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Sneaky Religion (Inspired by Chris Blackeby)
The Epoch Crew breaks down Chris Blackeby's talk about Living From Heaven. Chris's talk, located in the Epoch library, digs into the core of where we are, how we see the world, and why we may want to shift our perspective. 
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March 21, 2020
Do You Speak The Language Of Heaven? (Inspired by Graham Cooke)
The epoch crew dissects Graham Cooke's take on the Language of Heaven and how it can potentially shift our perspective in a huge way. This Conversation Worth Having stems from a Graham Cook Video - The Language of Heaven, and we discuss: what we tune our mindset to reframing how we see problems is it possible for anything to be against you? how we want change, but also don't want to go through changing being able to be joyful in any situation the narratives we create and engage with reality vs our experience what is Earth even about? the nuance of energy being active vs passive with the input we receive an illustration from Matt of a true story Resource/s Mentioned Don Miguel Ruiz Christopher Blackeby Find us here, too: New Age Christianity Evolving Parent Tico & Tina | The Liberation Collective
51:15
March 7, 2020
No One's Ready for What's Coming This Decade
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast, Evolving Parent brings up the topic of the crazy advancements that will be happening in this decade and what it will mean for our kids...
1:10:00
February 15, 2020
Exposing Hidden Secrets of Money (Mike Maloney)
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast, we discuss Mike Maloney's Hidden Secrets of Money and the unbelievable truth of our monetary system - most people have no idea, do you?
54:43
February 1, 2020
The Purpose Driven LIE
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast, we discuss purpose. Does everyone have a bigger purpose, or are some people meant to just kick back and chill?
1:09:27
January 18, 2020
Jonathan Welton: Out with the Old, In with the New
On this first episode of Season 2 of the Epoch Podcast, we introduce our new format and then jump right into our first conversation centered around one of the perspective-shifting videos we've shared in the Epoch Library. Access extras like outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more via our Patreon. This Conversation Worth Having stems from Dr. Jonathan Welton's teaching From Old to New, and we discuss: * How much of an impact this teaching had on our lives when we first heard it* How Jonathan gives a lot of context for things that have long been misunderstood in the Bible* The issue of unattributed quotes in the Bible - like how 1 Corinthians is really 2nd Corinthians, etc.* How no one on Earth has a covenant with God* Preterism, 70 AD, and the mark of the beast* The rapture and the Left Behind series that greatly furthered that belief.* The most embarrassing passage in scripture, according to CS Lewis* The transition of the covenants and the tension of learning how to live and relate in the new one, and the typology of the transition* Staying safe vs growing Resource/s Mentioned Dr. Martin TrenchUnderstanding the Whole BibleLeft Behind Find us here, too:
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January 4, 2020
What Do We Know, Anyway? Reflecting on 2019 Conversations
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we reflect on some of the conversations we had in 2019 - what have we done with what we've talked about? Do we have new or additional thoughts? Yes, yes we do. Topics we get into: * Christina sets the record straight on hangers* take the *new and improved* LEMON Leadership test online* Christina has a thought to add to the Gender & Sexual Identity episode* Christina has more questions on the Radical Honesty & Vulnerability episode - How do you realize when you're lying to yourself? How do you identify the *real* you and how much of that is a choice?* David brings up the Biohacking episode and we talk about how much more mainstream it's all becoming and the huge cost difference between DIY stuff and having it done by "professionals", the God/Dr complex, and some of the ethical implications of all of it* Jen wants to know where everyone's at with Youpreneurship since that episode - David & Christina have recognized a huge key to acceleration in their lives, and everyone's thinking about creating passive income* Austin has some more thoughts about how religion is continuing to shift and we share about different things we're seeing on that front* We all share closing thoughts on Season 1 of the Epoch Podcast Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/gender-and-sexual-identity-love-vs-law/ https://theepoch.org/how-we-lie-to-ourselves-and-others/ https://theepoch.org/biohacking-human-optimization-for-beginners/ https://theepoch.org/pros-and-cons-of-the-youpreneur-and-digital-nomad-lifestyle/ https://theepoch.org/internet-called-said-your-religion-is-dying/ Lauren ZanderDr. David SinclairUnnatural SelectionDr. Bruce Lipton and Biology of BeliefDr. Caroline Leaf Find us here, too:
1:10:07
November 23, 2019
Gender and Sexual Identity – Love vs Law
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we tackle ideas about gender and sexuality and finding it hard to keep up with the ever-changing language. Some of us had thoughts we didn't expect prior to researching, so it was definitely a conversation worth having! https://youtu.be/t17ZpkpKIog Topics we get into: * the problem of language* the genderbread person - understanding the perception of gender identity vs gender expression vs biological sex vs sexual orientation* interactions with others based on gender* statistics of physical ambiguity and the very real issues it can cause* the recognition that many of us have, at points, unjustly written these issues off* it's easier to control confused people...* what age do people really know themselves?* it's hard enough to be a teen and preteen, let alone one who's dealing with gender and sexual identity issues* why couldn't body positivity be used in a broader sense?* body dysmorphia and neural body mapping* the inconvenience of minorities and our responsibility* why "marriage"?* does your soul or spirit have a gender?* male energy vs female energy* how everyone has male and female components* the importance of taking all the factors into account vs assuming things just are* trauma and abuse and the goal of healthy, whole people* why law is never the compassionate solution Resource/s Mentioned Joe Rogan/Adam Ruins Everythingthe ACE test Find us here, too:
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November 16, 2019
Personality Profiling: Putting People in 4 Little Boxes
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss personality and the value and drawbacks of classifying and labeling people... https://youtu.be/oUlpbAkdE-A Topics we get into: * the human desire to belong, even if it's to an anti-group* DISC, Personality Plus, spirit animals* the danger of getting stuck in your ways* learning to value everyone* embracing change* the difference between what goes on inside you vs how you express your personality* primary and secondary personality classification* how the test results overlap* temperament vs personality vs character* weaknesses being strengths taken too far* motivations and desires of different personalities* wanting to have a different personality* strengths and weaknesses of the different personalities* personalities as related to God's character* animals as a different dynamic of understanding personalities Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/lemon-leadership-a-juicy-look-into-how-people-work/ 12 archetypes - Carl JungTake the DISC test we took.Take the Personality Plus test we took. (you definitely need to know how they define the words they use, which is in the book here Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself)Personality Plus for Couples: Understanding Yourself and the One You LoveTake the Smalley animal test we took. Find us here, too:
1:05:48
November 10, 2019
Mostly Monthly: Rebelling, Bitcoin, Qanon Disappearance
