17 episodes

How do I live when I know I must die? Learning to Die is a show about exploring that question hosted by Ian Dunican and Ciaran O'Regan. They explore areas of philosophy, psychology, martial arts, culture, existential risk, and anything else that seems of interest and relevance to navigating a well-lived life. And, since Montaigne put it beautifully when he said "every man bears the whole form of the human condition,"

Ian and Ciaran can only hope that some of what they learn prior to returning their borrowed carbon to the Universe might be of benefit to you too.

Namaste Sapiens.

The Learning To Die Podcast Ian Dunican and Ciaran O'Regan

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How do I live when I know I must die? Learning to Die is a show about exploring that question hosted by Ian Dunican and Ciaran O'Regan. They explore areas of philosophy, psychology, martial arts, culture, existential risk, and anything else that seems of interest and relevance to navigating a well-lived life. And, since Montaigne put it beautifully when he said "every man bears the whole form of the human condition,"

Ian and Ciaran can only hope that some of what they learn prior to returning their borrowed carbon to the Universe might be of benefit to you too.

Namaste Sapiens.

    Learning to Die Episode 17: The Philosophy of Existentialism with Professor Gordon Marino

    Learning to Die Episode 17: The Philosophy of Existentialism with Professor Gordon Marino

    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 Monthly, New 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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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Learning to Die Episode 16: More Nuclear Near Misses and the man who saved us all (Stanislav Petrov)

    Learning to Die Episode 16: More Nuclear Near Misses and the man who saved us all (Stanislav Petrov)

    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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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Learning to Die Episode 15: Compassion for Pricks

    Learning to Die Episode 15: Compassion for Pricks

    In this episode, we discuss many things related to behaviour and a******s 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 
    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/spinoza/
     
    The Axiom of the Infinite Unknown https://sigmanutrition.com/science-part-two/ 
     
    The self-drawing hands https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drawing_Hands
     
    George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism
    https://www.penguin.com.au/books/notes-on-nationalism-9780241339565
     











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


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Learning to Die Episode 14: The Water Scroll from the Book of Five Rings (Part 1)

    Learning to Die Episode 14: The Water Scroll from the Book of Five Rings (Part 1)

    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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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Learning to Die Episode 13: Nuclear Near Misses and Vice Admiral Vasili Arkhipov

    Learning to Die Episode 13: Nuclear Near Misses and Vice Admiral Vasili Arkhipov

    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.


    Items we discuss in the episode Sting - Russians (Official Music Video)

    The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity https://www.amazon.co.uk/Precipice-Existential-Risk-Future-Humanity/dp/0316484911

    Indian/Pakistan border closing India Pakistan Wagah Attari Border Closing Ceremony (By Sanjeev Bhaskar - The Longest Road).

    The Future of Life Institute https://futureoflife.org/

    The Korean War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War

    Cuban Missile crisis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis

    Vasili Arkhipov Vasili Arkhipov, 2017 Future of Life Award winner for averting nuclear war


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    Contact us at ian@learningtodie.com.au  or ciaran@learningtodie.com.au

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Learning to Die Episode 12: The Earth Scroll from the Book of Five Rings

    Learning to Die Episode 12: The Earth Scroll from the Book of Five Rings

    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 


    Check us out at www.learningtodie.com.au for all episodes and links to the YouTube video versions. The YouTube version of this episode has a video and some slides.


    Contact us at ian@learningtodie.com.au  or ciaran@learningtodie.com.au 

    • 2 hrs 16 min

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