NSP044 – 9/11 and the things we value

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?

Episode Links

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:

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.

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Episode Links

“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:

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.


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/