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Podcast Profile: Embrace The Void

podcast imageTwitter: @ETVPod (followed by 255 philosophers)
Site: voidpod.com
264 episodes
2017 to present
Average episode: 65 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style

Podcaster's summary: Welcome friends, to a podcast for a darker timeline. Maybe the darkest of all timelines. Definitely not one of the good timelines. Maybe it’s always been a dark timeline, maybe the Hadron collider screwed us over. Science may never know. What we do know is that we live in the void. The void, a place where a chittering mass of void crabs can infest a person suit and win the presidency. The void, a place where we're just clever enough to know that climate change is happening, but not quite clever enough to do anything about it. The void seems terrible and cruel, but it loves you, in its own ironic way.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-07 12:35 UTC. Episodes: 264. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Nov-26 • 75 minutes
EV - 256 Deep Reckonings with Stephanie Lepp
My returning guest this week is Stephanie Lepp (@stephlepp), a conceptual artist and the incoming executive director at the Institute for Cultural Evolution. We discuss her recent project, Deep Reckonings, a series of videos using deep fake technology to imagine what it would look like if famous individuals apologized for harms they've caused. Note: We recorded this episode twice in an attempt to have a productive conversation worth listening to. While I believe this final version is worth listening to, we...
2022-Nov-12 • 75 minutes
EV - 255 Soft Compatibilism with Alfred Mele
My guest this week is Alfred Mele, the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmesiter Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, and author several books on free will, most recently Free Will: An Opinionated Guide. Mele argues for a soft compatibilism, claiming he's not convinced by either the compatibilist or incompatibilist positions, but feels the first is more likely to be true. We discuss the arguments for this position and whether it's livable. Free Will: An Opinionated Guide: https://www.amazon.com/...
2022-Oct-28 • 78 minutes
EV - 254 Woke Antisemitism with David Berstein
My guest this week is David Berstein (@DavidLBernstein), author of Woke Antisemitism. In the book he argues that wokeness poses a threat to Jews because it promotes an illiberal society and the view that Jews are white oppressors. We discuss the merits and potential pitfalls of his argument. Woke Antisemitism: https://jilv.org/book/ Convocation: Fanon Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Musicals Pod: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/thepo...
2022-Oct-14 • 92 minutes
EV - 253 The Gadfly Papers with Todd Eklof
My guest this week is Reverend Todd Eklof, author of The Gadfly Papers: Three Three inconvenient essays by one pesky minister. Rev Eklof was removed from fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist church as a result of complaints made by members of the church in response to his dissemination of The Gadfly Papers at a Unitarian Universalist Alliance in Spokane in 2019. We discuss his claims the UUA has succumb to safteyism and PC culture in a way that undermines the core UU principles of questioning orthodox...
2022-Sep-30 • 76 minutes
EV - 252 Animal Welfare with Dell Onnerth
My guest this week is Dell Onnerth (@moarcowbelle), a longtime friend of the show who I finally got to meet in person at the American Atheists con. They own their own dairy farm, as well as working other jobs to afford that farm. We discuss the concept of animal welfare, comment attempts to define it and how modern agriculture is measuring up. Convocation: https://crohnsmonster.com/2013/06/03/what-you-risk-by-telling-your-story/ Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphi...
2022-Sep-15 • 78 minutes
EV - 251 Mindfulness for Mensches with Jesse Rabinowitz
My guest this week is Jesse Rabinowitz, a clinical psychologist and creator of Mindfulness for Mensches. We discuss his decades of experience using gestalt mindfulness in clinical psychology and how that's culminated in Mindfulness for Mensches. Mindfulness for Mensches: https://www.menschitude.com/ Convocation:... Fritz Perls Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Musicals Pod: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/thepodcast.html Support...
2022-Sep-02 • 63 minutes
EV - 250 Raised by Nazis with Brittany Page
My guest this week is Brittany Page (@brittanyepage), a psychotherapist and co-host of the I Doubt it Podcast. We discuss her experience growing up in a neo-nazi family and how that impacts her work in psychology and politics. Convocation: Aryan Nation poem Music by GW Rodriguez I Doubt it Podcast: https://dollemore.com/ Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Musicals Pod: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/thepodcast.html Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoi...
2022-Aug-19 • 65 minutes
EV - 249 What We Owe The Future with Will MacAskill
My guest this week is Will MacAskill, an associate professor in philosophy and research fellow at the global priorities institute at the University of Oxford. Will is one of the founders of the effective altruism and 80,000 hours, as well as a proponent of longtermism. His new book is “What we owe the future”. We discuss developments in longtermism and challenges like being co-opted or leading to undervaluing of present persons. Convocation: MacAskill What We Owe the Future: https://www.amazon.com/What-Owe-...
2022-Aug-05 • 60 minutes
EV - 248 Out and Proud Atheism in the Military with Ian Czora
My guest this week is Ian Czora, a technical trainer who works as for a company that develops and deploys satellite technology primarily for the military. We discuss his experience as an atheist both in and working with the military system. We also talk about Wine. Convocation: Aaron's twisted psyche Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Musicals Pod: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/thepodcast.html Support... us at Patreon.com/Embrac...
2022-Jul-15 • 72 minutes
EV - 247 Philosophy of Conspiracism with M R. X. Dentith
My guest this week is M R. X. Dentith (@conspiracism), a philosophy professor at BNUZH’s Center for international philosophy, with a focus on conspiracy theories, secrecy, and fake news. They’re also cohost of the podcaster’s guid to the conspiracy and have a recent paper out in Synthese open access called Suspicious conspiracy theories. We discuss debates around the definition of "conspiracy theory" and the challenges we face trying to quantify and address the growth of conspiracism in the modern world. Co...
2022-Jul-01 • 66 minutes
EV - 246 TikTok Atheism with Captain DadPool
My guest this week is Captain DadPool (@Captain_DadPool), an Iraq war vet and TikTok atheist. We discuss his de-conversion, how he got into the world of TikTok, and why it seems like a valuable platform for atheist outreach. This episode unintentionally ended up being the second in an informal three part series of chats with former conservative christians who went into the military and also are now liberal atheists. I found the overlaps and differences between the stories really interesting. Convocation: Th...
2022-Jun-17 • 68 minutes
EV - 245 Doubting Conservatism with Jesse Dollemore
My guest this week is Jesse Dollemore (@Dollemore), host of the Dollemore Daily on youtube and cohost of the I Doubt it Podcast with Brittany Page. We discuss his experiences growing up in a conservative anti-governmental household, joining the military, and his transition from conservative to liberal activist. Convocation: Hunter S. Thompson YouTube feed: https://www.youtube.com/user/dollemore I... doubt it podcast: https://t.co/vztGfOamBN Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: ht...
2022-Jun-09 • 81 minutes
EV - 244 Semantics of Consciousness with Jacy Reese Anthis
My guest this week is Jacy Reese Anthis (@Jacyanthis), a PhD student in machine learning at the University of Chicago, and the co-founder of the Sentience Institute. We discuss his recent paper arguing for a semantic solution to the hard problem of consciousness. Convocation: Tom Robbins Consciousness Semantics paper: https://twitter.com/jacyanthis/status/1507400426869694476?s=20&t=7ZHx-cYZvz9QUhM... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Music...
2022-Jun-02 • 58 minutes
EV - 243 Back to Camp Quest with Sarah Miller
My guest this week is Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Camp Quest. We discuss the camp's goals of providing outdoor summer experiences free of religious indoctrination, and how that project looks in a post pandemic world. Convocation: Aaron's personal experience Camp Quest: https://campquest.org/ Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Musicals Pod: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/thepodcast.html Support... us at Patreon.com/Embrac...
2022-May-26 • 70 minutes
EV - 242 Sensemaking with David Fuller
My guest this week is David Fuller (@fullydavid), a journalist who’s made documentaries for Channel 4 and the BBC and co-founded the Rebel Wisdom content platform. We discuss sensemaking and rebel wisdom, both the positives in terms of personal growth and the negatives in terms of potentially higher risk of conspiracism. Rebel Wisdom: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/ Discussion with Aaron and Jim Rutt on Rebel Wisdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nNk7fvxiGM An... Easter Miracle article: https://rebelwisdom...
2022-May-19 • 67 minutes
EV - 241 Persisting White supremacy in movement secularism with Mandisa Thomas
My guest this week is Mandisa Thomas (@mandy0904), founder and president of Black Nonbelievers. We discuss her recent American Atheist convention talk and the backlash it received. Black Nonbelievers: https://blacknonbelievers.org/ Convocation:... Audre Lorde Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Musicals Pod: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/thepodcast.html Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please L...
2022-May-12 • 65 minutes
EV - 240 Meta-analysis skepticism with Jonathan Jarry
My guest this week is Jonathan Jarry (@crackedscience), a science communicator with McGill University’s Office of Science and Society, and cohost of the independent podcast The Body of Evidence. We discuss his article about common problems with meta-analyses and how to approach trying to understand controversial science claims. We also discuss anti-COVID Jade amulets and in the VIP room we talk the ethics of unfollowing me on twitter. Jonathan's website: https://t.co/e2xUQ4ClQw Meta-analyses paper: https:...
2022-May-05 • 72 minutes
EV - 239 Open discourse in movement secularism with Seth Andrews
My guest this week is Seth Andrews (@SethAndrewsTTA), host of the thinking atheist podcast and author of several books including most recently Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot. We discuss freedom of expression and concerns about woke cancel culture in secular communities. Seth's podcast: https://www.sethandrews.com/ Impossible Conversations episode: https://www.thethinkingatheist.com/podcast-1/episode/79244081/impossible-convers... Seth Andrews Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in...
2022-Apr-28 • 69 minutes
EV - 238 Movement secularism and far-right cultural collapse narratives with Martin Rooke
My guest this week is Martin Rooke (@DrMRooke), a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School who’s currently studying the evolution of the far-right “cultural collapse” narrative. We compare notes on the role of movement secularism in the recent rise in those narratives. Martin's Substack: https://eftr.substack.com/ The Center for Technology and Social Change: https://shorensteincenter.org/programs/technology-social-change/ Convocation:... Kristin Kobes DuMez Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Phi...
2022-Apr-21 • 66 minutes
EV - 237 Defining "religion" with Chris Kavanagh
My returning guest this week is Chris Kavanagh (@C_Kavanagh), a cultural anthropologist and co-host of the Decoding the Gurus pod. We discuss competing accounts of how to define "religion" and their implications for church and state conflicts. Decoding the Gurus: https://decoding-the-gurus.captivate.fm/ Chris's... article about defining religion: https://aeon.co/essays/can-religion-be-based-on-ritual-practice-without-belief ... Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling ...
2022-Apr-07 • 73 minutes
EV - 236 Reengaging LGBTQ nonbelievers with Callie Wright
My guest this week is Callie Wright (@calliegetsit). We discuss the recent history of movement secularism and why it's struggling with a reputation issue amongst LGBTQ communities. Callie's podcast: http://www.queersplaining.com/ Convocation:... Julian Ayala Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Musicals Pod: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/thepodcast.html Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please Li...
2022-Mar-31 • 66 minutes
EV - 235 Grand Unified Theory of Bullshit with Tom and Cecil
My guest this week are Tom and Cecil of the Cognitive Dissonance podcast (@dissonance_pod). We discuss their new book, The Grand Unified Theory of Bullshit, and how to apply their GUT check approach to reduce our risk of absorbing misinformation. The Grand Unified Theory of Bullshit: https://www.amazon.com/Grand-Unified-Theory-Bullshit/dp/B09TDW7RSR CogDis... podcast: https://dissonancepod.com/ Convocation: Frankfurt Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pods: Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsy...
2022-Mar-24 • 67 minutes
EV - 234 Navigating Gender Criticism with Corrina Cohn
My guest this week is Corinna Cohn (@heterodorx), a gender critical activist, self identifying transsexual and cohost of the Heterodorx podcast. We discuss her views on gender and policies regarding bathrooms, sports, and gender affirming care. Heterdorx pod: https://www.heterodorx.com/ Convocation:... George Takei Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Filmed Live Musicals Pod: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/thepodcast.html Support... us at Patre...
2022-Mar-10 • 67 minutes
EV - 233 Nonbeliever Community Organizing with Hemant Mehta
My guest this week is Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta), co-host of the Friendly Atheist and host of the friendly atheist youtube channel. Hemant is also a contributor at OnlySky, a news and commentary website aimed at nonbelievers, as well as the author of several books including the Young Atheist’s Survival Guide and I Sold My Soul on eBay. We discuss nonbeliever communities, image problems with movement atheism, and what we should be focused on these days. Hemant's list of links: https://linktr.ee/HemantMehta...
2022-Mar-03 • 63 minutes
EV - 232 Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves with Jeff Sebo
My guest this week is Jeff Sebo (@jeffrsebo), director of the NYU animal studies MA program and author of Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves. We discuss his new book, what sort of progress non-human animal ethics is making and what it means for the rolling crises of COVID and climate change. Jeff's website: https://jeffsebo.net/ Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/saving-animals-saving-ourselves-97801908... Jeff Sebo Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in S...
2022-Feb-24 • 63 minutes
EV - 231 Questioning The Placebo Effect with Mike Hall
My guest this week is Mike Hall (@mikehall314), co-host of Skeptics with a K and one of the directors of the UK skeptic magazine. We discuss common misconceptions about the placebo effect, the possibility that it's just an artifact of flawed science, and the implications for things like alternative medicine. Skeptics with a K: http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/category/podcast/skeptics-with-a-k/ Convoc... Bruce Lipton Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsy...
2022-Feb-17 • 62 minutes
EV - 230 Solidarity in Conflict with Rochelle DuFord
My guest this week is Rochelle DuFord (@rochellehd) assistant professor of philosophy at university of Hartford and author of Solidarity in Conflict. We discuss her new book and the implications for organizing. Solidarity in Conflict: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=33817&bottom_ref=subject Convocation:... Deeyah Khan Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us...
