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The Adam Bomb

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89 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Reliable, Unbiased News Sources

January 20th, 2021


Would you like to get news that hasn't been tainted with bias or exaggeration or hidden agendas? There are such sources available if you know where …

27 Years Alone in the Woods - A True Story

January 12th, 2021


What would it be like to be by yourself in a natural setting for decades? Somebody has done it, and his story is remarkable. Get the condensed …

Nitric Oxide: A Unifying Principle of Health

December 4th, 2020


Many of the things we know are good for us have something in common: They increase the amount of nitric oxide in our bodies. Find out what a difference this can make to your health in this episode.


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Magic Mushrooms Make People More Liberal Politically

October 29th, 2020


This is a brief description of research indicating that psilocybin can change a person's political leanings.


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Why Do People Differ in Their Political Views?

October 27th, 2020


Each of us is born with five moral foundations, and depending on our temperament, we will feel strongly inclined or less strongly inclined toward …

Why Evolution Created Republicans and Democrats

October 21st, 2020


All around the world, there are the equivalent of conservatives and liberals. Why? What created this division? What possible evolutionary advantage …

The Differences Between the Sexes Have Real Consequences

October 14th, 2020


This is the book, "What Difference Does it Make: How the Sexes Differ and What We Can Do About It," read by the author. This is an interesting …

Masculinity Has Been Neutered - Here's How it Happened

October 8th, 2020


How has natural masculine behavior become vilified and stigmatized? And what impact is it having on intimate relationships? We explore these …

Breathing Through Your Mouth While You Sleep Could Make You Less Healthy and Less Intelligent

October 2nd, 2020


Some dentists and myofascial therapists recommend people tape their mouths shut while they sleep to make sure they breathe through their noses while they're sleeping because it has such tremendous potential positive …

Live! Death Approaches

September 27th, 2020


Thinking about your own death can be surprisingly enlivening. In this episode we explore this idea. This is the final chapter of the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the …

What Myth Do You Live By?

September 24th, 2020


You live in a story where you are the main character. What kind of story is it? And if you were to choose what story you lived by, is that what you …

Reframe by Visualizing Goals

September 19th, 2020


This is an entirely different way of reframing. And sometimes it works better than anything else. This is an excerpt from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author.


A Lesson in Reframing From Groundhog Day

September 14th, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English), read by the author. This episode illustrates the principle and power of reframing using an example from the classic movie, …

How to Gain Perspective

September 11th, 2020


One of the most valuable mental maneuvers you can make is to gain a perspective on something troubling you. In this episode we explore how this can be done. This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You …

Reframing a Disadvantage

September 5th, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author. When something is clearly a disadvantage, looking at it that way is the most natural thing in the …

One Good Reframing Process

August 31st, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author. This episode is about a simple and direct method for changing your perspective.


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How to Create a Reframe

August 27th, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author. This episode has some practical advice about making reframes for yourself.


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Comparison Reframes

August 22nd, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author. This episode is about one of the …

The Classic Reframe

August 17th, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author. This episode talks about one tried-and-true method to reframe just about anything.


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Different Ways to Create Reframes

August 10th, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author. This episode has some practical methods you can use to help you see something differently.


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Persistence and Determination

August 9th, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author. This episode has some historical examples of reframes.


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Behold the Power of Reframing

August 8th, 2020


This is a chapter from the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)," read by the author. You will hear some good examples how effective reframing can be.


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The Creation of Inner Strength

August 7th, 2020


This is a chapter of the book, How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English), read by the author.


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The Game Reframe

August 4th, 2020


This is the introduction of the book, "How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English), read by the author.


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Ruthless River Reframe

August 3rd, 2020


This is an example of a shift in perspective from a true story of a couple's experience surviving an ordeal in a South American jungle.


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Turning a Disadvantage Into an Advantage

August 3rd, 2020


It's worth taking the time to think about how you can turn a disadvantage into an advantage. This podcast episode is a brief illustration of that principle.


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The Five Love Languages Explained

July 30th, 2020


If you can communicate to your spouse in her or his love language, she or he will feel loved in a way that is not possible using any other love language. Find out all about it in this episode.


