NSP041 – Stories we tell to control one another

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

Episode Links

Intro clip from Prison Break Season 4 Episode 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmgEBR7n6Jk

NSP040 – A Few Final Stories from the Apocalypse

Harv talks about a few positive stories from the COVID-19 lock-down in the final episode of Narratively Speaking, at least for a little while.

Episode Links

Naomi Klein – Coronavirus Capitalism
https://theintercept.com/2020/03/16/coronavirus-capitalism/

Jeff Bezos – Selling Stock Before the COVID-19 Collapse
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/27/jeff-bezos-sold-34bn-of-amazon-stock-just-before-covid-19-collapse

Glamour – All the Celebrities that have Tested Positive
https://www.glamour.com/story/all-the-celebrities-who-have-tested-positive-for-coronavirus

Nature – Engineered Bar Virus Stirs Debate (2015)
https://www.nature.com/news/engineered-bat-virus-stirs-debate-over-risky-research-1.18787

Celebrities Sing “Imagine” (Original)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lgNPGH1rXI

Celebrities Sing “Imagine” (Popcorn Lobotomy parody)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLe0r9VRDpc

EW: The Weirdest Celebrity Quarantine Videos
https://ew.com/celebrity/famous-people-coronavirus-quarantine-videos/

Fanatics: Celebrity All-In Challenge
https://www.fanatics.com/all-in-challenge/x-12589906+z-9713580-3838082054

Bill Gates TED Interview: Official TED video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe8fIjxicoo

Bill Gates TED Interview: Deleted clip on Digital Vaccine Certificates
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OACVmzCqKNo

Oprah Magazine: Kitty O’Meara Interview “And the People Stayed Home”
https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a31747557/and-the-people-stayed-home-poem-kitty-omeara-interview/

NSP039 – Stories that Create Panic

There has been a string of news stories lately that may give one the impression the world is falling apart. But is it the world, or just the narratives unravelling?

Harv examines some of the strangeness going on in the world recently and tries to make sense of it all.

Shall we get confused together?

Episode Links

Event 201 – A Coronavirus Simulation Exercise:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx8xKcQMTRs

Bill Gates TED Talk – Innovating to Zero (COPSEC)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaF-fq2Zn7I

How the deadly epidemic sparked a global emergency – Four Corners:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycrqXJYf1SU

A link to the Wuhan Institute of Virology on Google Maps:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Huanan+Seafood+Market,+Fazhan+Avenue,+Jianghan+District,+Wuhan,+Hubei,+China/China,+CN+%E6%B9%96%E5%8C%97%E7%9C%81+%E6%AD%A6%E6%B1%89%E5%B8%82+%E6%AD%A6%E6%98%8C%E5%8C%BA+%E5%B0%8F%E6%B4%AA%E5%B1%B1%E4%B8%AD%E5%8C%BA44%E5%8F%B7+Wuhan+Institute+of+Virology,+CAS

The Kissinger Report:
https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/Pcaab500.pdf

Commentary on The Kissinger Report:
https://www.hli.org/resources/exposing-the-global-population-control/

Maltheus Debunked:
http://www.earthsharing.org.au/2009/08/malthus-population-theory-debunked/

Microsoft Teams the answer to Coronavirus:
https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/231376/microsoft-teams-giving-away-paid-features-for-six-months-due-to-coronavirus

The 5G / Coronavirus conspiracy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oLllJ5sSZw

NSP038 – Alter Egos as a Tool for Success

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!”

Episode Links

Podcasta Non Grata #88 – Podcasta Perfecta:
https://www.spreaker.com/user/ademk/podcasta-non-grata-88-podcasta-perfecta

Todd Herman on London Real – The Alter Ego Effect (Short Clip):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqbkqXzZF0

Todd Herman on London Real – The Alter Ego Effect (Full Interview Part 1/2):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V802DwBAMbk

Beyoncé on Her Alter Ego, Sasha Fierce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AA5G8vCl9w

NSP037 – Story Reveals Truth

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!

