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196: THE DEATH OF ERIC GARNER

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One week has passed since the tragic and controversial death of 43-year old Eric Garner, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., and father of six. In an incident captured on camera, Mr. Garner died after resisting arrest from NYPD officers for the apparent charge of selling untaxed cigarettes. Footage shows the man being put in a suspected illegal chokehold by officer Daniel Pantaleo, before audibly protesting of his inability to breathe and then collapsing outside a beauty salon. He was later pronounced dead at the Richmond University Medical Center following cardiac arrest.

For this edition of Smells Like Human Spirit, Guy Evans welcomes native New Yorker Jason Melendez to the show to discuss both the case and the wider issue of perceived police brutality in New York City.

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GUY EVANS INTERVIEW ON ‘THE RIPPLE EFFECT’ PODCAST (AIR DATE: 05/03/14)

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This podcast episode contains the audio of Guy Evans’ most recent appearance on ‘The Ripple Effect’ podcast (aired 05/03/14). Topics of discussion include:

  • Edward Bernays’ influence and impact;
  • The continued existence of the British Royal Family;
  • Increased corporate involvement in podcasting;
  • The unfortunate passing of investigative journalist and activist Michael Ruppert;  and much more in this mammoth TWO HOUR discussion.

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195: HOLISTIC NUTRITION, WITH GUEST NANCY GUBERTI

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (34.9%) of U.S. adults can now be classified as obese, making the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in America some $190 billion dollars. Despite a growing public awareness that the problem is truly of epidemic proportions, many proponents of purely conventional medicine have suggested that the causes of the obesity wave remain a mystery.

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194: SLHS UPDATE

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193: LOUIS THEROUX’S ‘WEIRD WEEKENDS’…REVIEWED!

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Fresh off reviewing Syfy’s ‘Joe Rogan Questions Everything‘, Guy Evans enlists James Wilson to deconstruct an episode of Louis Theroux’s classic documentary series ‘Weird Weekends‘. Enjoy!

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192: REFLECTIONS ON THE ‘TAO TE CHING’

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With the exception of the bible, the ‘Tao Te Ching’ has inspired more translations than any other book in the world. It is considered to be among the most profound and influential philosophical texts ever written on the nature of human existence, and is almost universally regarded as one of the great treasures of spiritual literature. Its timeless message of peace, simplicity and humility has been subject to a great many interpretations – and in this episode of SLHS, Guy Evans looks at three particularly profound excerpts from Lao Tzu’s magnum opus.

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191: KEVIN DeLAPLANTE OF THE ‘CRITICAL THINKER ACADEMY’ ON LEARNING HOW TO THINK VS. WHAT TO THINK

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Kevin DeLaplante, creator of the ‘Critical Thinker Academy‘ and former Chair in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University, joins Guy Evans for Episode 191 of the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast.

In this hour-long episode, Kevin and Guy define what the study of critical thinking entails, discuss why it is important, and evaluate its application to institutions such as politics, business, and advertising.

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190: THE ANALOG VS. DIGITAL DEBATE

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Conventional wisdom would suggest that consumers of music have benefited greatly in the digital age. Aside from the obvious advantage of portability, other long standing issues with the formerly predominant analog formats (vinyl records and cassette tapes) have become a distant memory.

For the iPod generation, the mere suggestion that repeated listens could induce degeneration of an album is incomprehensible. The digital revolution has ensured that never again will a song skip during playback. Never again will an audible hiss serve as the unofficial introduction to a track. Never again will it matter how conscientious the owner is with respect to preserving their music.

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189: THE POWER OF IMAGINATION

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There is great power in our imagination - manifesting thoughts into actions, creating something seemingly out of nothing, sharing our vision for the rest of the world to see.

On a basic level, we can all recognize that almost nothing that exists around us (in our physical, man-made environment at least) would exist without imagination. Everything from a towering skyscraper to a zooming space rocket was once only a thought. Without imagination, progress would be impossible, understanding unattainable, empathy incomprehensible.

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188: ARE CEO’S OVERPAID?

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Words cannot describe this podcast.

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