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Based Camp | Simone & Malcolm Collins

Based Camp is a podcast focused on how humans process the world around them and the future of our species. That means we go into everything from human sexuality, to weird sub-cultures, dating markets, philosophy, and politics. Malcolm and Simone are a husband wife team of a neuroscientist and marketer turned entrepreneurs and authors. With graduate degrees from Stanford and Cambridge under their belts as well as five bestselling books, one of which topped out the WSJs nonfiction list, they are widely known (if infamous) intellectuals / provocateurs. If you want to dig into their ideas further or check citations on...

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Recent Episodes of Based Camp | Simone & Malcolm Collins


The Progressive Pronatalist Book that Broke My Wife ( "What Are Children For?")

The Progressive Pronatalist Book that Broke My Wife ( "What Are Children For?")

Join Malcolm and Simone Collins as they dissect the new pronatalist book "What Are Children For?" by Anastasia Berg and Rachel Wiseman. This in-depth discussion explores the challenges of promoting childbearing within a progressive framework and the broader implications for demographic trends.

Key points covered:

* Overview of "What Are Children For?" and its reception

* The difficulty of justifying childbearing in a progressive worldview

* Analysis of the book's central themes and claims

* The impact of soft cultures on attitudes towards parenthood

* The importance of having an objective function...

Episode 12 July 2024 43m and 27s


Parentification: Malcolm and Simone Debate How Much Responsibility Kids Should Have for Siblings

Parentification: Malcolm and Simone Debate How Much Responsibility Kids Should Have for Siblings

In this thought-provoking episode, Malcolm and Simone delve into the controversial topic of parentification, exploring its various definitions and implications for raising children in large families. They discuss how the concept is often misused by YouTube commenters and contrast it with the medical industry's understanding of emotional and instrumental parentification. Malcolm argues that historically, children taking on parental roles was seen as a moral responsibility and necessity for maintaining high fertility rates. Simone adds nuance to the discussion, highlighting the importance of consent, aptitude, and ensuring children's safety when assigning responsibilities. The couple also touches on the psychological benefits...

Episode 11 July 2024 28m and 40s


Conspiracy: Why Did the Mormon Church Ban the Term "Mormon"? (Hint: Math)

Conspiracy: Why Did the Mormon Church Ban the Term "Mormon"? (Hint: Math)

https://discord.gg/EGFRjwwS92

Join Malcolm and Simone Collins as they unravel a fascinating conspiracy theory about the Mormon church's influence on social media. This eye-opening discussion explores why Mormon influencers are disproportionately popular online and reveals the surprising connection to the LDS church's rebranding efforts.

Key points covered:

* The LDS church's wealth and marketing budget

* Unusually high CPM rates for Mormon-related content

* The 2001 and 2018 name change initiatives

* How the algorithm boosts Mormon content

* The challenges facing Mormonism in the internet age

* Potential...

Episode 10 July 2024 43m and 4s


Shock Study: Psychologists (+Far Left) Turn Teens Against Parents (& Destroy Their Mental Health)

Shock Study: Psychologists (+Far Left) Turn Teens Against Parents (& Destroy Their Mental Health)

In this eye-opening video, Malcolm and Simone Collins delve into the controversial world of modern therapy, particularly focusing on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its impact on teenagers. They discuss a recent study revealing the negative effects of DBT interventions on adolescents, including worsened depressive symptoms and strained parent-child relationships. The couple explores how therapy culture has evolved into a cult-like system, drawing parallels with historical cult tactics and modern urban monoculture. They also touch on the dangers of over-medicalizing normal human emotions and the importance of critical thinking when approaching mental health treatments. This in-depth analysis offers a...

Episode 9 July 2024 50m and 8s


The Data: Just How Bad is School? (Sending a Kid to Public School Has Become a Death Sentence)

The Data: Just How Bad is School? (Sending a Kid to Public School Has Become a Death Sentence)

https://discord.gg/EGFRjwwS92

https://collinsinstitute.org/

In this eye-opening video, Malcolm and Simone Collins delve into the alarming state of modern education, revealing startling statistics on student mental health and academic performance. They discuss the rise in depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among students, particularly young women and LGBTQ+ youth. The couple explores how current educational practices may be contributing to these issues and examines the growing trend of homeschooling as a response. They also touch on the controversial topics of gender dynamics in schools, the impact of progressive policies, and the urgent need...

