Join Dr. Zach Bush for an in-depth conversation where he takes a macro look at the events of last year within the context of the last several decades, how disease spreads within global populations, the driving factors of mortality, and the public health statistics that support these perspectives. Now more than ever, a broad perspective can help us understand these recent events so we can make more informed decisions for our future. If not for the sake of our technological and pharmaceutical innovations, but for our families and greater public health. * This is part of the Global Health Education initiative, which makes health education free and accessible to all. More here:

One of my all time favourite comedians – brilliant in so many ways, as amply demonstrated during this presentation… George Carlin delivered a humorous speech in which he made fun of Washington politics and the language of politics. He also talked about America’s penchant for euphemism and about labeling minorities. After his remarks he answered questions submitted from the audience 5/13/99 – He begins talking at about the 5:20 mark.

Tami Simon Interview with Gabor Mate

‘The Roots of Healing’ – Recorded in 2017 (I leveled the audio and edited it to just the conversation, removing ads/promos, etc.) – Approximately 64 minutes

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Dr. Gabor Maté is a renowned speaker and bestselling author, and is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and childhood development. Gabor Maté has written several best-selling books including the award winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction and When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection. He’s also the cofounder of Compassion for Addiction, a new nonprofit that focuses on addiction.

In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Gabor and I spoke about the immune system and how it is connected to healthy, emotional expression, and why it matters so much that we own our healthy anger and express it. We also talked about how our body can function as a teacher, and how he views such diagnoses as ADHD and depression, and how his views differ from the way the medical community views those conditions. We also talked about understanding healing through a bio-psycho-social lens and how a great number of mental health issues can actually be traced to childhood compensation. Finally, we talked about what Gabor is currently focusing on as he enters his 73rd year of life. Here’s my conversation with the very direct and brilliant Dr. Gabor Maté:

Rod Serling

Rodman Edward Serling (Rod Serling) (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his anthology television series, The Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form television industry standards

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An afternoon of questions and answers (recorded in the early 70’s) from the very gifted Rod Serling…

Rod Serling on Writing

The Social Dilemma – Official Trailer – Netflix

We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.

Yuval Harari & Mark Blyth

Mark Blyth

October 15, 2019

‘Global Trumpism’- Bailouts, Brexit and battling climate change.

Oct/19 Truncated (removed ads) CBC Radio interview with Mark Blyth – 52:46

With panache, humour, and a dash of outrage, political economist Mark Blyth explains how the 2008 bank bailouts led to Trump, Brexit, and a whole new era of populism. He also sheds light on how a tiny percentage of the 1% got even richer after a decade of austerity — and yet he remains hopeful about combating climate change.

Yuval Noah Harari

September 19, 2018

’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’- with author Yuval Noah Harari.

Sam Harris’s ‘Making Sense Podcast‘ with Yuval Noah Harari1:56:04

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics.

Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His books have been translated into 50+ languages, with 12+ million copies sold worldwide. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind   looked deep into our past, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow  considered far-future scenarios, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century  focuses on the biggest questions of the present moment.

Twitter: @harari_yuval

Sapiens on Amazon

Homo Deus on Amazon

21 Lessons on Amazon

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, hosts Yuval Noah Harari for a conversation about his new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, and about who the future belongs to.

TEDideas worth spreading: Why Humans Run The World – Yuval Noah Harari

Rana Rahimpour of BBC Persian in this “Exclusive Interview” puts many interesting questions to Prof. Yuval Noah Harari, historian, philosopher and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.