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The Seven Deadlies: Sloth

Here we are at last! Ironically, the last deadly sin we’ve gotten around to covering is good old sloth. Also known as acedia, this sin is deceptively difficult to define. When does mere laziness become moral failure? When does apathy

The Seven Deadlies: Wrath

Where does wrath arise from in the human brain and why do we malign it as one of the seven deadly sins? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I continue the buffet of vice in

The Seven Deadlies: Lust!

As humans, are we mere slaves to our desire? Can we use our minds against our fleshly passions, or should we just go full-satyr and embrace the inner goat? Yes, this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind centers around

The Seven Deadlies: Grasping Greed

Would you like more money? Sure, we all would. But how does greed breakdown in the human mind? Why does money feel so right and where’s the line between reasonable appreciation for the power of wealth and complete corruption? In

The Seven Deadlies: Glutton Chops

When does mere appetite transform into disorder? And what are we to make of the monstrous “sport” of competitive eating? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I continue their science-guided tour of hell. Join us

The Seven Deadlies: Green With Envy

Guided by science, Julie and I continue our journey through the pleasures and perils of the seven deadly sins. This time the vice of choice is envy, so prepare to discover the neuroscience behind schadenfreude in this episode of Stuff

The Seven Deadlies: Pride Cometh Before the Brain

Yes, Julie and I are here to guide you on a tour of the seven deadly sins. You know the lot: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. In a series of podcasts, we’ll study each “sin” from a

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