In this episode of the Spatially Aware podcast Matt Potts and I explore what it means to be a political being in the 21st century. Our topics include the role of economics in politics, how to respond to political isolation, what it’s like to change your mind politically, the Donald Trump presidency, music, the importance of truth-telling, and more.
Matt Potts is an alumnus of the University of Miami. He is a musician, producer, frequent collaborator and aspiring polymath. Check out his work on @https://soundcloud.com/littlebearband. Future appearances include work on Kevin Piana's album, Dream Sequence and Ben Pirog's The Naked Witch EP. He is currently working for a scaffolding company in Salem, Ma.
In this episode of the Spatially Aware podcast I discuss episode 87 of Sam Harris's Waking Up podcast in which he debates Trump's competency and legitimacy as Commander-in-Chief. I attempt to describe the current fissures in our political discourse and something we can strive to do as individuals, to overcome it.
In this episode of the Spatially Aware podcast I sit down with Ben Pirog and talk about a wide range of topics. We mostly center around meditation and music, but touch on various things throughout the hour.
Ben Pirog is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He now lives in Boston and works in the seaport at a financial software company.
In this episode I sit down with Ryan Hathaway. We talk about a number of things including the state of written media, the impact of digital media, and the 2016 US presidential election.
Ryan Hathaway is a senior communication major at Curry College with a minor in English and years of Business experience. He's currently working as a journalist for the Boston Globe covering MA high school sports while he completes his degree. He has a passion for education, social issues/politics, sports and writing, among other things, and is eager to see where the road less traveled by leads him.
In this episode of the Spatially Aware podcast Jared and I talk about such topics as technology, relationships, poetry, and more.
Jared Clough is a rising senior at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, majoring in Creative Writing. He is a three time poetry slam champion, and a two time host of the RWU slam. His perspectives are clear and focused; his intuitions are worth taking seriously.
Links to the books we mentioned in the conversation:
Nicholas Carr- The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
Nicholas Carr- The Glass Cage: How Our Computers are Changing Us
Jonas Jonasson- The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Dissapeared
Malcolm X and Alex Haley- The Autobiography of Malcom X: As Told to Alex Haley
Kevin Marchand is an aspiring artist of sorts. Writing fiction, pursuing intellectual truths, striving for moral wisdom, making music, devising narratives about life for young people in the 21st century--these are some of Kevin's passions. Passions he hopes to share, here.