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Beyond Binary Thinking

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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 and a fresh perspective on the most controversial political, social and psychological debates.It's not about Left vs. Right, Us Vs. T… read more

28 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Steelmanning Capitalism and Rebranding 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, Specialise, Privatise or Subsidize

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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