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Podcast Profile: The Badlands Politics & Philosophy Podcast

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94 episodes
2018 to 2023
Median: 71 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

A group of trained philosophers explore the philosophical dimensions of contemporary politics, and make the case for progressive politics.


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

➤ Philosophy and politics • Success culture • AI and art • Supreme Court decisions • Morality and ethics • Abortion debates • Power and wealth • Ethics of protest • Privacy • Political polarization

The Badlands Politics & Philosophy Podcast delves into the intersection of contemporary politics and philosophical inquiry, with an emphasis on progressive politics. The podcast engages trained philosophers in exploring a variety of timely and pressing political issues, providing listeners with in-depth discussions that challenge conventional thinking.

Much of the content centers on critical examinations of socio-political phenomena and cultural trends. Topics like "success culture" and the ethical implications of technological advancements, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, are frequently explored. Ethical discussions are a recurring motif, often focusing on contentious social and political issues such as the ethics of abortion, the morality of doping in sports, and the philosophical dimensions of protest and civil disobedience.

The podcast also frequently addresses the legal and political landscape, analyzing recent Supreme Court decisions and their broader implications. Episodes tackle the philosophical underpinnings of landmark rulings, offering a critical perspective on issues like abortion rights, voting laws, and workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity.

Another prominent theme is the analysis of political ideologies and psychological undercurrents within American politics. The podcast scrutinizes the psychological differences between conservative and liberal minds, the influence of power and wealth on behavior, and the potential dangers of political movements and cultural hysteria, drawing lessons from historical events such as McCarthyism.

In addition to political and ethical debates, the podcast doesn’t shy away from discussing more personal and philosophical questions about the nature of morality, meaning, and success. These discussions often consider the societal and cultural influences that shape individual beliefs and behaviors.

Overall, the Badlands Politics & Philosophy Podcast offers a blend of rigorous philosophical discourse and contemporary political analysis, catering to listeners interested in the deeper ethical dimensions of current events and public policy.