On this Mostly Monthly episode of the Epoch Podcast we start off with something light - what dinner rules we're rebelling against as adults :) We also get a Bitcoin update from Matt and ponder the disappearance of Qanon. https://youtu.be/xAtWKls0oqc Topics we get into: * dinner rules we don't follow* things adults want to do with their food* personal stories about birthday cake* Bitcoin thoughts* Qanon missing* suspect politicians [no individual posts for this episode] Resource/s Mentioned qmap.pubProject VeritasPraying MedicDan CoatsBen Shapiro Products Recommended in This Episode Find us here, too:
49:53
November 2, 2019
How to Connect with Yourself in a World of Distraction
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss meditation - benefits, misconceptions, techniques, personal experience... In this conversation worth having we do a pretty good job of demystifying the topic and I daresay you just might be inspired and motivated by what meditation can do in your life. https://youtu.be/ZmezqHuWs48 Topics we get into: * Why is meditation important?* the problem of being disconnected from yourself in a digital age* old school Christian triggers of meditation* physical benefits of meditation* the struggle of slowing down and focusing for meditation* different types of meditation* how meditation affects brainwaves, and the different outcomes you get from being in different brainwave states* steering away from legalism* personal experiences* praying in tongues and transcendental meditation* aphantasia and meditation* third eye* guided meditation* meditation misconceptions* meditation tips and tools Our Posts for This Episode Tico & Tina | How to Turn Meditation from a Boring Chore to Something You Love Resource/s Mentioned Audrey MarcusIan ClaytonPsych-KJoe Dispenza - You Are the PlaceboHeadspaceMuse Find us here, too:
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October 26, 2019
The Psychology of Halloween
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss Halloween... oooooo. We come from somewhat different perspectives, from those of us who have never celebrated the holiday, to those who have a blast picking out their family costumes. Find out if we got any closer to being on the same page! ;) https://youtu.be/JsvoYdonsV4 Topics we get into: * our backgrounds with Halloween* religion and Halloween* history of Halloween* energy of Halloween* people who enjoy being scared* how Halloween evolved* suspicions and paranoia vs reality* a personal experience* the fascination with darkness and evil* the psychology of wearing costumes* the underlying push for desensitization* the power of where we put our focus Our Posts for This Episode Tico & Tina | Redeeming Halloween - from Scary to Sentimental Resource/s Mentioned SamhainDay of the DeadCocoArizona Wilder13 bloodlines Find us here, too:
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October 19, 2019
The Ins, Outs, and Upside Downs of Consciousness
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss all the weirdness that is consciousness... What do we know from science? What do we feel? And what's even real anyway? We do a pretty good job of tackling this subject from a variety of angles - definitely a conversation worth having! https://youtu.be/8MlikT69Qp8 Topics we get into: * What is consciousness?* Who/what has consciousness?* Does nature have emotions?* how emotions are binary...* universal consciousness* how vibration/energy plays into consciousness* levels of consciousness as related to processing ability* emotional vs intellectual consciousness* How do time and dimension fit in the equation?* altering consciousness through drugs* measuring group consciousness - humanity on the same wavelength and predicting the future* subconscious vs conscious mind - do we really have free will?* ego* time and space as a context for experience* learning to tune into different channels of consciousness* the problem of reason* Does the internet have a part in the consciousness of humanity? Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie |Matt & Jen |Tico & Tina | You Never Remember the Beginning of Your Dream - My Personal Inception Resource/s Mentioned David ChalmersDouble slit experimentThe Secret Life of PlantsThomas NagelGiulio ToniniThomas TrowardGlobal Consciousness ProjectClif HighSam HarrisPsych-KAlan Watts Find us here, too:
1:13:04
October 13, 2019
Mostly Monthly: Global Currency Reset and More!
On this Mostly Monthly episode of the Epoch Podcast we talk about a variety of things in the news, which result in discussions about a potential Global Currency Reset, humanity waking up, and too much concentrated power. https://youtu.be/FSjVyJ8SgtM Topics we get into: * an oil field being taken out and the associated potential oil shortage/higher gas prices* how the US makes other countries pay for things* the potential of a Global Currency Reset* people trying to save tigers and inadvertently killing them* humanity waking up* the sudden closing of Game Stops and the trend of brick and mortar stores going away* Amazon and the problem of too much concentrated power [no individual posts for this episode] Resource/s Mentioned Henry KissingerOPECBRICSBretton Woods SystemBloomberg TVChristine LagardeThe Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield and the movieThe Alchemist - Paulo Coelho Products Recommended in This Episode Soldering Find us here, too:
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October 5, 2019
The Water Crisis You Didn’t Know We’re Facing
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss a topic I daresay most people aren't aware of - the water crisis in their own proverbial backyard. Water shortage isn't just a problem somewhere across the globe, it's happening in the US, and faster than you would guess. We keep this conversation worth having a lot less boring than you might think ;) https://youtu.be/sTG0oAA3918 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42wAORmzC6Q&feature=youtu.be Access Extras Outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more! Topics we get into: * why didn't we already know about this?* misconceptions about how the water cycle works* where all our water is and discrepancies between how fast we're using it and how fast it's being replenished* what prescription drugs and other pollutants are doing in our water* how our water is actually being used
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September 28, 2019
How We Lie to Ourselves and Others
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss honesty and vulnerability - the stories we tell ourselves, the masks we wear... Does authenticity mean we can't edit? Is there validity to curating the good? What stories serve us well? And how do our personal communication styles come into play? Let's get vulnerable! https://youtu.be/74bOKwzZRmI Topics we get into: * how different personalities receive and process information* where the stories we tell ourselves come from* polite culture* honesty vs truth* different levels of communication* David & Christina's communication policy* masks we wear to preserve our image* different layers of ourselves* being fake vs enjoying beauty and choosing to focus on good* comparison and expectation gap* shift in values* tailoring our communication* setting our kids up for success* the problem of intent vs reception* the vulnerability of joy Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie |Matt & Jen |Tico & Tina | Resource/s Mentioned Dr. Brad Blanton - Radical HonestyBrene Brown TED talkBrene Brown Netflix specialLauren ZanderTom Bilyeu interviewDr. Gay Hendricksthe Four Agreements - Don Miguel RuizEckhart Tolle - the watcherPolite vs FrankThomas TrowardRaymond Charles Barker Find us here, too:
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September 21, 2019
How Intention Changes the Laws of Physics
