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Persuasion
Episode 45 – Why Government is Essential for Innovation

In this episode, I propose that government is absolutely essential for technological advancements and innovation. While some want to undermine science funding, research and development, such an act would profoundly alter the future of the United States. For the worse.

Episode 44 – How to Use Nature to Save Our Environment

In this episode I discuss how we can study nature to help us save our environment. Nature has spent eons learning how to recycle, how to reuse its waste to nurture life. Is there a way we can emulate nature and save our planet?

Episode 43 – Living the Creative Life

In this episode I discuss a few ways that you can begin to live a more creative life. Creative people are not necessarily born that way. It is quite possible to learn to be creative. 

Episode 42 – Why America is Losing its Creative Edge

In this episode I discuss why America is losing its creative edge over other nations. I also propose a few ways that we can regain that edge.

Episode 41 – Why Talking Politics is the Solution to Everything

In this episode I discuss why talking politics is the solution to most of societies most intractable problems.

Episode 37 – The Persuasive Power of Martin Luther King

In this episode, I will discuss how Martin Luther King managed to successfully persuade so many people, and why his powerful words live on today.

Episode 36 – Is Our Right to Free Speech Under Threat?

In this episode I discuss why I believe that free speech is under threat. The current climate in the United States is threatening the very underpinnings of our rights, our freedom and our democracy. 

Episode 35 – Why is it so Difficult to Persuade People?

In this episode, I will discuss the difficulties of persuasion. I started this podcast with the idea that if you have a set of logical proposals, it should not be difficult to persuade people to change their minds. It appears that I was wrong.

Episode 34 – This New Year, Let Us Unite America

I will discuss whether we can bring Americans back together as a nation. The current climate in America, both political and social seems hopelessly divided. It appears that almost everything divides us as a nation.

Episode 33 – Obama and the Gentle Art of Persuasion

In this episode, I will discuss the gentle, and sometimes not so gentle art of persuasion. I demonstrate how a public speaker can start a speech in a manner conducive to persuasion, using President Obama as an example. 

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