The Adam Bomb

The Adam Bomb

By Adam Li Khan
Interesting things to blow your mind.
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The Righteous Mind: Why We Are Politically Divided
Why can't liberals and conservatives get along? Has something changed? Can something be done about it? Jonathan Haidt's book, "The Righteous Mind," provides the best answers I think we'll find. I discuss the book in this podcast. I make a mistake in this podcast, and I'd like to apologize to Haidt for  it. I refer to him as a moral philosopher. He's a moral psychologist.  Although he was originally interested in philosophy, when he found  psychology, he switched and has never looked back. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and co-author with Klassy Evans of How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English).  https://www.adamlikhan.com/
31:20
March 27, 2020
Your Built-in Antidote for Anxiety and Stress
We all know about the fight-or-flight response, but many of us are not aware of the built-in, natural recovery response, or how to activate it. But you are about to find out. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and co-author with Klassy Evans of How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English).    https://www.adamlikhan.com/
07:31
March 22, 2020
A Reframe on People Buying Out Toilet Paper During the Coronavirus Crisis
Why are people buying toilet paper? Why is it selling so fast? Are people stupid? Crazy? Freaking out? I don't think so. And I don't think it does us any good to judge others so harshly. Here in this brief podcast I offer an alternative explanation. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and co-author with Klassy Evans of How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English). https://www.adamlikhan.com/
03:09
March 20, 2020
Relieve Anxiety by Fleeing into a Purpose
As a human being, you need a compelling purpose. Otherwise you are prone to anxiety. In this episode I explore three different ways you can relieve anxiety by fleeing into a purpose. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and co-author with Klassy Evans of How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English). https://www.adamlikhan.com/
15:38
March 20, 2020
An Easy Thing You Can Do To Lower Your Stress Level: Judge Not
We all get a dopamine hit from feeling self righteous, but it adds a level of stress that we don't need. And it is pretty easy to stop doing it. I have a suggestion of what you can do instead.
06:50
March 15, 2020
How Taiwan Stopped a Coronavirus Epidemic
This is a short podcast about how Taiwan managed to be one of the most successful countries at dealing with the coronavirus.
04:02
March 14, 2020
Literally Saving the Earth by Regenerating Grassland
The way to save the largest ecosystem on land is so counterintuitive it will blow your mind. This is about meat, how it's produced and the consequences of the different ways of producing it. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and co-author with Klassy Evans of How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English). https://www.adamlikhan.com/
16:46
November 27, 2019
Girl Raised By Monkeys: A True Story
This is the true story of a girl who was "raised" by a troop of Capuchin monkeys in a Columbian jungle, and lived to tell about it.
12:06
November 9, 2019
Change HOW You Think (As Opposed to WHAT You Think)
You can make your life more difficult and unpleasant, OR you can make your life easier and more enjoyable, by not just changing WHAT you're thinking, but by changing HOW you're thinking it.
25:19
November 2, 2019
Gain a New Perspective
Change the way you look at something, especially something that's bothering you. There are many ways to do that, and we cover some of them in this podcast. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and co-author with Klassy Evans of How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English). https://www.adamlikhan.com/
22:34
October 17, 2019
Can your tongue make you better looking?
We explore the concept of your habitual tongue posture and its effect on your facial structure.
17:09
October 5, 2019
Fungi Helping Plants Grow
Some kinds of fungi form cooperative relationships with plants. The plants give the fungus sugars and the fungus gives the plants nutrients and water. They benefit each other. Sometimes plants give up to 1/3 of the sugars that they produce to the fungus. Voluntarily. Somewhere around 95% of all plants in the world are capable of forming these kinds of relationships with fungi. If you want to help a plant grow, this is something to look into.
15:47
September 29, 2019
Guns, Germs and Steel
Why was it Europeans that conquered the globe rather than some other culture? Why did Europeans give so many diseases to Native Americans? Why didn't Native Americans give lots of diseases to Europeans? What are the essential ingredients of civilization? Find the answer in this podcast. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and co-author with Klassy Evans of How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English). https://www.adamlikhan.com/
27:03
September 20, 2019
An interesting quote from the book "Brilliant Green."
It's a short quote about how plants affect people, their ability to concentrate, and their health.
07:30
September 18, 2019