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.
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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3/27/21 Common Book Radio Show #60
The panel (Paula, Greg, Mick, Lori, Gloria and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- The world wants to be deceived. The truth is too terrifying.
- Mind expanding drugs: good idea or bad idea?
- Having a breathalyzer in your car: Good idea or bad idea?
- Building a modern highway near Stonehendge
- What is the plot of Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
- Describing the TV series “Harlots”
- Statues of people on horses have symbolic meaning.
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3/20/21 Common Book Radio Show #59
The panel (Paula, Greg, Mick, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- The pineal gland tells your body when to sleep. Sometimes it calcifies and you have trouble sleeping.
- The faux pax in the Chinese negotiations this week.
- Great diplomats in history.
- Jefferson’s ten rules to live by
- Where “rule of thumb” came from.
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3/13/21 Common Book Radio Show #58
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- A blue whale is bigger than a dinosaur. Its tongue weighs more than an elephant.
- “Wunderjahr” is a year wandering after graduation
- Using irrational beliefs to your advantage and making fun of them at the same time
- Letter from a Spanish diplomat to Thomas Jefferson
- “Frank Sinatra has a cold” by Gay Talese
- Lori is on a fast in which she eats mostly fat
- The motion of my blood no longer keeps time with the tumult of the world.
- People who move at different speeds
- The marshmallow experiment
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3/6/21 Common Book Radio Show #57
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- What are self-actualized people?
- Caluminate = Make false statements about someone
- Cult Deprogrammers are advising people how to overcome political discord.
- Thomas Jefferson on keeping political power.
- What is the purpose of a gun?
- Explaining the movie “Land”

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2/27/21 Common Book Radio Show #56
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- Cockade = a ribbon used on a uniform
- Chimera = a thing wished for but impossible to perceive
- When Dr. Frankenstein tried to kill the monster, was it it like a father trying to kill his son?
- Lori reads “the world is a beautiful place” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
- French people have trouble pronouncing some English words.
- Critiquing the movie “Promising young woman”
- How do I define myself, by my job or my passions or something else?
- Every problem you have, you caused.

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2/13/21 Common Book Radio Show #55
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- Comparing a politician to a hot air balloon Word of the day polymath = a person knowledgeable in many disciplines
- McConnell’s speech that Trump can be tried in the courts
- Are all Trump supporters in some way responsible for the Capitol Attack?
- Jim Weatherly’s song
- Joni Mitchels song “flat tires”
- Lori sings “My funny valentine”
- What is the song “The beat goes on” about?
- Interpretations of Pinochio
- Critiquing the movie “Bliss”
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2/6/21 Common Book Radio Show #54
The panel (Paula, Greg, Pam, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- Pusillanimous = lacking courage
- The “womb of time”
- The meaning of a “Bill of Attainder”
- What’s happening in the Republican Party
- Will Trump’s supporters change their minds?
- Hannah Arendt on the “banality of evil”
- The story of the Scottsborough Boys in 1931
- The cop vs the Doritos bag
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1/30/21 Common Book Radio Show #53
The panel (Paula, Greg, Pam, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- Thomas jefferson not for ourselves but for our country
- vLiving in a post truth world
- How tv ruined our lives
- Image crafting on social media
- Jia Tolentino, Author, "Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion"
- Alexi Novalny’s video on Putin’s palace
- Is sports “controlled violence”? Does sports teach people how to deal with loss?
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1/23/21 Common Book Radio Show #52
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- describing an optometrist
- vitreous humor
- Josh Allen and Joe Biden similarities and differences
- If your only window on the world is TV, are you seeing a distortion?
- Applying the “Veil of Ignorance” to the 1950’s.
- 27 year intervals in football
- the philosophy of humor
- Hemingway’s shortest story
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1/16/21 Common Book Radio Show #51
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- Malversation = corrupt behavior in a position of trust, especially in public office
- A society based on barter
- Can songwriters and poets become essential workers?
- The homeless Jesus in Cathedral Park
- The death wish of addicts
- The desire to live in other idealized historical periods
- “The vaccine will modify your genes so you can be remote controlled.”
- The need to feel connected to a group
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1/9/21 Common Book Radio Show #50
The panel (Paula, Greg, Pam, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- What would Trump lose if he is impeached or censured?
- Are rural people more gullible?
- Eisenhower’s military industrial complex speech
- definition of manumit: to free a slave
- Boudica and the Romans
- The counter argument to positive thinking
- The psychology of the Trump insurrectionists
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1/2/21 The Common Book Radio Show #49
The panel (Paula, Greg, Pam, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- Perceiving time as a child
- Envisioning the world 100 years from now
- Waiting in line for someone else
- Working in a cubicle
- Should children be told there is a Santa Claus?
- Does Santa Claus have supernatural powers
- Asking for fresh food, does it make a difference?
- Watching the news with your parents. Is that a thing of the past?
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12/26/20 The Common Book Radio Show #48
The panel (Paula, Greg, Pam, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- The strange rules of some religions
- living in a fantasy world
- Complex movies that require research
- Interpretation is just as valid as intent when it comes to art
- The cost of running Guantanamo Prison
- Did Charlie Chan movies help or hurt Asian Americans?
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12/19/20 The Common Book Radio Show #47
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- The object of clothing by Thoreau
- Metro Dogs in Russia
- The Shortest Day of the Year
- Animals that can learn human language
- If you compress the history of the universe
- Tapping into the Zeitgeist
- Gambling is fun when you win
- Tyson Foods
- Holocaust humor, when will it be OK?
- Thought provoking humor
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12/12/20 The Common Book Radio Show #46
The panel (Paula, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- pre industrial revolution garbage of the world 3% of living things, now it is over 100%
- Frugality is the revolutionary alternative to consumption.
- The richest people are not always the best people to rule
- Believing one conspiracy theory opens the door in your mind to believing others.
- The difference between practical jokes and pranks.
- The Attention Economy vs. Democracy
- India’s conversation with Pfizer
- The importance of watching Democracy Now
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12/5/20 The Common Book Radio Show #45
The panel (Paula, Pam, Greg, Lori, and Richard) discussed the following topics:
- From “How to Mellify a Corpse” the claw that destroyed ships
- Georgia Senate Runoff “If the election is rigged, why should I vote?”
- Biden in 2020 won by 4.45%. which is remarkably high when compared to other elections.
- Lowest common denominator voters are feared by politicians
- How to liking things you have to do
- Lori’s new dishwasher
- The US Supreme Court’s “Faithless elector decision” in July of 2020 has only been implemented by 14 states
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