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Podcast Profile: Good Is In The Details

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140 episodes
2019 to present
Average episode: 44 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Life Philosophy

Podcaster's summary: Good Is In The Details is hosted by Gwendolyn Dolske, Ph.D and Rudy Salo. We believe that being curious and satisfying your curiosity is the key to happiness. Every episode is a discussion with an expert where we are learning what we didn't know we didn't know. Join us in gaining a bit of wisdom, health tips, lessons on self-improvement, and some laughter in between.

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List Updated: 2024-Apr-14 06:08 UTC. Episodes: 140. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2024-Apr-10 • 47 minutes
What is Rhetoric?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Professor Robin Reames to discuss her book The Ancient Art of Thinking For Yourself. What is rhetoric? How can understanding rhetoric help us in our everyday lives? What is the origin of rhetoric?...
2024-Mar-27 • 44 minutes
To Envy is Human
Gwendolyn and Rudy welcome Philosophy Professor and author of The Philosophy of Envy, Dr. Sara Protasi. What does it mean to have envy? How can Philosophy help us understand the different ways envy presents itself? Is envy all bad?...
2024-Mar-09 • 56 minutes
Who Are You Becoming? Existentialism and Living Well
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Philosopher J. Aaron Simmons to discuss his book Camping With Kierkegaard. What does Existentialism teach us about habits? Goals? Living in the present? Get Camping With Kierkegaard: Get 50%...
2024-Feb-27 • 47 minutes
Daredevil, Ethics, and Romance
Gwendolyn and Rudy welcome back Philosophy Professor Mark D. White to discuss his book Daredevil From the Beginning to Born Again. What moral lessons do we learn from the story of Daredevil? How do we understand ability and disability...
2024-Feb-15 • 52 minutes
What Dating Culture Says About Us
Gwendolyn Dolske welcomes two of the hosts of the popular indie podcast My Worst Date, Keegan and Christina! How do dating apps influence dating culture? What should we keep in mind about safety when dating? How do shifting ideas...
2024-Jan-31 • 30 minutes
The WHY of Podcasting
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo present "The Why of Podcasting" for the OutlierHQ Podcast Festival. We share the story and creation of Good Is In The Details, some tips for podcasters, and our journey of learning through producing the show....
2024-Jan-22 • 35 minutes
How We Speak About Morality
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Philosophy Professor Matthew Congdon (Vanderbilt University). We discuss his book Moral Articulation On the Development of New Moral Concepts. How do we frame moral issues? How does language...
2024-Jan-12 • 58 minutes
How to Make Lemonade with Tom Morris
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Philosopher, author, speaker, Tom Morris Ph.D. (The Art of Achievement and Plato's Lemonade Stand). How does Philosophy inform and guide our lives? Our understanding of success? Goal setting?...
2023-Dec-30 • 51 minutes
Marketing and Influence
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome author, podcaster, and marketing guru, Ella Parlor (High Tolerance: The Intoxicating World of Alcohol Marketing). What does marketing involve? What is unique about the alcohol business? How can we...
2023-Dec-12 • 36 minutes
Philosophy of Punk Rock
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Philosophy Professors Richard Greene and Josh Heter to discuss Punk Rock and Philosophy. What does the genre reveal about cultural shifts and attitudes? What does it mean to be a punk rocker?...
2023-Dec-01 • 52 minutes
Embrace the New: Ideas, Career Shifts, and Happiness
Gwendolyn Dolske partners with The Modern Day Wife and explores the career shifts of women in business. What are the first steps to bringing one's idea to life? What is the disposition of the successful woman? We learn how a belief...
2023-Nov-19 • 34 minutes
BMI, Health, and the Holidays
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Rich Fahmy, MS, CPT, CWC, CES, PES (National Academy of Sports Medicine). What is BMI? How can we understand cultural attitudes around weight and diet vs health? What are some tips for...
2023-Nov-05 • 40 minutes
Writing, Divesting, and Questioning with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
Gwendolyn Dolske and guest co-host Konstantin Hatcher (California YIMBY) talk with founder of Latina Rebels and author of For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez. We learn about the power of writing and...
2023-Oct-21 • 34 minutes
The Skill of Caregiving
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Dr. Kate Mangino (Equal Partners). Gwendolyn asks Kate's thoughts on a recent push to end no fault divorce in a few districts. How do ideas about marriage and divorce reflect gender...
