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TMI 06/14/2024 – Examining the Intersecting S-Curves of Change in Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel Use and Technology, A Scientific Look at How to Have Better Conversations, more

On this episode, we discuss how Bill McKibben lays out in his blog “The Crucial Years” the fact that advances in renewable energy technology and adoption are forming an “S-curve” where the slope of increase is moving sharply upwards, leading us into a future where the slope of decrease on reliance on fossil fuels will drop off just as sharply. Our goal now is to make these dueling curves meet in time to save ourselves from the worst of the climate catastrophe’s effects.

Then, we take a serious scientific look at how to improve our ability to communicate via conversation, taking a page out of the (literal) book “The Laws of Connection” by David Robson to increase our awareness of the common pitfalls that keep us from making those all-important connections with our fellow human beings. All this and more on TMI for Friday, June 14, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 05/03/2024 – The World Ending Isn’t Enough to Alarm Many, Resident Owned Communities are Fighting Back Against Corporate Housing, Congress Releases Report Accusing Big Oil of Climate Conspiracy

In a world teetering on the brink, why do some remain unfazed by impending doom? Delving into the human psyche we exploring the paradox of apathy and even reactionary anger in the face of global catastrophe. It’s not just cognitive dissonance or existential fatigue, this process has been known as reactance. And despite that we have all the warning signs that we are entering the worst time period in over 1500 years, it has a chokehold on our ability to react as a society.

Then, meet the unsung heroes of neighborhood resilience! The Resident Owned Community cooperative housing model (championed by ROC USA) is winning legal battles against corporate giants like Warren Buffett, allowing ordinary residents to reclaim their housing and build a future where community triumphs over profit. Finally, we discuss the explosive congressional report that implicates oil magnates in a web of deception. All this and more on TMI for Friday, May 03, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 12/17/2021 – BEST OF TMI – Social Media Perils, Stem Cell “Robots”, and How Bosses Have Been Fooled by Capitalism, More

BEST OF TMI – THIS EPISODE PREVIOUSLY AIRED 12/03/2021

When you mix a bad habit that the mind has with the way social media feeds it, and add a dash of deadly pandemic, the results are fatal – we explain how. Then, we look at how newly engineered stem cell groups are able to build replicas of themselves in groundbreaking research just released this week. Finally, we show how your boss has been lied to by the big capitalist culture, fooling them into believing that lower pay is the only way to increase profits. All this and much more on TMI for Friday, December 17, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 12/03/2021 – Social Media Perils, Stem Cell “Robots”, and How Bosses Have Been Fooled by Capitalism, More

When you mix a bad habit that the mind has with the way social media feeds it, and add a dash of deadly pandemic, the results are fatal – we explain how. Then, we look at how newly engineered stem cell groups are able to build replicas of themselves in groundbreaking research just released this week. Finally, we show how your boss has been lied to by the big capitalist culture, fooling them into believing that lower pay is the only way to increase profits. All this and much more on TMI for Friday, December 3rd, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 10/15/2021 – Defund to Refund the Police, Kaepernick says “Abolish the Prisons”, Corvid Consciousness Confirmed

Last year, measures went nationwide to rein in the outlandish spending on municipal law enforcement (much of which embellished them with military-grade hardware). This attempt to slow the militarization of our local police forces, which tended to disproportionately affect black Americans, has since been quickly shuffled back into their budgets this year. We analyze why and what can be done as an alternative.

Then, Colin Kaepernick has a publishing company, and its first book discusses the history of the “Abolish the Prisons” movement. and how this idea needs to be re-examined now more than ever. Finally, we look at how scientists have been able to suss out what appears to be unmistakable evidence that crows and ravens possess sentient thought. All this and more on TMI for Friday, October 15, 2021 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media.

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TMI 01/01/2021 – New Year’s Predictions for 2030, Why We Love Grifters and Ted Cruz is Scum

Continuing a tradition done on TMI first on the 1/1/2011 episode, we are not going to do a Year in Review, but rather we are going to do a decade in review for 2021-2030: checking in with expert opinion on where we can expect to be in 2030 and how we can get there! Why not review the future? We’ve already BEEN through the past! Next, we have a sincere look at why we’re fascinated by grifters; people who play on our trust of our fellow human beings for their own benefit, often at our loss. Despite that, we can’t get enough tales of how they operate. Finally, we see that Ted Cruz and so many others have been honing their griftcraft over the upcoming Georgia Senate runoff elections, sending out ads and emails, fundraising while proclaiming they need to protect the Senate… without much (or even ANY) of the funds raised going to the Georgia races. All that and more for TMI’s first episode of 2021 – listen in for your Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 12/25/2020 – How to Have Holiday Conversations, Populism’s True Meaning, and Farewell 2020!

On this Xmas Day episode, we get into some pointers on how to keep Zoom calls with loved ones over the Holidays from degenerating into the latest QAnon litany of nonsense. Then, I put to rest some unfinished business with some listeners from “across the pond” who wish to insist they know what “Populism” is. I insist that until they hear where it actually came from, they keep the word out of their mouths – this can be solved simply by listening as I go over the origins, history and the story of the solitary quack who was taken far too seriously in Europe when it comes to Populism. Finally, I bid farewell to 2020, and look forward to the next episode being 2021. All that and more for the Xmas present that is TMI for Friday 12/25/2020 – stuff your stocking with the Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 11/20/2020 – Misplaced Blame, COVID Helpline, Brain Fog and Biden Isn’t Enough

With the 2020 election in the rear-view mirror, it was alarming to see minorities of various kinds being blamed for how close it got in many states between Trump and Biden, as well as for the Senate losses that had been predicted to go the other way. We dissect this, and show just how distorted this kind of blame is, and where it actually belongs.

Then, I go over a new COVID-19 hotline for the city of Madison, one that helps people navigate the financial difficulties the pandemic has wrought. Next, we discuss an alarming symptom of the pandemic that is only now being properly studied: cognitive impairment or “brain fog”. Finally, we go over just how tough a fight we have ahead of us, as Joe Biden’s history shows him to be ill-equipped to handle this moment in history. That means we’ll have to be prepared to make as many end-runs around him and his administration as we can to get things done. All this and more on TMI for Friday, November 20, 2020 – listen in for your Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 10/30/2020 – Astounding Early Voting, New Chilean Constitution, Arctic Ocean Methane, and Brain Mapping

We go over the tremendous early voting that’s occurred in 2020, unprecedented in the history of the United States, and the possible ramifications of it. Then, we talk about how Chileans have managed to not only force a vote on whether or not to completely scrap and remake their nation’s Constitution, but the results of that vote.

Next, we take a look at how frozen methane in the Arctic Ocean is reaching that tipping point, thawing and unleashing tremendous greenhouse gas effects into the planet’s atmosphere. Finally, we talk about human cognitive maps, or specifically HOW the brain maps out memories, time and space.

All this and more on TMI for Friday October 30, 2020! Listen in for your Cure for the Common Media!