2022-Feb-11 • 65 minutes
EV - 229 Tracking in Schools with TracingWoodgrains
My guest this week is TracingWoodgrains (@tracewoodgrains) editorial assistant for the podcast blocked and reported and an online writer who focuses on education and cultural issues. Tracking article: https://web.archive.org/web/20200102171922/http://slatestarcodex.com/2018/09/04/... Kristen Olson Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especial...
2022-Feb-06 • 60 minutes
EV - 228 Philosophers on Consciousness with Jack Symes
My guest this week is Jack Symes (@_JackSymes), cohost of the Panpsycast podcast and editor of the new book in the talking about philosophy series, entitled Philosophers on Consciousness. We discuss his new book and the competing views on consciousness presented in the book. Philosophers on Consciousness: https://www.amazon.com/Philosophers-Consciousness-Talking-about-Philosophy/dp/13... https://thepanpsycast.com/ Convocation: Terence McKenna Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: http...
2022-Jan-28 • 65 minutes
EV - 227 Techno-epistemic crisis with Philipp Markolin
My guest this week is Philipp Markolin (@PhilippMarkolin), a former data analyst at ETH who writes on the role of technology in our epistemic crisis. We discuss why all issues inevitably get co-opted by commenters and what might short circuit the process. Algorithmic curation article: https://protagonist-science.medium.com/85e9cde79189 Convocation:... https://www.skeptic.org.uk/2020/10/monster-island-free-speech-experiment/ Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.li...
2022-Jan-21 • 63 minutes
EV - 226 Sowell's History of Slavery with Charles Boyd
My guest this week is Charles Boyd (@MinorityOfOne75), a historian, writer, and activist who teaches at Georgia state university and host of the Minority of One podcast. We discuss the chapter from Sowell's Black Rednecks and White Liberals about the history of slavery. The real history of slavery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWrfjUzYvPo Convocation:... Sowell Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If yo...
2022-Jan-14 • 71 minutes
EV - 225 Reconsidering Reparations with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
My guest this week is Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, assistant professor at Georgetown university pan african community action. We discuss his new book Reconsidering Reparations and the scale of change needed to bring about global justice. Reconsidering Reparations: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/reconsidering-reparations-9780197508893?... Cedric Robinson Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the s...
2021-Dec-31 • 69 minutes
EV - 224 Teaching During a Moral Panic with Heather Redmond Leise
My guest this week is Heather Redmond Leise, my civics teacher from Atlee High School. We discuss her 2+ decades teaching high school and her experiences with the rise of the CRT moral panic in Virginia. Convocation: Langston Hughes Aaron's non-believer stereotype workshop: https://evergreen.humanitru.com/web/campaigns/the-innerwork-center~winter-spring... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the sho...
2021-Dec-24 • 78 minutes
EV - 223 Stoic Activism with Kai Whiting
My guest this week is Kai Whiting (@KaiWhiting), a researcher on sustainability and stoicism at UC Louvain and the author of Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In. We discuss what skepticism brings to the activism table. Convocation: Seneca Kai's work: https://stoickai.com/ Aaron's non-believer stereotype workshop: https://evergreen.humanitru.com/web/campaigns/the-innerwork-center~winter-spring... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support.....
2021-Dec-17 • 75 minutes
EV - 222 American Shade with Brittany Talissa King
My guest this week is Brittany Talissa King (@KingTalissa), a freelance writer, journalist, and writing instructor at Indiana University host of American Shade. We discuss black heterodoxy in politics and the work she's doing to provide a genuine perspective at American Shade. Convocation: Brittany Talissa King American Shade: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVlAwsrGCKLA-3pUudSRjQ "Free... Black Thought" https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/dubois-washington-black... "I Am Not Gon...
2021-Dec-10 • 72 minutes
EV - 221 Better Know Sowell with Brandon Bradford
My guest this week is Brandon Bradford (@BrandonLBradfor), a political consultant, ghostwriter, and columnist. We discuss the black conservative economist Thomas Sowell and try to reconcile his actual work with his reputation. Convocation: Thomas Sowell Four types of black conservatives: http://ivoexplains.com/the-four-types-of-black-conservatives/ Editing... by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling ...
2021-Dec-03 • 66 minutes
EV - 220 Addressing Moral Panics with Rod Graham
My returning guest this week is Rod Graham (@roderickgraham), a YouTuber and writer on Substack. We discuss his recent post “how moral panics help maintain immoral practices” and how progressives can engage with the right without playing into moral panics. Rod's Article: https://rodgraham.substack.com/p/how-moral-panics-help-maintain-immoral Editing... by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Phil...
2021-Nov-26 • 69 minutes
EV - 219 Online Shaming with Krista Thomason
My guest this week is Krista Thomason (@kkthomason), an associate professor of philosophy at Swarthmore college and Philip Quinn fellow at national humanities center, author of Naked: The Dark Side of Shame and Moral Life and a chapter on online shaming in the Oxford handbook of Digital Ethics. We discuss the potential harms of online shaming and how to criticize while not contributing to the problem. Krista's chapter: https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198857815.001.0001/oxf... by L...
2021-Nov-19 • 75 minutes
EV - 218 Addiction and Cancelation with Chris boutté
My guest this week is Chris boutté (@TheRewiredSoul), host of The Rewired Soul and author book Canceled: Inside YouTube Cancel Culture. We discuss his experiences with addiction and cancelation and where he's at on the culture war journey. Convocation: Poe Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/Embrac...
2021-Nov-05 • 76 minutes
EV - 216 Freedom with Toby Buckle
My returning guest this week is Toby Buckle, host of the Political Philosophy Podcast (@PolPhilPod) and Editor of the New Book What is Freedom? We discuss the concept of freedom and America's troubled relationship with that concept. What is Freedom?: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/what-is-freedom-9780197572221?cc=us&lang... Goethe Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosop...
2021-Oct-25 • 73 minutes
EV - 215 Detransition Research with Jesse Singal
My guest this week is Jesse Singal (@jessesingal), cohost of the Blocked and Reported podcast and a contributor New York mag and a range of other places, primarily Substack. We compare two recently published articles on detransition, Turban (2021) and Littman (2021). Article citing Turban (2021): https://fenwayhealth.org/new-study-shows-discrimination-stigma-and-family-pressu... (2021): https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/lgbt.2020.0437 Criticism... of Turban: https://medium.com/@JLCederblom/the-l...
2021-Oct-22 • 65 minutes
EV - 214 Liberal Currents with Adam Gurri
My guest this week is Adam Gurri, founder and editor in chief of liberal currents. We discuss why we still identify as liberals, his recent article on cancel culture narratives, and whether those narratives are an unavoidable part of liberal society. The Case Not Made: https://www.liberalcurrents.com/the-case-not-made-a-response-to-anne-applebaums-... Zizek Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling...
2021-Oct-15 • 65 minutes
EV - 213 Warspeak with Michael Grenke
My guest this week is Dr. Michael Grenke, a tutor at St John’s College and author of the introduction to the recently released Warspeak: Nietzsche’s victory over nihilism. We discuss Nietzsche's worldview, the risks and insights in that view, and how we wrestle with nihilism and meaning in the modern world. Warspeak: https://www.amazon.com/Warspeak-Nietzsches-Victory-over-Nihilism/dp/1895131499 ... Nietzsche Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemus...
2021-Oct-08 • 74 minutes
EV - 212 The Conspiracy Handbook with John Cook
My guest this week is John Cook (@johnfocook), a research fellow at Monash Climate Change Committee Research Hub, author of the book Cranky Uncle Vs. Climate Change and coauthor of The conspiracy Handbook. We discuss the common features of conspiracies and the challenges of applying this analysis in the modern world. Conspiracy handbook: https://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Conspiracy... Christopher Hitchens Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musi...
2021-Sep-30 • 62 minutes
EV - 211 Applied Effective Altruism with Alex Arnett
My guest this week is Alex Arnett, a longtime friend of the show who recently did some serious applied effective altruism. We discuss his experience. Live Kidney Donations: https://www.kidneyregistry.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwwNWKBhDAARIsAJ8Hkhd-35ozChkW5Wcq_y... William McCaskill Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at P...
2021-Sep-24 • 65 minutes
EV - 210 Naturalness with Alan Levinovitz Pt2
My guest this week is Alan Levinovitz (@AlanLevinovitz), a professor of religion and science at James Madison University and the author of Natural: How Faith in Nature’s goodness leads to harmful fads, unjust laws, and flawed science. We discuss the role of naturalness in our political debates. Alan's Website: https://www.alanlevinovitz.com/ Convocation:... John Burroughs Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Ro...
2021-Sep-17 • 61 minutes
EV - 209 Naturalness with Alan Levinovitz Pt1
My guest this week is Alan Levinovitz (@AlanLevinovitz), a professor of religion and science at James Madison University and the author of Natural: How Faith in Nature’s goodness leads to harmful fads, unjust laws, and flawed science. We discuss the concept of "natural", when it might be useful and how it can cause harm. Alan's Website: https://www.alanlevinovitz.com/ Convocation:... Mark Edwards Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/po...
2021-Sep-10 • 72 minutes
EV - 208 White Christian Nationalism with Philip Gorski
My guest this week is Philip Gorski (@GorskiPhilip), a professor of sociology at Yale and co-author of the forthcoming book The Flag and the Cross. We discuss white christian nationalism, why the white part really matters, and what this growing problem means in American Politics? Philip's website: https://www.philipgorski.com/ Convocation:... The Empty Man Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling ...
2021-Sep-03 • 73 minutes
EV - 207 Qanon After Q with Travis View
My guest this week is Travis View (@travis_view), co-host of the Qanon Anonymous Podcast. We discuss conspiracism tracking, epistemic poverty tourism, and what comes next for Qanon Anonymous now that Q has gone silent. Qanon Anonymous: https://www.qanonanonymous.com/ Convocation: Luke 8.17 Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support...
2021-Aug-20 • 72 minutes
EV - 206 Longtermism with Tyler John
My guest this week is Tyler John (@tyler_m_john), head of research at Longview Philanthropy. We discuss Effective Altruism and in particular Longtermism as an approach to ethics. Tyler's Website: https://tmjohn.wixsite.com/tylermjohn Convocation:... Fight Club Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/Emb...
2021-Aug-13 • 68 minutes
EV - 205 Pseudoscience Conspiracism with Melanie Trecek-King
My guest this week is Melanie Trecek-King (@Thinkingpowers), a teacher at a community college who teaches a course on distinguishing between science, non-science, bad science, and pseudoscience. She also developed a website devoted to same issues called Thinking is Power. We discuss the challenges of pedagogy in the post truth world and how to help students learn how to think vs. what to think. Melanie's website: https://thinkingispower.com/ Convocation:... Void Original Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her a...
2021-Aug-06 • 70 minutes
EV - 204 The Immoral Non-Believer Stereotype with Will Gervais
My guest this week is Will Gervais, (@wgervais), an assistant professor of social psychology and senior lecturer at the center for culture and evolution at Brunel University London. We discuss his work studying the persistent stereotype that non-believers are less morally reliable and how this stereotype plays a role in the continued marginalization of non-believers. Will Gervais: http://willgervais.com/ Convocation: Mehmet Murat ildan Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musica...
2021-Jul-30 • 73 minutes
EV - 203 Denialism with Mark Hoofnagel
My guest this week is Mark Hoofnagel, (@MarkHoofnagle), a surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at Wash U, as well as a skeptic activist. We discuss his work on the problem of denialism and how we're seeing that problem run rampant in our political and media landscapes. Mark's Website: https://surgery.wustl.edu/people/mark-hoofnagle/ Convocation:... Shunya Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez...
2021-Jul-22 • 66 minutes
EV - 202 Law of Identity Politics with Corvus
My guest this week is Corvus (@CorvusCoraxPC), host of the Corvus Corax podcast. We discuss the law of identity and the somewhat surprising roles it plays in political discourse.Corvus podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3xHSnWZ-Y1kahvfe5MPBIw?view_as=subscriberConvo... Jhumpa LahiriEditing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.htmlMusic... by GW RodriguezSibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/Support us ...
2021-Jul-15 • 62 minutes
EV - 201 Defining Racism with Nathan Alexander
My guest this week is Nathan Alexander (@NathGAlexander), a historian of racism and atheism and co-host of the Beyond Atheism podcast. We discuss the history of the term 'racism' and the role it's played in American politics. Nathan's Website: https://www.nathangalexander.com/ Arcdigi... article: https://www.arcdigital.media/p/confronting-the-moral-panic-over Convocation:... Alan Moore Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html...
2021-Jul-09 • 52 minutes
EV - 200 Education PhD Year One with Aaron Rabinowitz
This week I mark the 200th episode with an autoethnography of my first year in the Rutgers Graduate School of Education PhD program. I thought this might be helpful for folks who want to hear a less sensationalist approach to CRT in education. Convocation: Aaron' overeducated mind Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... u...
2021-Jul-02 • 72 minutes
EV - 199 Veteran Voidiness with Alex and Jim
My guests this week are Alex and Jim, hosts of the Pillow Scream Radio podcast (@PillowScreamPod). We discuss their experiences as veterans and the The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Ligotti. Convocation: The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Ligotti Pillow Scream Radio pod: https://anchor.fm/pillowscreamradio Editing... by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://...
2021-Jun-24 • 62 minutes
EV - 198 Moral Panics with Cathy Young pt.2
My guest this week is Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63), a writer who has published at ArcDigi, Reason, Atlantic, Newsday, Bulkwark, the week, and Quillette and many more. We discuss moral panics and their role in current political ecosystems. Convocation: Stanley Cohen French bar story: https://www.bondyblog.fr/societe/bar-pmu-de-sevran-la-contre-enquete-du-bondy-bl... affirmation therapy studies: https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/205157368_547217792951511_676072377211765768... Preference article: https://sl...
2021-Jun-16 • 79 minutes
EV - 197 Moral Panics with Cathy Young
My guest this week is Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63), a writer who has published at ArcDigi, Reason, Atlantic, Newsday, Bulkwark, the week, and Quillette and many more. We discuss moral panics and their role in current political ecosystems. Convocation: Michael Rectenwald, Springtime for Snowflakes IDW article: https://quillette.com/2019/05/24/how-the-idw-can-avoid-the-tribalist-pull/ Immi... article: https://quillette.com/2017/07/09/trumps-warsaw-speech-defending-west-defending-i... by Lu Lyons, check out h...