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The Strange Story of How Microbes Were Discovered

July 23rd, 2020


The man who first discovered the invisible world of microbes was not a scientist. He was the owner of a drapery shop, and he never knew that microbes had anything to do with everyday life. To his dying day, he thought …

What's So Great About Changing Your Perspective?

July 22nd, 2020


By changing the way you look at something, you can quickly change the way you feel about it, change the way you interact with it, and, depending on how important it is, you can completely change the trajectory of your …

How to Change the Way You Look at Things (in Plain English)

July 21st, 2020


A change in your perspective on something can make a huge difference in how you feel about it and what you do about it. This episode is an …

Self-Reliance, Applied

July 14th, 2020


These are some examples of how the principles from Emerson's essay, Self-Reliance, have been applied in real life to overcome the main barriers to creativity and integrity (the two main things that impede those are …

Self-Reliance, Translated

July 13th, 2020


This is Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, Self-Reliance, translated into modern English by Adam Li Khan. It is Khan's book, unabridged, read by the author. It's a manifesto on personal integrity and creativity.


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If You're Young and Shy and Think Your Shyness is a Problem

July 10th, 2020


Is there anything you can do about being shy? Is there anything you ought to do? Adam Li Khan shares his own experience in getting over his shyness, and talks about what worked and what didn't work.


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Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 9th, 2020


This is the entire essay, read by Adam Li Khan, and includes the dictionary definitions of some of the words that are no longer commonly used.


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How Dogs Changed History

July 7th, 2020


There are many significant historical events that you already know about, but the role dogs played in those historical events are generally unknown. …

The Roots of Inequality

July 4th, 2020


The world is unequal, and it has been for hundreds of years. Much of the inequality seems to be divided by race. Where did it come from? How did it start? In this episode, we explore how it came to be this way.


Conspiracy Thinkers Are LESS Likely to Wash Their Hands If The Government Recommends It

July 3rd, 2020


This is a short podcast about a recent study showing that conspiracy thinkers were using protective measures like hand washing and social distancing until their government recommended they do so, and then they stop …

Why You Shouldn't Argue on Facebook

June 24th, 2020


Arguing with someone on Facebook is very likely to have the exact opposite result from what you're looking for, and it's not anybody's fault. It's …

Racism is Only Part of a Much Bigger Problem

June 24th, 2020


Our brains evolved to divide the world into us and them. This fundamental element of our psychological makeup is the problem. One of the many ways it …

The Underlying Driver of World History: Soil Erosion

June 23rd, 2020


Why did the Roman empire keep expanding? What caused the Civil War? The surprising answer to these and many other big historical events is soil erosion. Find out how soil erosion drives human history in this episode.


The Fundamental Key to Great Relationships: The Bid

June 23rd, 2020


The bid is the most basic element of a relationship. In this episode, you will learn what it is and how to use it to make your relationships better …

The Man Who Invented Peanut Butter

June 22nd, 2020


This is a short tribute to a childhood hero, a man I still admire.


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Fuel Competition Would Change the World

June 17th, 2020


Although you can buy an electric car, a hydrogen car, a CNG car, etc., there are very few cars on the road that allow any fuels to compete directly …

Chop and Drop: A Permaculture Idea Explained

June 17th, 2020


Chop and drop is a technique to help your plants grow without costing you any money. You can help reduce the amount of water you need to put on the plants, it can help protect the plants from heat stress, it can …

How One Man Discovered That Trees Aren't Made of Dirt

June 16th, 2020


Back in the 1600s, people thought that trees consumed soil, and that's what they were made of. But one man did an experiment showing that was not the case. And he did another experiment that gave an important clue to …

Why Africa Has So Much Wildlife

June 15th, 2020


When we see the Serengeti plains teeming with wildebeest and giraffes and lions, we are not looking at an ancient wild area, we're looking at something that has only come into existence in the last hundred and thirty …

Do You Know Someone Going Through Chemotherapy? They Need to Hear This

June 14th, 2020


If you are going through chemotherapy (or know someone who is) this episode talks about something you personally can do that might increase the …

Does Your Body Hurt Even Though You're Not Injured?

June 13th, 2020


Even if you haven't been working out lately, even if you've been taking it easy, it's possible that your body feels sore. Why? It might be a lack of motion variety. Your body might be literally aching to move.


What Natural Activity is Meditation an Artificial Substitute For?