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we explore the power of intention. How much effect does intention have in our lives? What about subconscious intention, secret intention, group intention??? https://youtu.be/MPbT2J6evoM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42wAORmzC6Q&feature=youtu.be Access Extras Outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more! Topics we get into: * Could the current states countries find themselves in stem from the intention that founded them?* David's personal experience growing up in Latin America* the Black Legend* subconscious vs conscious intent* how a victim mindset makes you easy prey* how collective intent and collective identity are a positive feedback loop* the crazy monkey experiment that shows how things are passed down... and out?* how (false) barriers are broken - in our minds* the huge part culture plays as a driving force of our society, and how it's used to take over the world - culture spreading* what part Hollywood and the elites play* consciousness and the creative energy of the subconscious* symbolism and imagery in entertainment* how our underlying beliefs affect our conscious intent* exponential growth* freeing the media* psychoenergetic science and scientific studies done on the effects of intention* how intention changes the laws of physics* how science is changing* the changing of the ages* the Maharishi Effect - how meditation is measurable Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie | Intentionality: The Secret to Rapid Personal Growth and Changing Your LifeMatt & Jen |Tico & Tina | Resource/s Mentioned 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before ColumbusCivilization gameDr. William TillerThe Intention Experiment - Lynn McTaggartThe Power of EightDeepak ChopraGregg BradenBruce LiptonJoe DispenzaThe Power of Decision Find us here, too:
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September 14, 2019
Mostly Monthly: Sarcastic News Commentary – Jeffrey Epstein, Prince George, Amazon Rainforest
On this Mostly Monthly episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the Amazon Rainforest fires hype, the Prince George ballet scandal, how that relates to Jeffrey Epstein, and all the weirdness in between. https://youtu.be/TmmRZygaR-Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42wAORmzC6Q&feature=youtu.be Access Extras Outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more! Topics we get into: * Amazon Rainforest statistics and the truth behind the hype* the potential of single-handedly reforesting areas* who we should really be boycotting ;)* Laura Spencer's sarcastic reporting about Prince George taking ballet and the uproar in the dance community (Jen has personal connection to that)* what "news" is now - in part, the problem of a 24-hour news cycle* the deep, dark hole of Jeffrey Epstein* the suspicious series of things that happened in the prison he was in* the post that appeared on 4chan prior to national news coming out about Epstein's death - information from supposedly inside* how Prince Andrew fits into it all* conspiracy theory thoughts, Ray Chandler, Qanon [no individual posts for this episode] Resource/s Mentioned One Strange Rock - Will Smith/National GeographicPraying Medic Products Recommended in This Episode Find us here, too:
1:04:56
September 7, 2019
Blazing Through the Minefield of Political Correctness
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the minefield of political correctness... is society changing for the better or are we all just kidding ourselves? We don't tiptoe too timidly in this conversation worth having! https://youtu.be/U5pNjNhAjRk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42wAORmzC6Q&feature=youtu.be Access Extras Outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more! Topics we get into: * definition of political correctness* saying the "right" things vs actual beliefs* Jen's personal experience with pronoun preferences and the awkwardness it created* the problem of drawing more attention to these things and self-fulfilling prophecy* Matt's personal experience with problematic testing* political correctness' need for oppression* moral self-licensing* censorship and freedom of speech* how suppressing dialogue suppresses growth* the reality of echo chambers* how political correctness promotes collectivism* the core issue political correctness stems from* the value of political correctness* the very interesting reality of stereotype threat* the politicizing of relevant human issues* the importance of honor and the big difference even very simple expressions of love can make Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie |Does Political Correctness ACTUALLY Work?!?Matt & Jen |Tico & Tina | 2 Sinister Facets of Political Correctness You Didn’t Know Resource/s Mentioned JP SpearsJordan Peterson videoMorgan Freeman quote Find us here, too: Transcript (introductions) Jen 0:00 Political Correctness versus inclusion. Is it better to look the part or be the part? Matt 0:05 How dare you? Austin 0:07 attention goes where energy flows? Matt 0:11 How absolutely dare you, sir. Joanie 0:15 If you can't hold the public group accountable, then what's up with group rights? Matt 0:19 Bigot. Christina 0:21 Without free speech, there is no true thought. Matt 0:25 Typical white male, David 0:31 like the venerable Admiral Akbar would say, it's a trap. Jen 0:37 It's ma'am. Matt 0:50 Welcome to the epic podcaster weekly dose. Your cisgender straight White male hosts, Jen 0:56 I'm Jen, I'm normal. Austin 0:58 Austin, just a white male, Christian. Joanie 1:02 I'm Joanie. Christina 1:04 I'm Christina. David 1:06 I'm David. Matt 1:08
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August 31, 2019
The Four Agreements and Being Stuck in Your Own Head
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the book, the Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. What's going on in that head of yours that's not serving you? https://youtu.be/emlzMO2qqwQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42wAORmzC6Q&feature=youtu.be Access Extras Outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more! Topics we get into: * Toltec wisdom* layers of the agreements* being impeccable with your word* speaking with integrity, saying what you mean* speaking negatively about yourself and others (gossip)* how the words we use cast spells* a time Matt said something hurtful to Jen* how words are just the way we agree to talk about underlying truths* expectations* how to not take anything personally* how we all live only in our own heads* living from assumptions* a personal story of Christina trying to figure out what the heck was up with her friends - when trying to assume the best doesn't work* how our brains want things to make sense* how life is for you* the good energy that comes from always doing your best and what that means for perfectionists Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie | How to Find Heaven on EarthMatt & Jen |Tico & Tina | Language Matters, and Don Miguel Ruiz Doesn't Speak Mine Resource/s Mentioned The Fifth Agreement Find us here, too: Transcript (introductions) Matt 2:02 And this week's episode, we are talking about a book called The Four Agreements written by Don Miguel Ruiz. And I really think this is a conversation worth having. Because this book ties up several things that go on, internally, I think anyways, into four tidy concepts that are easy to relate to the first one, which is being impeccable with your word. So how did you guys internalize that concept of being impeccable with your word? Nobody did . Ok… Jen 2:41 Well, and there's this fun little, um, I guess…. I'm done. Matt 2:49 This is this is really good. Jen 2:52 Yes, um so part of it, there's a component there is a visual aid for those of you who like that kind of thing. And that it has four different sections to it. So be impeccable with your word. A) would be speak with integrity, B) is say what you mean, and C) is avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others, and D) is use the power of Your Word, and the direction of your truth and love. Matt 3:19 Well, that was very teachery . Jen 3:20 You're welcome. So if people are looking for more what that looks likes, looks like and sounds like that's, that's some additional information. Austin 3:32 One of the things about the Four Agreements that if you unpack the Four Agreements itself is the original book by Don Miguel Ruiz. And it's the first of I think it's now 13 diff...
