PODCAST

The Shanker Chronicles

Self-Reg Global

Join the world renowned psychology and philosophy professor; Dr. Stuart Shanker as he takes us on a journey through the historical, political, scientific and philosophical background of some of the biggest issues of our time. In our 6-episode first Season, join Dr. Shanker each week as he unpacks a new topic such as Freedom and Constraint, Polarization, COVID-19, Anti-Vaxxers, Shamelessness and Threats to Democracy. Each episode has important lessons for us all, linking back to the Shanker Self-Reg perspective and will shed new light on these important topics. Hear more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker Interested in more Self-Reg Learning? • www.selfregglobal.com • Twitter - @SelfRegGlobal • Facebook - @SelfRegGlobal • Instagram - @Self_Reg_Global

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Shanker Chronicles - Episode 1 Teaser
24-01-2022
Shanker Chronicles - Episode 1 Teaser
A short introduction to our brand new series 'The Shanker Chronicles'. This new podcast series from Self-Reg Global will be starting on January 25th with a 6-part series. Check out a new episode every week as Dr. Stuart Shanker dives into another important topic from COVID-19, Freedom & Constraint, Polarization and Threats to Democracy. Hear more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker Interested in more Self-Reg Learning? • www.selfregglobal.com • Twitter - @SelfRegGlobal • Facebook - @SelfRegGlobal • Instagram - @Self_Reg_Global
#6 - The REAL Threat to Democracy | Season Finale
01-03-2022
#6 - The REAL Threat to Democracy | Season Finale
Dr. Stuart Shanker concludes season 1 of The Shanker Chronicles Podcast by deep-diving into the most urgent issue of all - the REAL threat to democracy. From advertisement to politics, sugar, Netflix, and Facebook, Dr. Shanker explores the power the psychology of reasoning and data science has over society and democracy. Join Dr. Shanker at this season finale, as he shares the true meaning of freedom and the real goal of Self-Reg. 0:00 Intro 0:36 Looking Back 4:09 American Tobacco Company 8:52 "Instead of a dessert, reach for a cigarette!" 11:05 The "Green" Campaign 13:04 Manipulated Consumers 16:29 The Psychology of Reasoning 20:05 Data Science - Netflix Vs. The Wrong Hands 34:50 Freedom - The Ability to Choose 39:42 Trump Campaign - Data Science Masterpiece 42:52 Cambridge Analytica 48:34 Political Lying Isn't New 51:30 Familiarity is Red Brain. Truth is Blue Brain. 53:17 Summary - The Important Insight 58:19 The Real Goal of Self-Reg The Netflix Technology Blog - you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global. Join Self-Reg Global & Dr. Stuart Shanker in our monthly webinar series: Self-Reg Global 2022 Webinar Series - The Epidemic Of Epidemics 2.0 Learn more and connect with our Self-Reg community: • Website - • Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker
#5 - Shamelessness
22-02-2022
#5 - Shamelessness
In this episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker overtly unpacks the ever-growing attitude - shamelessness. He reviews the attitude's largest influence sources, from politics to business leaders, provides examples from significant historical events, and explores whether it is narcissistic behaviour or not. Join Dr. Shanker as he applies a Self-Reg lens on shamelessness and shares the neurological, social, and emotional impact it has on people all around the world. 0:00 Intro 0:35 Shamelessness is Growing 2:32 Weaponizing Shamelessness 6:12 The Impact 9:20 Narcissism? 12:41 The Roots - The Cold War 19:51 Fighting Fire With Fire 25:00 Nixon - "Use Any Means! Is That Clear?" 33:20 Trump - Power Becomes The Goal 35:36 Morality Shift 41:52 Cohesion Vs. Terror 48:41 So Are Shameless Leaders Narcissists? 51:13 Summary - "We Must Resist That Temptation" 56:49 Outro The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism Book by Steve Kornacki: you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global. Join Self-Reg Global & Dr. Stuart Shanker in our monthly webinar series: Self-Reg Global 2022 Webinar Series - The Epidemic Of Epidemics 2.0 Learn more and connect with our Self-Reg community: • Website - • Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker
#4 - The Anti-Vax Movement
15-02-2022
#4 - The Anti-Vax Movement