June 7th, 2020


Meditation has many positive effects, but it is an unnatural act. Is it a substitute for something more natural that can produce the same effects? Find out one proposed answer to this question in this episode.


Himalayan Blackberry Vines: Are They Good or Bad?

June 5th, 2020


The Himalayan blackberry is well-known as an invasive species. Why is it so successful? And what should we do with invasive species? There are …

Finding Your Place in the World

May 31st, 2020


How can you find true contentment? Ancient Greek mythology had a surprisingly profound answer, which we cover in this episode. And we also look into …

One Way to Remember More of What You Learn

May 30th, 2020


This episode covers a simple method you can use to remember more of what you learn, and remember it longer. And it's something that won't really take much extra time to do.

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If You Fight With Your Spouse a Lot, Listen to This

May 29th, 2020


This is a useful insight from the inventor of the most effective couples therapy ever created. It will change the way you respond two arguments with …

Overpopulation Solved

May 28th, 2020


One of the most consequential issues, one of the most important contributors to global problems, especially environmental problems, is something that …

End Political Contributions

May 27th, 2020


A lot of political problems in the U.S. can be traced to a single source: That politicians are legally allowed to accept money for their campaigns, …

Fasting Boosts Your Immune System

May 25th, 2020


This is a short excerpt from a much longer podcast (What's So Great About Fasting?). This episode discusses what happens during fasting that might affect your immune system and even might help prevent cancer.


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Fasting and Heart Disease

May 23rd, 2020


This is a short excerpt from a much longer podcast (What's So Great About Fasting?). This is about an experiment showing what fasting does to heart disease.


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A True Story of Persistence

May 23rd, 2020


Adam Khan reads the bonus chapter in his book, Antivirus For Your Mind, which is about a couple trying to save their son's life. The story is inspiring and instructive.


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Why You're Less Hungry Fasting Than Dieting

May 22nd, 2020


This is a short excerpt from a much longer podcast (What's So Great About Fasting?). This one touches on the counterintuitive biological reasons many …

How Long Can Someone Fast Before They Die?

May 21st, 2020


This is a short excerpt of a much longer podcast (called What's So Great About Fasting?). This excerpt looks at some of the recorded extremes of fasting duration.


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One Simple Way to Improve Your Marriage

May 20th, 2020


This is a description of an experiment showing how one simple change can improve how satisfied your spouse is in your marriage, and how committed your spouse is.


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What's So Great About Fasting?

May 19th, 2020


In this episode, Adam discusses some of the benefits of going without food, and talks about some of the interesting studies that have been done on it. He also mentions a few things he's learned about doing it himself …

5G Conspiracy Theories in the Age of Misinformation

May 14th, 2020


The number of 5G conspiracy theories has grown rapidly recently, partly being driven by foreign governments trying to slow down our deployment of the …

Why is the Coronavirus Crisis so Confusing?

May 13th, 2020


It is frustrating how little we still know about this virus. Why? How is it possible that in this modern age we can't seem to figure it out? Adam Li Khan and Ben Wagner discuss it in this episode.


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The Global War of Data: The New Central Commodity

May 12th, 2020


This is a conversation between Adam Li Khan and Ben Wagner, discussing how data is replacing oil as the key commodity in the world.


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The Game Changers Documentary Has Some Flaws

May 12th, 2020


This is a conversation between Adam Li Khan and Ben Wagner talking about the documentary, The Game Changers, a very well-made movie that tries to convince the viewer that a vegetarian diet is far superior than eating …

Is It Possible to Cure Someone of Conspiracy Thinking?

May 5th, 2020


This is basically about a scientific paper on how to correct  misinformation, written by five researchers. The scientists look at the  studies available on what is actually effective when correcting  misinformation, and …

Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

May 1st, 2020


This is a summary of what I thought were the best parts of the book, "Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them," plus a few extra comments …

Zeitgeist's Criticism of Our Monetary System — Adam Li Khan and Ben Wagner 12 April 2020

April 18th, 2020


This is an excerpt from a longer podcast, originally published 12 April 2020. Ben Wagner and Adam Li Khan talk about the movie, Zeitgeist, and its view of the current financial system of the world, and its …

Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories — Adam Li Khan and Ben Wagner 12 April 2020

