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Podcast Profile: Hotel Bar Sessions

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157 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 57 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

where the real philosophy happens


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

➤ Philosophy • Ideology • Artificial Intelligence • Technology • Friendship • Personhood • Reality TV • Originality • Cinema • Courts and Democracy • Psychoanalysis • Anthropocene • Academic Freedom • Trust

"Hotel Bar Sessions" is a podcast that explores a rich tapestry of philosophical discussions, often intersecting with current societal issues and cultural phenomena. The show delves into both classic and contemporary philosophical debates, aiming to dissect the underlying concepts that shape our worldviews and daily lives. With the engaging tagline "where the real philosophy happens," the podcast creates a welcoming space for deep dives into varied topics.

The episodes cover an extensive range of subjects, suggesting a thematic focus on unpacking complex ideas through the lens of philosophy. Ethical and moral dimensions are frequently discussed, as seen in episodes on ideology, lying, friendships, and personhood. The podcast does not shy away from controversial or challenging topics either, such as the implications of artificial intelligence, the nuances of academic freedom, and the often contentious nature of political philosophy.

Another recurring theme is the analysis of cultural products and their societal impacts. This includes thoughtful examinations of media like reality TV, films, and even video gaming communities. The hosts engage with both highbrow and popular cultural elements, considering their philosophical significance and the ways in which they reflect and shape societal values.

Historical and theoretical perspectives are also brought into the conversation. Episodes explore influential philosophical figures and texts, such as Descartes' "Second Meditation" and Sartre's idea of "bad faith," alongside discussions rooted in movements like the subversive activities of the 1970s and theories from the black radical tradition.

The podcast occasionally highlights significant personal and social dynamics, such as the nature of trust, forgiveness, community, and the role of humor in times of crisis. It balances these heavyweight discussions with lighter, yet thought-provoking topics like hobbies and gossip.

Overall, "Hotel Bar Sessions" offers an accessible platform for philosophical inquiry, aiming to foster greater understanding of the intricate web of ideas that influence both individual lives and collective societal experiences.


