EP 116: How Porn Conditions us and Shapes our Brains with author of "The Porn Trap" Wendy Maltz

We are joined by relationship therapist and author of The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography Wendy Maltz.

The 14th-century Sufi poet, Hafiz wrote:

“Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins

that may buy you just a moment of pleasure,

but then drag you for days

like a broken man

behind a farting camel.”

Pornography is not only an individual problem, it’s a social and cultural problem.

It is impacting many relationships, individuals and in the dawn of virtual reality pornography and easy access, it is conditioning our future generations, how they think and how they interact in society and in interpersonal relationships.

How, you may wonder, can something that isn’t a drug, isn’t an extramarital affair, isn’t actually sex with someone else, cause such devastating problems as divorce, getting fired, and not being able to get sexually aroused by a real live partner? 

On this episode, we hope to help you (as a user or a partner or friend of a regular user) to:

  • Understand why this is a societal and cultural problem
  • Understand how the porn habit is formed and how it can rewire our brains
  • Evaluate the impact of porn on children, society and relationships 

You can find out more about Wendy and her books at:


EP 228: Create the Future and the Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking, Jeremy Gutsche

In our era of AI, rapid change, disruption, and possibility, there are so many great opportunities within our grasp. However, smart, successful people consistently miss out. Their capabilities are limited by seven traps, and they rely on and repeat past decisions.

EP 219: Humility Is the New Smart, Rethinking Human Excellence In the Smart Machine Age with Ed Hess

Edward Hess tells us the crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility–not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can’t have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning.

AI Special, Utopia? Dystopia? Singularity, Social Impact, Will we have jobs?

AI Special, Utopia? Dystopia? Singularity, Social Impact, Will we have jobs? 

We talk to Calum Chace. 

Calum is an author and speaker about artificial intelligence, and its likely future impact on society.  His work is informed by the experience of a 30-year career in business.  You can see some of his talks here.

If you are new to the idea that machine consciousness and superintelligence may be with us soon (in decades rather than centuries), his novel Pandora’s Brain and his non-fiction books Surviving AI and The Economic Singularity are great places to start.

We tal to John Hubbs, CEO and Founder of Greymatter Alliance.

ohn is a social entrepreneur. His job is empowering your world.

John’s Integrated Mission is to solve social, economic and environmental challenges through his portfolio of technical and social initiatives.

His background as a highly focused and accomplished executive offers national and global B2B and B2C strategy and implementation expertise.

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