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Wed, Mar 28 at 7 p.m.

Scenius Party | Populism & the Voice of the People

Olio Happy Hour at Nowadays
Founding member party, open to the first 100 founding members of Think Olio.

Thu, Mar 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Olio Seminar | Zig Zag Zen: Psychedelics & The Path to Enlightenment

Christopher Kelley at Berg'n
With meditation now a common board room practice and a full blown psychedelic renaissance upon us, it’s time to revisit Zig, Zag, Zen.

Thu, Apr 5 at 7 p.m.

Olio Seminar | Our Fucked up Relationships with Technology: A History

Lawrence Cappello at WeWork // 205 Hudson
We'll be exploring the many ways human beings have responded to, embraced, loved, become addicted to, and been fucked-over by technology throughout American history.

Fri, Apr 6 at 7 p.m.

The Importance of Being Two: What It Means to Have a Divided Mind.

Michael Haltenberger at Strand Bookstore
Relentless and unjustified optimism, hallmarks of the left hemispheres attitude, continue to rule the day. Yet, we all know that the picture is not that cheery. We all sense that there is something more. That is the voice of the right hemisphere, that is the voice of a reality outside of our selves.

Wed, Apr 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Prohibition and the Brave Americans Who Kept Drinking Anyway

Lawrence Cappello at Nowadays
This short Olio will examine–over drinks–the social and political origins of Prohibition, how it was enforced, and the tactics used by those brave and forthright Americans who decided to keep drinking anyway.

Fri, Apr 13 at 7 p.m.

Friday the 13th | Free Will, Determinism, or Fuck it all?

Olio Happy Hour at Strand Bookstore
Join us on Friday, April 13th for an Olio Happy Hour exploring Free Will, Determinism, and Radical Nihilism

Mon, Apr 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Olio Seminar | Why We Love Dystopia

Patricia Kim at Chinatown Soup
We will focus on why the literary landscape is flooded with dystopias and what effect this may have on our collective future.

Tue, Apr 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The Problem of Evil

Jeanne Proust at Nowadays
Should we use the term ‘evil’ in our moral, political, and legal discourse and thinking, or is evil an outdated or empty concept which should be abandoned?

Fri, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Wait...Where is the Right to Privacy in the US Constitution, Exactly?

Lawrence Cappello at Strand Bookstore
The Supreme Court has repeatedly insisted that Americans have a constitutional right to privacy because of the spirit behind certain constitutional amendments. It’s a slippery business.

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