 2019 79 min

Beyond Binary Thinking confronts the Libertarian Right's claim that Marxist academics and millennial snowflakes are destroying freedom of speech with their no platforming, trigger warning safe space political correctness.

We also look into the Left's counter-theory that the Koch Brothers are flooding campuses with hate speech as part of a funded Culture War.

From religion to politics, hate crime... Read more

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An Interview with an ethno-nationalist, Alt-Right, Proud Boy for Episode 6 of Beyond Binary Thinking Interviews.

A philosopher, a psychologist, and an anthropologist try to have a nuanced and empathetic conversation with someone with very controversial views.

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We hear more and more about the need to get more women in tech. More female founders, female funders, and more female panelists at events.

Is it a man's world?

Jess Houlgrave, founder of Codex Protocol and shEOS recently said in an interview with the Spectator that blockchain is  "an industry b... Read more

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October 13, 2018 104 min

If you’ve ever met a vegan, you’ve probably heard the arguments about the problems with eating meat.

You’re also probably familiar the stereotype of vegans being anything but persuasive in their approach.

Why are vegans annoying?

We explore cognitive dissonance, the social psychology behind minorities more effectively persuading the majority to their point of view.

Do you hate vegans?... Read more

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Will the AI revolution change the world as much as the industrial revolution? Who will benefit, which jobs will be made, and which will automation make extinct?

 

Is Universal Basic Income or Negative Income Tax the solution? Can technology help put the community back in society?

 

From time banks, to social credit, from Big Brother to Robot Overloads, we discuss how AI, automation, the rising power o... Read more

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Education, Privatise, Standadize, Subsidise, and Specialised

Having an overly scripted and prescriptive syllabus on any course means that there is less room for teachers to adapt to the students, to add their own personal style to classes

Examples of teachers who have left the profession due to over-standardisation)

 

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A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a Podcast. We hope to offend entrenched views, air out echo chambers, see if we can tackle familiar controversies, and try and find a third way.

Any time someone has trapped their thinking in a false dichotomy (Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them, Good vs. evil..) then they’re oversimplifying and preventing dialogue by limiting what could be a rich conversation ... Read more

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