Episode 6: Risk

By |2018-08-03T13:33:15+00:00March 7th, 2017|

How comfortable are you with risk? When choosing between uncertain outcomes, do you dive right in or do you take time to consider every possible scenario hoping that the least risky choice will somehow present itself.  Does data drive your decision-making [...]

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Episode 5: Fight

By |2018-01-04T22:00:56+00:00February 20th, 2017|

[x_audio_player mp3="https://standwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode_5_Fight_Final2.mp3"] Have you ever been involved in a real fight? When the word fight first came up as a subject for this episode, I wasn’t sure how to talk about it.  The Averagist’s approach is to explore how the words [...]

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Episode 4: Secrets

By |2018-01-04T22:01:15+00:00February 13th, 2017|

[x_audio_player mp3="https://standwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode4_SecretsFinal.mp3"] Have you ever thought about the word secret?  When I do, I can’t help but think about James Bond, Ethan Hunt, or even Maxwell Smart. Those guys were awesome but it’s easy to forget that they were created during [...]

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Episode 3: Evil

By |2018-01-04T22:01:34+00:00February 4th, 2017|

[x_audio_player mp3="https://standwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode3_Evil.mp3"] Over the last month, I’ve heard a lot about evil.  The word evil has become so prolific in our political discussions that it is starting to lose its intended effect.  Evil has gone from “profoundly immoral and malevolent” to a [...]

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Episode 2: Hero

By |2018-01-04T22:02:35+00:00January 27th, 2017|

[x_audio_player mp3="https://standwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode2_Hero_mixdown6.mp3"] When you hear the word hero, what comes to mind?  According to Webster’s Dictionary, a hero is, “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.”, but this is different from how Webster’s first [...]

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