Guest Bio: Dan Doty is a writer, director, producer, educator, and founder of Evryman.co and the Evryman Podcast available on iTunes.
Topics Discussed: When they met; taking a canoe trip together in Montana; merino wool vs. synthetic material; Bryan Callen talk; The Revenant movie; Grizzly Man documentary; fake Grizzly Man/Timothy Treadwell death audio; how wolves and bears kill people; seeing wolves in the wild; seeing a bear in the wild; sharks; New York governor caught shark, gets hate; catch and release fishing; halibut fish; old deer don’t taste good; seeing people while hunting; eating a deer you kill feels/tastes so good; The Big Sky book; grass-fed beef tastes different; elk steak; Joe thinks animals that run fast taste better; wild cows/bulls are dangerous; water buffalo meat is really tough; Mexican food; Bozeman, Montana talk; Trump could roll back public land protections; Trump says “congratulations” to Purple Heart recipient; public land talk; talk about their trip in Montana; nature is beautiful but doesn’t care about you; talk about going on long trips alone in the wild; Montana weather; Alaska talk; Kodiak Island; James Hetfield (Metallica) narrating bear hunting TV show The Hunt; humans need to connect to nature; overpopulation; world population clock; California talk (1:00:00) the perfect place to live doesn’t exist; Florida talk; The Oxycontin Express documentary; Florida doctors prescribe Oxycontin five times more often than the national average; loneliness is twice as unhealthy as obesity; we are connected digitally but disconnected in the real world; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; Social book; emotional pain can feel as bad as physical pain; there’s not more bacteria than human cells in the body; Joe thinks online communities are unhealthy because people are behind a screen; face-to-face connection is important; guys need to connect with guys; people who say nasty things online; people need meaningful experiences; Dan says he learned to connect to people in the woods; being present; humans may have reached North America 100,000 years earlier than we thought; watching videos of people getting hurt; dumb kids are educational tools; natural consequences; Dan talks about his retreats in the woods with kids; Dan talks about the problems with the kids he’s worked with; we can do better to raise our kids; how to teach someone to feel empathy; A Child Called It book; Radiolab “Ponzi Supernova” episode about Bernie Madoff; people always want more and never achieve peace; Bill Gates and his house; Tyler Perry has his own island; Dan feels sorry for Madoff; what makes someone a monster; Siddhartha book; Dan is fascinated with the growth of people and growing up; Joe thinks people need to overcome obstacles and difficulty; Bessel van der Kolk; overcoming hardship; accepting what’s happening; getting better at things and improving your life; how to get someone to open up; more talk about improving yourself and achieving your goals; more talk about wilderness therapy; bonding in wilderness therapy is similar to military bonding; people need a way to reset; there’s no sympathy for men who are struggling with issues; (2:00:00) wanting to help people is motivating Dan; his podcast.
My Thoughts: I was expecting two hours of talk about hunting and the outdoors but it goes deeper than that.
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