Author Archives: Berin Kinsman

Proof of Life Podcast for 10 September 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about climate change. Specifically, they discuss the reasons behind the widespread climate change denial in the United States. This one’s for our non-American friends who find it incomprehensible as hurricanes and flooding ravage America.

Proof of Life podcast 3 September 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the influences of cultural context on creativity, how creativity is defined and taught, and discuss some stuff about tabletop roleplaying games.

Proof of Life Podcast August 2017

In this episode, Berin and Katie discuss the relationship between critical thinking skills and cultural values. Current events are metaphorically compared to “weather”, with culture being the overall “climate”, to explain why it will be difficult to change the way things are.

Proof of Life Podcast 20 August 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss their creative work, the philosophical and ethical issues of selling things that are deeply personal, and how to determine the right price for art and writing.

Proof of Life Podcast 13 August 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

Proof of Life Podcast for 6 August 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the stigma of having special needs in American education, people making choices based on subjective feelings and beliefs rather than objective facts, and staying productive through chronic pain.

Proof of Life Podcast – 30 July 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about using one’s resources effectively and acting out of kindness rather than hatred. Why do people squander their time, energy, and talent tearing others down? Why not put all of that into creating something positive, promoting what you stand for, and making the world a better place for everyone?

Proof of Life Podcast for 23 July 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the joy of mild summers, why people like strange things, and how Berin doesn’t understand people sometimes.

Proof of Life 16 July 2017

In this episode, Berin is still sick and exhausted, losing his voice from having to inhale his neighbor’s putrid cigarette smoke, and irritable from listening to another neighbor’s obscenely loud bass and kids on motorbikes at 1 a.m. — now get off my lawn!

Proof of Life for 9 July 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about why Berin’s been so cranky lately, how gorgeous summertime is, and the healing properties of good quality ice cream.