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1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

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An Unfinished Lesson

Hidden Brain

12 Apr 2021

49mins

Owltail Summaries

1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

_________

An Unfinished Lesson

12 Apr 2021

49mins

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Quote

"The human mind always tries to remove the intolerable from memory and conceal the intolerable whilst you're going through it."

Ideas

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How, at one level, a virus is a biological organism, it's a creature of natural selection.
It follows rules that have been studied for decades, but at another level, a virus is a social organism, it detects cracks in societies and exposes faultiness between communities.

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How, at one level, a virus is a biological organism, it's a creature of natural selection.
It follows rules that have been studied for decades, but at another level, a virus is a social organism, it detects cracks in societies and exposes faultiness between communities.

2

How, at one level, a virus is a biological organism, it's a creature of natural selection. It follows rules that have been studied for decades, but at another level, a virus is a social organism, it detects cracks in societies and exposes faultlines between communities.
How, at one level, a virus is a biological organism, it's a creature of natural selection. It follows rules that have been studied for decades, but at another level, a virus is a social organism, it detects cracks in societies and exposes faultlines between communities.

2

How, at one level, a virus is a biological organism, it's a creature of natural selection. It follows rules that have been studied for decades, but at another level, a virus is a social organism, it detects cracks in societies and exposes faultlines between communities.
How, at one level, a virus is a biological organism, it's a creature of natural selection. It follows rules that have been studied for decades, but at another level, a virus is a social organism, it detects cracks in societies and exposes faultlines between communities.

3

As soon as the coronavirus began, different people from different parts of the political spectrum, interest groups, all used the outbreak to basically say "whatever point of view I had before all of this, is confirmed by what's happening".
We need to recognise that each of us are citizens of the world, as opposed to individual groups or countries, and that the sooner we can come together, the better we can deal with this pandemic.

3

As soon as the coronavirus began, different people from different parts of the political spectrum, interest groups, all used the outbreak to basically say "whatever point of view I had before all of this, is confirmed by what's happening".
We need to recognise that each of us are citizens of the world, as opposed to individual groups or countries, and that the sooner we can come together, the better we can deal with this pandemic.

Questions

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Can you think of a time where it was hard to trust in something because it opposed what you felt in the moment?

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Can you think of a time where it was hard to trust in something because it opposed what you felt in the moment?

What else is in the episode

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What the similarities between COVID-19 and past situations like the influenza are

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What the similarities between COVID-19 and past situations like the influenza are

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The writings and messages people sent each other in past pandemics.

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The writings and messages people sent each other in past pandemics.

3

How different socio-economical background people get treated and viewed in the pandemic.

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How different socio-economical background people get treated and viewed in the pandemic.

Who is Nancy Bristow?

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A professor of History focusing on race, gender & social change in American history. As well as the author of American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic and the forthcoming Steeped in the Blood of Racism.

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A professor of History focusing on race, gender & social change in American history. As well as the author of American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic and the forthcoming Steeped in the Blood of Racism.

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