The Next Big Idea
The Next Big Idea
Sep 25, 2020
LET’S BE REASONABLE: Sam Harris and Rufus in Conversation
Play • 1 hr 2 min

Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster, author, meditation guru, and unabashed atheist Sam Harris is one of our best-known — and most controversial — public intellectuals. In this bonus episode, he and Rufus talk about consciousness, free will, morality, and people’s stubborn insistence on being irrational.

Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Travis Sherry
Why We Traveled To Costa Rica During COVID
If you don't follow us on Instagram then SURPRISE we are in Costa Rica and have been for over a month and today we are talking about how we came to the decision to come down here, the preconceived notions we had about the experience during COVID, and what it is like now that we are here and have been for a few weeks. We also may drop some hints on what our plan is moving forward. Is Costa Rica on your list of must-visit places? Have you traveled at all during the pandemic? What was your experience? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. In This Episode * 06:15 Making The Decision: What Went Into It * 10:20 What Did We Have To Do To Be Able To Travel To Costa Rica * 12:20 General Safety Precautions We Took As Well * 14:10 Fully Booked Flights: Panic Attack Material * 17:00 Feeling Safer In Costa Rica * 20:10 Why Did We Choose Costa Rica? * 23:00 What Are The Plans For Your Time In Costa Rica? * 27:10 Why Did We Record This Episode? * 30:50 Traveling With Kids During COVID Important Links * Get Your Education While Traveling at OSU E-Campus * Coronavirus Outbreak & Kids (Harvard Medical) * Want to follow our lives & adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @HaddieBean * Location Indie Want More? * The Hidden Gem That Is Uruguay w/ Karen Higgs * Guidebook Writing & The National Parks w/ James Kaiser * A Year Of Living Prayerfully w/ Jared Brock Part 2 Leave a Review! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! * Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts * Hit “View in iTunes” on the left-hand side under the picture. * Leave an honest review. * You’re awesome!
35 min
Zero To Travel Podcast
Zero To Travel Podcast
Jason Moore
Rock Bottom To A Life of Travel w/ Francis Nayan
What brought you to your life of travel or your want to travel? Today's guest is Francis Nayan who pulled himself up from rock bottom to a life of long-term travel. We are getting into some deep topics around near-death experiences and how they shape you, our mutual distaste for hustle porn, lifestyle businesses such as copywriting (with great tips and resources for you), teaching English overseas as a bridge to world travel, and how quickly something can become your new normal. All of this and so much more is in this episode so grab your favorite beverage, get comfy, and join me for my chat with Francis Nayan. How has a life-changing experience actually changed how you see & function in this world? What is the driving force behind your reason for wanting to travel? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com. Tune In To Learn: * 07:35 It's Not About The Hustle Porn * 10:30 From Overdose To Hero's Journey * 14:30 Learning To Adapt To Change * 16:35 Fear Becoming Your New Normal * 19:00 What It's Like to Survive a Near-Death Experience * 21:40 Using Your Low Points As Motivation For Your Future * 23:15 Teaching English As A Bridge To World Travel * 28:00 Expat Life In Budapest * 33:15 Tapping Into Your Intuition as Part of the Decision Making Process * 39:25 The Pros and Cons of a Physical World Job Versus a Digital One * 42:50 The Art Of Copywriting: Direct Response Copywriting * 44:15 How Copywriting Can Help You & Your Business * 46:45 Top Resources For Learning Copywriting * 48:15 Advice For Future Copywriters * 50:00 Driving Force Is Having Experiences & A Lifestyle You Want * 53:15 Francis' Favorite European Places * 55:25 Loving on Budapest * And so much more Resources: * Find Francis on his website * Follow Francis on Facebook | Instagram * Francis' Book Recommendations: Hypnotic Writing | The Adweek Copywriting Handbook * Location Indie * Camp Indie Want More? * How To Teach English Online w/ Rachel Story * Dave Sperling Talks ESL Cafe, Travel, & Teaching English Abroad * Life As An Experiment w/ Jason Robinson
1 hr 8 min
The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Amanda Kendle
228 Volunteering Experiences
