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 and a fresh perspective on the most controversial 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!

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May 1, 2021 69 min

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.


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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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February 14, 2021 85 min

We are mortal, and one day we will all die.

Whilst navigating this thorny discussion through tales of personal experience, uplifting philosophical musings and the occasional flippant attempt at brevity we find ourselves exploring some surprisingly meaningful insights into our own psyches, to find ways of dealing with the concept of mortality.

All while confronting the nihilistic hedonism that steers so much of contemporary western ...

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February 5, 2021 67 min
The American Gun Control Debate seems fiercely polemic;
Liberals frame the gun lobby as right-wing rednecks with blood on their hands.

Conservatives point to the gang shootings in Democrat run cities caused by the failed attempts at gun control.

This leaves gun-rights activists on the left in an uncomfortable minority.

A deep dive on a fascinating topic war, from one of gun cultures most well-spoken proponents.

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January 31, 2021 80 min

The Chinese, and their apologists point to how relatively peaceful China's modern expansion has been in comparison with the Western Superpowers.

Activists from Hong Kong to the Uyghurs beg to differ.

The Belt and Road Initiative, the Silk Road 2.0, worldwide trade deals, and buying up of foreign debt in return for massive construction partnerships make for a aggressively growing China.

Meanwhile for stalling economies, with ...

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January 22, 2021 121 min

Nuclear Energy is deeply misunderstood, shrouded in technical jargon, and all the secrecy you'd expect from Cold War weapon technology.

Uncertainty breeds misinformation, and so we were blessed to have Sean Kenny, an expert guest on the next generation of nuclear molten salt reactors.

An enlightening and intriguing conversation was had on the risks and rewards environmentally, and geo-politically for investing in the next gener...

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December 4, 2020 98 min

Chris finally has the nuances of Feminist theory explained to him in a thought provoking debate.

Why do only a minority of people consider themselves Feminist?

What does the movement get right, where can it improve, and why is this still a controversial topic?

Why are we still talking about Jordan Peterson!?

Two insightful guests help Beyond Binary Thinking finally broach, one of our more polemic topics.

Outro music by the phenome...

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Social Media Giants promised a revolution in how we would communicate and form communities.

The promise of the Arab Spring has been tainted by genocides in Myanmar, and Ethiopia, accelerated by dictator sponsored Facebook ads.

The technological revolution built on innovation has grown so monopolistic, that few dare to build close to Google's "kill-zone".

We talk to PeteyVid's Craig Stadler about alternatives, how ...

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October 30, 2020 54 min

Content Warning: Abortion, Blasphemy, and Revolution.

We spoke to Gabriel to get a handle on what's happening with women's rights, politics, protests, and the Catholic Church in Poland.

Funny, alarming, enlightening, and disturbing. If you wondered WTF is going on in Poland, I'd recommend you check out this frank discussion.

In the last two minutes you'll hear a protest song by Zbigniew Stonoga, a polish entreprene...

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Can a few minor tweaks to our current system make the world a much better place? We tried to steelman Capitalism and Democracy, and ended up with Mr. Koch holding court with some practical changes grounded in political and economic theory that none could argue with. Another wonderful crossover with the Real Politik gents, and a very impressive guest.

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A Bernie Bro, and a Reformed Republican discuss the future of American politics. Both have changed their minds several times in recent years, and spend time reaching across the aisle to people with differing political opinions having seen the benefit of getting involved in local politics.

It's time for a change, but it starts with you, and it requires local action.

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September 30, 2020 59 min

The War on Drugs has exacerbated most of the problems it claimed it could fix, costing the United States $1 trillion dollars and wrecking millions of lives, while disproportionally targeting black men.

This episode we look deeper into the reality of modern day prohibition and discuss the drawbacks of a lack in drug education and the ramifications of strong drug laws.

How dangerous are drugs? Would you want all drugs to be legalised...

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September 1, 2020 101 min

Real Politik is our favourite podcast, so we jumped on a cross-over to deep dive into how most economic theory is a nonsense mythology based on demonstrably false misunderstandings of people and markets.

We also get into the religion of "Leftist" politics and why the Democratic Party stopped representing the working class, paving the way for Trump (and his potential re-election).

Visit their Patreon at patreon.com/realpolit...

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Evan Anderson, head of Grey Faction does inspiring work taking on pseudoscience and conspiracy therapists in the mental health industry.

We discuss how Satanic Panic made an industry of hysteric Conspiracy Therapists, implanting false memories, and interfering with criminal cases. Does privatized healthcare corrupt therapy as quickly as a nationalized service trying to scale costs?

Does the replication crisis invalidate most of p...

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August 4, 2020 79 min

We discuss everyone's vision of Utopia, and how anyone can be happy when so many aren't. Must everyone sacrifice their freedom for someone else's vision of the greater good?

Israeli Kibbutzim and apocalyptic sex cults aren't the only ones that have planned for a better future. Most revolutionaries plot for a better future, but how can there be a Utopia, if only a minority want it?

As is often the case when we chew...

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