Best of Radio 2012
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The 2012 Best of Radio collection includes all of the segments from the Best of Happiness, Best of Male/Female and Best of Ultimate Issues hours. The included shows were hand-selected by Dennis and Allen themselves.
Dennis talks about the Best of Radio series:
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Best of Happiness Hour
Many Roads to Happiness
There isn't one way to be happy. There are many.
How many people have sour-tempered friends? The answer is very few. Dennis
When You feel Unhappy
How do you cure unhappiness? Dennis has four solutions.
Learning to Deal with Unhappiness
Happiness is not the norm. Kids have to learn this. If we shield them from failure and
unhappiness, we are doing them a great disservice.
Look Back in Happiness
Do you look back on your life and say “that was a great time?” Did you know it when
it was happening?
Everyone has “a hole” in their life, something they had a reasonable expectation
would happen and didn’t. Recognizing this basic truth makes it easier to be happy.
Best of Male/Female Hour
The Marriage Killer
What is the marriage killer? According to an article in the Wall Street Journal it's not
problems with money or sex. It's much more mundane: nagging.
The male response to marital unhappiness is to shut down.
Alison Armstrong: The 3 P's
Renowned relationship expert, Alison Armstrong, talks about our three main
priorities: procreate, protect, and provide. The order is very important and leads to
some surprising and profound conclusions about how men and women relate to
Levels of Attraction
How does a man attract a woman? Women love men who they can respect.
It is the nature of men to be sexually frustrated. We can't get all the sex we want.
But we get a lot in return for sublimating our sexual drive -- a civilized life.
Having it All
A new “can women have it all?” — children and career — controversy has sprung
forth thanks to a new article in Atlantic Monthly magazine.
Best of Ultimate Issues Hour
Something from Nothing
A prominent scientist claims that something (like the Universe) can come from nothing based on certain universal physical laws. But where did those laws come from? The truth is that science can’t prove how the Universe began. It’s nonsense to suggest that it can.
What have you learned in the last 10 or 20 years about life? Dennis has a list. So do callers.
The Righteous Mind
Dennis talks to Jonathan Haidt, professor of social psychology at the University of Virginia. His
new book, a NY Times best-seller, is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by
Politics and Religion.
Everyone holds irrational beliefs – both the religious and the secular.
Woody Allen, in an interview in the Wall Street Journal, describes his view of life – pointless.
He’s honest. Without faith in a good God, life can have no ultimate meaning.
What's Wrong with Incest?
If love is the only standard for marriage, then what’s wrong with polygamy or incest? For those
who want to change the denition of marriage, the answer has to be “nothing.” Most people
who support same sex marriage don't understand the consequences of their position.