Ari and Matt greet ex-NFL player and current NFLPA representative. On the heels of the NFL Draft, Nolan has some sound advice for rookies and also for those leaving the league this year. Plus - how he uses heroes in parenting.
Ari and Matt are joined by Whitney Johnson to discuss the female hero’s journey and how it applies to “The Hunger Games”. Whitney’s book, “Dare, Dream, Do” is out next month.
Ari and Matt welcome Dr. Philip Zimbardo to the show to discuss The Heroic Imagination Project and where things stand in the current psychology research on heroism.
Ari and Matt consider the heroism of Ryan Gosling. Are celebrities wrongly credited with heroism, or should we celebrate when they act in public?
Also, what role does the internet (and anonymous publishing) play in modern heroism?
Ari and Matt are joined by Mike Trivella to discuss heroism in sport. Mike’s article in The Nextgen Journal focused on the potential role athletes can play in society. Ari pretends to be Charles Barkley.
Are all soldiers heroes? Ari and Matt explore the claims and counterclaims - particularly focusing on the choice to enlist.
Continuing the superhero/comic book theme, Ari and Matt tackle the fine line between being a hero and a vigilante. Can comic superheroes really be replicated in real life? What does Ari really think of the movie, “Thor”?
Ari and Matt talk about superheroes and Ari reveals a dark secret. Which superheroes are heroic and which are not? Which superhero movies work and which don’t?
Drew Jacob joins us to discuss his Great Adventure - walking from Minnesota to Brazil. He has set out to create his own hero’s journey and aims to live the Heroic Life. Find out more in the video and check out his site - roguepriest.net.
Ari and Matt debate the importance of success in heroism. Does a hero need to be successful and what is success?
Other topics include the potential for heroism in cases of substance addiction and domestic abuse - particularly related to Whitney Houston and Chris Brown.