2023-Oct-03 • 30 minutes
Medical Ethics and The Retrievals
Gwendolyn Dolske talks with Dr. Kate Madorin and Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi about their thoughts on the popular podcast The Retrievals (from This American Life). How is women's pain understood and communicated? What is the role of...
2023-Sep-27 • 2 minutes
Honor your Talent
In memory of Brittany Delaney of
2023-Sep-15 • 54 minutes
Encore: How to Recover Creativity and Empathy in Work Life
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Dr. Michaela O'Donnell about her book Make Work Matter. What can theology teach us about our approach to work? How has the pandemic shaped our ideas of work? What is the role of empathy?...
2023-Aug-31 • 41 minutes
What True Crime Reveals About Us
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back author/Professor, Dr. Dahlia Schweitzer. Dahlia is examining the true crime case of The Black Dahlia. What is the historical significance of this unsolved crime? How does the public's...
2023-Aug-14 • 38 minutes
Does Free Will Exist?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo interview Philosophy Professor Dr. Gregg Caruso (SUNY Corning), author of Rejecting Retributivism. Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice. We discuss the meaning of free will, what is a free will skeptic,...
2023-Jul-31 • 36 minutes
The Philosophy of The Godfather Trilogy
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome philosophers Richard Greene and Joshua Heter to discuss the film The Godfather. What philosophical lessons and ideas come through in the film? How are we to understand justice? Loyalty?...
2023-Jul-13 • 42 minutes
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Gwendoly Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Psychologist and author, Dr. Seth Gillihan. How can we temper our thoughts? How can we become mindful? What are the techniques of CBT? Learn more about Seth's work: Join our Patreon: ...
2023-Jul-04 • 60 minutes
Encore: The Virtue of Captain America with Mark D White
Enjoy our holiday encore episode on Captain America with 3 time guest, Professor Mark D. White. (Originally aired July 4, 2020.) Join our Patreon: Read Mark's book:
2023-Jun-30 • 53 minutes
The Wisdom of Women Entrepreneurs
What is the mindset of a successful woman entrepreneur? Gwendolyn Dolske partners with to interview five women in business. How does one start? How does one handle obstacles? Rest? Balance? This episode has advice and...
2023-Jun-23 • 49 minutes
What is a good husband?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Modern Husbands founder, financial expert, and fellow podcaster, Brian Page. What is the relationship between the economy, work opportunities, and the dynamics of a healthy marriage? What does it mean...
2023-Jun-07 • 45 minutes
The WHY of True Crime
Gwendolyn and Rudy welcome True Crime podcaster, Sarah J McLaughlin (host and producer of the compelling and top of the charts pod, Appalachian Mysteria). What goes into producing a true crime podcast? What is the story behind the WVU 1970...
2023-May-30 • 47 minutes
The Philosophy and Future of Journalism
Gwendolyn and Rudy welcome journalist and host of the podcast Now What?, Carole Zimmer. What is the meaning of journalism? How has it changed over the years? How can we distinguish between entertainment and news? What does podcasting...
2023-May-16 • 47 minutes
Know Your Goals: Job Search & Happiness for 2023
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome creator of Mac's List for employers and job seekers and host of Find Your Dream Job Podcast, Mac Prichard. How does one navigate job searching in 2023? How can we align our dreams and happiness...
2023-Apr-25 • 47 minutes
The Moral Status of the Universe
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Philosophy Professor Dr. Drew Dalton (Dominican University). We discuss Dr. Dalton's book The Matter of Evil. How has scientifc research in the last few decades impacted our understanding of...
2023-Apr-13 • 50 minutes
The Climate is Above Politics
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome documentarian/podcaster, George Siegal (Make It Better Podcast). We discuss George's film The Last House Standing, an examination of the way in which homes have been designed and ways in which homes can be...
2023-Mar-29 • 48 minutes
The Magnetism of True Crime with Matthew Kraig Kelly
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Historian/musician/Investigator/True Crime Podcaster, Matthew Kraig Kelly. We discuss his investigative work in producing the excellent and engaging podcast The Looking Glass. How did Matthew choose...
2023-Mar-17 • 62 minutes
The Rockstar Educator: Breaking Rules with Rich Balling
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome musician/producer/educator/education consultant, Rich Balling (RX Bandits, The Sound of Animals Fighting). What is it like to follow the two paths of music and education? How to balance creativity...