Episodes:
94 - Success or Meaning?
2023-Feb-03
65 minutes
93 - Against Success Culture Pt. 1: What is Success and Is It Good to be Successful?
2023-Jan-06
69 minutes
92 - Is AI Replacing Artists?
2022-Sep-30
97 minutes
91 - The Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs Wade (pt.2)
2022-Aug-05
72 minutes
90 - The Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs Wade (pt.1)
2022-Jul-22
90 minutes
89 - Uh Oh, Have the Chat Bots Gone Sentient??
2022-Jul-01
99 minutes
88 - Should We Get Rid of Applications? Pt. 2
2022-Jun-17
94 minutes
87 - Should We Get Rid of Applications? Pt. 1
2022-Jun-03
75 minutes
86 - Machine Learning and Ethics: The Toronto Declaration Pt. 2
2022-May-13
73 minutes
85 - Machine Learning and Ethics: The Toronto Declaration Pt. 1
2022-May-02
73 minutes
84 - Is Doping Wrong?
2022-Mar-28
100 minutes
83 - Are We Living In A Failed Simulation?
2022-Mar-04
79 minutes
82 - Pope Says It's Selfish to Have Pets Instead of Kids
2022-Jan-14
86 minutes
81 - Do Ecosystems Have Intrinsic Value? Pt. 2
2021-Dec-10
74 minutes
80 - Do Ecosystems Have Intrinsic Value? Pt. 1
2021-Nov-26
82 minutes
79 - Can You Be Anti-Abortion Without Being A Socialist Vegan? (Part 2)
2021-Oct-22
74 minutes
78 - Can You Be Anti-Abortion Without Being A Socialist Vegan? (Part 1)
2021-Oct-08
74 minutes
77 - Texas' Anti-Abortion Law
2021-Sep-20
56 minutes
76 - The Conservative Mind and the Liberal Mind pt. 2
2021-Sep-03
85 minutes
75 - The Conservative Mind and the Liberal Mind
2021-Aug-27
50 minutes
74 - Michael Sandel's The Tyranny of Merit pt. 2
2021-Jul-30
101 minutes
73 - Michael Sandel's The Tyranny of Merit pt. 1
2021-Jul-16
76 minutes
72 - Is Morality Just Like Your Opinion, Man? Pt 2: Metaethics or Why Morality is Kind of Weird Though...
2021-Jun-18
76 minutes
71 - Is Morality Just Like Your Opinion, Man? Pt 1: On Cultural Relativism
2021-Jun-04
70 minutes
70 - The Psychology of Power and Wealth
2021-May-21
89 minutes
69 - Why Is Twitter So Awful?
2021-Apr-16
65 minutes
68 - UFO Reports & David Hume On Miracles
2021-Apr-02
51 minutes
67 - On Irrationality and Detachment From Reality
2021-Jan-29
62 minutes
66 - McCarthyism and Trumpism: Lessons In Political Hysteria
2021-Jan-08
120 minutes
65 - The First Red Scare: Anti-Left Hysteria & How Progressives Became Known As Communists
2020-Dec-28
81 minutes
64 - The Demise of American Political Culture? Pt. 2:Epistemic Estrangement & Derangement
2020-Dec-04
77 minutes
63 - The Demise of American Political Culture? Pt. 1: Polarization Hell, Trumpism
2020-Nov-27
73 minutes
62 - The Supreme Court On Mail-in Ballot Deadlines in the 2020 Presidential Election
2020-Nov-06
88 minutes
61 - 2020 Presidential Debate Nightmare: Catharsis
2020-Oct-01
63 minutes
60 - Hannah Arendt On Eichmann and the Banality of Evil
2020-Sep-11
74 minutes
59 - Mike Pompeo's Commission on Unalienable Rights
2020-Aug-21
76 minutes
58 - Bostock vs. Clayton County: The Supreme Court On Sexual Orientation/Identity and Workplace Discrimination (pt. 2)
2020-Jul-17
43 minutes
57 - Bostock vs. Clayton County: The Supreme Court On Sexual Orientation/Identity and Workplace Discrimination (pt. 1)
2020-Jul-10
55 minutes
56 - The Ethics of Protest Pt 2: The Justification of Violent Protest
2020-Jun-20
82 minutes
55 - The Ethics of Protest Pt 1: Protest and the Public Perception of Protest
2020-Jun-12
55 minutes
54 - Arthur Lieber on Political Introverts (How Empathetic Voters Can Help Save American Politics)
2020-May-29
58 minutes
53 - Coronavirus pt. 3: Inequality in a Pandemic
2020-Apr-10
51 minutes
52 - Coronavirus pt. 2: The Delicate Balance of Health and the Economy
2020-Apr-03
42 minutes
51 - Coronavirus Pt. 1: The Epistemology of a Pandemic
2020-Mar-27
51 minutes
50 - The Sanders Scare
2020-Mar-13
69 minutes
48 - The Democratic Primary Begins: Does Iowa Have Too Much Influence?
2020-Feb-07
64 minutes
49 - The Philosophy of Joe Biden (?)
2020-Feb-04
69 minutes
47-What Is The Right To Privacy?
2020-Jan-17
81 minutes
46 - Badlands Christmas Special: The Ethics of Christmas
2019-Dec-20
94 minutes
45 - Interview with Robert Talisse on Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in Its Place
