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Podcast Profile: The Philosopher & The News

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42 episodes
2020 to 2023
Median: 59 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Leading philosophers bring to the surface the ideas hidden behind the biggest news stories.


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

➤ Philosophical analysis of news • AI and technology • Politics and democracy • Climate change and environmental issues • Ethics and morality • Social justice and inequality • War and peace • Media and misinformation

"The Philosopher & The News" podcast engages leading philosophers in discussions that delve into the philosophical ideas and ethical questions underlying current news stories. The show's general theme revolves around unraveling deep, often hidden questions and perspectives that shape public discourse and societal issues.

This podcast frequently explores themes related to technological advances, such as artificial intelligence and the metaverse, and their implications for human understanding, interaction, and societal norms. Episodes investigate educational and ideological topics such as free speech on campuses, critical race theory, and systemic racism. The interplay between law, politics, and moral philosophy is another recurrent subject, with episodes assessing the ethics of abortion, the legitimacy of monarchies, and international law’s efficacy in conflict resolution.

Social issues are also a significant focus, including the ideological underpinnings of gun ownership in America, media impartiality, and the role of personal responsibility during the pandemic. The podcast often addresses environmental concerns through discussions on climate change activism, policies, and ethics, emphasizing the broader ecological and social impacts.

Humanitarian and ethical considerations concerning war, animal rights, and political polarization are additional themes, reflecting on historical and contemporary events. The nuanced examinations extend to cultural and social phenomena, including the implications of popular culture characters, the emotional and psychological significance of physical and social experiences, and public attitudes toward vaccinations and conspiracies.

Overall, "The Philosopher & The News" provides a rich tapestry of thought-provoking analyses that connect philosophical inquiry with the pressing issues of today, offering listeners a chance to understand the underlying principles and moral dimensions of current events and trends.


Episodes:
Chat GPT Understands & Reuben Cohn- Gordon
2023-Jul-11
65 minutes
Alex O'Conor (Cosmic Sceptic) & The Absurdity of the Monarchy
2023-May-11
50 minutes
John Naughton & The AI Hype
2023-Apr-13
58 minutes
Josephine von Zitzewitz & The Myth of the Russian Soul
2023-Mar-11
50 minutes
Suzanne Schneider & The Ideology Behind Gun Ownership in America
2023-Jan-30
64 minutes
Toby Buckle & Freedom According to the Right
2022-Jul-18
77 minutes
Elizabeth Harman & The Ethics of Abortion
2022-May-30
75 minutes
Lori Gruen & Animal Ethics in War and Peace
2022-Apr-27
81 minutes
Samuel Moyn & The Legal Constraints on War
2022-Mar-26
53 minutes
Stathis Kalyvas & Making Sense of Putin
2022-Mar-11
48 minutes
Stephen John & Vaccine Mandates
2022-Feb-17
56 minutes
Robert Talisse & America's Real Polarization Problem
2022-Feb-04
79 minutes
Mollie Gerver & Decriminalising People Smuggling
2021-Dec-09
56 minutes
Rami Ali & The allure of the metaverse
2021-Nov-19
71 minutes
William Scheuerman & Climate Activism
2021-Oct-28
64 minutes
Adriana Clavel-Vázquez & Killing James Bond
2021-Oct-08
50 minutes
Arif Ahmed & Free Speech on Campus
2021-Sep-24
69 minutes
Quassim Cassam & Extremism
2021-Sep-10
56 minutes
Darrel Moellendorf & Ending War Justly
2021-Aug-24
45 minutes
Stephen Mumford & Watching the Olympics
2021-Jul-27
52 minutes
Personal Responsibility in a Pandemic & The Political Philosophy Podcast
2021-Jul-13
63 minutes
Joe Mazor & Media Impartiality
2021-Jun-29
61 minutes
Tommy Curry & The Real Critical Race Theory
2021-Jun-15
69 minutes
Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò & America's Need for a Truth and Reconciliation Comission
2021-Jun-01
57 minutes
Camila Vergara & Systemic Corruption
2021-May-17
62 minutes
Authority and Knowledge series with The Philosopher
2021-May-10
2 minutes
Nancy Tuana & The Inequities of the Anthropocene
2021-Apr-26
54 minutes
Sarah Conly & The One Child Policy
2021-Apr-19
48 minutes
Alexander Douglas & Planning the Green New Deal
2021-Apr-12
64 minutes
Thom Brooks & There is no Solving Climate Change
2021-Apr-05
66 minutes
Brexit and Freedom with The Political Philosophy Podcast
2021-Mar-29
75 minutes
Brian Patrick Green & The Ethics of Space Exploration
2021-Mar-22
69 minutes
Ann Sophie Barwich & Smelling the World
2021-Mar-15
64 minutes
Emily Thomas & The Meaning of Travel
2021-Mar-08
58 minutes
Jonathan Wolff & Pandemic Policy Ethics
2021-Mar-01
63 minutes
Richard Kearney & The Importance of Touch
2021-Feb-22
57 minutes
Jeffrey Howard & Dangerous Speech
2021-Feb-15
55 minutes
Elizabeth Anderson & Talking to the Other Side
2021-Feb-08
70 minutes
Maya Goldenberg & Vaccine Hesitancy
2021-Feb-01
59 minutes
Quassim Cassam & Conspiracy Theories
2021-Jan-25
55 minutes
David Runciman & Political Representation
2021-Jan-18
52 minutes
Understanding Our Times
2020-Dec-30
3 minutes