2023-Mar-01 • 36 minutes
The Power of Creativity in Education
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Spoken Word Artist Educator/ Executive Director of Black Table Arts, Brittany Delaney. What is the role of the arts in education? Why does creativity matter? Learn more about Brittany: Read...
2023-Feb-18 • 58 minutes
The Philosophy of Blade Runner
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome author of Philosophy and Blade Runner, Professor Timonthy Shanahan (Loyola Marymount University). How can film spark interest in philosophy? How does the film Blade Runner address themes of AI,...
2023-Jan-23 • 48 minutes
What Does Inclusion Mean in the Work Place?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome author/expert on DE&I, Dr. Lauran Star. What does diversity mean? Inclusion? What are healthy structures in the work place? How can different generations communicate their strengths?...
2023-Jan-04 • 16 minutes
Happy New Year
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo wish you a wonderful 2023! What are your goals? Check out our partner and use offer code The Details: Get more content and support the pod:
2022-Dec-31 • 62 minutes
Faith, The Meaning of Life, and Great Expectations
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Rabbi Dr. Mark Goldfarb. It's the end of 2022, let's talk about what gives life meaning and joy. How can faith help us navigate life? How can we discuss interfaith relationships? And, yes, Rudy...
2022-Dec-16 • 46 minutes
Relationships and the Domestic Space
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Kate Mangino to discuss her book Equal Partners. Improving Gender Equality at Home. Who does the work at home? How can we communicate our needs in relationships? What does gender equality look...
2022-Dec-08 • 48 minutes
Money and Morality: A Philosophical Approach
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Professor Aaron James (UC Irvine, Chair of the Philosophy Department). How do the tools of philosophy shape and enhance our experiences in life? What is the relationship between money, banking, the...
2022-Nov-28 • 20 minutes
100 Episodes!
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo celebrate their 100th episode with gratitude and shoutouts (Jeff Cortese, Erin Darling, Angela Gorrell, Mark D White, and Matt Ritter to name a few)! Thank you to our amazing listeners and guests. Thank you...
2022-Nov-13 • 45 minutes
How To Be Worthy: Thor and Philosophy
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Philosophy Professor Mark D White to discuss his book, Marvel Comics' Thor: If They Be Worthy. What is the psychology worthiness? How does one create a life of worth? How can philosophy help...
2022-Oct-28 • 52 minutes
Tapping into Creativity Through Screenwriting
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Brooks Elms, WGA Screenwriter and writing coach. We learn about the power of creativity, the nuance of screenwriting, we talk about our favorite films, and how this practice teaches us more about our life...
2022-Oct-09 • 53 minutes
On Women Serial Killers
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome author/podcaster Tori Telfer (Lady Killers: Deadly Womone Throughout History) to discuss women serial killers. How does one write about true crime? What is unique about the stories of women serial...
2022-Sep-23 • 41 minutes
The Science of Movement
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Rich Fahmy (National Academy of Sports Medicine). What is the relationship between joy, wellness, and fitness? What is the science behind movement? The mind/body connection? Connect with...
2022-Sep-04 • 57 minutes
When Philosophy and Psychology Meet
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome psychologists and podcasters, Leon Garber and Alen Ulman (Sieze The Moment Podcast). We learn how psychology is useful for navigating the good life and how podcasting is a tool for exploring these ideas....
2022-Aug-11 • 49 minutes
It IS Sexy: More on Infrastructure with Liz Farmer
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back to the pod journalist Liz Farmer. How is infrastructure being addressed with new government spending? How does this impact our lives? What does climate equity mean? Can infrastructure...
2022-Aug-03 • 27 minutes
How Do You Maternity? Part VI
Gwendolyn Dolske welcomes Cindy Scharkey RN back to the pod! Cindy lends her expertise in sex education to this mini-sode series How Do You Maternity? What should women ask of their doctors? How do we understand intimacy, sex, and our...
2022-Jul-26 • 52 minutes
Film Noir, Private Eyes, and L.A.
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back author/professor Dahlia Schweitzer. We discuss her book L.A. Private Eyes and delve into the way these films set in Los Angeles mirror culture. It's a deep dive into detective stories and film...
2022-Jul-05 • 59 minutes
What is Corruption?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Jeff Cortese (law enforcement analyst) to discuss his book on Public Corruption. What is corruption? Where and how does it occur? What is the FBI perspective? How can learning about...
