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Truth Island

In a world that has become increasingly polarized and ideologically deadlocked, Truth Island attempts to negotiate the dangerous middle ground between the 'left' and 'right' in a search to find truth and meaning. It is the belief of this podcast that no one person or theory has the monopoly on truth but through intense discussion we can aim towards a level of human understanding that will satisfy the complexity that surrounds our decision making.

Episodes

Episode 162: Why are we so apathetic?
Show Details1hr 13min
Episode 161: The art of nuance.
Show Details53min 59s
Episode 160: The art of handling emotional baggage.
Show Details47min 17s
Episode 159: The importance of bravery.
Show Details46min 42s
Episode 158: Is it better to be feared or loved?
Show Details59min 40s
Episode 157: Do humans secretly harbor self-destructive tendencies?
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Episode 156: How can we see past deception?
Show Details50min 10s
Episode 155: A deep dive into the Trolley Problem.
Show Details1hr 1min
Episode 154: Why can't most of us handle the truth?
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Episode 153: Are humans meant to live together?
Show Details56min 33s
Episode 152: Does the United States suffer from a legitimacy crisis?
Show Details59min 38s
Episode 151: Why are we here?
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Episode 150: How can we cope with change?
Show Details56min 41s
Episode 149: How does one prove the existence of others?
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Episode 148: How much should we trust our insticts?
Show Details44min 59s
Episode 147: Are people born good or evil?
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Episode 146: What are appropriate boundaries?
Show Details1hr 7min
Episode 145: How much should we be living in the present moment?
Show Details55min 37s
Episode 144: Rome the decline of democracy (Part XVII)
Show Details48min 8s
Episode 143: How to handle resentment.
Show Details55min 31s
Episode 142: Rome the decline of democracy (Part XVI)
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Episode 141: Rome the decline of democracy (Part XV)
Show Details46min 42s
Episode 140: Is ignorance bliss?
Show Details50min 28s
Episode 139: Why are we curious about different things? (Part II)
Show Details24min 58s
Episode 138: Are silent people more wise?
Show Details53min 8s
Episode 137: Why are we curious about different things? (Part I)
Show Details45min 57s
Episode 136: The benefits of detachment.
Show Details57min 5s
Episode 135: The importance of the family unit.
Show Details43min 10s
Episode 134: The dangers of passion.
Show Details1hr 1min
Episode 133: Simple versus complicated decision making.
Show Details43min 20s
Episode 132: The virtues of humility.
Show Details51min 27s
Episode 131: What is evil? (Part II)
Show Details59min 42s
Episode 130: What is evil? (Part I)
Show Details53min 54s
Episode 129: Scalability.
Show Details38min 54s
Episode 128: Is guilt a good thing?
Show Details47min 54s
Episode 127: Reality versus Positivity.
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Episode 126: Rome the Decline of Democracy (Part XIV)
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Episode 125: Rome the Decline of Democracy (Part XIII)
Show Details59min 22s
Episode 124: Rome the Decline of Democracy (Part XII)
Show Details59min 47s
Episode 123: Where have all the standards gone?
Show Details1hr 5min
Episode 122: The Recreational Economy.
Show Details42min 14s
Episode 121: Collectivism versus Individualism.
Show Details57min 28s
Episode 120: The dangers of wanting to be special.
Show Details51min 27s
Episode 119: Meaning in the workplace.
Show Details55min 59s
Episode 118: Rome the Decline of Democracy (Part XI)
Show Details53min 14s
Episode 117: Rome the Decline of Democracy (Part X)
Show Details56min 26s
Episode 116: Rome The Decline of Democracy (Part IX)
Show Details54min 54s
Episode 115: What if we are not alone?
Show Details51min 4s
Episode 114: Empathy and Leadership.
Show Details36min 50s
Episode 113: Why radical revolutions never work.
Show Details55min 3s
Episode 112: Are we all inherently selfish?
