12 episodes

A bi-weekly podcast where a young father and old bachelor talk about life, philosophy and staying curious. We try to relate our own experiences in life to the philosophies of old and new in order to figure out actionable tools to improve our daily lives.

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A bi-weekly podcast where a young father and old bachelor talk about life, philosophy and staying curious. We try to relate our own experiences in life to the philosophies of old and new in order to figure out actionable tools to improve our daily lives.

    Film Fools Christmas Death Match: A Christmas Story vs It’s a Wonderful Life

    Film Fools Christmas Death Match: A Christmas Story vs It’s a Wonderful Life

    This week we jump into the holiday spirit by conducting a Christmas movie death match between “A Christmas Story” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”. But first Josh talks about his Elf on a Shelf journey, a photo shoot, and being stoked about the Matrix revival. Then Uncle Greg discusses his new goals and we state the episode’s goal of finding out “What makes a GREAT Christmas movie?” (00:38). We discuss what separates a “great” Christmas movie from just a good one, and ponder what the “job” of a Christmas movie is (23:33). The three rounds of the death match are “What are the themes”, “What are the messages”, and “How did the movie make you feel?” (41:42). Then the judges render their decision (1:20:32). We wrap up with out “Top 5 Christmas Entertainments of All Time” and our quote of the week (1:22:27).
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    One Big Idea - 20 in 10

    One Big Idea - 20 in 10

    A new miniseries where Uncle Greg commits to lose 20 pounds in 10 weeks! In this episode, I explain the idea for the series, as well as my 6-step process for tackling any goal.

    If you've been thinking about a personal goal, or if the idea of setting goals just sets your teeth on edge, I hope that by sharing my own process you'll see it's always a good idea 

    • 6 min
    Boredom Paradox – Blessing AND Curse

    Boredom Paradox – Blessing AND Curse

    We all get bored, but what we do with it determines whether we grow or just get stuck!  But first we start off with what’s been going on since our last podcast and the importance of protecting your emotional ecosystem (1:05). Then we talk about the show’s goal of “How to Use Boredom” and take a moment to define the word boredom to avoid any confusion (21:26). The meat of the show are the topics “How is Boredom a Curse?” (36:41), “How is Boredom a Blessing?” (57:40) and “3 Strategies to Create Positive Boredom” (1:12:00). We finish up with a quick recap of what we’ve learned (1:31:00), and wrap up with our Quotes of the Day from Schopenhauer and Dylan Thomas (1:32:00).
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Thanksgiving Fools

    Thanksgiving Fools

    This week the Fools are all about Thanksgiving! We start off with a grab bag of Thanksgiving thoughts, internal locus of control vs. external locus of control, gratitude, childhood memories to favorite stuffing’s, to how our families celebrate. (1:15) Then we discuss "what is Thanksgiving anyway?", are traditions prisons or revelations? And what “family” means to us (22:30). Then we tackle “Allness Framing”, not living in a binary world, and avoiding social media generated conflict (46:00). Finally, Josh gives us his recipe for an optimal thanksgiving; meta meditation, full body resistance, practice gratitude, be present, feast, go for a walk. And we wrap up with our Quotes of the Day (1:00:30).


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Film Fools: “My Dinner with Andre”

    Film Fools: “My Dinner with Andre”

    In a super-sized episode Josh and Uncle Greg get outside the box and use the 1981 classic “My Dinner with Andre” as our inspiration for the show. First, we catch up on what’s been happening since our last podcast and have a lively chat (1:00) about getting your fitness goals started NOW, before all the feasting starts.  We recap what the movie’s about and what brought us to it (14:43). We kick off our film discussion deciding whether we’re “team Andre” or “Team Wally” (23:26). Then we tackle whether art is necessary to lead a “good life” (50:00). We get deep and question whether we’re living life, or performing life (1:00:30). We wind down debating if comfort and habit are destructive, or required (1:17:30). Finally, we share our two favorite “Quotes of the Week” (1:34:12)! 

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Secret of Happiness

    The Secret of Happiness

    The Secret of Happiness
    Josh and Uncle Greg kick off season 2 of Philosophy Fools with a deep dive into happiness. But first we catch up on what’s been happening since our last podcast with Uncle Greg going under the knife (1:00), Josh hitting the pumpkin patch (3:20) and we discuss what we’re doing in Season 2.  In our main segment we discuss the goal of today’s show (7:26), and dig into “What is Happiness?” and how to define it (23:06), “Where is Happiness?” is it outside or inside (41:26)? “How do you pursue Happiness?” (1:00:49) We wrap up by recapping what we’ve covered (1:15:01), then share our two favorite “Quotes of the Week” (1:17:00)! 
     
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    • 1 hr 23 min

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