Ep 13 – The Father’s Day Special: Why Dads Matter

In honor of Father’s Day, Ned explores fatherhood in the age of distraction. We hear from Kyle Pruett, an internationally known child psychiatrist, who shares what dads bring to the table that moms don’t, and Ned has a conversation with writer, Mark Greene, of The Good Men Project about how and why dads can develop deep emotional connections with their kids. Grab your dad and give this show a listen!

Learn more about Kyle Pruett: http://kylepruettmd.com/

Mark Greene’s project, Remaking Manhood: www.remakingmanhood.com

The Good Men Project:  http://goodmenproject.com/

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Ep 12: A Conversation About Sex & Religion Over Coffee

Ned goes back to East Rock Coffee, the no-electronics café, where he connects with David Reed, who received his PhD at the University of Toronto in New Testament Studies, and is a post-doc at Yale in Religious Studies. A serious, yet sometimes lighthearted conversation ensues about the history of sex in early Christianity.

David’s first book is currently “in press.”  Here’s an article he wrote last year: http://www.dsausa.org/eye_of_the_beholder_religion_liberty_and_violence

Check out our favorite coffee shop! www.eastrockcoffee.com
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Mini Distraction #11: Addicted to Information & Gaming: Ryan’s Story

Our full-length show this week explores internet addiction (Episode #11). In this mini episode, another young man shares his descent into a full-blown internet addiction. He opens up about rehab and touches on the practical side of getting help if you can’€™t afford inpatient care.

Resources:

reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html

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Ep 11: The Dangers of Internet Addiction

Internet addiction is a very real problem, with real consequences. And it’s way more prevalent than you think. This week, we hear from a young man about his struggles with a gaming addiction. And, a woman who asked to remain anonymous, shares the emotional story of how her whole life was changed by a loved one’€™s addiction. (After making this episode our production team was left questioning their own internet usage, as well as their family’€™s.)

Resources:

reSTART’€™s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com

Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org

20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html
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Ep 10: Dashboard Diversions: Are New Cars Safer or Scarier?

Car manufacturers are enticing buyers with the latest technological advancements, but are the newest vehicles helping or hindering drivers? In this show the editors of Car & Driver magazine take listeners on an adventure in a self-driving Tesla, and Ned goes to a Mercedes dealership to check out the bells and whistles of the S-class model. Listen in and decide for yourself whether all of the new technology is a good thing or a bad thing.

Would you buy a self-driving car? Take our poll and let us know: https://www.facebook.com/DistractionPodcast1/

Send your thoughts and questions to [email protected] and you might be featured in a future show.

Listen to the Car & Drive podcast: http://www.caranddriverpodcast.com/

Our thanks to Mercedes of North Haven for their help in making this episode. http://www.mercedesbenzofnorthhaven.com/

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Special: Ned Responds to Fed’s Report About Distraction’s Role in Amtrak Tragedy

Ned reacts to the National Transportation Safety Board’€™s latest report on the May 12, 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed 8 people, and injured nearly 200 other passengers. The NTSB determined that the engineer was distracted by radio dispatches from another train at the time of the crash. Ned talks about the lessons we can all learn from this tragedy.

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Mini Distraction #8: Clear Your Clutter

Listener feedback gets Ned talking about the trouble with clutter and offering solutions to cleaning up your physical and digital spaces.

Resources for Clearing Clutter from Your Life:

http://www.organizingpro.com/cleanupyourcomputer/

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15310/why-clearing-clutter-is-so-hard-and-how-to-do-it-anyway.html

http://cluttersort.com/services/digital-organizing/

Professional Organizer, Judith Kolberg: http://fileheads.net/

Find a Professional Organizer Near You: http://www.napo.net/

Junk Removal Services:

http://www.1800gotjunk.com/us_en

https://www.thebagster.com/default.aspx

http://www.junk-king.com/

We’re looking for a new name for our “€œmailbag” segment of the show. What should we call it? Submit your idea to [email protected] and we might use it!
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