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Beyond Binary Thinking
Beyond Binary Thinking
Beyond Binary Thinking

Tired of entrenched view tribalism and binary debates? A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a podcast to air out... more

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Episodes

Woke Comedians Getting Cancelled

Amateur Comedians Josh Balch, Beaux, and Chris Cooke discuss why comedy gets edgy and offensive, punching down vs up and... more

18 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Beyond Consciousness

Jay and Lindy from @consciousnessinanutshell joined us and Brent Lengel to discuss consciousness, its alignment with instinct and the flow... more

28 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
Modernising Monetary Theory

1Dime and Sam Kangarloo dropped in to discuss the intersection of Modern Monetary Theory, Anarchism, and Marxism Follow 1Dime here... more

12 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 20 minutes
A Corona Retrospective

Putin single-handedly ended the discussion about Corona, as everyone started talking about much worse news. What lessons were learnt? What... more

30 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
Stanning with Ukraine

The Beyond Binary Crew jump on one of the only non-partisan issues of our day, and take on Putin's invasion... more

29 Apr 2022 · 40 minutes
Beyond Adventure with Beau Miles

Professor, filmmaker, writer, adventurer and self-confessed 'bloody good bearded bloke' Beau Miles joins Beyond Binary to discuss adventure and all... more

26 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Lucky Dip: NFTs, Hobbies and Comfort

The original crew each brings a topic, and we have a good old chat. Great fun. Enjoy

27 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
African American Trump Voter

Pat's political observations are as passionate as they are astute. He voted for Trump the first time, but was disillusioned... more

23 Jan 2022 · 2 hours, 2 minutes
Is the Monarchy a Threat to Democracy? Is Now a Good Time to Abolish It

We debate the merits and pitfalls of democracy and abolishing monarchies with Jacob from BigYellowPraxis and Underrated/ Overhated https://www.youtube.com/user/inaholeinthegound/featured

05 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
What do Anarchists and Marxists Have in Common?

Some say the left have no unity! Yet Toby and Chris had the pleasure of discussing the nuance in the... more

21 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 45 minutes
Will China Rule the World Better than America?

Last time we talked China, we discussed the silk and belt road initiative and how china is buying up debt... more

26 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Blockchain and Bitcoin Hype: Peter Kris, CEO of Mangata and Block Unison Breaks it Down

Peter Kris has built several successful startups in the block chain, and has a no nonsense, plain speaking approach to... more

05 Sep 2021 · 52 minutes
Moral Dilemmas from Trolleys to Sex Dolls

The OG crew get weird and discuss traditional moral dilemmas such as the trolley problem, whether you should speak up... more

31 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Transformative Realism for Politics with Marc Saxer

German Political Analyst and Strategist Marc Saxer bring his experience in Asia and a unique perspective on how to transform... more

26 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Beyond Theravada Vs. Mahayana Buddhism

We discuss the need to avoid religious dogma on the path to enlightenment and Nirvana. A fascinating exploration of Buddhism... more

11 Jun 2021 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
You're Either a Feminist or a Misogynist

Feminists often assume you’re either with them, or you're wrong, and IMHO this is a a big reason why many... more

11 May 2021 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
Space Travel and Extraterrestrial Communication

From the Fermi Paradox to Dyson swarms, the gang talks gravity assists, solar sails, recent developments in astrophysics, and the... more

01 May 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Is Religion Damned? With Matthew Distefano from the Heretic Happy Hour

As America joins most developed nations with Church attendance no longer a majority activity, we ask: Is organized religion doomed,... more

21 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Colonialism's Legacy and Consequences with Saint Andrew

Leftube's rising Solarpunk Anarchist Saint Andrew delivers impactful essays on the problems and needs to go beyond Colonialism's legacy, and... more

19 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
The Future of the Labour Party with Curtis Daly of Turn Left

After a decade of a party split by New Labour centrists, Momentum, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, and terrible election results, what... more