In this episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker puts judgment aside and attempts to understand the dynamics that the Anti-Vax movement has created. He explores this topic by reviewing its history, social, emotional, and health implications. Dr. Shanker explains how people of all sides of any debate can become more curious, listen and understand each other better by reaching the blue-brain state that allows for learning to occur. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia published a great piece on this “History of Anti-Vaccination Movements”: Intro 0:35 The Better We Understand 2:05 The Situation at Hand 5:36 A Self-Reg Lens 8:15 Why I Wonder This 11:55 Smallpox Anti-Vax Movement 17:40 Eradication! But… 20:59 MMR Anti-Vax Movement 25:50 Infomation Vs. Attitudes 30:13 5 Features of Anti-Vax Movement 33:50 “Denialism” as Ego Defence 39:15 Shame 44:23 Summary - Red Brain Issue 52:03 Outro Article by Jena & Worsham (NYT Dec 22 2021): Seltzer made an interesting point in this regard: “I regard most shameless behaviour as a cover-up for deeper feelings of shame, which the individual is either too scared or too defended to confront.” you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global. Join our monthly webinar series: Self-Reg Global 2022 Webinar Series - The Epidemic Of Epidemics 2.0 Learn more and connect with our Self-Reg community: • Website - • Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker
#3 - Self-Reg, COVID & Safety
08-02-2022
#3 - Self-Reg, COVID & Safety
In this episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker discusses the impact global events such as the pandemic have on our emotional state, sense of safety, and the toll they take on our overall wellbeing. Dr. Shanker also unpacks the early era of COVID and reflects on them by revisiting situations in the past that had a similar effect on society. Dr. Stuart Shanker ties all these different events and concepts through the most consistent conflict society has to endure in modern times - messy science versus strong emotions. Thank you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global. Join our Webinar Series: (Self-Reg Global 2022 Webinar Series - The Epidemic Of Epidemics 2.0) Learn more and connect with our Self-Reg community: • Website - • Twitter - Facebook - Instagram - more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker
#2 - Freedom & Constraint
01-02-2022
#2 - Freedom & Constraint
Join Dr. Stuart Shanker as he explores the concept of freedom: what freedom really means and what allows us to truly be free. Dr. Shanker dives into the history of the concept of freedom as the ability to choose and discusses the link between the anti-vax movement, beliefs around personal freedoms and the Red-Brain epidemic. Dr. Shanker then explains the brain-body response to constraint (or the removal of our freedoms), how this sends us into Red-Brain, limiting our ability to choose and how we as a society need to stay in Blue-Brain to maintain our ability to understand and work through the many challenges that we face today. Thank you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global. Hear more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker Interested in more Self-Reg Learning? • www.selfregglobal.com • Twitter - @SelfRegGlobal • Facebook - @SelfRegGlobal • Instagram - @Self_Reg_Global
#1 - Polarization - Politics, Fear & Anxiety
25-01-2022
#1 - Polarization - Politics, Fear & Anxiety
In this first episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker discusses the concept of polarization and describes how societies around the world are seemingly becoming more polarized and how this is being utilized for political gain by promoting fear and anger. Diving deeper, Dr. Shanker explains the chronic anxiety that polarization causes, the effect it has on the human body and whether a true liberal democracy can exist amongst such fear and anger. Thank you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global. Hear more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker Interested in more Self-Reg Learning? • www.selfregglobal.com • Twitter - @SelfRegGlobal • Facebook - @SelfRegGlobal • Instagram - @Self_Reg_Global
Shanker Chronicles - Episode 1 Teaser
24-01-2022
Shanker Chronicles - Episode 1 Teaser
A short introduction to our brand new series 'The Shanker Chronicles'. This new podcast series from Self-Reg Global will be starting on January 25th with a 6-part series. Check out a new episode every week as Dr. Stuart Shanker dives into another important topic from COVID-19, Freedom & Constraint, Polarization and Threats to Democracy. Hear more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker Interested in more Self-Reg Learning? • www.selfregglobal.com • Twitter - @SelfRegGlobal • Facebook - @SelfRegGlobal • Instagram - @Self_Reg_Global