Porc Therapy

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Porc Therapy 2013-01-25

January 26, 2013

Topics: Dwolla jumped the shark; “Suspicious Activity Reports” in the US and Canada; student expelled from college for finding security vulnerability in school database; a listener witnesses child abuse and wonders – what can he do?; another listener is unhappy at her tattoo apprenticeship and is trying to decide whether …More

Porc Therapy 2013-01-18

January 19, 2013

Topics: Porc Therapy made Forbes; the Free State Project; best liberty mascots?; Aaron Swartz; the iPhone that came with strings attached; an article discussed previously on Porc Therapy called “How Not to Pay Taxes” brings up a question for a listener – why not become a tax consumer?; voluntary poverty; …More

Laurette Lynn joins me this week for a fascinating podcast about natural education vs. conventional school, and her new book: Don’t Do Drugs, Stay Out of School. Coupon code PORC gets you 10% off the book (available here)!

Porc Therapy 2012-10-26

October 27, 2012

Topics: Halloween – a response to repression? Costumes changing over time?; Teacher dresses up as maid to reward students; straight Christian man pretends to be gay for a year and writes a book about it; government funding and control of science; working in heavily state-involved industries as a liberty loving …More

Porc Therapy 2012-09-28

September 30, 2012

Topics: Hong Kong tycoon offers $65M award for any man who can get with his daughter (who is married to a woman); the moral case for sex before marriage; Iranian cleric tells woman she’s “poorly covered,” gets beaten; faith healer couple’s 16 yr old son dies of burst appendix; “I’ll …More

At the end of last Friday’s live show, Zeke called in, and the show ended with a cliffhanger. We continued our conversation for about 2 hours after the live show ended, and I’m happy to be able to share that with you now. Zeke and I start out by roleplaying …More

Porc Therapy 2012-07-06

July 7, 2012

Topics: Spanking linked to mental illness; escapism – pick your poison; childhood abuse linked to obesity; 3 genes linked to academic achievement; US military “kill house” uses images of islamic women for target practice; study on sexting says girls send pics despite being bothered by requests to send them; International …More

Porc Therapy 2012-06-01

June 2, 2012

Topics: Female pilot kicks a sexist passenger off the plane; what did you think when you first heard the name “Porc Therapy?”; discrimination, relationships, private property and aesthetics; my plans for PorcFest; the price of being a female artist; peaceful parenting – Ed says “let ‘em go!”’; Sister Wives not …More

Porc Therapy 2012-05-18

May 19, 2012

Topics: People freak out about a magazine cover featuring a mom breastfeeding a 3 year old – it’s anarchy!!!; what are the roots of hostility to parent-child bonding?; a 2 yr old needs stitches… is holding him down force?; peaceful parenting; some science about breastfeeding and weaning age for humans; …More

Porc Therapy 2012-04-27

April 28, 2012

Topics: How not to pay taxes; the stories we’re told about “how to be happy;” shaping your lifestyle to maximize your time and happiness; rethinking mass incarceration; mom shames daughter on facebook; what do Boy Scouts and related organizations teach?; encounter with police; parallels between authoritarian parents and the state; …More

Porc Therapy 2012-03-30

March 31, 2012

Topics: Listener email about taking a break from relationships to get to know onesself better; face transplant; chimps vs. humans; speciesism?; “chastity,” abstinence pledges and their long term consequences; Daniel Mackler’s 11 reasons it might be inappropriate to have children; Circumcision article on SciAm sparks backlash (the real story is …More

Porc Therapy 2012-03-23

March 24, 2012

Topics: More unwanted mail???; plea deals and justice; schools ban hugging; hydraulic fracturing (fracking); environmental concerns; preparedness, loneliness and personal freedom; religious memes, touch and sexuality; cuddle party?; what happens when people touch to show “ownership?”; father forces son to stand on street corner wearing a sign about failing grades; …More

Porc Therapy 2012-03-16

March 17, 2012

Topics: Porc Therapy adds a 3rd hour to the live show; justice; Kony 2012; punitive vs. restorative justice; the religious roots of punishment and retribution; power dynamics between parents and children; nonviolent communication; the “justice” system; black teenager shot in mostly white neighborhood by neighborhood watchman – cops not charging …More

Porc Therapy 2012-02-17

February 18, 2012

Topics: Update on Mad Dad, who gets a visit from the cops; sexual orientation and what people find attractive about one another; Porc Therapy will be live at Liberty Forum – and I gave away a ticket!; “Online dating sites don’t work”; Religious police arrest people for Valentine’s Day paraphenalia; …More

Porc Therapy 2012-02-10

February 11, 2012

Topics: Angry father shoots daughter’s laptop, general public cheers; Pickup artist breakout session at CPAC; listener question about marriage; empathizing with others, and a call from Zeke about empathizing at the very end. Warning: I wasn’t feeling well and had trouble focusing, so there’s some extra rambling in this show. But …More