Paula Wachowiak presents: The Common Book

A Common Book is an ongoing event in the history of your reading.
It is an essential part of your character and your life. Like the meals
you have eaten, your Common Book is what you have fed your brain.
It is not a compilation of hunter's trophies but the living animals themselves.
9/18/21 Common Book Radio Show #82
The panel (Paula, Greg and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Rene Brown: Showing vulnerability can bring you closer.... There is Intentional and Unintentional vulnerability.... Greg disagrees that vulnerability a good thing.... Do other people know you better than you know yourself? Richard says yes. Greg says no.... Is anger an effective way to deal with hurt feelings?.... We all wish Lori will get better soon after her toes are reattached..... Paula was fact checked on facebook.... Once you have suffered enough, you start to feel compassion for suffering in others.... If you are making someone’s life tougher, there is something wrong with your behavior... Greg is planning on doing something beautiful for Beth and Joe Kennedy, because he was mean to Beth.
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9/11/21 Common Book Radio Show #81
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
From Dostoyevsky’s book “The Idiot” thr process of discovering…. Greg announces “I need new passions”..... Our reviews of the new movie “Riders for Justice”.... Photos of unknown people…. Movie descriptions from the magazine Sight and Sound… What gives pleasure to a mathematician’s brain
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8/28/21 Common Book Radio Show #80
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, Richard, and Dan) discussed the following topics:
The new DNA CRISPER technology and the benefits and the problems that it will cause.... Lessons from Sun Tsu’s The Art of War.... Can human beings be born bad?.... Why is there a Virginia and a West Verginia? .... In Miami there are a lot of New Yorkers.... Rudy Giulianni’s greeting service.... The Lousianna Police lawsuit that shows that racism has not disappeared.... Trump lawyers that were fined for bringing a suit with no evidence.... Political cartoons about Anti-vaxxers.... What Mandeleas represent.... How the Sand from the Sahara Desert is keeping the rainforrest on the other side of the ocean alive…. Benford’s Law.
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8/21/21 Common Book Radio Show #79
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, Richard, Pam and John) discussed the following topics:
Plato said “take hold of your lives”...the importance of glucose monitors...Should the Jeopardy guy have resigned?....The premise of the show “Young Sheldon”....the importance of archive.org and librivox.org….some people are obsessed with certain historical periods….the Americans looked the other way on the corruption in Afghanistan. The people were not motivated to fight for that government….the person who discovered that ulcers were caused by a bacteria and how he was scoffed at….Marshall McLuhan on why the past is like looking in a rear view mirror
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8/14/21 Common Book Radio Show #78
The panel (Paula, Greg, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
HG Wellls on Plato, Socrates and Aristotle… Rock critics vs. Film critics…. Sophia Loren…. The power of story telling…. Body language…. Up the Down Sterlace Bored Game by Lori Michaels…. Should one be honest or nice?.... Ringo Starr’s domestic violence episode…. Everything in life is ephemeral…. Child of deaf adults movie…. “You will die with it, but you will not die from it”
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8/7/21 Common Book Radio Show #77
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori and Richard) discussed the following topics:
In Ancient Greece’s time of peace, Pericles spent money on enriching the architecture, sculptures and general culture of Greece….The Beat Generation is reflected in the 35 minute film “The End” from 1953...Comparing death to a battery dying out. Does the battery’s energy go somewhere or does it just wear out?...Alchemists were chemists who were very mindful of the life force….When you go to someone’s death bed, should you lie to them and say “I will see you in heaven” to make them feel better?
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7/31/21 Common Book Radio Show #76
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Paula read her story about a grizzly bear....Advice to Greg: It will pass....Greg sees himself as a “primitive simpleton”. I asked him if he entered into some kind of alerted state where he went back to the beginning of homo sapiens....“I was trying to avoid reality and life for 56 years”....Reasons for getting married....Can infidelity be forgiven in a marriage?....The movie Nine Days....People are having fewer children due to climate change and quality of life....The wealthy are not paying their fair share in taxes....The Delta virus and mask wearing.
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7/24/21 Common Book Radio Show #75
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Jeff Bazos in space….In old movies everyone wore suits. How much of that was representative of the real world?....Did casual fashion cause the demise of the moral fiber of America? ….Clothing represents hierarchy. When clothing became casual, there was no indication of who to follow and there was a disrespect for authority….Can we trust the people we elect to not become power hungry?...What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans?
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7/17/21 Common Book Radio Show #74
The panel (Paula, Greg, Pam, Gloria and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Mark Twain’s speech to the Buffalo Courier Express…. "Sieur Louis de Conte" "Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass" were Mark Twain’s previous names…. Is Elmira a special place?…. Mark Twain’s life…. Climate change, air quality and flooding…. The origins of consumer scuba diving…. People that are addicted to risk taking…. Two new books on Donald Trump…. Getting along with conservative people…. Boxing’s effect on physical and mental health…. Winner of Cannes Film Festival…. Is Cannibalism healthy?
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7/10/21 Common Book Radio Show #73
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Striving for a world in which you have a say in how you job affects your mental health….Employers that want to remold your personality…..Sometimes a job can be a trap. You need the money and you can’t leave….The Assassination of Haiti’s president….Demolishing Palestinian Homes….Pasture Raised Eggs….Arguing with the unvaccinated.
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6/26/21 Common Book Radio Show #72
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, Pam and Richard) discussed the following topics:
How did the invention of writing affect human behavior?..... Have you had any bad experiences at a wedding?..... The four golden ages of conspiracies were influenced by technology...... The two kinds of music videos: interesting videos vs. the band playing..... Brittany Spears court case over her conservatorship..... The book “Woody Allen and philosophy”..... Is human nature separate from the way the society is organized?..... Would you purchase a haunted house?
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6/19/21 Common Book Radio Show #71
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, Gloria, Tony and Richard) discussed the following topics:
American consumerism...... Faulkner “I write in layers”...... The Gopher parable...... Fucillo the car dealer died. What was his ethnicity?..... What was the original idea of the Statue of Liberty in 1875?..... The Right Wing in France is growing stronger...... The Home Owners Association told him he had to keep his garage closed...... Can the news be impartial?..... The story of the golf clubs in the trunk...... Greg is working on a new mental health plan that involves looking at people as role models......
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6/12/21 Common Book Radio Show #70
The panel (Paula, Greg, Sal, Sanford, Fred, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- What animals learn from other animals - The elephant pilgrimage from India into China - How did the dinosaurs do in cold climates? - Was religion formed out of a need for safety or a desire for meaning? - Is technology making us more safe or more vulnerable? - Do ideas evolve in the same way as organisms evolve? - Irrationality is a major component of what it means to be human. - If a parent lets a child live at home too long, does it hurt the child? - When does 2 plus 2 equal something different than four?
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6/5/21 Common Book Radio Show #69
The panel (Paula, Greg, Richard, and Gloria) discussed the following topics:
7 life lessons from Albert Camus: 1) Create your own meaning 2) The journey is more important than the destination 3) Evil comes from ignorance. There are no people who are born evil. 4) a rebel is someone who learned to say no 5) Spend time with yourself 6) Be flexible 7) Choose love over commitment
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5/29/21 Common Book Radio Show #68
The panel (Paula, Greg, Richard, Lori, Celeste Lawson and Ntare Ali Gault) discussed the following topics:
- The subjective experience of being black in America and how to navigate through life. - Republican legislatures in half a dozen states have advanced bills restricting the way race history is taught in public schools. “Education is supposed to be about feeling motivated and upbeat about the future. We do not want our children feeling guilty for being white.” - “The Bell Curve” 1994 argued that those with high intelligence, the "cognitive elite", are becoming separated from those of average and below-average intelligence. - Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King in 1963. - Obama was first president elected without a white majority.
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5/22/21 Common Book Radio Show #67
The panel (Paula, Greg, Gloria, Franklin and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- The Omphalos stone as a symbol for a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe.
- Is there a realm where ideas exists independently of the human mind?
- Using discernment to tell the difference between a true metaphysical statement and a false metaphysical statement.
- The McMartin preschool trial from 1984 to 1987 was children accusing their teachers of performing Satanic rituals on them. All the treachers were found innocent.
- When you read something soneone wrote, do you have a deeper insight into them?
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5/15/21 Common Book Radio Show #67
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- The documentary: No Safe Spaces - What is the counter argument to cancel culture? - American bishops thinking about refusing to give communion to politicians who support abortion. - Book that teaches how to be a psychic - The radiolab broadcast on antibiotics - The La-di-da attitude vs. being in a bad mood
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5/8/21 Common Book Radio Show #66
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, Pam, John, Tony and Richard) discussed the following topics:
-Therapy is critical for every individual questioning identity. To deny help based on false grounds, is outrage! - Insouciance means casual indifference - All of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian stories have a thread of hope in them. - What are the reasons for drinking alcohol? - A scam that targets people who invest in the stock market.

