Category Archives: Philosophy

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Ep.90 Nick on Stoicism on Valiant Growth with Philip Frey(Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast)

Nick joins Philip Frey on the Valiant Growth Podcast again, to talk about stoicism.


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Ep.84 Praise of Folly with Todd Lewis(Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast)

Todd Lewis has me on his show, the Praise of Folly Podcast, to talk about issues with anarcho-capitalism, consequentialism, and utilitarianism. Todd also has a very compelling case for theism. Very interesting conversation.

Praise of Folly YouTube:

In Praise of Folly Blog:




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Ep.83 Carlos Morales on Islam and Critical Thinking(Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast)

Carlos Morales joins me to talk about Islam, we eventually turn the conversation to critical thinking and philosophy.

Libertarian Atheist Podcast:

Think About Now:

Legally Kidnapped:


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Ep.79 Brett Veinotte’s Pursuit for Creativity(Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast)

Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project joins me to talk about his creative process. School Sucks is doing theme months for 2016 and March’s theme is the Creative Pursuit, I was curious as to how Brett uses creativity in his life and line of work. We have a very interesting conversation.

School Sucks Project:

School Sucks Facebook Group:




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Ep.76 Chatting with Chris Jantzen about Stoicism(Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast)

Chris Jantzen of the Scritch Show and I had a conversation about stoicism and podcasting, this is the first half of our conversation where we focus on podcasting. This isn’t a very structured conversation on stoicism, but it wasn’t intended to be, and it turned out to be what I expected and wanted. Very interesting conversation, I hope you benefit from it like I did.

Scritch Show:

LUA Stoicism episode:

School Sucks Stoicism Series:

Other episodes I’ve done on stoicism:


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Ep.71 Metacognition and Metatalk with Darrell Becker(Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast)

Darrell Becker returns to build off the methods of Non-Violent Communication and the Trivium, now we’re looking at the way we think and the way we talk in a little more depth. Here are the methods and notes Darrell and I talked about:


Metacognition is “cognition about cognition”, “thinking about thinking”, or “knowing about knowing”. It comes from the root word “meta”, meaning beyond. It can take many forms; it includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem solving.
“Meta-writing” is writing about writing. “Meta-singing” is singing about singing. “Metatalk” is talking about communicating – i.e. cooperative discussion between partners about their shared communication process.

When I listen to others, and when I’m writing or working to recap what I’ve said or written, I look at mostly 5 components:
1. Claims being made (by whom?)
2. Supportive evidence connected or referenced to each claim.
3. Concerns being written or spoken (by whom?), explicitly or implicitly.
4. Supportive evidence connected to those conerns.
5. Actions being advocated or suggested (by whom, actions completed by which individual(s) or groups?).

I look to see attitudes:
1. Is there an attitude of curiosity and wonder, looking to discover more than what was initially known? (The Discovery Perspective)
2. Is there an attitude of extreme confidence in certain pieces of knowledge, wherein questioning the sources or supportive evidence isn’t acceptable to someone?
3. What are the ephemeral levels of respect going on, within and between each communicating individual?

Darrell’s website:

Voluntary Visions Facebook Group:

Discussion Flowchart:




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Ep.70 Feminism, a Dead Philosophy with Tracy Connors(Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast)

Tracy Connors and I talk about feminism and its issues.

The article that sparked this conversation:

Check out some of Tracy’s work at these websites:

Follow her on Social Media:



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Ep.65 What Happened In 2015?(Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast)

I wanted to talk about what happened this year. 2015 was a great year for me, I hope it was for you too!


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Ep.57 My Struggle with Depression and How Stoicism Helped.Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast

This is definitely the most personal I’ve gotten on the microphone. I talk about my struggles in life and how I’ve used stoicism and other things to overcome them. It starts out sad, but I promise I bring it back in the 3rd act to a happy ending, where I end up bragging about how great my life is.

Thank you to the listeners, especially Lane Raper who donated to the show this week.


School Sucks Series on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study:




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Ep.55 The Trivium Method and Non-Violent Communication with Darrell Becker(Part3).Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast

This is the last part of the conversation I had with Darrell Becker on the Trivium Method and Non-Violent Communication. Great series, listen to all of the episodes, and finish with this one.


Darrell’s Website:

42 Fallacies PDF:

Don’t Fallacy Me Bro:

The Center For Nonviolent Communication:



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