In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin talk about understanding your own motivations, and placing needs and wants into context. Katie explains the connection between her art and her academic pursuits. Berin discusses contextualizing this podcast between being an American who loves Finland, and being a resident of Finland explaining US culture to non-Americans. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Berin’s Blog https://berinkinsman.com Katie’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

In this episode Katie and Berin talk about things people think that aren’t based on factual information. They discuss why being a creator is a real job, no matter what some people might think. They go over how some folks are beginning to feel the unforeseen consequences of Brexit. Finally, Berin makes a point that in a functional democracy, the notion of what is and isn’t a right isn’t fixed, and can be changed through legislation. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Berin’s Blog https://berinkinsman.com Katie’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss the decline in the American birth rate. They talk about why people are choosing not to have children, which comes down to the same thing as always — money. Stagnant wages, student loan debt, and the crippling cost of medical care are among the topics covered.  Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Berin’s Blog https://berinkinsman.com Katie’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss why Finland and most of Europe seems better at capitalism than the United States at the moment. They theorize that it has to do with putting people before profits, or at least balancing human rights with property rights. It’s not socialism, it’s just being ethical about how you make your money. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Berin’s Blog https://berinkinsman.com Katie’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss mass shootings, poverty, toxic masculinity, consumerism, and all of the issues beyond gun control that contribute to the raging, out-of-control gun violence issues plaguing the United States at the moment. America has a culture problem, not a gun problem. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Berin’s Blog https://berinkinsman.com Katie’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/