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Podcast Profile: Moral Maze

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223 episodes
2015 to 2024
Median: 42 minutes
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Description (podcaster-provided):

Combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. #moralmaze


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

➤ Moral debates • Politics and leadership • Historical and cultural values • Social issues • Ethics of forgiveness • Employment and economic topics • Human rights and immigration • Various philosophical questions

This podcast, "Moral Maze," is a vibrant platform for live debates that delve into the moral questions underpinning current news stories. The overarching theme is the examination of ethical dilemmas through combative and engaging discussions. Each episode brings together experts, witnesses, and a diverse panel to explore a wide range of controversial and thought-provoking issues.

Listeners can expect in-depth analysis and debate on contemporary social, political, and cultural matters. Some episodes focus on the morality of personal decisions and societal norms, exploring topics such as the morality of work, forgiveness, marriage, and stepping down from positions of power. Other episodes tackle broader societal issues including democracy, immigration, climate activism, and privatisation.

The podcast frequently grapples with polarising and urgent global themes, such as the ethics of warfare, human rights, and the morality of ceding land for peace in conflict zones. Discussions also extend to universal philosophical questions about the nature of forgiveness, the purpose of punishment, and the value of human life.

A recurring motif in the podcast is the exploration of traditional versus modern ethical viewpoints. Debates often contrast religious and secular perspectives on issues like assisted dying, veganism, and personal debt. The podcast does not shy away from contentious subjects like cancel culture, identity politics, and the moral implications of technological advancements such as artificial intelligence.

Additionally, the podcast addresses timely and sensitive topics, including changes in societal attitudes towards mental health, the role of media in shaping public opinion, and the impact of social policies on different age groups. The ethical implications of decisions made by individuals in positions of power are a particular point of focus.

Overall, "Moral Maze" offers listeners a comprehensive, multi-faceted exploration of moral and ethical questions, encouraging critical thought and robust discussion on pressing contemporary issues.


