The Recombobulator Lab

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January 14, 2021 00:30:04
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Pre-Hangovers & Democracy with Broadway Producer Sam Levy-Ep.9

Jason describes something Chris has never heard of before, the "pre-hangover" and chronicles how he got a prescription for vodka from his Doctor. Chris then quizzes Jason on different forms of government which turns out to be far more fun and entertaining than it sounds. Then the two interview award winning Broadway Producer, Sam Levy about his disagreement with Jason than compulsory voting and bi-partisanship are inherently good while getting in a story about Tom Hanks. ...

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January 07, 2021 00:30:15
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Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories with Doug Keene, Ph.D.-Ep.8

Chris gives Jason a quiz on conspiracy theories, and then the two answer the first listener question of 2021, "Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?"  The two then interview retired Clinical Psychologist and Past President of the American Society of Trial Consultants, Doug Keene, Ph.D.   Doug drops some wisdom about the structures and motivations at play and then shares a way to talk to people you care about who have a very different view of truth than you do. ...

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December 31, 2020 00:33:08
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2021 Predictions with Futurist Tom Osdoba-Ep.7

Chris quizzes Jason over six of the most amazing predictions in history and then get into the heart of their 2021 predictions episode with Futurist and Organizational Systems Trailblazer Tom Osdoba. After sharing their predictions (and hopes and dreams) for 2021, Chris and Jason share their plan for the podcast in 2021--including inviting the listeners to tell them what topics to cover and who to interview in 2021. ...

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December 24, 2020 00:39:51
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Christmas Oddities & MLB Umpire Dale Scott-Ep.6

Jason & Chris explore some strange facts about Christmas and then turn to their first interview segment on the show. Few understand the dynamic of being around people who believe what they want to be true, regardless of the evidence, more than Dale Scott. Dale was a Major League umpire for almost 4,000 games. In his interview with Chris & Jason, he talks about: Recognizing when someone's heart, not their head, is running the show. How to handle conflict with someone convinced they are right. The problem with being convinced you're right. His experience umpiring with the MLB in Australia. Being the first major sports official in America to come out. And of course, a few good stories about what probably looked different on television than what actually happened.   ...

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December 17, 2020 00:34:25
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Ousted Diseases & the Best & Worst of Organizational Leadership-Ep.5

Jason and Chris share some GOOD NEWS! in America and Australia, leading to a 4 question quiz about diseases that used to pose a terrible threat to humanity that are now under control or altogether eradicated in the United States & Australia. The two then interview each other over some of the best and worst they have seen, experienced, and participated in leading organizations and running businesses. ...

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December 10, 2020 00:29:23
Propaganda in Democracies & Enormous Kangaroos-Ep.4

Propaganda in Democracies & Enormous Kangaroos-Ep.4

After Jason returns from a trip to the largest monolith in the world--Uluru, Chris gets a report, leading to a discussion about the 5 largest monoliths on the planet. Jason asks Chris about jury consulting in America and how the American justice system differs from the UK/Australian system. The conversation shifts to propaganda within democracies and their inhibitors such as the previous USA "Fairness doctrine" and their contributors, large well funded private media empires. In the process, the "Illusion of Truth" effect is discussed. ...

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