Understand Life

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Sinopsis

Turning life into lessons so that you can Understand Life

Episodios

  • 47: Why Do People Have Kids?

    15/05/2021 Duración: 34min

    In this episode, we talk about why people do anything and then move on to why people have kids specifically. On why people do anything, we talk about the results pyramid from episode 15 and then discuss what beliefs people have that lead to their actions of trying to have kids. We also relate why different quadrant theory personality types do different things, both in general and in relationship to having kids. (Quadrant Theory personality types is discussed in episode 18.)  Enjoy the show! Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/47. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 46: What's an Average American?

    05/04/2021 Duración: 33min

    In this episode, we talk about the different meanings of the word "Average" and then what an "Average American" looks like for each of those types of averages for multiple different qualities, such as income, land ownership, age, college education, etc. Enjoy the show! Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/45. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 45: What Caused the Great Depression (Part 2)

    10/06/2020 Duración: 23min

    In this episode, we finish talking about the causes of the Great Depression. We review the basics of what people believe the cause was (i.e. the stock market crash) and then move on to some more nuances. Enjoy the show! Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/45. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 44: What Caused the Great Depression (Part 1)

    03/05/2020 Duración: 20min

    In this episode, we start talking about the causes of the Great Depression. We cover the basics of what people believe the cause was (i.e. the stock market crash) and then move on to some more nuances, such as whether another crash is coming today. Next week we will finish our discussion on this topic. Enjoy the show! Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/44. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 43: Why Are Diamonds So Expensive

    26/04/2020 Duración: 24min

    In this episode, we talk about why diamond prices are what they are. We utilize some of the lessons about supply and demand from the previous episode combined with some history of the diamond market. We end with a look to the future of the diamond market. Enjoy the show! Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/43. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 42: How Are Prices Made?

    19/04/2020 Duración: 14min

    In this episode, we start talking about how prices are able to be set by different companies based on their power in the market. We mostly talk about the law of supply and demand by explaining the basic principle and graph. Enjoy the show! Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/42. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 41: When Did Throwing Flowers at Performers Start? (Part 2 of 2)

    12/04/2020 Duración: 16min

    In this episode, we finish talking about how flowers started being thrown at people. We begin by going over last week's insights around why throwing things at people at all started. Then, we move on to flowers specifically, including the faunogrophy of the Victorian era. Enjoy the show! Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/41. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 40: When Did Throwing Flowers at Performers Start? (Part 1 of 2)

    05/04/2020 Duración: 18min

    In this episode, we are talking about how performers of old would be treated. We start the episode with an overview of our previous episodes about how different cheeses are made. Then, we we move on to discussing that performers of old would want people to throw money at them, but if they were bad would get rotten food instead. This was a form of feedback to indicate if the performers were doing a good job. Next week we will finish discussing the question: covering when flowers started being thrown. Enjoy the show. Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/40. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 39: How are Different Cheeses Made? (Part 3 of 3)

    29/03/2020 Duración: 19min

    In this episode, we are continuing our discussion on how different cheeses are made. We start with a re-cap of the last two episode where we went over all 7 steps in the cheese making process and then went in-depth into the first 3 steps, discussing some of the different options in those steps and the changes that has to the finished cheese. This week we will do the same thing for the final four steps in the process. Enjoy the show. Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/39. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife. 

  • 38: How are Different Cheeses Made? (Part 2 of 3)

    22/03/2020 Duración: 16min

    In this episode, we are continuing our discussion on how different cheeses are made. We start with a re-cap of the last episode where we went over all 7 steps in the cheese making process. This time, we really dig into the first 3 steps, discussing some of the different options in those steps and the changes that has to the finished cheese. Enjoy the show. Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/38. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 37: How is Cheese Made?

    15/03/2020 Duración: 18min

    In this episode, we are talking about how cheese is made. We break it down into 7 main steps that most types of cheeses go through...in one way or another. From preparing the milk to aging the cheese. Join us next week as we continue the cheese topic and start to talk about the differences between different types of cheeses. Enjoy the show. Also, please note that we are trying a new format: combining the mini-podcast concept with shorter full podcasts. Let us know what you think! Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/37. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 36: Why is That Car Only $157?

