(2016/05/20) Escaping consumerism (Culture)
May 20, 2016•74 min
Edition #1015 Today we take a look at how to escape the hedonic treadmill of consumption in pursuit of happiness and moving toward a future of shared prosperity Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: The rise of stuff and the flatline of happiness - Capitalism and the environment with Gus Speth - McGill University - Air Date: 4-22-09 Ch. 3: Song 1: A Change Is Gonna Come - Ben Sollee Ch. 4: Act 2: Finding a good practice of consumption - Juliet Schor from Stanford University - Air Date 2-4-09 Ch. 5: Song 2: Good Food - Legendary Wings Ch. 6: Act 3: Michael Norton: How to buy happiness - TEDTalks - Air Date: 04-24-12 Ch. 7: Song 3: I Will Buy You a New Life - Everclear Ch. 8: Act 4: Culture of work, insatiability and free time - Juliet Schor from Stanford University - Air Date 2-4-09 Ch. 9: Song 4: Cello Song (feat. Jose Gonzalez) - The Books Ch. 10: Act 5: This Is Literally The Most Censored Topic On The Mainstream Media - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 06-09-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: I Need To Wake Up - Melissa Etheridge Ch. 12: Act 6: Institutionalizing 3 Buddist poisions (Ill will, Greed and Delusion) - David Loy from Stanford University - Air Date 2-4-09 Ch. 13: Song 6: Happy - Sister Hazel Ch. 14: Act 7: 7 Tim Jackson: An economic reality check - TEDTalks - Air Date 10-5-10 Voicemails Ch. 15: We need the fire in our bellies on climate catastrophe - Tim from Boulder, CO Ch. 16: The problem with the lack of school psychologists - Sally from San Francisco Ch. 17: Tried veganism as a test and found it surprisingly easy - Patrick from Dallas Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 18: Final comments on turning off the hedonic treadmill and returning to minimalism Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!