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A Worldview Apart

Dec 25, 2017

In this solo episode Eric talks about where the value of things comes from. He talks about the difference between the utility that an item offers and the value carried by that thing in the stories that go along with it. He delves into the Buddhist idea of the hungry ghost and the American Indian notion of the wetiko,...


Dec 22, 2017

Dr. Frederick Kaufman is the author of Bet the Farm: When Food Stopped Being Food, as well as other books, and has also written for Harper’s Magazine and Slate. He’s a Professor at City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, and has written about food and finance for, at this point decades. In...


Dec 20, 2017

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, video producer, teacher, speaker, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. His book How to Be Ultra Spiritual: 12-1/2 Steps to Spiritual Superiority, was released in March of 2017. He and Eric talk about what compelled JP to produce...


Dec 13, 2017

In this episode of A Worldview Apart, Eric talks about recent cases of entertainment and media icons who have stumbled due to allegations of racist behavior, sexual harassment, or sexual assault. He uses these examples to make a broader statement about how society is demanding more accountability of people, particularly...


Dec 11, 2017

Raj Patel is a writer, an activist, and an academic. He’s perhaps best known for his book Stuffed and Starved, but in this episode he and Eric talk about his most recent book, A History of the World in 7 Cheap Things. Among the topics covered are how capitalism, as an economic system, never pays its bills,...