NSP018 – Story is the Meaning of Life

The intention of this episode was to review and reflect upon the topics we’ve discussed on Narratively Speaking, and perhaps revisit our central premise.

I had it all planned out, but then story happened, and life made different decisions. The best laid plans and all that.

So fuck it. No clips, no research, no plan. Are you up for a story?

Intro clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX-Ec6Tmh-s

NSP017 – The Story Jim Carrey is Telling Us

Jim Carrey has been in the media in the past few years seemingly wavering between depressed, confused and completely insane. But is he crazy, or is he undergoing a spiritual transformation that we just don’t yet understand?

Today is the first in a new series on Narratively Speaking where we examine public figures and the stories they tell.

Intro clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4AmLcBLZWY
Jim Carrey speaks about autism on Larry King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX-SCdjDOrA
Jim Carrey on the red carpet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JmNKGfFj7w
Jim Carrey’s message to Emma Stone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNrkcY-I0RA
Jim Carrey Is An Asshole Method Actor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82rKQXEG7bQ
Jim Carrey exposing the Luminutty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG9i7d8yfKQ
What really exists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TucyzpHDNlE
Jim Carrey explains red carpet comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEm1TFfRCUE
Jim Carrey on his dad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC8XJenmURY


NSP016 – The Stories They Tell Us About Big Brother

Years ago conspiracy theorists told us we were being watched, monitored and spied on, with all our communication being catalogued into a massive surveillance database.

Then Edward Snowden came along and told us the conspiracy theorists were right! Who would have thunk it?

But, true or not, how does this story of the Orwellian “Surveillance State” affect us, and how does it function to modify our behaviour as a society?

Let’s dig in!

Scene from Cat’s Eye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxy3lP-mH3Y
Before There Was Snowden: https://www.whistleblowersecurity.com/before-there-was-snowden-the-other-whistleblowers-who-came-forward/
Global surveillance whistleblowers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_surveillance_whistleblowers
Bentham, Foucault and the Penopticon | Philosophy Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHRPzp09Kqc
Veritassium on Learned Helplessness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPzDiraNnA
Learned Optimism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hHNq45rEnU

NSP015 – Stories That Sustain The Empire

Western civilisation exhibits many characteristics of your average, garden variety evil empire.

But how did we get here? And what stories keep us complicit in a system that we would probably find abhorrent if we truly faced its underlying reality? Is it all a big inter-generational conspiracy or something more systemic? Perhaps plain old human nature?

Let’s muddle our way through some unqualified and ill-conceived thoughts on the topic, shall we?

God Bless America – Frank’s Rant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJaLrINeZPc
Parallels between Rome and the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvyg679bsg
Russel Brand and Yuval Noah Harari on Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta4U8G03q98
Johan Galtung on the end of the US Empire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfcoNlhxRow
Richard Wolff on the coming collapse of the US Economic System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60FrsWm9OAc
7 Stages of an Empire in Decline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Gc1bv-Mj4

NSP014 – The Stories We’re Told As Children

The younger we are, the more the stories we are told affect us. So the stories we are told as children are the ones we’ll repeat and propagate in later life.

It seems like these inter-generational cycles of violence and abuse are everywhere, but what of the more subtle traumas we’re subjected to in childhood?

In this episode, let’s discuss the various ways families inevitably fuck each other up!

Good Will Hunting clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQht2yOX9Js
Nadine Burke Harris TED Talk on the far-reaching effects of trauma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ovIJ3dsNk
Why you can’t remember childhood trauma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFqj-2HjUDI
The Mind of Jake Paul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bpkr91p2xY&list=PLDs0tNoNYTz1P3dO8m5Wdv0WE2lPTQSJm
Self Esteem in Children: https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/behaviour/understanding-behaviour/about-self-esteem

NSP013 – The Stories They Tell Us About Food

Diet and nutrition are important to everybody, but when you make an earnest attempt to improve your knowledge in this area, it’s often confusing, contradictory and ultimately discouraging. There seem to be so many contradictory studies and points of view that it’s impossible to determine what diet is truly healthy for a human.

Is there an agenda at play? And how do we find a story that makes sense of it all?

In this episode of Narratively Speaking, Harv shares his own battles and tries to sort out the truth from the nonsense.

Mikhaila Peterson with Joe Rogan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fncJdVjy5U
What I’ve Learned: why the Carnivore Diet works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isIw2AN_-XU
Footsoldier on the Carnivore diet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHtf_oK75bg
Gojiman on the Carnivore diet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsVD7NBrkLg
Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck on water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzaV8tg6hno

NSP012 – Stories We Tell About Reality

Elon Musk looks like he’s never toked on a doobie before, and yet he’s telling us, completely sober, that we’re probably living within multiple nested computer simulations, like Russian nesting dolls.

What is he banging on about? Is there any evidence for this? And why does this idea keep surfacing in popular media?

Let’s see if we can sort it out…

Popcorn Lobotomy Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdHQBomyVGo
JP / Wandering Soul Records: https://wanderingsoulmusic.bandcamp.com
JP’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joel.pearse
Riddle / Simulation theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CyN8rYdX6g
Another explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRmZ_sNf2mE
Elon Musk with Joe Rogan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cM690CKArQ
Russel Brand considers Simulation Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkYsMinnh5s
Dr Sylvester James finds computer code in reality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc4GOkHfxBY

NSP011 – The Stories They Tell Us About Mind Control

Oooh, Mind Control! It’s one of those stories that is pretty hard to believe, so much so that most don’t give it much consideration.

But is there any truth behind the myth? Let’s look at it more closely…

The Manchurian Candidate clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAoPkeKquN4
Today Show Anchors Hypnotised: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njE-YvyET2I
Is Hypnosis Fake? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RA2Zy_IZfQ
Tom Silver on Brainwashing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMDnMjiLIMg
Discovery – Brainwashed to Kill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gO72dK4HjA
Sirhan Sirhan on the Kennedy Assassination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjFpVhiZy_I
Fritz Springmeier on the Alex Jones Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feTLK6_EMqQ

NSP010 – The Stories We Tell About Our Jobs (Part 2)

The only thing worse than having a job is not having one. But what happens when robots and AI take all our jobs? Is there a way to survive in a world without jobs?

This is where the establishment narrative falls apart…

Fight Club Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf8RbAGWxqY
Veritasium – Will Robots Take Our Jobs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deMEXCsB7L4
Kevin Surace on the next Ranaissance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNF9U_Bvo50
George Carlin Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls8RXqyZDsk

NSP009 – The Stories We Tell About Our Jobs (Part 1)

The only thing worse than having a job is not having one. Why does it seem such a rarity that people are employed doing something they enjoy? Why do we feel compelled to work a job at all?

It’s all down to story…

The Office intro clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLwpCS5I1aw
The Story of Your Enslavement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A
Joe Rogan on menial jobs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biBAIg8IdAU&feature=youtu.be&t=863
George Carlin Rant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-14SllPPLxY
Zeitgeist Addendum – The Federal Reserve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0pQNkX8jLM
Corbett Report – A Century of Enslavement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IJeemTQ7Vk