18 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Do White Opinions on Black Lives Matter? Feat. Ranting Minority and Rosario Blue

An American and British Perspective on modern racism, and why so many continue to argue at every opportunity against the... more

17 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
Futurology: Reading the Tea Leaves and Getting Optimistic about the Future

We predict the end of the housing crises, the globalization of healthcare as a human right, AI taking over from... more

05 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
The Australian Government Anti-Social Media Smack-down

We're joined by Grahame Lynch, Editor, Publisher, Journalist, and Raconteur Extraordinaire of the Australian Telecommunications Industry, for a behind the... more

22 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Beyond Death: A Frank Discussion About our Ends

We are mortal, and one day we will all die. Whilst navigating this thorny discussion through tales of personal experience,... more

14 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Debating Gun Control With Tacticool Girlfriend

The American Gun Control Debate seems fiercely polemic; Liberals frame the gun... more

05 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Chinese Colonialism and Soft Power

The Chinese, and their apologists point to how relatively peaceful China's modern expansion has been in comparison with the Western... more

31 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Next Generation Nuclear Power: Myths, Misconceptions, and Politics

Nuclear Energy is deeply misunderstood, shrouded in technical jargon, and all the secrecy you'd expect from Cold War weapon technology.... more

22 Jan 2021 · 2 hours, 1 minute
Does Everyone Hate Feminists? Myths and Misunderstandings About the Gender Pay Gap

Chris finally has the nuances of Feminist theory explained to him in a thought provoking debate. Why do only a... more

04 Dec 2020 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
The Social Media Dilemma Featuring PeteyVid's Craig Stadler

Social Media Giants promised a revolution in how we would communicate and form communities. The promise of the Arab Spring... more

30 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Is this the End of Democracy or of Catholic Politics in Poland?

Content Warning: Abortion, Blasphemy, and Revolution. We spoke to Gabriel to get a handle on what's happening with women's rights,... more

30 Oct 2020 · 54 minutes
Upgrading Capitalism and Re-branding Bernie with Real Politik

Can a few minor tweaks to our current system make the world a much better place? We tried to steelman... more

26 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Polite Political Discourse and Activism in America

A Bernie Bro, and a Reformed Republican discuss the future of American politics. Both have changed their minds several times in... more

25 Oct 2020 · 2 hours, 1 minute
Drugs Won The War on Drugs. Who Lost, and at What Cost?

The War on Drugs has exacerbated most of the problems it claimed it could fix, costing the United States $1... more

30 Sep 2020 · 59 minutes
Real Politik Beyond Binary Crossover

Real Politik is our favourite podcast, so we jumped on a cross-over to deep dive into how most economic theory... more

01 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
The Satanic Temple's Grey Faction's War against Pseudoscience and Bad Psychology

Evan Anderson, head of Grey Faction does inspiring work taking on pseudoscience and conspiracy therapists in the mental health industry.... more

27 Aug 2020 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Utopia for All?

We discuss everyone's vision of Utopia, and how anyone can be happy when so many aren't. Must everyone sacrifice their... more

04 Aug 2020 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Beyond Gender Binary with the Holy Tranity's Insanelyshane

JK Rowling's blog defending TERFS and the letter that followed promoted another round of discussion on Trans and non-binary rights,... more

25 Jul 2020 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
A Nuanced and British Discussion of Black Lives Matter

The disproportionate murder of people of colour by police forces, and poverty has triggered a series of Black Lives Matter... more

24 Jun 2020 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Conspicuous Conscious Consumerism: Why We Love to Hate the Kardashians and Jeff Bezos

The Beyond Binary team debates whether it's possible to be a conscious consumer, how evolutionary psychology, social media, and a... more

17 May 2020 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Plandemic? Beyond the Conspiracy Theories

From harmless tales of Bigfoot and aliens, a mistrust of everything, and social media has mutated conspiracy theories into a... more