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5/1/21 Common Book Radio Show #65
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- The Joe Rogan Controversy about mask wearing
- No Safe Spaces Documentary
- Crossword Puzzles Measure Your Brain Health
- Superficiality In Woman
- How To Overcome Self-Deception
- Do You See Yourself As Normal Or Weird?
- WEB MICE = how to measure your health

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4/24/21Common Book Radio Show #64
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- The new Broadway play "Blindness" - Seeing new things on Nature Walks. - Sex dolls that have artificial intelligence. - How do you relate to hold music? - Which is preferable for reading: paper or screen? - What is the balance between taking care of business and relaxing? - Which involves less suffering, being neurotic or being psychotic? - How many seconds? - On the Nature of Things is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius - Chimerical = hoped for but impossible to achieve
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4/17/21Common Book Radio Show #63
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- Is telling the truth always beneficial?
- Are there any universal truths that will never change in the future?
- Math is the only science in which the truths of the past are as valuable as the truths in the present.
- Sports are very “normal”. Marginal people do not like sports because it will associate them with the mainstream.
- “Getting stuck in the mud” is a metaphor for the time in which we are living.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of polygamy?
- What happens to men in a matriarchal household?
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4/10/21Common Book Radio Show #62
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- A mentor in your life will sometimes help you with your self-esteem.
- Women gladiators are a part of history that is often not reported.
- The high priority that some people place on entertainment.
- There are toxic chemicals in plastics that are affecting all of our bodies.
- Marxist Economist Richard Wolff’s ideas.
- People who kill trans-people and say “I was freaked out” can no longer use that as a defense.
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4/3/21 Common Book Radio Show #61
The panel (Paula, Greg, Mick, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- Paula read her Easter Poem
- Critiquing the crucifixion of Jesus
- Admonishing people who don’t observe Good Friday like you.
- Religion as a tool to control people.
- What it means to be an atheist.
- People who make others lives miserable,
- The four phases of learning how to relate to the universe: Theism, Agnosticism, Atheism and Responsibility
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