Podcast Show Notes, Episode 016Apr 28, 2021
Release Date: April 28, 2021
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Immunity is a more complex question than soundbites can handle. Join hosts Donna Woodwell and Chris Kaplan as they explore the nebulous borderlands between self and society.
4:55 Immunity as “duty to the collective”
8:03 Nonlinear conversations
9:45 Using war as a metaphor
10:55 Moving toward a more holistic vision
15:54 A brief history of vaccines
20:34 Plant grafting
21:33 Paradox of purity
24:58 Fear & the evaluation of risk
27:10 Negative cognitive bias
29:29 Guns as a virus
30:58 Having complex conversations
32:07 Trust & vulnerability
34:15 Scarcity mentality
35:56 Meaning is always contextual
38:03 Diversity & disagreement
40:00 Social construction of reality
41:03 Empedocles on love & strife
43:29 Childhood vaccinations
45:55 Conscientious Objectors
49:12 CIA, vaccines & vaccine hesitancy
50:40 Rebuilding lost trust
54:43 Health care as a social good
Links from the Show
On Immunity, Eula Biss, 2015.
What are People for?, Wendell Berry, 1990.
For Whom the Bell Tolls, John Donne, c. 1600.
What is the Negativity Bias and How can it be Overcome?, Catherine Moore, 2021.
The Social Construction of Reality, Peter L. Burger & Thomas Luckmann, 1967.
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