Episodes:
How can we reduce the temperature of politics?
2024-Jul-18
56 minutes
The Morality of Stepping Down
2024-Jul-11
56 minutes
What is history for?
2024-Jul-04
56 minutes
Price vs Value of Arts and Culture
2024-Jun-27
56 minutes
Do we need a final farewell?
2024-Jun-20
56 minutes
Democracy - is our system morally superior?
2024-Jun-17
57 minutes
The morality of forgiveness
2024-Mar-07
56 minutes
The morality of work
2024-Feb-28
56 minutes
The morality of immigration
2024-Feb-26
56 minutes
The morality of marriage
2024-Feb-26
55 minutes
The moral case for veganism
2024-Feb-26
56 minutes
The Purpose of Punishment
2024-Feb-01
56 minutes
Ukraine - the moral case for ceding land for peace
2024-Jan-26
56 minutes
Is it time to allow assisted dying?
2024-Jan-18
56 minutes
Identity Labels
2023-Nov-22
56 minutes
Should politics be guided by public opinion?
2023-Nov-22
56 minutes
How should we remember the dead and the living?
2023-Nov-10
56 minutes
Are prisons doing more harm than good?
2023-Oct-19
56 minutes
How should we think about our enemies?
2023-Oct-12
56 minutes
Is impartiality a myth?
2023-Oct-06
56 minutes
The Language of Freedom
2023-Oct-04
56 minutes
Adults, Children and Power
2023-Sep-21
56 minutes
Is idleness good for us?
2023-Jul-27
56 minutes
The Morality of Climate Activism
2023-Jul-21
56 minutes
Cluster bombs and the ethics of warfare
2023-Jul-13
56 minutes
The Morality of Privatisation
2023-Jul-06
56 minutes
The morality of news coverage
2023-Jul-05
56 minutes
Should science ever be stopped?
2023-Jun-23
56 minutes
The Morality of Borders
2023-Jun-15
56 minutes
Football: a moral force for good?
2023-Jun-08
56 minutes
How should we understand ‘cancel culture’?
2023-Jun-01
56 minutes
How should we talk about suicide?
2023-May-25
56 minutes
AI - the end of humanity or the next evolutionary step?
2023-Mar-31
42 minutes
Is Growth a False God?
2023-Mar-23
42 minutes
Episode Image Is pacifism admirable, immoral, or just impractical?
2023-Mar-16
42 minutes
Episode Image Breach of Trust
2023-Mar-09
42 minutes
Leaders with faith
2023-Mar-03
42 minutes
How should Britain make amends for its colonial past?
2023-Feb-23
42 minutes
Why does God allow natural disasters to happen?
2023-Feb-16
42 minutes
Morality and Money
2023-Feb-09
42 minutes
What is Evil?
2023-Feb-02
42 minutes
Human Maturity
2023-Jan-26
42 minutes
Personal Debt
2023-Jan-19
42 minutes
The Ethics of the Family
2023-Jan-12
42 minutes
Kindness
2022-Dec-22
42 minutes
What do we work for?
2022-Dec-15
42 minutes
Can ethics survive the death of religion?
2022-Dec-08
42 minutes
Human Rights
2022-Dec-01
42 minutes
The Morality of Snobbery
2022-Jul-29
42 minutes
The Future of the NHS
2022-Jul-21
42 minutes
The Right to Abortion
2022-Jul-14
42 minutes
'Unacceptable' Opinions
2022-Jul-07
42 minutes
Ukraine - what should western countries do next?
2022-Jun-30
42 minutes
The morality of striking
2022-Jun-23
43 minutes
Inequality: Is the gap between rich and poor in the UK fair?
2022-Jun-16
42 minutes
What is the future of the monarchy?
2022-Jun-09
42 minutes
What's the point of university?
2022-Jun-02
42 minutes
The Priorities of the Police
2022-May-26
42 minutes
Cleaning the Internet
2022-Mar-24
42 minutes
Refugees and borders
2022-Mar-17
42 minutes
Sanctions, enablers and collective punishment
2022-Mar-10
42 minutes
Putin - did we help create a war criminal?
2022-Mar-03
42 minutes
What is the countryside for?
2022-Feb-24
42 minutes
How do we make a longer life a moral one?
2022-Feb-18
42 minutes
What's our moral responsibility to the future?
2022-Feb-10
44 minutes
How Free Should Speech Be?
2022-Feb-03
42 minutes
Ukraine - to intervene or not to intervene.
