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.
January 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
Kevin Vallier is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He is the author of Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation and Must Politics Be War?: Restoring Our Trust in the Open Society. Kevin discusses the key problem for political theory in our current situation—that Americans today are far less likely to trust their institutions, and each other, than in decades past. Kevin’s focus is on how diverse people can cooperate despite their differences and why liberalism is the answer to our contemporary culture wars.
January 23rd, 2020 | 17 mins 44 secs
Mystery, Knowledge, Reality, and Why Am I Here?
January 21st, 2020 | 53 mins 9 secs
Jordan Bates is a co-owner of the very successful website, High Existence. I recommend you check it out. He’s also the creator of Escaping the Rat Race, which is a toolkit on escaping the 9 to 5, following your bliss, and living free. He also runs the popular newsletter at Refine the Mind.
January 16th, 2020 | 29 mins
Morality exists. And it will continue to exists. That's the reality we face. Is it subjective? Is it objective? It doesn't matter, as the story of morality will continue to provide justification, purpose, meaning, insight, and a uniting force for groups of people to live by that's the point....maybe
January 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 14 mins
Ben Burgis is a philosophy professor at Georgia State University Perimeter College and the author of 'Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left.' He's a regular weekly contributor to Jacobin Magazine and he does a regular weekly segment on The Michael Brooks Show called 'The Debunk.'
January 14th, 2020 | 12 mins 45 secs
Discussing the philosophy and themes presented in the Netflix show, The Witcher. Focussing on Geralt of Rivia and his perspectives on life.
December 26th, 2019 | 31 mins 49 secs
philosophy, religion, science, spiritual, spirituality, theism
A discussion for understanding theism, spirituality, religion, atheism, and science. A discussion where I then ask myself, am I an anti-theist?
December 19th, 2019 | 14 mins 41 secs
life, life lessons, philosophy, relationships
Today we discuss some insights from Naval Ravikant. As we look to understand who we should surround ourselves with, you’ve probably encountered the phrase: “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” But what principles should those five people hold? What are you the average of? Let’s try to examine these questions.
December 12th, 2019 | 17 mins 24 secs
human nature, philosophy, politics
What political views do we hold because of our perception of human nature?
December 5th, 2019 | 15 mins 59 secs
objective, philosophy, reality, subjective
And the important lesson we can learn from this understanding.
December 4th, 2019 | 24 mins 49 secs
existentialism, meaning, philosophy
And the power of living in good faith. Let's analyze Jean-Paul Sartre.
November 18th, 2019 | 20 mins 8 secs
With the help of ideas from Jiddu Krishnamurti and Hannah Arendt, let's examine the problems with ideology. And let's consider rethinking those things we so passionately thought we knew.
November 16th, 2019 | 20 mins 18 secs
The aspects of Christianity I could never overcome.
November 13th, 2019 | 18 mins 36 secs
The path to truth finds us traveling down a road of knowledge, an experience that is thrilling and pleasant. Let's give it a go.
November 11th, 2019 | 13 mins 4 secs
joker, nihilism, philosophy
An analysis of the new Joker film. What does it say about what leads one to violent acts?
October 31st, 2019 | 31 mins 51 secs
history, meaning, philosophy
So this is a completely revamped, redone, and improved version of my history of Western philosophy episode. Enjoy!