110 episodes

Join Brandon Stover, founder of Plato University, as he questions everything in life to challenge the way you think. Every change in the world starts with one person. Through narrated essays and intellectual interviews, this podcast will equip you with practical philosophies, new perspectives, and modern understandings of global issues so that change can start with you. It will help you to become a more critical thinker, find purpose in your life, and discover why you would want to take action in changing the world.

"They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Join Brandon Stover, founder of Plato University, as he questions everything in life to challenge the way you think. Every change in the world starts with one person. Through narrated essays and intellectual interviews, this podcast will equip you with practical philosophies, new perspectives, and modern understandings of global issues so that change can start with you. It will help you to become a more critical thinker, find purpose in your life, and discover why you would want to take action in changing the world.

"They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

    On Minimalism: In Favor of Less

    On Minimalism: In Favor of Less

    A narrated essay reflecting on minimalism: owning only what adds value and meaning to your life and removing the rest.
    Find more essays at brandonstover.comWant the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com
    Timestamps:
    (00:00) - Beginning of Essay

    (02:08) - Minimalism

    (03:53) - Value of Small Spaces

    (07:05) - Using Things to Fulfill Feelings

    (09:01) - Deciding What Has Value

    • 12 min
    On Content Creation: Rage, Rage Against the Content Machine

    On Content Creation: Rage, Rage Against the Content Machine

    A narrated essay reflecting on the dark side of consistently creating content, what a content creators intention should be, and how to create content that is both sensational and valuable.
    Find more essays at brandonstover.comWant the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com
    Timestamps:
    (00:00) - Intro

    (01:25) - Beginning of Essay

    (05:19) - The Two Sides of Content Creation

    (08:26) - Consistent Content Creation

    (10:03) - Content Marketing

    (11:58) - Creator's Intention

    (12:40) - Value of Long-Form Content

    • 16 min
    On Relationships: A Partner in Life is a Partner in Pursuing Purpose

    On Relationships: A Partner in Life is a Partner in Pursuing Purpose

    A narrated essay reflecting on the five stages of relationships for both monogamists and non-monogamists, delineating when a romantic interest should move to the next stage.
    Find more essays at brandonstover.comWant the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com
    Timestamps:
    (00:00) - Intro

    (01:21) - Beginning of Essay

    (03:03) - Stage 1: Need Fulfillment

    (04:18) - Stage 2: Mutual Benefit

    (05:37) - Stage 3: Romantic Trial Period

    (06:37) - Stage 4: Resource Trial Period

    (07:47) - Stage 5: Life Partners

    (09:32) - Pursuing Purpose Together

    (12:09) - Monogamy vs Non-Monogamy

    (14:43) - Polarity in Relationships

    • 18 min
    On Self Development: Perfection is Not Reality, It's an Ideal You Work Towards

    On Self Development: Perfection is Not Reality, It's an Ideal You Work Towards

    A narrated essay on how to strive towards perfection, an ideal state of being, without feeling shame or guilt when we fall short as flawed human beings.
    Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.com
    Timestamps:
    (00:00) - Intro

    (02:29) - Essay Narration

    (05:10) - Commentary on Essay

    • 17 min
    On the Metaverse: Metaverse vs Reality, Enhancing Evolution, & Running Simulations to Solve Climate Change | On Life 083

    On the Metaverse: Metaverse vs Reality, Enhancing Evolution, & Running Simulations to Solve Climate Change | On Life 083

    A narrated An essay reflecting on how the Metaverse can either supplement or replace reality, simulation theory, evolution of humans, and the decisions each of us will have to make as the Metaverse unfolds. Brandon shares how he believes the Metaverse can help, his fears for those turning away from reality, and how he would proceed given the choice between the Metaverse and reality.

    • 20 min
    On the Body: Using the Body to Access the Mind, Your Body is Your Responsibility, and Who Has Decisive Power Over Your Body | On Life 082

    On the Body: Using the Body to Access the Mind, Your Body is Your Responsibility, and Who Has Decisive Power Over Your Body | On Life 082

    A narrated essay reflecting on how to access the mind using the body, your responsibility for your body, and who has the power to make decisions about our bodies. Brandon shares how he began a better connection with his body and his views about decisions made concerning other's bodies including abortion and COVID.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Keith - M.I.C ,

Amazing

Brandon is an extremely thoughtful and intentional host. He gets to the core of a guest and makes the guest feel right at home.

Mariann!! ,

Great show!

Very valuable podcast with lots of free research and information.

Heather Bo ,

Powerful Content!

Brandon discusses a wide range of topics and experiences with knowledgeable guests, making his podcast both highly entertaining and informative!

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