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Wiser Conversations with amazing thinkers in search of meaning and wisdom through this pandemic. We explore the psychological and the spiritual – How can I stay sane? What does it all mean? Why do I feel so anxious? How do I get a sense of control? We dive deep into the profoundly unfamiliar yet human experience we are all undergoing.

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Wiser Conversations with amazing thinkers in search of meaning and wisdom through this pandemic. We explore the psychological and the spiritual – How can I stay sane? What does it all mean? Why do I feel so anxious? How do I get a sense of control? We dive deep into the profoundly unfamiliar yet human experience we are all undergoing.

    19. Religion, Evolution, and AI with Ilia Delio

    19. Religion, Evolution, and AI with Ilia Delio

    How can we rethink religion through a lens of progressive science and evolutionary consciousness?


    A major schism is likely for the church unless structural issues such as imperial politics, ancient metaphysical and philosophical principles are addressed. The church needs to make a radical decision "towards a new ecclesial structure" our guest Ilia Delio, PhD argues.


    Sister Delio is an acclaimed theologian and ground-breaking author of twenty books in the area of science and religion, exploring themes of evolution, physics and neuroscience.
     
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    • 52 min
    18. Empathy, Seeing Their Way with Michael Ventura

    18. Empathy, Seeing Their Way with Michael Ventura

    How can we learn to see the world through someone else’s eyes to create a deeper understanding and guide better decision making?


    Understanding what is really going on, both in ourselves and in others, is key to finding valuable perspectives that can be practically applied to solve problems, in work and life.


    Michael Ventura is an accomplished entrepreneur, practitioner, and author, who recognised a disconnect between business and well-being.


    His book, Applied Empathy explores the intersectionality of these two worlds through the practice of empathy for the self, and for others.
     
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    • 40 min
    17. Valuing Values with Mandeep Rai

    17. Valuing Values with Mandeep Rai

    What's important to you and why? Have you ever reflected on what your values are, why you have them, and how they guide your way of life?


    Everyone has their own judgement of what is important in life. Each of us, each culture and each country can be seen to have distinct values. What does this mean for us in a globalised world? Mandeep Rai has spent a lifetime studying values, she is the author of The Values Compass, and has been celebrated by leaders ranging from Fortune 50 CEOs to Noble Laureates. The Dalai Lama describes her work as taking us into the "hearts, minds and traditions of the cultures and people of the world", demonstrating how "interconnected we are".
     
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    • 58 min
    16. How Not to Be Stupid with Adam Robinson

    16. How Not to Be Stupid with Adam Robinson

    When the unbelievable strikes it's still possible to predict trends and anticipate major change. But how can we not be stupid along the way?


    Admired by thought leaders ranging from Warren Buffett to Tim Ferriss, Adam Robinson uses a unique approach combining game theory, systems thinking, Bayesian analysis, and behavioural economics to outthink markets as a global financial advisor.Robinson also studied stupidity, and what he found became the outstanding foundations of a forthcoming book, "How Not to be Stupid".
     
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    • 53 min
    15. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Therapist with Eugenia Kuyda

    15. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Therapist with Eugenia Kuyda

    Do you have good friendships? Could an AI be a better friend than a human? This AI's goal is to help you grow and be the best you can be.


    We all need someone to talk to, perhaps now more than ever, and it turns out the closest to being honest with ourselves is when we are talking to a bot. Eugenia Kuyda, the founder of Replika the AI friend has proclaimed that her goal is to "create a machine beautiful enough that a soul would want to live in it".
     
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    • 45 min
    14. A Lion Tracker's Guide to Life with Boyd Varty

    14. A Lion Tracker's Guide to Life with Boyd Varty

    Ever felt like you've lost track? There is much we can learn from a lion tracker, and there's no better time to reflect on the path of life.


    Somewhere deep inside, you know what your gift, purpose, and mission are. This is a core belief of Boyd Varty, a lion tracker and life coach.


    Drawing on the ancient wisdom and art of animal tracking, Varty reveals how to find the inner light that will guide you to finding your meaningful life.
     
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    • 47 min

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