2022-Jun-15 • 52 minutes
Praise for A Good Kind of Trouble
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with award winning author, Lisa Moore Ramee (A Good Kind of Trouble). Lisa gives an indepth discussion about authorship and the ideas underscoring her debut book. We also delve into book banning culture and what it...
2022-Jun-01 • 44 minutes
Book Banning Culture: A Discussion with Mari Naomi
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with author/speaker/podcaster, Mari Naomi. We learn about the author's point of view on banned books, how to navigate creativity in a culture ready to ban books, and the process of publishing. Learn...
2022-May-15 • 48 minutes
What Makes A Villain? Analyzing Black Panther's Killmonger
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Communications Professor, Dr. Darius Benton (University of Houston-Downtown). What makes a hero? A villain? Dr. Benton breaks down the lessons and moral complexities in the film Black Panther....
2022-May-01 • 56 minutes
Monthly Monster or Miracle? What is PMS?
Gwendolyn Dolske and guest co-host Dr. Kate Madorin talk with Dr. Kate Valenton Azurin (Obstetrician/Gynecologist). What is the history of PMS? What are the bodily changes? How can understanding this improve our lives? Thank you ...
2022-Apr-21 • 54 minutes
A Cardiologist, A Lawyer, and A Philosopher Walk Into A Podcast
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with long time friend Dr. Anthony McCanta (Pediatric Cardiologist) about the humanity in medicine. What goes into data interpetation? How are decisions made? What do we know and don't know about...
2022-Apr-07 • 44 minutes
How Do You Maternity?
Gwendolyn Dolske continues this mini-series on highlighting the journey of pregnancy. Dr. Jena Margalit Kravitz joins the pod to discuss her experience. What's it like having twins? Thank you to our sponsor: Support the pod:
2022-Mar-30 • 40 minutes
An incredible search: Finding Uncle Dave, a WWII Paratrooper
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Professor Phil Rosenkrantz (Cal Poly Pomona) about his book: Letters From Uncle Dave. We learn about the process of finding a missing family member who served in WWII, the healing process, the writing...
2022-Mar-18 • 48 minutes
What Do Haunted Home Films Reveal About American Culture?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Dr. Dahlia Schweitzer to the pod to discuss her book Haunted Homes. What are the tropes of the horror genre? What does it tell us about American Culture? Why is Rudy afraid of demons?...
2022-Mar-02 • 30 minutes
How Do You Maternity? Part IV
This is a continuation of a mini-sode series that delves into the physical, emotional, and cultural sides to pregnancy. This episode features April, one woman with three radically different pregnancies. Support the podcast and get extra content on
2022-Feb-23 • 52 minutes
Some Pop and Spiracy
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome Erin Darling (Hot Pizza Ass podcast) back to the pod to talk about her latest show . We chat about some episodes and the research that goes into the show. What is the inspiration? The work? Thank you...
2022-Feb-09 • 54 minutes
How To Recover Creativity and Empathy in Work Life
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Dr. Michaela O'Donnell about her book Make Work Matter. What can theology teach us about our approach to work? How has the pandemic shaped our ideas of work? What is the role of empathy?...
2022-Jan-30 • 50 minutes
How Does Genetic Engineering Reflect Our Humanity?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo kick off Season 3 with Dr. Michael Bess (Vanderbilt University) to discuss his book Our Grandchildren Redesigned. What are the implications of genetic engineering? Learn more about Professor Bess: Become a...
2022-Jan-21 • 1 minutes
Season 3 Teaser
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo are back with Season 3 and more learning what we didn't know we didn't know.
2021-Nov-24 • 42 minutes
It's A Wrap!
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo reflect on Season 2. A special guest joins the pod! Support us on Patreon:
2021-Nov-08 • 42 minutes
On Otherness and Filmmaking: More with The Philosopher-Documentarian
Part II with Dr. Tom Keith. Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo continue their conversation with Professor Keith about his latest documentary "How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?" We discuss otherness in American discourse and the process of...
2021-Oct-28 • 39 minutes
The Philosopher-Documentarian on Race
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Dr. Tom Keith to discuss his latest documentary "How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?" What is systemic racism? We delve into a conversation about race, culture, and the role of social media. Learn...
2021-Oct-16 • 42 minutes
How To Be Philosophical About Grief
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Dr. Michael Cholbi (University of Edinburgh) about his book Grief. A Philosophical Guide. What does Philosophy offer for our understanding of grief? Why do we grieve? Is grief a good? And,...
