Why Humans Have And Need Stuff, Corporate Activism, Rainbow Flag Controversy

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We talk with a psychologist about the complex relationship human beings have with the things they own, or have yet to own. We also discuss the idea of corporations taking stands when it comes to politics and social issues. And we look at the controversy over the gay pride flag at public buildings.

Featured in this Show

  • Our Relationship With Stuff

    Human have a tricky relationship with stuff: shirts, books, cars, so on. We all have stuff; we want more stuff; we get jealous of other peoples’ stuff. We talk to a psychologist about where this drive comes from, and take a broad look at what impacts our complex relationship with material goods.

  • The Rise Of Corporate Activism

    Are corporations these days speaking out on political and social issues more frequently than before? We look at the rise of corporate activism in the United States, its effectiveness, and possible drawbacks.

  • A Look At The Controversy Over Flying Gay Pride Flag At US Embassies, State Capitol

    The Trump administration is banning U.S. embassies from flying the gay pride flag on their flagpoles. Meanwhile, Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the rainbow flag to fly above the state Capitol building. We discuss the controversy surrounding the pride flag at government institutions.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Regan Gurung Guest
  • Brayden King Guest
  • Kimi King Guest

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