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Irrational Politics, Vacation Memories, Decoding Body Language

The Matt Townsend Show
  • May 31, 2017
  • 02:22:31

Mari Fitzduff - Why Irrational Politics Appeals (16:35) Mari Fitzduff is the Founding Director of the International Masters programs in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School at Brandeis University.  The program is a professional program and has had participants from over 60 countries, many of them in active conflicts. She is the author of Why Irrational Politics Appeals: Understanding the Allure of Trump. Many people are questioning the rationality of President’s Trump's comments, decisions, and promises. The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union was seen as an extreme choice. Is there something about irrationality that is appealing?  Mari Fitzduff explains the psychology behind these types of decisions. Andrea Bartz - Vacation Memories (1:04:38) Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based journalist and copywriter who covers health, travel, psychology, lifestyle, and more. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and a whole constellation of other outlets. She's also a budding thriller novelist and former editor of several magazines.  Did you know that technology can actually tamper with our ability to remember the important moments in life? Cameras and smartphones are usually on every traveler’s checklist but our guest today has some advice on why we should just leave those things in our hotel room. Andrea Bartz explains how to create lasting memories without your smartphone. Leslie Shore - Decoding Body Language in an Online World (1:49:04) Leslie Shore is a communication expert, professor, and author. As the owner of the consultancy Listen to Succeed, Leslie has worked with corporations, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, health professionals, and educational institutions to up-level their intra-personal and inter-personal communication skills. She is the author of Listen to Succeed: How to identify and overcome barriers to effective listening.  While the brain is developing the capacity for online social networking, neural circuits for one-on-one personal communication are beginning to atrophy. Social intelligence is diminishing. One result is that people are losing their ability to read the nuances of body language and facial expression. This impacts personal interactions, no matter where or with whom they occur. Leslie Shore explains. Show More...

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