2021-Jun-11 • 69 minutes
EV - 196 Conspiracism with Scott Tyson
My guest this week is Scott Tyson (@scottatyson), an assistant professor in political science at the University of Rochester. We discuss conspiracism and its role in American politics. Convocation: Aaron's fever dreams Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please ...
2021-Jun-04 • 70 minutes
EV - 195 Evolutionary Psych-Comm with Lindsey Osterman
My guest this week is Lindsey Osterman, associate professor of psychology at Roanoke college and cohost of Serious Inquiries Only, we’re on the same page, what the fup:downloads from the secrete ghost library. We discuss evolutionary psychology, trans issues, and sci-comm more broadly.Convocation: D.T. MaxEditing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.htmlMusic... by GW RodriguezSibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn...
2021-May-28 • 75 minutes
EV - 194 Motivated free will beliefs with Cory Clark
My guest this week is Cory Clark (@ImHardcory), a visiting scholar in social psychology at University of Pennsylvania and cohost of Psyphilopod. We discuss her work studying belief in free will across political groups and its relationship to the desire to assign moral responsibility. Convocation: Ann Radcliffe - "A Sicilian Romance" Cory's Website: https://www.coryjclark.com/ Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... ...
2021-May-21 • 77 minutes
EV - 193 Bullshido with Phrost
My guest this week is Phrost (@Phrost), founder of the Bullshido website for debates among martial artists. We discuss his approaches to debating guys with fragile masculinity issues. Convocation: Fight Club Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please Like and Re...
2021-May-14 • 71 minutes
EV - 192 Social Economy and Agency with Lillian Cicerchia
My guest this week is Lillian Cicerchia (@LILCICERCH), a postdoc in social philosophy at Free university of Berlin and cohost of What’s left of philosophy pod. We discuss her work on social economy and she helps me parse the relationship between agency talk in theory work and free will talk in analytic philosophy. Convocation: A Scanner Darkly postscript Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Siblin...
2021-May-07 • 74 minutes
EV - 191 Utopian Sociology with William Paris
My guest this week is William Paris (@WilliamMParis), the Frank B Weeks Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan, starting assistant professor as University of Toronto, and cohost of the What’s Left of Philosophy podcast. We discuss the role of utopia in the work of Du Bois and how it allows the possible to permeate the actual. Convocation: Utopia by Thomas More Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodrigue...
2021-Apr-30 • 67 minutes
EV - 190 Equity vs. Equality with Néstor de Buen
My guest this week is Néstor de Buen (@nestor_d), a new chicago MA graduate and a writer who has been published at Merion West and Quilette. We discuss Equity vs. Equality and how poorly the distinction has faired in the culture wars. Convocation: Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid Equity vs. Equality Article: https://nestor-d.medium.com/on-equity-and-equality-of-outcome-7fae6b3c3942 Griev... Hoaxer Article: https://merionwest.com/2020/08/21/clarifying-my-comments-on-lindsay-pluckrose-an... by Lu Lyons, check o...
2021-Apr-23 • 73 minutes
EV - 189 Mencius Moldbug with Kirbmarc
My guest this week is Kirbmarc (@kirbmarc), who recently helped me understand better the ties between paleoconservatism and parts of the anti-woke movement. We discuss several individuals related to the dark enlightenment, including Nick Land and Menscius Moldbug aka Curtis Yarvin. Convocation: Menscius Moldbug Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphi...
2021-Apr-16 • 69 minutes
EV - 188 Deleuze and Spinoza with Gil Morejon
My guest this week is Gil Morejon (@gdmorejon), an adjunct at Dupal and co-host of the What’s Left of Philosophy Podcast. We discuss his work on Deleuze and Spinoza concerning determinism and joyous revolution. Convocation: Deleuze What's Left of Philosophy podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/whats-left-of-philosophy/id1544487624... Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Ph...
2021-Apr-09 • 78 minutes
EV - 187 Words and Letters with Angel Eduardo Pt.2
My guest this week is Angel Eduardo (@StrangelEdweird), a writer, musician, photographer, and designer in NYC who has been published in Aero, CFI, and Newsweek. In part one we discussed his articles on starmanning, selfishness, and merit. In part two we cover his articles on the power of words and his article on the Harper's Letter. Convocation: Yehuda Berg Angel's website: http://angeleduardo.com/ Starmanning: https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/how-to-star-man-arguing-from-compassion/ Selfi... https://cente...
2021-Apr-02 • 76 minutes
EV - 186 Starmanning with Angel Eduardo Pt.1
My guest this week is Angel Eduardo (@StrangelEdweird), a writer, musician, photographer, and designer in NYC who has been published in Aero, CFI, and Newsweek. In part one we discuss his articles on starmanning, selfishness, and merit. In part two we'll cover his article on the power of words and his article on the Harper's Letter. Convocation: Rock and Roll Suicide by Bowie Angel's website: http://angeleduardo.com/ Starmanning: https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/how-to-star-man-arguing-from-compassion/ Sel...
2021-Mar-26 • 70 minutes
EV - 185 Unwelcome Epistemic Company with Joshua Blanchard
My guest this week is Joshua Blanchard (@philoshua), a visiting assistant professor in philosophy at Oakland University with a focus in ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of religion. We discuss his paper "The Problem of Unwelcome Epistemic Company" and how it might bear on our internet lives. Convocation: Patricia Highsmith Joshua's Website: https://www.joshuablanchard.net/ Problem... of Unwelcome Epistemic Company: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/episteme/article/abs/problem-of-unwelcom... ...
2021-Mar-19 • 79 minutes
EV - 184 Modern Culting with Matthew Remski
My guest this week is Matthew Remski (@matthewremski), an expert in cults and cohost of the Conspirituality podcast. We discuss how cults have evolved radically in the online world and what it means for culture war, politics, and our own little ironic cult. Convocation: Anonymous Matthew's Website: http://matthewremski.com/wordpress/ Conspirituality's... Website: http://conspirituality.net/ Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast...
2021-Mar-12 • 84 minutes
EV - 183 Moderate Conservatism with Stephen Dause
My guest this week is Stephen Dause (@StephenDause), host of the You Might Have a Point podcast and blog. We discuss moderate conservatism and dive into a few examples of "wokeness run amok". Stephen's Website: https://www.youmighthaveapoint.com/ Convocation:... William Gladstone Princeton Letter: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPmfeDKBi25_7rUTKkhZ3cyMICQicp05ReVaeB... analysis: https://paw.princeton.edu/article/faculty-members-propose-anti-racism-agenda Mid... demilitarization of white bodies: h...
2021-Mar-05 • 95 minutes
EV - 182 De-escalating the Culture War with Jay Shapiro
My guest this week is Jay Shapiro (@jay_shapiro), host of the Dilemma podcast documentary filmmaker Islam and the Future of the Tolerance. We discuss wokeness on college campuses, conspiracy theories in the IDW, and how to de-escalate the culture wars. Jay's Website: https://whatjaythinks.com/ Convocation: James Baldwin Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https...
2021-Feb-25 • 89 minutes
EV - 181 Culture War Metaphysics with Oliver Traldi
My guest this week is Oliver Traldi (@olivertraldi), a philosophy PhD student at Notre Dame Spencer who frequently publishes at ArcDigi and Heterdox academy. We discuss a range of topics from the role of the objective/subjective divide in the culture wars to the vagaries of conspiracy theories on the right and left. Website: https://olivertraldi.weebly.com/ Convocation:... Culture War Rap by @Matt_Allan78 Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals....
2021-Feb-19 • 70 minutes
EV - 180 Critical Legal Theory with Spencer Bradley
My guest this week is Spencer Bradley (@CafeSinister), a public defender with a background in critical legal theory. We discuss the origins of CLT, its relationship to the more famous Critical Race Theory, and how we can apply it in free speech debates. Spencer's comment on Free Speech Absolutism: https://ideas.dickinsonlaw.psu.edu/dlr/vol123/iss2/6/ Convocation:... Aaron's free expression Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.h...
2021-Feb-12 • 75 minutes
EV - 179 The Hermeneutics of Food and Drugs with Joey Tuminello
My guest this week is Joey Tuminello, an assistant professor of philosophy at McNeese State University, a program coordinator for the nonprofit orgs Farm Forward and Better Food Foundation, and one of my very closest IRL philosophy brothers. We talk food, drugs, applied ethics, really all that is good in life. Joey's website: https://josephtuminello.academia.edu/ DefaultVeg:... https://defaultveg.org/ 2021 Jonathan Safran Foer Virtual Visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GNSTLP2 Convocation:... Oliver ...
2021-Feb-05 • 76 minutes
EV - 178 What Even is Metaphysics? with Donnchadh O' Conaill
My returning guest this week is Donnchadh O' Conaill, a post-doc at University of Fribourg in Switzerland, where he does work on metaphysics of the self. We try to explain what metaphysics and why you need it in your life. Donnchadh's Website: www.donnchadhoconaill.com Donnchadh's letterwiki with Naomi Thompson on carving reality at the joints: https://letter.wiki/conversation/723 Referenced materials: David Armstrong is Universals: An Opinionated Introduction (Westview Press, 1989) The one by G.J. Wa...
2021-Jan-29 • 78 minutes
EV - 177 Secular vs Religious Ethics with Rabbi Josh Yuter
My guest this week is Rabbi Josh Yuter (@JYuter), my interlocutor in a letterwiki on secular and religious ethics. We discuss Josh's experiences with Jewish orthodoxy and how it contrasts with secular ethics. The letterwiki is a valuable companion piece but necessary to enjoy the episode. Josh's website: https://joshyuter.com/ Our Letter Exchange: https://letter.wiki/conversation/832 Convocation:... Hillel the Elder Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedli...
2021-Jan-22 • 72 minutes
EV - 176 Wrestling with Conspiracy Theories with Dr. Ami Palmer
My guest this week is Dr. Ami Palmer (@FilosoferzBLike), a philosophy professor at Ohio Northern University. We discuss the ongoing epistemic crisis, the limits of models for addressing causes of the crisis, and where we're likely to go from here. Dr. Palmer's anti-science propaganda article: https://wrestling-with-philosophy.com/2020/01/08/how-and-why-anti-science-propag... Convocation: Ben Franklin Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/...
2021-Jan-15 • 74 minutes
EV - 175 Cogtweeto Philosophy Workshop with Jennifer Foster and Cassie Finley
My guests this week are Jennifer Foster (@philoso_foster), a philosophy Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California, and Cassie Finley (@Angry_Cassie), a philosophy Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa. They’ve come together to organize the Cogtweeto Philosophy Workshop Series. We discuss the workshop and community organizing within philosophy twitter. Cogtweeto conference info: https://www.cogtweeto.com/ Daily Nous writeup: https://dailynous.com/2021/01/06/new-workshop-series-bring-philosop...
2021-Jan-08 • 59 minutes
EV - 174 American Pragmatism with Joseph Clark
My guest this week is Joseph Clark (@clarkjosephf), a journalist and critic currently embedded with Philosophy Twitter. We discuss American Pragmatism and it's implications for epistemology and ethics. Joseph's Opinionated Introduction to Pragmatism: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XyGkGX2Ndb6zpxs1DzXgRDzXzCT6Pw45z65kx_frvAc/... Hayden Bruce on twitter: https://twitter.com/HaydenSBruce Hayden Bruce's podcast: https://pragmaticchristian.com/podcast Jeffery... Howard on twitter: https://twitter.com/Jeffr...
2021-Jan-01 • 78 minutes
EV - 173 Patron Thanks Q and A with Thomas Smith
My guest this week is my good friend and Philosophers in Space cohost Thomas Smith. He joins me to help thank all the ETV patrons for their support and general chillness as the show continues to evolve. Y'all are the best, the void wouldn't exist without you. Convocation: Wareframe Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... ...
2020-Dec-25 • 69 minutes
EV - 172 Woking Up with Eiynah
My returning guest this week is Eiynah (@NiceMangos), host of the Polite Conversations and Woking Up podcasts. We follow up on the State of the IDW episode with a deep dive on Sam Harris. Eiynah makes some solid arguments that we shouldn't give Harris too much credit for his recent symbolic break with the IDW. Polite Conversations: https://soundcloud.com/politeconversations Woking... Up: https://soundcloud.com/politeconversations/woking-up-1 Convocation:... Tao Te Ching Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her am...
2020-Dec-18 • 67 minutes
EV - 171 Cheap Talk with C Thi Nguyen
My returning guest this week is C Thi Nguyen (@add_hawk), a philosophy professor at University of Utah with a special interest in gaming and porn. We discuss porn, cheap talk, value capture, conspiracy theories and just so much other stuff. Highly recommend listening back to C Thi's first episode as we basically pick up where we left off there: https://voidpod.com/podcasts/2019/6/19/ev-094-echoes-in-the-void-with-c-thi-nguy... C Thi's Website: https://objectionable.net/ Invocation: Aaron's Void Editing ...
2020-Dec-11 • 77 minutes
EV - 170 State of the IDW with Chris Kavanagh
My guest this week is Chris Kavanagh (@C_Kavanagh), a cognitive anthropologist/social scientist and cohost of the Decoding the Gurus podcast. We assess the state of the Intellectual Dark Web post election and discuss why conspiracy theories appear to be rampant in the IDW. Decoding the Gurus: https://decoding-the-gurus.captivate.fm/ Invocation:... Alan Moore Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibli...
2020-Dec-04 • 66 minutes
EV - 169 Carceral luck with Emma McClure
My guest this week is Emma McClure, a parole solicitor who frequently works with prisoners with mental health issues. We discuss the role of luck in the criminal justice system, possible reforms, and the impacts of Covid. Invocation: Watership Down Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you e...
