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Author: Yaël Ossowski & Todor Papic

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A podcast on expat life and society abroad with Yaël Ossowski and Todor Papić.
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Broadcasting from Austria and Serbia, a podcast on life and society abroad.26. September 2020with Yaël Ossowski and Todor Papic2:00 – A Serbian Man Escapes the EU7:00 – Polish COVID 9:00 – Detailing international travel12:00 – Buying Car15:00 – Ron Paul Medical Episode16:00 – Antiracism, Social Justice16:50 – Identitarianism20:00 – Growing Americanization of Everything28:00 – It all comes from Australia32:00 – Karl Popper and the Open Society36:00 – Excited for Johan Norberg's new book44:00 – Podcasts to listen to51:00 – David Foster Wallace and Quebec Separatism55:00 – Kosovo Peace Deal57:00 – QAnon goes mainstream1:00 – Conspiracy theories and why they grow1:03 – The Grand NarrativeWHAT WE'RE READINGBreath by James NestorAtomic Habits by James ClearWhy Beautiful People Have More Daughters by Alan S. Miller, Satoshi KanazawaThe Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics by Kevin WilliamsonOpen: The Story of Human Progress by Johan NorbergThe Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl PopperSHARE
Over the last century, there was a vibrant peace and pacifist movement that existed in the United States.However, as wars have grown into far-off conflicts and the military has usurped part of civilian life, a standing movement for pacifism has faded from the scene in the 21st Century. Added to that, political parties have enshrined particular doctrines of war as necessary and just, and war has become bipartisan.In this episode of The Innocents Abroad, we speak with Pratik Chougule about why the pacifist movement has become passé.Article: #peace #warThis episode is also available on YouTube: Chougule is a researcher and political consultant who is currently writing a book about American universities in the Middle East. He was previously an executive editor at The American Conservative as well as the managing editor of the National Interest. During the 2016 elections, he served as the policy coordinator on the presidential campaign of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. From 2008-2009, Chougule was a George W. Bush appointee at the State Department in the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. He has assisted a number of former U.S. officials with the research and writing of their memoirs. Chougule graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University and holds a JD from Yale Law School.More on Pratik: to The Innocents Abroad:RSS: Podcast: episodes available on our website:
Broadcasting from Vienna and Warsaw, a podcast on life and society abroad.1. August 2019TIME CODES2:09 – European Heath Wave – Leaving the city for the countryside, traveling with babies5:40 – Global Warming Media6:45 – Now using Buzzsprout on Spotify, Tunein, etc.7:49 – Facebook data – Early adopters9:30 – What We're Reading21:30 – Devolution Review23:00 – Reddit is the worst24:30 – Have I Been Pwned27:10 – Dropping books27:50 – Meatless BurgersImpossible BurgerBeyond MeatGarden Gourmet – GMOs in EuropeGMOs in Europe – – Flexitarians32:20 – Plant-based diets36:00 – How to make GMOsCRISPR – – Television shows promoting scienceThe Golden Age of TV – – The Facade of Hollywood WHAT WE'RE READINGThe Abolition of Man – C.S. LewisThe Tobacconist – Robert SeethalerThe House on Mango Street – Sandra CisnerosThe Fountainhead – Ayn RandDevolution ReviewSHAREhttp://theinnocentsabroad.com
26: Self-Medicating

