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35| Massimo Pigliucci

Season 5, Episode 5: Massimo Pigliucci on Choosing a Good Life Massimo Pigliucci was the first guest we ever had on the WeCroak Podcast. In that episode we talked about his adult decision to commit to Stoicism as a life philosophy. Today, we talk about his new book, “How to Live a Good Life,” about […]

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34| Clay Risen

Season 5, Episode 4: Clay Risen from the NYT Obit Pages This is a conversation about death, who gets remembered and how we write stories about the departed. We are joined by Clay Risen who writes for The New York Times Obituaries page so expect a lot of your host nerding out about obits and […]

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33| Dr. Emily Nagoski

Season 5, Episode 3: Emily Nagoski PHD on Burnout This is a conversation about how everything is connected. We speak with Emily Nagoski about burnout, that feeling of overwork and overwhelm and how it connects to things far outside of stressful jobs and schedules. It comes down to, she argues, how we buy into major […]

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32| Dr. René Najera

Season 5, Episode 2: Dr. René Najera on the History of Vaccines When we forget our history, we lose our context for the present and the future. The past year has been a return to humankind’s historic relationship with mass death caused by disease. Early vaccines were a breakthrough that picked winners in fights for […]

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31| Dr. Nikki Mirghafori

Season 5, Episode 1: Dr. Nikki Mirghafori on Death & Mindfulness Retreats Today we talk about Buddhism, Technology and why you might want to go to a seven day death and mindfulness retreat with meditation teacher Dr. Nikki Mirghafori.  Guest Website: NikkiMirghafori.com Guest Website: One Day Retreat: Jan 30, 2021 Guest Website: Five Day Retreat: […]

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30| Casper ter Kuile

Season 4, Episode 5: Casper ter Kuile on The Power of Ritual Six years ago, Casper Ter Kuile started reading the Harry Potter series as a sacred text on his hit podcast downloaded over 22 million times. Now he has a whole lot more rituals inspired by practice that can be adapted to our more secular lives […]

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29| Heather Christle

Season 4, Episode 4: Heather Christle on Crying In this conversation we look at crying and tears in countless ways good and bad with poet Heather Christle. It’s about why we do it, what it feels like, and how tears bring out both the best and the worst in us.  Further Reading: The Crying Book Download […]

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28| Massimo Riva

Season 4, Episode 3: Massimo Riva on The Decameron In 1348 the Black Death Plague took as a third of the population. In Florence Italy, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote The Decameron in response to the plague, a classic that has lasted down the ages. We have on Professor Massimo Riva to talk about this book which has so […]

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27| Long Litt Woon

Season 4, Episode 2: Long Litt Woon on Mushrooming and Mourning This is a conversation about grief and how Long Litt Woon found her way back to feeling alive by following forest paths looking for mushrooms. It’s about how only knowledge can protect you from a poisonous mushroom and how one needs all the senses […]

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26| Donald Robertson

Season 4, Episode 1: Donald Robertson on How to Think Like a Roman Emperor You know who else thought about death often? Ancient Roman Stoics including the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. In this episode we chat about what practical philosophy meant to these powerful practitioners and why it feels so modern. A not to be missed […]

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