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Overthinking Everything with Josh Brandon

Overthinking Everything with Josh Brandon

By Josh Brandon
Welcome to Overthinking Everything, where I examine specific topics like issues, entertainment, politics, etc. to overthinking broader reaching ideas about our humanity and what makes us a "civilized" society. Through history, theology, psychology, and sociology, I explore why we are the way we are. This led me to my "Culture of Cultism" series, where I explore some of the aspects of Toxic White Southern Culture that have affected me and those around me. I also delve into a more positive side of things with ideas that help me overcome a lot of my past toxicities and process stress better.
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Overthinking Everything: Episode 109 (Part 1): The Peril of Perspective
In this episode, broken up into a few parts, I'm discussing Perspective.  I look at obtaining perspective (seeing things through others' eyes) in order to formulate your own perspective (your world-view).  We are the sum of all our parts, and that's why it's important to provide ourselves a balanced diet so our perspective is rich and diverse in ideas and experiences.  Previously, on Overthinking Everything, I explained my method for remaining sane when dealing with stressful people or circumstances:  CUPS!  I've also explored some of our history and what led us to our current ways of thinking about different issues.  I broke down our two-party system and explained how the American Workforce has been abused.  I am tying this together to explain a little more about how this division in our society right now leads back hundreds of years before this country was even a country.   Also, I discussed some of my own journey through politics and religion and how I've come to some of the conclusions to which I have come.  This hasn't been an easy road, and I'm asking some tough questions.  Ultimately, I want us to be a better people - to each other - and to ourselves.    Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea.  Why do we think the things we think and believe the things we believe?   It's not as difficult to understand, once we unplug, detach, and step back from the issue.  But, it's a journey of discovery we'll go on together, Overthinking Everything!  Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below. Follow me at www.JoshBrandonMedia.com and www.YouTube.com/JoshBrandonMedia | Twitter: JoshBrandon  | Snapchat: JoshBrandon  | Instagram: JoshBrandon  | TikTok: JoshBrandonVo  | Facebook:  JoshBrandonMedia  | https://www.imdb.me/joshbrandon  |   https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-brandon  |   https://www.patreon.com/joshbrandon   |   https://soundcloud.com/joshbrandonradio   |   Be sure to follow my Podcast on Spotify or wherever you find your favourite podcasts! www.overthinkingeverythingpodcast.com
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November 24, 2021
Overthinking Everything: Episode 108: The Human Mathematical Equation - We Are the Sum of All Our Parts (The CUPS Episode)
Continuing in the "Overcoming A Culture of Cultism" series, this follow-up to Finding Faith explores a little bit about what makes us tick.  Dealing with my own traumas has helped me better understand others through better understanding myself.  In this episode, I explore some of the traumas that shaped me and led me down the path I am on today.  I explore those traumas from different perspectives and offer tools to help you extract this sort of perspective from your own experiences.    This episode is known for introducing the CUPS method for dealing with stressful people and circumstances.    Previously, on Overthinking Everything, I've explored some of our history and what led us to our current ways of thinking about different issues.  I broke down our two-party system and explained how the American Workforce has been abused.  I am tying this together to explain a little more about how this division in our society right now leads back hundreds of years before this country was even a country.   Also, I discussed some of my own journey through politics and religion and how I've come to some of the conclusions to which I have come.  This hasn't been an easy road, and I'm asking some tough questions.  Ultimately, I want us to be a better people - to each other - and to ourselves.    Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea.  Why do we think the things we think and believe the things we believe?   It's not as difficult to understand, once we unplug, detach, and step back from the issue.  But, it's a journey of discovery we'll go on together, Overthinking Everything!  Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below. Follow me at www.JoshBrandonMedia.com and www.YouTube.com/JoshBrandonMedia | Twitter: JoshBrandon  | Snapchat: JoshBrandon  | Instagram: JoshBrandon  | TikTok: JoshBrandonVo  | Facebook:  JoshBrandonMedia  | https://www.imdb.me/joshbrandon  |   https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-brandon  |   https://www.patreon.com/joshbrandon   |   https://soundcloud.com/joshbrandonradio   |   Be sure to follow my Podcast on Spotify or wherever you find your favourite podcasts! www.overthinkingeverythingpodcast.com
