We all value different things, right?
Some people say they value money and success, others love and connection, while others still might claim to value causes such as social justice or climate action. But are the things we say we value born out by our actions? What about story — is that something we value as a society?
As we mark the 21st anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, we can still feel the repercussions of that event rippling through the very fabric of our consciousness. With the benefit of hindsight, we can clearly see how the 9/11 story was used to usher in societal change, so why shouldn’t we value story as much as those willing to use it as a weapon against us?
Can we take control of the narrative?
What is Self Actualization (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)?:
Interesting article of highest value around the world:
What do Employees Value Most?
What do Young People Value (World Economic Forum)?
Zeitgeist: The Movie:
A companion for podcast episode “NSP042 – COVID-19 was just a story”, I spoke to Andrew Roberts, a veteran Melbourne comedian of 15 years who found new purpose when the tyranny of Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdowns struck back in 2020.
Andrew was amongst the first to hit the streets in protest, and was harassed, assaulted and detained by police. He was ostracized by family, friends and much of the comedy community for his views, and banned on social media.
Despite this, Andrew continued to find humor in the situation, and believes the actions of the protesters were instrumental in winning the war against Dan Andrews and tyrannical regime.
Believe what you will about the extreme restrictions inflicted on Melbourne during the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew’s story is one of principled persistence and courage.
Let’s hear him challenge the narrative.
Or, if you prefer to watch the video version, follow this YouTube link, while it lasts: https://youtu.be/vKlijLvQzog
The COVID-19 pandemic majorly affected the entire world.
But now that the data is in, and the pandemic is seemingly in it’s final phase; with the benefit of hindsight, does our global response seem proportionate? Have those of us who had doubts and questions in the midst of an purported global apocalypse been vindicated in the long term?
And do we even care anymore? Pandemic fatigue is real!
But I guess we care just enough to have one last look at it!
Kary Mullis on the PCR test:
CDC changes the definition of “Vaccine” mid-pandemic:
Mattias Desmet: How Covid Happened (mass formation psychosis):
Bret Weinstein: I will be vindicated over Covid:
Comparing COVID-19 with previous pandemics:
Oops, I said Moderna — it was AstraZenica:
A timeline of the great reset agenda:
8 predictions for the world in 2030 – the Great Reset video:
Quarantine shaming and mask shaming are new concepts that have risen out of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but cancel culture in general was shaming people before it was cool.
These social pressures have rapidly become issues we have to deal with every day, especially those of us who entertain alternative views. But it wasn’t always this way.
Harv sits down (virtually) with film-maker, musician and podcaster Keith “Legion” Snyder to talk about his take on this new cultural phenomenon as a self-proclaimed but non-conforming millennial.
Check out Keith’s film production company Ironark Films: https://www.youtube.com/user/ironarkfilms
And if you enjoy their stuff, go like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ironarkfilms
Intro clip from Prison Break Season 4 Episode 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmgEBR7n6Jk
Can you use alter-egos to achieve states of high performance? Todd Herman thinks you can, and his ideas seem to cross over with a lot of topics that have come up on Narratively Speaking as we follow this train of thought about story.
Adem Koci from Podcasta Non Grata, once again joins Harv to talk about his use of alter egos in his podcasting, what it means to be creative, and of course a little touch of MK-Ultra mind control conspiracy theory!
Join us – in Adam’s own words it’s a “good’un!”
Podcasta Non Grata #88 – Podcasta Perfecta:
Todd Herman on London Real – The Alter Ego Effect (Short Clip):
Todd Herman on London Real – The Alter Ego Effect (Full Interview Part 1/2):
Beyoncé on Her Alter Ego, Sasha Fierce
How’s your bullshit detector?
Despite most people thinking they have a pretty good one, science tells us that people are pretty bad at detecting lies. But the very fact that we care so much says something about the value of truth to your average human.
Why do we get angry when we’re lied to? Does it have utility to survival, or is there something deeper going on? Could it be that information is the fundamental building block of the universe itself?
Let’s get speculative!
Anchorman – Saint Diego
How good are people at detecting lies?
Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox
Is Information Fundamental?
Vlatko Vedral: Everything is information
How Facebook Tracks Your Data | NYT
What happened to Louis CK?
Louis CK was the comedian’s comedian, considered a true auteur amongst his peers and comedy connoisseurs alike.
And then… that thing happened. That thing with his penis. And Louis CK was removed from popular culture’s historical record.
Did the punishment suit the crime? Today we welcome Joel Pearse to help us understand the nuances of the Louis CK situation.
“I Love You Daddy” Trailer:
Louis C.K. Is Accused by 5 Women of Sexual Misconduct:
Louis CK’s Perverted Thoughts:
Louis CK – Never Rape Anyone Unless You Have a Reason:
Louis C.K. Monologue – SNL:
Louis CK is a Moral Detective:
Ricky Gervais Doesn’t Care If You’re Offended:
You hear all sorts of stories regarding the shady dealings of the music industry — not least of all the idea that artist must “sell their soul” for success.
But what does this actually mean? Is it just a metaphor for giving up creative freedom, or are there more nefarious responsibilities associated with a record contract.
Rythm and Flow S01E07:
Michael Jackson on Tommy Mottola:
How The Music Industry Works:
The Music Industry And The Mafia:
Tommy James: The Mafia Used to Run the Music Industry:
Britney Spears’ Conservatorship and Mental Health:
The Truth About Selling Your Soul:
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass:
Billie Eilish – bury a friend: