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Ep 267 – Ricky Varandas Of The Ripple Effect Podcast: An Age Of Opinion and The Internet’s Painful Adolescence

Ricky Varandas is the host of The Ripple Effect Podcast. Recently, Hunter and Ricky met up in Dartmouth, MA. As they looked out over Buzzard’s Bay, they chatted about what...

 Know Thy Culture: Tom Sowell and Art.

  I happen to be black. I found out what that meant in North American culture in my undergrad. I remember a discussion I had with a fellow student at the time, about why...

5 Podcasts That Get You Thinking

Hi, My name is Anthony and I am addicted to podcasts. I have been listening to podcasts for over eight years. The first ever podcast I listened to was This American Life and I...

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The “Flaws” in Human Psychology: The fault lies not in our stars but in our view of ourselves.

Recently, a fellow Mixed Mental Artist wrote a piece on The Dark Magic of Nuclear Weapons. I enjoyed it because as Andrew points out nuclear weapons are an amazing tool to reflect...

Nuclear Weapons are Dark Magic: Part 1

  Part 1: What do Nukes Say About Humanity?   I’m not the first person to point this out, but it seems like nuclear weapons are the strongest representation of at...

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The Monomyth: Why I think Humanity’s 10,000 Year Hero’s Journey Leads Us Back to UBI

Once upon a time, humans lived in hunter-gatherer tribes of about 150 people. We gathered around fires to tell stories. We progressed from birth to death through a series of...

Being put into “boxes” a sound bite at a time!

The “Boxes” Being put into categories or “boxes” is a natural thing to do and everyone does it. In the age of social media, 24 news networks and the...

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Hundred Schools of Thought: The Dojo of the East (With Kung Fu Grip!)

I keep telling Hunter that all of these Mixed Mental Arts ideas are stuck in books, just waiting to be let out! Well, that’s always been the case, all over the world. The...

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Why Train in Mixed Mental Arts? Because in an Ever-Changing World, We Need Minds Like Water.

  After studying numerous fighting styles, Bruce Lee observed a major problem with all of them. Fighting styles have an orthodoxy, a rigid way of doing things, making it easy...

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Jordan Peterson Doesn’t Understand the Relevant Philosophy

Let me start by saying that I think Jordan Peterson is an important intellectual. His narrative work, his psychological and biblical work are really fascinating to me. But...