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

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

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