2019-Nov-29
140 minutes
44 - Why Should We Care About Privacy?
2019-Nov-15
85 minutes
43 - Property Rights As A Social Construct
2019-Oct-25
66 minutes
42 - Is There A Natural Right To Property?
2019-Oct-11
71 minutes
41 - The Right to Representation and the Global Citizen
2019-Sep-20
56 minutes
40 - Making Sense of the Census: The Right to Count vs. the Right to Vote
2019-Sep-06
55 minutes
39 - Is It Actually Obvious That We Should Deport Violent Criminal Immigrants?
2019-Aug-23
80 minutes
38 - What’s Wrong With Partisan Gerrymandering? Pt. 2: The Complications of Proportionality
2019-Aug-02
53 minutes
37 - What's Wrong With Partisan Gerrymandering? Pt. 1
2019-Jul-26
64 minutes
36- Is the General Public Epistemically Screwed?
2019-Jul-12
95 minutes
35 - When Experts Misinform: Conflicts of Interest, Bad Faith, and Research Blind Spots
2019-Jul-05
86 minutes
34 - The Philosophy of Elizabeth Warren pt. 2: Crises of Democracy, Foreign Policy
2019-Jun-28
48 minutes
33 - The Philosophy of Elizabeth Warren pt. 1: Warren's Economic Philosophy
2019-May-24
65 minutes
32 - The Housing Crisis in Nashville with Sarah Imran
2019-May-17
58 minutes
31 - The Sad State of U.S. Happiness, Social Media, Big Data, and Addiction
2019-May-03
100 minutes
30 - World Happiness in 2019: Results, Explanation, Political Engagement, Prosocial Behavior
2019-Apr-26
92 minutes
29 - On The Economic and Political Ramifications of a Democratic Economy
2019-Apr-19
54 minutes
28 - Richard Wolff’s Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism” pt. 2
2019-Apr-12
68 minutes
27 - The College Admissions Scandal
2019-Mar-22
47 minutes
26 - Richard Wolff’s "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism” pt. 1
2019-Mar-15
50 minutes
25 - Suzy Killmister On the Socially Constructed Human and the Foundations of Human Rights
2019-Mar-08
69 minutes
24 - The Philosophy of Work pt. 3: Is Being Hardworking A Virtue or a Vice?
2019-Mar-01
63 minutes
23 - The Philosophy of Work pt. 2: Total-Work Minds, Total-Work Lives
2019-Feb-22
57 minutes
22 - The Philosophy of Work pt. 1: On Survival, Enhancement, and Purpose
2019-Feb-15
59 minutes
21 - Are Progressives Luddites? Pt. 2: The Threat of the AI Automation Revolution
2019-Feb-08
72 minutes
20 - Is Kamala Harris Proposing A Universal Basic Income? Yeah Nah.
2019-Feb-01
73 minutes
19 - Roundtable: Progressives for President in 2020? Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard
2019-Jan-25
79 minutes
18 - Are Progressives Luddites? Pt. 1: On The Potential of Life-saving Artificial Intelligence
2019-Jan-18
73 minutes
17 - On The Ethics of Immigration pt. 2: Progressive Opposition to Open Borders?
2018-Dec-13
80 minutes
16 - On The Ethics of Immigration pt. 1: Freedom of Movement, National Security, and Culture
2018-Dec-07
51 minutes
Episode Image 15 - Do Countries Have the Right to Exclude Refugees?
2018-Nov-30
52 minutes
14 - Roundtable: The 2018 Midterms
2018-Nov-16
74 minutes
Episode Image 13 - Free Market Libertarianism vs. Progressivism
2018-Nov-09
61 minutes
12 - Roundtable: “What Will Future Generations Condemn Us For?” Pt. 2
2018-Nov-02
62 minutes
11 - Roundtable: “What Will Future Generations Condemn Us For?” Pt. 1
2018-Oct-26
80 minutes
10 - What’s Happening: Amazon’s $15 Minimum Wage, Working Class Politicians, 4-Day Work Week
2018-Oct-19
68 minutes
9 - What is Capitalism?
2018-Oct-12
67 minutes
Episode Image 8 - Economic Inequality pt. 3: The Myth of Meritocracy
2018-Oct-05
44 minutes
7 - Roundtable: “Optics”
2018-Sep-28
86 minutes
6 - What’s Happening: Kavanaugh, Vontae Davis, Defense Bill
2018-Sep-25
61 minutes
5 - Economic Inequality pt. 2: Inequality of Opportunity and the Myth of the American Dream
2018-Sep-21
39 minutes
4 - Economic Inequality pt. 1: The American Dream and Deprivation Amidst Plenty
2018-Sep-14
31 minutes
3 - Roundtable: The Cure for Toxic Partisanship Is not “Coming Together”
2018-Sep-07
86 minutes
2 - Money in Politics pt. 2: The Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics
2018-Aug-31
33 minutes
1 - Money in Politics pt. 1: The Structural Problem of Money in Politics
2018-Aug-22
39 minutes