Episodes:
Episode Image The Sublime
2024-Jul-12
55 minutes
Episode Image Off-Grid Living (with Eric Mack)
2024-Jul-05
59 minutes
Episode Image Ideology
2024-Jun-28
55 minutes
Episode Image Generative AI
2024-Jun-21
56 minutes
Episode Image Reality TV
2024-Jun-14
50 minutes
Episode Image Friendship
2024-Jun-07
58 minutes
Episode Image Personhood
2024-May-31
54 minutes
Episode Image Originality
2024-May-24
54 minutes
Episode Image HBS Goes to the Movies: "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990)
2024-May-17
53 minutes
Episode Image MINIBAR EPISODE: Will The Courts Save Democracy?
2024-May-10
22 minutes
Episode Image MINIBAR EPISODE: Meet Our New Co-host, David Gunkel!
2024-May-03
24 minutes
Episode Image REPLAY: YouTube's Alt-Right Rabbit Hole (with Caleb Cain)
2024-Apr-26
60 minutes
Episode Image Jean-Paul Sartre's "Bad Faith"
2024-Apr-19
65 minutes
Episode Image Companion Animals
2024-Apr-12
56 minutes
Episode Image Psychoanalysis (with Benedetta Todaro)
2024-Apr-05
60 minutes
Episode Image Whose Anthropocene?
2024-Mar-29
53 minutes
Episode Image Academic Freedom
2024-Mar-22
54 minutes
Episode Image Immediacy (with Anna Kornbluh)
2024-Mar-15
57 minutes
Episode Image Boredom
2024-Mar-08
53 minutes
Episode Image Breaking Things at Work (with Gavin Mueller)
2024-Mar-01
70 minutes
Episode Image Lying
2024-Feb-23
53 minutes
Episode Image Growing Old(er)
2024-Feb-16
56 minutes
Episode Image The Phenomenology of Black Spirit (with Biko Mandela Gray and Ryan Johnson)
2024-Feb-09
51 minutes
Episode Image Back to "Normal"
2024-Feb-02
54 minutes
Episode Image Real Life Heroes
2024-Jan-26
59 minutes
Episode Image Deconstruction
2024-Jan-19
56 minutes
Episode Image HBS Goes to the Movies: "The Magnificent Seven" (1960)
2024-Jan-12
57 minutes
Episode Image Decartes' Second Meditation
2023-Dec-08
50 minutes
Episode Image Trust
2023-Dec-01
59 minutes
Episode Image Thought Leaders (with Christopher P. Long)
2023-Nov-24
70 minutes
Episode Image Trans Philosophy (with Talia Mae Bettcher)
2023-Nov-17
58 minutes
Episode Image The Stories We Tell
2023-Nov-10
59 minutes
Episode Image Collegiality
2023-Nov-03
63 minutes
Episode Image Debt
2023-Oct-27
55 minutes
Episode Image Political Philosophy of Mind (with John Protevi)
2023-Oct-20
54 minutes
Episode Image Fan Culture
2023-Oct-13
57 minutes
Episode Image The Problem Spaces of Philosophy (with William Paris)
2023-Oct-06
59 minutes
Episode Image The Uncanny Valley
2023-Sep-29
63 minutes
Episode Image Jordan Peele's Horror (with Johanna Isaacson)
2023-Sep-22
59 minutes
Episode Image The Subversive Seventies (with Michael Hardt)
2023-Sep-15
51 minutes
Episode Image Forgiveness
2023-Sep-08
56 minutes
Episode Image HBS Goes to the Movies: "Hands on a Hardbody" (1997)
2023-Sep-01
59 minutes
Episode Image REPLAY: Death
2023-Aug-25
59 minutes
Episode Image REPLAY: Revolutionary Mathematics (with Justin Joque)
2023-Aug-18
54 minutes
Episode Image The Master/Slave Dialectic
2023-Aug-11
55 minutes
Episode Image Too Soon?
2023-Aug-04
52 minutes
Episode Image Tenure
2023-Jul-28
48 minutes
Episode Image Prestige TV
2023-Jul-21
68 minutes
Episode Image Hobbies
2023-Jul-14
58 minutes
Episode Image What's YOUR Philosophy?
2023-Jul-07
56 minutes
Episode Image Community
2023-Jun-30
57 minutes
Episode Image Gossip
2023-Jun-23
56 minutes
Episode Image Men and Masculinity (with Nathan Duford)
2023-Jun-16
57 minutes
Episode Image Gatekeeping
2023-Jun-09
49 minutes
Episode Image Punching Nazis (with Devin Shaw)
2023-Jun-02
55 minutes
Episode Image Progress
2023-May-26
57 minutes
Episode Image The University and its Discontents
2023-May-19
54 minutes
Episode Image Lazy Relativism
2023-May-12
58 minutes
Episode Image HBS Goes to the Movies: The Conversation (1974)
2023-May-05
56 minutes
REPLAY: The Public Intellectual (with Eddie Glaude, Jr.)
2023-Apr-28
63 minutes
Episode Image REPLAY: Vulgarity
2023-Apr-21
55 minutes
Episode Image REPLAY: YouTube's Alt-Right Rabbit Hole (with Caleb Cain)
2023-Apr-15
61 minutes
Episode Image REPLAY: Robots (with David Gunkel)
2023-Apr-07
72 minutes
Episode Image The Allegory of the Cave
2023-Mar-31
56 minutes
Episode Image Late Capitalism
2023-Mar-24
60 minutes
Episode Image ChatGPT
2023-Mar-17
55 minutes
Episode Image Death
2023-Mar-10
58 minutes
Episode Image Fascism (with Alberto Toscano)
2023-Mar-03
53 minutes
Episode Image Bullshit Jobs
2023-Feb-24
50 minutes
Episode Image Abolition of the Family (with Sophie Lewis)
2023-Feb-17
61 minutes
Episode Image Influencers
2023-Feb-10
48 minutes
Episode Image Afterthoughts: Season 6, Eps 79-81
2023-Feb-09
32 minutes
Episode Image Materialism
2023-Feb-03
48 minutes
Episode Image Afterthoughts: Season 6, Eps 76-78