2021-Oct-06 • 51 minutes
What is Time Hacking?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Life Coach/Podcaster/Time Hacking Expert, Vikki Louise. We learn about optimizing our time, valuing our time, and reflecting on the intention we put into our activities. Learn more about Vikki...
2021-Sep-23 • 53 minutes
What is Philosophy of Science?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Dr. David Pena-Guzman of Overthink Podcast to discuss the relationship between philosophy and science. How does science impact cultural understandings and inform our notion of being? Check out...
2021-Sep-12 • 26 minutes
How Do You Maternity? Part III
Gwendolyn Dolske sits down with Dr. Kate Madorin to learn about the journey of IVF, pregnancy, and some myths regarding delivery. We're discussing the emotional, medical, and physical realities of maternity. Support the pod on Patreon:
2021-Sep-02 • 45 minutes
Social Epistemology, Arguments, and the Internet
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Oliver Traldi (University of Notre Dame) about social epistemology, expertise, and how the internet has altered/shaped arguments. Support the pod on Patreon: Rudy's recommendation:
2021-Aug-22 • 51 minutes
Bringing Sexy Infrastructure Back
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back journalist Liz Farmer to talk about all things infrastructure. What is the scope? Impact? What is social infrastructure? Learn more about Liz Farmer: Ready Rudy's work: Support the show on Patreon:
2021-Aug-13 • 48 minutes
For the Love of Poetry
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with poet/novelist Christina Strigas. What is role of poetry in culture? The romance novel? What are some tips for writing? Follow Christina on Twitter: @christinastriga Learn more about...
2021-Aug-01 • 54 minutes
Answering Your Personal Finance Questions
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back to the pod Josephti Cruz (Wealth Garden Financial Services). What does it mean to respect money? What is the importance of credit? How to budget? How do women invest/spend differently? ...
2021-Jul-15 • 50 minutes
The Ethics of Sexbots
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Professor Neil McArthur (University of Manitoba) about his work on the ethics of sexbots. What are some of the moral and legal implications regarding robot sex? What can we learn about ourselves and...
2021-Jun-30 • 55 minutes
Let's Overthink
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo team up with Overthink Podcast hosts Dr. Anderson and Dr. Pena-Guzman to discuss public philosophy and the role of philosophy in podcasting. We also cover topics such as free speech in university, Critical Race...
2021-Jun-21 • 33 minutes
Podcast in Review
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk about some of their favorite moments on Good Is In The Details. Read Rudy's work on Support the Show:
2021-Jun-13 • 62 minutes
The Creative Process: Comedy, Film, and Storytelling
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with actor/producer/musician John F Thomas about his work in film and production. We learn about he importance of storytelling and the work behind the creative process. And... who was Mansa Musa? Check...
2021-May-16 • 52 minutes
A Lesson in Asian American History
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with History Professor Dr. James Paligutan. We discuss the origins of Asian Immigration, the laws shaping citizenship, and how that impacts cultural narratives and society today. Support the show on...
2021-May-04 • 43 minutes
Understanding Anxiety
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Dr. Gelareh Solomon about the nature of anxiety. How is it defined? How is the pandemic impacting us? What are some tools for dealing with anxiety? Learn more about Dr. Solomon: ...
2021-Apr-24 • 38 minutes
Make Me A Match
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo learn about the business of matchmaking with Tammi Pickle of Elite Connections. What is it like to be a professional matchmaker? Elite Connections: Support the show on Patreon:
2021-Mar-28 • 49 minutes
To Infinity and Beyond
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with NASA engineer Tracy Drain about her work at the Jet Propulsion Lab. We discuss the meaning of space exploration, what we can learn from engineering projects, and Rudy gets some answers about his pressing...
2021-Mar-16 • 53 minutes
From We to Me
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Alexandra Beattie (creator of Divide and Thrive) and financial advisor Josephti Cruz about the emotional and financial aspects of divorce, and how to flourish post divorce. We discuss goal setting and...
2021-Feb-28 • 50 minutes
Examining the Social Media Landscape
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back Rev. Dr. Angela Gorrell to the pod to discuss her book Always On. How can we navigate the social media landscape? How does our online life reflect our character? How can we be better with...
2021-Feb-12 • 33 minutes
Don't Spoil That!
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Philosophy Professor Richard Greene about his book Spoiler Alert! We learn the definition and nuance of spoiling. Many films are discussed in this episode so...Spoiler Alert!
