The Good Question Podcast

The Good Question Podcast

Our goal is to make each of our guests exclaim: "hmmm... that's a good question. I don't know the answer." ...because when that happens, it means you, the listener, may be inspired to learn more beyond the interview and to ask great questions yourself that lead to new insights. In this podcast, we cover, Historical and current Anthropology, Comparative Religion and History


March 28, 2023 49 min

In this episode, we sit down with Jerry Jacobs Jr., a life and marriage expert who offers radical new relationship advice to men struggling with their God-given roles in society and family. 

Jerry is an author and the founder of Catholic Alpha, a resource that helps men understand their mission – and how to effectively fulfill it. What is the job of a man, and h...

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Fiachra "Figs" O'Sullivan joins the podcast today to discuss his commitment to helping couples feel more connected. Figs is a psychotherapist, counselor, and entrepreneur that specializes in helping individuals and couples feel more connected in their relationships.

Figs is the Founder of Empathi, an online counseling resource that focuses on cultivating healthy...

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How do we hold large companies responsible for the financial fraud that they commit? Carson Block, the founder of Muddy Waters Research, joins us today to discuss how he has made it his mission to do just that – and in doing so, has been remarkably successful… 

Carson is known for alleging fraudulent accounting practices in publicly traded companies. He does thi...

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How do you take charge of your sexual wellness and enhance your intimacy? “Sexual Biohacker” and "Orgasmanaut” Susan Bratton joins the podcast today to share her approach to improving sexual communication skills and advanced sexual mastery techniques.

Susan is the CEO of Personal Life Media and has been a featured expert on national television and other various ...

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In this episode, we explore the power of a good apology with Marjorie Ingall and Susan McCarthy. Both Marjorie and Susan are the authors of Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies. Drawing from their knowledge of psychology, sociology, law, and medicine, they explore why a good apology is hard to find – and why it...

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How can we enhance the learning experience for students? Daniel Willingham joins us today to discuss how his upcoming book, Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy, addresses this topic and much more…

As a professor in the Department of Psychology at th...

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Richard Jacobs, the host of The Good Question Podcast, sits down today to discuss the game of chess. Throughout a lifetime of playing chess, Richard has developed a keen awareness of not only how to play well – but also thoughtfully.

Drawing from his experience with chess, Richard shares 3 lessons that he has found to be beneficial to his game, and something you...

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“Mom, who’s the most intelligent man in the world?” asked 11-year-old Wolfgang Smith one hot summer day in 1941.

“Albert Einstein,” she said.

Just weeks later, happenstance would put Wolfgang right in front of Einstein, gazing up in awe, soaking up every last word of his wisdom.

Wolfgang would go on to become a scholar, researcher, and writer in mathematics, physics, theology, metaphysics, and religion.

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..."

Most of us are familiar with the first line of the Book of Genesis. And whether we believe it or not, most of us would agree that when taken literally, it’s incompatible with the modern-day scientific worldview.

But for the first time, Genesis has been analyzed by dozens of scientists and scholars who provide a reasonable case for Creation.

Thomas Purifoy (writer, producer...

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If someone told you to delete a database of critical information that took you two decades’ worth of blood, sweat, and tears to build, would you?

Of course not.

But what if it was God who told you to?

This is just one example of something Daniel Krynzel experienced. His decision would change his life.

Tune in to discover:

  • How Krynzel’s direct relationship with God began amid a years-long drunken stupor
  • How to use intention, gr...
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In this episode, we connect with Professor Jonathan Fox to discuss important issues surrounding religious minorities, discrimination against women, and conflict behavior. Drawing from a wide data set, Professor Fox is uncovering many intriguing facts about how religion is functioning within societies across the world…

Jonathan Fox is the Yehuda Avner Professor o...

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How do we capture and elevate what's working well in education and revise or eliminate what isn't?

This is the question at the core of Jon Eckert's work as a vital member of the Department of Educational Leadership and the Center for School Leadership at Baylor University.

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  • The acronym FEW – what it means to foster feedback, engagement, and well-being in schools
  • The benefits of bringing individual perspec...
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What drives human joy and pain? What does it really mean to live a fulfilled life?

The answers are different for all of us, but Isaac Smith believes we share at least one crucial thing: a need for human connection.

As a psychotherapist at a collaborative mental health practice called Whole Wellness Therapy, Smith weaves this belief into every aspect of his work.

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  • Trauma with a big “T” vs. little “t” – what’...
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In this episode, we connect with Roger Finke, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Association of Religion Data Archives. He joins us today to discuss the relationship that religion has with the state.

Currently, Roger is using his research to explain the level of restrictions governments place on religion – especially religious minorities. What are th...

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Josh Imhoff joins the podcast today to discuss his important work as the founder and director of Emerge Aquaponics. Josh and his team are using Emerge to build food systems worldwide to reduce poverty – and they’re seeing real results.

Emerge has figured out how to build aquaponics systems in difficult environments, thereby providing food and revenue for people in tough places. Since 2010, the team at Emerge has been working hard a...

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Joining us today is political psychologist Steven Kull. Steven is the Founder and President of Voice of the People, and the director of the Program for Public Consultation, a part of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. 

Over the past two decades, Steven has become increasingly interested in the problems that occur between the public and policymakers. After digging deeper into this process, he decided to focus...

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In this episode, we are joined by author and business analyst Rana Foroohar. As an associate editor at the Financial Times and CNN's global economic analyst, Rana is on a mission to provide people with a clear and well-informed worldview backed by research and logic.

Rana has been a journalist for 32 years – and has worked in this field in many positions across the globe. She is not only the author of 3 books, but she is also a rev...

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Why is the vast majority of the population not only law-abiding but benevolent, generous, and kind? What differs between these people and those who behave oppositely? And what role does religion play in helping people flourish in different societies?

These are the questions that Byron Johnson investigates in his work as a criminologist and Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences at Baylor University.

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Whatever your position on climate science may be, there is no question that the media and politicians are pushing a particular narrative. This begs the question: is their portrayal accurate, or is there an ulterior motive? 

Joining the podcast to help you make up your own mind on this issue is William Happer. As the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Princeton University, William has been a leading voice in the ...

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In this episode, we have the privilege of chatting with Helene Wecker. Helene is the author of the Mythopoeic Award-winning historical fantasy novel The Golem and the Jinni and its sequel, The Hidden Palace. Today, she joins the podcast to discuss her work, background, and writing process.

Helene was an aspiring writer from a young age, and as time went on, she started writing short stories that ultimately blossomed into a successf...

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