NSP008 – The Stories We Tell About The Illuminati

The Illuminati, an all powerful, mysterious group of anonymous shadowy figures with designs on full spectrum dominance of the entire planet.

But are they real, or is this just another story told by conspiracy theorists with nothing better to do? Let’s dig in!

There Will Be Blood – The Deal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdddIJd3bLc
How to spot a psychopath – Jon Ronson at TED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaBTbMW3vbc
Stanley Kubrick’s daughter speaks truth (alternative source, original removed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozqwo8mJQUQ
Keiser Report – Psychotic people make the best brokers and traders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AulY4CW3Qyk
James Corbett and Dr. Tjeerd Andringa on the Kakistocracy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbKjbWaLt6I
One in five CEOs are psychopaths: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/psychopaths-ceos-study-statistics-one-in-five-psychopathic-traits-a7251251.html
The disturbing link between Psychopathy and Leadership: https://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2013/04/25/the-disturbing-link-between-psychopathy-and-leadership/#500d21304104

NSP007 – The Stories We Tell About Fame

Fame seems to be an almost irresistible attraction for many people. But why do we place value on the attention and adoration of large numbers of people, when almost every story we’re ever told about fame is a negative one?

Let’s examine some of the stories we tell about fame…

Celebs speak on Fame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYDKCx4hSQQ
Vrillex on Beyonce and her clone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pCXEhkVcGg
Requiem for a Dream – The Red Dress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYcKftzUS_Y
Jay Dyer – 6 Signs of MK Ultra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3C22r6B6uo
Roseanne on Breaking The Set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLTsdC0lasc
Michael Jackson speaks about Sony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt6zVypo72E
MK Ultra documents: http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/cia-mkultra-collection/#
CIA Article on MK Ultra: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP90-00965R000100150073-8.pdf

NSP006 – The Stories We Tell About Death

Death is one of the fundamental things any self-aware sentient human has to come to grips with. But how do we do that, when all evidence seems to indicate that death is final, and there is nothing beyond?

Of course, that’s where story comes in…

Bill Nye on the Afterlife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziwDvejyrA0
Today Show on Science and the Afterlife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM073TBPLmk
Sam Parnia on NDEs and Consciousness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KaPGnRJZfg
AWARE study results: https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/aware-results-finally-published-no-evidence-of-nde/
Skeptico interviews Sam Parnia: https://skeptiko.com/sam-parnia-claims-near-death-experience-probably-an-illusion/
BBC om Transhumanism – Could we live forever? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STsTUEOqP-g

NSP005 – Stories We Hold Onto

Sometimes we protect our stories against all reason and evidence.

But do we really need the stories that originally inspired positive ideas to be validated? Does having facts debunked make the beliefs that arose from them any less useful?

And what if you can’t let go of a story that’s untrue?

The Book of Life (clip): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztwympi4u64
Emoto Refuted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDjHZKruPU
Rice Experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvShgttIq7I
Rice Experiment Busted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEvfD3O-ack
Cancer Healing in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HecA7XRO7eQ
Killing Cancer with Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKh2XFmsUx4

NSP004 – We Are The Stories We Tell Ourselves

We’ve talked about the stories we consume, the stories we tell others, and how that contributes to the collective consciousness. But what about the stories you tell yourself?

Let’s discuss…

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-gornto/the-stories-we-tell-ourse_b_6120740.html

Gentleman Thinker’s take on Determinism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bwOIE9GXKM

Libet Experiment: http://www.informationphilosopher.com/freedom/libet_experiments.html

Libet Experiment explained by Harry Shearer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjCt-L0Ph5o

Quitting smoking as the cause of cancer: http://cancergrace.org/lung/2009/11/30/can-smoking-cessation-be-a-presenting-symptom-of-lung-cancer/

Cognitive dissonance on quitting: https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1181011-To-think-that-giving-up-smoking-can-actually-CAUSE-cancer

What is determinism? https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/cultural-animal/200902/just-exactly-what-is-determinism-0

Do Libet’s expriments prove Free Will is an Illusion? https://evolutionnews.org/2014/01/do_benjamin_lib/

The Rational Channel on Cognitive Dissonance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLjHFopR8n8

Tony Robbins – Change your Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJxC9k9uT3Y

09 – We are the stories we tell ourselves: https://www.ted.com/talks/shekhar_kapur_we_are_the_stories_we_tell_ourselves/transcript?language=en#t-183738

NSP003 – Exploring Narrative Responsibility

Should a storyteller take responsibility for their effect on the collective consciousness? Do we as humans have a responsibility to share our own stories? And in a world with 8 billion people, are our individual voices really all that important?

Let’s discuss…

Memento clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1nvvaWX4gk

Music is story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpfuE1pgNsc

Photography is story: https://www.weareforward.uk/a-great-story-comes-with-great-responsibility/

Double-slit test explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOcPHOJ7GAQ

Jennifer’s body PCL review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmw0ZYUx_8I

Watchmen PCL Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Qksvp2C7Y

Sam Harris & Andrew Yang on Universal Basic Income: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-universal-basic-income/

NSP002 – The Dark Side of Story

Does a story need to be true to affect your consciousness? And if positive thinking can be used to improve focus and performance, what about negative thinking?

Let’s discuss…

Inception Scene – An Idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xX-AEN_ctw

Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1a7tiA1Qzo

Basketball experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO1kgl0p-Hw

Your Storytelling Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k6P5JiNzrk

Collapse Documentary website: http://www.collapsemovie.com/

Collapse Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNmi49F_DIo

Jack Martin on the Death of Michael C Ruppert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNqFyvisCo

Apocalypse Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNVHbzlzUS8

Abby Martin’s Personal Tribute to Investigative Journalist Michael C. Ruppert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWXbKOAHANQ

NSP001 – The Stories We Tell To Get Laid

Today we talk about the narratives surrounding Putin and Russian hacking, Roseanne’s show cancellation and consider the possibility that storytelling is just simple virtue signalling for sexual selection.

Links:

Caitlyn goes rogue on story: https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/ep-84-narrative-propaganda-and-enlightenment

Putin seems kinda reasonable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8AeBAV4EIY

Roseanne cancelled and it’s really important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AT-aAFMoMM

More Roseanne Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEsebOvBInQ

Sam Harris talks with Geoffrey Miller: https://samharris.org/podcasts/128-evolving-minds/