2020-Nov-27 • 71 minutes
EV - 168 Philosopher Queens with Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting
My guests this week are Rebecca Buxton (@RebeccaBuxton) and Lisa Whiting (@lisawhiting_), the editors of this year's best philosophy book, Philosopher Queens. We discuss the overlooked history of women in philosophy and cutting edge work they did dealing with totalitarianism and reply guys. Philosopher queens: https://unbound.com/books/philosopher-queens/... Invocation: Martha Nussbaum Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html...
2020-Nov-20 • 68 minutes
EV - 167 Masculinity and Morality with Tom Curry
My guest this week is Tom Curry (@dissonance_pod), co-host of the Cognitive Dissonance pod and one of the hive of villainy on the Citation Needed pod. We discuss Tom's letters to his sons and how to teach healthy masculinity. Tom's Blog: https://dangerousletters.wordpress.com/ Cog... Dis: https://dissonancepod.com/ Citation Needed: http://citationpod.com/ Invocation: https://dangerousletters.wordpress.com/2020/11/05/you-are-not-a-good-person/ Edi... by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Mu...
2020-Nov-13 • 66 minutes
EV - 166 Cancer Pseudoscience with Alice Howarth
My guest this week is Dr. Alice Howarth (@AliceEmmaLouise), co-host of the Skeptics with a K podcast and postdoc in pharmacology at the University of Liverpool. We discuss cancer treatment and pseudoscience alternative medicines that are targeted at cancer patients. Alice's Blog: https://dralice.blog/ Skeptics with a K: http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/category/podcast/skeptics-with-a-k/ Invoca... Robert Heinlein Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.fi...
2020-Nov-06 • 80 minutes
EV - 165 Black Male Studies with DR. TJ Curry
My guest this week is Dr. TJ Curry (@DrTJC), chair of Africana studies and Black Male Studies at Edinburgh University. We discuss violent decolonialization, intersectionality, and Black Male Studies. Invocation: The book of the Living, from Parable of the Talents by Butler The Man-not: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072Q2JXW9/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=... Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW R...
2020-Oct-30 • 69 minutes
EV - 164 The Far Right Wing with Daniel Harper
My guest this week is Daniel Harper, co-host of the I Don't Speak German Podcast. We discuss the many flavors of the far right and where that energy is headed after the election. Invocation: Fantasy High S1E7 I don't Speak German Podcast: https://idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/ Editing... by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support us at Patreo...
2020-Oct-23 • 67 minutes
EV - 163 Animal Consciousness with Jeff Sebo
My guest this week is Jeff Sebo (@jeffrsebo) director of the NYU animal studies MA program and author of Chimpanzee rights and Food, Animals, and the Environment. We discuss animal consciousness and the implications for animal ethics. Invocation: The Aarononomicon Jeff's website: https://jeffsebo.net/ Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn...
2020-Oct-15 • 72 minutes
EV - 162 CRT Diversity Training with Casey Petersen pt.2
My guest this week is Casey Petersen (@CaseyAPetersen), a research and development electrical engineer at Sandia National Labs who took issue with the diversity and racial awareness training at the National Labs. We discuss his video challenging Critical Race Theory and its use in diversity training and school curriculums. (NOTE: This discussion happened prior to the release of Breonna Taylor's grand jury testimonies) Casey's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNW9nlFDBk Study... on bias perpetuation t...
2020-Oct-08 • 69 minutes
EV - 161 CRT Diversity Training with Casey Petersen pt.1
My guest this week is Casey Petersen (@CaseyAPetersen), a research and development electrical engineer at Sandia National Labs who took issue with the diversity and racial awareness training at the National Labs. We discuss his video challenging Critical Race Theory and its use in diversity training and school curriculums. Casey's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNW9nlFDBk... Study on bias perpetuation through AI lending: https://news.berkeley.edu/story_jump/mortgage-algorithms-perpetuate-racial-...
2020-Oct-02 • 68 minutes
EV - 160 Vaxxer Conspiracies with Matt Browne
My guest this week is Matt Browne (@ArthurCDent), a psychology professor at central Queensland Australia and cohost of the new Decoding the Gurus podcast. We discuss conspiracy theories within the Anti-vaxxer community and what they can tell us about a world inundated with conspiracy theories. Matt's Vaccination Paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29863949/ Decoding... the Gurus: https://decoding-the-gurus.captivate.fm/ Convocation:... Richard Hofstadter's The Paranoid Style in American Politics, Harp...
2020-Sep-25 • 143 minutes
Rebroadcasting ETV101+102: Social Progress in the Void with Bo Winegard pt.1
My guest this week is Bo Winegard, Assistant Professor at Marietta College, cohost of the psyphilopod podcast, and frequent contributor to Quillette. We've engaged in several disagreements on twitter and thought it could be valuable to debate some of these issues on the show. We focused our debate on the question "should society attempt to promote social progress by changing human nature". The argument is naturally wide ranging. Invocation: The Tower of Babel Bo's article on Progressivism and the West: ht...
2020-Sep-18 • 100 minutes
Rebroadcasting ETV11+12: Trump's Malignant Narcissism
Taking a two week break to commune with the void. In the meantime enjoy this double wide rebroadcast of our discussion of Trump's narcissism and diagnosing at a distance. Here's a link to the DSM-5 definition of narcissism: http://www.mayoclinic.org/di... by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If...
2020-Sep-11 • 66 minutes
EV - 159 Racial Capitalism with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
My guest this week is Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (@OlufemiOTaiwo), assistant professor at Georgetown university with an interest in pan African community action. We discuss a recent exchange that he and Liam Bright had with Michael Wazler on the issue of Racial Capitalism. Wazler's article: https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/a-note-on-racial-capitalism Liam... and Femi's response article: https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/a-response-to-michael-walzer Fem... website: http://www.whyeverythin...
2020-Sep-04 • 61 minutes
EV - 158 The Tragedy of the Epistemic Commons with Kevin Dorst
My guest this week is Kevin Dorst (@kevin_dorst), a philosopher at Oxford University and University of Pittsburg with a particular interest in polarization and irrationality. We discuss why current polarization involves elevated levels of demonization and if there's any way to break out of this spiral. Kevin's Website: https://www.kevindorst.com/ Convocation: The Tower of Babel Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music....
2020-Aug-28 • 73 minutes
EV - 157 GPT-3 with Raphaël Millière
My guest this week is Raphaël Millière (@raphamilliere), a philosopher of mind and cognitive science at Columbia university’s Center for Science and Society. We discuss the new natural language processor GPT-3 and it's potential benefits and risks to various parts of society. Raphaël's website: http://raphaelmilliere.com/ Convocation: GPT-3's Manifesto of Void Art Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html Music... by GW Rodriguez ...
2020-Aug-21 • 67 minutes
EV - 156 Convergence vs. Consensus Liberalism with Marcus Schultz-Bergin
My guest this week is Marcus Schultz-Bergin (@schultzbergin), a teaching professor in philosophy at Cleveland State University who’s interests include ethics and political philosophy. Marcus is also a former colleague of mine from the Colorado State masters program. We discuss different kinds of Liberalism and what the view can still bring to the table. Marcus's Website: http://schultzbergin.xyz/ Convocation: Simón Bolívar Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://ww...
2020-Aug-14 • 66 minutes
EV - 155 Reviewing Cynical Theories with Sam Hoadley-Brill
My guest this week is Sam Hoadley-Brill (@deonteleologist), a grad student in philosophy at CUNY Graduate Center with interests in moral, social, and political philosophy. We discuss his forthcoming review of Cynical Theories by James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose. Convocation: Terry Pratchett Helen Longino "Cognitive and Non-Cognitive values in science": https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-009-1742-2_3 Alison... Wylie "Why Standpoint Matters": https://philpapers.org/rec/WYLWSM Charles Mill...
2020-Aug-07
EV - 154 Better know Richard Rorty with Adrian Rutt
My guest this week is Adrian Rutt adjunct at Cleveland state, editor at Liberal Currents, and the manager of the Rorty Stan Account on twitter (@Adrian_Rutt). Adrian helps me to better understand Richard Rorty and his roll in all of this ::gestures wildly at the culture war:: Convocation: Richard Rorty Editing by Callie Wright Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please Like and Re...
2020-Jul-31 • 70 minutes
EV - 153 Filial Piety and Abuse with Janelle Shiroshita-Wawrzyniak
My guest this week is Janelle Shiroshita-Wawrzyniak. We discuss Confucian views about filial piety and what that virtue means for people who come from abusive households. Convocation: Joshua Ray Derke Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It really helps! If you enjoyed this and want to discus...
2020-Jul-25 • 70 minutes
EV - 152 Criminal justice reform with Barry Lam
My guest this week is Barry Lam (@ProfBarryLam), host of Hi-Phi Nation (@HiPhiNation). We discuss philosophy of justice and his recent coverage of criminal justice reform. Hi-Phi Nation: https://hiphination.org/ Convocation: Jindrich Styrsky, Emilie přichází ke mně ve snu Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, es...
2020-Jul-17 • 77 minutes
EV - 151 Critical Studies in the Current Climate with Johnathan Flowers
My guest this week is Dr. Johnathan Flowers (@shengokai). Dr. Flowers teaches a range of topics at Wooster State university including asian and africana philosophy and aesthetics when he gets the chance. We discuss the role that critical studies is and should be playing in our current period of social transition. Convocation: General Iroh Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid I...
2020-Jul-09 • 63 minutes
EV - 150 Sovereign Nations and the Grievance Hoaxers
Welcome to a very special episode 150! No guest this week, it's sadly a solo episode where I take a deep dive down a dark rabbit hole that I've been stuck in for some time. I hope y'all find this valuable in understanding the culture wars. Convocation: Yeats Referenced Materials: https://twitter.com/GSpellch... by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you enjoy the show, please Like an...
2020-Jul-02 • 71 minutes
EV - 149 White Fragility with Rod Graham
My guest this week is Rod Graham (@roderickgraham), Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University. We discuss Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility and why it's so hot right now. White Fragility: https://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116... Rod's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RoderickGraham Convocation:... Litany against fear from Dune Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.c...
2020-Jun-25 • 66 minutes
EV - 148 Social Justice and Street Epistemology with Reid Nicewonder pt.2
My guest this week is Reid Nicewonder (@ReidN), president of Street Epistemology International (@501c3forSE) and host of Cordial Curiosity YouTube Channel (@CordialCurious). We continue our discussion of street epistemology, its connections to the grievance studies folks, and social justice. SE International: https://streetepistemologyinternational.org/ Letterwiki... referenced: https://letter.wiki/conversation/166 Convocation: Barnett Newman Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling...
2020-Jun-18 • 69 minutes
EV - 147 Social Justice and Street Epistemology with Reid Nicewonder pt.1
My guest this week is Reid Nicewonder (@ReidN), president of Street Epistemology International (@501c3forSE) and host of Cordial Curiosity YouTube Channel (@CordialCurious). We discuss street epistemology, its connections to the grievance studies folks, and social justice. SE International: https://streetepistemologyinternational.org/ Letterwiki... referenced: https://letter.wiki/conversation/166 Convocation: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling ...
2020-Jun-12 • 68 minutes
EV - 146 Revising the Chinese Room with Daniel Estrada
My guest this week is Daniel Estrada (@eripsa), a Lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he teaches on engineering ethics, AI, and philosophy of mind. We discuss his critiques of the Chinese room and why he prefers Lady Lovelace's objection to Turing. Daniel's Website: https://www.madeofrobots.com/ Invocation:... Aaron's Chinese Room Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/Embr...
2020-Jun-05 • 70 minutes
EV - 145 Void Crossing with James Croft
My guest this week is James Croft (@CroftSpeaks), host of the Ethics and Chill podcast and the leader of the Ethical Society of St. Lewis. We try to say profound things about coping with the void through pop culture content, but mostly it's a lot of jokes about Animal Crossing and some advice on how to get that cult money. Ethics and Chill: https://ethicsandchill.org/ Ethical Society of St. Lewis: https://ethicalstl.org/ Invocation: Animal Crossing Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Si...
2020-May-28 • 74 minutes
EV - 144 Conservative Postmodernism with Matt McManus
My Guest this week is Matt McManus (@MattPolProf), a professor of philosophy at TEC De Monterrey. Matt is the Solo or co-author of Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson and The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism. We discuss his understanding of postmodernism and how he thinks it can sometimes fruitfully be applied to the right as well. Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085WB8FXF/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=... Rise of Postmoder...
2020-May-21 • 69 minutes
EV - 143 Better Know Mary Astell with Simone Webb
My guest this week is Simone Webb (@SimoneWebbUCL), a PhD student in gender studies at UCL. We do another of our many many parts better know a philosopher series. We focus on the early conservative feminist philosopher Mary Astell, with a little Foucault appetizer. Simone's website: https://simonewebb.weebly.com/ Invocation:... Rishi Sanghani Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoi...
2020-May-14 • 65 minutes
EV - 142 Nonreligious Life in America with Alison Gill
My guest this week is Alison Gill, vice president for Legal and Policy at American Atheists (@AmericanAtheist). American Atheists recently completed the largest survey to date compiling and analyzing the experiences of nonbelievers living in America. The results were pretty shocking on the discrimination and stigmatization fronts. Content Waring: Discussions of violence and abuse. Reality Check: Being Nonreligious in America: https://www.secularsurvey.org/ American Atheists Analysis: https://www.atheists....
2020-May-08 • 69 minutes
EV - 141 Secular Student Alliance with Kevin Bolling
My guest this week is Kevin Bolling, executive director of the Secular Student Alliance (@SecularStudents). We discuss the role of secular student groups in the lives of young nonbelievers, and how they especially play a vital community role in the lives of nonbelievers who come from faith based families. This is a particularly fortuitous conversation given what I'll be discussing next week with Alison Gill. Secular Student Alliance: https://secularstudents.org/?gclid=CjwKCAjw4871BRAjEiwAbxXi2xaAzMR9fuT2Ra...
2020-Apr-30 • 64 minutes
EV - 140 Campquest.org with Neil Polzin
My guest this week is Neil Polzin, a long time patron of the void, director of the So Cal Campquest session, and Board Chair for the national Campquest organization. We discuss the joys of combining science and philosophy with the outdoors to help young individuals learn and grow. Campquest: https://www.campquest.org/ Invocation: https://lovecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Dark_Young_of_Shub-Niggurath Editing... by Brian Ziegenhagen Music by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.li...
