Tuttle Twins Podcast

83. Are There Too Many People on the Planet?

For decades some scientists have warned that the earth is becoming overpopulated and soon, we won’t have enough resources to accommodate everyone. But is this really true? Or is this a dangerous misconception? Links: Pessimist Archive  Billbaord in Canada  Mom with Nine Kids Called “Environmental Terrorist”

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79. The Story of the Christmas Truce

As we prepare to celebrate the holidays, Brittany and Connor spread some cheer with an uplifting Christmas story. During WWI, soldiers on opposing sides of the war practiced civil disobedience by laying down their weapons and refusing to fight on Christmas Day. Instead, they sang carols and exchanged gifts with each other, showing the world that there are no differences too big to overcome. Links: Christmas Truce of 1914

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78. Was Scrooge Really the Bad Guy?

We’re all familiar with the classic story, “A Christmas Carol,” where Ebenezer Scrooge is the classic miser, demonized by all who have read the book. But what if we got some aspects of the story wrong? Today, Connor and Brittany talk about this classic tale and whether or not Scrooge is a villain or simply misunderstood. Links: Scrooge Defended In Defence of Ebenezer Scrooge A Christmas Carol

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77. What Is The First Step To Changing the World?

Changing the world is a task unfit for the faint of heart. But before we can embark on a challenge this great, we have to make sure that we start small, improving and organizing our own lives before we try to enact change on a grander scale. Links: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos The Gulag Archipelago  Goal Cast: Clean Your Room

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76. What Was the New Deal?

Many people regard FDR’s “New Deal” as having saved the American economy from the Great Depression. But was it really so great? Today Brittany and Connor talk about the New Deal and how it had disastrous impacts on our economy that we still see today. Links: Myths of The New Deal

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75. What Can We Learn from Fiction?

Whether it’s a movie or a book, we often think of fiction as a break from the seriousness of the real world. But fiction plays a very important role in our human lives and it’s how many of us learn important life lessons. Today Connor and Brittany discuss the role fictional stories play in our lives. Links: A Heroe’s Journey  The Hero with A Thousand Faces

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74. What is Censorship?

For people to be truly free, they must live in a society that values free speech. All too often, governments suppress speech that is contrary to their ends in order to maintain control. But it’s not just governments. Lots of people use censorship to try and control the narrative instead of letting people freely voice their opinions and beliefs. Links: Alien and Sedition Acts

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