The Philosophy Guy

About the show

This podcast is about the many ideas in the world of philosophy, psychology, and spirituality that are popularized by our society and culture through books, movies, TV shows, and the public figures all around us.

Insightful ideas are everywhere and I'll be taking a deeper dive into those ideas presented to us in cultural and society. In working to understand those ideas, I don’t mean just understanding, instead, applying various insights to our lives. Even if you disagree with various ideas in society, there’s always something to learn from them and be applied to your everyday life. This podcast will take you on the journey into the deeper ideas of philosophy, spirituality, and psychology while giving you just a touch of helpful existential dread! Tune in.

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Episodes

  • (Contemplating) The Self

    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.

  • Religion, Science, Morality, God and the Great Unknown

    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!

  • 12 Essential Truths I've Learned About Life

    August 15th, 2019  |  16 mins 16 secs

    Instead of reviewing Jordan Peterson's 12 rules for life....I give you my 12 rules.

  • Buddhism: Living Life with Compassion

    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.

  • Gladiator: Is it Stoic?

    August 5th, 2019  |  14 mins 8 secs
    gladiator, philosophy, stoicism

    Contemplating whether or not the iconic film, Gladiator is Stoic?

  • A Meaning of Life

    July 30th, 2019  |  18 mins 19 secs
    philosophy

    A journey into meaning.

  • What is Philosophy?

    July 26th, 2019  |  5 mins 10 secs
    philosophy

    Getting back to some basics.

  • 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!