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Podcast Profile: The Dawdler's Philosophy

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89 episodes
2018 to 2021
Median: 62 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Most hustlers won’t wait to put off to tomorrow what they can do today. Not us! We can’t wait to put off to tomorrow what we can do today. We’re overripe fruit of the late bloom. Dawdlers. But all things must come to a partial end and this is partially it! ...a whimper into the abyss...
We do a podcast we call The Dawdler's Philosophy. It's just two of us, Harland and Ryan (maybe not making it even if we try). We mostly talk about ideas and science and stuff. We also talk about things. Stuffing!
We try to define the terms we use and, well, we try to be nice to each other.
Expect content. We aren't interested in spectacle or forced passion and drama. But we're also as advertised.


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

➤ Philosophical discussions • Science topics • Intellectual debates • Humor and satire • Social commentary • Cultural analysis • Book and paper evaluations • Personal viewpoints • Conceptual explorations • Varied conversational styles

"The Dawdler's Philosophy" podcast is an unconventional show hosted by Harland and Ryan, focusing on an array of intellectual discussions that blend philosophy, science, and cultural commentary. The podcast's laid-back approach expresses a preference for deep, reflective conversation over the sensationalism often associated with modern media. As the title suggests, the hosts embrace a slower, more thoughtful pace, diving into topics with a sense of curiosity and leisurely exploration.

The content within this podcast covers a wide spectrum, including the examination of philosophical theories, scientific concepts, and societal issues. Recurring themes include the analysis of intellectual and cultural figures, such as Thomas Nagel and Richard Rorty, with a particular interest in their contributions to philosophy of mind and critiques of universal truths. The hosts also explore meta-topics like the nature of "margin haunting," epistemological frameworks, and the cross-pollination of ideas between science and the humanities.

The episodes often address modern societal structures and norms, questioning their foundations and implications. Topics such as the meaning of life, secular versus religious worldviews, and the evolution of human cognition are recurrent points of discussion. Harland and Ryan approach these subjects not only from a theoretical standpoint but also through relatable dialogues and hypothetical scenarios that engage the listener.

Moreover, the podcast occasionally delves into lighter or more niche topics, such as the cultural significance of the American Dream or the peculiarities of the Monty Hall Problem. Episodes are interspersed with informal shorts that vary greatly in focus, from reflections on historical events to musings on personal accountability and self-evidence.

Overall, "The Dawdler's Philosophy" offers content that encourages contemplation and intellectual engagement, making it a valuable resource for listeners interested in philosophical inquiry, scientific thought, and cultural critique. The show's distinctive style ensures that each episode is approached with a mix of seriousness and humor, creating an engaging atmosphere for in-depth discussion.


