What is truth? Listen to this episode: In this episode we define truth and we compare truth vs. reality. Then, we talk about the role of data in truth-seeking, and ask, will the truth set us free? Is ignorance bliss? What does it mean to be a truth seeker? The responsibility of truth, painful truths, […]

In this episode we start with some stories about famous liars. Then we talk about types of lies. We discuss pathological liars, influence, the dating world, and employment. Commercial: Lie Detector Siren. Are we lying more? Social media, justification, blockchain’s impact, why and when we lie, social pressure.

What happens—or could happen—to our data after we die? Listen to Ray, Luis, and Steph talk about the possibilities.  Listen to Episode 61 – More notes: What happens to our data after we die?  What can we do with our digital assets?  Is data only for the living?  Grief bots Commercial Executors for online profiles […]

In this episode, we talk about forms of meditation and prayer. We discuss topics such as Tai Chi, taking the time to think, running as meditation, Ray’s temple visit, the role of silence, the rhythms of our bodies, chanting, ASMR, breathing, singing, flying, and slowing down. Also, joining us during the commercial for a “moment […]

In this episode, we talk about attention. Listen here: Episode notes:  Have our attention spans gotten longer or shorter or stayed the same? What distracts us? How does the future of marketing impact our attention? Can AI lose attention, or is AI attention limited? What are the dimensions of attention? Is attention quality tied to […]

In this episode, we talk about the past, present, and future of influencers. What are influencers, and how did they come to be? What kind of influencers should marketers work with? How is the power of influencers shifting? Episode notes:  What defines an influencer? The Present: How much do influencers get paid? How do you become an […]

What are some popular conspiracy theories? Can a conspiracy theory be proven wrong? How have social media propagated conspiracy theories and what are the implications for free speech? Should communication platforms limit or block conspiracy theorists? What is your favorite conspiracy theory? (Commercial: Conspiracy World!) Listen to our recent episode on conspiracy theories.

What is spam, where did it start, and how does it affect us today? Episode notes:  From online forums of the 1980s to social media and beyond Forms of spam Why do people send spam? Statistician Paul Graham Robo calls Spam vs. scams CAN-SPAM Act Commercial: Future Spam Protection Spam in social media, online reviews, […]

Listen in as we discuss Compassion Fatigue, a topic relevant to many people in their professional and personal lives. Episode notes:  What is Compassion Fatigue? The difference between Compassion Fatigue and Burnout The Green Cross Charles Figley and the Figley Institute Commercial: Robot Patients Caring for aging parents Resilience Survivor vs. victim mentality Post-traumatic growth […]