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.
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!
October 15th, 2019 | 27 mins 17 secs
creative, imagination, philosophy, thinking
Today, I discuss the importance of imagination and creative thinking! And maybe, more importantly, its relation to thinking about philosophy, ideas, the world, and yourselves.
October 7th, 2019 | 24 mins 29 secs
philosophy, religion, spiritual, spirituality
What is spirituality? What is religiousness? And what is their purpose? I thought of a better way to explain this, that I figured out at the end of the episode, where it's explained. So hang in!
October 3rd, 2019 | 29 mins 10 secs
morality, objective, philosophy, subjective
This is essentially a post-debate solo discussion about morality. Is morality objective or subjective? I wanted to explain my points more here. However, I'm still not completely happy with how I presented it, so I'm open to your thoughts. I wanted to post it anyway because I think it has some value. As always thanks for listening.
September 25th, 2019 | 21 mins 47 secs
death, philosophy, psychology
So today, I’m going to discuss death and humans comprehension of it, using ideas by Ernest Becker, the cultural anthropologist, philosopher, and psychologist.
September 18th, 2019 | 32 mins 25 secs
christianity, god, philosophy, religion
In today's episode, I address Capturing Christianity's (Cameron Bertuzzi) video about, who created God?
I contemplate the question, who created the universe? And maybe a better question, does the universe even need a cause? Addressing some points made by the cosmological argument.
Maybe something always existed. Check out the end of the podcast where I put forward a more abstract explanation.
September 10th, 2019 | 15 mins 24 secs
buddhism, eastern philosophy, philosophy
Trying provide some insight to consider into your own life, your own perception of yourself, your values, and why you do the things you do....and why I do the things I do.
August 22nd, 2019 | 34 mins 33 secs
god, morality, philosophy, religion
A discussion about the points I made in a recent debate about anti-theism. Tune in!
August 15th, 2019 | 16 mins 16 secs
Instead of reviewing Jordan Peterson's 12 rules for life....I give you my 12 rules.