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Podcast 018: Think Harder

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:25:13 +0000

In This Episode: Kit thinks we should go deeper into the featured story to really understand the “thinking” implications: it’s not all about laughing at a funny tagline. Plus, I explore Kit’s approach to coaching a bit more, since I had some questions after hearing her on a couple of other podcasts! And: another segment […]

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Podcast 017: How to Lose Everything, Instantly

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 22:37:08 +0000

In This Episode: More on the story about the loss (to fire) of the Hewlett-Packard archive of papers about their early formation, with a special guest connecting in from the coast to talk about how that could have been prevented. Because H-P’s loss has a lesson for all of us, which is why I called […]

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Podcast 016: Unfit for Office?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 03:45:15 +0000

In This Episode: A new co-host, an interesting question from a reader, another segment in No Longer Weird, and a story about a political candidate who is …a bit “out there.” WAY out there. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How to Comment Episode Transcript Subscribe to Podcast Notification Emails List of All Episodes […]

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Podcast 015: That’s Legal Now

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:58:12 +0000

In This Episode: A complaint about last week’s featured story, which leads to why prices online end in “77” (vs “.99” offline), another segment of No Longer Weird, and how to be so stupid you can get busted for possession of marijuana in Colorado — where pot is legal! Plus: why Uncommon Sense doesn’t have […]

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Podcast 014: An Act of Charity

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:42:08 +0000

In This Episode: A mostly seasonal segment for No Longer Weird. Then, it seems like just a funny story, but a crusty donation to a food bank maybe isn’t so charitable after all, and — when you think about it — demonstrates the value of thinking about your actions before doing. Jump To… Show Notes How to […]

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Podcast 013: How ADD Made TRUE Possible

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:45:35 +0000

In This Episode: Society seems to think ADD/ADHD is some sort of curse. Yet when properly managed, it provides “superpowers” that are an absolute gift. Randy and a special guest — his high performance coach (who specializes in entrepreneurs with ADD/ADHD) — talk about why that is, and what it takes to get away from […]

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Podcast 012: Hurricane Response …Florida Style

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:21 +0000

In This Episode: Hurricane Irma is a major disaster, so how does Florida handle the aftermath? With typical Floridiocy, of course. Plus, another segment of No Longer Weird! And the story of an everyday hero. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How to Comment Episode Transcript Subscribe to Podcast Notification Emails List of All Episodes […]

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Podcast 011: Cassini: The Bigger Picture

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:30:52 +0000

In This Episode: From California, where I came to see and reflect on the End of Mission for the Cassini spacecraft — its so-called Grand Finale. This isn’t about the mission per se, but rather the thinking behind it, how that fits into True’s mission, and how that ties into this week’s Honorary Unsubscribe! In […]

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Podcast 010: Zero Tolerance

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:30:52 +0000

In This Episode: No Longer Weird: An obliviot trying to pass a 99-cent “$1 million bill”. And it’s Episode 10: you’re darn right it’s time to do a bit of a rant on zero tolerance! Clare and I talk about an older case that was so clearly a case of “Sue ’em!” — that the […]

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Podcast 009: We Need Better Heroes

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:39 +0000

In This Episode: When the people in charge fail our kids. (At least sometimes, the people in charge of those people step in, and make things right.) It’s the lead story in this week’s newsletter (click the image to see it larger). And what, really, is the lesson kids learn when sports gets high priority, […]

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Podcast 008: A Little Bit Brighter

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:00:42 +0000

In This Episode: A “new” term is introduced to be the contrast to “obliviot” — and something else really bright (or is that dim?) from Real Life this week. We discuss the attached story about Jimmy McCoy of Oklahoma City, Okla., which leads this week’s newsletter. (Click to see larger.) Jump To… Show Notes How […]

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Podcast 007: A DUI-What?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:38:44 +0000

In This Episode: We talk about two stories: the new “DUIE” law in Washington state, that was the subject of last week’s “Story of the Week” (right: click to see larger), and this fairly amazing story also from last week, about a minor slap on the hand for an apparently long-term sexual predator: Blame the […]

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Podcast 006: The Best of Humanity

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:00:37 +0000

In This Episode: While the stories in This is True usually point out the pitfalls of not thinking (or “obliviots doing stupid things”), the Honorary Unsubscribe holds up the best of humanity. This episode not only features a interesting example, but adds some extra details and commentary. Jump To… Show Notes How to Subscribe How to […]

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Podcast 005: Politics, Religion, Oh! And…

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:33 +0000

In This Episode: Politics and religion can’t be talked about in polite society? Randy in Washington says no, there are three taboo topics: don’t forget sex (eek!) So yeah, let’s go there, based on this week’s story (click to see larger) on the self-proclaimed “Million Dollar Ho” of (of course!) Florida. Plus the debut of […]

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Podcast 004: Forget Polite, Let’s Talk Religion

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:00:31 +0000

In This Episode: “We’re told that in polite society that you don’t talk politics or religion.” Yeah, whatever: as Clare says, we’re not always in a polite society. Episode 2 talked politics, so let’s get to religion! That conversation is spun around a story from last week, which was “graphicized” as the Story of the […]

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Podcast 003: Reading TRUE to Kids

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:24 +0000

In This Episode: A topic I’ve been wanting to talk about for literally years: should you consider reading This is True to your kids? Lots of parents do — or let the kids read it themselves. But first, finishing up last week, one more behind-the-scenes tour, of this place: A really neat photo of the Gates […]

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Podcast 002: Political Unrest and Insider Tours

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:22 +0000

In This Episode: Now we’re getting up to speed! My brother the recording studio engineer helped with balancing the microphone for my co-host Clare Angelica, and those tips helped with my side too. This is much more the “studio quality” I was aiming for in the first place. I’ve also signed up for an overnight […]

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Podcast 001: My Co-Host

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:00:47 +0000

If You Missed “Episode 0” (the intro to the series), listen here. In This Episode: Say hello to my co-host (and long-time assistant), Clare Angelica. “This is Episode 1 …so we’ll probably flub it up!” I said in the opening. But you know, for our first try, I think it’s a pretty decent effort. 🙂 […]

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Podcast 0: Introduction

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:25:01 +0000

In This Episode: For practice, and to test out the new hosting platform for the podcast, I thought I’d do a quickie (5-minute) introduction. As promised, it’s set up so you can download it manually if you wish. Episode 1 will come out on time on Friday (7 July). How to Subscribe You can subscribe […]

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