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Too Dumb to Fail, Self Transcendence, Feeling Like a Fraud

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Feb 25, 2016
  • 02:25:27

Too Dumb To Fail (14:30) Matt Lewis, author of "Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (And How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots)", says that “America’s inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party. According to Lewis, the GOP party is in danger of “extinction” if they don’t find a way to “embrace wisdom, humility, qualifications, and inclusion” In his book, Lewis outlines the history and roots of the conservative movement starting with Aristotle and show cases the important work of some of the greatest conservative minds. Matt joins us today to tell us more about the conservative movement and what can be done to reclaim what he believes has been lost. Importance of Self Transcendence (1:05:24) Dr. Candace Vogler is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College at the University of Chicago, and Principal Investigator on "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life," a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation.  Dr. Vogler discusses her research in to Self Transcendence and how to "get over yourself." Feeling Like a Fraud (1:51:46) Dr. Jaime Kurtz is an associate Professor of Psychology at James Madison University in Virginia. Her research focuses on enjoying well-being and she presents seminars on mental health to continuing education health care professionals nationwide. Dr. Jamie Kurtz discusses the “imposter syndrome” and where this feeling of inadequacy comes from.  What is in a Name (2:07:39) Madeleine Dresden is a student producer at BYU radio who specializes in writing nonfiction segments. Madeleine Dresden has a lot of experience with brandishing a unique name. What are the most popular baby names in the country right now? New lists come out every year, in which names like Sophia, Ava, Liam and Asher score consistently in the top five. But what about the kids who are given unpopular names, or even difficult-to-pronounce ones? What’s it like to never see your name on souvenir keychains or Coke bottles? Who better to weigh in on this than our Life Lessons segment producer, Madeleine has set out to answer the age-old question: “What’s in a name?” Show More...

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