A cultural detective’s journey into the contradictions that shape us.

Ryder’s path of discovery is dotted with books, philosophers, psychological problems. Confused about how individuality is shaped by society, which is all tangled up with money and invisible nudges, he started his investigation.

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  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Society/Culture
  • Self Help
  • Labor/Leisure
  • Mental Health
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Popular Culture

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How did this start?

After writing a series of essays in 2019 on the rebellious (if malformed) spirit that shapes the “do-it-yourself” culture, the podcast became a vehicle to continue the exploration, and perhaps entertain a bit on the journey to “truth” and “happiness.” *

* Are truth and happiness compatible?
And do they even exist?
Are they a byproduct of some other pursuit?**

** Seriously?? You are arguing with your introduction?

Current Book Ryder is reading

amartya sen idenitty and violence

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