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Beyond Binary Thinking

57 EpisodesProduced by Beyond Binary ThinkingWebsite

Tired of entrenched view tribalism and binary debates? A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a podcast to air out some echo chambers, and try fresh and radical perspectives on the most controversial political, social and psychological discussions.It's not about Left vs. Righ… read more

57 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Beyond Consciousness

November 28th, 2022


Jay and Lindy from @consciousnessinanutshell joined us and Brent Lengel to discuss consciousness, its alignment with instinct and the flow state, anxiety, depression, meditation, and consciousness enhancing drugs. Visit …

Modernising Monetary Theory

June 12th, 2022


1Dime and Sam Kangarloo dropped in to discuss the intersection of Modern Monetary Theory, Anarchism, and Marxism Follow 1Dime here for succinct …

A Corona Retrospective

April 30th, 2022


Putin single-handedly ended the discussion about Corona, as everyone started talking about much worse news. What lessons were learnt? What predictions were we right about? How does the world move forwards? …

Stanning with Ukraine

April 29th, 2022


The Beyond Binary Crew jump on one of the only non-partisan issues of our day, and take on Putin's invasion and genocide in Ukraine.

Beyond Adventure with Beau Miles

April 26th, 2022


Professor, filmmaker, writer, adventurer and self-confessed 'bloody good bearded bloke' Beau Miles joins Beyond Binary to discuss adventure and all it entails.

His new book "The Backyard Adventurer" is available through …

Lucky Dip: NFTs, Hobbies and Comfort

February 27th, 2022


The original crew each brings a topic, and we have a good old chat. Great fun. Enjoy

African American Trump Voter

January 23rd, 2022


Pat's political observations are as passionate as they are astute. He voted for Trump the first time, but was disillusioned as yet another President …

Is the Monarchy a Threat to Democracy?

December 5th, 2021


We debate the merits and pitfalls of democracy and abolishing monarchies with Jacob from BigYellowPraxis and Underrated/ Overhated

What do Anarchists and Marxists Have in Common?

November 21st, 2021


Some say the left have no unity! Yet Toby and Chris had the pleasure of discussing the nuance in the differences between Marxist and Anarchist thought from Comrades: Brenton Lengal (Snow White Zombie Apocalypse, & …

Will China Rule the World Better than America?

October 26th, 2021


Last time we talked China, we discussed the silk and belt road initiative and how china is buying up debt world wide. It seemed like they had a 100 year plan, and the west was falling apart. Now it seems like everyone …

Beyond the Blockchain Hype and Cynicism

September 5th, 2021


Peter Kris has built several successful startups in the block chain, and has a no nonsense, plain speaking approach to demystifying what is often an …

Moral Dilemmas

August 31st, 2021


The OG crew get weird and discuss traditional moral dilemmas such as the trolley problem, whether you should speak up at a wedding if you don't think …

Transformative Realism for Politics with Marc Saxer

July 26th, 2021


German Political Analyst and Strategist Marc Saxer bring his experience in Asia and a unique perspective on how to transform Western politics.

If …

Beyond Buddhist Sectarianism and Dogma

June 11th, 2021


We discuss the need to avoid religious dogma on the path to enlightenment and Nirvana. A fascinating exploration of Buddhism from two perspectives often presented as conflicting opposites. What does Buddhism have to …

You're Either a Feminist or a Misogynist

May 11th, 2021


Feminists often assume you’re either with them, or you're wrong, and IMHO this is a a big reason why many fail to be persuasive.

However, Becs, my favorite and most charming Feminist friend was willing to come on for …

Space Travel and Extraterrestrial Communication

May 1st, 2021


From the Fermi Paradox to Dyson swarms, the gang talks gravity assists, solar sails, recent developments in astrophysics, and the final frontier. …

Is Religion Damned? Is it Worth Saving?

April 21st, 2021


As America joins most developed nations with Church attendance no longer a majority activity, we ask: Is organized religion doomed, and what's worth saving?

Matthew Distefano has been a shining light in a church that …

Colonialism's Legacy with Saint Andrew

April 19th, 2021


Leftube's rising Solarpunk Anarchist Saint Andrew delivers impactful essays on the problems and needs to go beyond Colonialism's legacy, and the …

The Future of the Labour Party

April 18th, 2021


After a decade of a party split by New Labour centrists, Momentum, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, and terrible election results, what is next for the Labour …

Do White Opinions on Black Lives Matter?

