Episode 71: Why Defining Heroism is Important

Ari and Matt are joined by Adam Hartley. Adam has recently left his job to work in the hero building field with the Hero Construction Company and Hero Round Table. We talk about his experience with the definition of heroism and where he sees his future. Also, we discuss the media portrayal of heroism in the shooting in Ottawa.

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Episode 70: Where are all the Heroes?

Ari and Matt are back and are wondering where today’s heroes are. After seeing very few people get excited about meeting Daniel Ellsberg at the Hero Round Table, Ari wondered which heroes people would get excited to meet. Matt hopes to help with the issue with the publication of his first Hero Field Guide.

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Episode 69: Heroic Imagination & Heroic Delusion

Ari and Matt and joined by series regular, Andre, the Rogue Priest to discuss the difference between seeing yourself as the hero for selfish reasons and doing so for the good of others.

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Episode 68: Villains on TV & Fallen Heroes

Ari and Matt discuss the way we assign the title of hero and how quickly that can disappear. Also, why is there a fascination for TV series with bad main characters such as Breaking Bad and House of Cards?

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Hero Report Episode 67: Elizabeth Svoboda

Ari and Matt are joined by Elizabeth Svoboda, author of “What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness”. They discuss the heroism of volunteer firefighters in Australia and protesters in Ukraine.

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