2023-Feb-01
47 minutes
Episode Image Hospitality (with Michael Naas)
2023-Jan-27
56 minutes
Episode Image Attention and Distraction
2023-Jan-20
55 minutes
Episode Image The History of Philosophy
2023-Jan-13
57 minutes
Episode Image Revolutionary Mathematics (with Justin Joque)
2023-Jan-06
53 minutes
Episode Image Human Nature
2022-Dec-30
57 minutes
Episode Image HBS Goes to the Movies: Casablanca
2022-Dec-23
52 minutes
Episode Image REPLAY: Whose History? (with Dr. Charles McKinney)
2022-Oct-28
66 minutes
Episode Image REPLAY: Style
2022-Oct-25
62 minutes
Episode Image Podcasting and Philosophy
2022-Oct-14
55 minutes
Episode Image The Last Dance
2022-Oct-07
53 minutes
Episode Image Artificial Personhood (with Regina Rini)
2022-Sep-30
57 minutes
Episode Image The Rights of Nature (with Stewart Motha)
2022-Sep-23
59 minutes
Episode Image Critics and Criticism (with A.O. Scott)
2022-Sep-16
55 minutes
Episode Image Democracy in Peril (with Linda Alcoff)
2022-Sep-09
57 minutes
Episode Image Fear
2022-Sep-02
55 minutes
Episode Image YouTube's Alt-Right Rabbit Hole (with Caleb Cain)
2022-Aug-26
60 minutes
Episode Image Rethinking Disability (with Joel Michael Reynolds)
2022-Aug-19
53 minutes
Episode Image Sex Robots (with Kate Devlin)
2022-Aug-12
65 minutes
Episode Image The Blues (with Charles L. Hughes)
2022-Aug-05
62 minutes
Episode Image Memes (with Andrew Baron)
2022-Jul-29
62 minutes
Episode Image Reason
2022-Jul-22
55 minutes
Episode Image Plagiarism
2022-Jul-15
64 minutes
Episode Image The Public Intellectual (with Eddie Glaude, Jr.)
2022-Jul-08
63 minutes
Episode Image Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
2022-Jun-17
57 minutes
Episode Image Queers
2022-Jun-10
56 minutes
Episode Image Utopia
2022-Jun-03
57 minutes
Episode Image Philosophers on the Internet
2022-May-27
56 minutes
Episode Image Musical Theater
2022-May-20
62 minutes
Episode Image National Identity
2022-May-13
61 minutes
Episode Image Algorithms
2022-May-06
62 minutes
Episode Image Metaphysics
2022-Apr-29
55 minutes
Episode Image Immortality
2022-Apr-22
53 minutes
Episode Image Moral Subjectivity
2022-Apr-15
65 minutes
Episode Image Desire
2022-Apr-08
64 minutes
Episode Image Memory
2022-Apr-01
63 minutes
Episode Image The Simulation Hypothesis
2022-Mar-25
62 minutes
Episode Image Style
2022-Mar-18
62 minutes
Episode Image Bars
2022-Mar-10
66 minutes
Episode Image Turning Up the Heat
2022-Feb-11
65 minutes
Episode Image The Godfather Trilogy
2022-Feb-04
70 minutes
Episode Image Superstition
2022-Jan-28
64 minutes
Episode Image Optimism and Pessimism
2022-Jan-21
56 minutes
Episode Image Tourism
2022-Jan-14
58 minutes
Episode Image Resolve
2022-Jan-07
55 minutes
Episode Image Work
2021-Dec-31
62 minutes
Episode Image Social Media
2021-Dec-24
61 minutes
Episode Image Transcendence
2021-Dec-17
57 minutes
Episode Image The Global South
2021-Dec-10
48 minutes
Episode Image Legally Right, Morally Wrong
2021-Dec-03
60 minutes
Episode Image Cancel Panic
2021-Nov-26
62 minutes
Episode Image Thought Experiments
2021-Nov-19
64 minutes
Episode Image American Christianity
2021-Nov-12
58 minutes
Episode Image Whose History?
2021-Nov-05
66 minutes
Episode Image Robots
2021-Oct-08
71 minutes
Episode Image Defending the Humanities
2021-Oct-01
69 minutes
Episode Image Generations
2021-Sep-24
64 minutes
Episode Image The Hustle
2021-Sep-17
54 minutes
Episode Image Music
2021-Sep-10
61 minutes
Episode Image Guns
2021-Sep-03
62 minutes
Episode Image Specialization
2021-Aug-27
59 minutes
Episode Image Superheroes
2021-Aug-20
63 minutes
Episode Image White Working Class
2021-Aug-13
58 minutes
Episode Image Conspiracy Theories
2021-Aug-06
59 minutes
Episode Image Vulgarity
2021-Jul-30
55 minutes
Episode Image Laughter
2021-Jul-23
58 minutes
Episode Image Digital Afterlives
2021-Jul-16
63 minutes
Episode Image Citizenship
2021-Jul-09
57 minutes
Episode Image Private Cities
2021-Jul-02
55 minutes
Episode Image Hey, Biden!
2021-Jun-04
57 minutes
Episode Image Shame
2021-May-28
56 minutes
Episode Image Teaching
2021-May-21
62 minutes
Episode Image WhoDunnIt?
2021-May-14
63 minutes
Episode Image Privacy
2021-May-07
60 minutes
Episode Image Love
2021-Apr-30
55 minutes
Episode Image The Philosophical Canon
2021-Apr-23
57 minutes
Episode Image Apocalypse(s)
2021-Apr-16
58 minutes
Episode Image Nostalgia
2021-Apr-09
64 minutes
Episode Image Metrics
2021-Apr-02
60 minutes
Episode Image One Year with COVID
2021-Mar-26
48 minutes
Episode Image Origins
2021-Mar-19
49 minutes
Episode Image Leigh M. Johnson on Technology
2021-Mar-12
51 minutes
Episode Image Ammon Allred on Art
2021-Mar-12
57 minutes
Episode Image Shannon M. Mussett on Freedom
2021-Mar-12
56 minutes