March 17th, 2021


An American and British Perspective on modern racism, and why so many continue to argue at every opportunity against the Black Lives Matter movement.

How racist is it to deny the existence of systemic racism? Aren't …

Futurology: Reading the Tea Leaves

March 5th, 2021


We predict the end of the housing crises, the globalization of healthcare as a human right, AI taking over from short-sighted middle managers, and leading us into space Shout-out WHRK for supplying the closing track, a …

The Australian Government Anti-Social Media Smack-down

February 22nd, 2021


We're joined by Grahame Lynch, Editor, Publisher, Journalist, and Raconteur Extraordinaire of the Australian Telecommunications Industry, for a behind the scenes discussion of why Facebook stopped showing News on its …

Beyond Death

February 14th, 2021


We are mortal, and one day we will all die.

Whilst navigating this thorny discussion through tales of personal experience, uplifting philosophical musings and the occasional flippant attempt at brevity we find ourselves …

Tacticool Girlfriend Debates Gun Control

February 5th, 2021


The American Gun Control Debate seems fiercely polemic; Liberals frame the gun lobby as right-wing rednecks with blood on their hands. …

Chinese Colonialism and Soft Power

January 31st, 2021


The Chinese, and their apologists point to how relatively peaceful China's modern expansion has been in comparison with the Western Superpowers. …

Next Generation Nuclear Power and Beyond

January 22nd, 2021


Nuclear Energy is deeply misunderstood, shrouded in technical jargon, and all the secrecy you'd expect from Cold War weapon technology.

Uncertainty …

Does Everyone Hate Feminists?

December 4th, 2020


Chris finally has the nuances of Feminist theory explained to him in a thought provoking debate.

Why do only a minority of people consider themselves Feminist?

What does the movement get right, where can it improve, and …

The Social Media Dilemma Featuring PeteyVid's Craig Stadler

November 30th, 2020


Social Media Giants promised a revolution in how we would communicate and form communities.

The promise of the Arab Spring has been tainted by …

Polish Protests: What Is Going On?

October 30th, 2020


Content Warning: Abortion, Blasphemy, and Revolution.

We spoke to Gabriel to get a handle on what's happening with women's rights, politics, …

Upgrading Capitalism and Re-branding Bernie with Real Politik

October 26th, 2020


Can a few minor tweaks to our current system make the world a much better place? We tried to steelman Capitalism and Democracy, and ended up with Mr. …

Polite Political Discourse and Activism in America

October 25th, 2020


A Bernie Bro, and a Reformed Republican discuss the future of American politics. Both have changed their minds several times in recent years, and …

Drugs Won The War on Drugs

September 30th, 2020


The War on Drugs has exacerbated most of the problems it claimed it could fix, costing the United States $1 trillion dollars and wrecking millions of …

Real Politik Beyond Binary Crossover

September 1st, 2020


Real Politik is our favourite podcast, so we jumped on a cross-over to deep dive into how most economic theory is a nonsense mythology based on …

Grey Faction's War against Pseudoscience and Bad Psychology

August 27th, 2020


Evan Anderson, head of Grey Faction does inspiring work taking on pseudoscience and conspiracy therapists in the mental health industry. We discuss how Satanic Panic made an industry of hysteric Conspiracy Therapists, …

Utopia for All?

August 4th, 2020


We discuss everyone's vision of Utopia, and how anyone can be happy when so many aren't. Must everyone sacrifice their freedom for someone else's …

Beyond Gender Binary with insanelyshane

July 25th, 2020


JK Rowling's blog defending TERFS and the letter that followed promoted another round of discussion on Trans and non-binary rights, the problems with …

A Nuanced and British Discussion of Black Lives Matter

June 24th, 2020


The disproportionate murder of people of colour by police forces, and poverty has triggered a series of Black Lives Matter protests around the world.