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August 24, 2019
Why Money Isn’t What You Think it Is
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the hidden secrets of money. These are things the majority of people don't know, but should definitely understand about something that is so integral to our daily life! https://youtu.be/oAJU0QLBXng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42wAORmzC6Q&feature=youtu.be Access Extras Outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more! Topics we get into: * Mike Maloney's hidden secrets of money series* the group of people who decides money policy and why we don't have a real free market or capitalism* parallels between Gladiator/Rome and our real life* the grim lie of the dollar* what Nixon started* BRICS and IMF World Bank - who won't deal with Europe or the US anymore* the possibility of a currency reset and how that would work* the reality of faith needed for currency* secret audits to prepare for a reset?* possibilities with blockchain and cryptocurrency* quantitative easing* the way the US is distracted by entertainment so as not to know the truth about what's going on behind the scenes* Universal Basic Income* exponential growth* preparedness Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie | The Truth about Money and Why We Need a Global Currency ResetMatt & Jen |Tico & Tina | Capitalism is a Lie, and 3 Other Things You Need to Know About Our Economy Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/hidden-secrets-of-money-9-mike-maloney/ https://theepoch.org/hidden-secrets-of-money-10-mike-maloney/ https://theepoch.org/the-hidden-secrets-of-money-4-mike-maloney/ https://theepoch.org/why-you-should-want-robots-to-steal-your-job/ Gladiator Find us here, too: Transcript (introductions) Matt 1:01 And this week, we are talking about a couple of videos that we all watched. Just recently, Mike Maloney's series, the hidden secrets of money, episodes nine and 10. I'm a big fan of Mike Maloney, personally, you know, there's, he's in the gold business, but he's not like exclusively all about gold, and everything else sucks. You know, there's, there's people in the industry that are like that, I think, you know, for me, I can no longer take Peter Schiff very seriously. Whereas, Mike, he's, he's open to everything, and I love it. What do you guys think about Mike? Austin 1:44 For me, Mike is like i for i have a degree in finance. And, you know, there's so much that people don't understand about money, and the economics and the economy and how it all works. And I've multiple times throughout the years, have shown people episode number four of the hidden secrets of money that basically talks about how our current system works and how it's a giant scam.
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August 17, 2019
Freedom is Not in Style: Controlling Our Fellowman
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the dehumanization of our fellowman that's taking place in mass quantities through a prison system that leaves much to be desired. Why aren't we modeling programs that have much higher success rates? What are we actually trying to accomplish here??? It's easy to ignore, but there are many innocent people whose lives have been destroyed, and that could be you. https://youtu.be/WGrQKCOnyQ4 View Full Transcript https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42wAORmzC6Q&feature=youtu.be Access Extras Outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more! Topics we get into: * the US prison system's gross overpopulation compared statistically to the rest of the world* How did we end up with the current incarceration problem?* Are private prisons part of the problem or solution?* What goal is the whole system actually trying to accomplish?* How we are plain and simply dehumanizing people* President Trump's push for better training and equipping of inmates to return to society more successfully* examples of absolutely ridiculous reasons for imprisonment and outrageous associated costs* how freedom is not in style* changing marijuana laws and those who are still imprisoned* the struggle of injustice for those coming out of the prison system compared to those in free society* when cocaine was legal... and the war on drugs problem* profiling and segregation* Portugal's drug program successes* trying to control your fellowman* people whose lives are stolen from them through wrong convictions and the importance of awareness in general* the breakdown of families caused by imprisonment Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie |Matt & Jen |Tico & Tina | Why You Should Care About the Broken US Prison System Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/social-credit-be-sure-your-sins-will-find-you-out/ New Age ChristianityCulture of Honor - Danny Silk Find us here, too: Transcript (introductions) Matt 1:07 And this week, we are talking about the prison system. I don't know if we actually decided that we were just talking about here in the US or globally. But there's some interesting stats, I think that would help put things in context. context, the US is approximately 5% of the world population, yet we have 25% of the world's prison population. That population has increased 700% since the 80s. And that's around the time when mandatory sentencing kind of kicked in. So what were the big things that you guys saw? Like? I mean, I guess the question I was thinking about first is like, why why do we imprison people? what's the what's the base reasoning for that?
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August 10, 2019
Mostly Monthly: News Bias, Crypto Update, Area 51, NONES, Lost Cities
On this Mostly Monthly episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss news bias and get an update on the state of cryptocurrency. One of us is counted in the "storm area 51" numbers, one of us thinks she might be a NONE, and I bet you didn't know about these lost cities in the US! https://youtu.be/_v7UW0tYsBc View Full Transcript https://youtu.be/42wAORmzC6Q Outtakes, personal stories, discounts, giveaways, and more! Access Extras Topics we get into: * Taylor Swift just whining?* "smirking kid", Trump quote, and the twisting of news* How Google (and others?) manipulate search results* What's happening with cryptocurrency?* Bakkt, Bitcoin bubble, blockchain* Winning and losing with cryptocurrency and how it's taxed* Facebook's cryptocurrency - Libra* the Area 51 event, Bob Lazar* the military drug testing without permission* How vaccines are not regulated* Matt's personal story and the efficacy or side effects of vaccinations* How NONES are the fastest growing group* the problem with labels and the desire for labels* lost cities in the US and how different the history we've been taught is* Could Mormon history have a leg to stand on after all? (Book of Mormon) [no individual posts for this episode] Resource/s Mentioned Project VeritasJoe Rogan podcast with Bob Lazar1491 by Charles C Mann Products Recommended in This Episode
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August 3, 2019
Hacking Your Energy: Why Affirmations Fail
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss biohacking with energy and some of the many different modalities you can use, as well as our personal experiences. You might be surprised to realize some of the things you're already doing, or inspired to try something new! https://youtu.be/RRQZ8z8aIso Topics we get into: * belief and emotions role in health and experience of living* science mixing with spirituality - quantum physics proving all the things* your life as a reflection of your beliefs* the energy around words* how our subconscious mind runs our lives* epigenetics - how our DNA is only the blueprint, but we're the contractor* why affirmations don't really work* why there's no one-size-fits-all formula* the oldest energy work modality* why some of us won't pray for people* why faith is unavoidable* the glorification of being oppressed* how what we learn is automatically passed down* muscle testing the effects of praying in tongues* EFT / tapping, acupuncture* using substances to access the subconscious mind* isolation tank experiences* binaural beats* the role of intention in modalities - praying for your food* the importance of awareness - spirit, soul, body* laughter and sound therapy* the plant experiment - proving thoughts are real* using modalities as a crutch Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie | Matt & Jen | Tico & Tina | Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/the-biology-of-belief-dr-bruce-lipton/ Psych-KDr Caroline LeafThe Secret / The Law of AttractionDr Rhonda Patrick - Found My FitnessSpiritRadical.comEmotion Code and Body CodeThe Intention Experiment - Lynn McTaggartThe Secret Life of Plants Find us here, too: Transcript (introductions) Matt 1:01 This week we're talking about biohacking with energy. So, previous week, we talked about biohacking through a variety of modalities, whether it was through nutrition or things that you could do exercises, mental exercises, whatever. This week, though, specifically, we're targeting it on energy practices. So there are a variety of levels of experience in this podcast. Like, I've got maybe a limited basis, but I've gone through the Psych-K Basic, which is short for psychological, kinesiology, and psyche advanced.
