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    4993 The Evils of Superman!

    4993 The Evils of Superman!

    Friday Night Live 27 5 2022

    • 1 hr 46 min
    4992 The Latest Shooting - Wednesday Night Live 25 May 2022

    4992 The Latest Shooting - Wednesday Night Live 25 May 2022

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux takes voice questions from listeners, and discusses the root causes of the modern horrors of mass shootings...

    • 2 hr 36 min
    4991 STOP BANGING WOMEN WHO HATE YOU! Freedomain Call In

    4991 STOP BANGING WOMEN WHO HATE YOU! Freedomain Call In

    Hello Mr. Molyneux,

    Tl; dr: I just donated to you, because this was my first chance in thirteen years to do so. Your book Real Time Relationships saved my life. Now I'm thriving and can finally give back.

    I'm afraid I lost touch with your show after I defoo'd, and only recently started to hear your thoughts again and follow you on Telegram. I just wanted to thank you, because I read Real Time Relationships and it made me realize that I did not have to put up with the abuse I was going through. RTR and UPB accompanied me through the hardest moments of my life, and dissuaded me from committing suicide. I eventually found a good community of friends and we became family. A healthy, happy, non-coercive family.

    If you have time to read my story, and I hope you'll find this all — especially my research — interesting enough for a call-in show, here it goes:
    I grew up in [X], where my group of friends is. My father was an angel during my early life: He got me into reading and science through sci-fi, showed me how wonderful mathematics is, taught me more than I learned in college about computers, a ton about cars, and was generally a very kind, peaceful man. My mother, however, was the complete opposite: She was physically abusive in my youth and once I grew taller than her she became emotionally abusive. She is the archetype of the devouring mother, wanting my sisters and I to always be under her control, and she got her way with one of my sisters, and to this day I find any of her physical affection to stir deep, bodily disgust in me.

    Right around the time I hit puberty, my father went into a major depression, so bad that it went on after I left, and only five years back or so did he get on his feet. That time, when I was spiritually alone and hanging out with bad crowds, is when I started listening to your show. Since then, my dad and I have rebuilt some aspects of our relationship. I have two older sisters, the eldest helped me defoo, and I helped raise her son, whereas it took me seven years to rebuild my relationship with my other sister due to my mother's lies —strange, considering my grandmother did the same to her and her brother and she is both conscious and resentful of that. I've tried to rebuild with my mother, after understanding that she's mentally a child, and that her mother was much worse with her than she was with me, but she refuses to respect my boundaries even to this day, so we don't really have contact anymore.

    For about three years I was a tuba player in an opera company, which was barely enough to live along with other side gigs both with the tuba and, for example, as a bartender. Eventually I became a translator (mostly English to Spanish), and that's still my profession. I focus on technical/scientific articles, especially ones with a lot of statistics, so during the pandemic I was busier than I've ever been, but good academic music has served to lift my spirits.

    Three years ago, I decided I wanted to pursue philosophy as well and moved to America. I'm currently researching computable measures of ethics for my Master's thesis. That being said, the ideas I have are more related to AI; I have an MSCS and bachelors in CS, math, and philosophy. My thesis is for Computational Mathematics and Statistics, my second MS. I'm thriving through my research, started publishing papers on forensic linguistics, and getting educated in Quantum Computing, and won't stop until I have a PhD in logic.

    Now I have started making good friends in the US, surrounding myself with people I respect, but I'm dating a daddy's money leftist. Why do I do that to myself? Well, you could say we're sharing a drink that's called loneliness but it's better than drinking alone!

    So, about my research:

    My original idea was to survey objective ethical theories and derive mathematical formalisms for them, in order to find commonalities and propose a theory that included and expanded on the best aspects of all of them. That c

    • 1 hr 45 min
    4990 WHY WE ARE GOING INSANE! Freedomain Livestream

    4990 WHY WE ARE GOING INSANE! Freedomain Livestream

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux breaks down the entire reason behind the modern madness of the West...

    • 1 hr 28 min
    4989 STOP FALLING FOR VOODOO CURSES! Wed Night Live May 18 2022

    4989 STOP FALLING FOR VOODOO CURSES! Wed Night Live May 18 2022

    STOP BELIEVING THAT ANYTHING OTHER THAN VIRTUE WILL MAKE YOU LOVED AND HAPPY!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    4988 Freedomain Movie Review: The Bad Guys!

    4988 Freedomain Movie Review: The Bad Guys!

    Philosopher Stefan Molyneux breaks down the meaning behind the Dreamworks movie 'The Bad Guys' - along with his daughter!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

RighteqRight ,

Haters gonna hate

Stephan is in my top 3 podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. His unique way of thinking and his articulation is refreshing to hear. Do not listen to the haters in these reviews. None of them would dare debate Stephan.

driecken ,

You must listen to this podcast

Like I cold glass of water in the middle of a desert.
Thank you Stefan, your wisdom is so direly needed especially in times like these.

Jazzylatina ,

Heartbraking honesty eye opening experience

Was a brutal eye opening experience when I started listeing 4 years ago.
To actually SEE all the lies and missconceptions I grew up with that ALMOST screw my life by being 38 and unmarried girl.
Forever thankful

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