In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about critical thinking through the lens of what people think they can get away with. How do some people think that what they’re doing is acceptable, when common sense ought to indicate that it’s not? They also discuss the differences between how things like buses and banking cards work in the US and EU, and Berin postulates that profit motive supersedes logic and reason. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Subscribe to Our Patreon Be sure to check out our Patreon, where you can download the MP3 of this episode, participate in community discussions, and access bonus content! Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening[…]

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about perceptions of how well people speak a languages. Both of them have changed their opinions after living in an international community. They also discuss the need to accept someone struggling with a second or third languages, but to also be understanding and less judgmental about people who aren’t perfect speakers of their mother tongue. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Subscribe to Our Patreon Be sure to check out our Patreon, where you can download the MP3 of this episode, participate in community discussions, and access bonus content! Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon[…]

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about creatives who publicly feud with other creatives, and what those sorts of ad hominem attacks say about the culture and the state of critical thinking in the zeitgeist. They also discuss a hypothetical venn diagram where circles labeled “icy weather” and “old injuries” overlap in a section marked “getting old”. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Subscribe to Our Patreon Be sure to check out our Patreon, where you can download the MP3 of this episode, participate in community discussions, and access bonus content! Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug[…]

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about frugality They discuss consumer culture versus the teaching do their own upbringing, where was was consider ethically, morally, and culturally wrong. There’s conversation about how recycling, upcycling, and reusing things requires creativity and critical thinking. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Subscribe to Our Patreon Be sure to check out our Patreon, where you can download the MP3 of this episode, participate in community discussions, and access bonus content! Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

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In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about empathy. They discuss the way culture can promote or discourage having compassion for other people. Thoughts are shared about how a lack of empathy is sometimes a failure of critical thinking, by not understanding how helping others is beneficial to one’s self. Also, a brief interlude about elephants. (After finding and watching the elephant video again I realize that a lot of what I said in the podcast is completely wrong. They aren’t wild and they human wasn’t a stranger. But it’s still an awesome video that demonstrates that elephants have more empathy than some humans. -b.) Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Elephant Come to Rescue People https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVceZEfAsTc Subscribe[…]

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