Episode 7: Level Seven

Episode 7: Level Seven

What happens when you just don’t want to exist anymore? Is that even an option? Can anything ever stop existing? Does life die or does it just eat itself? Is this even our body that we are in or are we just renting it?


Episode 6: Slumbering on a Knife's Edge

Episode 6: Slumbering on a Knife's Edge

The week is all about the stress response, confirmation bias, and the theatrics of consciousness.

Episode 5: The Idea Olympics

Episode 5: The Idea Olympics

We dive into the subconscious mind and consider what selection criteria the brain is using when deciding which ideas are worth putting in the big game of consciousness and which should stay in the locker room.

Episode 4: Funhouse Mirrors of Consciousness

Episode 4: Funhouse Mirrors of Consciousness

This week we start out with what our minds have led us to believe is a 120% accurate exploration of the evolution of self-deception.

Episode 3: Planet of the Indecisive Apes

Episode 3: Planet of the Indecisive Apes

Anxiety can keep us out of danger, but what utility might depression have? If it doesn’t have utility, why is it pervasive in so many species? If it is so bad for us, why hasn’t evolution gotten rid of it? If it’s good for us, why does it suck so much?