Episode Links

Anchorman – Saint Diego
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpVTP41Tpqc

How good are people at detecting lies?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HzWwUCA498

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWO-cvGETRQ

Is Information Fundamental?
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/is-information-fundamental/

Vlatko Vedral: Everything is information
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfQ2r0zvyoA

How Facebook Tracks Your Data | NYT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAO_3EvD3DY

NSP036 – The Louis CK Story

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.

Follow JP:

Bandcamp:
https://campfirebreath.bandcamp.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Joel-Pearse-Comedian-336518610291225/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/joel.pearse.comedy/

Episode Links

“I Love You Daddy” Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zujShZT8_go

Louis C.K. Is Accused by 5 Women of Sexual Misconduct:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/arts/television/louis-ck-sexual-misconduct.html

Louis CK’s Perverted Thoughts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-733kKsdUk

Louis CK – Never Rape Anyone Unless You Have a Reason:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLUy1viw3ro

Louis C.K. Monologue – SNL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzh7RtIJKZk

Louis CK is a Moral Detective:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOO1AX7_jXw

Ricky Gervais Doesn’t Care If You’re Offended:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrlXPjKUJLw

NSP035 – Stories we’re told about the Music Industry

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.

Let’s discuss…

Episode Links:

Intro Clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRQkC2FDXuw

Rythm and Flow S01E07:
https://www.netflix.com/watch/80216673?trackId=200257859

Michael Jackson on Tommy Mottola:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt6zVypo72E

How The Music Industry Works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fa8lJKTy0I

The Music Industry And The Mafia:
https://judiciaryreport.com/music_industry_and_the_mafia.htm

Tommy James: The Mafia Used to Run the Music Industry:
https://www.browardpalmbeach.com/music/tommy-james-the-mafia-used-to-run-the-music-industry-7809312

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship and Mental Health:
https://natashatracy.com/bipolar-blog/britney-spears-conservatorship-mental-health/

The Truth About Selling Your Soul:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMyhCPfKGVY

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JipHEz53sU

Billie Eilish – bury a friend:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUHC9tYz8ik

NSP034 – Consciousness Without Matter

Can you live as a brain in a jar?

Doug Wilson, author of “Kundalini Running“, joins me on the podcast to celebrate the final upload of his audiobook and to talk about the physical mechanisms of consciousness and whether or not one can exist without the other.

Like all my conversations with Doug, it’s a bit of a mind-bending discussion where no idea is off the table.

Enjoy!

Episode Links:

Making Sense #168 “Mind Space and Motion”:
https://samharris.org/podcasts/168-mind-space-motion/

What hallucination reveals about our minds | Oliver Sacks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgOTaXhbqPQ

Elon Musk’s Neralink Presentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA77zsJ31nA

“The Man With Two Brains” Clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT0CScFzp1o

Get Doug’s awesome book Kundalini Running:
https://kundalinirunning.com/

NSP033 – Is Character-based Therapy a Thing?

On previous episodes we’ve talked about narrative therapy and telling stories through character.

This episode we investigate the intersection of these two ideas. Can identifying personas as characters improve mental health? Rod Evans, turntablist, music producer and the other half of Angus McAlpine’s rap duo “Broken Aesthetiks”, joins us to share his story.

Because, apparently character-based therapy is already a thing!

NSP032 – The “New Age” Religion Story

We’ve all heard of the New Age religion. But what does it mean and what, exactly are we signing up for when we throw our hat in that ring?

The answers might surprise you.

Episode Links

What is the New Age movement?
https://www.gotquestions.org/new-age-movement.html

Theosophy:
https://youtu.be/zlqH_VVsWqs

Perennial philosophy: 
https://youtu.be/P_CNg4dpU54

Helena Blavatski’s Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Blavatsky

New Age Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Age

How Deceived I Was In New Age Beliefs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5oYgok_p7g

Yoga is (probably) not Satanic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDY53a0Hhak

Proof” The New Age Movement Is Satanic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtkGgtExLcY