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S2 Ep11 - Stuperintelligence Season Finale
Season 2 finale!!
Challenge: Pull out your favorite moments from Season 2 and brainstorm ideas for Season 3.
Originally, we planned on taking an IQ test, but our expert guest on human intelligence won’t be able to join us until the spring. So, we’ll do a special episode on IQ at that time.
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S2 Ep10 - The Existential Master Debaters Zizek + Peterson w/ Matt McManus
CHALLENGE: Watch the 2019 Zizek/Peterson debate on Communism, Capitalism, and Happiness.
To explore the concept of Existential Intelligence, we invited Matt McManus to discuss the 2019 Peterson/Zizek debate on Communism, Capitalism, and Happiness. Matt's a self-described Liberal Democratic Socialist and a political science lecturer at the University of Michigan. He's also the author/editor of several books including The Emergence of Postmodernity, and the Politics of Reaction.
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S2 Ep9 - Kinesthetic Intelligence w/Skate Fantacee - The Rollerskating Renaissance
Disclaimer - The audio for this episode is in my opinion, unusable, but I didn’t want to scrap the whole thing. Jonasz and I tried to salvage what we could of the audio. SORRY! Check out the newsletter for more on rhythm skating and our guest!
Challenge: Go Rollerskating!
This week Brett and I invited one of my favorite skaters Cece AKA Skate Fantacee to talk about kinesthetic or bodily intelligence.
S2 Ep8 - Linguistic Simp letons w/Language Simp
CHALLENGE: Write a 500-word essay describing verbal intelligence.
To explore the concept of linguistic intelligence we invited a 24-year-old Hyperpolyglot Gigachad known as Language Simp to talk about word smarts. Our guest simps for over 50 languages on his YouTube and TikTok channels where he’s amassed nearly 2 million viewers and probably double the number of haters.
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E2 Ep7 - Mind over Music w/ Zachariah Witcher
CHALLENGE: Compose an original piece of music.
We invited grammy nominated bassist Zachariah Witcher to help us explore the concept of musical intelligence. Zach is a performance artist which means he spends most of his time on tour with various artists, but when he’s not touring, writing, or recording, he’s helping other musicians coordinate and design live shows through his company Off Brand Entertainment.
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S2 Ep6 - Intrapersonal Femmtelligence w/ Colleen Star Koch
CHALLENGE: Record your feelings and the surrounding context 3x/day for the next week.
This week’s Intrapersonal Intelligence challenge was to record our feelings 3x/day for a week. To help us assess our Intrapersonal intelligence, Natasha and Brett brought in Collen Star Koch, founder of Rowan Coaching. Colleen is a friend of a friend who helped Natasha start down the path that led her to podcasting.
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The linguistic episode
I always feel like the dumbest person in the room when I listen to this but always end the episode a little smarter then when I started it. The essays were great in this last episode. Dropping knowledge like always 🤓
You’re gonna wanna hear this
Natasha and Brett are wicked smart— that much is a given with just a brief listen. Their smarts, however, are perfectly balanced with equal parts wit, humor, and irreverence. Together they bring an accessibility and light-heartedness to topics that don’t get enough airtime but should; topics you’ve maybe hardly thought about but will now be mightily a-pondering yourself thanks to Syllojism.
be open, stop being so precious
Natasha sees all the things you're taking SO seriously and wants you to stop shouting into the void for a second, take a breath, and actually examine what you believe and why. She also wants to make you laugh... and squirm a little. Syllogism is a lot of fun, highly educational, and a much better use of time than doing your job, getting a 4th coffee, or reading books by 'intellectual' Canadian grifters.