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July 27, 2019
Biohacking & Human Optimization for Beginners
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss some of the ins and outs of biohacking and some of our personal experience with human optimization. What's safe? What are some of the best things you can start with? What are some of the things to be careful with? Find out in this conversation worth having! https://youtu.be/nhG2Lp0piU0 Topics we get into: * Definition of biohacking and different classifications of biohacking - grinder, nutrigenomics, energy work* Human optimization* The pharmaceutical industry* Self-experimentation and being fined* Vaccinations* Antibiotics* Creating stacks* Filling your own capsules to dramatically lower costs* Reasons for biohacking* Some of the things Matt uses and the benefits he experiences* The importance of self-awareness for experimentation* The prevalence of microdosing in Silicon Valley* Crazy effects of binaural beats* Muscle testing* The problem of nutrition when food is less nutritious, and widely varying qualities of ingredients* allopathic* Lymph node massage and toxin clearing method* Orthorexia* Cold showers - brown adipose tissue* Matt got kicked out of the Wim Hof Facebook group* Infrared sauna - heat shock proteins* Neurobics and crossing midlines* Whole-brain posture technique* Easy biohacking methods to get started* Matt's biohacking testimony of getting rid of 14-year knee pain* Goodies you can find on our Patreon page Our Posts for This Episode Austin & Joanie |Matt & Jen |Tico & Tina | The Best Way to Fail as an Entrepreneur is to Do it Alone Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/the-biology-of-belief-dr-bruce-lipton/ Quest NutritionTim FerrissAlpha GPCCholineHuperzine AArrestinsLimitlessJoe RoganAlpha BrainNoopeptHuperzine Aacetyl l’carnitineModafinilAdderallRitalinBallmer’s Peak Binaural BeatsBrain.FMPSYCH-KEmotion Code and Body CodeDr. Joe Dispenza
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July 20, 2019
Pros and Cons of the Youpreneur and Digital Nomad Lifestyle
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss entrepreneurship, working from home, the concept of location independence and digital nomads, and Youpreneurs... We have a lot of personal experience to draw on, especially about what not to do ;) https://youtu.be/iKCrzYnNMcE Topics we get into: * David & Christina's experience with being digital nomads* Definition of Youpreneur* Offering services vs creating courses* You have something to teach people* The scarcity mentality of being afraid to niche* Trolling* One of the things successful people have in common* Giving people a teaser of what you have to offer* Components of a personal brand vs simply making a living online* The importance of niche-ing, especially as an idea person* The paradox of limitation increasing creativity* Being your own boss* The problem with being known for a message* How to stay motivated* The pastor of the future* The importance of consistency and grit* Types of ways to make money online- affiliate marketing- elearning- mastermind groups/membership sites- ecommerce- author- live events/webinars- ads and sponsored content/brand deals- FBA/drop shipping- ebay, etc.- freelancing- digital products through marketplaces- coaching* Passive income and the benefits of digital products* Flipping the switch of abundance* Ability to reach the whole world* A great example of seemingly random abundance* Why you don't need big numbers to be successful* The longtail strategy/* Some of our favorite tools* Choosing the right social media focus* More than enough to go around * Self-sabotage and sneaky beliefs Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Jen | Tico & Tina | Matt | Kat | Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/product/spirit-and-truth-2016-mp3/ LEMON Leadership podcastyoupreneur.comUpwork, FiverrUdemy, Sitepoint, PluralsightChris Ducker, Pat Flynn, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins, Kerwin Rae, Bill Johnson, Danny SilkGlenn Beck -
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July 13, 2019
Mostly Monthly: Can CBD Oil Save Us from 5G Dangers?
On this Mostly Monthly episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss possible dangers of 5G and augmented reality becoming a normal part of life, the amazing benefits of CBD oil and how humans are actually designed for it?!, and the Taylor Swift/Scooter Braun outrage and being a creator in the digital age. https://youtu.be/qYhM3mL2ubA Topics we get into: * 5G and augmented reality* harmful effects of AR* color psychology of restaurants* dangers of 5G* internet access being manipulated/inequality* electrosmog effects on health* going dark/off the grid at night* the problem with the studies being done with 5G* 5G used in crowd control* link the article with health concerns* importance of self-awareness and spiritual skills for health* CBD oil in vogue - so long, boring old essential oils* CBD vs THC* endocannabinoid system - humans have special receptors for this* conditions helped by CBD oil* cannabinoid deficiency* why you can't overdose on CBD and THC* how cannabinoids affect serotonin and memories* why cannabinoids are better than other drugs* how well CBD works* what to look for when buying CBD* Taylor Swift music feud* using blockchain to solve content creator problems* comparing commissioned music to commissioned painting* digital rights - pirating and bootlegging* the business side of music - playing devil's advocate* crony capitalism invasion* Michael Jackson music collection [no individual posts for this episode] Resource/s Mentioned Ready Player OnePot documentary - Netflix "Explained" Episode 9Kelly Clarkson, Weezer, RadioheadMedici familyPharma Bro Martin Shkreli's Wu-Tang albumbaby shark and Johnny JohnnyDon Miguel RuizThomas Troward -
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July 6, 2019
LEMON Leadership: A Juicy Look into How People Work
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we dive into the different styles of how people lead - from motivations, to how they feel appreciated, to even disparities in what they consider to actually be "work". This is a big eye-opener on how to value people and be most successful in your projects and interactions. https://youtu.be/hr_OnxX_BgE Topics we get into: * Introduction to LEMON Leadership* The value of personality testing* A story from the book* Possible problems from testing* Majoring on strengths vs working on weaknesses* RAS/how our sense of identity protects itself* "Lead from identity"* Considering scenarios/perspectives for assessing* Spheres of leadership* Explanation of the different LEMONS* Weakness of the book* Ways leadership styles feel appreciation* A deeper look into some of the leadership styles* How we relate to the different styles* Shoutout to our friend Chris* What different leadership styles consider to be "work"* Short term vs long term thinking* Matt's last-minute work habits* How society's motivations are changing * Some of our personal experience with motivation in work* David's experience with the dark side* Appreciating and honoring the different styles Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Jen | Tico & Tina | Is a Fear of Stereotypes Stopping You from Thriving?Matt | Resource/s Mentioned LEMON Leadership - Brett JohnsonPersonality PlusDISCMyers BriggsStrengths FinderEnneagramArchetypes - Carl JungEmotional IntelligenceGary VaynerchukDr. Caroline Leaf - The Gift in You Find us here, too:
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June 29, 2019
Red Pill or Blue Pill? Our Personal Spiritual Journeys