Episodes:
Episode Image E47: On Margin Haunting - Quo Bros, Margin Haunters, & Secular Gurus
2021-Nov-19
101 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E33: The World
2021-Nov-13
31 minutes
Episode Image Dear Dawdler - E5: To Every Philosophy There Is A Season
2021-Oct-29
9 minutes
Episode Image E46: 10 Things To Hate About Nonfiction Books
2021-Oct-24
41 minutes
Episode Image E45: Dawdler Review - Triamonds, Episodic Synchronies, and NME Skeptics!
2021-Sep-25
83 minutes
Episode Image Dear Dawdler - E4: We Live in a Context (So I See)
2021-Aug-23
28 minutes
Episode Image Dear Dawdler - E3: We Live in a (Complex) Society
2021-Aug-22
15 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E32: Putting Thumbs on a Penguin
2021-Aug-15
29 minutes
Episode Image Dear Dawdler - E2: We Are All in the Same Boat
2021-Aug-08
15 minutes
Episode Image Dear Dawdler - E1: We Are All Mutineers
2021-Aug-05
13 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E31: The Two Cultures
2020-Jul-26
27 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E30: The American Dream
2020-Jul-13
43 minutes
Episode Image E44: Subjective Chiroptera of Experience - Thomas Nagel's "What is it Like to Be a Bat?"
2020-Jun-15
49 minutes
Episode Image Haunting the Margins - E3: Alan Watts
2020-Jun-07
138 minutes
Episode Image E43: Rorty's Mirror of Nature Part II - Dividing by Zero
2020-Jun-01
59 minutes
Episode Image E42: Richard Rorty's Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature - Part I - An Ironic Kind of Fellow
2020-May-26
78 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E29: The Great Server
2020-May-17
23 minutes
Episode Image E41: Every Theory of Everything Ever - The Evolution of Religions
2020-May-03
86 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E28: Science NOW!
2020-Apr-26
46 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E27: Luck vs. Karma
2020-Apr-21
20 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E26: Planet(ary Problems) of the Apes
2020-Apr-05
33 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E25: Pedants and Magisters
2020-Mar-27
18 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E24: Deadlock
2020-Mar-22
17 minutes
Episode Image E40: Maniraptoran Gravy -The Dinosaur Episode
2019-Nov-24
62 minutes
Episode Image E39: We Don't Need No Stinking Badges - Whitehead on Laws of Nature
2019-Nov-16
63 minutes
Episode Image E38: Cognitive Combinatorialism - What Makes Humans Special?
2019-Oct-28
55 minutes
Episode Image E37: The Memory of an Old Idea No One Ever Had - Derrida's Hauntology
2019-Oct-23
69 minutes
Episode Image E36: The Man on the Street - A Definition of 'Definition'
2019-Oct-13
56 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E23: Discordianism
2019-Oct-06
29 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E22: Self-Evidence
2019-Sep-29
17 minutes
Episode Image E35: An Irenic Kind of Fellow - A Discussion on Illusionism with Keith Frankish
2019-Sep-22
91 minutes
Episode Image E34: More Vice Than Virtue – Nelson Goodman’s Fake News
2019-Aug-04
101 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E21: Personal Accountability
2019-Jul-07
29 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E20: The Monty Hall Problem
2019-Jun-30
28 minutes
Episode Image E33: Massimo Pigliucci's Hard Problems - Multi-Level Selection & Cultural Evolution
2019-Jun-23
79 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E19: Repeatability in Science
2019-May-26
32 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E18: Depression
2019-May-19
22 minutes
Episode Image E32: Anatol Rapoport's Man-Made Conflicts - General Systems Theory
2019-May-13
96 minutes
Episode Image E31: The Helm of the Mutineers - On Sociopolitical Revolutions
2019-May-06
129 minutes
Episode Image E30: The Imbalance of the Century - Zizek v. Peterson
2019-Apr-28
69 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E17: Life is Meaningless
2019-Apr-15
34 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E16: The Good Life
2019-Apr-07
18 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E15: Health
2019-Mar-31
21 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E14: Fairness
2019-Mar-24
22 minutes
Episode Image E29: Hustling Past the Graveyard - Ideation in the New Gilded Age
2019-Mar-18
111 minutes
Episode Image E28: The Pleistocene - Part II
2019-Mar-10
122 minutes
Episode Image E27: The Pleistocene - Part I
2019-Mar-03
100 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E13: The Future
2019-Feb-25
22 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E12: Scarcity
2019-Feb-20
19 minutes
Episode Image E26: Hofstadter's Scrumptious Edibles - Analogy as the Core of Cognition
2019-Feb-17
120 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E11: Authority
2019-Feb-13
24 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E10: End ofs
2019-Feb-10
24 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E9: Stupidity
2019-Feb-06
31 minutes
Episode Image Haunting the Margins - E2: Terence McKenna
2019-Feb-03
132 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E8: Artificial Intelligence
2019-Jan-30
25 minutes
Episode Image E25: A Fetish of Fallacies - Are All Fallacies Created Equal?
2019-Jan-27
82 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E7: Anything is Possible
2019-Jan-23
25 minutes
Episode Image E24: In Lieu of Arguments - The Gettier Problem
2019-Jan-20
102 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E6: What Came First: Thinking or Language?
2019-Jan-16
21 minutes
Episode Image E23: The Moonlight Walks - Aesthetics in Science
2019-Jan-13
100 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E5: Reproducing
2019-Jan-09
34 minutes
Episode Image E22: A Farewell to Armchairs - Philosophy Without Intuitions
2019-Jan-06
112 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E4: Mortality
2019-Jan-02
22 minutes
Episode Image E21: Ever Since the Universe Invented Imagination - What Do You Believe but Can't Prove?
2018-Dec-30
126 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E3: Time Travel
2018-Dec-26
25 minutes
Episode Image E20: The Great Silliness - Consciousness Does Not Exist
2018-Dec-23
107 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E2: Determinism
2018-Dec-19
22 minutes
Episode Image E19: The Muck Raker's Son-in-Law - R.A. Fisher's Science and Statistics
2018-Dec-16
103 minutes
Episode Image Shorts - E1: Does Everyone Have a Right to Their Opinions?
2018-Dec-12
30 minutes
Episode Image E18: Wittgenstein's Inner Parliament - Exploring "On Certainty"
2018-Dec-09
139 minutes
Episode Image E17: The Final Induction - The Method of Multiple Working Hypotheses
2018-Dec-02
134 minutes
Episode Image Haunting the Margins - E1: Robert Anton Wilson
2018-Nov-25
125 minutes
Episode Image E16: Episodic Synchrony - Diversity in Consumer-Resource Systems
2018-Nov-18
160 minutes
Episode Image E15: The Rolling Wall of Fog - Science v. Philosophy
2018-Nov-11
109 minutes
Episode Image E14: Nietzsche's Rich Pageant - Exploring "Will to Power"
2018-Nov-04
137 minutes
Episode Image E13: Footnotes to Fermi - The Aliens Episode
2018-Oct-28
126 minutes
Episode Image E12: Daniel Dennett's Easy Problems - Content, Consciousness, and Intuition Pumps
2018-Oct-21
119 minutes
Episode Image E11: I Just Wanna Get off the Bus - The Overpopulation Episode
2018-Oct-14
129 minutes
Episode Image E10: The Argument Argument - Walking the Tightrope 'twixt Truth and Nihilism
2018-Oct-07
127 minutes
Episode Image E9: Megadeath - The Mass Extinction Episode
2018-Sep-30
128 minutes
Episode Image E8: Curing this Guy's Headache - Alfred Korzybski's General Semantics
2018-Sep-23
124 minutes
Episode Image E7: Summer at Aphelion - The Climate Change Episode
2018-Sep-16
130 minutes
Episode Image E6: NME Skepticism - Pyrrho was Right!
2018-Sep-09
138 minutes
Episode Image E5: This Reminds Me of Another Future - The Emergence Episode
2018-Sep-02
168 minutes
Episode Image E4: The Tiger in the Bushes - The Truth Episode
2018-Aug-27
114 minutes
Episode Image E3: Triamond Joy! - A World Beyond Truth Seeking
2018-Aug-27
130 minutes
Episode Image E2: An Immense Investment in the Utterly Obvious - Gould and Lewontin's "Spandrels of San Marco"
2018-Aug-27
141 minutes
Episode Image E1: John Searle does not Understand - The Chinese Room Argument
2018-Aug-27
139 minutes
Episode Image E0: Dawdlers & (but mostly) Hustlers - Introducing the Dawdler's Philosophy
2018-Aug-26
56 minutes