Ep 76 // Dan Lerner on Positive Psychology / ‘White Boy Rick’

Premiere DateSep 21, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:07 START /// Matt Ruby interviews Dan Lerner about Positive Psychology
01:27 The Science of Happiness
03:05 The Science of Wellbeing
05:55 Taking pause
07:44 Buddhism and Zen concepts?
09:28 Wellbeing vs. Happiness
11:13 Societal values + capitalism / meaning vs. materialism
13:37 Individual happiness or shared values?
18:03 Reversion to tribalism
19:13 Background in music
23:05 Successful careers vs. family life
29:40 Different approaches for different people
35:15 Negative emotions /// END
38:48 1st Person: Hao // Nostalgic For A Lost Village
43:00 Movie Review: Charles Hinshaw on ‘White Boy Rick’
45:05 Movie Chat: Charles Hinshaw + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
59:48 John Knefel // The Left Evolves
61:51 "Housekeeping" (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Navy Gangs
65:37 Outro / Credits
66:24 Finish.

This week, we’ll hear a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and guest, Dan Lerner, a speaker, author and instructor whose NYU course, ‘The Science of Happiness,’ focuses on positive psychology.

Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, White Boy Rick, directed by Yann Demange and starring Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey.

We’ll hear a 1st person story from Hao about the small village where she grew up in China

We’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel with his take on how the the left has evolved from the Occupy movement of 2011 to this election cycle’s victories for the Democratic Socialists of America.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Brooklyn band Navy Gangs from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
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