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Why can some people dance in public, seemingly immune to the judgement of others?

Can we do things that are objectively probably not the best, like littering, using plastic or eating meat, and justify our actions by big companies doing worse?

What is the best hobby?


You know all those ideas that pop into your head, live rent-free for a while, then disappear? We want to catch those ideas and look beneath the surface. Honestly, we could be called The Debt Collectors. We want to demand that if the ideas refuse to cash up, they at least give some answers.

SPOILER: we‘re not great at our job and they tend to introduce us to their friends, Tangent and ThatRemindsMe, before we get any real answers. But wasn‘t it Kanye who said ”it‘s not the answer, it‘s the fortnightly exploration of the idea that really matters”… I think it was Kanye. Yep, Kanye probably said something like that.

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How does one man outspend the rest of the parties combined on campaign advertising and still fail to win a seat in an Australian election? Is any of the above moral? Is it moral to lie in an ad, or is morality even relevant? What is the job of the news? How has the internet changed news? Who is responsible when everyone is a reporter?

 

So many questions about matters that affect every single person. Who better to direct them towards than esteemed journalist, Andrew Clark?

 

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April 13, 2022

Shattered Assumptions

In the 1998 film ‘Patch Adams’, Robin Williams played the titular character, blessing us with a plethora of thought-provoking quotes. One such was: "You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome.” Ben, my guest this week, and I did not mention Patch or his quotes, but his message ran clearly through our conclusions. In essence, holistic health doesn’t have to invoke the image of drinking water laced with onion drops whilst the practitioner hums and spins three times on his left foot with a daffodil upside down in his right hand. Instead it can, and should, mean that we have a human being in front of us — a human being with strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and flaws, and most of all, a complex life. And therefore, the treatment of their issues ought to consider much of their life.

 

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March 30, 2022

Will Smith slaps CODA

The headline should have read: Deaf cast wins Best Picture, then some reference to the winds of change with a hearing pun. The article could have talked about the diversity celebrated at the Oscar’s this year and finally what this means for young actors with disabilities. Instead these achievements were slapped off stage by a man who received no repercussions for his actions.

Missed opportunities, messages and Marlee Matlin all feature in this intense episode.

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You can either climb a ladder and clip each dying leaf from the tree, brushing away the pests and hosing the base for all to see, before moving on to the neighbouring tree in the park and starting the process again, or you can build a self-watering system to hydrate all the trees. You won't be seen, you won't feel the same attachment to each tree, and you won't receive the attention and respect from others, but you will be able to move onto the next park solving issues there. This is how Henry started the episode, comparing direct and indirect effects and their scale, a metaphor for Public Health versus Clinical Medicine. In less than half an hour, it concluded differently.

I mentioned, again, Gregory Lewis’ article from 80000.org and it is a worthy read for all, but feel free to especially forward it to any doctors who think that they are doing God’s work, in an attempt to bring them back to Earth, or to those regretful types in other professions wishing they went into Health, to boost their spirits and give them ideas on how they can contribute meaningfully to others in need.

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March 2, 2022

What if you fly?

Imogen leaves the host chair of her own podcast, Imi’s Insight, and becomes a guest to talk about mindset and persistence. She and Henry discuss failure and the inevitability of not being an expert, whether at the start of the endeavour or throughout. They talk about how failures, in the perspective of life, are just hurdles, so picking yourself up and pushing on is really the only solution.

Find Imogen Russell through the following links:

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Listen to her podcast, Imi's Insight, on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

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February 16, 2022

7 Pillars for Life

Kajanan joins Henry to return to the topic of world views. Born in Australia, with opportunity and prosperity, Kajanan is hyperaware that had circumstances been ever so slightly different, he could easily have been on a farm in rural Sri Lanka, never having attended school, living a life that shared no resemblance to the one he lives now. He shares how this led to a sense of obligation to always do as much good as possible and put it out in the world.

That’s a lot of pressure for one person to place on themselves every single day!

Follow Kajanan Nithiyananthan online and hear more of his thoughts and ideas:

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Discussed in the episode:

Ali Abdaal’s video, Why I left Medicine... Forever

How many lives does a doctor save? 

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In this episode, Kate, who’s back for another episode on Travel, has far more confidence behind the microphone and isn't afraid to disagree with Henry on most topics. The pair begin by discussing various factors that will affect the overseas experience, like phones, language-learning, and how individuals choose to travel, whether solo, camping, in a tour, with homestays, etc.

Ultimately, this episode builds to the climax of why we travel? It seems so self-evident, but do people really have a clear answers that are not clichés like “it broadens the mind”? Is everyone just brainwashed into believing the same narrative or is there really some inherent value?

 

The 3 Day Effect Podcast - Audible

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Helenna joins Henry to talk about following her dream and the decisions she had to make to get there. They chat about dreams and how even when they are squandered by circumstances out of our control, they are like an everlasting flame, never letting life fully extinguish them.

Finally, Helenna remembers how by complete accident she avoided a terrible outbreak of Covid-19 abroad and, like so many others, the pandemic sent her on a completely new trajectory, leaving that old life behind.

This was a fun episode, and whilst full of laughs, at its core was the sad realisation that sometimes an impenetrable roadblock is placed on our dreams and we have no choice but to turn around.

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Marion joins Henry to discuss what it’s like being old. Everyone is living longer, yet few talk about what that will entail. The struggles and the adversity, in particular. Whilst she experiences loneliness and melancholy, Marion talks about filling her life with new activities and interests to stave off these feelings.

The pair then drift into memories of the previous century comparing parenting styles, childhood freedoms and the lives of youths.

It may not be the most uplifting of episodes, but it will certainly offer a perspective from a seldom-heard member of society.

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December 22, 2021

Empathy in psychiatry and life

Keith joins Henry for the second episode of Season 2 to talk about empathy, psychiatry and interpersonal interactions.

They begin by discussing how their introduction to psychiatry in their pre-clinical medical studies has raised some alarming questions regarding consistency. How can you be a satisfactory doctor, friend or any listening ear right now, without burning out and thereby preventing you from offering equal attention and support for future patients or friends?

They then pose a challenge, to imagine being so deprived of attention that abusive attention was all you sought...

Although this episode is examined through the lens of the medical profession, it discusses ideas relevant to everyone. We all interact with others and further insight into our interpersonal skills can be nothing but helpful.

Structured Problem Solving - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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