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss our personal spiritual journeys and some of the spiritual lenses or beliefs we came from that have shaped our experiences with God. https://youtu.be/tRD1rbE-GsY Topics we get into: * Everything is spiritual/our spiritual foundation* Jen's private school experience and goals growing up* Denominational lenses* Suffering for God* Matt's boot camp spiritual discovery experience* God controlling everything* The right formula for praying* How our relationship with God parallels human parenting* Kat's organic personal spiritual journey* Doing hard spirit-led stuff* The Matrix - red pill/blue pill* Born again - of water and Spirit* Quantum physics uncovering spiritual truths* Davids experience growing up in Latin America* Conditioned to be afraid of the rapture* Leaps of faith* One of the most annoyingly taken out of context verses* When it feels like something is missing* Living under self-imposed law* History and the rapture/end times theology* Finding freedom and losing fear* The importance of having hope and vision for the future* Confirmation bias* Religion as a language* Not comparing personal relationship with God Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Jen | To Inner Infinity... and Beyond!Tico & Tina | Do You Have a Bad Spiritual Lens Prescription?Matt | Kat | Resource/s Mentioned New Age ChristianitySpirit & Truth ConferenceRaptureless - Dr. Jonathan Welton Dr. Lynn Hiles Find us here, too:
1:14:01
June 22, 2019
Social Credit: Be Sure Your “Sins” Will Find You Out
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss China's social credit system and the surprising similarities with credit history in the US. Is it as bad as it sounds? https://youtu.be/VFEzMkayZMo Topics we get into: * Reasoning behind the social credit system in China* How our credit history started in the US* Doxxing and how social media history affects our credibility* High-level explanation of China's social credit system* A misunderstood point of social credit restrictions* Peer pressure as a weapon* A personal story of lack of credit* Lack of decorum culture/good social norms - social credit as a way of self-policing* David has a Spanish moment connecting China to his home country of Costa Rica* The reality of a surveillance state* China's history of changing its mind/trying things out* What's different in the US - "privacy", social consequences... addicted to our social behavior* Rongcheng* NSA, Google, Amazon - illusion of choice* Is Facebook worse than China sensoring* Convenience vs privacy* Value of data/power centralization* Social credit/timebanking coming to the us* Blockchain and the ownership of data* What we did before welfare and the negative energy that it creates/the crappy effect on charity* The negative feedback loop* A more invasive monitoring than just digital facial recognition that's going on* Human right of being in control?* Data as amoral* Religion as a panopticon? Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Decentralizing the Socialist QuandryJen | What is Social Credit and What is it Good for?Tico & Tina | Do We All Need an Eye in the Sky? Exploring China's Social CreditMatt | Kat | Social Credit: Time to Get Your Head Out of the Sand Resource/s Mentioned Black Mirror "Nosedive" episodemotorbike podcast on social credit in ChinaDuckDuckGoAndrew YangEarthNowThe Story of God with Morgan Freeman Find us here, too:
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June 15, 2019
Mostly Monthly: Rotten Tariffs & Why We Need the Blockchain
On this Mostly Monthly episode of the Epoch Podcast, Austin starts the discussion off on tariffs and how messed up the food industry is, which eventually ties to Matt's tidbits on the state of cryptocurrency. The rest of us throw our random 2 cents in :) https://youtu.be/k-eY4_eK6rs Topics we get into: * Shady stuff going on in the food industry* China and Trump* China tariffs/taxation* New Mexico and other geography problems* Digital piracy and knock-offs* Chinese culture and environmental issues* Walmart prices going up* Do tariffs actually help the US economy?* Market manipulation with fake products* Social Security* Using prison workers for free work in China* Disadvantages of playing "above board" * The false premise of bringing jobs back to the US* Using the blockchain to address these issues* Cryptocurrency price recovery and potential* The wrong people getting into the market at the wrong time* Manipulating the market and causing crashes* Quantitative easing* An artificially inflated market due to companies buying back their own stock* The best cryptocurrency to get into?* Satoshi Nakamoto - Fred Durst* Proof of work vs proof of stake [no individual posts for this episode] Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/why-you-should-want-robots-to-steal-your-job/ https://theepoch.org/blockchain-beyond-bitcoin-vinay-gupta/ Rotten documentary seriesReason MagazineBen ShapiroBitcoinEthereum Products Recommended in This Episode Inception Fidget Spinner Resistance Bands
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June 8, 2019
You Can’t Fake Energy: Beyond the Horns and Halo Effect
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss creating an intentional personal presence... This conversation stemmed from a personal quest Austin has been on and includes many personal stories of the team's experiences in the bodies we're wearing. https://youtu.be/GgUsRxKZrcA Topics we get into: * What makes up your personal presence?* Recognizing what's really behind all the little details of how you present yourself* The "real" you vs the you that you have created* Appearance as an ignoble concern, particularly in conservative cultures* Disregard for the body as Christians* Healthy respect for yourself* Appearance used as a tool* Pushing your boundaries/testing who you are in different situations* Cultural perceptions of appearance and difference between men and women* Owning how you present yourself and being authentic* You can't fake energy* Judging other people* Where we get our perceptions of appearance* The horns and halo effect* The law of attraction/vibration* Absorbing energy from all the stuff we surround ourselves with* Body language* How to fix resting bitch face* Beyond your wardrobe, hair, etc. - aligning with things that bring you joy* The vibes you give out* Honoring who you are* The intentionality of creation* How others play into our perception of ourselves* A posture trick for increasing confidence* Changing the energy we carry in order to change our experience of life* The reality of personal space and being influenced by others' energies* Being enough without a mask Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Intentionality and Awareness: The 2 Most Valuable Tools for Mastering LifeJen | Your Finest CreationTico & Tina | Representing God in a Dust Suit - the Value of AppearanceMatt | Create the Presence You've Always WantedKat | Be You - On Purpose Resource/s Mentioned Miguel Ruiz - the Four AgreementsElliot AronsonDressing Your TruthVanessa Van Edwards - the Science of PeopleMarie Kondo - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark JoyRobert Hoge - Own Your Face Find us here, too:
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June 1, 2019
Our Favorite Conspiracies (no, we’re not loony)
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss conspiracy "theories", from aliens and lizard people to central banks and war, with a balanced perspective. https://youtu.be/05ZUSN_O1m4 Topics we get into: * Lizard people - David Icke* The moon is a satellite that was put there by aliens from Saturn to control human population* Fallen angels/giants/reptilian seed* Aliens, religion, and Star Wars* Time travel* Raelians* Flat earth disproved proof* The problem with conspiracies and mindset* Classifications of conspiracies* The prevalence of urban legends around the world - Bigfoot/Sasquatch, Nessie, mermaids, unicorns* DARPA, Philidelphia Experiment, interdimensional travel* Microwave warfare and hearing voices... mass shootings* EMF tech* Demand for young blood* People going missing in National Parks* The weirdness of what makes the news* World Trade Center tower 7* CIA news plants/Operation Mockingbird and Matt's experience as a military journalist* Operation Northwoods* The tie between central banks and our wars* False flags - Golf of Tonkin (Vietnam War)* JFK and the Federal Reserve (