2020-Apr-24 • 95 minutes
EV - 139 New Media Roundtable
Something new this week! Some friends put together a roundtable discussion on left/liberal relations and related pressing issues. Hope you enjoy! Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPI02PAv3GQ Participants: Political... Philosophy Podcast: https://www.politicalphilosophypodcas.... https://twitter.com/PolPhilPod Chrisi... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1b.... https://twitter.com/chrisiousity The Poplar Tapes: https://thepoplartapes.podbean.com/ https://twitter.com/ThePoplarTa...
2020-Apr-16 • 65 minutes
EV - 138 Naked Shame with Krista Thomason
My guest this week is Krista Thomason (@kkthomason), an associate professor at Swarthmore college who studies negative emotions and their role in ethics. We discuss her challenges to the traditional views of shame and how people can integrate a healthy relationship with shame into their lives. Naked: https://www.amazon.com/Naked-Dark-Side-Shame-Moral/dp/0190843276 Invocation:... Bhagavad Gita Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2...
2020-Apr-09 • 71 minutes
EV - 137 Strong Emergence with Emerson Green
My guest this week is Emerson Green (@waldenpod), host of the Counterapologetics Podcast and Walden Pod. We continue our discussion on Panpsychism and focus in particular on the argument agains strong emergence, a concept that may be present in common conceptions of how consciousness arises in the world. The Right to Reason Discussion with Emerson: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/panpsychism-debate/id1233300936?i=10004651... up on Walden Pod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD-RKKyHDXc... Emerson's...
2020-Apr-02 • 69 minutes
EV - 136 Dialetheism with Michael Bench-Capon
My guest this week is Michael Bench-Capon (@MikeBenchCapon), a philosopher turned librarian with an interest in Dialetheism, the view that some things both are and are not P. We discuss this counterintuitive theory and how it applies to paradoxes, aesthetics, and ethics. Michael's Blogpost on Dialetheism: http://michaelbenchcapon.blogspot.com/2019/11/dialetheism-duchamp-and-deloreans.... interview: https://historyofphilosophy.net/logic-buddhism-priest Priest... and Young article on Dialetheism and art: ht...
2020-Mar-26 • 67 minutes
EV - 135 Sentientism with Jamie Woodhouse
My guest this week is Jamie Woodhouse (@JamieWoodhouse), a community organizer for Sentientism, the view that all sentient life matters morally. We do a deep dive into the strengths and weakness of Sentientism. Jamie's Homepage: https://jamiewoodhouse.com/ Jamie's FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sentientism Editing... by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: ht...
2020-Mar-20 • 69 minutes
EV - 134 Existential Risk with Phil Torres
My guest this week is the well timed Phil Torres (@@xriskology), an expert on existential risk. We discuss the field of existential risk and several top contenders for what might kill us all. Phil's website: https://www.xriskology.com/ Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid If you en...
2020-Mar-12 • 77 minutes
EV - 133 Open Minded Centrism with Andrea Lewis
My guest this week is Andrea Lewis (@AndreaLynnLewis), host of Andrea with the Bangs on Youtube and the She Wonders Why podcast. We discuss the culture wars from her centrist vantage and what distinguishes her position from progressivism. Andrea with the Bangs: https://t.co/Ijqo7IoaM5?amp=1 She Wonders Why: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she-wonders-why-by-andrea-with-the-bangs/i... Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2...
2020-Mar-06 • 72 minutes
EV - 132 American Atheism with Nick Fish
My guest this week is Nick Fish (@AmericanAtheist), president of American Atheists and longtime organizer within the atheist community. We discuss our weirdly similar paths to community organizing and the hopeful direction of movement atheism. Invocation: Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy American Atheist Convention: https://convention.atheists.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAhojzBRC3ARIsAGtNtHX45vvm24uWoadFr... by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-da...
2020-Feb-28 • 75 minutes
EV - 131 Politics sans Free Will with Iona Italia
My guest this week is Iona Italia (@IonaItalia), cohost of the Two for Tea podcast and a frequent contributor at sites like letterwiki. We discuss her book on Argentinian Tango, our shared belief that free will is an illusion, and our divergent views on intersectionality. Invocation: David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest Iona's book: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Tango-World-vol-1-Community/dp/1999755189 Tango... videos: Carlitos & Noelia: https://t.co/myrq97WjyD?amp=1 And me & Manish: https://t.co/G5nUGd...
2020-Feb-20 • 73 minutes
EV - 130 The Soul of Libertarianism with Jason Lee Byas
My guest this week is Jason Lee Byas, a PhD student in political philosophy at University of Michigan. We discuss Libertarianism as a form of radical liberalism, how it has lost its way in the Trump era, and what can be done to turn it around. Invocation: Jindrich Styrsky, Emilie přichází ke mně ve snu Radical liberalism: The Soul of Libertarianism: https://c4ss.org/content/49939 Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0n...
2020-Feb-13 • 68 minutes
EV - 129 Philosophy of Disability with Elizabeth Barnes
My guest this week is Elizabeth Barnes, a professor of philosophy at the glorious University of Virginia. We discuss her book The Minority Body and the challenges she has encountered when engaging with other philosophers on the lives of disabled individuals. We also break new ground in the emerging sub-discipline of doggo metaphysics. Elizabeth's homepage: https://elizabethbarnesphilosophy.weebly.com/ Invocation:... Nitya Prakash Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn....
2020-Feb-06 • 74 minutes
EV - 128 Substantial Selves with Donnchadh O'Conaill
My guest is Donnchadh O'Conaill, a post-doc researcher at the University of Frizbourg. We discuss a new project he's working on called "The Subject of Experience: The significance of its Metaphysical Nature in the Philosophy of Mind". We discuss how the project aims to give an account of the self as a substance, which means this episode joins our controversial views library alongside logical positivism, expressivism, HBD, Hamilton being bad, and coming soon, Libertarianism. Project description: https://www...
2020-Jan-30 • 62 minutes
EV - 127 Black Metal Environmentalism with Jesse McWilliams
My guest this week is Jesse McWilliams, who reached out to discuss his work on Black Metal philosophy and environmental harm assessment. We look at the day to day work of environmental preservation and why Scandanavians love Black Metal so much. Jesse's Black Metal work: http://amoeba.blue/research/voyd_m... Environmental work: http://amoeba.blue/research/ascfk_wrsts... of Metal Music studies: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/mms Invocation:... Kabir, The Bijak of Kabir Editing by Brian...
2020-Jan-23 • 64 minutes
EV - 126 McMindfulness with Ron Purser
My guest this week is Ron Purser (@ronpurser), author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. We discuss the commodifying of mindfulness and the Invocation: A life in Vain by Ono no komachi (translation by Peter MacMillon) http://www.thehypertexts.com/Ono%20no%20Komachi%20English%20Translations.htm Ed... by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers i...
2020-Jan-16 • 71 minutes
EV - 125 Why Are We Yelling? with Buster Benson
My guest this week is Buster Benson (@buster), author of Why Are We Yelling?: The Art of Productive Disagreement. We discuss discussions and Buster's preferred methods for untangling confusions. Invocation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra Editing... by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support... us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheV...
2020-Jan-09 • 52 minutes
EV - 124 Death Doulas with Brenda Goodman pt2
My guest this week is Brenda Goodman, a mediator with a Masters in Gerontology and a lifelong interest in aging and death. We work through some of the practical and personal questions Brenda would use in her services as a death doula. Invocation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47652/because-i-could-not-stop-for-death-... Doula Resources: https://www.inelda.org/categ... by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW...
2020-Jan-02 • 61 minutes
EV - 123 Death Doulas with Brenda Goodman pt1
My guest this week is Brenda Goodman, a mediator with a Masters in Gerontology and a lifelong interest in aging and death. We discuss how she became interested in these culturally taboo issues and what she learned from her Death Doula training course. Part two will involve her asking me some of the preparation questions about death. Invocation: Death from Sandman Death Doula Resources: https://www.inelda.org/categ... Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-r...
2019-Dec-27 • 71 minutes
EV - 122 Better know Confucius with Bryan Van Norden
My guest this week is Bryan Van Norden (@BryanVanNorden), a prolific author and advocate for developing Western philosophy departments beyond their Eurocentric habits. We talk about the value of non-western philosophy generally and dive into Confucianism in particular. Invocation: Confucius Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/...
2019-Dec-19 • 74 minutes
EV - 121 Better Know an Aristotle with Aristotle
My guest this week is Aristotle (from the @AristotlesStgra account on twitter). He preferred to answer questions in the voice of Aristotle himself, which gives us a fun opportunity to get to know more about this hugely important philosopher in a classic dialogue sort of fashion. Hope you enjoy! Invocation: Aaron's void Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: http...
2019-Dec-13 • 66 minutes
EV - 120 Debating Scientific Racism with Dr. Mansa Keita
My guest this week is Dr. Mansa Keita (@rasmansa), a computer science PHD who spends a substantial amount of time engaging on academic twitter on issues like race that we've covered on the show before. We discuss his experiences with these conversations and why race is such a pervasive topic right now. Invocation: Michael Novak, Experience of Nothingness Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sib...
2019-Dec-05 • 63 minutes
EV - 119 Discordianism with Brian Henriksen
My guest this week is my longtime friend Brian Henriksen, who joins me to discuss our shared love of Discordianism, the most important of all parody religions. The convo is a bit chaotic as befits the material. Principia Discordia: https://www.principiadiscordia.com/book/1.php Invocation:... Apocrypha Discordia pg.9 Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https:...
2019-Nov-28 • 55 minutes
EV - 118 Community Parkour with Kel Glaister
My guest this week is Kel Glaister, an instructor with Melbourne in Motion. We discuss her use of parkour and other exercise activities as a way to build inclusive communities and manage challenges like depression. Melbourne in Motion: https://www.melbinmotion.com/ Invocation:... Justin K. McFarlane Beau Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosop...
2019-Nov-21 • 60 minutes
EV - 117 Letters.Wiki with Clyde Rathbone
My guest this week is Clyde Rathbone (@ClydeRathbone), co-founder of the social discourse site letter.wiki, where people can engage each other in constructive dialogue through a long form letter writing format. We discuss the origin of the project and its impact on people's style of engagement. Clyde's Website: Letter.Wiki Invocation: Thomas Merton Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Siblin...
2019-Nov-14 • 69 minutes
EV - 116 Zhuangzi and Scientific Realism with Aaron Novick
My guest this week is Aaron Novick (@AmneMachin), assistant professor of philosophy at Purdue University. We combine together two often requested topics that might not seem related at first glance. We look first at the work of Zhuangzi, a 4th century Chinese philosopher, and then consider how it informs our modern discussion of the nature of science. Aaron's Website: https://www.aaronnovick.com/ Invocation:... Zhuangzi's Butterfly Dream Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.l...
2019-Nov-07 • 85 minutes
EV - 115 Automation and Utopia with John Danaher
My guest this week isJohn Danaher, author of Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World Without Work. We go long to do a deep dive into every word in that title, and a few other topics as well. I really enjoyed John's book and highly recommend it to folks interested in the map of possible futures. Automation and Utopia: https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674984240 Invocation:... Aaron's fevered mind Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-r...
2019-Oct-31 • 61 minutes
EV - 114 Neuro-Yogacara with Bryce Huebner
My guest this week is Bryce Huebner (@distributedcog), a Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor in Philosophy at Georgetown University. We discuss the distributed nature of cognition from both an analytic and Yogacara buddhist perspective, plus we talk meditation and metal! Bryce's personal page: https://brycehuebner.weebly.com/ Yogacara:... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogachara Invocation:... Rachel Sontag, House Rules Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.co...
2019-Oct-24 • 60 minutes
EV - 113 Expressivist Kantianism with Florence Bacus
My guest this week is Florence Bacus (@morallawwithin), a grad student in the Tufts terminal masters program and an impressive consumer of great philosophical works. We discuss some of her recent work on epistemology as well as a deep dive into Kantian ethics and expressivist metaethics, with the tantalizing idea that maybe they're compatible in some way. Florence's Curious Cat page: https://curiouscat.me/morallawwithin Invocation:... Avatar, the Last Airbender Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out h...
2019-Oct-17 • 61 minutes
EV - 112 Leftist Martial Arts with Sam Yang
My guest this week is Sam Yang (@StuffFromSam), cohost of the Southpaw podcast and a strong advocate for more leftist philosophy in the world of marital arts. We grapple with the challenges in that Joe Rogan dominated community. Sam does a great job pinning down some tricky points. Southpaw Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/must-triumph/southpaw-2 Invocation:... Jean-Luc Godard (suggested by the great Michael Morenko) Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/...
2019-Oct-11 • 62 minutes
EV - 111 Plato v Aristotle v Nagel with Fabien-Denis Cayer
My guest this week is Fabien-Denis Cayer (@OldAristocles), a PHD student at the University of Ottawa and a writer at buriedincontemplation.com. He joins me to dive deeper into our discussions on Plato, Aristotle, and Nagel. All favorites! Fabien's work: https://buriedincontemplation.com/ Invocation:... The Changing Room Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https...
2019-Oct-03 • 63 minutes
EV - 110 Community Atheism with Stephanie Zvan
My guest this week is Stephanie Zvan, cohost of the Minnesota Atheists’ radio show and podcast, a regular contributor at The Orbit, and a board member of Secular Woman and Minnesota Atheists. She graciously cheers me up about the direction of the atheist movement. The Orbit: https://the-orbit.net/ Invocation: The Book of Genesis Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in ...
2019-Sep-26 • 65 minutes
EV - 109 Human Biodiversity with Kevin Bird
My guest this week is Kevin Bird (@itsbirdemic), a PhD student in evolutionary systems biology. Kevin helps guide me through the level of hell that is learning about the Human Biodiversity "Movement". Careful what you say about this one on twitter. They're listening. Kevin's Website: https://kevinabird.github.io/ Invocation:... Lovecraft's "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=Iw...
