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Podcast Profile: Reductio

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37 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 46 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

A seasonal podcast that brings the ideas and tools of philosophy to everyone. Featuring interviews with professional philosophers, personal stories, and lots of fun thought experiments. We'll start with about 5 episodes per season.
Monads are shorts that tend to involve less production than full seasonal episodes.
Contact us at [email protected]
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Philosophy discussions • Political theory • Thought experiments • Ethics • Personal identity • Animal rights • Climate issues • Idealism • Rawlsian justice • Monads (shorter episodes)

"Reductio" is a podcast designed to make the complex ideas and tools of philosophy accessible to a broad audience. The show features a variety of content, including interviews with professional philosophers, personal stories, and thought experiments. It consistent themes revolve around exploring philosophical concepts through discussions that connect these ideas to contemporary and historical contexts.

The podcast covers a wide range of philosophical topics such as political liberalism, animal welfare and rights, idealism in political theory, and the ethics of food. Episodes often feature deep dives into theoretical concepts like the Veil of Ignorance and Transformative Experiences, inviting guest experts to expand on the subjects being discussed. A frequent focus is given to political philosophy, with episodes examining critiques of capitalism, different economic systems, and theories of justice.

There is an evident effort to relate abstract philosophical theories to practical, real-world issues. For instance, episodes examine the legal status of animals, the implications of cost-benefit analyses on valuing lives, and the role of civil disobedience in climate protests. Additionally, conceptual inquiries such as the nature of personal identity, autonomy, and the existence of ghosts are explored thoughtfully.

The podcast also includes shorter segments called "Monads" that address specific philosophical questions or present significant philosophical texts in an accessible format. Occasionally, the show delves into lighter or more alternative topics, such as the ethics of loving bad movies or the concept of soul sleep as portrayed in literary works.

Throughout its episodes, "Reductio" maintains a narrative-driven approach, supplemented by interviews and narrated content, aiming to educate and provoke thoughtful consideration among its listeners on a myriad of philosophical ideas and their implications.


Episodes:
Episode Image 34 - Andrew does Improv - Liberalism
2024-Feb-02
75 minutes
Episode Image 33 - Are Animals Food?
2024-Jan-26
87 minutes
Episode Image 32 - Idealism part two
2024-Jan-03
52 minutes
Episode Image 31 - Idealism part one
2024-Jan-03
128 minutes
Episode Image 30 - The Veil of Ignorance
2023-Oct-16
82 minutes
Episode Image 29 - City Living
2023-May-17
72 minutes
Episode Image 28 - Climate Protests
2023-May-11
67 minutes
Episode Image Spring 2023 Update
2023-Mar-01
4 minutes
Episode Image M16 - Are All Lives Equal?
2022-Sep-17
74 minutes
Episode Image M15 - Ubuntu and the Good Life
2022-Apr-18
45 minutes
Episode Image M14 - Why It's Okay to Love Bad Movies
2022-Apr-11
52 minutes
Episode Image s02e05 - Another Kind of Identity
2021-Dec-06
46 minutes
Episode Image M14 - Soul Sleep
2021-Aug-16
15 minutes
Episode Image M13 - More about Personal Identity
2021-Aug-11
33 minutes
Episode Image M12 - Transporters
2021-Jul-16
14 minutes
Episode Image s02e04 - Who Are You?
2021-Jul-16
59 minutes
Episode Image s02e03 - Ghosts
2021-Jun-01
79 minutes
Episode Image M11 - Passion of the Sunprobe
2021-Mar-25
15 minutes
Episode Image s02e02 - Transformative Experiences
2021-Feb-10
57 minutes
Episode Image s02e01 - What's an Inverted Spectrum???
2020-Oct-28
33 minutes
Episode Image s01e05 - Technocracy
2020-May-20
65 minutes
Episode Image s01e04 - Why Does Stuff Cost Money?
2020-Apr-28
48 minutes
Episode Image s01e03: The Trolley Problem and its Discontents
2020-Mar-25
69 minutes
Episode Image s01e02: Aristotle's Reductio
2020-Mar-07
47 minutes
Episode Image AudioSophia 2 - "Autonomy and Aesthetic Engagement"
2020-Jan-29
56 minutes
Episode Image s01e01: What the Heck is a Reductio?
2020-Jan-19
40 minutes
Episode Image Monad 10 - Religious Exemptions and Civil Disobedience
2019-Nov-23
36 minutes
Episode Image Monad 9: Co-Operatism
2019-Sep-13
36 minutes
Episode Image Monad 8: Before Birth
2019-Aug-31
16 minutes
Episode Image AudioSophia - Bertrand Russell on the Value of Philosophy
2019-Aug-10
16 minutes
Episode Image Monad 7: Doctor Andrew Lavin
2019-Jul-31
24 minutes
Episode Image Monad 6: Ibn Sina's Floating Person
2019-Jul-11
20 minutes
Episode Image Monad 5: Zeno and his Paradoxes
2019-Jun-27
17 minutes
Episode Image Monad 4: What is Philosophy?
2019-May-23
21 minutes
Episode Image Monad 3 - On Dog Whistles
2019-May-08
71 minutes
Episode Image Monad 2: The Vice of Consistency
2019-Apr-15
27 minutes
Episode Image Monad 1: What's a Monad?
2019-Feb-12
18 minutes