01:08:57
October 11, 2021
Overthinking Everything - Canceling the Comments Section: How Your Local Media Fails at PICON
We've all done it.  Scrolling through our phones, we see a story shared by your local radio or television station.  We find it interesting, so we click.  One glance at the comments section and we're suddenly wishing Thanos could come snap half the people away.  It's stressful, toxic, and unproductive.  It puts us in a bad mood, keeps us agitated - not only as individuals - but as a community!    The local comments sections have become the playground for the intellectual bottom feeders.  I should know...I've trolled, too.  It's hard not to fall prey to it.  However, in this episode of Overthinking Everything, let's consider that it's time to cancel the comments section of local media stations.   While not regulated by the FCC (broadcasting barely is now), would the comments sections meet the standards set forth at the dawning of this technology - a foundational principle on which these broadcast entities were awarded their licenses in the first place (PICON).  Freedom of speech?  Is it?  Whether it is or it isn't a matter of Freedom, what is the cost of the comments section?  For the sake of corporate greed and post engagement, they're stoking the fires of community and societal division.    Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below.    Follow me at www.JoshBrandonMedia.com Twitter: JoshBrandon        https://twitter.com/joshbrandon​Snapchat: JoshBrandon Instagram: JoshBrandon  https://www.instagram.com/joshbrandon/​TikTok: JoshBrandonVo Facebook:  JoshBrandonMedia   https://www.facebook.com/joshbrandonv... https://www.imdb.me/joshbrandon​ https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-bran... https://www.patreon.com/joshbrandon​ https://soundcloud.com/joshbrandonradio​ Be sure to follow my Podcast on Spotify or wherever you find your favourite podcasts! https://anchor.fm/overthinkingeverything
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August 25, 2021
Overthinking Everything: "A Culture of Cultism" - Deconstructing Conservativism
When someone tells us, "I'm a Conservative", what are they REALLY telling us?  What does it meant to be Conservative in America?  In this episode, I deconstruct Conservativism and try to decode what Conservatives are REALLY trying to tell us when they brag about where they stand.    Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below.    Follow me at www.JoshBrandonMedia.com Twitter: JoshBrandon        https://twitter.com/joshbrandon​Snapchat: JoshBrandon Instagram: JoshBrandon  https://www.instagram.com/joshbrandon/​TikTok: JoshBrandonVo Facebook:  JoshBrandonMedia   https://www.facebook.com/joshbrandonv...​ https://www.imdb.me/joshbrandon​ https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-brandon​ https://www.patreon.com/joshbrandon​ https://soundcloud.com/joshbrandonradio​ Be sure to follow my Podcast on Spotify or wherever you find your favourite podcasts! https://anchor.fm/overthinkingeverything
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August 25, 2021
Overthinking Everything: Minimum Wage
Taking a look at the minimum wage, and does that mean minimum compassion?  What does it say about US that we pay someone the absolute LEAST we can?  The question was posed, "Would you give a homeless person $1 million or would you give them a job and a driver's license?"  This is problematic on SO many levels.  Let's talk about how to fix the economy...   Follow me at www.JoshBrandonMedia.com  Twitter: JoshBrandon  Snapchat: JoshBrandon  Instagram: JoshBrandon  TikTok: JoshBrandonVo  Facebook:  JoshBrandonMedia
16:07
August 25, 2021
Overthinking Everything: Labour Pains
A few thoughts on the American worker and the Labour Pains we experience.    For reference and additional reading, check out some of these sources that go into a little more depth of some of the topics I discuss:  www.joshbrandonmedia.com/labour-pains
31:37
August 25, 2021
Overthinking Everything: What Does Country Music Do With Its Audience?
Since everyone is afraid to state the glaringly obvious, I'm willing to say the things the country music trade publications won't publish.  I'm willing to start the conversation.    Who's willing to have it with me?
