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Podcast Profile: A Million Little Gods

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33 episodes
2015 to 2023
Median: 42 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

A Million Little Gods: A podcast on the consolation of uncertainty. It's about being of two—or more—minds about things and being okay with that. Hosted by Aaron Gowen of the Institute for English and American Studies at the University of Hamburg. amillionlittlegods.com
amillionlittlethoughts.substack.com


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ philosophical discussions • moral questions • race and identity • scientific concepts • childhood reflections • historical and contemporary analysis • expert interviews • social constructs • holiday messages • statistical modeling

"A Million Little Gods" is a podcast that delves deeply into themes of uncertainty, self-awareness, societal constructs, and philosophical introspection. Hosted by Aaron Gowen from the University of Hamburg, this podcast explores complex subjects through a fusion of personal reflection, academic discourse, and cultural commentary.

The podcast's episodes demonstrate a willingness to tackle tough and multifaceted topics. One prominent theme is the exploration of race and its implications. Several episodes address the idea of race both from a historical and scientific perspective, questioning its validity and exploring its impact on society. These discussions engage with experts from various fields, including philosophy, genetics, and cognitive science, to provide a nuanced understanding of this contentious topic.

Another recurring theme is the nature of the self and consciousness. The podcast frequently explores existential questions about what it means to be a self, drawing on inputs from both religious and philosophical viewpoints. The discussions often include references to prominent philosophers and theories, making the content rich with intellectual rigor.

In addition to these heavy themes, the podcast also includes lighter, more culturally oriented episodes. Special holiday-themed episodes, such as those focusing on Thanksgiving, mix personal anecdotes with guest interviews to provide a festive yet thought-provoking look at cultural and familial traditions. These episodes tend to be more reflective, celebrating aspects of childhood and collective memories.

Episodes often incorporate a mix of personal editorial content, interviews with scholars and experts, and reviews of substantial literary and scientific works. The diverse formats include everything from deep philosophical inquiries to more conversational and accessible discussions, providing a broad spectrum of content that invites listeners to think critically about a variety of topics.

Overall, "A Million Little Gods" is characterized by its intricate and multifaceted approach to discussing themes of identity, society, science, and culture, bridging the gap between academic discourse and everyday reflections.


Episodes:
Episode Image Special Episode: Thanksgiving 2023
2023-Nov-24
43 minutes
Episode Image Special Episode: Thanksgiving Childlore
2022-Nov-25
30 minutes
Episode Image Special Episode: Stephen Metcalf
2022-Oct-06
53 minutes
Episode Image Special Episode: Ayah Nuriddin and Nathaniel Comfort
2022-Sep-22
92 minutes
Episode Image Preview: Nathaniel Comfort and Ayah Nuriddin
2022-Sep-06
12 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 Episode 11: "Don't Call It Race"
2020-Dec-11
62 minutes
Episode Image An AMLG Thanksgiving Message
2020-Nov-27
6 minutes
Episode Image Special Episode - Polling: We're Determined (But Nothing Else Is)
2020-Nov-19
58 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 - Episode 10: "Ballpark Figures Part II"
2020-Oct-23
123 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 - Episode 9: "Ballpark Figures Part I"
2020-Oct-17
41 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 Episode 8: "The Holy Family in a Pane of Frosted Glass" (encore)
2020-Oct-16
60 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 - Episode 8: "The Holy Family in a Pane of Frosted Glass"
2019-Apr-02
60 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 - Ep 7 Footcast Appendix
2019-Mar-04
13 minutes
Episode Image Book 2, Chapter 7: "Categorical Declarative"
2019-Feb-18
82 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 - Episode 6: "What the What?"
2019-Feb-04
77 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 - Episode 5: "Deflation Part II"
2019-Jan-18
40 minutes
Episode Image Book 2- Episode 4: "Deflation Part I"
2019-Jan-11

Episode Image Book 2 - Episode 3: "Kinds"
2018-Dec-07
58 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 - Episode 2: "Things"
2018-Nov-21
35 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 Episode 1: "Differences"
2018-Nov-05
38 minutes
Episode Image Book 2 Preview: "Linguistic Typological Smackdown"
2018-Oct-30
46 minutes
Episode Image A Million Little Gods Book 2 Trailer
2018-Oct-29
3 minutes
Episode Image Book 1 Episode 5: I Am What I Am That I Am - Part 3
2015-Dec-31
52 minutes
Episode Image Book 1 Episode 4: "I Am What I Am That I Am – Part 2"
2015-Dec-14
56 minutes
Episode Image Book 1 Ep.3 Footcast 3
2015-Nov-23
less than a minute
Episode Image Book 1 Ep.3 Footcast 2
2015-Nov-23
less than a minute
Episode Image Book 1 Ep.3 Footcast 1
2015-Nov-23
less than a minute
Episode Image Book 1 Episode 3: "I Am What I Am That I Am – Part 1"
2015-Nov-23
36 minutes
Episode Image Book 1 Ep.2 Footcast 1
2015-Oct-06
2 minutes
Episode Image Book 1 Episode 2: "Party and Science and Bullsh*t"
2015-Oct-06
84 minutes
Episode Image Book 1 Ep. 1 Footcast 2
2015-Jul-15
less than a minute
Episode Image Book 1 Ep.1 Footcast 1
2015-Jul-15
1 minute
Episode Image Book 1 Episode 1: "The Anxiety of Influence"
2015-Jul-15
56 minutes