The Philosophy Guy

About the show

This podcast is about the many ideas in philosophy that are popularized by our society and culture through movies (Ex, Blade Runner, The Matrix), TV shows (Ex, Rick and Morty, Westworld), public figures, and books all around us.

Philosophy is everywhere and I'll be taking a deeper dive into those ideas presented to us in cultural and societal entertainment. In understanding those ideas, I don’t mean just understanding, instead, applying those understandings to our lives. Even if you disagree with various ideas in philosophy there’s always something to be learned from them and applied to your everyday life. This podcast will take you on the journey into the deeper ideas of philosophy while giving you just a touch of existential dread! Tune in.

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Episodes

  • Why the Trolley Problem is a Brilliant Question

    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....

  • Stoicism: Escaping Mental Enslavement

    July 16th, 2019  |  13 mins 25 secs
    philosophy, stoicism

    So today’s episode we will dive back into some Stoicism and connecting it with the mental thinking blocks we face.

  • Public Leaders: The Power Structure of Echo Chambers

    July 9th, 2019  |  20 mins 11 secs
    philosophy, politics

    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!

  • Video Games: Becoming Human

    July 3rd, 2019  |  18 mins 25 secs
    morality, philosophy, video games

    How do video games help us become more human?

  • Philosophy and Death

    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.

  • Blinded by Ideology

    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!

  • Bad Philosophy: Stefan Molyneux

    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).

  • Game of Thrones: Political Violence

    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!

  • The Hulk: Should People Be Punished for Crimes They Can’t Remember Committing?

    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!

  • Avengers Endgame: Film Analysis, questions, and outcome implications

    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.

  • Understanding Free Speech and the Privilege of having an Audience

    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!

  • Ben Shapiro is on the Wrong Side of History - Prager U Response

    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.

  • Dennis Prager(Prager U) Thinks You Can't Justify Not Murdering Without God

    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.

  • Game of Thrones: Death and Morality

    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!

  • Ben Shapiro's "The Right Side of History": Analyzed

    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!

  • Jordan Peele's 'Us': Philosophy, Symbolism, and Self-Examination

    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!

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