I'm a farm boy from Iowa turned rogue, I'm a writer with a passion for all things philosophy. Especially those philosophical concepts raised in our cultural entertainment. I have a degree in philosophy with a desire to further my philosophical understandings in hopes of maybe someday earning my PHD in the subject. I'm an outdoorsman with a love for the mountains and the wild west. I will try to turn an average conversation into a deeper philosophical chat about life. A Rick and Morty fan filled with dark humor. Don't let my monotone voice fool you– I'm enthused about the podcast.
May 15th, 2019 | 14 mins 23 secs
hulk, justice, marvel, philosophy
Analyzing an article by Professor of Philosophy Helen BeeBee, "Should people be punished for crimes they can't remember committing?"
We bring in the help of a murderer with dementia on death row, The Hulk, and an uncontrollable drunk. Tune in!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?’
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!
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!
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.
February 26th, 2019 | 18 mins 58 secs
frankl, happiness, meaning, philosophy
I'm biting off more than I can chew in this one friends. Life motto. Luckily, I seek answers from those much wiser than me.
So today, I examine the question we all attempt to contemplate, what is the meaning of life? Utilizing perspectives from Viktor Frankl, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and dogs. Tune in and let me know what you think of my attempt!
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?
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!