“What are we gonna do about the police?” 🚔

On this week’s episode: some good, updated advice on how to use covid rapid tests; the shocking disparity in training hours required for various non-potentially-lethal professions as compared to those required for the police; in the wake of the murder of Tyre Nichols, a challenge for each of us to begin imagining how we build a safe, healthy society without police; and — oh yeah, one more item related to the police — how a pivotal study shows that power doesn’t corrupt, it attracts.

Tyre Nichols’s photography: thiscaliforniakid2.wixsite.com/tnicholsphotography

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And here’s that covid rapid test article: www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/do-rapid-tests-still-work/

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“Let’s get more zen.” 🕉️

On this week’s episode: the encouraging news about covid trends as we approach the pandemic’s third anniversary; a perspective-enhancing view on the population of planet Earth; why it matters for all of us that a small-minded, insecure, control freak, power-lusting, opportunistic governor is taking his state full authoritarian (did we overstate how reprehensible this person is? 😂); and a thought exercise to bring us a little closer to our understanding of ego.

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“Kitten-poster moments.” 🐈‍⬛

On this week’s episode: how it’s always been hard times, and how acceptance has always been the key to thriving and progress; why facts don’t stand a chance against a person’s dearly-held mental shortcuts, and how we can use that knowledge to have more productive debates with each other; the un-whitewashing of MLK Jr; and how the smallest moments of gratitude can have the biggest impact on our spirits.


Listen to our new album:
songwhip.com/shannoncurtis/good-to-me

Brian Klaas article on schemas:
https://brianklaas.substack.com/p/schemas-and-the-political-brain

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https://amzn.to/3WearA1

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“100% commitment.” 💯

On this week’s episode: we’re talking about saving the bees; how the story of a sketchy 18th-century doctor relates to our present-day epidemic of science denialism; how Shannon is attempting to rewire her brain away from scarcity-based thinking and toward thoughts centered in possibility; the inspiration we got from a tv series about a visualization technique for self-knowledge and -love; and the very big difference between 99 and 100 percent when it comes to commitment.

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“Snow vibes.” ☃️

On this week’s episode: we’re talking about the welcoming power of inclusive language; the 10-year anniversary of Sandy Hook, and some breathtaking statistics regarding guns and gun policy in the US; the astonishing upward transfer of wealth that’s happened in the last 50 years, and how we could all be doing so much better in myriad practical ways if that hadn’t happened (or if we changed those bad policies!); the personally transformative opportunity we create when we make new friends; and how some teens are inspiring Jamie to maybe resurrect his flip phone.

We’re on break until the new year! See you in 2023.

Listen to our new album: songwhip.com/shannoncurtis/good-to-me
Free Covid tests: special.usps.com/testkits

Links:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/12/19/happy-holidays-christmas-inclusion-exclusion/
theintercept.com/2022/12/12/inflation-covid-war-joseph-stiglitz-ira-regmi/
nytimes.com/2022/12/15/style/teens-social-media.html

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“Thank you, Mr. Murray.” 🎧

On this week’s episode: we’re talking about how the future’s looking a little brighter for marriage equality, how scientists are recreating the power of the sun to get us closer to a sustainable energy future, how the information environments we’ve lived through have evolved, how we can be more evolved in how we each communicate, and the power of both teachers and music.

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“A virtuous convection oven.” ♻️

On this week’s episode: we’re talking about the emotional roller coaster of releasing a big creative project into the world, how the world is changing for independent artists and how we’re changing with it, more wonderful words that aren’t translatable in English, and the magic of a “hinge moment.”

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“The Hindi word for ‘DIY.'” 📎

On this week’s episode: we’re talking about this week’s big win for marriage equality, a danger of volcanic eruptions we had never heard of before, how eggplants got their name (but remain gross — fight me), words from non-English languages that are untranslatable (but very cool and useful), evidence that karma might be catching up to a certain political party that’s been trying to cheat their way into minority rule, and the kickoff for our “Good to Me” release celebration.

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“I just can’t help but say ‘f*ck!’” 🤬

On this week’s episode: we’re talking about all the feels accompanying our upcoming album release, unexpected places in which we’ve lately found a sense of belonging to something larger than ourselves, the role we all have in battling hate speech, how Tucker Carlson is a loser and a terrorist, and the mechanism by which a practice of gratitude changes the state of our spirits.

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“Jagger Java!” 👅

On this week’s episode: we’re talking about what Shannon means when she says it’s “barista season,” the very good news about US election results, how 8 billion people on planet Earth feels different depending on where you live, how someone got cancelled so hard 150 years ago that we all know his name today, and what midcentury superstar Patti Page has to tell us about using our voices.

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