Category Archives: Podcast

Proof of Life Episode 3.24 Who’s In and Who’s Out

In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss how people form tribes based on common interests. They talk about the cultural problem of putting other people down as a way of boosting personal self-esteem and creating a group identity. They try to avoid politics while talking about the behavioral psychology of people who need to get outraged about things that have nothing to do with them, simply as a way of asserting their own cultural dominance and identity.

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

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Katie’s Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

Berin’s Twitterhttps://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks

Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.23 Personal Identity vs. Cultural Identity

In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss how one’s cultural identity impacts personal identity, and vice-versa. They talk about being an expat, where persona identity is affected by both the culture of your mother country and your host country. Katie discusses identity in context of being an art teacher, and how both artists and teachers are view by various group.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow

Social Identity Theory
https://www.simplypsychology.org/social-identity-theory.html

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

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Websites & Social Media

Katie’s Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

Berin’s Twitterhttps://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks

Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.22 How We Select Topics

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk discuss how they pick topics for this podcast. They discuss things they shy away from and why, things they’re passionate about, and the demographics of their audience. You (yes, you) can leave comments suggesting future topics.

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

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Websites & Social Media

Katie’s Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

Berin’s Twitterhttps://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks

Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.19

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about American ethnocentrism. They discuss why Americans (and some others) think that the definition of success means making it big in the United States. They also cover the notion that money and fame are considered the definition of success, not happiness, contentment, or job satisfaction.
This is the first of TWO episodes this week! In the second episode, available only to Coffee-Level Patreon backers, we talk about Donald Trump, and what his presidency says about American culture, creativity and critical thinking.

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

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Katie’s Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

Berin’s Twitterhttps://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks

Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.18

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about Finland’s new ranking as the Happiest Place On Earth. The discuss why the United Nations report bestowed that ranking, and why they, personally, think Finland is where they would happily spend the rest of their lives.

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

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Websites & Social Media

Katie’s Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

Berin’s Twitterhttps://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks

Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.17

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about whether art can be separated from the artist. They discuss not wanting to support problematic creators like Bill Cosby, Louis CK, and Kevin Spacey, while still acknowledging their contributions to culture and influence on other creators.

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
    Petri Nurmi
    Gary Weller

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Websites & Social Media

Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks

Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.16: Expressions of Creativity

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about contexts of creativity. They discuss how it intersects with personal expression, establishing an individual’s place within culture, and necessary frugality.

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  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

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Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks
Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.14: Gun Control

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about gun control in the United States, or lack thereof, through the lens of critical thinking rather than emotion. They try to wade through the emotional arguments and logical fallacies, and determine why some aren’t even willing to talk about the concept. This episode continues with a special bonus episode on Patreon exclusively for patrons.

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  • Pertti Ankkuri
    Petri Nurmi
    Gary Weller

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Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks
Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.13

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about critical thinking through the lens of what people think they can get away with. How do some people think that what they’re doing is acceptable, when common sense ought to indicate that it’s not? They also discuss the differences between how things like buses and banking cards work in the US and EU, and Berin postulates that profit motive supersedes logic and reason.

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

Subscribe to Our Patreon

Be sure to check out our Patreon, where you can download the MP3 of this episode, participate in community discussions, and access bonus content!

Websites & Social Media

Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/
Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks
Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

Proof of Life Episode 3.12

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about perceptions of how well people speak a languages. Both of them have changed their opinions after living in an international community. They also discuss the need to accept someone struggling with a second or third languages, but to also be understanding and less judgmental about people who aren’t perfect speakers of their mother tongue.

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

Subscribe to Our Patreon

Be sure to check out our Patreon, where you can download the MP3 of this episode, participate in community discussions, and access bonus content!

Websites & Social Media

Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/
Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman

Music Credits

Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks
Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions