Stimulating and satifying
Listening the Ted Meissner and his guests is to the brain what healthy organic food and daily exercise are to the whole body. It stimulates and satisfies. I was introduced to The Secular Buddhist podcast a week ago, listened to 5 episodes in one afternoon, and fell in love with Episodes 8 and 9, Spirituality for Atheists part 1 and 2, with Grant Steves, which I listened on a loop for three days. It blew my mind. And it is not only because of the brilliance of Grant Steves, his clarity of thoughts and language (Here is an academic who talks to be understood), but it is also Ted's style as a host. He actually listens to his interviewees, contributes to the topic with just as much brilliance and sensitivity without stealing the spotlight from his guests, and responds in ways that keep the conversation going for a very long time without ever losing steam. Even on topics I know (Episode 81, Dan Siegel on Mindsight) he still manages to both clarify and deepen many points. Ted doesn't address the specialist in any particular topic. He addresses a general audience and offers a scrumptious cocktail of cognitive, emotional, and social intelligence served in the silver goblet of an enchanting speaking voice.
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