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May 25, 2019
Qanon without the Qoolaid
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the Qanon phenomenon. Is it one of the most elaborate hoaxes ever created, or is there more truth there than most of us are brave enough to consider? https://youtu.be/1y1mc5Bn5is Topics we get into: * Explanation of our hooks* Brief overview of Qanon* How much the media hates Q* The problem of getting stuck in an echo chamber* The Mueller Report* Being honest about what's not sure, vs when there's actual proof* How the Qanon community polices itself* People who have claimed to be Q and other problems with internal dramas* The invitation to put the clues together for yourself* Pedophelia, corruption inside the government, the Russian collusion, abuses of the FISA court* The "swamp" being drained behind the scenes* Sealed indictments* Preparing for the truth* The Deep State - all the weird connections between people in government/non-elected officials running the country* The Pizzagate conspiracy theory* Allison Mack* If there are good people in Washington trying to fix things, would it make sense that this avenue would be one of their tools?* When the media seems to ignore corruption...* Jussie Smollett, Loretta Lynch* Getting overwhelmed and the Reticular Activating System programmed to preserve your sense of self* The Presidential role as a tool* Delving into these things without drinking the MAGA Koolaid* * International response to Qanon* Our personal takes on Q Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Jen | Tico & Tina | Qanon and Satanic Panic: Awareness vs ParanoiaMatt | Kat | Resource/s Mentioned Qanon.pubPraying MedicIndictment CasesCicada 3301Italy Trump Float Find us here, too:
1:15:03
May 18, 2019
Mostly Monthly: Fecal Transplants, Consciousness, Aphantasia, & MORE
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we have our first monthly off-the-cuff discussion, starting with some crazy experiments Chinese scientists have gotten themselves into and going all over the place from there, LOL. https://youtu.be/6bXefwVIK2U Topics we get into: * Explanation of these monthly episodes* Scientists experimenting with a human gene in monkey brains* Matt reveals his hair* Animal testing* Where consciousness, memory, intuition, emotion come from...* Treating the human body like a machine instead of the more complex superorganism it is* The effects of yogurt on your mood* Fecal transplants* Sympathetic pains* How psychology is stuck in old ways of thought* The line between science and spirituality becoming blurred* Matt's experience with self-healing 14-year chronic knee pain* Where traditional medical practice falls short* Jen's experience with self-healing stressed liver numbers with milk thistle* The memory palace method* How memory and learning is structured and accessed like a GPS* Christina's experience with aphantasia/mental blindness* Imagination and spirituality* The difference between creative art and constructive art* Matt's experience with Huperzine A and Alpha GPC (or source of choline) AlphaBrain, for focus and dream life* Austin's prediction about humanity's understanding of the mind* The effect the industrial age has had on our way of thinking and how we are starting to change that* Why we don't really need to worry about true artificial intelligence (AKA machines becoming conscious) anytime soon* An interesting mental exercise you can follow along with* A machine that learned how to do things without being told* Disabling memories and implanting false memories* What consciousness really is* How to read Thomas Troward [no individual posts for this episode] Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/why-you-should-want-robots-to-steal-your-job/ Planet of the ApesJurassic ParkThe Emotion Code and The Body Code
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May 11, 2019
Real Life Superpowers: When Supernatural Becomes Super Normal
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss real life superheroes and superpowers. We ran across some really cool abilities and also some bullsh!t... but you might be surprised to discover our overall opinion on the subject. https://youtu.be/52Tjktz3Noo Topics we get into: * Are there any real superheroes?* "Supernatural" abilities vs superpowers* Spiritual and scientific merging in understanding* Man able to carry 50% more oxygen in his blood* The role of beliefs* O- blood type abilities* Ken Wilber brainwave control* A humorous Freudian slip* Focusing the electrical currents in your body* Indigo children, crystal children, rainbow children, and starseeds* The Jesus pedestal problem* Unpacking why anyone can utilize superpowers* The importance of ingrained identity* Stuff that sets us back* Creating practical little rituals for natural implementation* The test for knowing if you're ready for miracles* Eastern vs Western culture spirituality* Need and urgency bringing out abilities* The effect of collective consciousness and how that's shifting* Flying witchdoctors and other stories* The key to being able to tap into power at will* The need the West, in particular, has for science and the potential role of the Enlightenment Period* Advice on how to move forward into what you want to operate in Our Posts for This Episode Austin | The Downside to the Idea of Indigo Children and StarseedsJen | You - the Superpower Within YouTico & Tina | 5 Schools that Will Teach You SuperpowersMatt | Awakening the Superheros Dormant WithinKat | Is the sky even the limit, though? Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/the-happy-breatharian-a-food-free-consciousness-kirby-de-lanerolle/ Real Life SuperheroesMeditation appsAnna Breytenbach - the lady who talks to animalsGregg Braden tumor/prayerGlass movieWim Hoff Find us here, too:
1:06:21
May 4, 2019
Why School is Bad for You and How to Learn Better
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the future of education and the increasing importance of being lifelong learners. What is school even for, like, actually? https://youtu.be/jxcIjDpqUyU Topics we get into: * Where education starts out so well and quickly goes downhill* Where is the education on how to be a human?* How the role of teachers is evolving* Adaptive learning* Information vs knowledge vs wisdom* Why problem-solving skills are so lacking* The shifting knowledge base* Input, output... interput* Specialized careers and personal growth* "Unlearning"/unschooling and how we retain information* Self-worth, mental health, purpose/outside circumstances* Lack of education on things that aren't quantitatively tested* Why David shouldn't teach Sunday school* The importance of mindfulness* What kids really need to flourish* A potential solution for the teacher crisis* How shame affects learning* How we can move forward in a positive way Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Reinventing Education: Start With Why and End With World PeaceJen | Not My Education, Not My Problem: How Taking a Back Seat Can Really Be Delaying ChangeTico & Tina | What You Need to Know about the Future of LearningMatt | Limitless Education for Limitless OutcomesKat | Pleasantly Surprising Finds on the Future of Education from a Former Homeschooling Mom Resource/s Mentioned Mortal EnginesUdemy, Lynda, Tuts+Dan Carlin: Hardcore HistoryJoe Rogan/Elon Musk podcastDr Rhonda Patrick Find us here, too:
1:22:28
April 27, 2019
Internet Called, Said Your Religion is Dying
