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Scientific Podcast Goes Boink, Episode 170: Someone Disparaging Krispy Kreme I Can Get Behind

Is there an alternate version of you that is better off? We consider the multiverse. And also donuts.

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On this week's episode:

0:00 - donuts, Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme
15:23 - on the transition of opinions, donut-related and otherwise
18:06 - large decisions that have changed your life and alternate universe you
32:26 - who is happier, you or alternate universe you?
37:26 - the hedonic treadmill and your happiness set point
41:55 - on considering a terrible accident, from time to time

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For your full enjoyment, links to things discussed on the podcast:

On some of the business concerns of Mr. Krispy and Ms. Kreme
- Psycho Donuts, in illustration
- Voodoo Donuts, in illustration