2021-Jan-29 • 43 minutes
Too young and Too Early: On the Hyper-sexualization of Girls in Media
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo discuss the portrayal of young girls and women in the media with Professor Gigi Durham (School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa). We focus on her book The Lolita Effect. Learn more about Dr....
2021-Jan-16 • 46 minutes
About January 6th 2021
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Elizabeth Wydra, President of the Constitutional Accountability Center. We discuss the event at the capital on January 6th, the impeachment, and the history of the constitution. Learn more about...
2021-Jan-08 • 40 minutes
New Year New You: Talking Finance and Real Estate
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with long time real estate investor, Mark Farrelly (Mark Brian Realty). How do trends in real estate reflect values? What are steps to achieve financial goals? How has Covid-19 impacted the way we view...
2020-Dec-28 • 49 minutes
The Value of Sex Education
Gwendolyn Dolske and Konstantin Hatcher talk with sex educator, Cindy Scharkey. What is good sex education? How can we better understand female pleasure? What are desire styles? How can parents talk to their children about sex?...
2020-Dec-21 • 47 minutes
How to Learn from Heartbreak
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Break Up coach, Kendra Allen, about her work and insight into breaking up with grace. What do we learn about ourselves? How can we heal? How can we be a supportive friend to someone going through...
2020-Dec-17 • 48 minutes
Let's Be Objective
Gwendolyn and Rudy welcome back to the show law enforcement analyst, Jeff Cortese. Jeff discusses his take on the issue of voter fraud and why we should examine the issue (setting bias aside). Support the Show:
2020-Nov-28 • 42 minutes
Gig Economy and the Fate of Cities
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with journalist Liz Farmer about the new dynamics of work in the gig economy. What are the legal implications? How will this impact cities? . . .
2020-Nov-18 • 45 minutes
Swiping For Romance
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Sex and Relationship Therapist Dr. Rossana Sida about dating in the time of coronavirus. We discuss dating apps, intimacy, and relationships.
2020-Nov-08 • 54 minutes
Understanding Joy
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Theology Professor Dr. Angela Gorrell (Baylor University) about her book The Gravity of Joy. How is joy defined? How can we understand joy in the midst of suffering? We examine the significance of...
2020-Oct-27 • 40 minutes
Her Phil-Life-Sophy
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Dr. Cori Wong (Meta Level Love Podcast) about her work in public philosophy, her Ted Talk on Feminist Friendship, and the art of living.
2020-Oct-15 • 52 minutes
How to Navigate Social Media
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back comedian Erin Darling Torralva to the pod! We discuss comedy, the documentary The Social Dilemma, and her podcast Hot Pizza Ass. Erin also answers a few questions from Professor Dolske's...
2020-Oct-04 • 57 minutes
It's a Men's Issue
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with scholar-activist-author, Jackson Katz Ph.D. (The Macho Paradox and Man Enough?). How can the narrative regarding violence be reframed? What is the role of culture and media in our understanding of...
2020-Sep-21 • 40 minutes
The Psychology of Social Distancing
How are our habits changing because of social distancing? Our moods? Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Psychology Professor Maire Ford (Loyola Marymount University) about her research on the psychological impact of social...
2020-Sep-10 • 48 minutes
What is Existential Sociology?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Professor Jack Fong (Cal Poly Pomona) about the study of groups and how that helps us navigate being in the world. Dr Fong explains the meaning of existentialism as a way to approach sociology, and we...
2020-Sep-01 • 47 minutes
Ancient Ideas Everyday Life
How has Ancient Greek thought impacted our understanding of the body? Science? What is the value of philosophy? Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Philosophy Professor Dr. Christia Mercer (Columbia University) about her work...
2020-Aug-18 • 2 minutes
Season 2 Teaser
The discussions continue! More philosophy, psychology, culture, books, and wit. Support the show:
2020-Jul-31 • 43 minutes
Politics, meet Science
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo interview candidate for Massachusetts 4th congressional district, Natalia Linos. Natalia's science background offers a unique perspective to the realm of politics. We discuss health care, Covid-19, and...
2020-Jul-19 • 50 minutes
Examining Ex Machina
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo team up with hosts of Two Philosophers Drink Beer & Discuss Film Podcast, Dr. Daniel Murphy and Dr. Gregory D Jackson. We discuss the Sci-fi film Ex Machina. The conversation covers philosophical themes...
