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The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor

Author: Glenn Ostlund (page 2 of 52)

Ep 570 – Bill Reel, Dogma, and Slippery Pete in the Quest for Well-Being

What is “well being?” What (if anything) does that have to do with a belief in God? Why is Jordan Peterson so dang slippery for Tom? Glenn and Tom sit down with Bill Reel and a few other guests to discuss the main issues raised by Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson in their Aug 2018 Vancouver discussion on Dogma:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jey_CzIOfYE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2daU4rWZvK1A1thvgJEDVGNadU11yN6W_u8mv0yY9QvhJW26eiL40m-lU

Ep 569 – The Man Behind the Curtain

What do you do when you discover the man behind the curtain? Do you walk away and trash it all because of the deception? Or do you keep pulling those levers and put on a really great show in the name of something better? Today’s guest is Anthony D Miller, who talks about his faith crisis, his inner voice, the trouble with differentiation, his commitment to serving those around him, and a bunch of other great stuff. Enjoy.

Ep 568 – Making Space for Me in a Hostile World, P2

This is part 2 of my conversation with Tami.

Here is a link to Tami’s book:
https://www.amazon.com/Making-Space-Me-Mormon-adoption/dp/1718065027/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548634445&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=making+room+for+me+tami+whiting

Ep 567 – Making Space for Me in a Hostile World, P1

How can you hold on to those things that are most important while discarding the things that harm you? Today Glenn sits down with long time friend Tami Whiting to discuss her INCREDIBLE book “Making Space for Me.” Tami lived a very rough life, found community in unexpected places, and then eventually had to walk away. That description does not do her story justice. You just have to hear it to believe it.

Here is a link to Tami’s book:
https://www.amazon.com/Making-Space-Me-Mormon-adoption/dp/1718065027/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548634445&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=making+room+for+me+tami+whiting

Ep 566 – The Truth of Lies and Consciousness and Hallucinating Reality

Today Glenn is joined by Brady, Tom, and a small gaggle of live virtual audience members to discuss the intersection between Plato’s idea of “The Lie of the Soul,” Anil Seth’s TED Talk on the way our brains hallucinate reality, and video blogger Matt Christiansen’s response to the recent outrage in Washington DC over a confrontation between native American protestors and Catholic high school kids. It’s a big one! Enjoy.

Plato’s Lie In The Soul:
https://www.ancient.eu/article/210/platos-lie-in-the-soul/

Matt Christiansen’s Response to the recent events in DC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evniycJdfsg&fbclid=IwAR2tLbpV808mTwYRwnNG15h5H5IOkx8G_zgCvmq-qqKug0IrWpk_-neJ0J4

Anil Seth’s TED Talk on the Brain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyu7v7nWzfo&t=456s

Ep 565 – Letter from Birmingham Jail

What is the difference between justice and injustice? What is the difference between actively disrupting the status quo and passively maintaining peace and order? In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr Day, Glenn shares with you his thoughts on the powerful and impactful messages in the Letter from Birmingham Jail; how it has influenced key times in his life, and the potential influence it has for today.

Ep 564 – The Meaning of Life: Brady Bluhm, P2

In part two, Brady explains how he rediscovered and redefined “God.” Is suffering really the best teacher? What is the difference between Lying and Lies?
This 2-part interview with Brady is the 2nd installment of IOT’s ongoing “Meaning of Life” series. Enjoy!

Ep 563 – The Meaning of Life: Brady Bluhm, P1

He was the voice of Christopher Robin from the Winnie the Pooh movies, the blind kid from Dumb and Dumber, and a devoted believing Mormon. Now that is all in the past. What is in the “NOW” is a very interesting and profound view on The Meaning of Life. This 2-part interview with Brady is the 2nd installment of IOT’s ongoing “Meaning of Life” series. Enjoy!

Ep 562 – Temple Ch-Cha-Changes

Glenn sits down with Eric (aka “Weird Alma”) to discuss his new parody song “Temple Changes” in response to (duh) the recent LDS temple changes by the recent ex-Mormon church.

Check out more Weird Alma parodies at his Website:
https://weirdalma.bandcamp.com/track/temple-changes

Ep 561 – The Meaning of Life, P1

Glenn and Matt are joined by Colton and Brad to talk about the meaning of life.

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