2019-Sep-19 • 61 minutes
EV - 108 Logical Positivism with Dr. Liam Bright
My guest this week is Dr. Liam Bright, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the London School of Economics and a thought leader on philosophy twitter (@Lastpositivist). Liam joins me for an informal installment in our "better know a philosopher series" where he puts in a heroic effort to rehabilitate my dim view of the Logical Positivists. Liam's Page: https://www.liamkofibright.com/ Study on replication and political bias: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330935931_Is_the_Politica...
2019-Sep-12 • 62 minutes
EV - 107 Gender Wars in the Void with Dr. Rachel McKinney
This week I'm joined by Dr. Rachel McKinney, Program Director for Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Suffolk University and Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Suffolk University. Dr. Mckinney studies the relationship between language, knowledge, and power. She also deals with the realities of communication every day debating the issue of trans rights and the science of gender on twitter. We discuss how these interests connect and dive into the historic background of the gender critical/TERF position. Dr...
2019-Sep-07 • 57 minutes
Aaron's Sydney Skeptics Moral Luck Talk
Hey friends, here's the audio from my talk in Sydney at Skeptics in the Pub. We've got video but it needs a bit of editing together so in the meantime hope you enjoy. Thanks again to Sydney skeptics in the pub for having me, and if anyone else is interested in a skeptics themed ethics talk send me a message through a social media! Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosoph...
2019-Sep-05 • 66 minutes
EV - 106 Taxiderming the Void with Brant MacDuff
This week I'm joined by Brant MacDuff, taxidermist and conservation activist. I had a great time chatting with Brant at NECSS and was happy to have him on the show to discuss how an art about death can inspire concern for life. Brant's website: https://www.immortalanimals.com/about Invocation:... Will Price (feel better!) Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: ...
2019-Aug-29 • 68 minutes
EV - 105 Public Philosophy in the Void with Greg Sadler
This week I'm joined by Greg Sadler (@philosopher70). Greg is a public philosopher and cofounder of ReasonIO. We discuss the shifting trends in public philosophy and how philosophy can help us address important parts of our lived experiences, especially involving anger. ReasonIO: https://reasonio.wordpress.com/ Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gph...
2019-Aug-23 • 71 minutes
EV - 104 Deeply Learning the Void with Michael Cogswell
I'm joined this week by a friend of a friend of the show. Michael Cogswell is currently studying Deep Learning at Georgia Tech, and he helps me work through some of the important basics of deep learning and what it can mean for life in the void. Deep Learning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_learning Editing... by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy...
2019-Aug-16 • 57 minutes
EV - 103 The Panpsychic Void with Hunter Ash
I'm joined this week by Hunter Ash, longtime friend of the show and my go to source for a variety of sciency philosophy questions. He came to me with a really interesting argument to follow up on the brief discussion of panpsychism back in our Frankish episodes. I definitely recommend giving those a re-listen alongside this episode. Invocation: In the Metaphysicians office by Daniel Cappell Panpsychism primer: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/panpsychism/ Editing... by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his ...
2019-Aug-08 • 79 minutes
EV - 102 Social Progress in the Void with Bo Winegard pt.2
Part two of my debate with Bo Winegard, Assistant Professor at Marietta College, cohost of the psyphilopod podcast, and frequent contributor to Quillette. We've engaged in several disagreements on twitter and thought it could be valuable to debate some of these issues on the show. We focused our debate on the question "should society attempt to promote social progress by changing human nature". Invocation: Dril https://twitter.com/dril/status/473265809079693312?lang=en Bo's... article on Progressivism and...
2019-Aug-01 • 66 minutes
EV - 101 Social Progress in the Void with Bo Winegard pt.1
My guest this week is Bo Winegard, Assistant Professor at Marietta College, cohost of the psyphilopod podcast, and frequent contributor to Quillette. We've engaged in several disagreements on twitter and thought it could be valuable to debate some of these issues on the show. We focused our debate on the question "should society attempt to promote social progress by changing human nature". The argument is naturally wide ranging. Invocation: The Tower of Babel Bo's article on Progressivism and the West: ht...
2019-Jul-25 • 56 minutes
EV - 100 Getting Leitered in the Void with Nathan Oseroff-Spicer
We made it! We achieved a major arbitrary numeric goal! So glad to be celebrating with my guest this week, fellow philosophy twitter fiend Nathan Oseroff- Spicer, who joins me to discuss the darker sides of philosophy twitter before succumbing to our realism lightening round. Definitely follow him if you're not already: @nathanoseroff Invocation: The Power by Naomi Alderman If you enjoy the show and want to celebrate our 100th birthday, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It reall...
2019-Jul-18 • 57 minutes
EV - 99 Dying in the Void with Dave Warnock
Death is a reoccurring topic on this show, but this week still feels a little different. I'm joined by Dave Warnock, who is currently engaged in a project called Dying Out Loud. Dave is living with a terminal diagnosis, and he's spending some of his remaining time generously communicating with others about the process of dying. Usually the title of this show is content warning enough, but in this case gonna just reiterate that this discussion may bring things up for folks. Dying out loud Facebook page: ht...
2019-Jul-11 • 61 minutes
EV - 98 The Shunyata of the Void with SomeStingray
We love talking emptiness of the self here in the void, and so I got the perfect not self to join me and discuss lots of fun topics in the world of Indian Philosophy. @SomeStingray is a must follow on philosophy twitter and we have a great time here, especially during the real/not real lightening round. Philosophy twitter will want to take careful notes in that section so you can troll the fish later. Invocation: Listener Submission from Robert Souza If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on you...
2019-Jul-04 • 63 minutes
EV - 97 Dominating the Void with Toby Buckle
This week I'm joined by Toby Buckle of the Political philosophy podcast to discuss a particularly depressing theory of politics centered around the desires to dominate/humiliate and the desires to avoid domination/humiliation. It feels very relevant to our current voidy moment. Invocation: Void Godess Marianne Williamson's actual tweets. Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=IwAR2L2_YIJvQpcw0nx6n... by GW Rodriguez Sibling Pod Philos...
2019-Jun-27 • 63 minutes
EV - 96 Giving the Void an Argument with Ben Burgis
This week I'm joined by the verbose socialist Ben Burgis to discuss his book Give them an Argument: Logic for the Left. We talk best practices, the limits of discourse, and why we wish it were true that leftist teachers were actually rising up and seizing the means of education. Give the Right an Argument: https://www.amazon.com/Give-Them-Argument-Logic-Left-ebook/dp/B07RD8MZ4L/ref=sr_... The endless debate in Aaron's head Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-...
2019-Jun-20 • 60 minutes
EV - 095 The Void after Transition with Callie Wright
This week I'm joined by the wonderful Callie Wright (@calliegetsit), host of the Queersplaining podcast (@queersplaining), where she does in depth reporting on less visible stories within the LGBTQ community. We discuss going beyond the reoccurring narratives about LGBTQ lives, and how that plays out internally and in public forums like sports and politics. Invocation: The Power by Naomi Alderman Editing by Brian Ziegenhagen, check out his pod: http://youarehere.libsyn.com/s02e02-rex-manning-day?fbclid=Iw...
2019-Jun-19 • 63 minutes
EV - 094 Echoes in the Void with C. Thi Nguyen
This week I'm joined by C. Thi Nguyen (@add_hawk) to discuss echo chambers, how they're more dangerous than mere epistemic bubbles, and how gaming might help! Thi's article on Echo Chambers: https://aeon.co/essays/why-its-as-hard-to-escape-an-echo-chamber-as-it-is-to-fle... website: https://objectionable.net/ Invocation: Peter Chiykowski Shortstory.com Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid
2019-Jun-07 • 47 minutes
EV - 93 The Mind's Void with Dr. Keith Frankish pt. 2
Part two of my rousing conversation with Dr. Keith Frankish, where we try to answer the ageless question "Where is my mind? Where is my mind?". Keith is a brilliant proponent of the theory of Illusionism with regard to the existence of phenomenal state. I've read many of his papers and think they're excellent, and while Keith and I come from "different churches" when it comes to philosophy of mind, we agree on a lot, especially what's at stake in all of this, so it's really fun working through these argumen...
2019-Jun-07 • 57 minutes
EV - 92 The Mind’s Void with Dr. Keith Frankish pt.1
As far as I can tell, I'm having the phenomenal sensation of joy at finally getting to have this conversation with Dr. Keith Frankish. Keith is a brilliant proponent of the theory of Illusionism with regard to the existence of phenomenal state. I've read many of his papers and think they're excellent, and while Keith and I come from "different churches" when it comes to philosophy of mind, we agree on a lot, especially what's at stake in all of this, so it's really fun working through these arguments with h...
2019-Jun-06 • 62 minutes
EV91 - The Void after God
Like the uncomfortable sensation in a limb you sat on too long, we’re back! So sorry for the hiatus, I promise it won't happen again. This week we're joined by Ryan Bell from the Life after God podcast. Ryan is a former pastor who was effectively excommunicated for his progressive views and now helps individuals as they try to make sense of a life after religion. We discuss the loss of belief in a just universe, and all the freedom that can come with a healthier morality. Ryan's Podcast: http://www.lifeaft...
2019-May-06 • 64 minutes
EV - 090 The Void Report
Aaron gives us an update on his court case, we discuss the Muller Report, and then give our take on the people running for the Democratic Presidential bid.Open Invocation:Walt WhitmanMaking The Void Livable:Mortal Kombat 11
2019-May-05 • 66 minutes
ETV - 089 Better Know Frances Kamm
For this installment of Better Know a Philosopher, we're talking about Frances Kamm. Aaron has had to pleasure to work with her recently, so he has first hand knowledge on how awesome she is.Making the Void Livable:https://direkris.itch.io/you-are...
2019-Apr-21
EV - 088 Puppetry in the Void
Today we're welcoming Cam Garrity, a puppeteer, podcaster, graphic artist, and so much more. We discuss the beauty of puppetry, while Cam gives us some insights into why it's such a wonderful medium.Opening Invocation:Kafka's "A Little Fable"
2019-Apr-11 • 46 minutes
EV - 087 35mm of Void
Our guest this week is Brenden Webber of the Philosophy Guy Podcast. We each list our top 3 voidy films and discuss their merits that make them void worthy.Opening Invocation:Kafka's "A Little Fable"Making The Void Livable:The high school that put on a theatrical production of Alien.
2019-Apr-05 • 63 minutes
EV - 086 Buckle Up, We're Talking Politics
This week we're joined by Toby Buckle of the Political Philosophy Podcast. We discuss the role of language in political debate.
2019-Mar-17 • 62 minutes
EV - 085 This Rand Is My Rand
Aaron just couldn't get enough Ayn Rand from episode 83 that we decided to revisit one of her main philosophical principles: Egoism. We attempt to steel bot the idea and then tear it down to pieces.Opening Invocation:Ricklantis MixupMaking The Void Livable:Rock Climbing
2019-Mar-09 • 48 minutes
EV - 084 Free Will Wheaton
Here to have out age old battle of free will with Aaron is none other than Darron (@NecessaryBeing). They get into the weeds discussing free will, determinism, and if it's possible for there to be a spectrum.Opening Invocation:Deacon of Doubt @DeaconDoubt
2019-Mar-03 • 62 minutes
EV - 083 Void Shrugged
For our next installment of Better Know a Philosopher, we tackle Ayn Rand. We look at her life and work including Atlas Shrugged.Opening Invocation:Charles Bukowski (The Last Night of the Earth Poems)Making the Void Livable:Young people, like the ones who talking with Dianne Feinstein
2019-Feb-28 • 65 minutes
EV - 082 Heretic Life in Utah with Uncle Mark
Joining us for this episode is Mark from the How To Heretic Podcast. We talk about Mark's experience as a gay man growing up in Utah, the Mormon church, Pride, and many other topics.
2019-Feb-15 • 59 minutes
EV - 081 23andVoid
Today, Aaron and GW discuss relevant topics like the terribleness of Black Face, and why you shouldn't blindly trust 23andMe. We look at not only the privacy issues, but the philosophical issues with a DNA database.Open Invocation:The Ones Who Walk Away From OmelasHero of the Week???:Philosophers in Space / Embrace The Void Facebook group
2019-Feb-07 • 58 minutes
EV - 080 How To Not Be Like Spock With Massimo Pigliucci Part 2
And now the continuation of our interview with Massimo.Opening Invocation: Evan Matthews and Ben OldhamHero of the Week: Why we shouldn't use the word Hero.
