By RJ Firmeza
Pop music is great to zone out to, but everyone reaches a saturation point. Why not use the time to indulge in philosophical thoughts? These podcasts by Radio Lab are tastefully amplified through a careful curation of sound effects and music. The result is a narrative where sounds illuminate ideas—perfect for the seemingly endless monotony of Metro traffic.
A narrative about how a word is defined by experience and perception, where environmental determinism plays a huge role in our understanding.
How do we react to a “word” whose context is different from how you understand it? Listen well, for it might result in a misunderstanding that could cost you your life in Africa.
7. Lying to Ourselves
This story explores the contradictions of self-deception; can we truly fool ourselves with a lie of our own creation? The latter part of the story says we can use self-deception as a means to lead a more successful life, but just how true is it?
6. The History of Everything, Including You
A beautiful poem that answers a singular question: can we comprehend everything the way it was meant to be, or do we limit ourselves to understanding things based on what we’re only capable of in that given moment?
5. Dear Hector (18+Graphic)
Is there a better way to deal with a crime considered unforgivable? Hector believes so, as told in this timely story that narrates a murder influenced by drugs—in the words of the murderer himself.