Episode 82: Devin Sean Moss
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by Jim Baer
6d ago
On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with non-theist chaplain Devin Sean Moss. Devin has done significant work as a podcast host and producer on the subject of death and dying. Their conversation covers belief, fundamental goodness in the world, and of course, a vast exploration of our collective understanding of death. A deeply moving conversation that you don’t want to miss ..read more
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Episode 80: Dr. William Li
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by Jim Baer
1M ago
On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself,” Dr. William Li. Dr. Li is a lab scientist and vascular biologist, who has built a career studying our relationship to food. Their conversation covers Dr. Li’s research, his background, and some practical advice about how diet can impact your long-term health ..read more
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Episode 79: Frank Bruni
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by Jim Baer
1M ago
Frank Bruni is a contributing Opinion writer at The New York Times. He has been both a White House correspondent and the chief restaurant critic. He is the author of four New York Times best sellers: a 2022 reflection on illness, aging and optimism, "The Beauty of Dusk"; a 2015 examination of the college admissions frenzy, “Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be”; a 2009 memoir, “Born Round,” about the joys and torments of his eating life; and a 2002 chronicle of George W. Bush’s initial presidential campaign, “Ambling Into History.” In the summer of 2021, he became a professor of journalism and pu ..read more
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Episode 78: Larry Summers
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by Jim Baer
2M ago
Larry Summers is on the show this week! Jim sits down with renowned economist Larry Summers to talk recent US financial history, the current state of the national debt, some unintended consequences of Quantitate Easing, and much much more. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton and the Director of the National Economic Council under Barack Obama, Summers was President of Harvard University, and, in a Puck Podcast first, was portrayed (albeit briefly) in the 2010 Academy Award winning film, The Social Network. A fascinating conversation with a fascinating guest ..read more
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Episode 77: Dr. Tommy Wood
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by Jim Baer
2M ago
On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Dr. Tommy Wood, neuroscientist, researcher, and athletic performance consultant to talk about the human brain. They cover the relationship between diet and brain health, long-term cognitive function, and the real-world, practical steps you can take to keep your brain and avoid cognitive decline. You don’t want to miss it ..read more
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Episode 76: Navneet Govil of Softbank
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by Jim Baer
2M ago
On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Navneet Govil, Executive MP and CFO of SoftBank Vision Fund. Their wide ranging conversation covers Navneet’s background, the history of SoftBank, the current state of the investment market, and the role of AI in today’s world. You don’t want to miss it ..read more
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Episode 75: Ash Beckham
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by Jim Baer
3M ago
On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Ash Beckham, a self-described Accidental Advocate and author of Step Up: How to Live with Courage and Become an Everyday Leader. After Ash gave a 2014 TEDx Talk focused on “coming out of your individual closet” and opening up, she became a sought-after speaker and authority on initiating difficult conversations. She talks Jim through her background, polarization, and offers advice on how to engage with those with whom you may not agree. A fascinating conversation you don’t want to miss ..read more
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Episode 74: William Egginton
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by Jim Baer
4M ago
On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Professor William Egginton, author of The Rigor of Angels – Borges, Heisenberg, Kant, and the Ultimate Nature of Reality. Their conversation covers the similarities underpinning both New Atheism and Religious Fundamentalism, accepting the reality of discomfort between different mindsets, philosophical paradox, the benefits of reason and evidence-based-arguments. You don’t want to miss it ..read more
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Episode 72: George Bonanno
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by Jim Baer
5M ago
The word “trauma” seems to be everywhere. As part of our three-part series on mental health, we wanted to dive into the concept. George Bonanno is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University's Teachers College and internationally recognized for his pioneering research on human resilience in the face of loss and potential trauma. On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Professor Bonanno to discuss his book, The End of Trauma How the New Science of Resilience Is Changing How We Think About PTSD. Their conversation covers the origins of our conception of trauma, the modern phenom ..read more
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Episode 71: Joshua Coleman, Ph.D.
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by Jim Baer
6M ago
On this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Dr. Joshua Coleman. Dr. Coleman is an author and psychologist who specializes in contemporary families, particularly on the topic of estrangement. Their conversation covers Dr. Coleman’s research history, his most recent book, Rules of Estrangement, and how to heal intergenerational divides. You don’t want to miss it ..read more
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