Seize The Moment Podcast, hosted by Leon Garber and Alen Ulman is a project centered around making the most important and useful ideas in psychology, philosophy, and personal development mainstream. We feature guests from all walks of life whether they be artists, musicians, comedians, entrepreneurs, philosophers, psychologists and many more. There is a saying, “the most essential knowledge is not yet made widely accessible.” We want to make that information accessible and change as many lives for the better as possible.
Leon Garber is a philosophical writer, contemplating and elucidating the deep recesses of man's soul. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist — specializing in Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Therapy — and manages a blog exploring issues of death, self-esteem, love, freedom, life-meaning, and mental health/mental illness, from both empirical and personal viewpoints.
Alen Ulman is a content creator and life long auto-didact. Alen manages the page Ego Ends Now which is a growing community for expanding consciousness with vital information about science, medicine, self actualization, philosophy, psychology and methods to overcome identification with compulsive thought. The purpose of Ego Ends Now is to make sure to give everyone in it's community every tool available to add levity in their own lives, making it a very real possibility for them to create a life of their own design, and help impact the world and our global community positively.
STM Podcast #86: Marc Mero on Motivational Speaking, Life-Changing Epiphanies, Wrestling Career
On episode 86, we welcome Marc Mero to discuss how and why he became a motivational speaker, speaking to kids about suicidal thoughts and other important mental health related struggles, working with Stone Cold Steve Austin and learning from him, Dusty Rhodes’ mentorship, overcoming drug addiction, the importance of a healthy mindset and gratitude for success, how living a life of service gives Marc incredible meaning, and how his relationships inspired him to become the man he is today.
STM Podcast #85: Sofia Samatar Discusses Futurism, A.I., Immortality, Philosophy and Science Fiction
On episode 85, we welcome writer Sofia Samatar to discuss her chapter in Philosophy Through Science-Fiction Stories titled “The New Book of the Dead,” our obsession with and love of Artificial Intelligence, the persistent human quest for immortality, what a techno-topian future would look like, moving with the technological advances instead of resisting them, what life could look like if most of our jobs become automated, and the invariable link between philosophy and science-fiction.
STM Podcast #84: Martha Lawton - The Effects of Unstable Income, The Welfare Stigma, The Gig Economy
On episode 84, we welcome back Martha Lawton to discuss the how the pandemic worsened social mobility and exacerbated unstable incomes, the gig economy and how it pits us against one another, the beliefs and cognitive distortions of welfare recipients, the emotional effects of poverty, the barriers to accessing the social safety net, why people more often decline rather than accept entitlement benefits, and advice for policy makers to support struggling economies.
STM Podcast #83: Helen De Cruz - Teaching Philosophy Through Science Fiction
On episode 83, we welcome back philosopher Helen De Cruz to discuss why science fiction is a great platform for bringing complex philosophical ideas to a wide audience, how philosophy is more about helping us become more fully human than about uncovering absolute truths, the roles of impulsivity and irrationality in dystopian literature, ethical dilemmas in the epidemics of sci-fi, and philosophy’s contribution to humans rising above their more selfish desires to lead more thoughtful lives.
STM Podcast #82: Diamond Dallas Page Talks About DDPY, Wrestling Career, and Relentless
On episode 82, we welcome Diamond Dallas Page to discuss his journey in professional wrestling, the early formation of DDPY, the successful transformations its practitioners have experienced (including DDP himself), Page’s relationship with Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Jake’s resurrection through DDPY, DDPY and success mindsets - how changing the stories we tell ourselves can improve our well-being, DDP’s book Positively Unstoppable, and how DDP’s real life personality interacts with his in-ring
STM Podcast #81: Jonathan Berman - Anti-Vaxx Skepticism, COVID-19 Vaccine, Conspiracy Theories
On episode 81, we welcome Professor Jonathan Berman to discuss the skepticism surrounding vaccine safety and efficacy - especially given the skepticism surrounding taking the Covid-19 vaccine, the motives of the anti-vaccine movement and the cognitive distortions underlying their beliefs, how and why people gravitate toward conspiracy theories, how we can begin dialogues with people who hold anti-scientific beliefs, and whether there should be hope for creating a more science-friendly world.
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Two cool guys chatting philosophy
Leon and Alen have a very chilled out vibe and give their guests space to shine, while also sharing their own experiences and feelings which makes the whole show relatable.