The Philosophy Guy

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Avengers Endgame: Film Analysis, questions, and outcome implications

    May 10th, 2019  |  14 mins 41 secs
    avengers, marvel, philosophy, society

    A little bit less organized in this one friends. Just thought I would get out some thoughts! Anyway, in this episode, I do a quick analysis on Avengers: Endgame and raise some questions I hope the Marvel Universe chooses to get into in their coming films! We will see.

  • Understanding Free Speech and the Privilege of having an Audience

    May 6th, 2019  |  20 mins 42 secs
    alex jones, free speech, mill, philosophy

    The recent news story about Facebook banning people such as Alex Jones and Laura Loomer had my mind working about a topic I don't like talking about—free speech. As in it's talked about so often that it becomes tiring. So I decided to contradict myself in this one and do it anyway. In this one, I discuss free speech, John Stuart Mill "On Liberty" and understanding the distinction between free speech and an audience. Tune in!

  • Ben Shapiro is on the Wrong Side of History - Prager U Response

    April 30th, 2019  |  24 mins 50 secs
    ben shapiro, culture, history, ideas, philosophy, politics, religion

    So Ben Shapiro did one of his Prager U video based on his book. The video happens to cover more of the history side of things(which I missed in my review episode), so I thought it would be some fun new content to include. Plus, you receive his actual wording and voice to connect with my responses! As always, thanks for listening.

  • Dennis Prager(Prager U) Thinks You Can't Justify Not Murdering Without God

    April 23rd, 2019  |  24 mins 38 secs
    god, morality, philosophy, prager, religion

    I tackle a new podcast episode format in this one, taking on some Prager U content! I guess Dennis Prager thinks you can't justify not murdering without God. In that case, I hope he continues believing in God for our safety. Anyway, I deconstruct his arguments for objective morality based on God. I also address his misunderstanding of the English language.

  • Game of Thrones: Death and Morality

    April 16th, 2019  |  17 mins 26 secs
    death, game of thrones, meaning, philosophy

    Ohhh I am trying to feed off some of that Game of Thrones final season hype. I discuss the meaning of death and the use of death in Game of Thrones. Tune in!

  • Ben Shapiro's "The Right Side of History": Analyzed

    April 6th, 2019  |  25 mins 36 secs
    christian, god, morality, philosophy, religion, values

    Sooo I read Ben Shapiro's new book, The Right Side of History, friends! Well, now let me provide my analysis of his philosophical arguments. Tune in!

  • Jordan Peele's 'Us': Philosophy, Symbolism, and Self-Examination

    April 2nd, 2019  |  14 mins 13 secs
    culture, philosophy, psychology, society, us

    Jordan Peele has done it again in this one. The creator of Get Out has made a great film full of deeper meanings and thoughtful symbolism. I take a look at his recent film 'Us' that has been all the rage. How does the film force us to examine not only ourselves but society itself? Tune in!

  • Bad Philosophy: God's Not Dead

    March 26th, 2019  |  25 mins 8 secs
    film, god, philosophy, religion

    Ohhh I cover some horrendous argumentation in this one. Does God's Not Dead prove the existence of God? No. The God's Not Dead film pretends to argue for the existence of God honestly...I explain why that is definitely not the case. Let's talk some philosophy, tune in!

  • We Are Not Good

    March 21st, 2019  |  13 mins 12 secs
    culture, morality, philosophy, psychology

    Hmmm, I give off a little bit of my opinion in this one. Just went down the rabbit hole. I'm posting because I want all your thoughts.

    How good are we? When I hear this question, I want my gut reaction to be yes, of course, we are good! But the thinking side of me starts to take over, ‘but is this the case?’

  • Examining Yourself: Is the Self an Illusion?

    March 18th, 2019  |  9 mins 32 secs
    culture, ideas, philosophy, youtube

    Hello everyone! A big announcement in this one friends. Plus, some audio to let you know what the heck I'm talking about. Yeet, Youtube channel!!!!

    Please subscribe, give a thumbs up, and watch the video to help support!
    Link: https://youtu.be/2PLAu5lj2iw

  • Spider-Man: The Growing Pains of Life

    March 13th, 2019  |  11 mins 40 secs
    culture, philosophy, puberty, spider-man

    I talk some Spider-Man in this one friends! More so focussing on the new one, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Anyway, how does this film connect with the audience? It connects with everyone, that's the point. But what does this connection do for our lives? What does it force us to examine? Tune in!

  • 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?