Ideas Digest

Ideas Digest

By Ideas Digest
Humanising controversial ideas by learning about where we found them and how they change us.
Whether they be religious, political, taboo or politically incorrect.
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Don't Think For Yourself...Because You're an Idiot
In this episode Cam and Konrad discuss the methods we personally use to try and navigate our way through an ever increasing confusing landscape of mis-information and fake news. We discuss Donald Trump, Anti-Vaxers, pseudo science, Pokemon and why Konrad thinks we're all (himself included) idiots. Can we know the right answer and is there even any point trying to work it all out. 
44:39
February 23, 2020
Vaccines Cause Autism
In this episode I speak with Jono who sees himself more closely aligned with the position of "vax reformer". In this conversation we try to side step the debate over whether vaccines cause autism or death (although this is discussed) , and move toward understanding the thought process that lead Jono to his current position.  What leads Jono to distrust the established scientific consensus on the safety and efficacy of vaccines?
1:02:21
February 14, 2020
Christianity is Morally Bankrupt (Politically)
When it comes to politics, why is it that Christianity seems to lack empathy? Jesus came to show love to the widow,  orphan,  prostitute,  tax collector, the outsider, the marginalised and oppressed... Why cant I see any of these values in any of the policies represented by major Christian political parties and figures, and why is it that Christians seem to vote against their own moral code? Konrad has a few theories, take a listen, don't agree or disagree just sit with it and share your thoughts. 
44:36
February 7, 2020
Buddhism Explains Everything
In this episode we speak with an Australian Buddhist about how accepting the principle of "conditional arising" and how it explains... everything and ultimately leads to 'enlightenment'. Siladasa grew up christian but was drawn to Buddhism at a young age as he searched for 'more'.  Siladasa believes that a lack of societal awareness of this principle might be part of the explanation as to why we are unable to take meaningful steps towards solving large scale social issue, like climate change and poverty. Is Buddhism the only way to 'enlightenment?' are Christians wrong?  Connect with us        Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com       Instagram: @ideasdigest        intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull    
50:39
June 10, 2019
I'm a Communist
I speak with a communist... but what does that even mean? I find out, what kind of communist he is, what made him a communist and why being a communist is a good thing.  Connect with us        Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com       Instagram: @ideasdigest       intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull   
34:53
June 4, 2019
Blessed Be the Transgenders
I speak with Arden about her journey to becoming a Transgender woman and why she thinks she is blessed. We ask some questions many people are afraid to ask and get to know a bit more about the world view of a transgender woman who still identifies as a christian despite a difficult journey with the church.  Resources Arden Recommends: Austin Lionheart -  youtube channel Book -  Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians Author - Julia Serano  Connect with us      Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com      Instagram: @ideasdigest      intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull   
52:41
May 27, 2019
Inside the Mind of a Liberal (LNP) Voter
What are Liberal Voters thinking? Why would they vote for this Morrison Government after all the leadership changing chaos. In this episode I speak with a life long Liberal/Nationals supporter who says he probably would never vote any other way? Find out why, as we discuss his top voting issues of religious freedom & what makes up the sound economic management of Australia.    Connect with us     Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com     Instagram: @ideasdigest     intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull     
42:56
May 16, 2019
Inside the Mind of a Greens Voter
Talking politics with Greens voter Cam. Cam is a excavator operator from Melbourne, who is a life long greens voter and apparently never had dreadlocks. In this episode I talk to cam about the environment, money in politics and why tax is good. He maintains he isn't a "historical" communist but I'll let you make up your own mind.  Connect with us    Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com    Instagram: @ideasdigest    intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull    
47:22
May 13, 2019
Inside the Mind of a Fraser Anning Conservative National Voter
Martin is a Queensland factory worker who cast his first vote for the Greens and has ended up being an avid supporter of Fraser Anning and his newly established conservative party. In this episode we discuss immigration, guns and all the controversy surrounding Fraser Anning. Find out why Martin supports the Fraser Anning Conservative party, in this episode of Ideas Digest.  Links Martin Recommends https://www.conservativenationalparty.org/ The Unshackled podcast - https://www.conservativenationalparty.org/  Connect with us   Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com   Instagram: @ideasdigest   intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull    
52:19
May 5, 2019
Inside the Mind of a Labor Voter
