The Philosophy Guy

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

68 episodes of The Philosophy Guy since the first episode, which aired on June 20th, 2018.

  • Stoic Lessons for a Toxic Political Climate

    March 5th, 2019  |  16 mins 10 secs
    philosophy, politics, stoicism, stoics

    Woooo, I try to get all Stoic in this one friend. I found some interesting quotes that made me think of our terrible current state of political discourse. Listen in for some Stoic lessons to consider before your next political debate with your neighbor.

  • The Matrix: The Value of Reality

    February 14th, 2019  |  15 mins 2 secs
    matrix, philosophy, reality

    The original Matrix film has become a cultural phenomenon, one that seems only to gain further relevance with age. A film originally released in 1999 was ahead of its time for the questions it raised. The question I want you to consider today: is it so crazy to plug into the Matrix?

  • A Simplified History of Western Philosophy

    February 4th, 2019  |  14 mins 47 secs
    history, philosophy, plato, socrates

    This episode is an oversimplified, hopefully, more fun version of the history of Western philosophy. Have I missed things? Yes, many. But this episode is a bite-sized, comedic(attempted) version of the history. Tune in!

  • Bad Philosophy: The Big Bang Theory

    January 22nd, 2019  |  16 mins 26 secs
    nerd culture, philosophy, stereotypes, tv shows

    In today's episode, I examine the bad philosophy presented in the hit tv show, The Big Bang Theory.

    Does the Big Bang Theory misrepresent nerd culture?

  • Black Mirror Bandersnatch: The Illusion of Choice

    December 29th, 2018  |  13 mins 12 secs
    black mirror, choice, free will, philosophy

    In today's episode, I do a philosophy quick take on the new Netflix addition of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. I examine its commentary on the idea of free will and the illusion of choice. Are our lives predetermined just like films, tv shows, and video games?

  • Harry Potter: Love and Death

    December 23rd, 2018  |  20 mins 24 secs
    death, harry potter, love, mortality, philosophy

    What is choices role in Harry Potter? What does it mean to accept or deny death? What role does our understanding of death play in our understanding of love? Why does this matter? What is the contrast between Voldemort and Harry in relation to death? What does the Harry Potter series ultimately say about love and death? All of this discussed, tune in!

    Some info mentioned: Aristotle, Greek Mythology, and Jesus

  • Inception: Contradictions with a Purpose

    December 11th, 2018  |  24 mins 8 secs
    consciousness, inception, metaphysics, mind, philosophy

    In this episode, we analyze the philosophy of Inception. We look at an obvious contradiction that is present throughout the film. But what is its purpose? This question inevitably brings up, is the entire film in the mind of Cobb? If true, does this destroy the meaning of the film? What is the meaning of the film? All of this discussed, tune in!

  • Rick & Morty: The Psychology of Rick

    December 2nd, 2018  |  22 mins 20 secs
    education, philosophy, psychology, rick and morty, tv
  • Philosophy of The Big Lebowski

    November 27th, 2018  |  19 mins 53 secs
    philosophy, postmodernism, stoic, stoicism
  • BoJack Horseman on Loneliness, Depression, and Self

    November 14th, 2018  |  25 mins 20 secs
    bojack, depression, loneliness, philosophy, tv
  • Stoicism in Pop Culture and Politics

    November 6th, 2018  |  32 mins 41 secs
    life lessons, mindfulness, philosophy, stoic, stoicism
  • Rick and Morty: Thinking like Rick

    October 30th, 2018  |  16 mins 19 secs
    philosophy, rick, rick and morty, thinking
  • Philosophy of Mission Impossible Fallout

    October 19th, 2018  |  16 mins 59 secs
    consequentialism, film, movies, philosophy
  • Philosophy of The Good Place

    October 9th, 2018  |  20 mins 14 secs
    ethics, meta-ethics, philosophy, the-good-place, tv shows
  • Philosophy of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    October 4th, 2018  |  19 mins 10 secs
    consequentialism, film, movies, philosophy
  • Philosophy of Handmaid's Tale: Is it Anti-Religion?

    September 14th, 2018  |  17 mins 32 secs
    handmaids tale, philosophy, religion