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.
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.
August 8th, 2019 | 16 mins 26 secs
buddhism, philosophy, stoicism
An introduction to understanding Buddhism. This area of thought has seen a cultural trend, so this marks the first episode in various other coming related episodes.
August 5th, 2019 | 14 mins 8 secs
gladiator, philosophy, stoicism
Contemplating whether or not the iconic film, Gladiator is Stoic?
July 30th, 2019 | 18 mins 19 secs
A journey into meaning.
July 26th, 2019 | 5 mins 10 secs
Getting back to some basics.
July 22nd, 2019 | 18 mins 21 secs
philosophy, trolley problem
A response to StoryBrain's video claiming the Trolley problem is a bad question. I discuss why the trolley problem is a brilliant exercise of thinking....
July 16th, 2019 | 13 mins 25 secs
So today’s episode we will dive back into some Stoicism and connecting it with the mental thinking blocks we face.
July 9th, 2019 | 20 mins 11 secs
Bringing in Michel Foucault's idea of power to examine how talking heads and rising talking heads fall into being on top of these echo chambers. Looking at how their knowledge leads to power and then blocks them off to alternative knowledge! Tune in!