Audacious Compassion 029 – Toothpaste and Lemonade

Our final episode. We appreciate all of you very much, and want to thank you for listening and sharing your questions and situations with us.

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Audacious Compassion 028 – January 2019 Update

Another short episode this month, and our final scheduled episode until we receive a prompt. We focus mostly on some media that’s been inspiring us:

  • Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle and the crushing feeling of looooong-running projects.
  • Hbomberguy‘s massive Twitch stream of Donkey Kong 64 in support of the Mermaids charity. Famous folks like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Chelsea Manning showed up to show their support.

We also talked about our recent projects:

  • Gregory’s podcast Tabletop Garden, which is now fully in its second campaign, called “Ego Driver.”
  • Our Future Proof Podcast episodes of December and January, where we conduct some strategic business meetings. Some stuff is cut, but we think it provides a bit of insight into how we work.

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Audacious Compassion 026 – Schrödinger’s Ableist

We talk about how to persuade people to be compassionate.

This is a combined October/November episode, with a transcription coming soon! Our prompt came from a friend of the show:

So yeah, like, I play a lot of video games, like you do, and I consider myself open-minded and respectful of other people while playing. I play with a lot of friends who sometimes use certain language that might offend someone of another ethnicity or gender. I try my best to let them know that this kind of behavior is not nice and might scare off anybody else (women/transgender/another race) away from playing video games.  How can I deal with situations like this?

Gregory discussed Unsong, an online book about morality, Kabbalah, and what happens after the world ends. Melissa discussed Naughty No More: Change Unwanted Behaviors Through Positive Reinforcement, a book about training cats. (Other cat behavior management book suggestions are welcome!)

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Audacious Compassion 024 – Enjoying That Hamburger

We talk about being compassionate toward a group of anonymous people that you perceive as immorally complacent.

Content warnings for this episode: mention of the October 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.

We also talk about The Norwood Suite by Cosmo D; Fallen London by Failbetter Games; and Melissa’s Fallen London fiction, “The Bazaar Correspondent“.

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