2019-Feb-02 • 57 minutes
EV - 079 How To Be Like Spock with Massimo Pigliucci Part 1
In this installment we bring on a very special guest Massimo Pigliucci to discuss Stoicism. He has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee.Opening Invocation:Seneca, On Earthquakes
2019-Jan-27 • 62 minutes
ETV - 078 Better Know Judith Jarvis Thomson
Time for another installment of our Better Know a Philosopher serise. We dive into Judith Jarvis Thomson, author of the famous Trolly Problem thought experiment and has an interesting thought experiment on abortion.Opening Invocation:Absurdist ExistentialismHero of the Week:Teachers
2019-Jan-17 • 66 minutes
EV - 077 Losing My Religion
This week we're joined by Marie D'Elephant from Everyone's Agnostic Podcast. Marie talks about leaving her religion and how that impacted her to this day. We also discuss a myriad of topics relating to religion, death, and polyamory.Opening Invocation: The World Has Turned And Left Me Here by WeezerHero of the Week: Marie's cat (and our pets in general)
2019-Jan-12 • 66 minutes
EV - 076 A Quiet Box
A Quiet Place vs Birdbox. Aaron and GW evaluate each of these very void'y movies in terms of their believability, how they approached essentially the same story differently, and go over parts that may be problematic in some ways.Opening Invocation:Shardik thanks to Eric Brewer and Shannon SlaytonHero of the Week:Nancy Pelosi
2019-Jan-04 • 60 minutes
EV - 075 Void Punishment
We ring in the new year with Jon from the Wayward Willis Podcast as we discuss a range of topics surrounding religion. We focus quite a bit on Jon's experience growing up in a very Christian household, and then later raising a child in a secular household.Hero of the Week:People Losing Their Heros
2018-Dec-27 • 63 minutes
EV - 074 Cabin In The Void
Aaron and GW review the cult classic Cabin In The Woods. The satire and tentacles make it a prime Voidy movie.Opening Invocation: Mary Elizabeth Frye (last couplet lovingly added by Aaron)Hero of the Week: Greta Thunberg 
2018-Dec-20 • 65 minutes
EV - 073 Abundant Peter Coffin's Part 2
Continuing with Peter Coffin.Opening Invocation:The Resistible Rise of Auturo UiHero of the Week:Nadia Murad
2018-Dec-13 • 59 minutes
EV - 072 Abundant Peter Coffin's Part 1
This is part one of a two part episode with Peter Coffin. A YouTube Documentarian, Author, and self-proclaimed Marxist. We first dive into capitalist systems, the open source movement, humans as labor, the state vs. the government, pokemon as a commentary on society, and so much more.Opening Invocation:Gestalt Buddhism
2018-Dec-06 • 62 minutes
EV - 071 Better Know Epicurus
Let's get to know Epicurus who is definitely not Epictetus. This is the first time we've taking a close up look at one of the old Greek philosophers.Opening Invocation:South Wales Wassiling folk customHero of the Week:Luo Xixi
2018-Nov-30 • 60 minutes
EV - 070 Skepticism with Michael Marshall
We're joined by the esteemed Michael Marsh Marshall of the Be Reasonable podcast. Aaron and Marsh dive into many areas including: the Socratic method, placebo affect, skepticism, and cannibalism.Opening Invocation: The Holocaust
2018-Nov-21 • 61 minutes
EV - 069 The World Is Doomed and GW Is In The Void
With GW not being around, Bethany Furtrell joins Aaron to talk about the election results. They also talk about Aaron's woes of Monster Island and how the finical crisis is about to start its reunion tour.Opening Invocation: Kobe BryantHero of the Week: Eileen and Todd
2018-Nov-19 • 63 minutes
EV - 068 TERF's and Trans Athleticism
Today we are lucky to have Dr. Rachel McKinnon to talk about the term TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist) and Trans Athletes. Rachel, herself, is a philosopher who's very qualified to speak about TERF, and is a world class cyclist who knows an immense amount about Biology as it relates to non-cis athletes.Trans Athletes LectureQueerMealsOpening Invocation:Angel
2018-Nov-02 • 56 minutes
ETV - 067 Better Know Mary Wollstonecraft
Today episode we dive into Mary Wollstonecraft, a philosopher from the enlightenment period. We look at her writings and take a macro look at how her work set the pace for later feminist writings leading up to the suffrage movement. Opening Invocation:FalloutHero of the Week:Stacy Abrams (Running for Georgia's Governor)
2018-Oct-25 • 64 minutes
EV - 066 You Done Messed Up A-Aron!
he wonderful world of pedagogy. In this episode we discuss different teaching philosophies, class models, grading, and education systems. Both Aaron and GW dive into their personal teaching techniques.Opening Invocation:Underoath - The Created VoidHero of the Week:Brian Banks
2018-Oct-18 • 61 minutes
EV - 065 Voidy Outcasts
Today we're joined by Felicia Entwistle where Aaron struggle to pronounce her name. If that isn't enough reason to listen to this episode, well we also talk about her work with Utah Outcasts.Opening Invocation:Torsten PihlHero of the Week:Renia
2018-Oct-12 • 56 minutes
EV - 064 Better Know: Simone de Beauvoir
In our latest installment of Better Know a Philosopher we talk about Simone de Beauvoir. A French philosopher who lived during the Suffrage movement and had interesting ideas about Feminism.Opening Invocation:Source: Thomas Smith's QuestionHero of the Week:The Philosopher Queens
2018-Oct-06 • 63 minutes
EV - 063 Unreasonable Doubt
Today we bring on the host of Habeas Humor Podcast, Charone Frankel. We discuss the philosophy of "beyond a reasonable doubt". Is it appropriate? What does it actually mean?References:https://www.bloomberg.co... Invocation:Suggested by: Daniel Source: "The Book of Disquiet" by PessoaHero of the Week:Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
2018-Sep-28 • 58 minutes
EV - 062 Innocence in the Void
Presumption of innocence in the law vs. society. He said, she said, but apparently only "he" is telling the truth?In this episode we go to where the rubber of philosophy meets the road of our daily lives. We discuss the Judge Kavanaugh hearings from a philosophical angle, and of course, more about octopi.Opening Invocation:AaronHero of the Week:Octopuses on MDMA
2018-Sep-20 • 57 minutes
EV - 061 This Is Where The Suffering Begins
We are once again fortunate enough to bring on Jesse Rabinowitz for this discussion on Mind Body Dualism. This time we jump right into the weeds so think you can't see the tails from the Velociraptors.Opening Invocation: Jesse
2018-Sep-13 • 40 minutes
EV - 060 Better Know Angela Davis
For this months segment of Better Know A Philosopher, we talk about Angela Davis. A highly dynamic figure who's still making speeches and continuing her activist path from the Black Panthers, to Occupy Wall Street.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R... Invocation:"The Book of Disquiet" by PessoaHero of the Week:This thing: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bnpv85/the-emerging-fetish-of-laying-alien-eg...
2018-Sep-06 • 61 minutes
EV - 059 A Philosopher Named Desire
For this weeks episode we welcome on Alonzo Fyfe, a philosopher and proponent of Desirism. We discuss this ethical model and how it relates to morality.References: Desirism Facebook Atheist Ethicist DesirismOpening Invocation: Ben ThompsonHero of the Week: ​​​​​​​John McCain
2018-Aug-30 • 58 minutes
EV - 058 Can Art Go Too Far?
This episode could also be named, "Aaron and GW try to pronounce peoples names". We dive into this question about art going too far. Getting into the weeds of what constitutes too far objectively, and how that relates to our subjective opinions of too far.Reference Material: https://www.therichest.com/shocking/15-performance-artists-who-took-their-art-wa... Invocation: Grosse Pointe BlankHero of the Week: Another Octopus
2018-Aug-23 • 61 minutes
EV - 057 Delightful Bitchcraft
Today we're joined by the lovely ladies from Delightful Bitchcraft and Secular Soup Podcast. We talk about everything from kids and bullying, the mormon church, and how the womb is your first apartment.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0... Invocation:Natural History MuseumHero of the Week:Joe RadinovichAnonymous
2018-Aug-16 • 64 minutes
EV - 056 Better Know David Hume
Another installment of Better Know A Philosopher. This time we're diving into David Hume. During out conversation we even go into the weeds of some ways philosophers talk and argue, and why slave owners suck.Opening Invocation:The AnimatrixHero of the Week:Susan Unterberg
2018-Aug-10 • 61 minutes
EV - 055 Vaccines Make You A Muppet
Today we're joined with Eran Segev, the president of Australian Skeptics. We talk about what the organization does, their convention coming up in October, and the lovely anti-vaccination movement.Opening InvocationMuppets (Thanks to @Ghostwoods @MichaelToole @camgarrity)Hero of the Week:Anonymous
2018-Aug-02 • 66 minutes
EV - 054 Steel vs. Straw Arguments
What is a Staw-man (or as we call it Staw-bot) fallacy? What about a Steel-bot? We dive into both of these types or arguments and dig into the importance of Steel-boting and why we do it.Opening Invocation: Jesse Rabinowitz from Zen BuddhismHero of the Week:Bo Burnham (film Eighth Grade)
2018-Jul-26 • 61 minutes
EV - 053 Embrace The Reckoning
Today we're joined by fellow podcaster Stephanie Lepp of Reckonings podcast. This wonderful podcast interviews people who've had a major life changing moment or moments that altered their ideology or belief of something. Opening InvocationJesse Rabinowitz Source: Zen BuddhismHero of the WeekAnonymous
2018-Jul-19 • 49 minutes
EV - 052 Better Know John Rawls
We kick off our first official Better Know A Philosopher with John Rawls. Essentially the father of modern liberalism. Aaron takes us through a bit of his life and we dive deep into his main argument.Opening Invocationlistener: Petra PartakeHero of the WeekSpeakers of Nexus 2018
2018-Jul-13 • 66 minutes
EV - 051 Talking With Stephen Stich
In this episode we talk with Stephen Stich, a Philosophy professor at Rutgers University about his career, addressing moral/ethical issues in the classroom, and much more.Opening InvocationNorse MythologyInformation provide by Stephen Stich:Here is a link to our Templeton "Geography of Philosophy" Project website:https://www.geographyofphilosoph... here's a link to a Templeton site based on an interview with my co-PI, Edouard Machery:https://www.templeton.org/grant/... is more information on the book I was ...
2018-Jul-07 • 60 minutes
EV - 050 This Timeline Sucks, So Let's Talk Philosophy!
This is our grand 50th episode of Embrace The Void! Aaron and GW do a little VoidNews and then launch into a new segment called, "Get to know a Philosopher".Opening [email protected]_houseHero of the WeekAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez
2018-Jun-28 • 47 minutes
EV - 049 Opportunity vs. Outcome with Cory Johnston
Today we're joined with Cory Johnston host of the Brainstorm Podcast talking about the equality of opportunity vs. the equality of outcome.Opening InvocationEvan MathewsHero of the WeekDr. Kim TallBearHer podcast mediaINDIGENA
2018-Jun-22
EV - 048 Getting Dao(ism) With The Sickness
Making up for not having an episode last week, we're having a double this week. In this episode we take a deep dive into Daoism. Aaron takes us though a few of the 80+ chapters in the Tao Te Ching.Opening InvocationMad MenHero of the WeekTerrance Mannery
2018-Jun-21 • 61 minutes
EV - 047 All The Things with Myq Kaplan
In this episode we talk with comedian and philosopher Myq Kaplan. We talk about just about everything from politics, jokes, what the hell philosophy is, and much more.Opening InvocationAaronHero of the WeekLetitia Chai 
2018-Jun-07 • 52 minutes
EV - 046 The Art of Sound (UNEDITED)
This is the unedited version of episode 46. The only thing I have done is put the audio regions in the right alignment, and made it a touch louder overall so it's not too quite to be unlistenable.
2018-Jun-07 • 49 minutes
EV - 046 The Art of Sound
AKA GW's big day! Today we dive deep into the art and technique of sound design/editing. GW talks about editing the ETV podcast, dives into compression, different types of audio editing techniques, DAW's like Reaper, and we get super in the weeds talking about K-System Metering.Opening InvocationHerHero of the WeekThis Guy!
2018-May-31
EV - 045 The Israel and Palestine Conflict
This is a heavy one. We bring on a friend of the show, Abe, to help us understand what's happening in Jerusalem. Later we attempt to discuss possible solutions and outcomes.Opening InvocationDune, Litany against Fear
2018-May-24 • 53 minutes
EV - 044 Moral Luck
Today we dive deep into a topic we (mostly Aaron) constantly reference: Moral Luck. We start with the root of the concept from Thomas Nagel's Moral Luck. We then dive into the factors that contribute to it, how it affects all aspects of our existence, and what a world might look like where Free Will as a concept is eliminated.Opening InvocationJordan Peterson's BeatitudesHero of the WeekYanni, or maybe Laurel
2018-May-17 • 67 minutes
EV - 043 Aaron Has Free Will Guys!
Guest Jody debates Aaron on Daniel Dennett's position on Free Will. We try to define what Free Will is and how that relates to a determinist philosophical view. We also examine the relationship of Free Will with consciousness.Opening InvocationThis Is America - Childish GambinoHero of the WeekDuplex
2018-May-10 • 53 minutes
EV - 042 To Breed or Not To Breed
Antinatalism is essentially a philosophical look at whether people should or should not have children. One doesn't consent to being born. Is a parent morally responsible for any suffering their child causes in their life?Opening InvocationHitchhikers Guide To The GalaxyHero of the WeekMandy Manninghttps://www.theguardian.com/us-ne...
2018-May-04 • 50 minutes
EV - 041 (Part 2) Siri, What's An Incel?
Part two of our lncel episode. Definitely listen to part one first.  
2018-May-03 • 54 minutes
EV - 041 (Part 1) Siri, What's An Incel?
This is part one of a two part episode where we talk about Incel's, and we're graced with a returning guest Bethany Futrell (host of She Talks Atheism, and cohost of The Inciting Incident Podcast). We discuss the people, the communities, what they represent, and why they exist.Opening InvocationFrom listener and fan @HBOUFO (Twitter)Hero of the WeekThe women that told their stories to get 3 convictions of Bill Cosby
2018-Apr-26 • 65 minutes
EV - 040 Psychology Research with Ari Stillman
In this episode we are very glad to have the podcast veteran Ari Stillman. They're currently pursuing a masters degree in psychology at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. We discuss different areas of research, especially in areas of trauma and PTSD. We also cover some in the area of gender and the Non-Binary community.Ari Stillmanhttp://www.thegaytheistmanifesto... InvocationWestworldHero of the WeekCharles Benight PhD
2018-Apr-19 • 52 minutes
EV - 039 The Virtue of NDA's
After we've signed our respective NDA's, we dive into Virtue Theory. Looking at what it means to have a virtue in something, and relate it to the Milgram Experiment and the Stanford Prison Experiment.Moral SaintsOpening Invocation: Milgram ExperimentHero of the Week: James Comey
2018-Apr-12 • 63 minutes
EV - 038 Expletive with Ris and Priss
As promised, here's the episode where we talk about pejoratives, and other language that could be unknowingly harmful to specific groups of people. We are joined by the amazing Marissa McCool and Priss to help us understand those perspectives that we cis white men might be missing.Marissa McCoolhttp://rismccool.com/PrissTwitter: @prissunicornReferencesEven Cowgirls Get the BluesOpening InvocationThe Elevator Game (with Lu Lyons)Hero of the WeekAiden McCoolFor Trans Men
2018-Apr-05 • 51 minutes
EV - 037 Void.I.Am
What is consciousness? The short of it: nobody knows.This episode we dive into a really hotly debated topic, consciousness. What is it? How do we test it? Do animals have it? Do machines have it? Does Aaron's calculator have it? DOES THIS PODCAST HAVE IT? Does it even exist?References:What is it like to be a batSmarty PlantsOpening Invocation:Dealer's Choice  (Source: Tax Day)Hero of the WeekLiberty Mutual (not a sponsor)http://thehill.com/homenews/medi...
