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David Boles: Human Meme

Welcome to the David Boles: Human Meme podcast! You may subscribe via Apple iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Spotify and RSS or your own podcast player. We explore ideas of knowing, merits of sharing, and the danger of thought -- as one listener wrote about this podcast; "Mindfulness with an edge" and another said, "You have the spirit of philosophy; you inspire dialectic thoughts." David Boles lives at, writes for, and publishes with David Boles' memetic conundrum considers the braided prairie pause against the sinking sky: "I can't see what it is; and I don't know what it isn't."

Feb 3, 2024

In this episode, we will explore the multifaceted nature of lying. From the personal fears that drive individuals to deceive, to the strategic manipulations of governments, we'll examine the motives and consequences behind the lies that shape our world. As we navigate through tales of deceit, we'll also contemplate the ethics of lying. Is a lie always morally reprehensible, or can it sometimes be a tool for greater good? 
Our exam will take us through historical examples, like the Treaty of Tordesillas and the deception of Nazi Germany, illustrating the profound impact of falsehoods on our history and morality. We'll also consider the concept of the "good lie," with stories of courageous deceit from the Underground Railroad to protectors in World War II, challenging our perceptions of truth and justice.