TPPP Episode 80 : Living With PTSD

I am going to issue a content warning for this episode for talking about PTSD, suicide, and some combat violence.

This week I speak to Hyrum and Nate about some of their experiences with combat as well as PTSD, both combat and non-combat related, as well as other conditions that arose from traumatic brain injury. They also talk about the difficulty of re-adjusting to civilian life after combat, as well as the need to find purpose in order to stave off depression, even up to suicidal ideation. They also talk about ways to cope with these issues, though, and how anyone can learn to adjust with therapy, purpose, and a good support system. Finally, they emphasize that PTSD is a condition that can occur from any traumatic situation, not just combat. Thus the argument that somehow people who were never in combat can’t experience PTSD is absolutely false, and it is harmful to those who suffer from this condition. Everyone’s experiences and illnesses are valid, regardless of the circumstances. I really want to thank Hyrum and Nate for coming on, as I know it wasn’t easy to recall these painful experiences. I have great admiration for these men, and I hope their willingness to come forward and talk will give others the courage to do the same.

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Listening to shame | Brené Brown

The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown

Living with Prosopagnosia: How could you not know?

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TPPP Episode 79 : Why The F*ck Should I Care About Philosophy?

This week I have on Nathan Dickey for one purpose : To tell me what I should care about philosophy. But first, we discussed the recent death of John McCain and our feelings on it. But then the main topic of philosophy was discussed. We discussed what philosophy is; a brief of history of how it evolved in its current understanding; how there are any good philosophy ‘communicators’ out there of any great stature to explain things to the layman; and some sources that are trying to do just that, via podcasts and YouTube. It’s a fascinating discussion. I don’t if he know convinced me or not, but he has definitely given me some things to think about. Perhaps, just perhaps, I will one day give a fuck about philosophy!

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John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

A Leap of Doubt Podcast

Nathan Dickey on Twitter

Physics Needs Philosophy / Philosophy Needs Physics

Philosophy Tube

Embrace The Void

Philosophers In Space

TPPP Episode 78 : An Atheist In Pittsburgh

This week on The Triple Po I am joined by logo enhancer and Facebook friend Jeff Prebeg. We talk about his activism, his work with charity, and his poor choice in hockey teams. We also rip on Trump, as well as discuss the difference between atheism and secular humanism, and the increasing gap between the two groups. Oh and cats. His cat has his own Facebook and Instagram! We had a great chat, and I enjoyed having him on even if he is a Pens fan. Enjoy!

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Jeff Prebeg’s website

Jeff Prebeg on Twitter

Jojo The Wonder Puss on Facebook

Jojo The Wonder Puss on Instagram

TPPP Episode 77 : Laying Down The Law

My dear comrade Zach Law from Zachrilege Cast makes a second appearance on the show. We talk about Trump, beer, the intellectual dark web, and Satan’s asshole. Is your interest piqued? Well come on by and take a listen!

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Zachrilege Cast home page

Zachrilege Cast on Facebook

Zachrilege on Twitter

TPPP Episode 76 : Withdrawal

This week on The Triple Po I speak to my old friend Brandi about her recent run-in with the law regarding drugs, but also how her privilege kept the legal outcome being much worse. Related to that, we talk about failure that is the War on Drugs and the racist and inadequate laws used to try to enforce the war. Oh, and we talk about how Trump sucks, which is low hanging fruit nowadays! It was a great conversation and it was great to talk to Brandi again after a couple of years.

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TPPP Episode 75 : I Dream of Jeanne

This week on the Triple Po, I am joined by friend and frequent guest Jeanne Ikerd. We talk about a nurses’s strike taking place in her home town in Vermont. We also talk about there now only being one Blockbuster left in the country (in Bend, OR, of all places!), as well Kylie Jenner’s starting a gofundme to make her a billionaire. We also talk about the protests in London over Trump and the big orange Trump baby blimp! Of course, there are also digressions and general shenanigans as is normal whenever Jeanne comes in. Come on in and lend your ears!

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From London to Helsinki, protests followed Trump through Europe all weekend

GoFundMe Page Seeks $100 Million to Make Kylie Jenner a Billionaire

Hundreds of nurses walk out to strike at UVM Medical Center

America has just one Blockbuster left

 

TPPP Episode 74 :Turpin’s Time

My guest this week for the Triple Po is Susan Turpin. She is an employee of Planned Parenthood, a quizmaster, and now the Treasurer the Texas Secular Caucus! We talk about abortion issues, the upcoming Supreme Court nomination battle, her quizmastering, and her political aspirations. Come give it a listen!

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Black Nonbelievers Summer Fundraising Drive
Geeks Who Drink QM The Susanturpin

Susan Turpin on Twitter

Texas Democratic Secular Caucus

Texas Democratic Secular Caucus on Twitter
Tarrant County Democratic Woman’s Club – Public