2020-Jul-11 • 40 minutes
Desire, Communication, and Sex Therapy
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo interview Sex Therapist and Couples Counselor, Dr. Rossana Sida. How can relationships communicate desire? How important is our upbringing and that impact on sex? How can relationships rekindle lost desire?...
2020-Jul-05 • 60 minutes
Captain America and the Virtuous Life
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo invite Professor Mark D White back to the pod to discuss Captain America. What are the moral lessons? What is virtue? What would Captain America say about our present political climate? .
2020-Jun-28 • 50 minutes
The Crossroads of Literature and Politics
Gwendolyn Dolske is joined with Rudy Salo and Konstantin Hatcher (California YIMBY) to discuss education, politics, literature, and race with L.A. English teacher Bryce Brady. They discuss Randy Smith's dystopia, The Raffle, and how books like...
2020-Jun-20 • 46 minutes
Naming Parts, Reproductive Health, and Sex Positive
Gwendolyn Dolske and Ellie Anderson (Pomona College) talk with reproductive health expert, April Davis. We discuss sex education, medicalization of birth, postpartum, and pleasure.
2020-Jun-13 • 46 minutes
Tasteless Jokes and the State of Comedy
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with comedian-director, Matt Ritter, about his documentary Tasteless. We discuss the nature of jokes, cultural attitudes, comedy, and pursuing your dreams.
2020-Jun-07 • 47 minutes
Working From Home-Life Balance
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with journalist, Liz Farmer, about the work from home movement and how Covid-19 will alter our notion of what location means to work. We discuss environmental issues, transit, as well as lifestyle...
2020-May-29 • 59 minutes
Corruption in the Time of Coronavirus
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo welcome back law enforcement analyst and former FBI agent, Jeff Cortese, to the show. Jeff talks about corruption in the time of coronavirus and his experience during Hurricane Katrina.
2020-May-20 • 36 minutes
Fitness as Process
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Pendulum Fitness owner, Drew Girton. What is fitness? Health? The key to success in fitness? What makes a good coach? How can one stay fit during lockdown?
2020-May-15 • 39 minutes
The Morality of Batman
Gwendolyn Dolske, Rudy Salo, and Konstantin Hatcher talk with Philosophy Professor Mark D White about his book Batman and Ethics.
2020-May-04 • 69 minutes
What Is Bully Culture?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Professor-Philosopher Tom Keith about his latest documentary, . What is bully culture and what are the solutions?
2020-Apr-24 • 38 minutes
When Pandemic Life Imitates Art: Part II
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo continue their conversation about life in the time of coronavirus with author/professor Dahlia Schweitzer.
2020-Apr-17 • 36 minutes
When Pandemic Life Imitates Art: Part I
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with pop culture critic and author, Professor Dahlia Schweitzer, about parallels between outbreak films and the current state of the pandemic.
2020-Apr-11 • 43 minutes
Podcast in the time of Coronavirus: Part IV
Gwendolyn Dolske gets Dr. Tansavadti's insights about the impacts of the Coronavirus.
2020-Apr-06 • 27 minutes
What is Existential Ethics?
Gwendolyn Dolske is interviewed by Professor Layne (Gonzaga University) on the ethics of Simone de Beauvoir.
2020-Mar-30 • 24 minutes
Podcast in the Time of Coronavirus: Part III
Gwendolyn Dolske talks with Professor Danielle Layne (Gonzaga University) about what we can learn from the Ancient Greeks on time in quarantine.
2020-Mar-24 • 31 minutes
Podcast in the Time of Coronavirus: Part II
How does the Coronavirus impact transportation? Rudy Salo shares his thoughts...via phone...because we're social distancing. Co-host, Konstantin Hatcher (California YIMBY).
2020-Mar-20 • 36 minutes
Podcast in the time of Coronavirus
Gwendolyn Dolske and Konstantin Hatcher discuss the politics and culture in the time of Coronavirus. Gwendolyn interviews an ER nurse to learn her perspective on the quarantine and precautions.
2020-Mar-13 • 22 minutes
What Can Comedy Do?
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo chat with comedian, producer, musician, Brendon Small about the essence of stand-up.
2020-Mar-03 • 31 minutes
Love and the Graphic Memoir with Mari Naomi
Gwendolyn Dolske interviews cartoonist, author, Mari Naomi about her graphic memoir Kiss & Tell, her creation of the database cartoonists of color, and her podcast Ask Bi Grlz.
