690: Gunther’s Millions, Unmasking Autism, & Mary Queen of Scots


Show Notes

We have a rebuttal to a keyboard warrior who took issue with our commentary on Hitler’s medical history, which is a sentence we never thought we’d write. Susie explains why discussing shame is critical to understanding human behavior. We learn about a dog who inherited $500M when his owner died, and why things are not at all what they appear to be. The documentary Gunther’s Millions tells the story of this dog (and it’s heirs), his handler, and the strange way depression, a search for meaning, and tax law all play into the story of this fortune. Susie discusses the Volcano documentary that tells the story of a popular tourist attraction that seemed like controled risk turned into a life or death situation for some unsuspecting people on vacation. We talk about a book about autism that argues for the public perception to shift instead of resorting to “traumatic” behavioral therapy for people on the spectrum. We debate the word “trauma” and how it is being used more frequently now as a synonym for discomfort. We hear about scholars who have finally decoded Mary Queen of Scots’s letters sent from prison after her cousin Queen Elizabeth I imprisoned her.

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