April 18th, 2020


This is an excerpt from a longer podcast, recorded 12 April 2020. In this segment, we talked about theories about the pharmaceutical industry, and whether Bill Gates' commitment to vaccinations is suspicious or just …

What is a Legitimate News Source? — Adam Li Khan and Ben Wagner 12 April 2020

April 17th, 2020


Adam Li Khan and Ben Wagner discuss whether or not conspiracy theories can be considered a legitimate news source, and questions about mainstream news sources and their reliability. This is an excerpt from a longer …

Adam Khan and Ben Wagner Talk About Conspiracy Theories

April 15th, 2020


A father and son discuss their differences of opinion about conspiracy theories. Are conspiracy theories important? Are they ridiculous? Can they be …

Are Conspiracy Theories Dangerous or Necessary? Are They Important?

April 9th, 2020


Why are conspiracy theories so common? What do people get out of them? In this podcast, I explore some of the research about conspiracy theories and the people who believe in them.


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The Ultimate Answer to Boredom

April 1st, 2020


The answer to boredom was found by a psychiatrist locked away in concentration camps during World War 2. He left behind his wisdom for all of us. Curing boredom turns out to be something profound.

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How to Enjoy Talking Politics

April 1st, 2020


When you're talking to someone who is of a different political persuasion than you are, it can sometimes be uncomfortable and unpleasant, but it …

The Righteous Mind: Why We Are Politically Divided

March 27th, 2020


Why can't liberals and conservatives get along? Has something changed? Can something be done about it? Jonathan Haidt's book, "The Righteous Mind," provides the best answers I think we'll find. I discuss the book in …

Your Built-in Antidote for Anxiety and Stress

March 22nd, 2020


We all know about the fight-or-flight response, but many of us are not aware of the built-in, natural recovery response, or how to activate it. But you are about to find out.

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A Reframe on People Buying Out Toilet Paper During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 20th, 2020


Why are people buying toilet paper? Why is it selling so fast? Are people stupid? Crazy? Freaking out? I don't think so. And I don't think it does us any good to judge others so harshly. Here in this brief podcast I …

Relieve Anxiety by Fleeing into a Purpose

March 20th, 2020


As a human being, you need a compelling purpose. Otherwise you are prone to anxiety. In this episode I explore three different ways you can relieve anxiety by fleeing into a purpose.

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An Easy Thing You Can Do To Lower Your Stress Level: Judge Not

March 15th, 2020


We all get a dopamine hit from feeling self righteous, but it adds a level of stress that we don't need. And it is pretty easy to stop doing it. I have a suggestion of what you can do instead.


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How Taiwan Stopped a Coronavirus Epidemic

March 14th, 2020


This is a short podcast about how Taiwan managed to be one of the most successful countries at dealing with the coronavirus.


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Literally Saving the Earth by Regenerating Grassland

November 27th, 2019


The way to save the largest ecosystem on land is so counterintuitive it will blow your mind. This is about meat, how it's produced and the consequences of the different ways of producing it.

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Girl Raised By Monkeys: A True Story

November 9th, 2019


This is the true story of a girl who was "raised" by a troop of Capuchin monkeys in a Columbian jungle, and lived to tell about it.


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Change HOW You Think (As Opposed to WHAT You Think)

November 2nd, 2019


You can make your life more difficult and unpleasant, OR you can make your life easier and more enjoyable, by not just changing WHAT you're thinking, …

Gain a New Perspective

October 17th, 2019


Change the way you look at something, especially something that's bothering you. There are many ways to do that, and we cover some of them in this podcast.

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Can your tongue make you better looking?

October 5th, 2019


We explore the concept of your habitual tongue posture and its effect on your facial structure.


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Fungi Helping Plants Grow

September 29th, 2019


Some kinds of fungi form cooperative relationships with plants. The plants give the fungus sugars and the fungus gives the plants nutrients and water. They benefit each other. Sometimes plants give up to 1/3 of the …

Guns, Germs and Steel

September 20th, 2019


Why was it Europeans that conquered the globe rather than some other culture? Why did Europeans give so many diseases to Native Americans? Why didn't …

An interesting quote from the book "Brilliant Green."

September 18th, 2019


It's a short quote about how plants affect people, their ability to concentrate, and their health.


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