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Podcast Profile: The UnMute Podcast

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74 episodes
2015 to 2023
Median: 39 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

I talk with diverse philosophers about the social and political issues of our day. We learn. We laugh. We plot revolutions.


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

➤ Philosophical discussions • Social and political issues • Forgiveness • Identity and knowledge • Justice • Feminism • Ethical obligations • Mental health • Democracy • Human emotions • Cultural topics

The UnMute Podcast, hosted by Myisha Cherry, is a platform where philosophical discussions seamlessly blend with pressing contemporary social and political issues. The podcast offers insightful conversations with diverse philosophers, featuring a rich tapestry of themes that recur throughout the series. Central topics include forgiveness, justice, and moral progress, explored through various lenses such as self-forgiveness, memory, repair, and human frailty. The philosophical depth extends to the exploration of empathy, love, identity, and knowledge, often intertwined with broader societal questions.

A significant portion of the podcast delves into the intersection of philosophy and activism. Discussions frequently address issues like discrimination, racism, health justice, housing justice, and educational justice. These topics are examined not only from a theoretical standpoint but also through practical implications and real-world applications. The podcast does not shy away from controversial and complex subjects such as reparations, dehumanization, and informal representation, which are thoughtfully unpacked by guest philosophers.

Philosophical schools of thought such as existentialism, stoicism, and feminism are highlighted, revealing their relevance to modern-day dilemmas. Philosophers also discuss influential figures like Immanuel Kant and Frantz Fanon, illustrating how their ideas resonate in contemporary discourse. The themes of memory and its role in justice, the ethics of complaining and shaming, and the nuances of emotional expressions are regularly revisited, offering listeners a diverse intellectual diet.

Additionally, the podcast covers unique topics like the philosophies behind sports fandom, jerks and sweethearts, and the implications of visual experiences and corruption. Episodes also explore personal and collective subjects like the political potential of habits, the nature of hope, and the complex relationships between love and happiness.

In essence, The UnMute Podcast is a thought-provoking series that not only discusses philosophical theories but also situates them within the context of current societal issues, encouraging listeners to reflect critically on the world around them.


