Renegade Ape - Psychology, Philosophy, and the Overton Wasteland

Updated: 13 Jun 2020 • 5 episodes

Renegade Ape is a podcast exploring novel, controversial, and fringe issues in psychology and philosophy.


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Danny Whittaker & Eric Schwitzgebel 13 Jun 2020 • EN

#095 - Breaking the Overton Window (Eric Schwitzgebel)

Prof. Eric Schwitzgebel joins us to discuss the concept of the "Overton Window" and the potential consequences of engaging in unacceptable discourse. Buy Eric's Book, "A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures": Eric's Blog: Support us on Patre

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Danny Whittaker & Vincent Felitti 28 Jan 2019 • EN

#075 - How Childhood Can Haunt Us (Dr. Vincent Felitti)

Dr. Vincent Felitti joins us to discuss the history of the famous Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, how childhood trauma can later manifest as physical illness such as cancer and heart disease, why things like obesity and smoking are often protective reactions to childhood trauma, how people with an ACE score

80 min
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Danny Whittaker & Johann Hari 04 May 2018 • EN

#053 - The Myth of Meaningless Depression (Johann Hari)

Johann Hari is a two-time New York Times best-selling author, award winning journalist, and one of the most viewed TED speakers of all time. In today's episode we discuss some of the topics raised in his most recent best-selling book, "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Soluti

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Danny Whittaker & Susan Pearse 03 Feb 2018 • EN

#044 - The Benefits of Doing Nothing (Susan Pearse)

Writer, speaker and leadership consultant Susan Pearse joins me to discuss the benefits of doing nothing. In today’s episode we discuss why doing nothing matters, some of the reason people find it difficult to let go and relax, we answers questions such as when does productivity spillover into busyness, how to know the

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Danny Whittaker & Massimo Pigliucci 11 Dec 2017 • EN

#038 - Stoicism 101 (Prof. Massimo Pigliucci)

Prof. Massimo Pigliucci joins us to explore the philosophy of stoicism, and why being a stoic has nothing to do with being a grumpy bastard. We explore the four cardinal virtues of stoicism: practical wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance, the ways in which stoic philosophy relates to modern psychological therapies

77 min
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