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.
11/27/21 Common Book Radio Show #89
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori and Richard) discussed the following topics: The origin of the word “nostalgia”.... harrnessing methane as a fuel…. Selling oil leases in the gulf of Mexico…. When a cover song becomes more popular than the original….. Richard Bachman is a pen name for Steven King…. Doing a cover song just like the original…. Becoming one with your camera…. What happens when you are in “the flow”?... The freedom of “stepping outside of yourself”.... Describing the Witches Ball…. Is it important to leave an adequate tip?... Is paying it forward also a virus?... Seeing the arms race as a virus
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11/7/21 Common Book Radio Show #88
The panel (Paula, Greg, Nessa and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Is the Bible more fiction or more non-fiction?.... Was Jesus a female pretending to be a male?.... Why is the Squid Game Series so popular?.... The Richard Dawkins controversy…. Are both gender and race social constructions?…. Remembering the Tudor Lounge…. Nessa reads one of her recent poems…. A veteran describes what he did in the military
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10/30/21 Common Book Radio Show #87
The panel (Paula, Greg, Nessa and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Examining one of the first examples of writing in archeology…. The first book review of the book Ulysses…. Why isn’t my name on the plaque?.... The Crystal Wall of Crying in Ukraine. The crystals are all at different heights depending on which chakras you want to unblock in your body and they are lit from inside the wall…. What happens when you hire an artist to build a memorial…. Honoring Tom Windsor on his birthday…. Teaching scribes in Summaria by hitting them with canes…. “How to win friends and influence people” reviewed.... Ethnic stereotypes and the way they influence thinking…. Nico from the Velvet Underground had Nazi views.
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10/23/21 Common Book Radio Show #86
The panel (Paula, Greg, Nessa and Richard) discussed the following topics:
seeing transphobia as part of the conservative governments that are taking root across the world. .... the Nazi’s tried to invalidate trangender’s very existence. .... Women losing control over their bodies in Texas. .... Reflecting on turning age 70. .... 18 year old secretary at a Nazi concentration camp is now on trial at age 96. .... Favorite heavy metal bands. .... What it is like living in Hawaii .... Elephants are being born without tusks .... A conservative Pennsylvania school district banned these books.The panel (Paula, Greg, Nesa and Richard) discussed the following topics: seeing transphobia as part of the conservative governments that are taking root across the world. .... the Nazi’s tried to invalidate trangender’s very existence. .... Women losing control over their bodies in Texas. .... Reflecting on turning age 70. .... 18 year old secretary at a Nazi concentration camp is now on trial at age 96. .... Favorite heavy metal bands. .... What it is like living in Hawaii .... Elephants are being born without tusks .... A conservative Pennsylvania school district banned these books.
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10/16/21 Common Book Radio Show #85
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Interpreting Nietzsche “Whoever does not have ⅔rds of his day for himself is a slave…. During the pandemic, many people realized that they were not fulfilled…. Tennessee County arrests children and treats them like criminals. Good or bad idea?…. Do the grandchildren of Henrietta Lax deserve a settlement for the cells of their grandmother? …. What if Jon Gruden had said “I want to be rehabilitated”.....If a cult gets too big will it lose control over its members?.... Pledging allegiance to the flag that was used on the Jan 6th insurrection.
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10/2/21 Common Book Radio Show #84
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori and Richard) discussed the following topics:
Hidden causes that the author might be aware of …. Anish Kapoor …. Entertainers who stopped trying …. Jon Stewart’s new show …. Documentaries that steer their interviewees toward a certain message …. The book Sapiens on the advent of cooking ….. The Human gestation period ….. With fire humans leapt to the top of the food chain. It was so quick that they lacked the confidence of other predators …. The woman (Rosalind Franklin) who was left out of the credit for the discovery of DNA
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9/25/21 Common Book Radio Show #83
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori and Richard) discussed the following topics:
People who seek acceptance as they are vs. those who try to fit in. Is it good to be something your are not in order to gain approval. There are times we play by other people’s rules. Do people who believe in God think that God has a sense of humor? Richard tells his joke about God not understanding a joke. People who don’t like being told what to do. TV Show about an obstacle course for activists. How far should one compromise their principles? Being innovative at the workplace.
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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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