11 episodes

Our worldview, ideology, and beliefs are like a house that we inherit. Our culture, families, communities, faith, and experiences shape this structure. In a renovation, we need to examine the layout, structural integrity, and the items fill our house.

Renovation Theory Pat Laeger, Britt Laeger

    • Philosophy
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Our worldview, ideology, and beliefs are like a house that we inherit. Our culture, families, communities, faith, and experiences shape this structure. In a renovation, we need to examine the layout, structural integrity, and the items fill our house.

    Is Joker Too Real?

    Is Joker Too Real?

    Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix teamed up to create a raw, intense origin story for the Joker character from DC Comics. The film has brought in hundreds of millions of dollars and has prompted many articles on the film's content and timing. Is it too real? Will this trigger people with mental health struggles? Does this provide a roadmap for someone to follow in Joker's footsteps? In this episode Pat and Britt talk about their feelings after seeing Joker, analyze some other reviews, and talk about the societal implications of such a dark deviation from the "normal" comic book movies we've come to know.
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    The Political Correctness Expiration Date

    The Political Correctness Expiration Date

    Political correctness and social awareness has been in the spotlight for many reasons. Most recently with the holiday song "Baby It's Cold Outside" and 90s TV shows such as Friends and Seinfeld, social media has been abuzz with complaints and arguments about the appropriateness of "classic" songs and hit TV shows. The conversations seems to brush up against the punching bag generation known as millennials. In this episode, Pat & Britt talk about why millennials seems to be the ones complaining about social awareness issues as well as how we can move on from the pushback and social media campaigns toward real progress.
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    • 41 min
    The Many Faces Of Nationalism

    The Many Faces Of Nationalism

    The term 'nationalism' has become a hot topic recently. The word has a roller coaster history, but is often used in more of a negative light. Although some people today, including President Donald Trump, are embracing the term and trying to justify it. But what is nationalism, and is it the opposite of globalism? In this episode, Pat & Britt tackle the term and what it means in different contexts, and they debate the dichotomy of nationalism vs. globalism.
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    • 49 min
    The Rise of Technology Dependency

    The Rise of Technology Dependency

    Technology has always moved us forward and improved out lives... or has it? We love our devices and the connection they afford us to the greater world and the people in it. But have we come to rely on our tech too much? Can tech replace human interaction? What are we doing to our brains as we feed our need for instant gratification in the internet age? How do we push against that addiction or dependence on social media and digital connection? In this episode Pat & Britt talk about where they've come with technology and what practices we can put into place to prevent tech from taking over our lives.
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    • 49 min
    Divide & Conquer: Compartmentalization & Discussion

    Divide & Conquer: Compartmentalization & Discussion

    We are all complicated people, and we don't like to be put in boxes. That leads to complicated conversations and complicated discussions around tough topics. So what is the best way to have these conversations? Is it to compartmentalize each facet and discuss them individually? Or are we better off having a conversation where everything connects to everything and we get side-tracked easily? In this episode Pat & Britt talk about how they think through tough conversations and how they've seen isolation come up in discussion.
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    • 36 min
    What Can We Learn From The Nike Protest?

    What Can We Learn From The Nike Protest?

    Protests and boycotts seem to be a regular part of our American lives. From social media to TV shows to sporting events — there's a never-ending amount of causes and issues to support or protest. Recently Colin Kaepernick was chosen by Nike to be the star of an advertising campaign, and with that campaign came protests and counter-protests. In this episode Pat & Britt talk about how we protest today, what that says about our society, and whether or not brands should have to take a stand on social issues.
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    * CNN article about the Kaepernick Ad (https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/14/news/companies/nike-kaepernick/index.html )

    • 36 min

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