2020-Feb-24 • 40 minutes
Reflections on Blackness
Gwendolyn Dolske talks with Konstantin Hatcher (of California YIMBY) about race in America. Special guest appearance by Zadie Hatcher.
2020-Feb-12 • 44 minutes
Masculinity and Gender Roles
Gwendolyn Dolske interviews filmmaker, author, philosopher, Dr. Tom Keith about the meaning of toxic masculinity.
2020-Feb-03 • 46 minutes
An FBI agent, a Lawyer, and a Philosopher walk into a podcast. Part II
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo continue their interview with law enforcement analyst Jeff Cortese. We discuss conspiracy theories, justice, and travel.
2020-Jan-29 • 59 minutes
An FBI agent, a Lawyer, and a Philosopher walk into a podcast. Part I
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo interview former FBI agent and law enforcement analyst, Jeff Cortese. How to be objective in today's politics? What is justice? Let's talk about conspiracy theories! What do you need to know about traveling...
2020-Jan-20 • 11 minutes
How Do You Maternity? Part II
This is part II of a mini series addressing maternity and professional life. Gwendolyn Dolske talks with Jessica Bauer about her experience of being in the military while navigating pregnancy.
2020-Jan-14 • 45 minutes
CRISPR Me This
Gwendolyn Dolske and Jacob Weber interview Professor and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program, Dr. Peter Ross. What is Philosophy of Science? What are the ethical implications of gene-editing? What is Philosophy of...
2020-Jan-06 • 43 minutes
This Is Your Brain on Love
Gwendolyn Dolske interviews neuropsychologist Dr. Jena Margalit Kravitz about the science of love, relationships, and heartbreak.
2019-Dec-31 • 11 minutes
How Do You Maternity? Part I
This is Part One of a mini series dedicated to discussing women and pregnancy. Gwendolyn Dolske's first interview is with Dr. Sara Gaspard about her experience with pregnancy and advice for women professionals.
2019-Dec-13 • 55 minutes
Beauty, Self Love, and Comedy
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with comedian, writer, actress, podcaster, Erin Darling Torralva. This conversation delves into beauty standards, self love, and work ethic.
2019-Dec-01 • 59 minutes
All About The Funny
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with comedian/author/producer/teacher, Jeff Hodge, about the essence of comedy.
2019-Nov-19 • 41 minutes
Moody Responsibility
Gwendolyn Dolske talks with Jake Jackson (Temple University) about his research on Philosophy of Psychiatry.
2019-Oct-22 • 52 minutes
How To Be A FemDom
Gwendolyn Dolske and Ellie Anderson interview Mistress Damiana Chi, PhD about BDSM and her experience as a FemDom educator.
2019-Aug-29 • 48 minutes
How We Speak About Madness
Gwendolyn Dolske and Jacob Weber interview Cal Poly Pomona Professor Shayda Kafai about her work on discussing madness.
2019-Aug-02 • 50 minutes
Lessons from Outbreak and Zombie Narratives
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo interview Dahlia Schweitzer about her book Going Viral. Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World.
2019-Jul-14 • 21 minutes
Ancient Philosophical Therapy
Gwendolyn and Professor Danielle Layne (Gonzaga University) discuss the Ancient Greek concept of the good life. Professor Layne explains how Ancient Greek Philosophy can be therapy.
2019-Jul-09 • 49 minutes
A Plastic Surgeon's Notes on Beauty
Gwendolyn Dolske and Rudy Salo talk with Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi about her work as a Facial Plastic Surgeon. How does medicine play a role in framing a concept of beauty? What is the connection between plastic surgery and wellness?
2019-Jun-23 • 68 minutes
Dentistry: Truths, Ethics, & General Health
Gwendolyn Dolske and Konstantin Hatcher talk with Jennifer Vitez, DMD about the divide between dentistry and medicine. What is the origin? How does the divide impact our understanding of overall health and wellness? What are some truths...
2019-Jun-16 • 54 minutes
What's It Like To Meet Beauvoir?
Gwendolyn Dolske talks with Professor Margaret Simons about her time meeting with Simone de Beauvoir in Paris.
2019-Jun-09 • 56 minutes
All About LA Infrastructure
Gwendolyn Dolske and Jacob Weber talk with LA lawyer and infrastructure expert, Rudy Salo. Rudy gives insight about the history and future of public transit.
2019-Jun-03 • 39 minutes
On Writing
Gwendolyn Dolske chats with writer/producer/filmmaker Stephen Elliott.