41 episodes

Get smarter. Live better.

Becoming Human is about education and lifestyle; exploring the world — whether philosophy, psychology, sociology, or any field available — to better live in it. The goal is ethics through learning. We cover a range of topics to experience the process of becoming more human and building a better world.

Becoming Human Tyler Kleeberger

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Get smarter. Live better.

Becoming Human is about education and lifestyle; exploring the world — whether philosophy, psychology, sociology, or any field available — to better live in it. The goal is ethics through learning. We cover a range of topics to experience the process of becoming more human and building a better world.

    39. Losing a Piece of Yourself & Finding Home — [Morgan Hudik]

    39. Losing a Piece of Yourself & Finding Home — [Morgan Hudik]

    What causes a person to sign up for an Ironman? For Morgan Hudik, it was a major surgery as a result of her family’s genetics. Not having a BRCA gene forced Morgan to make a huge decision that came with major changes, major loss, and deep pain.
    But Morgan’s story is an example of taking deep pain and turning it into deep love. She’s an extrovert, but she has created a wise, welcoming presence that holds the deepest wounds of the human condition. Her life has become a medium for creating belonging, healing, hope, connection, and beauty in the world around her.
    She makes the world feel more at home — but first, she had to learn to be at home with herself.
    How did Morgan come to embody such a presence? What does a real kind of life look like? And how can we — in a dark, difficult, and painful world — learn to do the same?

    • 1 hr 9 min
    40. Why I Don't Care About the Environment - [A Different Approach to Ecological Ethics]

    40. Why I Don't Care About the Environment - [A Different Approach to Ecological Ethics]

    An exploration of ecological ethics: Are there moral principles and philosophical perspectives relating to the natural world? Should we care about the earth? Should it be confined to political or religious ideologies?
    This episode explores ecological entanglement, depoliticizing environmentalism, and the central principle for why human beings should prioritize their relationship to the earth; which has nothing to do with the environment.

    • 49 min
    38. Grieving Death That is Still Alive - [A Lost Home, A Lost Family, and a Tequila Bottle Full of Dirt]

    38. Grieving Death That is Still Alive - [A Lost Home, A Lost Family, and a Tequila Bottle Full of Dirt]

    Existential Death
    Grief is not just for the loss of a person. Anything lost requires the grieving process. This episode explores why that is so necessary with an example of an existential death and how it was grieved.
    Music composed by Jon Torrence from The Native Heart.
    Reading from the memoir: "A Lost Home, A Lost Family, and a Tequila Bottle Full of Dirt."

    • 29 min
    37. In the End - [Grief, Memorials, & Death]

    37. In the End - [Grief, Memorials, & Death]

    Our culture doesn't handle death well. From funerals to the grieving process, we can move through death more healthily. This episode explores the grieving process including:
    Grief as any form of loss and an unending process
    Four grieving principles (Distress, Trauma, Affliction, and Meaning-Making)
    Instrumental versus instinctive grief.
    Reactive versus proactive responses to grief.
    Memorial services versus ancient death rituals.

    Finally, we explore how we might re-approach grieving with a reflection experience.
    Music includes:
    Valdeldur (Sigur Ros)
    Day is Gone (Noah Gundersen)

    • 55 min
    36. Let's Deal With Our Past - [Death, Time, & Your Fleeting Memories]

    36. Let's Deal With Our Past - [Death, Time, & Your Fleeting Memories]

    What is the role of memory?Your memory is a means of grieving your inevitable death. Which then offers an honest approach to the time that you have left. This episode explores mortality, phenomenology, and an exploration of Augustine's three tenses of time: Memory, Attention, and Expectation.
    May you grieve your own death with every passing moment; for then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world within the limited constraints of our bodies and minds.

    • 45 min
    35. The Malleable Memory Game - [Hindsight Isn't 20/20]

    35. The Malleable Memory Game - [Hindsight Isn't 20/20]

    Our memories are not realityWe tell stories, relay information, and discuss details, but they only capture the limited perspective that we've experienced. Our memories are malleable, splintered, and easily influenced selections and interpretations.
    Memory is not about history, memory is about meaning. Why is this the case? And how should it impact how we tell stories and memories? This episode is a conversation on epistemology. We need to stop pretending our memories are more than they really are.
    We need to let stories be stories. Only then will our stories be able to come together to bring all of us closer to reality than we are unable to discover on our own.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

JDIV21 ,

Tyler

If I can tell you one thing about this man, he will help you become a better person. The thoughts aren’t self driven, but instead based on humanity and how you can improve yourself. Can’t think of a better person to help me grow as a man

Bryce Webster ,

Humanity Needs This

Far too often Humanity finds a way to ignore the tough existential questions about what it means to be a human. Fears of dealing with questions of reality and what these answers mean for our lives drives people away from any meaningful discourse.

In the first three episodes Tyler does a masterful job of setting the foundation for his podcast.

It is quite evident that this podcast will be a place of growth and challenge. I am excited to see where he takes this and for a place to exercise my philosophical and existential muscle.

Seriously, give this podcast a listen

kkaiser5 ,

Thought-Provoking

If you’re looking to listen to an intriguing and thought-provoking podcast, be sure to check it out! Highly recommend listening!

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