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.
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!
July 3rd, 2019 | 18 mins 25 secs
morality, philosophy, video games
How do video games help us become more human?
June 27th, 2019 | 14 mins 32 secs
death, ethics, meaning, philosophy, religion
In today’s episode, we will dive into the relationship between philosophy and death have. And maybe see how philosophy really comes about from our fear of death. Also, a tangent on religions relation to death.
June 25th, 2019 | 18 mins 41 secs
ideas, philosophy, politics
So today, we will get slightly political. Not biased political but more so an observation. Let me know what you think!
June 3rd, 2019 | 8 mins 31 secs
bad philosophy, philosophy, stefan molyneux
Thought about doing a Stefan Molyneux book review but then I thought better of it. Check out why.....he's bad at philosophy(logic and reasoning).
May 21st, 2019 | 18 mins 6 secs
game of thrones, philosophy, political philosophy, politics
Hello friends, probably my last Game of Thrones episode for a long time! Anyway, in this one, I do a short review of season 8, mainly because I think you need to know where I stand on it. But, the focus on the episode is how this final season concluded a major political theme of the show: political violence. Game of Thrones forces us to ask the political question, what are you willing to support in the name of a cause you believe in? So, in this one, I dive into that question and connect it to some thoughts about real-world political implications. Tune in!
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.