26: Self-Medicating


Yaël broadcasts from the HB5 studio in Concord, North Carolina, and Todor comes in from Warsaw, Poland. TOPICS:Traveling with a baby Exploring the south Cluster headaches – Clusterbusters.orgDefault mode network – medical journals Self-medicating Psychedelics Social Justice On Friendship Black Mirror BOOKS:Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America (by Noah Rothman): to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (by Michael Pollan) Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (By Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff)
On this episode of the podcast, we interview Bill Wirtz for his take on Who and What is Europe?The Innocents Abroad sat down to talk to Bill during his recent trip in Vienna, taking advantage of a nice afternoon to catch up at a cafe.Bill Wirtz is a Luxembourgish freelance journalist based in Brussels and Prague, who is also a policy analyst at the Consumer Choice Center. You can read his articles and follow his social media via his website.http://wirtzbill.comhttp://theinnocentsabroad.
In this episode, we discuss neo-Nazi rallies in Poland, brake dust, CO2, Christmas markets in Europe, Zweig's Europe, why Estonia is awesome, the next James Bond, 'Berlin Statin' Season 3, Ukraine, online marketing, learning Russian, and more.07. December 2018
A celebration of Armistice Day, Empire Disintegration Day, Ossowski Academy of Excellence, Baby news, Gonzo journalism, The Web Summit in Lison, AI, pub quizzes, oxygen bars in Colorado, drinking culture, and more.12. November 2018Subscribe on iTunes: via RSS: http://theinnocentsabroad.comINTRO MUSIC: Les Colocs –Pis si ô moinsOUTRO MUSIC: Maverick Sabre – I Need
Next up on this episode of The Innocents Abroad: How We Read. How We Memorize. How We Internalize.Living in a different country means one often looks to books to keep up perspective about your home or the world outside. In this episode, we look at book recommendations, how best to read, whether Kindle is such a bad thing, which books to throw away, and how connecting the dots when reading is as important as getting the damn book in your hands.15. August 2018
Who is today's 'Beat Generation'? Looking at some of the great figures of the literary and cultural movement, we compare with today's reality. Bringing in Jack Kerouac, Allen, Ginsberg, Hunter S. Thompson, and even some Anthony Bourdain along the way. Take a road trip with the Innocents Abroad.
This week's podcast features stories from Georgia and Hong Kong, highlighting the first edition of the Devolution Review magazine, the spirit of protests and raves, the young people making a difference in Europe, references to Stefan Zweig, postmodernism, and how to get a visa to go to a country at war. Because why not?Hosted by Yaël Ossowski and Todor PapicShownotes:
Is it important to visit a place and see it with your own eyes? On this episode, we get tales of Cuba from Yaël. The streets, the socialism, and the sad faces. What is really happening underneath? Todor fills us in on the juxtaposing beauties of the Republic of Georgia, a post-communist country that has radically evolved to be a must-visit country that is already hard to leave.7. May 2018
East versus West. What constitutes a western country, and what's an eastern country? Is it cultural? Reflective of how societies are organized? What about art and expression?Todor and Yaël debate the notion and recount their recent trip to Odessa, Ukraine, where they were confronted with the debate, and also put the final touches on the first printed edition of the Devolution Review magazine.http://theinnocentsabroad.com
What qualifies as a sport, and why do people enjoy them? Some thoughts on understanding sports and the philosophy behind them. Bonus: Yaël explains NASCAR, Todor hates on dart players, and somewhat of an agreement is reached on whether golf is an elite sport.
Is this whole "digital nomad millennial life" just fake? Is Elon Musk a hero or government grant gargling villain? Will his innovations last? Are the Baltics the best part of Europe? And what the hell is Baker-Miller pink? Tune in this week for another take on life and society abroad with The Innocents Abroad.23. October 2017SHOWNOTES:
SHOWNOTES:Broadcast on 7. Oct 2017 from Vienna, Austria and Belgrade, Serbia.ARTICLES:We are all Catalonians now: Why the Spanish crisis matters for all and Morty of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts Revenue Rednecks, White Liberals for a $15 minimum wage t-shirt REVIEW:Interwar Weimar: The crucible of architectural and political modernism Muteness of the Exiled and Cosmopolitan: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Sergei Eisenstein Bearish on Bitcoin: Cryptocurrencies are the tulip mania of the 21st century LINKS:Website: http://theinnocentsabroad.comiTunes:
On this episode, Todor and Yaël debate Man versus Machine. What happens when the machines take over? What about our simulated realities? Are we already taken over by algorithms? Are social networks actually expanding, or are we filtering them even more to cater to only specific interests and people? Plus, some thoughts on the dystopian nature of everything. July 2017
This episode of the podcast focuses on religion, both its impact on society, and how it can be used to shape culture. We catch up on our travels in South Korea, Greece, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and try to figure out how to speak Asian languages.Shownotes:Serifos, Greece: Searching: Korea: recommendation: June 2017
On this episode of the podcast, we explore passion projects. From time to time, we're motivated to put something together out of pure enjoyment and passion. At times, others partake in that vision. We'll be talking about the launch of Devolution Review, literary circles, meetup groups, and the best way to popularize writing.Awful German language ways to improve your writing Review Sign-up for the Devolution Review newsletter here: May 2017
For this episode, Todor and Yaël explore some of their top podcasts they'd recommend. Some frank breakdowns of some, and too much praise for others. Enjoy!08. April 2017The Art of Manliness Agenda Showhttp://noagendashow.comThe Gold Newsletter Podcast Fifth Column 24: The Globalist Rubin Report spiked podcast Up with Sam Harris the Media Money Speech -- Gavin McInnes to Brew Yellow Duck Podcast most importantly,The Innocents Abroad
We broadcast live from the 2017 LibertyCon in Prague, Czech Republic. We talk about the LibertyCon, the various European stereotypes, pushing libertarianism, hearing from the expat audience members, how useful is politics, and who hates their country the most?http://theinnocentsabroad.comOriginally recorded March 18th 2017.
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