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Podcast Profile: I Think, Therefore I Fan Podcast

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72 episodes
2018 to 2023
Median: 46 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

This podcast explores philosophical themes in television, movies, video games, and books.


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

➤ Philosophical themes in pop culture • Movies, TV shows, video games, books • Ethics, metaphysics, identity, technology • Discussions, interviews with scholars • Music licensed under Creative Commons

"I Think, Therefore I Fan Podcast" delves into philosophical themes as portrayed in various facets of popular culture, prominently featuring television, movies, video games, and books. The podcast engages with deep philosophical questions and issues, examining how they are depicted through different media and narratives.

The content ranges widely across metaphysical, ethical, and existential topics. Episodes explore the nature of personal identity, the philosophy of death and dying, and the concept of immortality as presented in pop culture. They also tackle timely philosophical debates such as the implications of technology and sentience, the nature of conspiracy theories, and the societal impact of true crime programming.

Recurring themes include the search for the meaning of life, the intersection of AI and animal intelligence, and the ethical and philosophical dimensions of time travel and alternate realities. The podcast frequently addresses the ways in which philosophical concepts such as existential dread, moral responsibility, and free will are woven into the stories told through popular media.

The discussion is often framed around specific popular cultural artifacts, including series like "The Addams Family" spinoff "Wednesday," "Marvel's Moon Knight," and the Netflix series "Russian Doll." The podcast also draws connections between contemporary issues and classic philosophical ideas, such as those from the works of philosophers like David Hume, Plato, and Albert Camus.

Special episodes continue to shed light on public philosophy by featuring interviews and roundtable discussions with philosophers and experts who offer their insights on how philosophy integrates with pop culture. Topics often stretch into the examination of societal phenomena such as cancel culture, social media trends, and the representation of experts in media.

In summary, this podcast serves as an intellectual exploration of how philosophical themes are embedded in, and reflected by, various forms of popular culture, aiming to bring a deeper understanding of both everyday entertainment and lofty metaphysical inquiries.


Episodes:
Episode Image The Last Part of This Title Was Written by ChatGPT: Beyond Human—Exploring the Intersection of AI and Animal Intelligence
2023-Mar-06
46 minutes
Episode Image What’s It All About, Burt?
2023-Feb-17
46 minutes
Episode Image Wednesday’s Child has Nowhere to Hyde!
2023-Jan-22
33 minutes
Episode Image A Hero Ain’t Nothing but a Sandwich (or Possibly a Four-Dimensional Space-Time Worm)!
2022-Nov-03
41 minutes
Episode Image “This Story is Gonna Be Sensational(ized)!”
2022-Oct-24
43 minutes
Episode Image Hey Ho, Let’s Phi
2022-Sep-29
65 minutes
Episode Image Once (or Twice) Upon a Time in Russia!
2022-Sep-19
45 minutes
Episode Image Moon Knight, Feels Right!
2022-Aug-31
46 minutes
Episode Image The End is (Not) Near!
2022-Jan-19
48 minutes
Episode Image It’s A Wonderful Life in Some (not all that) Close Possible World!
2021-Dec-17
40 minutes
Episode Image True Crime and Punishment
2021-Nov-23
37 minutes
Episode Image Something Wicked My Way Comes!
2021-Oct-30
41 minutes
Episode Image The Calamari Ring of Gyges
2021-Oct-13

