CAS 035: We’re Picking Up Good Intentions (Oom, Bop, Bop, Good Intentions)

Summary:
In this episode we talk about the value of good intentions in moral judgements, air conditioning and ASMR. Is being a clumsy, yet well-intentioned giant really different from being a conquering force? When should the US intervene? Do you always pull through? What’s the value of the pinky anyway? FInd out the answers to these and other questions you’ve never wondered about in this episode! Is this your first time actually on our website? Did you come here to purchase painted rocks? Let us know by emailing us at the email address on the About page, or by hitting us up on Twitter at the Twitter handle on the About page. As always, please direct any and all complaints to our mailing address at:

Ash Carter
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000

or on Twitter at: @Target.

SIDEBAR:
This episode was recorded a long time ago and most likely contains several anachronisms.

CAS 034: Becoming an Intellectually Honest-Abe (With Jared Janes)!

Summary:
In this episode we are joined by Jared Janes, host of the Impactful Podcast and founder of Altruist. We talk intellectual honesty, certainty, and socratic deliberation. We also talk about horrible person(?) Ellen Degeneres and her horrible(?) tweet about the fastest human ever. What’s so hard about changing your mind? Is cereal soup? What’s a neo-Habermasian? Should the Olympics have more animals? FInd out the answers to all these questions and learn the true secret of the Rocky Mountain High in this episode. What’s your favorite John Denver song and why is Country Roads? Let us know by emailing us at the email address on the About page, or by hitting us up on Twitter at the handle on the About page. As always, please direct any and all complaints to our mailing address at:

United States Olympic Committee
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Or on Twitter at: @KelloggCompany.

Jared Janes:
Personal Twitter: @JaredJanes
Impactful Podcast Twitter: @ImpactfulCast
Altruist Twitter: @JoinAltruist
Impactful Podcast Website: ImpactfulCast.com
Altruist Website: www.joinaltruist.com

CAS 033: Dr. Edelstein, or How We Learned to Stop Worrying & Not Love Self-Esteem (With Michael R. Edelstein)

Summary:
In this episode we are joined by Michael R. Edelstein, clinical psychologist and author of several books. We talk to Dr. Edelstein about the Objectivist conception of self-esteem, cognitive-behavior therapy, and the relationship between psychology and society. What did Branden and Rand get wrong about human psychology, and why does it matter? Happiness, and now self-esteem?! What is this podcast’s obsession with making sure you aren’t feeling good (see also, our interview with Ashley Frawley)? Who is Milo Tosser? What’s better than a real Nilla Wafer? Find out the answers to all of these questions in this week’s episode. Do you have gushing compliments for either us or Dr. Edelstein? Let us know by emailing us at the email address on the About page, or by hitting us up on Twitter at the handle on the About page. As always, please direct any and all complaints to our mailing address at:

The Ayn Rand Institute
2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92606

or on Twitter at: @GooglePlay.

Notes:
1. Milo Tosser

Michael R. Edelstein:
Twitter: @MichaelREdelstei
A
mazon: Three Minute Therapy
Website: threeminutetherapy.com
Email: DrEdelstein@ThreeMinuteTherapy.com

CAS 032: Government is Good(?)(!) (With James Lindsay)

Summary:
In this episode, we are joined by James Lindsay, a friend of the show and author of many books, including his latest work Everybody is Wrong About God. We discuss the new campus carry law going into effect in Texas, political authority, and the Trump train. Should guns be allowed on college campuses? How is a washing machine not like a public good? Is Donald Trump the new Andres Serrano? Who is Andres Serrano, and why on Earth is Colin so insistent on having a yellow house? Find out the answers to all these questions in this episode, and hear plenty of inflammatory claims about the state along the way! Do you have some inflammatory claims you’d like us to hear? Shoot us an email at the email address on the About page, or hit us up on Twitter at the handle on the About page. As always, please direct any and all complaints/manifestos sent from your compound out in the woods of Montana to our mailing address at:

Whirlpool World Headquarters
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022-2692
Telephone: 269-923-5000

Or on Twitter at: @mike_pence.

James Lindsay:
Twitter: @GodDoesnt
Amazon: Everybody is Wrong About God
Amazon: Dot, Dot, Dot
Amazon: God Doesn’t; We Do
Website: goddoesnt.blogspot.com
Email: god[dot]doesnt[at]gmail[dot]com

Also, check out our previous interview with James, where he talks about his book, Everybody is Wrong About God, HERE.