2018-Mar-29 • 45 minutes
EV - 036 Talking With Eiynah
Today we have a special guest Eiynah from the Polite Conversations podcast. We cover so many topics including: what some of Eiynah's experiences were in the Middle East, current labels used by SJW's, the problems with the skeptic community, tribalism, and much more.Eiynah:Twitter: @NiceMangoshtt... Hero of the Week:Blair Bravermanhttps://www.blairbraverman.com/... I've Learned From Having A Trans Partner
2018-Mar-22 • 48 minutes
EV - 035 Stupid Monkey Brains
If an organism is the current set of adaptations through natural selection within its own environment, couldn't the same thing be applied how humans behave? In this episode we cover Evolutionary Psychology. A set of theories that aim to draw causal relationships with psychological behavior that's common with different groups. Opening Invocation:American GodsHero of the Week:Stormy Danielle
2018-Mar-15 • 57 minutes
EV - 034 Restorative Justice with Tamara Carroll
This week we bring on a really good friend of ours, Tamara Carroll. We discuss Retributive Justices relative to the current models of punishment for kids in our schools, and for adults. We wind up also covering the effects of Trauma on young kids, and different techniques that Tamara has used when working with kids and teenagers.Paper TigersOpening Invocation:Nietzsche's eternal recurrence challengeHero of the Week:Kate McKinnon
2018-Mar-08 • 59 minutes
EV - 033 There Are Four Lights!!!
Get out your number 2 pencils, it's time for a vocabulary lesson. In this episode GW grills Aaron on philosophy terms. We go over some of the basic terms, some complicated terms, and some outrageous ones.Also, make sure to listen to the outtakes after the outro music for this one.Opening InvocationReality Author: Liz DubatsHero Of The Week:Jorden Peele
2018-Mar-01 • 58 minutes
EV - 032 Definitely Not An Episode About Guns with Kevin And Benedict
In this episode we are joined by Kevin and Benedict from This Week In News With Kevin And Benedict. We surely aren't talking about guns, gun control, and the terrible arguments the right and gunflakes make about the second amendment, and guns as a means for more security.Guests:Kevin and Benedicthttp://kevinandbenedict.com/Open... Invocation:DNA Testing. Author: Devyn LennexHero of the Week:The survivors of the South Florida High School shooting
2018-Feb-22 • 59 minutes
EV - 031 Tolerate Me Bro!
Can you tolerate anything? What about intolerance? In this episode we discuss the paradox of tolerance, and how it can manifest itself on the Facebook group Monster Island.Opening Invocation:The LeftoversHero of the Week:Richard Gates
2018-Feb-15 • 44 minutes
EV-030 Rock and Roll with Trav Mamone
With special guest from the Bi Any Means podcast, Trav Mamone, we talk about the Myth of Sisyphus. No, not just the Greek tale of Sisyphus, the guy who's eternal damnation was to push a rock up a hill, but the specific writing by Albert Camus. Here's a quote from the writing:I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a ma...
2018-Feb-08 • 57 minutes
EV-029 Moral Foundations Theory
Welcome to the new and improved Embrace The Void. Both Aaron and GW got new microphones to help propagate our message into the void.Today we start a new segment where GW reads a correction of something Aaron said, and bestow much shame on him and his family. Following that, we dive into Moral Foundations Theory and how it's used as the basis for outlining the differences in cultures and political ideologies.Opening Invocation:Created by Listener Xtian Downs. Based on Montley Crew's Shout at the Devil.Hero o...
2018-Feb-01 • 56 minutes
EV-028 Reasons Why We're Doomed
With special guest Kenneth Quinnell (aka Professor Rex), we get back to our politics roots. We discuss everything from past polices that have been enacted, current polices, and what are the possible terrible timelines that could come from our wonderful president.Kenneth Quinnell is the Senior Writer for AFL-CIO and Head Honcho at Revolutionary Exchange Records. Find his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/prof... InvocationAI EthicsHero Of The WeekAmy McGrath https://www.amymcgrathforcongress....
2018-Jan-25 • 44 minutes
EV-027 The Philosophy of Starship Troopers'
Today in the void we take a deep dive into the movie Starship Troopers', with some comparisons to the book. This isn't your typical movie review. We examine what the somewhat satirical story says about our politics, how we perceive war and conflict, and how the world would be clearly better with women in charge.  
2018-Jan-18 • 62 minutes
EV-026 Taking On Depression with Michael Schaffer
With special guest Michael Schaffer from Reasonable Risk Podcast, we talk about free will, determinism, and how Michael handles being in the void with clinical depression.Michael Schafferhttp://reasonableriskpodcast.com... of the Week:http://www.soundgirls.org/
2018-Jan-11 • 49 minutes
EV-025 Flow States
Ever been in the zone? How about really focused on something to the point that time just whizzes by? That's a Flow State. In this episode we talk about what Flow States are, how they can be used to help anyone live a happier life, and the potential negatives there are for them.Hero of the Week:Senator of New York, Kirsten GillibrandOpening Invocation:The King In Yellow
2018-Jan-04
EV-024 There's No Business Like Podcast Business with Luisa Lyons
Let us welcome all to the void in this new year. We kick off the new year talk with Luisa Lyons about Musical Theatre and how she has managed her depression through mindfulness meditation.We are now doing one episode a week, so look out for a bit more void in your life. Also, if you're a current patron at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid, you may want to update your pledge because we've moved from a per episode model to a monthly model.Opening InvocationThe West WingGuest Lusia Lyonswebsite: http://www.luisa...
2017-Dec-21 • 45 minutes
EV-023 Shameless Fanbaiting
In service to our all-mighty listeners, this one's for you. We bring up a few listener questions to discuss, reevaluate our Patreon, and change how we do our hero of the week.Opening Invocation:Green LanternHero of the Week:Perman Hardy
2017-Dec-09 • 10 minutes
WTF Patreon?
Which financial donation model for Embrace The Void would you prefer?http://www.strawpoll.me/14583227
2017-Dec-07 • 61 minutes
EV-022 Stories From A Former Edge Lord
Today we have a very special guest, and friend of the show, Abe. We discuss his journey and experience as a former edge lord and follower of Carl Sargon, and Milo Yiannopoulos. Examining what types of arguments convinced him, and what it was that got him to change his mind.Opening InvocationPhilosophy of PersonhoodHero of the WeekWomen from Project Veritas that tried to tell a fake Roy Moore story to The Washington Post
2017-Nov-23 • 60 minutes
EV-021 Understanding Intersectionality with Dr. Kristi Winters
This episode we have a special guest: Dr. Kristi Winters. Starting from the basics we define the term which has been getting a lot of use lately: intersectionality. Diving into what it is and how it can help us understand the societies we live in. References: On Suicide Weapons of Math Destruction Dr. Kristi Winters: https://www.youtube.com/user/dr... Invocation: Get Out Hero of the Week: Evangelical Pastors supporting Roy Moore
2017-Nov-09 • 57 minutes
EV-020 My Tribe is Better Than Your Tribe
The world is on fire, and we didn't start it. Today we talk about some recent news regarding the recent indictments and update everyone with our doomsday predictions. In our main segment we dive into tribalism and talk about the good and the bad. References: Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene Hero of the Week: 2 Mass-murdering douche canoe's Opening Invocation: Norse Mythology
2017-Oct-26 • 67 minutes
EV-019 I'm Not Toxic, You're Toxic! with Thomas Smith
This time around we examine toxic masculinity with Thomas Smith of such podcasts as Serious Inquiries Only. We explore the differences between biological distinctions from gender norms, the roles it can negatively impact young boys, how we can fight against it, and probably the most socially obvious manifestations in sports including MMA. We don't have a hero of the week because it was either cut that or remove roughly 10 minutes from the main segment, and we opted for the very engaging conversation about...
2017-Oct-16 • 69 minutes
EV-018 Scientism Is The Cause Of Autism
With Natalie Newell and Jerimiah Traeger we dive into scientism, logical positivism, anti-vaxers, the scientific method, combating personal biases, and we tie this bow with ripping into Harvey Weinstein. Natalie Newell: https://www.patreon.com/tSEpodca... Traeger: http://www.podcasts.com/the-sjw... of Math Destruction Opening Invocation: Fermi paradox and simulation theory. Void Hero of the Week: Harvey Weinstein
2017-Oct-02 • 52 minutes
AI Ch-01: First Book Review Series On Artificial Intelligence
This is the first in a series where we review a book: SUPERINTELLIGENCE by Nick Bostrom. This series will be for patrons only, but we're releasing the first to everyone as a teaser.
2017-Sep-28 • 62 minutes
EV - 017 Buddha Buddha Buddha
In today's episode we explore what Buddhism is, and how the philosophy is the roots for a lot of void philosophy. We talk about the "self", Buddhist monks, why kneeling lives matter, why has nobody dealt with Flint, and what group is all to blame. Cold Open: Stopping by the Void on a Snowy Evening With apologies to Robert Frost By Anthoni Fortier Hero of the Week: Graham-Cassidy bill
2017-Sep-14 • 60 minutes
EV-016 Purist vs. Pragmatist (feat. Inciting Incident Podcast)
In this weeks podcast, we're joined by Ris and Bethany of the Inciting Incident Podcast. Here we discuss what a purist position is, how it relates to politics and social issues, and how it can be damaging. We compare it to a pragmatist point-of-view. Also, GW had a bad mic cable so some of the audio quality sucks. Send hate mail to GW via [email protected] Joss Wheadon speeches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v... of the Week: Joel Osteen
2017-Aug-31 • 56 minutes
EV-015 Pickel Void!!!
We're back for a recap! In this episode we take a look at what's happened over the last two months while Aaron's been away. We reevaluate our long standing debate on if we're in the darkest of all possible timelines or just a dark timeline. Opening: The bible, I guess? Hero of the week: Christopher Cantwell, Anthony Scaramucci
2017-Aug-17
EV-014 Gestalt Therapy
This week we dive into Gestalt Therapy: what it is, how it's applied, and what it could mean in the ongoing conversation about conscience. This Week In News with Kevin and Benidict Cold open is a reference from Trainspotting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naf_WiEb9Qs...
2017-Aug-03 • 58 minutes
EV-013 Does Your Culture Have A Flag?
In this episode we're joined with Is This Reel Life podcasters Bethany and Kristen. We attempt to define the term cultural appropriation, and try to find where the line is between what is unacceptable and what is just acceptable acculturation. This weeks cold open is original and inspired by a recent story about Hobby Lobby.
2017-Jul-20 • 51 minutes
EV-012 Narcissism and Trump with Jesse Rabinowitz (Part 2)
Thanks to our guest Dr. Jesse Rabinowitz that we now know about what the technical definition of narcissism is, we can examine Trumps behavior that we've all observed to see if he is a textbook narcissist.
2017-Jul-06 • 48 minutes
EV-011 Narcissism and Trump with Jesse Rabinowitz (Part 1)
Dr. Jesse Rabinowitz is a clinical Psychologist who helps us understand what narcissism is, how it can be identified, and how it impacts the people around them. Here's a link to the DSM-5 definition of narcissism: http://www.mayoclinic.org/di...
2017-Jun-22 • 52 minutes
EV-010 The Stoics on Second
Throwing back to episode 4, we answer the question: was our episode on penis demons meant to be a hoax? We also cover Stoicism and how it can be applied to current events, specifically the shooting at the baseball field with Senator Scalise. Void Hero Of The Week: Jay Sekulow
2017-Jun-07 • 55 minutes
EV-009 Fighting About Hamilton with Thomas Smith
Guest Thomas Smith from the podcasts Serious Inquires Only and Opening Arguments joins us to fight Aaron about if Hamilton is a good musical or not. Void Hero Of The Week: Man Fleeing London Attack With Beer
2017-May-24 • 67 minutes
EV-008 Is Art Real
Guest Mischa Stanton helps us with trying to define art, and decide if there are objective truths in aesthetics. A list of void related books, movies, and other media: https://voidpod.com/voidcraft/ Void hero of the week: Roger Ailes Mischa's podcasts: TheFarMeridian.com arsParadoxi...
2017-May-10 • 58 minutes
EV-007 Viva La France
Marcon, Ryan, election hacking, and perspective reality. Also, how disappointed we were when Comey was fired after we recorded.
2017-Apr-26 • 64 minutes
EV-006 Meta Ethics and Papa Bear
This episode we dive heavy into philosophy to discuss metaethics. Tackling the differences between objective moral truths, subjective moral truths, and how they could co-exist. We cover the large problems with measuring meta-ethics and ways it does and does not relate to other sciences.
2017-Apr-21 • 48 minutes
EV-005 Void Law with Andrew Torrez (Part 2)
Continuing the interview with Andrew Torrez
2017-Apr-12 • 45 minutes
EV-005 Void Law with Andrew Torrez (Part 1)
Andrew Torrez, a co-host of Opening Arguments, joins Aaron and GW for our first duo interview. We talk about the confirmation of Gorsuch, mandatory minimum sentences, and if Andrew is in fact a time traveler.
2017-Apr-04 • 23 minutes
Void Mini - Demanding Morality
Our first mini, which will be for patreons only in the future.
2017-Mar-29 • 66 minutes
EV-004 Penis Demons
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2017-Mar-15 • 60 minutes
EV-003 Health Care and Doom!
What's the AHCA, and who is Joseph Nicolosi?
2017-Mar-08 • 60 minutes
EV - 002 Accepting the void
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2017-Mar-08 • 37 minutes
EV - 001 Welcome To The Void
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