Sources, References and Clips
Comedy about the Economy (ep 1)
On the first episode I explore what the show's going to be about: the growing diconnect between -- well -- everything. Capitalism's completely transforming our world and even human nature itself. Sometimes for the better, often for worse, and mostly both. Goal here: to understand what the fuck is happening to the world and what to do about it.
Books and Links
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Crackup
Includes several amazing essays by Fitzgerald and also chronicles his descent into depression. I talk about Fitzgerald's famous quote that the measure of a good intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in the mind at once.
A history of Cognitive Dissonance
All about Festinger's famous theory that being wrong puts mental stress on us.
The Tribune Series "Playing with Fire"
Excellent series on the "Couch of Flames" story - chemical and tobacco companies come off real good here.
Michael Keaton interview on David Letterman
This American Life
Lucky Strike Commercial
If you end up buying any of these books/movies/songs, please do so by clicking on the images above!
(So the moneygood podcast gets a kickback and I can keep the dick jokes coming.)