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Conversation is our art. Season 2 premieres September 22nd!

Ergo the podcast Ergo

    • Education
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Conversation is our art. Season 2 premieres September 22nd!

    Are we judging a fish by its ability to climb? We talk to an educator.

    Are we judging a fish by its ability to climb? We talk to an educator.

    Whether you're in school or have been out for quite a while, you really do learn something new every day. But how can we make sure to get the most out of our education? What does it mean to be truly educated? We talk with Greg Gunkle, Dean of Academics and teacher of history and logic at the Geneva School of Manhattan about how to best, as he puts it- "Learn to die well".

    Alexandra's Blog: http://www.alexandrakytka.com

    • 37 min
    Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Modern Art Edition

    Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Modern Art Edition

    From Rothko to Duchamp, Klein and Eddie Redymane, join us from the Museum of Modern Art as we talk to Associate Curator Thomas J Lax as we explore what modern art is and how we, as the audience, should react to it.

    Please visit https://www.moma.org - free on Friday nights!
    Alexandra's website: http://www.alexandrakytka.com

    For more information:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp
    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume-aesthetics/
    http://www.monett-times.com/story/1672413.html

    • 43 min
    A Work In Progress: Ergo works with a college counselor on defining success

    A Work In Progress: Ergo works with a college counselor on defining success

    From nursery to college, teachers to pro-basketball players: What makes a successful person? What is our goal and how do we get there? College Counselor at a competitive NYC high school Christopher McDermott makes an appearance as we dive into this episode questioning whether the American Dream is worth all the hype.

    School: From Nursery and Up: 00:35
    “Peaking”: 18:14
    Grades, Valedictorians: Does any of this matter?: 24:05
    Alternative Theories of Success: 34:56

    Referenced Materials:
    What Success Means to Americans:
    https://buzz.strayer.edu/latest-posts/success-means-americans/
    My Blog on The Art of Peaking:
    http://www.alexandrakytka.com/blog/the-art-of-peaking-how-to-not-be-the-tom-buchanan-in-life

    Support Us!
    gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/ergothepodcast

    • 52 min
    TREAT YO SELF? Indulgences, minimalism, productivity, and comfort ft. Nadia Iqbal

    TREAT YO SELF? Indulgences, minimalism, productivity, and comfort ft. Nadia Iqbal

    Indulgences, minimalism, productivity: What makes us happy? Should we seek comfort or work for long-term goals? We talk sky mall magazines, war rations, and stuffed animals in an attempt to answer these questions.

    Go Fund Us: https://www.gofundme.com/ergothepodcast
    Check out Alexandra's website: http://www.alexandrakytka.com

    • 44 min

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