From philosophy and neuroscience to politics, and pop-culture. Host (current clinical psychology doctoral student) Randon Heim tackles multiple subjects each episode regarding the fundamental concepts that drive how we perceive the world. There's a lot to discuss, so sit back, relax, and Don't Worry, We'll Talk It Out.
Human Nature: Love, Language, and Spirituality (with Dr. Jeremy Sherman, PhD)
Today, Randon is joined by writer, author, researcher, and public speaker Dr. Jeremy Sherman. A number of topics related to evolution, language, religion, spirituality, love, romance, and much more are discussed.
Dr. Sherman received both his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in public policy from University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in evolutionary epistemology from the Union institute in Ohio.
He teaches college courses across the social sciences and has been a contributing writerfor Psychology Today for the last 15 years, where his blogs on concepts like love, skepticism, evolution, and cognitive psychology have amassed over 9 million views. He has studied and collaborated with the famous Harvard and Berkeley neuroscientist and anthropologist Terrence Deacon for twenty years on the evolutionary origins of life. His most recent book was published by Colombia university press and is titled Neither Ghost nor Machine: The emergence and nature of selves.
Hopefully Anxious: Discussing the COVID Vaccine
This is a past youtube video release a few months ago, but pretty much the entire podcast is still incredibly relevant as the push for nationwide vaccines reach a high point.
In this episode I discuss the distrust in government sanctioned vaccines seen in the Black and Brown community, the skepticism directed at Big Pharma companies, anti-vaccine ideology, along with a simple explanation of what’s actually IN the vaccines!
Black or White: The War on Critical Race Theory
Today, Randon discusses the culture war regarding race, America's history, "wokeness" and the boogeyman of Critical Race Theory.
What actually is CRT---1:50
CRT vs "Anti-Racism"---6:30
The "Conservative Activist"---11:00
CRT in K-12? Good or Bad?---13:45
Censorship or Free Speech?---17:00
Pushing back on BOTH sides---20:00
Science, Conformity, or Consilience? (with author, Tom Beakbane)
Today, Randon is joined by author Tom Beakbane. Tom is the author of the new book How To Understand Everything, with the subtitle Consilience: A New Way to see the World.
Tom and I have a nearly two hour conversation featuring a broad range of topics discussed in his book! These include psychology, the merits of science, the structure of modern language, critiques of american culture, biology, chemistry, and much more!
You can check out and buy his book here on his website as well as Amazon ---> https://www.beakbane.com/how-to-understand-everything/
Tom Beakbane has spent his career as a marketer creating and promoting Fortune 500 companies like Pepsi-Cola as well as famous brands like Hershey's, Bacardi, and Lipton.
His perspective is that of both a scientist – he has an honors degree in biochemistry and neurophysiology from Durham University in England – and an artist because the company he has been leading for 35 years, Beakbane: Brand Strategies & Communications, uses every aspect of the visual arts to achieve their clients’ objectives.
Down the Rabbit Hole: America and Conspiracy Theories (with Dr. Jessica Micono and Dr. David Morelos)
Today Randon has on hosts of the podcast Psychology after Dark, Dr. Jessica Micono, and Dr. David Morelos.
Dr. Micono is a clinical psychologist with expertise in forensic psychology, and evaluating, diagnosing, and treating criminal pathology. She has an M.A. in Forensic Psychology and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Dr. Morelos has spent the last 18 years working with criminal populations in both law-enforcement and substance abuse treatment roles. His expertise is in prisonization and men’s psychology. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology (transpersonal concentration) from Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA.
These two psychologists and I discuss America's intimate relationship with conspiratorial thinking. We discuss how conspiracy theories arise, the socio-political and existential factors involved in believing in them, "real" theories like MK Ultra and Cointelpro, as well as how generational differences play a role.
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The Quarantine Diaries: Preparing for the End of COVID
Today, a crucial update on the declining coronavirus cases is discussed, as well as the likelihood of life returning to "normal" after the summer. Then, I talk about the upcoming mental health crisis in this post-covid world, as well as the pros and cons of online schooling
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Randon is brilliant!
For such a young man Randon is wise beyond his years. He has such a way with words. If I don’t see him on a Ted Talk in the upcoming years I would be surprised!
Thoughtful and timely podcast
Randon does a great job of talking through some complicated and potentially triggering concepts. It’s a great listen that makes you and pause and think about the forest and the trees. Looking forward to more!
Insightful inputs from an exceptional visionary! I listen to new episodes on my way to work!