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Episode 5: Primates, Patriarchy, Politics, and Power

Alex Torpey February 17, 2021

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Episode 5: Primates, Patriarchy, Politics, and Power
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In this episode, we will identify some of the ways that behaviors inherited from our primate ancestors got (largely) unintentionally built into our political (and other) systems over centuries, and what the consequences of that are today. We’ll look at a few examples of leadership and decision making structures among […]

Bonus Interview: Montana state legislator Mallerie Stromswold

admin January 26, 2021

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Bonus Interview: Montana state legislator Mallerie Stromswold
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Join Alex for this special interview as part of the nonpartisan series on running for public office. This interview is with Mallerie Stromswold, who was just elected to the Montana state legislature in 2020… At 19 years old! Mallerie (R) represents Montana’s 50th legislative district. She talks to us about […]

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Episode 4: The Biggest Lie – We have Much Less, and Also Much More Control Than We Think

Alex Torpey January 14, 2021

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Episode 4: The Biggest Lie - We have Much Less, and Also Much More Control Than We Think
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We will explore the concepts of self, free will, and consciousness to help better understand the common denominator of nearly every issue we face today – a fundamental misunderstanding of how our minds work.

This is part one of two. First we will identify false assumptions about how we form ideas, […]

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Rethinking Episode 3 – Fixing Bad Discourse and My Promise to You

Alex Torpey December 21, 2020

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Rethinking Episode 3 - Fixing Bad Discourse and My Promise to You
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Conversations are incredibly divisive. Can we use a few strategies to have better conversations with those we disagree with?

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Rethinking Episode 2.0 – An overview of the special nonpartisan series on running for public office

Alex Torpey December 8, 2020

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Rethinking Episode 2.0 - An overview of the special nonpartisan series on running for public office
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In Episode 2.0 I give a brief overview of the special series “Nonpartisan Overview on Running for Public Office” (viewable below in full on YouTube), and talk about one of the most common myths about elected office – that politics must be a career and longevity is the only way […]

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Rethinking with Alex Torpey Episode 1.1 – Why do we need to “Rethink?”

Alex Torpey November 27, 2020

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Rethinking with Alex Torpey Episode 1.1 - Why do we need to "Rethink?"
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Our nation’s public institutions are failing to be the proactive, thoughtful, strategic forces for good that they were founded to be. As a result, our society is currently incapable of effectively identifying and addressing our most pressing challenges, threats, and needs. Rethinking aims to provide those who work in public […]