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#21: Do we have the right to discuss climate change?

#21: Do we have the right to discuss climate change?

November 24, 2021

In this episode, we discuss climate change in the context of existential threats to our world. But before we do I go on a ramble about Irish folklore and the Irish language.

The Irish National Folklore Collection https://www.ucd.ie/irishfolklore/en/

Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics https://soundcloud.com/folklore_podcast

Sacred Cow book and documentary https://www.sacredcow.info/ 

The Great Barrington declaration https://gbdeclaration.org/

What is marine snow? https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/marinesnow.html 

The Precipice by Toby Ord https://theprecipice.com/

Alan Robuck on Climate Consequences of Nuclear War

http://climate.envsci.rutgers.edu/nuclear/ 

Future of Life Podcast 

https://futureoflife.org/2019/09/30/fli-podcast-feeding-everyone-in-a-global-catastrophe-with-dave-denkenberger-joshua-pearce/

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#20: The Death of Ivan Ilyich part 1

#20: The Death of Ivan Ilyich part 1

November 17, 2021

In this episode we start discussing the great text by Leo Tolstoy

Read the book here: The Death of Ivan Ilyich http://www.classicallibrary.org/tolstoy/ivan/index.htm

Listen to Stephen Blackwood reading Leo Tolstoy’s classic novella, ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich.’ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlaXnWk_mYY

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#19: Reflections on Fury vs Wilder 3 in the boxing heavyweight division

#19: Reflections on Fury vs Wilder 3 in the boxing heavyweight division

November 9, 2021

In this episode, we discuss Ciaran's world of boxing. We look back at the recent fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder 3 . This was an unplanned podcast, just us discussing our viewpoints on boxing and the physiology of Fury.

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# 18: Monk on fire: The meditative mind of a burning monk

# 18: Monk on fire: The meditative mind of a burning monk

November 3, 2021

In this episode, Ciaran and Ian discuss Thich Quang Duc who was a Buddhist monk protesting in South Vietnam, when his image captivated the world. Malcolm Browne won the World Press Photo of the Year in 1963 photographing Duc committing an act of self-immolation, burning to death. Central to our discussion today is the excellent scientific paper by Francis A.M. Manno  (2019) Monk on fire: The meditative mind of a burning monk, Cogent Psychology, 6:1, DOI: 10.1080/23311908.2019.1678556

You can read the full paper here https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311908.2019.1678556

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#17: Professor Gordon Marino on The Philosophy of Existentialism

#17: Professor Gordon Marino on The Philosophy of Existentialism

October 21, 2021

Gordon Marino earned his PhD from the University of Chicago, M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. from Columbia University. His areas of specialization include History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Kierkegaard. He teaches philosophy and related courses as a professor at St. Olaf College and holds a position as the curator of the Kierkegaard Library. In 2018, Marino published his most recent book, The Existentialist’s Survival Guide. He has authored and co-authored numerous works, including Kierkegaard in the Present Age. His articles have appeared in internationally acclaimed news sources and periodicals such as The Atlantic MonthlyNew York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and the American Poetry Review. Follow Gordon here https://www.existentialistscorner.com/

 Links from discussions in the episode

Jake La Mottahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_LaMotta

Gay Talese https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Talese

Who is Soren? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B8ren_Kierkegaard

What is Terror Management Theory https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199828340/obo-9780199828340-0058.xml

The sickness unto death https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-sickness-unto-death-9780140445336

Leo Tolstoy "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" http://www.classicallibrary.org/tolstoy/ivan/index.htm

The Philosophy of William James

Order Gordon's book here “The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age”https://www.amazon.com.au/Existentialists-Survival-Guide-Authentically-Inauthentic/dp/0062435981

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#16: More Nuclear Near Misses and the man who saved us all (Stanislav Petrov)

#16: More Nuclear Near Misses and the man who saved us all (Stanislav Petrov)

October 13, 2021

In this episode, we discuss a few crazy events in the world before we delve into more nuclear near misses and the man who is responsible for us still alive today.

Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - I Saved the World Today (Official Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf052uxFF58

Future of Life https://futureoflife.org/

Stanislav Petrov https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov

The man who saved the world https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-24280831

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#15: Compassion for Pricks

#15: Compassion for Pricks

October 7, 2021
In this episode, we discuss many things related to behaviour and assholes at sporting events. Here are several links that we discuss. This was a far-reaching discussion about many topics. We hope you enjoy
 
Andrew Newberg, Professor and Director of Research Marcus Institute of Integrative Health | Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital http://www.andrewnewberg.com/
 

Hanlon's Razor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor 

8 'Stages of death' Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azo95eWqw8k 
 
Maranasati (mindfulness of death, death awareness) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mara%E1%B9%87asati 
 
Who is Baruch Spinoza? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVEeXjPiw54 more on Spinoza here 
 
The Axiom of the Infinite Unknown https://sigmanutrition.com/science-part-two/ 
 
 
George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism
 

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Tao Te Ching (Download free copy here https://sourceoflightmonastery.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1935012.pdf

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#14: The Water Scroll from the Book of Five Rings (Part 1)

#14: The Water Scroll from the Book of Five Rings (Part 1)

September 30, 2021

In this episode, we continue our journey through the book of five rings. The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin no Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts `Miyamoto Mushashi around 1645 read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Five_Rings 

Battle Drills https://www.mkbartlett.co.uk/

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# 13: Nuclear Near Misses and Vice Admiral Vasili Arkhipov

# 13: Nuclear Near Misses and Vice Admiral Vasili Arkhipov

September 22, 2021

In this episode of the Learning to Die podcast we discuss the man that may be responsible for our lives today (Vasili Arkhipov) and how we have side stepped a nuclear war.

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#12: The Earth Scroll from the Book of Five Rings

#12: The Earth Scroll from the Book of Five Rings

September 15, 2021

In this episode, we continue our journey through the book of five rings. The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin no Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts `Miyamoto Mushashi around 1645 read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Five_Rings 

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