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Ideas Digest

143 episodes

Break Your Bias with Ideas Digest - Konrad and Alice invite you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the art of disagreement. Each episode is a thrilling exploration of controversial topics, where we learn new tactics for engaging in challenging conversations and celebrate the beauty of diverse viewpoints.

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Episode 122
Let me Change Your Mind About Jordan Peterson
Get ready for an exciting episode of the podcast where hosts Konrad and Matt go head-to-head in a battle of wits! They'll be trying to change someone's mind about the polarising figure Jordan Peterson. Fate has determined that Matt will be a Jordan Peterson advocate, while Konrad will be a Peterson skeptic. Both have done their research to find the best arguments they could find to support their respective positions. Will they be able to sway the opinions of their subjects in just 10 minutes? Tune in to find out in this thrilling episode of the podcast, where reason, good persuasion strategy, and thorough research collide. We discuss - - Can Jordan Peterson be trusted? - Where is he wrong? - Who needs him the most and why? - Is he racist? sexist? - Is he a genius? - Does he understand economics? - Is he really on your side? Critiques of Peterson Used https://jacobin.com/2020/04/jordan-peterson-capitalism-postmodernism-ideology https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/06/04/jordan-peterson-needs-to-reconsider-the-lobster/ Jordan Peterson Gets Bill C-16 Wrong 3 Hours of arguments against Peterson Rebuttal to Above youtube video Interview where Peterson claims he is "evolutionary biologist" To hear the rest of the episode and Support the show www.ideasdigest.org Show Survey Connect with us Tune in to our live podcast recordings on instagram Twitter Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Show sponsors Quoir Publishing Returning to Eden Music: Lawson Hull Instagram Spotify Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ideasdigest/message
Episode 128
Andrew Tate - Let Me Change Your Mind
In this episode of Ideas Digest, Konrad and Alice play a game called "Give Me 10 Minutes to Change Your Mind" on the topic of Andrew Tate, a controversial figure known for his problematic behaviour towards women and criminal allegations. We debate; What exactly did Andrew Tate do that was problematic towards women? Should we hold Andrew Tate accountable for his past criminal allegations, or is it possible for someone to change and redeem themselves? What positive qualities does Andrew Tate possess that make him an inspiration to some people? Who exactly is inspired by Andrew Tate and what is it that they see in him? Is there any truth to the claim that Andrew Tate is radicalising young boys and leading them down a dangerous path? Can we separate Andrew Tate's controversial behaviour from his ideas and beliefs, or are they inextricably linked? Is Andrew Tate truly a force for good or a dangerous influence on young people? How do we reconcile our own beliefs and values with those of Andrew Tate and his supporters? Is it possible for someone to appreciate Andrew Tate's positive qualities while still holding him accountable for his problematic behaviour? What should we do as a society when we encounter controversial figures like Andrew Tate who challenge our beliefs and values? Join Konrad and Alice as they navigate the complex and controversial world of Andrew Tate, and challenge listeners to think critically about their own beliefs and values. To hear the rest of the episode and Support the show www.ideasdigest.org Show Survey Connect with us Tune in to our live podcast recordings on instagram Twitter Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Show sponsors Quoir Publishing Music: Lawson Hull Instagram Spotify Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ideasdigest/message
Episode 131
Having Children is a Good/Bad Idea - Let Me Change Your Mind!
In this episode of Ideas Digest, Alice and Konrad tackle the contentious topic of antinatalism and its ethical implications. Through a game called "Give Me 10 Minutes to Change Your Mind", they explore the arguments for and against bringing children into the world in the face of existential threats such as climate change, overpopulation, and limited resources. We explore; What is antinatalism, and how does it intersect with debates around reproductive rights and the right to die? Can someone lead a fulfilling life without having children, and what alternative paths to fulfillment are available? Should individuals with genetic predispositions to certain diseases refrain from having children to prevent their offspring from suffering? What are the ethical considerations of bringing a child into a world with limited resources, and how does this intersect with debates around global justice? Are there moral implications to having multiple children when the planet is facing so many ecological and social challenges? Join Alice and Konrad as they challenge each other's perspectives on this highly personal and deeply debated topic, and encourage listeners to reflect on their own beliefs and values around parenthood. To hear the rest of the episode and ⁠⁠ Support the show ⁠⁠ www.ideasdigest.org Show ⁠⁠ Survey ⁠⁠ Connect with us Tune in to our live podcast recordings on ⁠⁠instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠ Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Show sponsors ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠Quoir Publishing⁠⁠ Music: Lawson Hull ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠Instagram⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Spotify Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ideasdigest/message