2022-Jan-28
43 minutes
The Rules - Expectations and Apologies
2022-Jan-20
42 minutes
Direct Action
2022-Jan-12
42 minutes
Meaning
2021-Dec-29
42 minutes
Peace and Goodwill
2021-Dec-23
42 minutes
Do we get the politicians we deserve?
2021-Dec-15
42 minutes
60 Years of the Contraceptive Pill
2021-Dec-10
42 minutes
The Morality of Partying
2021-Jul-29
42 minutes
Animal Sentience
2021-Jul-22
42 minutes
The Future of Work
2021-Jul-15
42 minutes
Justice and Peace
2021-Jul-08
43 minutes
Patriot Games
2021-Jul-01
42 minutes
Rights and Rules
2021-Jun-24
42 minutes
The Morality of Swearing
2021-Jun-17
42 minutes
The Morality of Taxation
2021-Jun-10
42 minutes
Happiness
2021-Jun-03
42 minutes
Is it immoral to refuse the vaccine?
2021-May-27
42 minutes
The Meaning of Easter
2021-Apr-01
42 minutes
Moral certainty in a pandemic
2021-Mar-29
42 minutes
The Morality of Masculinity
2021-Mar-18
42 minutes
Conditions on living in a post-vaccine world
2021-Mar-04
42 minutes
Free Speech at Universities
2021-Mar-02
42 minutes
Personal Responsibility
2021-Feb-18
42 minutes
The ‘Age of Impunity’
2021-Feb-10
42 minutes
Christmas 2020
2020-Dec-02
42 minutes
The Morality of Vaccination
2020-Nov-30
42 minutes
Defence versus Foreign Aid
2020-Nov-26
42 minutes
Democratic Legitimacy
2020-Nov-11
42 minutes
The Morality of Mortality
2020-Nov-04
42 minutes
Celebrity Power
2020-Oct-28
42 minutes
Global Capitalism and the ‘Lost Generation’
2020-Oct-22
42 minutes
The Moral Authority of Organised Religion
2020-Oct-14
42 minutes
Lived Experience
2020-Oct-08
42 minutes
Moral Lessons for a Post-Covid World
2020-Aug-05
43 minutes
The Death of the City?
2020-Jul-29
43 minutes
The Morality of the British Empire
2020-Jul-22
43 minutes
How and why we educate
2020-Jul-15
42 minutes
Gambling
2020-Jul-08
42 minutes
‘Groupthink’
2020-Jul-02
42 minutes
China
2020-Jun-25
42 minutes
Racial Justice
2020-Jun-18
42 minutes
Isolation
2020-Mar-26
43 minutes
Danger and Opportunity?
2020-Mar-20
42 minutes
Islamophobia
2020-Mar-12
42 minutes
Coronavirus
2020-Mar-05
42 minutes
Profiling, Safety and Trust
2020-Feb-27
42 minutes
Transgender Rights
2020-Feb-20
42 minutes
The Moral Purpose of the BBC
2020-Feb-13
42 minutes
Healing the Nation
2020-Feb-06
42 minutes
Radicalisation and De-radicalisation
2019-Dec-05
42 minutes
The Morality of Genetics
2019-Nov-21
42 minutes
The Morality of Voting
2019-Nov-14
43 minutes
The Fall of the Berlin Wall
2019-Nov-07
42 minutes
The Morality of Risk
2019-Oct-31
43 minutes
The ‘Tolerance of Intolerance’
2019-Oct-24
42 minutes
Punishment and Justice
2019-Oct-17
42 minutes
Academic Freedom
2019-Oct-10
43 minutes
The Morality of Anger
2019-Oct-03
42 minutes
Love and Relationships
2019-Aug-01
42 minutes
Anti-Semitism
2019-Jul-25
42 minutes
Surveillance and Human Freedom
2019-Jul-18
42 minutes
The Morality of Fashion
2019-Jul-11
42 minutes
Moral Character
2019-Jun-27
42 minutes
The Policing of Humour
2019-Jun-20
42 minutes
The Morality of Hypocrisy
2019-Jun-13
43 minutes
D-Day 75th Anniversary
2019-Jun-06
42 minutes
Moral Purity
2019-Mar-28
42 minutes
The Morality of Leadership
2019-Mar-21
42 minutes
Moral Panics
2019-Mar-14
42 minutes
The Morality of the Artist and the Art
2019-Mar-07
42 minutes
The Morality of Disobedience
2019-Feb-28
43 minutes
The Collapse of the Caliphate
2019-Feb-21
43 minutes
‘Decolonising’ the Curriculum
2019-Feb-14
43 minutes
The mental health of young people
2019-Feb-07
42 minutes
The Moral Duty of MPs
2019-Jan-31
43 minutes
The Morality of Friendship
2018-Nov-29
42 minutes
The United Nations
2018-Nov-22
42 minutes
The Morality of Compromise
2018-Nov-15
43 minutes
Lest We Forget: the Morality of Remembrance
