The 2016 Best of Radio collection includes all of the segments from the Best of Happiness, Best of Male/Female and Best of Ultimate Issues hours. The included shows were hand-selected by Dennis and Allen themselves.
Best of Happiness Hour 2016
Joy to be Around
Do people like to spend time with you? Are you a joy to be around? Don’t you want to spend time with people who are happy? So, why would people feel differently about you?
Marmer: Past to Present
Dennis talks to Dr. Stephen Marmer, member of the clinical faculty of the UCLA Medical School and a psychiatrist in private practice in Brentwood, CA. The topic: how the unhappy past can intrude on present happiness.
Being Dissatisfied vs. Being Unhappy
There are important differences between being dissatisfied and being unhappy. Dennis explains. Callers react.
You need a purpose in life to be happy.
If you believe in a judging God, will that make you a happier person?
Facing Down Adversity
Dennis tells the story of his visit to a man with severe ALS. Where he expected to find great unhappiness, he found the opposite.
Best of Male/Female Hour 2016
How important is it for you to enjoy your spouse? Is it more important than love?
Do you hug your spouse when he or she comes home from work? How important is it?
What do husbands and wives most want from each other? Dennis revisits a critical subject.
Alison Armstrong on Relationship Perspectives
Dennis talks to Alison Armstrong, renowned relationship expert. The topic: how men and women see a relationship. Women look at a relationship through a prism of time; men look at a relationship through a prism of accountability.?
Currency of Appreciation
Last week Alison Armstrong used a great phrase: sex is the currency of appreciation. In other words, sex is the way a wife expresses appreciation for her husband. Is she right? Dennis has an opinion, so do callers.
The iconic 1945 snapshot of a sailor returning from WWII kissing a nurse in Times Square was once considered a simple tribute of joy: the war that had cost so much heartache was over. Now it has become of symbol of sexual assault.
Best of Ultimate Issues Hour 2016
What God Do You Believe in?
It’s not enough to say you believe in God. Who is that God?
Three Questions for Atheists
Dennis poses three questions that he likes to ask Atheists: Do you ever doubt your Atheism; How did everything come into existence; and do you hope you’re right or wrong?
The Moral West
Why is Western Civilization, the source of so much moral and material progress, so hated by so many. Dennis has his theories. So do callers.
This Fourth of July weekend, there were a spate of opinion pieces arguing how bad America is and how immoral its founding. This is no longer an exception, but rule for the major media during the Independence Day holiday. Can America survive if its own people despise it?
Humans and Animals
If you treat animals well, it doesn’t mean you will treat people well. But if you treat animals cruelly, you will almost certainly treat humans cruelly. The Nazis treated animals very well. But they experimented on people.
Should you force religious education on your children? Or is it counterproductive? Dennis has his position. So do callers.