The Great Connections

The Great Connections


Latest Episodes

Neuroessentialism or How You Are Your Brain
December 04, 2017

Season 1: Episode 6

Neuroessentialism or How You Are Your Brain
December 04, 2017

Neuroessentiaism is the theory that our conscious experience is nothing more than our brain activity. In this view, the definitive way of explaining psychological experience is by reference to the brain. Marsha interviews doctoral candidate in clinical...

Interview with Jake Ilson
November 19, 2017

Season 1: Episode 5

Interview with Jake Ilson
November 19, 2017

Jake Ilson is a tech advocate and ambitious 22 year old. He was a young 16 year-old when he first attended The Great Connections Seminar. Hear him describe how it changed his life in a far more profound way than his deep experience at Outward Bound,

The Concept of Self
November 19, 2017

How much of who you are is really under your control?  What are your limits? How much of you is determined by biology, by the world around you? What makes you you? These questions have been debated for millennia.

The Concept of Self
November 19, 2017

Season 1: Episode 4

Violence on Campus
November 19, 2017

You’ve seen the violence on campuses: the shouting down of speakers, the physical attack on people of opposing ideologies. You’ve also probably heard that words are considered violence. Where did all of this come from?

Violence on Campus
November 19, 2017

Season 1: Episode 3

Thinking in Principle
November 19, 2017

Season 1: Episode 2

Thinking in Principle
November 19, 2017

Another aspect of taking control of your own mind is learning to think in principle. Co-hosts Marsha Familaro Enright and Liz Parker examine the ways in which this practice enables you to efficiently and effectively analyze and identify ideas,