Show Details41min 25s
Episode 111: The fabrication of value.
Show Details51min 27s
Episode 110: Avoiding false idols.
Show Details45min 19s
Episode 109: Rise of a Guardian Class.
Show Details48min 6s
Episode 108: Post-pandemic economic recovery.
Show Details56min 26s
Episode 107: Living with uncertainty.
Show Details45min 40s
Episode 106: Why have lies become so pervasive?
Show Details45min 10s
Episode 105: The importance of a strong constitution and informed citizenry.
Show Details49min 12s
Episode 104: Why are we so polarized?
Show Details55min 59s
Episode 103: The importance of role models.
Show Details57min 40s
Episode 102: The importance of legacy.
Show Details43min 54s
Episode 101: The role of respect.
Show Details55min 58s
Episode 100: The dangers of excess pride.
Show Details53min 20s
Episode 99: Rome: The Decline of Democracy (Part VIII)
Show Details43min 54s
Episode 98: Rome: The Decline of Democracy (Part VII)
Show Details50min 40s
Episode 97: Is parenthood right for everyone?
Show Details55min 24s
Episode 96: The art of continence.
Show Details49min 58s
Episode 95: The virtue of patience.
Show Details59min 5s
Episode 94: Should we strive for excellence?
Show Details49min 8s
Episode 93: The power of humor.
Show Details48min 19s
Episode 92: Where has true common sense gone?
Show Details47min 53s
Episode 91: Is it possible to change people?
Show Details1hr 11min
Episode 90: Making the best out of a bad situation.
Show Details45min 36s
Episode 89: Are labels always a good thing?
Show Details57min 6s
Episode 88: Is quitting always such a bad thing?
Show Details54min 33s
Episode 87: How to engage with people online?
Show Details1hr 2min
Episode 86: Can we change people's nature?
Show Details53min 33s
Episode 85: Rome: The Decline of Democracy (Part VI)
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Episode 84: Rome: The Decline of Democracy (Part V)
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Episode 83: Is it ever a good idea to form alliances with people you dislike?
Show Details47min 48s
Episode 82: The chains holding us back.
Show Details53min 59s
Episode 81: What is the correct degree of punishment?
Show Details1hr 6min
Episode 80: How to move forward without holding contempt.
Show Details40min 35s
Episode 79: How to juggle disagreeable people?
Show Details42min
Episode 78: Is television harming us?
Show Details54min 29s
Episode 77: How can one resist social conditioning?
Show Details56min 35s
Episode 76: Socialism and Capitalism...What is the correct balance?
Show Details58min 8s
Episode 75: Why do we value people less, when there are more of them?
Show Details52min 23s
Episode 74: How to periodically challenge your beliefs.
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Episode 73: Why have we lost our attention span?
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Episode 72: How to avoid making Faustian bargains.
Show Details48min 54s
Episode 71: How to approach people with curiosity.
Show Details1hr 9min
Episode 70: An introduction to Astrology.
Show Details53min
Episode 69: Why we shouldn't allow outside forces to control our mood.
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Episode 68: Where do our morals come from?
Show Details1hr 20min
Episode 67: Fear: the greater preventer of doing things.
Show Details54min 15s
Episode 66: Quantitative versus Qualitative reasoning...where is the correct balance?
Show Details50min 13s
Episode 65: Rome: The Decline of Democracy (Part IV)
Show Details47min 56s
Episode 64: The importance of space.
Show Details56min 47s
Episode 63: Rome: The Decline of Democracy (Part III)
Show Details47min 10s
Episode 62: Why have we stopped valuing education?
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Episode 61: The dangers of specialization.
Show Details58min 19s
Episode 60: Why have we stopped seeing good people?
Show Details55min 56s
Episode 59: Life in a suitcase.
Show Details53min 47s
Episode 58: The virtues of being frugal.
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Episode 57: What makes a good leader?
Show Details55min 6s
Episode 56: Is it ever right to charity shame?
