Bridget sits down with Gad Saad, author of The Saad Truth About Happiness and The Parasitic Mind, to discuss the Israel/Palestine conflict, the rise in antisemitism they were seeing even before the October 7th attacks, why the level of Jew hatred allowed in society is a canary in the coal mine, and how people in the West take their own mindset for granted and don’t appreciate how different the Middle Eastern mindset is. They cover the concept of idea pathogens and how ideas like postmodernism, transgender activism, cultural relativism, and social constructivism have taken over the way they have, how these ideas start with a noble goal which morphs into complete nonsense in the pursuit of that goal and how in the service of that noble goal you murder truth, why the Israel/Palestine issue has nothing to do with land, the fundamental attribution error, Jewish sharks, how Gad maintains a sense of purpose and meaning, the two most important decisions you’ll make in life, and why despite everything, you should always have fun and play.
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Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.