Before the upcoming election, we talk Politics. Chris is a nearly retired medical scientist, who used to vote for the LNP and in his later years now changed his vote in favor of the Labor party.  In this episode I talk to Chris about why he changed his vote, what issues matter to him most and why he thinks Labor is worth your vote. We cover topics including, the lefts 'reckless spending', drug policy, climate change, and taxing the rich.   Connect with us   Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com   Instagram: @ideasdigest   intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull    
40:28
April 29, 2019
Racism and the Great White LIE
In this episode we speak with Eddie Hypolite about Racism in Australia, his experience and perspective. Does racism exist in Australia? Is it possible for white people so see it and understand that? Recommended reading from Eddie Tim Wise Ta-Nehisi Coates - Between the World and Me (Book) Michael Eric Dyson James H Cone Ava Devine - The Thirteenth (Netflix) Contact Eddie Book - Living from here @eddiehypolite - instagram/twitter Connect with Ideas Digest  Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com  Instagram: @ideasdigest  intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull  
53:06
April 22, 2019
Masturbation Saved My Sex Life
We speak with Jasmin a woman from a christian background who has fundamentally changed how she views masturbation.  We talk about how her new perspective has been helpful to her in moving forward in her relationship with herself and her marriage.  Resources Jasmin spoke about; Podcasts Sexy Tuxedo Jesus - http://www.romanceandadventure.com/podcast The Authentic Sex podcast with Juliet Allen - http://www.juliet-allen.com/ Susana Frioni Books Pussy: A Reclamation - Mama Gina Come as You Are - Emily Nagoski  Connect with us  Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com  Instagram: @ideasdigest  intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull  
46:39
April 15, 2019
Australian Election 2019 - Who Will YOU Vote For?
Special announcement about my upcoming  4 part mini series leading up to the Australian Election in 2019. Do you Vote Liberal? Labor? Greens? One Nation? or Someone else? I would love to talk to you more about why! If you like to talk about politics, know someone who likes to talk about politics, send me an email on ideasdigest@gmail.com instagram - @ideasdigest Rob Bell episode referenced. Episode 122 - We need to talk about politics https://robbell.com/portfolio/robcast/  intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull   
03:50
April 13, 2019
There's Nothing Wrong With a 1 Night Stand
Beware the misleading click-bait title! Although we do briefly touch on the topic of one night stands, we mostly delve deep into the topic of relationships and the impact that 'time' has on how meaningfulness a relationship becomes in our lives.  We also follow take this conversation into the idea of mindfulness and how it can help us connect with those around us.  I hope you enjoy our chat with our good friend Mark Harrison as much as we did! Follow Mark Instagram: markharrison4 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/markharrison4  Connect with us Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Instagram: @ideasdigest intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull  
31:44
April 1, 2019
Seduction as a Spiritual Practice
In this episode we speak with Morgan Day Cecil about the shame that often surrounds female sexuality and we explore the idea of Seduction as a Spiritual practice.  Connect with Morgan! Instagram @morgandaycecil http://morgandaycecil.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2InnDVZX2OIEO2WV0uLNIw Connect with us Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Instagram: @ideasdigest intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull
39:57
March 25, 2019
Homosexuality & the Christian World
Dr Tim Jennings is a psychiatrist, master psychopharmacologist, spending much of his time researching the cross over between biblical principals and modern brain science.  In this episode we discuss the idea of homosexuality and how a "wrong" reading and interpretation of the biblical text has empowered a stance of judgement rather than a stance of love.  More Tim Jenning's body of work - https://comeandreason.com/index.php/en/ Stay in touch on instagram: @ideasdigest Email: ideasdigest@gmail.com intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull
32:30
March 20, 2019
You Have No Free Will
"You have no free will" Brooke speaks with Konrad discussing the idea of Free Will how the acknowledgment of limited free will has unlocked empowered Konrad to a position of great empathy for those around him.  Recorded live in Hubro Cafe Newcastle Go deeper into the idea Konrad presented -  Free will podcast -'This podcast' https://thiswithvishnu.podbean.com/ Peter Rollins - https://peterrollins.com/ Stay in touch on instagram: @ideasdigest Email: ideasdigest@gmail.com intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull
29:13
March 20, 2019
What is Ideas Digest?
Ideas digest is a podcast community that records its episodes live at Hubro in Newcastle Australia. We engage with challenging ideas on the ground level, breaking through the controversy to find our collective humanity. In this episode we introduce the concept of ideas digest and what our purpose is.  Stay in touch on instagram: @ideasdigest Email: ideasdigest@gmail.com Peter rollins clip full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4NbvHf-AI0&t=74s intro music: Lawson Hull https://soundcloud.com/lawson-hull
12:29
March 11, 2019