Curiosity Daily Podcast: The Universe in Consciousness (w/ Bernardo Kastrup), Intrusive Thoughts, Phones Ruin Drivers, and Baader-Meinhof

In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — with some help from scientist, computer engineer, and philosophy writer Bernardo Kastrup — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:

July 15, 2018

Episode Show Notes:

Need help weaning yourself off of your device? Check out "How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life" by Catherine Price. If you're looking for more ways to effectively treat your mind, then check out "Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: 7 Ways to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts" by Lawrence Wallace. The audiobook is free with a 30-day trial of Audible. If you choose to make a purchase using these links, then Curiosity will get a share of the sale.

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