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E47: Rob Henderson on Life in Foster Care, Academia, and Beyond

E47: Rob Henderson on Life in Foster Care, Academia, and Beyond

Update: 2024-02-23
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This week on Upstream, Erik is joined by Rob Henderson, psychologist and author of the newly released Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class. They discuss dating, cancel culture, luxury beliefs, and more.

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LINKS

Buy Rob's book: https://www.amazon.com/Troubled-Memoir-Foster-Family-Social/dp/1982168536

Rob's Newsletter: https://www.robkhenderson.com/

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00 ) Intro

(01:03 ) Rob Henderson's unlikely journey from foster care to academia

(04:00 ) The importance of childhood stability

(07:48 ) Upward mobility is not the ultimate goal

(11:43 ) Sponsor | Brave

(12:46 ) How to improve discussions around family and class

(18:47 ) Understanding luxury beliefs

(25:06 ) Why do dumb ideas capture smart people?

(31:15 ) The impact of dating apps on relationships

(38:01 ) How technology will affect relationships and gender dynamics

(58:07 ) The future of higher education

(01:10:03 ) How to improve foster care

(01:12:50 ) Rob's time in the military

(01:18:57 ) Rob's future goals

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E47: Rob Henderson on Life in Foster Care, Academia, and Beyond

E47: Rob Henderson on Life in Foster Care, Academia, and Beyond

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