Episode 8 July 2024 47m and 6s


Tract 7: The Devil, the Heavenly Host, & a Techno-Puritan Cosmology

Tract 7: The Devil, the Heavenly Host, & a Techno-Puritan Cosmology

 https://discord.gg/EGFRjwwS92

https://technopuritan.com/

Tract 7: Good vs. Evil : The Heavenly Host 

Most of the true revelations of God speak of some sort of malevolent agent whether it's the Devil, Shaytan, or Ahreman. You even see this in Judaism, “Everything which the Holy One, blessed be He, created, He created with its counterpart. ... He created righteous; He created sinners. He created the Garden of Eden; He created Gehenna.” I have always found this portrait quite hard to square with strict monotheism. There is one God but also some other entity...

Episode 5 July 2024 1h, 6m and 25s


Autism vs Schizophrenia: Opposite Ends of the Spectrum? What Causes Them?

Autism vs Schizophrenia: Opposite Ends of the Spectrum? What Causes Them?

In this insightful episode, Malcolm and Simone delve into the fascinating world of schizophrenia and autism, exploring how these conditions exist on opposite ends of a spectrum related to the concept of "theory of mind." Malcolm shares his extensive experience working in schizophrenia research, explaining the various subtypes of schizophrenia and their symptoms. He then presents his groundbreaking theory that schizophrenia is caused by an overactive theory of mind, while autism is characterized by a deficiency in this cognitive ability. The discussion also covers the importance of medication for those with schizophrenia, the potential dangers of transcranial magnetic stimulation...

Episode 4 July 2024 33m and 46s


Will Muslims Replace Us? & What Does that Mean for LGBT Communities

Will Muslims Replace Us? & What Does that Mean for LGBT Communities

 https://discord.gg/EGFRjwwS92

In this thought-provoking video, Malcolm and Simone Collins dissect a viral clip of a Muslim man discussing the future of Islamic demographics in Western countries. They explore the implications of differing fertility rates, economic productivity, and cultural values between Muslim and Western populations. The couple delves into topics such as LGBTQ+ rights in Islamic societies, the relationship between wealth and fertility rates, and the potential future of cultural diversity in developed nations. This in-depth analysis challenges common misconceptions about demographic trends and offers a nuanced perspective on the complex interplay between religion, economics, a...

Episode 3 July 2024 33m and 57s


Just how Bad is Daycare? A Chilling Case Study & Literature Review

Just how Bad is Daycare? A Chilling Case Study & Literature Review

In this eye-opening episode, Malcolm and Simone share their personal experience of taking a huge risk by pulling their three children out of daycare and opting for a more unconventional childcare arrangement with their neighbors. They discuss the staggering costs of daycare for middle-class families and the surprising improvements they noticed in their son's behavior and the family's overall health after making the switch. The couple also delves into the long-term effects of frequent illnesses in early childhood and the controversial findings of the Tennessee Volunteer Pre-Kindergarten Program study. Throughout the conversation, they offer practical advice on how to...

Episode 2 July 2024 29m and 48s


The Perplexing Failure of Classically Abby (Ben Shapiro's Sister)

The Perplexing Failure of Classically Abby (Ben Shapiro's Sister)

 https://discord.gg/EGFRjwwS92

In this in-depth analysis, Malcolm and Simone Collins explore the reasons behind Classically Abby's failure to gain traction as a conservative influencer. They dissect the changing landscape of conservative culture, the disconnect between traditional and modern right-wing values, and the importance of authenticity in online content creation. The video also touches on broader topics such as the evolution of conservative thought, the role of "vitalism" in modern conservative appeal, and the challenges facing established conservative institutions. Additionally, the Collins discuss the ethics of featuring children in online content and offer insights i...

Episode 1 July 2024 44m and 27s

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