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The Podcast Brunch Club is like book club, but for podcasts. Chapters meet monthly world-wide to discuss a handful of episodes selected based on a theme. Learn more at http://podcastbrunchclub.com

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  • 23:38

    Do you Really Want to Live Forever?

    Do You Really Want to Live Forever?

    Zoltan Istvan ​was a 2016 US presidential candidate who ​ran on the Transhumanism platform, which ultimately hopes to have the human race evolve beyond its current mental and physical limitations. Basically, he believes humans can and should live forever. This interview will definitely make you think. This episode is part of the August 2017 Podcast Brunch Club theme, the future.

  • 20:02

    Meet One of the World’s First Human Cyborgs

    Meet One of the First Human Cyborgs

    Emily Borghard​’s​ had a chip implanted in her brain​ to ​help her manage her seizure​s​. Doctors predict that in the future, we’ll see more people benefiting from treatments like this one. Some people argue that even today, our bodies and brains are helped by technological advancements (think coffee and smartphone usage) and that innovations like Emily’s are not too far off for many other people. This episode is part of the August 2017 Podcast Brunch Club theme, the future.

  • 13:11

    A Womb Away From Home

    A Womb Away From Home

    Exploring a future in which human beings can choose to have children relying completely on the usage of artificial wombs. This episode is part of the August 2017 Podcast Brunch Club theme, the future.

  • 08:07

    Community Commentary: Creativity

    Community Commentary: Creativity [Episode 4]

    This is our first ever “community commentary” episode of the Podcast Brunch Club podcast! Emily Knight, audio ninja and chapter leader of our PBC-Bristol chapter, put together this episode for us. She recorded PBC-Bristol chapter members’ reflections and comments on the PBC podcast playlist on CREATIVITY.

  • 08:07

    Creativity discussion with Erik Jones

    Community Commentary: Creativity [Episode 4]

    Today we discuss the PBC podcast playlist on CREATIVITY. The curator of this playlist and my guest on the episode is Erik Jones, creator of the Hurt Your Brain website & newsletter.

  • 37:23

    The Birth of Climate Denial

    Episode 2: The Birth of Climate Denial

    This is a US-centric history of the rise of climate denial. It delves into how the US went from supporting climate change treaties to where it is today.

  • 19:13

    Would you have kids given climate change?

    Would you have kids, given climate change? | terrestrial

    A millennial discusses whether or not to have children given the type of planet we may leave behind for future generations.

  • 46:12

    An Astronaut’s View: Spacewalking, Climate Change, and Life on our Pale Blue Dot

    An Astronaut's View: Spacewalking, Climate Change, and Life on our Pale Blue Dot

    Piers Sellers, a NASA astronaut and a climate scientist, gives us his unique perspective on climate change in this episode.

  • 47:13

    Creativity discussion w/ Erik Jones

    Creativity discussion w/ Erik Jones [Episode 3]

  • 26:34

    The Mind of an Architect

    220- The Mind of an Architect

    Creativity wasn’t always the mini-industry that it is today. In the 1950’s, the thought of systematically studying something as nebulous as creativity was seen as absurd. This episode explains how studying the minds of leaders in creative fields (particularly architecture) changed all this and opened the doors to using science for exploring the creative process. This episode is part of June’s Podcast Brunch Club selection of listening about creativity.

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