13 Apr 2020 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
Philosophy Crossover with Searching for It

We invite knowledgeable and eloquent guests for a beyond binary discussion, and we knew we'd outdone ourselves as soon as... more

04 Apr 2020 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Corona-Cast

The current pandemic is so controversial, we had to abort our first attempt at recording this episode. It devolved into... more

20 Mar 2020 · 1 hour,
Is America’s Foreign Policy Corrupt or Coherent?

America’s history has always combined colonialist expansion with entrepreneurial spirit. Is Lockheed Martin sponsored war with Iran the inevitable logical... more

13 Feb 2020 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Satanic Temple's Kym LaRoux and Chalice Blythe go Beyond Binary Thinking

I was surprised when two senior leaders of The Satanic Temple agreed to a chat, especially given the organisations’s dramatic... more

15 Jan 2020 · 2 hours, 8 minutes
How to Enjoy Disagreeing With People

We invite Ilyas Kassam from Karl Marx Does The Washing Up to discuss why disagreements get everyone so worked up.... more

25 Dec 2019 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
The Swoletariat: Can the Left Get Off Twitter Long Enough to Win an Election?

We're joined by Brocialist YouTuber - The Swoletariat to discuss the Left, what it gets right, where it fails, and... more

05 Nov 2019 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Beyond a Binary Brexit Debate

While the daydream Brelievers seem asleep at the wheel, the Remoaners' project fear remains as unconvincing as their attempts to... more

04 Oct 2019 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The EnviroApocalypse: Hope, Hate, or Courage?

Beyond Binary Takes to the streets and demands action. There's no debate (outside of America) about whether climate change exists.... more

18 Sep 2019 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Happiness and Purpose in Life. Beyond Ego, Hedonism and Nihilism

A drunk & hedonistic psychologist, a sober absurdist philosopher, and a high nihilistic anthropologist discuss it all and more, while... more

05 May 2019 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Beyond Israeli Vs. Palestinian Thinking

The Israeli occupation of Palestine has been the longest military engagement ever. The Palestinians have received more financial aid than... more

18 Feb 2019 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Digital Post-Consciousness. Should we upload our souls to the cloud?

Technological Philosophy: are we moving from a carbon-based organism to an immortal silicon-based consciousness? Four curious souls discuss the current... more

15 Jan 2019 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Is Free Speech Under Attack?

Beyond Binary Thinking confronts the Libertarian Right's claim that Marxist academics and millennial snowflakes are destroying freedom of speech with... more

02 Jan 2019 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
A Debate with the Alt Right. Is it Black and White? Beyond Binary Interview with an Ethno-Nationalist Proud Boy.

An Interview with an ethno-nationalist, Alt-Right, Proud Boy for Episode 6 of Beyond Binary Thinking Interviews. A philosopher, a psychologist,... more

24 Nov 2018 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Beyond Binary Interviews. Women In Tech: Jess Houlgrave

We hear more and more about the need to get more women in tech. More female founders, female funders, and more... more

19 Oct 2018 · 42 minutes
Why Does Everyone Hate Vegans?

If you’ve ever met a vegan, you’ve probably heard the arguments about the problems with eating meat.You’re also probably familiar... more

13 Oct 2018 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
Universal Basic Income. Will Robots Free or Enslave us?

Will the AI revolution change the world as much as the industrial revolution? Who will benefit, which jobs will be... more

29 Aug 2018 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Education: To Specialize, Standardise, Privatize or Subsidise?

Education, Privatise, Standadize, Subsidise, and Specialised Having an overly scripted and prescriptive syllabus on any course means that there... more

01 Aug 2018 · 57 minutes
Religious Atheists, Their Creation Myths and Logical Fallacies

A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a Podcast. We hope to offend entrenched views, air out echo... more

30 Jun 2018 · 54 minutes
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We hear more and more about the need to get more women in tech. More female founders, female funders, and more female panelists... more