Episodes:
Episode 71: Kate Norlock on Self-Forgiveness
2023-Sep-01
42 minutes
Episode 70: Matthew Potts on Memory and Repair
2023-Sep-01
51 minutes
Episode 69: Alice MacLachlan on Revenge
2023-Sep-01
55 minutes
Episode 68: Benjamin Brewer on Hannah Arendt & Forgiveness
2023-Sep-01
47 minutes
Episode 67: Miranda Fricker on Ambivalence about Forgiveness
2023-Sep-01
45 minutes
Episode 66: Jeremy Reid on The Stoics and Forgiveness
2023-Sep-01
62 minutes
Episode 65: Lucy Allais on Human Frailty and the Need for Forgiveness
2023-Sep-01
38 minutes
Episode 064: Carol Hay on Thinking Like a Feminist
2021-Jun-18
44 minutes
Episode 063: Victor Kumar on Moral Progress
2021-Jun-18
34 minutes
Episode 062: Eric Schwitzgebel on Jerks
2021-Jun-18
45 minutes
Episode 061: Briana Toole on Identity and Knowledge
2021-Jun-18
37 minutes
Episode 060: Bence Nanay on the Fragmented Mind
2021-Jun-18
32 minutes
Episode 059: Sam Fleischacker on Empathy
2021-Jun-18
44 minutes
Episode 058: Nathifa Greene on Habits
2021-Jun-18
49 minutes
Episode 057: Alfred Archer on Emotional Imperialism
2021-Jun-18
33 minutes
Episode 056: Christian Miller on Character
2021-Jun-18
52 minutes
Episode 055: Skye Cleary on Existentialism and Love
2021-Jun-18
33 minutes
Episode 054: Robert Talisse on Overdoing Democracy
2020-May-05
75 minutes
Episode 053: Michael Burroughs on Children & Agency
2020-May-05
51 minutes
Episode 052: John Torrey on Reparations
2020-May-05
59 minutes
Episode 051: Ellie Anderson on The Divide in Philosophy
2020-May-05
57 minutes
Episode 050: Axelle Karera on Frantz Fanon
2020-May-05
49 minutes
Episode 049: Adam Hosein on Discrimination
2020-May-05
52 minutes
Episode 048: Monique Wonderly on Grief
2020-May-05
43 minutes
Episode 047: Nic Bommarito on Buddhism
2020-May-05
58 minutes
Episode 046: Rose Lenehan on Housing Justice
2020-May-05
49 minutes
Episode 045: Lindsey Stewart on Black Joy
2020-May-05
39 minutes
Episode 044: Laura Pérez on Seeing Corruption
2019-Feb-11
45 minutes
Episode 043: Serena Parekh on Refugees
2019-Feb-11
39 minutes
Episode 042: Kathryn Norlock on Complaining & Shaming
2019-Feb-11
35 minutes
Episode 041: Yolonda Wilson on Health Justice
2019-Feb-11
45 minutes
Episode 040: Erin Tarver on Sports and Identity
2019-Feb-11
47 minutes
Episode 039: Kris Sealey on Bad Faith
2019-Feb-11
41 minutes
Episode 038: Carrie Jenkins on Love & Happiness
2019-Feb-11
34 minutes
Episode 037: Michele Moody-Adams on Monuments & Memorials
2019-Feb-11
39 minutes
Episode 036: Colleen Murphy on Reconciliation
2019-Feb-11
37 minutes
Episode 035: Kate Manne on HIMpathy
2019-Feb-11
47 minutes
Episode: 034 Andrea Pitts on Indigenous Resistance to Neoliberalism
2018-May-14
39 minutes
Episode 033: Adrienne Martin on Hope
2018-Mar-12
27 minutes
Episode 032: Kyle Whyte on Indigenous Resilience and Environmental Change
2018-Feb-05
31 minutes
Episode 031: Serene Khader on Cross-Border Feminist Solidarity
2017-Dec-21
56 minutes
Episode 030: Winston Thompson on Educational Justice
2017-Dec-08
30 minutes
Episode 029: Wendy Salkin on Informal Representation
2017-Oct-03
35 minutes
Episode 028: David Livingstone Smith on Dehumanization
2017-Aug-31
41 minutes
Episode 027: Lori Gruen on Prisons
2017-Jun-14
41 minutes
Episode 026: Elizabeth Barnes on Disability and Well-Being
2017-May-17
47 minutes
Episode 025: Cassie Herbert on Risky Speech
2017-Apr-05
29 minutes
Episode 024: Larry Blum on Teaching Race
2017-Apr-04
48 minutes
Episode 023: Tommie Shelby on Dark Ghettos
2017-Feb-01
36 minutes
Episode 022: John Corvino on Homosexuality
2016-Dec-27
26 minutes
Episode 021: Denise James on Political Illusions
2016-Dec-02
55 minutes
Episode 020: Post-Election Panel on Trump and the Age of Ignorance
2016-Nov-16
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 019: Paul C. Taylor on Black Aesthetics
2016-Sep-02
41 minutes
Episode 018: Linda Alcoff on Whiteness
2016-Jul-15
37 minutes
Episode 017: Tom Digby on Masculinity
2016-Jun-10
29 minutes
Episode 016: Nancy Bauer on Pornography
2016-May-15
44 minutes
Episode 015: Jose´ Mendoza on Immigration
2016-Apr-11
45 minutes
Episode 014: Luvell Anderson on Slurs
2016-Mar-01
31 minutes
Episode 013: Meena Krishnamurthy on Distrust
2016-Feb-01
39 minutes
Episode 012: Chike Jeffers on W.E.B. Dubois
2015-Dec-29
25 minutes
Episode 011: Chike Jeffers on Black Thought
2015-Dec-28
37 minutes
Episode 010: Joel Reynolds on Disability
2015-Dec-11
41 minutes
Episode 009: Kristie Dotson on Ignorance
2015-Oct-21
47 minutes
Episode 008: David McClean on Money
2015-Oct-19
38 minutes
Episode 007: Vanessa Wills on Marxism
2015-Aug-17
32 minutes
Episode 006: Rachel McKinnon on Allies & Active Bystanders
2015-Jul-14
29 minutes
Episode 005: Amir Jaima on Philosophy and Literature
2015-Jun-08
35 minutes
Episode 004: Douglas Ficek on Frantz Fanon & Social Protest
2015-Apr-13
36 minutes
Episode 003: Rachel Ann McKinney
2015-Mar-09
26 minutes
Snippet Episode: Justin Clardy on Love
2015-Mar-08
3 minutes
EPISODE 002: Justin Clardy on Love
2015-Feb-09
25 minutes
Snippet Episode: Jason Stanley
2015-Feb-09
3 minutes
Episode 001: Jason Stanley
2015-Jan-12
28 minutes
Episode 000: What is UnMute?
2015-Jan-08
3 minutes