    07/03/2020 Duración: 29min

    In this episode, we are talking about the cost of car ownership. We consider four different options: buying a new car, leasing a new car, buying a used car with a low number of miles and buying a used car with a high number of miles. We go over the monetary costs of each of those and touch on the fact that there are ancillary benefits which can influence which choice is right for you. Enjoy the show. Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/36. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 35.5: Come on Baby, Drive My EV

    01/03/2020 Duración: 12min

    This is a short episode which goes over the highlights of last week and touches on what we are going to talk about next week. Last week:  We talked about Expected Value: how you can calculate out whether you are making a good decision or not (or at least attempt to). We cover the basic concept and then some sticky points, like guestimating, likely values, and that sometimes you may be willing to pay for enjoyment. Next week: We will be discussing the cost of automobile ownership. Enjoy the show! Support us at www.Patreon.com/UnderstandLife

  • 35: Is This Worth the Risk?

    23/02/2020 Duración: 35min

    In this episode, we are talking about Expected Value and how that can help you to make wise decisions. Roughly calculating out an expected value can quickly show that something is or is not worth doing. We talk about using this information to guard against your intuition, though you still need to be careful in how you calculate because even the calculated EV could be subject in your inherent biases. Enjoy the show. Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/35. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 34.5: Don't Compare Expected American Values

    16/02/2020 Duración: 10min

    This is a short episode which goes over the highlights of last week and touches on what we are going to talk about next week. Last week:  We talked about the fact that Americans are less happy than people in other countries because we spend so much time comparing ourselves to people we don't know very well. We talked about social media, gratitude journals, and other strategies to be happier. Next week: We will be exploring "Expected Value" of decisions and how this can guide us to make wiser decisions. Enjoy the show! Support us at www.Patreon.com/understandlife

  • 34: Why Aren't People in America Happy?

    08/02/2020 Duración: 36min

    In this episode, we are talking about how the International Happiness Survey ranks Americans relatively low, especially considering our economic status. We talk about some things that Americans specifically do more often that make them less happy and then some things that you can do to make yourself more happy. Enjoy the show. Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/34. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 33.5: The Nail In America

    02/02/2020 Duración: 06min

    This is a short episode which goes over the highlights of last week and touches on what we are going to talk about next week. Last week:  We talked about the quote: "The nail that sticks up gets pounded down." This originated in communist Russia. We talked about communism, capitalism, and the differences in meanings of the same quote in different contexts. Next week: We will be exploring why Americans are less happy than people in many other parts of the world, even though they are often objectively better off. Enjoy the show! Support us at www.Patreon.com/understandlife

  • 33: What does this quote mean?

    26/01/2020 Duración: 36min

    In this episode, we are talking about a quote: "the nail that sticks up gets pounded down." This quote originated in the Soviet Union, so we get into the differences between capitalism and communism. Then, we talk about a couple ways to think about the quote and the differences in lessons it can provide. Enjoy the show. Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/33. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

  • 32.5: The light that sticks to electrons...

    19/01/2020 Duración: 09min

    This is a short episode which goes over the highlights of last week and touches on what we are going to talk about next week. Last week:  Solar powered paint. We talked about some early uses of solar power, the discovery of the photovoltaic effect, how solar panels work, and a potential future of solar powered paint Next week: We will be exploring the meaning of the phrase "The nail that sticks up gets pounded down." Enjoy the show! Support us at www.patreon.com/understandlife

  • 32: What's Solar Powered Paint?

    12/01/2020 Duración: 30min

    In this episode, we are talking about solar power, different types of harnessing energy from the sun, and where we are at technologically. We specifically touch on the ability to "paint" a material in order to obtain a "solar power" effect. Enjoy the show. Show notes are located at leonardnieman.com/podcast/32. Support us at Patreon.com/UnderstandLife.

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