Episode 159 - “Because They Said So!”: How We Recognize (and Abuse) Authority in our Conversations

In Episode 159, Keith and Justin try out a new format as they talk about the role of authority in conversations and social media. How do we invest authority in objects, texts, and people? How do we often use these authorities to attack others and shield ourselves from criticism? Why do so many people respond to articles and videos without reading/watching them? Is this a result of our inherent nature, or by our evolving relationship with technology? How does our desire to be seen influence the way we conduct ourselves, both in-person and online? How is recognizing authority (both our own and of others) important in building constructive conversations and relationships? Listen to find out what we think! In the beginning, the guys talk about their new format, as well as Keith’s illness, and whether men suffer more from the flu than women. Finally, the guys wrap up the show by giving their final thoughts. As always, be sure to comment, rate, and subscribe to the podcast! Let us know what you think!

Show Notes:

Intro Music: Dubstep - BenSound