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(2015/09/22) In search of the good life (Culture)

September 22, 201569 min
Edition #955
Today we look at the inherent contradictions in the standard way of pursuing happiness in western culture and examine some alternatives
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:42 Ch. 2: Act 1: The High Price of Materialism - Center for a New American Dream (@newdream) - Air Date: 12-4-11
Ch. 3: Song 1: A Beautiful World - Tim Myers
00:05:54 Ch. 4: Act 2: How To Purchase Redemption From Consumerism! - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 01-14-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Redemption Song - Bob Marley & The Wailers
00:10:05 Ch. 6: Act 3: Almost Half of Americans Didn't Take Single Vacation Day in 2014 - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-11-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: Vacation - The Go-Go's & Go-Go's
00:14:17 Ch. 8: Act 4: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us - RSA Animate (@theRSAorg) - Air Date: 4-1-10
Ch. 9: Song 4: All Over The World - Boogie Belgique
00:26:23 Ch. 10: Act 5: The Story of Bottled Water (2010) - @storyofstuff Project - Air Date: 03-17-10
Ch. 11: Song 5: Murky Water - The Autumn Isles
00:34:17 Ch. 12: Act 6: SO INCREDIBLY SAD This is How 3 Generations Answer the Same Question - @BuzzPo - Air Date 7-26-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: N/A
00:37:20 Ch. 14: Act 7: A thousand cuts - @jimhightower - Air Date: 9-22-15
Ch. 15: Song 7: Sligo Creek - Al Petteway
00:39:55 Ch. 16: Act 8: #FindYourPark on National @PublicLandsDay - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard
00:43:14 Ch. 18: Act 9: Saamah Abdallah: How to achieve good lives that don't cost the Earth - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 7-20-15
00:56:53 Ch. 19: Thoughts on victimless crimes - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX
00:58:54 Ch. 20: Libertarians ignore the negotiation of rights - Nathan from Dix Hills, NY
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics
01:01:12 Ch. 21: Final comments on the way we discuss lifestyles and culture
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone
Activism: #FindYourPark on National @PublicLandsDay
Take Action:
Register to volunteer for National Public Lands Day!
Be sure to get your Fee-Free Coupon as a thank you for volunteering!
Sources/further reading:
"More than 175,000 Volunteers Expected on National Public Lands Day, September 26, 2015” via National Public Lands Day
"Let's Move Outside: Public lands make the best playgrounds!” via National Public Lands Day
"Our Land, Up for Grabs” via The New York Times
"This Land Was Your Land” via The American Prospect
"Volunteer on trail crews for National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26” via The Seattle Times
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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