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August 25, 2021
Overthinking Everything: "god", In America
America and God.  We just need Apple Pie and Momma and we got us a good ol' porch pickin' good time.    We want to believe we're a godly people.  We want to believe America is a "Christian Nation", but we are the farthest thing from it.    "god", in America is a quick hit on the current state of social affairs and why liars and hypocrites bow down to cultism.    In my upcoming series "Overthinking Everything:  Overcoming a Culture of Cultism", I touch on some of these topics a little more in depth.    Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below.     Follow me at www.JoshBrandonMedia.com  Twitter: JoshBrandon        Snapchat: JoshBrandon  Instagram: JoshBrandon   TikTok: JoshBrandonVo  Facebook:  JoshBrandonMedia  https://www.imdb.me/joshbrandon​  https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-brandon​  https://www.patreon.com/joshbrandon​  https://soundcloud.com/joshbrandonradio​   Be sure to follow my Podcast on Spotify or wherever you find your favourite podcasts! https://anchor.fm/overthinkingeverything
03:39
August 25, 2021
Overthinking Everything: Politically Correct to Cancel Culture: A Brief History of Consequences & Questions of Character
We keep hearing about Cancel Culture.  I'm looking at the history of "Political Correctness" and its evolution into today's Cancel Culture.    Coming soon, in my series Overthinking Everything: Overcoming A Culture of Cultism, I examine Cancel Culture a little more in depth, along with other topics, in an effort to explain what draws our family and friends into cultism.     Follow me at www.JoshBrandonMedia.com  Twitter: JoshBrandon  Snapchat: JoshBrandon  Instagram: JoshBrandon  TikTok: JoshBrandonVo  Facebook:  JoshBrandonMedia
07:56
August 25, 2021
Overthinking Everything: Episode 107 - Finding Faith: A Culture of Cultism
Drawing back the curtain a little on my own spiritual journey to uncover some answers about a certain segment of our culture who are falling victim to charlatans and conspiracy theories.  I step back from my own faith, explaining some of the others I've come across along my journey, and redefine a new set of "Human Standards" by which we can all agree to live, regardless of our specific faith.     The Truth is revered as sacrosanct in every major spirituality of our people.  Why, then, do we allow liars to lie and pants to go afire so much?    How could someone profess a faith in Christ, but also swear undying loyalty to a MAGA flag?   Follow me at  www.JoshBrandonMedia.com  Twitter: JoshBrandon Snapchat: JoshBrandon Instagram: JoshBrandon TikTok: JoshBrandonVo Facebook:  JoshBrandonMedia
01:20:05
February 26, 2021
Overthinking Everything: QUICK THOUGHTS! Positivity
A little motivational message about maintaining a positive perspective.  
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October 19, 2020
Overthinking Everything: QUICK THOUGHTS! The NFL and Activism
Thinking about the NFL and the current BLM protests, I recall a time when I got my feathers ruffled because the NFL hijacked my experience with their activism.  
03:43
October 14, 2020
Overthinking Everything: QUICK THOUGHTS! Human Rights
Taking a quick look at Human Rights and why not just fighting for YOUR OWN rights is essential.
03:10
October 14, 2020
Overthinking Everything: Cracking The Commandment Code - Can We Celebrate Columbus Day?
In this episode, we Overthink Columbus Day and the many holidays we set aside to honour individuals.  What does it say about us and our beliefs when we celebrate maligned men through the kaleidoscope of historical perspective?  What do we hold sacred and dear?  Plus, is Columbus even worthy of celebrating?!  Who is?   Find out more as we Overthink Columbus Day!  
55:26
June 22, 2020
Overthinking Everything: (Episode 4, but really actually the 1st?) - A New Hope
An introduction of sorts!  Welcome to this cranial overload of every imaginable type of sustenance.  Buffet for the Brain, folks!  Pile the plate high.  This, though...is just a menu...so feel free to peruse the offerings of what's to come. This is the first episode of our journey. But, the 4th I've released.  Hence, a Lucasian reference, A New Hope.  Because, that's kind of what this whole new chapter is for me.   Enjoy!  
19:24
March 14, 2020
Overthinking Everything: The Human Hat Rack
Why do people demonize education?  Why do you sometimes struggle under the weight of the world on your shoulders?  It's probably because you're wearing too many hats!  If you're going to be a Human Hat Rack, at least create a strong foundation so you don't topple over.   This episode is all about the many roles we play and how education plays into them.  
29:39
March 07, 2020
Overthinking Everything: Party Crashers - The Extended Cut
Who doesn't love a party? America, that's who!  Taking an historical romp through America's political parties and stopping to focus on all the blunders of ONE party in particular - and how it translates to today!  
02:15:17
February 29, 2020
Overthinking Everything: The Progress of Bored Games
Hey kids, welcome to class!  Today we're going to "rap" about that big ol' elephant in the room of 2020.  Today we're going to learn about all the political games Washington plays to control the narrative in the media AND in our own minds.  We're going to talk about a deliberate movement to silence the voice of the people, and the new movement that's speaking louder than any right now!   Today, I'm going to give you rich history of.... Democratic Socialism!  AND, I'm gonna tell you why, even if you are strongly opposed to the idea, you're already supporting it in practice.  I'll tell you why people are SO afraid of it.   So, bring me my apple, dammit...and get ready to take notes because today...we're moving our pieces around some very bored games. 
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February 11, 2020