Episode Image Old MacDonald Told a Joke
2021-Sep-30

Episode Image Am I Losing Me?
2021-Sep-14

Episode Image Hell is Other Rich People
2021-Aug-26
46 minutes
Episode Image To Boldly Go Where No Franchise Has Gone Before
2021-Jun-28
50 minutes
Episode Image From the PCA: Oh To Be Virtually Influential!
2021-Jun-14
42 minutes
Episode Image From the PCA: The Pumpkin King’s Gambit!
2021-May-29
39 minutes
Episode Image From the PCA: Plagues, Video Games, and Spaghetti in the Bathtub!
2021-May-14
37 minutes
Episode Image For Hume the Bell Tolls!
2021-Apr-23
42 minutes
Episode Image A Selfie is Worth about 25 Words
2021-Apr-09
43 minutes
Episode Image Canceled Like Socrates
2021-Mar-25
48 minutes
Episode Image (Wanda)Visions of Theseus
2021-Mar-11
41 minutes
Episode Image Birds, Moon Landings, and Other Things that Are Not Real
2020-Dec-04
35 minutes
Episode Image Who Ya Gonna Call?
2020-Nov-20
39 minutes
Episode Image The Doctor (of Philosophy) is In!
2020-Nov-06
45 minutes
Episode Image A Vote for Philosophy is a Vote for The Good Life
2020-Oct-22
61 minutes
Episode Image It’s Good to Be the (Philosophical) King
2020-Oct-08
46 minutes
Episode Image Invasion of the Body Swappers
2020-Sep-24
46 minutes
Episode Image Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
2020-Sep-14
54 minutes
Episode Image A Virus Walked into a Schoolhouse…
2020-Aug-27
57 minutes
Episode Image A Plague in All Our Houses
2020-Apr-23
35 minutes
Episode Image Lyra, a Spyglass, and Bears, Oh My!
2020-Apr-09
32 minutes
Episode Image Tractatus Feline-Exoticus
2020-Mar-26
42 minutes
Episode Image Cheating Death!
2020-Mar-13
60 minutes
Episode Image Dude, I Think We Might Be in a Cave
2020-Feb-28
40 minutes
Episode Image All My Friends are Dead, but I’m a Real Boy!
2020-Feb-13
38 minutes
Episode Image And The Phil-Oscar Goes To…
2020-Jan-31
54 minutes
Episode Image A Womb of One’s Own
2020-Jan-15
58 minutes
Episode Image I’m Looking for the Monkey Who Shot my Paw
2019-Oct-30
41 minutes
Episode Image It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad (Scientist) World
2019-Oct-22
50 minutes
Episode Image Some People Call Me Maurice
2019-Oct-15
50 minutes
Episode Image From the SFPC: Aliens, Arrivals, Augmentations, and Alerts
2019-Oct-08
36 minutes
Episode Image From the SFPC: Guerilla Science and Angry Fandoms
2019-Oct-01
43 minutes
Episode Image A Guy Walks into a Tomb…
2019-Sep-25
42 minutes
Episode Image Fantastic Friends and Where to Find Them
2019-Sep-18
48 minutes
Episode Image Honey, the Computer Is Trying to Take over the World Again!
2019-Sep-10
42 minutes
Episode Image Spoiler Alert! (It’s an Episode about the Philosophy of Spoilers)
2019-Jun-18
51 minutes
Episode Image From the PCA: What The Orville gets Right
2019-Jun-04
34 minutes
Episode Image From the PCA: The Purple Replicant of Cairo
2019-May-21
49 minutes
Episode Image From the PCA: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Good Place
2019-May-07
35 minutes
Episode Image From the PCA: If Thou Gaze Long into a Black Mirror, the Black Mirror will also Gaze into Thee
2019-Apr-23
50 minutes
Episode Image The More Ships Change the More They Stay the Same
2019-Apr-09
51 minutes
Episode Image What Is It Like to Be a Groundhog?
2019-Mar-26
47 minutes
Episode Image Something Wicked This Way Comes!
2019-Mar-12
65 minutes
Episode Image It’s Not Turtles All The Way Down!
2019-Jan-22
67 minutes
Episode Image When Good Things Happen from Bad People
2019-Jan-16
41 minutes
Episode Image Never Go in against a Philosopher When Death Is on the Line!
2019-Jan-09
55 minutes
Episode Image Stop the Worlds, I Want to Get Off!
2019-Jan-01
59 minutes
Episode Image The Jolly and the Good!
2018-Dec-24
29 minutes
Episode Image I’ll Make You an Argument You Can’t Refute!
2018-Dec-18
56 minutes
Episode Image A Couple of Strangers Push a Rock Up a Hill
2018-Dec-12
54 minutes
Episode Image The Guide to the Skeptic’s Universe
2018-Dec-05
56 minutes
Episode Image That Which Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Terrified!
2018-Oct-30
64 minutes
Episode Image Please Don’t Lecter Me About Cannibalism!
2018-Oct-23
44 minutes
Episode Image How Many Robots Does It Take To Screw Up An Amusement Park?
2018-Oct-16
51 minutes
Episode Image If I Tell You I Love You Will You Let Me Eat Your Brains?
2018-Oct-09
52 minutes
Episode Image Guess Who Got an A on Their Turing Test?
2018-Oct-02
56 minutes
Episode Image What Is Big, and Purple, and Is a Pretty Good Snapper?
2018-Sep-26
60 minutes
Episode Image Take My Log, Please!
2018-Sep-19
53 minutes
Episode Image A Zombie, A Prisoner, and a Robot Enter into a Social Contract
2018-Sep-11
41 minutes