Conspicuous Conscious Consumerism

May 17th, 2020


The Beyond Binary team debates whether it's possible to be a conscious consumer, how evolutionary psychology, social media, and a desire to succeed …

Plandemic? Beyond the Conspiracy Theories

April 13th, 2020


From harmless tales of Bigfoot and aliens, a mistrust of everything, and social media has mutated conspiracy theories into a monster. The Beyond Binary Thinking crew are joined by Jonny Miller to discuss how scientific …

Philosophy Crossover with Searching for It

April 4th, 2020


We invite knowledgeable and eloquent guests for a beyond binary discussion, and we knew we'd outdone ourselves as soon as we started talking with Philosopher Lewis Williams from our favourite podcast Searching for It. …


March 20th, 2020


The current pandemic is so controversial, we had to abort our first attempt at recording this episode. It devolved into a pretty heated argument.

So …

Is America’s Foreign Policy Corrupt or Coherent?

February 13th, 2020


America’s history has always combined colonialist expansion with entrepreneurial spirit. Is Lockheed Martin sponsored war with Iran the inevitable …

The Satanic Temple's Kym LaRoux and Chalice Blythe go Beyond Binary Thinking

January 15th, 2020


I was surprised when two senior leaders of The Satanic Temple agreed to a chat, especially given the organisations’s dramatic growth following the …

How to Enjoy Disagreeing With People

December 25th, 2019


We invite Ilyas Kassam from Karl Marx Does The Washing Up to discuss why disagreements get everyone so worked up. Has Social Media really made our echo chambers worse than when we lived in small villages?

Is arguing …

Can the Left Get Off Twitter Long Enough to Win an Election?

November 5th, 2019


We're joined by Brocialist YouTuber - The Swoletariat to discuss the Left, what it gets right, where it fails, and how it can improve and win an …

Beyond a Binary Brexit Debate

October 4th, 2019


While the daydream Brelievers seem asleep at the wheel, the Remoaners' project fear remains as unconvincing as their attempts to call everyone racist.

Most of us ran out of hope and interest years ago, but after failing …

The EnviroApocalypse: Hope, Hate, or Courage?

September 18th, 2019


Beyond Binary Takes to the streets and demands action. There's no debate (outside of America) about whether climate change exists. The same Oil Lobbyists who've bought Congress to deny the existence of climate change, …

Happiness and Meaning. Beyond Hedonism, Nihilism, Materialism and Buddhism

May 5th, 2019


A drunk & hedonistic psychologist, a sober absurdist philosopher, and a high nihilistic anthropologist discuss it all and more, while laughing at …

Beyond Israeli Vs. Palestinian Thinking

February 18th, 2019


The Israeli occupation of Palestine has been the longest military engagement ever. The Palestinians have received more financial aid than any group in history (larger per capita than the Marshall plan). There's no …

Digital Post-Consciousness. Should we upload our souls to the cloud?

January 15th, 2019


Technological Philosophy: are we moving from a carbon-based organism to an immortal silicon-based consciousness?

Four curious souls discuss the …

Is Free Speech Under Attack? Episode 7

January 2nd, 2019


Beyond Binary Thinking confronts the Libertarian Right's claim that Marxist academics and millennial snowflakes are destroying freedom of speech with …

A Debate with the Alt Right. Is it Black and White? Episode 6 Beyond Binary Interviews an Ethno-Nationalist Proud Boy.

November 24th, 2018


An Interview with an ethno-nationalist, Alt-Right, Proud Boy for Episode 6 of Beyond Binary Thinking Interviews.

A philosopher, a psychologist, and …

Episode 5 Beyond Binary Interviews. Women In Tech: Jess Houlgrave

October 19th, 2018


We hear more and more about the need to get more women in tech. More female founders, female funders, and more female panelists at events. Is it a …

Episode 4 Why Does Everyone Hate Vegans?

October 13th, 2018


If you’ve ever met a vegan, you’ve probably heard the arguments about the problems with eating meat.You’re also probably familiar the stereotype of vegans being anything but persuasive in their approach.

Why are vegans …

Episode 3 Universal Basic Income. Will Robots Free or Enslave us?

August 29th, 2018


Will the AI revolution change the world as much as the industrial revolution? Who will benefit, which jobs will be made, and which will automation …

Episode 2 Education - To Standardise, or Specialise?

August 1st, 2018


Education, Privatise, Standadize, Subsidise, and Specialised

Having an overly scripted and prescriptive syllabus on any course means that there is less room for teachers to adapt to the students, to add their own …

Episode 1: Religious Atheists. Their Sacred Cows and Creation Myths

June 30th, 2018


A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a Podcast. We hope to offend entrenched views, air out echo chambers, see if we can …

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