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss spirituality in a digital age. How is it changing and what does that mean for religion as we've known it? https://youtu.be/Y7Xm6zu-5dU Topics we get into: * Some statistics of the church and the world population in general* The coming technological world advancements* Religion vs spirituality and how it's changing* Atheism, faith, and morality and how they all fit together* The problem of labeling and boxes* Exponential results of access to greater information* Taking personal responsibility in our spiritual journeys and the changes that have made that possible and necessary* The awakening of love rejecting a culture of fear* Where organized religion is going* Past ages vs the new age* The need to answer how long-held interpretations of the Bible appear to fit or go against where spirituality is going* Is it right or wrong to be evangelical?* Is "being one" hippie-dippy BS?* Quantum physics - science merging with spirituality* The ingredients to finding truth* The difference between God changing and us evolving in understanding Our Posts for This Episode Austin | 3 Reasons the Internet is Killing Your Religion and You Don’t Even Know ItJen | Balance, Oneness, and Perfection - a Christian’s Modern Guide to SpiritualityTico & Tina | Why God's Body is Acting Like a 90-Year-Old (and not the biblical 90 - the kind who had all the bad health habits)Matt | Decentralizing Church in the Digital Age: A Behind-the-Scenes LookKat | Spirituality in the Digital Age: Religion a la Carte Resource/s Mentioned Barna Research GroupNew Age Christianity Find us here, too:
1:22:26
April 20, 2019
Why You Should Want Robots to Steal Your Job
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast, we discuss the future of employment when automation is set to take over almost 50% of current U.S. jobs sooner than most people realize, and why we think that's ultimately a good thing. https://youtu.be/_DsuhgRqJFI Topics we get into: * The surprising speed at which automation is taking jobs and how much bigger it is than most people realize* Why this is potentially different than in the past* Is "learn to code" really a solution?* How the "pool" of employment evolves* How minimum wage increases ultimately hurt employment* The kind of culture automation promotes and the benefits it offers* The cost to benefit ratio of increased efficiency with potential loss of human connection* Are creative jobs safe?* Why jobs are actually a bad thing* Why Millenials are the right generation for these changes* Why Universal Basic Income has merit* Why big business is necessary for progress to some extent right now* The downfalls of capitalism and moving toward a future based in collaboration* How understanding of purpose and identity are evolving* The potential of traditionally unpaid work becoming more valued* The needed shifts in education* Approaching it all as a threat or opportunity, with a mindset of abundance or lack Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Jobs: The Necessary Evil That Will Soon be UnnecessaryJen | (had a work emergency and wasn't able to record)Tico & Tina | How to Prepare for the Exciting Prospect of a Future without JobsMatt | How Will You Weather the Impending Employment Crunch?Kat | Employment in the Digital Age: Bring on the Bots! Resource/s Mentioned Joe Rogan/Andrew Yang podcastLife 3.0Kai-Fu LeeReinventing OrganizationsRise of the YoupreneurStart with Why Find us here, too:
1:11:26
April 13, 2019
Rethinking Humanity’s Addiction to Death & Aging – the Ultimate Disease
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss longevity. What's already affecting humanity's lifespan, what changes are on the near horizon, and what can we all do to prepare? https://youtu.be/W1SZxW6YzfM Topics we get into: * The importance of the spiritual side of longevity* Biohacking and genome sequencing* The "idea" of death* Genetics vs epigenetics* The surprising results of the Longevity Project study* Sirtuins, NMN, resveratrol* The benefit of healthy stress* The problem of trying to find a one-size-fits-all formula* Mindsets, beliefs, and the placebo effect* Longevity escape velocity* Baby steps in the bigger picture of death being defeated* The power of proving "facts" wrong* Potential paths to immortality* Science getting up to speed on spiritual truths* Fasting and autophagy* How does people living longer affect society* Really old people going around undercover...?* How sci-fi affects the progress of humanity* Glass movie relevance [spoiler alert?]* Rethinking everything and becoming more collaborative as a society* A bigger picture "why" for living forever Our Posts for This Episode Austin | Aquarius: The Age of Immortality (How to Become God in 3 Easy Steps)Jen | Surprising Discoveries from an 80+ Year Study on LongevityTico & Tina | How to Increase Your Chances of Living ForeverMatt | Longevity - It's time for a shift.Kat | Science & Spirituality: the Perfect Marriage Resource/s Mentioned Dr. Bruce LiptonLewis Terman - the Longevity ProjectJoe Rogan/David Sinclairlifespan.ioDr. Caroline LeafAubrey de GreyGlass movieAltered Carbon - Netflix Find us here, too:
1:14:31
April 6, 2019
How to Do Life in a Digital Age without Losing Your Sh!t
On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the ins and outs of life in a digital age. We all feel the fundamental shifts, but how many of us are actually stopping to consider the far-reaching effects of an increasingly tech-driven life and what we can do to navigate the intensifying speeds we're living without losing our hearts? Do Luddites and the Amish have the answers we need? https://youtu.be/NCqfOmmE6eA Topics we get into: * Growing up Xennial - a bit of nostalgia as we realize how recent so many things we now take for granted are* How technology is changing the way we think and interact with life* The importance of boredom, imagination, and creative ability, especially for the future we're coming into* The burden of having access to so much more input and the importance of filtering and processing* The overwhelm of choice and the importance of "why" that has been brought to the forefront* Some of the things technology is adding to our lives and where it's going* The importance of perspective on the future of technology* How what we need to know/learn/teach our kids is changing* Connecting differently in relationships and learning to navigate those interactions* Value in being a Luddite?* Desensitization and disconnect and how that might be impacting mental health* The rise of distrust and whether or not our feelings match up to the statistics* The lack of consequences and resolution in online conflict* A surprising way Minecraft is being used and subconscious considerations Our Posts for This Episode Austin | How to Embrace Life in a Digital Age (without Losing Your Zen)Jen | What is a digital age and why do I have to live in one?Tico & Tina | Is Feeling Like a Burned Out Failure Just the Norm Now?Matt | The Most Important Key to Thriving in a Digital AgeKat | How Can We Have Successful 'Community' in The Digital Age? Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/how-to-live-wisely-in-a-digital-age-alain-de-botton/ Find us here, too:
1:15:36
March 30, 2019
It Started in a Basement in the Middle of Nowhere
We're kicking off the first episode of the Epoch Podcast talking about howwe came together to create Epoch, what drove our motivation, and why any of it matters... https://youtu.be/3XOgvgqfJRc Topics we get into: * Where we are in history and how the ages/zodiac relate to the Bible/end times* Theology that brings peace/grace vs fear-based outlook* The value of examining your beliefs and having courage to change* The reality of the spiral of truth/layers of truth, growing and permission to grow* Embracing the future optimistically… a lens for change not being scary* An outline of our process for content and other projects we have* The singularity/changing world* Our tagline - "Your weekly dose of mental foreplay"* A look into some behind-the-scenes of our team dynamics* The library of content we are curating* Donations welcome to our non-profit organization ;) Our Posts for This Episode Austin | The Epoch Podcast: a PrimerJen | I'm Done Searching My Mind and am Ready to Share it With the World, So Now I Do a PodcastTico & Tina | What You Might Find When You Venture Off the Beaten PathMatt | WHY: It's All Coming Together NowKat | Personal Journey: Using the Buddy System Resource/s Mentioned https://theepoch.org/understanding-matthew-24-dr-jonathan-welton/ Find us here, too:
1:02:09
March 23, 2019