Episode 133
Donald Trump Should (NOT) Go To Prison | Let me Change Your Mind
In this episode, Konrad and Alice play "Give me 10 minutes to change my mind"this weeks topic - Should Donald Trump be imprisoned? Join in on the fun and play along at home. Will we change your mind? Konrad goes toe to toe with a Business Lawyer, and Alice tries to convert a political youtuber/podcaster. We discuss; Reasons for locking people up in prison Reasons why Trump SHOULDN'T be in prison Criminal charges against Trump Trump's character as a millionaire conman Criminality centered around whether Trump knew what he was doing Trump's recent con for raising money for "legal defences" and presidential campaign Trump's revenue streams and how he siphons money from his supporters Trump's use of presidency as a marketing platform to promote his own brand To hear the rest of the episode and ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Support the show ⁠⁠⁠⁠ www.ideasdigest.org Show ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Survey ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Connect with us Tune in to our live podcast recordings on ⁠⁠⁠⁠instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠ Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Show sponsors ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Quoir Publishing⁠⁠⁠⁠ Music: Lawson Hull ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify Konrad's Cherry Picked Data: Trump, the Democrats, and the future of US democracy - UpFront, ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbh2Y-V0Cqc⁠ AMERICA | S04 07 - How Donald Trump turned the Presidency into a business, ⁠https://pca.st/episode/a39571e7-1c3b-4c0b-8dea-8b70582d0220⁠ The Blackwater Pardons, PMCs, And US Imperialism ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5YWb2CumY0⁠ "Trump pardons Blackwater contractors jailed for massacre of Iraq civilians" by The Guardian, published on December 23, 2020, ⁠https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/23/trump-pardons-blackwater-contractors-jailed-for-massacre-of-iraq-civilians⁠ Analyzing The Trump Indictment & Arrest, ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltw-SN9QiII⁠ Trump's Criminal Referral from the January 6 Committee ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXm-Xe0dQ3U⁠ Hillary's Emails v. Trump's Boxes ft. Opening Arguments ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pDEPDxMbh4&t=1567s⁠ Biden's Classified Docs Are Bad ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POYDOWNq-jE⁠ "Trump Organization sentenced to pay $1.2 billion in criminal fines" by CNN, published on January 13, 2023, ⁠https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/13/politics/trump-org-sentencing/index.html⁠ "Legal affairs of Donald Trump" on Wikipedia, last modified on March 21, 2023, ⁠https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_affairs_of_Donald_Trump#cite_note-USATodayAnalysis-1⁠ Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ideasdigest/message
Episode 145
Lock Trump Up (share with your "conservative" friend/dad)
In this share edit episode, Konrad tries to convert a 'pro Trump' Business Lawyer into an advocate for locking him up. To hear the rest of the episode and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Support the show ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ www.ideasdigest.org Show ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Survey ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Connect with us Tune in to our live podcast recordings on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Show sponsors ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Quoir Publishing⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Music: Lawson Hull ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠ Konrad's Cherry Picked Data: Trump, the Democrats, and the future of US democracy - UpFront, ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbh2Y-V0Cqc⁠⁠ AMERICA | S04 07 - How Donald Trump turned the Presidency into a business, ⁠⁠https://pca.st/episode/a39571e7-1c3b-4c0b-8dea-8b70582d0220⁠⁠ The Blackwater Pardons, PMCs, And US Imperialism ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5YWb2CumY0⁠⁠ "Trump pardons Blackwater contractors jailed for massacre of Iraq civilians" by The Guardian, published on December 23, 2020, ⁠⁠https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/23/trump-pardons-blackwater-contractors-jailed-for-massacre-of-iraq-civilians⁠⁠ Analyzing The Trump Indictment & Arrest, ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltw-SN9QiII⁠⁠ Trump's Criminal Referral from the January 6 Committee ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXm-Xe0dQ3U⁠⁠ Hillary's Emails v. Trump's Boxes ft. Opening Arguments ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pDEPDxMbh4&t=1567s⁠⁠ Biden's Classified Docs Are Bad ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POYDOWNq-jE⁠⁠ "Trump Organization sentenced to pay $1.2 billion in criminal fines" by CNN, published on January 13, 2023, ⁠⁠https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/13/politics/trump-org-sentencing/index.html⁠⁠ "Legal affairs of Donald Trump" on Wikipedia, last modified on March 21, 2023, ⁠⁠https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_affairs_of_Donald_Trump#cite_note-USATodayAnalysis-1⁠ Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ideasdigest/message
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