2018-Nov-08
42 minutes
Words as Weapons
2018-Nov-01
42 minutes
The Morality of Ends and Means
2018-Oct-29
42 minutes
Guilt and Innocence
2018-Oct-18
42 minutes
Climate Change
2018-Oct-11
42 minutes
The NHS at 70
2018-Jun-21
42 minutes
The Morality of International Diplomacy
2018-Jun-14
42 minutes
The Morality of Suspicion
2018-Jun-07
42 minutes
Irish Abortion Referendum
2018-May-31
42 minutes
The Morality of Big Data
2018-Mar-29
42 minutes
Cold War 2.0?
2018-Mar-22
42 minutes
The Morality of Comedy
2018-Mar-15
42 minutes
The Morality of Competition
2018-Mar-08
43 minutes
The Morality of International Aid
2018-Mar-01
42 minutes
Religious orthodoxy versus liberal values
2018-Feb-22
42 minutes
Romantic Love
2018-Feb-15
42 minutes
The Objectification of Women
2018-Feb-09
42 minutes
Episode Image The Morality of 2017
2017-Dec-08
42 minutes
The Institution of Marriage
2017-Nov-30
42 minutes
The Morality of Artificial Intelligence
2017-Nov-24
42 minutes
Defining Gender
2017-Nov-16
42 minutes
Moral Progress
2017-Nov-09
42 minutes
The Morality of Self-Determination
2017-Nov-02
42 minutes
Elite Universities
2017-Oct-26
42 minutes
Moral Complicity
2017-Oct-19
42 minutes
50 Years of the Abortion Act
2017-Oct-11
42 minutes
The Morality of Holidays
2017-Aug-10
42 minutes
Veganism and Animal Rights
2017-Aug-03
43 minutes
Morality and Gender Equality
2017-Jul-27
42 minutes
The Morality of Faith Schools
2017-Jul-20
42 minutes
The morality of parental rights
2017-Jul-13
42 minutes
The Morality of the Public Sector
2017-Jul-06
42 minutes
Moral Philosophy for the Internet
2017-Jun-29
42 minutes
Grenfell Tower Fire
2017-Jun-22
43 minutes
The morality of generational voting
2017-Jun-15
42 minutes
Morality of the Green Belt
2017-Mar-29
56 minutes
Nationalism
2017-Mar-23
42 minutes
Meritocracy Of Grammar Schools
2017-Mar-16
42 minutes
Virtue Signalling
2017-Mar-09
42 minutes
Morality of Loyalty
2017-Mar-02
42 minutes
The Morality of Fake News
2017-Feb-23
42 minutes
The Morality of Empathy
2017-Feb-16
42 minutes
Peace, Justice and Morality
2017-Feb-09
43 minutes
Morality of international trade
2017-Feb-02
42 minutes
The Psychology of Morality
2016-Nov-25
42 minutes
Social Integration
2016-Nov-17
42 minutes
Political Discourse
2016-Nov-10
42 minutes
US Presidential Election
2016-Nov-03
42 minutes
Moral imagination and migration
2016-Oct-27
42 minutes
Authors of Our Own Misfortune?
2016-Oct-20
42 minutes
Privacy
2016-Oct-13
42 minutes
A world without Down's syndrome?
2016-Oct-06
42 minutes
Policing Offence
2016-Aug-31
43 minutes
The Summer of 2016
2016-Aug-04
42 minutes
Legalising Drugs
2016-Jul-28
42 minutes
Nuclear Weapons
2016-Jul-21
42 minutes
The Chilcot Inquiry
2016-Jul-07
42 minutes
Morality of Victors and Vanquished
2016-Jun-30
42 minutes
The EU Referendum
2016-Jun-23
42 minutes
Assisted Dying
2016-Jun-16
42 minutes
The Morality of Business
2016-Jun-09
42 minutes
Social Convention
2016-Apr-14
42 minutes
Brussels Bombing
2016-Mar-31
42 minutes
Morality and the EU Referendum
2016-Mar-17
42 minutes
Is Science Morally Neutral?
2016-Mar-10
42 minutes
Historical Sex Abuse
2016-Mar-03
42 minutes
Who Owns Culture?
2016-Feb-25
42 minutes
Banning Boycotts
2016-Feb-18
42 minutes
Charities
2016-Feb-11
42 minutes
Selfie Culture
2015-Dec-10
42 minutes
Moral Certainty
2015-Dec-03
42 minutes
Just War and Syria
2015-Nov-26
42 minutes
Drugs in Sport and Human Enhancement
2015-Nov-12
43 minutes
Population Control
2015-Nov-05
42 minutes
Public Opinion
2015-Oct-29
42 minutes
Turning a Blind Eye and the Law
2015-Oct-22
42 minutes
The Work Ethic
2015-Oct-15
41 minutes
666 Evil
2015-Aug-06
42 minutes
The BBC
2015-Jul-16
43 minutes