Volunteering abroad is an experience lots of thoughtful travellers contemplate - who doesn't want to give back when we can. But of course, we know that not all volunteering opportunities are created equal. In Episode 228 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I chat with three women who have had fairly in-depth volunteer experiences in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Nepal, and their stories might help you reflect on what does make a good volunteer experience. First, I chat with Lindy Alexander who spent eight months volunteering in a remote part of Uganda. She's very frank with me about how, on reflection some years later, she's not sure that everything they did had a positive impact - although lots did. I then speak with Julia Salnicki, a zoologist who has spent many years either volunteering or managing volunteers on animal research projects in Africa. Her stories are amazing and apart from her tales on this episode, I've added another one about her three years in a painted dog research project onto Patreon - if you're a supporter, listen now, or sign up at notaballerina.com/supporter Finally, I hear from Patti Lefkos who, after several decades of experience as a teacher and principal in Canada, volunteered in a small school in Nepal. She tells us some of the many lessons she learnt from that experience. Links: Support the podcast on Patreon - this week's bonus content is an extended chat with Julia Salnicki - https://www.notaballerina.com/support Lindy Alexander - The Freelancer’s Year http://thefreelancersyear.com/  Julia Salnicki from Classic Safari Company - https://www.classicsafaricompany.com.au  Patti Lefkos - https://www.pattishaleslefkos.com Episode 145 on Volunteering Experiences - https://notaballerina.com/145  Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/228 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 min
Armchair Explorer
Armchair Explorer
Aaron Millar
Voyage of the Finmen: Kayaking from Greenland to Scotland with Explorer George Bullard
Follow world-record breaking explorer George Bullard on a world-first kayak from Greenland to Scotland across one of the most dangerous stretches of water on the planet. No one thought they could do it. Most people assumed they would die trying – and they nearly did, more than once. But, despite the odds, over six weeks, George and his expedition partner Ollie Hicks, crossed 1,200-miles of open ocean from the edge of the Greenland Ice Cap to Iceland, then on to the Faroe Islands, and from there to the north Scottish shore. Paddling through the night, sleeping out in the sinister dark of the polar ocean, battling storms, exhaustion and raging seas – this is the story of the most dangerous kayak expedition ever undertaken. But it’s more than that too. Three hundred years ago a mysterious figure in a strange shaped canoe washed up on the coast of Aberdeen, in northeast Scotland. He was alive, barely. No one knew who he was, where he came from, what language he spoke, and he died a few days later before anyone could find out. Since then, the myth of the ‘Finmen’ has continued to grow. The historical records describe his clothing as similar to what we now know as hailing from Inuit culture. But it seemed impossible. Did a Greenlandic fisherman cross the North Atlantic Ocean, 300 years ago, on nothing more than a seal-skin canoe? By undertaking this journey, George and Ollie set out to unearth the truth behind the mystery. If they could do it, perhaps the myth was true. Get ready for the Voyage of the Finmen. *Highlights include:* ·      Kayak across one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world, a section of the North Atlantic between Iceland and Scotland, known as the ‘Devil’s Dancefloor’ because of the size of the waves and storms ·      Paddle through the midnight sun from Greenland to Iceland, and then 450-miles around the crocodile teeth of the rugged fjords and soaring cliffs of North Icelandic coastline, camping out on wild beaches along the way ·      Listen to one of the craziest rescue and survival stories you will ever hear ·      Find out what happens when George and Ollie are hit by an enormous hurricane 60-miles off the Scottish coast ·      Be inspired by George’s love and enthusiasm for the outdoors and adventure. He is one of the UK’s most sought-after motivational speakers and will fire you up to embark on your next adventure wherever that may be *Who’s the Guest?* George Bullard is a world record-breaking explorer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker. To date he has covered more than 2,000 miles on foot in the polar regions (including the longest unsupported polar journey in history, at just age 19) and completed countless extraordinary expeditions around the world. George is passionate about encouraging others to climb their own Everest physically, mentally and emotionally @georgebullardexplorer / www.georgebullard.co.uk Looking for inspiration for your next trip? George’s adventure travel company www.igoadventures.com curates one-of-a-kind adventures with purpose, for those looking for exceptional experiences in nature. They are affordable, amazing and hand-crafted by one of the world’s greatest adventurers.  Thank you to Juggernaut Wines for sponsoring this episode. Harnessing the power of nature with every drop.  @juggernautwines / www.juggernautwines.com The Armchair Explorer podcast is produced and hosted by award-winning travel writer Aaron Millar. Follow the show on Instagram & Facebook @armchairexplorerpodcast. www.armchair-explorer.com  Episode image (c) Emma Hall, courtesy of George Bullard
56 min
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