Show Details49min 19s
Episode 55: A Tale of Two School Systems...Canada and The U.S.
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Episode 54: Concrete versus Abstract reasoning people.
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Episode 53: When is it appropriate to speak up and tell the truth?
Show Details58min 28s
Episode 52: A Brief Introduction to Paganism.
Show Details54min 21s
Episode 51: How do we know we are travelling down the right road in life?
Show Details49min 36s
Episode 50: Should we take ourselves too seriously?
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Episode 49: Why do we always assume the worst in people?
Show Details55min 18s
Episode 48: Can we learn through other people's experience?
Show Details44min 27s
Episode 47: Rome: The Decline of Democracy (Part II)
Show Details43min 59s
Episode 46: What does it mean to be social? (Part III)
Show Details53min 32s
Episode 45: The life of a philosopher.
Show Details56min 52s
Episode 44: How to reflect and apologize.
Show Details44min 12s
Episode 43: Is it ever okay to abandon people?
Show Details51min 30s
Episode 42: Can we all become self-taught?
Show Details48min 16s
Episode 41: What does it mean to be social? (Part II)
Show Details52min 57s
Episode 40: What does it mean to be social? (Part I)
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Episode 39: What is the right way to promote yourself?
Show Details37min 28s
Episode 38: When and when not is it acceptable to conform?
Show Details41min 7s
Episode 37: Ambition and Complacency: What is the correct balance?
Show Details52min 19s
Episode 36: Why is our media dumbing us down?
Show Details53min 32s
Episode 35: Must we grow as humans?
Show Details40min 10s
Episode 34: Why don't intellectual heavyweights debate more often?
Show Details48min 17s
Episode 33: Can our consciousness will something to come true?
Show Details53min 32s
Episode 32: Is it possible to belong to more than one religion?
Show Details1hr 6min
Episode 31: Rome: The Decline of Democracy (Part 1)
Show Details57min 36s
Episode 30: Should we still help ungrateful people?
Show Details42min 12s
Episode 29: Why is our culture so obsessed with evil?
Show Details41min 21s
Episode 28: Class versus Group Identity: Where should we look more closely?
Show Details1hr 16min
Episode 27: The boy and the red bike
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Episode 26: What happens when you are the only one that cares?
Show Details32min 11s
Episode 25: Have we lost touch with nature?
Show Details42min 38s
Episode 24: How can we better regulate our emotions and behave logically?
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Episode 23: Why have people stopped reading?
Show Details47min 42s
Episode 22: Meaning and Happiness...are they one in the same?
Show Details47min 7s
Episode 21: Why don't we judge humans the same way as cars?
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Episode 20: Has college out served its purpose?
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Episode 19: Why do we procrastinate?
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Episode 18: Always run into volcanoes!
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Episode 17: Why slow thinkers are actually incredibly valuable.
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Episode 16: Can we be forced into evil behavior?
Show Details48min 28s
Episode 15: Get off the merry-go-round of fear
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Episode 14: Is being a social person always a good thing?
Show Details55min 47s
Episode 13: As long as your still breathing....you need to keep trying
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Episode 12: Personal versus social accountability...where do we draw the line?
Show Details1hr 9min
Episode 11: Don't become a disdainaholic
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Episode 10: Leading by Example
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Episode 9: Relax.....you are already invisible......
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Episode 8: Don't Fear Technology
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Episode 7: Is humanity progressing?
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Episode 6: Stop praying for time to pass
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Episode 5: Order and Chaos
Show Details1hr 21min
Episode 4: What is Fire?
Show Details5min 30s
Episode 3: Is it better to be right or successful?
Show Details1hr 1min
Episode 2: Why don't our best people rule?
Show Details1hr 27min
Introduction To Episode 2: What is a Philosopher King?
Show Details14min 29s
Episode 1: What is Truth?
Show Details1hr 37min
Introduction To Episode 1: What is Nihilism?
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Prologue
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