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Create an enjoyable listener experience about psychological concepts that anyone can easily consume.

    180 | Possessed: Exorcisms

    180 | Possessed: Exorcisms

    Exorcisms are a dangerous practice that have killed people. We explore the history of exorcisms, how they work, what to expect, and why we should avoid them. Only one left after this in our Halloween series.

    Links for Today:
    https://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/hist257/stephwhit/final/exorcism_pro.html

    Recommendations:

    Abraham: Listen charitably to people trying to talk to you.

    Shane: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092076/)

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    • 45 min
    179 | Witch Trials

    179 | Witch Trials

    Mystic healing practices existed in many cultures for a large proportion of human history. But for a few hundred years, people, mostly women, were tortured and killed under suspicion of practicing witchcraft. Religious groups were largely responsible for these horrible act, which also turned out to be lucrative.

    Links for Today:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/03/witchcraft-juliet-diaz/605518/ (The Rise of Witchcraft)

    https://youtu.be/rW4XFiHUQAs (Crashcourse on persecuting witchcraft)

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60653.Cows_Pigs_Wars_and_Witches (Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Wtiches by Marvin Harris)

    https://www.theskepticsguide.org/our-book (The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe Book)

    http://hca.gilead.org.il/tinderbx.html (The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Anderson)
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    178 | Afraid of the Dark

    178 | Afraid of the Dark

    There are potential evolutionary reasons for fear of darkness, but our language also plays a role. This specific fear, nyctophobia, is relatively innocuous and has some fairly basic treatments. Listen in to learn about why we fear and how systematic desensitization is used to treat it.

    Links for Today:

    https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-the-evolutionary-reason-why-we-re-afraid-of-the-dark (Evolutionary reason for fearing darkness)

    http://yourdost.com/blog/2016/03/the-psychology-of-fear-of-the-dark.html?q=%2Fblog%2F2016%2F03%2Fthe-psychology-of-fear-of-the-dark.html (More evolution and stats about fear of darkness)

    https://www.verywellmind.com/fear-of-dark-2671872 (Symptoms and treatment of nyctophobia)

    https://www.verywellmind.com/diagnosing-a-specific-phobia-2671981 (Diagnostic criteria for specific phobia disorders)

    https://www.amazon.com/Coddling-American-Mind-Intentions-Generation-ebook/dp/B076NVFT5P/ref=sr_1_2?crid=10L25TZN4UV4U&dchild=1&keywords=the+coddling+of+the+american+mind&qid=1600603082&sprefix=the+coddling+%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-2 (Book on getting over fear of darkness)

    https://letgrow.org/prof-jonathan-haidt-on-how-overparenting-backfires-and-how-to-undo-the-damage/ (Overparenting as it contributes to fear of darkness)

    https://www.healthline.com/health/nyctophobia#treatment (Treatment for nyctophobia)

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.850.9170&rep=rep1&type=pdf (Unpublished dissertation on desensitization to reduce fear of darkness in children)

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    • 46 min
    177 | Why I Am A Green Party Supporter (BONUS!)

    177 | Why I Am A Green Party Supporter (BONUS!)

    Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party. For this and the next episode, we sit down and interview everyday citizens who are registered to one of the four largest voting political parties in the United States. We keep it positive and they talk about why they find common ground with their aligned party.

    Links for Today:

    https://www.reuters.com/

    https://www.bbc.com/news

    https://howiehawkins.us/

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    176 | Why I Am A Libertarian

    176 | Why I Am A Libertarian

    Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party. For this and the next episode, we sit down and interview everyday citizens who are registered to one of the four largest voting political parties in the United States. We keep it positive and they talk about why they find common ground with their aligned party.

    Links for Today:

    https://www.reuters.com/

    https://www.bbc.com/news

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    • 48 min
    175 | Why I Am A Republican

    175 | Why I Am A Republican

    Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party. For this and the next two episodes, we sit down and interview everyday citizens who are registered to one of the four largest voting political parties in the United States. We keep it positive and they talk about why they find common ground with their aligned party.

    Links for Today:

    https://www.reuters.com/

    https://www.bbc.com/news
    https://www.amazon.com/Debunking-Utopia-Exposing-Nordic-Socialism/dp/1944229396

    https://www.amazon.com/Economics-One-Lesson-Shortest-Understand/dp/0517548232

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1947492454/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qCsxFbNN19C3S

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    • 58 min

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