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

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Music Credits

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

Proof of Life Episode 3.11

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about creatives who publicly feud with other creatives, and what those sorts of ad hominem attacks say about the culture and the state of critical thinking in the zeitgeist. They also discuss a hypothetical venn diagram where circles labeled “icy weather” and “old injuries” overlap in a section marked “getting old”.

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  • Pertti Ankkuri
    Petri Nurmi
    Gary Weller

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Music Credits

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

Proof of Life Episode 3.10

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about frugality They discuss consumer culture versus the teaching do their own upbringing, where was was consider ethically, morally, and culturally wrong. There’s conversation about how recycling, upcycling, and reusing things requires creativity and critical thinking.

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  • Pertti Ankkuri
    Petri Nurmi
    Gary Weller

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Music Credits

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

Proof of Life Episode 3.09

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about empathy. They discuss the way culture can promote or discourage having compassion for other people. Thoughts are shared about how a lack of empathy is sometimes a failure of critical thinking, by not understanding how helping others is beneficial to one’s self. Also, a brief interlude about elephants.

(After finding and watching the elephant video again I realize that a lot of what I said in the podcast is completely wrong. They aren’t wild and they human wasn’t a stranger. But it’s still an awesome video that demonstrates that elephants have more empathy than some humans. -b.)

Special Thanks

  • Pertti Ankkuri
    Petri Nurmi
    Gary Weller

Elephant Come to Rescue People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVceZEfAsTc

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Music Credits

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

Proof of Life Episode 3.08

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about creativity and intellectual property. They discuss the culture that doesn’t understand the value of art, and people who don’t respect copyright or trademark. Thoughts are shared about the lack of critical thinking around how theft of artwork impacts an individual artist’s ability to make a living.

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  • Pertti Ankkuri
  • Petri Nurmi
  • Gary Weller

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Music Credits

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

Proof of Life Episode 3.07

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how they’re celebrating New Year’s Eve this year. They discuss the way they observed the holiday in the United States, their dislike of crowds and drink people, and their love of the fireworks tradition years here in Finland.

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Petri Nurmi
Gary Weller

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Proof of Life Episode 3.06

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how they’re celebrating Christmas this year. That talk about how this compares to the way they observed the holiday in the United States, and in past years here in Finland.

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Petri Nurmi
Gary Weller

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

Proof of Life Episode 3.05

In this episode, Katie and Berin answer patron questions. What sort of house would we like to live in, after Katie completes here studies? Where in Finland would we like to live? We answer additional questions in the bonus episode available only on our Patreon page!

Special Thanks

Petri Nurmi
Gary Weller

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Music Credits

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

Proof of Life Episode 3.03

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the need for rest in order to be creative and productive. They also discuss how anger and dissatisfaction drive creativity and change, while complacency and blind optimism result in mediocrity.

Special Thanks

Gary Weller

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Music Credits

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

Proof of Life Episode 3.02

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about the concept of critique, based on their experiences as artists and writers. They discuss why people are afraid to receive it, and how many people don’t know how to offer it. The differences between critique, opinion, and just throwing shade are covered.

Special Thanks
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