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Thu, Feb 22 at 7 p.m.

Think Olio x RSA | Mental Health and Modern Life in NYC

Olio Happy Hour at Prime Produce
Patricia Kim and Andy Gibson are taking us on a tour of the local and global mental health landscape, and helping us dive into our own minds to figure out what's good for them.


Fri, Feb 23 at 7 p.m.

Questioning the Origins of Sexual Desire

Jeanne Proust at Strand Bookstore
Where does desire come from? And what is at play when we question the origins of sexual desire?


Wed, Feb 28 at 7 p.m.

American Dream/American Delusion: The Case for a Universal Basic Income

Phelim Kine at WeWork // 205 Hudson
We'll explore America’s failure to respect the economic rights of its citizens and the urgent need for the adoption of a universal basic income to protect the growing numbers of Americans falling through the yawning gaps.


Fri, Mar 2 at 7 p.m.

Shakespeare Happy Hour | Think Olio 3rd Anniversary

Geoff Klock at Strand Bookstore
We'll look at a few scenes in Shakespeare where characters seem to know that they are in a play — and what that can tell us about mindfulness, our own relationship to art and to our lives.


Sat, Mar 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Food, Power, & Control: Individuality and Our Place in the Food Chain

Michael Haltenberger at Brooklyn Art Library
We will consider these issues and work towards a more mindful approach to our food that considers our place in the food chain and eating's connection to the act of living.


Wed, Mar 7 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 8 at 7:30 p.m.

*Olio Seminar* A Pinch of Psychedelic: The Therapeutic and Spiritual Efficacy of LSD, Psilocybin, and DMT

Christopher Kelley at Berg'n
In this four-part seminar we adopt an interdisciplinary approach to an examination of the therapeutic and spiritual efficacy of LSD, psilocybin, and DMT.


Fri, Mar 9 at 7 p.m.

Perverts, Creepers, and Freaks: A History of Sexual Perversions

Jamie Warren at Strand Bookstore
In this Olio, we will explore the history of sexual perversions, examining how and why particular sexual desires and behaviors were labeled as bad, abnormal, and unnatural at certain periods in Western thought.


Mon, Mar 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The American Moment: Victory, Dominance and Decline

Ward Regan at Strong Rope Brewery
Let's look at the nature and consequences of America’s involvement in other countries’ political outcomes.


Thu, Mar 15 at 7:30 p.m.

A Radical Prescription for Democracy

Jamie Warren at BAM Fisher
In this Olio, participants wrestle with the relationship between democracy and freedom.


Fri, Mar 16 at 7 p.m.

The History of Tech & The Future of Sex

Olio Happy Hour at Strand Bookstore
Two Olio professors gather to discuss the historic and philosophical ramifications of rapid technological change.


Fri, Mar 23 at 7 p.m.

OlioMuse | The Muse That Screams: Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8

Whitney George at Strand Bookstore
Dedicated to "the victims of fascism and war", this work still resonates with the public—an audience (currently) in revolt.


Fri, Mar 30 at 7 p.m.

Utopia Happy Hour | Thomas More and Afrofuturism

Olio Happy Hour at Strand Bookstore


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