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Podcast Profile: Wisdom for Life

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Site: wisdomforlife.podbean.com
43 episodes
2020 to 2021
Average episode: 60 minutes
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Categories: Broadcast Radio Programs • Two Hosts

Podcaster's summary: The Wisdom for Life show discusses Practical Philosophy – ideas, insights, and practices from philosophical traditions that can be applied to live happier, more intentional, and more productive lives. | | Join your hosts as they dive deep into the well of wisdom for your everyday benefit.

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List Updated: 2022-Aug-10 11:32 UTC. Episodes: 43. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2021-Oct-27 • 59 minutes
Being Caught In The Gaze
In this forty-third episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the phenomenon that gets called "the gaze" or "the look" (le regard, in French), starting with Jean-Paul Sartre's famous analysis of it, and the exampl...
2021-Oct-25 • 59 minutes
Stoicism, Concern, and Care
In this forty-second episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler tackle a common misconception of Stoic philosophy, namely that it involves withdrawing from the world and from other people, in order to insulate oneself fro...
2021-Oct-20 • 59 minutes
AITA Cases Revisited
In this forty-first episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler go back to the types of real-life moral dilemmas set out in the Reddit AITA forum. They narrate, discuss, and analyse a number of selected cases, and give the...
2021-Oct-18 • 59 minutes
Truth, Society and The Marketplace of Ideas
In this fortieth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler bring their discussion of the topic of truth to a close by focusing on the popular metaphor of the marketplace of ideas as a locus in which true opinions and view...
2021-Oct-15 • 59 minutes
The Topic of Truth Take Two
In this thirty-ninth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler continue their discussion of the topic of truth. They review several of the insights and theories about truth from the previous session, including what the c...
2021-Jun-21 • 59 minutes
The Meaning of Truth
In this thirty-eighth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the nature, meaning, and value of something that we all talk about, but which is a bit tough to define - truth. Among the topics they range over...
2021-Jun-02 • 59 minutes
Memory and Truth
In this thirty-seventh episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the relations between human memory and the truth or falsity of matters. Among the topics that they discuss are what memory is and how it works,...
2021-May-17 • 59 minutes
Studying Philosophy Outside of Academia
In this thirty-sixth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss some approaches and resources for studying philosophy outside of traditional academia. Among the topics that they discuss are why it is useful for non-academics to study and apply philosophy to their lives, how the cultural prominence academic philosophy is a fairly recent historical development, the variety of resources available today for independent and lifelong learners, and where and how to find t...
2021-Apr-25 • 59 minutes
Stoicism, Pain, Mental Health, and Lived Philosophy (featuring special guest Matt Van Natta)
In this thirty-fifth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler welcome special guest Matt Van Natta for a dialogue and interview about Stoic philosophy, practices, and their applications in life. During their conversati...
2021-Apr-12 • 59 minutes
Marcus Aurelius' Meditations - Stoic Ideas and Practices
In this thirty-fourth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler highlight one important work of practical philosophy, the Meditations by the Stoic Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius. The 1900-year anniversary of his birth is...
2021-Apr-03 • 59 minutes
Living a Meaningful Life
In this thirty-third episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler engage in a wide-ranging discussion centered on what living a meaningful life is, what the challenges, obstacles, or misunderstandings that stand in the way c...
2021-Mar-17 • 59 minutes
One Year In To The Show
In this thirty-second episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler celebrate hitting the milestone of being on the air together, producing the Wisdom for Life show, for a year. They discuss a number of topics, including the...
2021-Feb-14 • 59 minutes
Philosophy As A Way Of Life (With John Sellars)
In this thirty-first episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the topic of Philosophy As A Way Of Life. This was a common, recurring, and traditional approach in philosophy until roughly the last two centuries. ...
2021-Feb-04 • 59 minutes
AITA Posts As Everyday Moral Dilemmas
In this thirtieth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss an advice forum on Reddit called AITA (Am I The A-Hole), which has 2.5 million members, and allows people to post their accounts of moral conflicts they are in or anticipate being in, and then advice and judgements from readers. Dan and Greg introduce and describe the forum, and discuss the usefulness and morality of having such a forum, and then go on to examine several of their favorite cases found in th...
2021-Jan-24 • 59 minutes
Asymmetric Knowledge Problems
In this twenty-ninth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the notion of "asymmetric knowledge problems", that is, situations in which some of the people involved have significantly more knowledge or informati...
2020-Dec-08 • 59 minutes
The Paradox of Choice
In this twenty-eighth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the "paradox of choice", which is the idea that having a greater range of options - usually looked at as a good thing - often makes people less able ...
2020-Nov-09 • 59 minutes
Doing Well in a Polarized Society
In this twenty-sixth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss how people can use resources and insights from philosophy to do well in the sort of polarized society we have been becoming for decades, and which wa...
2020-Oct-20 • 59 minutes
Professional Sports, Fandom, and A Rational Life
In this twenty-fifth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler are joined by special guest, Michael DeVito, former defensive end for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, and the topics they discuss revolve around the...
2020-Oct-04 • 59 minutes
The Season of Stoicism
In this twenty-fourth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler revisit their previous discussions of Stoic philosophy, not least because October and November are the "Season of Stoicism", with Stoic Week, the main Stoico...
2020-Sep-14 • 59 minutes
What Else We Can Learn From Thought Experiments
In this twenty-third episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler continue their conversation from the last show, when they began examining philosophical thought experiments to see what we can learn from them to improve our ...
2020-Sep-08 • 59 minutes
What We Can Learn From Thought Experiments
In this twenty-second episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler examine philosophical thought experiments to see what we can learn from them to improve our lives or to better understand ourselves. They first discuss what...
2020-Aug-24 • 59 minutes
A Deeper Dive into Negative Visualization
In this twenty-first episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler do a deeper dive into discussion of a practice that they have mentioned on the show previously - Negative Visualization, sometimes called "premeditatio maloru...
2020-Aug-12 • 59 minutes
Hitting the 20-Episode Milestone and Answering Listener Questions
In this twentieth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler take a pause from their normal topic-focused in-depth discussions to talk about what the Wisdom for Life show is about and how they got it started, what challeng...
2020-Aug-03 • 59 minutes
Free Speech: From Rights to Responsibility
In this nineteenth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss a topic of seeming perennial interest - freedom of speech - but attempt to shift the focus from framing it in the usual terms of rights, rules, or over...
2020-Jul-19 • 59 minutes
Giving In To Doing The Wrong Thing
: In this eighteenth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss a puzzle arising early on in ancient literature and continuing on down to the present - if we know right from wrong, and we’re in possession of our f...
2020-Jul-12 • 59 minutes
Pitfalls to Labelling People Good or Bad
In this seventeenth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss some of the problems and pitfalls that arise when labeling people as entirely good or entirely bad. Most people fit somewhere in between being perfec...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
What Is Stoicism?
In this sixteenth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss one of the main philosophical traditions they draw upon in the show – Stoicism – doing a deeper dive on its theory and practice, and discussing the mass...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Work, The Future, and Meaning
In this fifteenth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss some of the issues on the horizon facing us in terms of the types and availability of work. As further developments in robotics, automation, artificial...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Freedom, Facticity, and Existentialism
In this fourteenth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss some key ideas and issues arising within people’s lives that are illuminated by Existentialist philosophy. They focus particularly on the concepts of ...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
The Social Contract Today
In this thirteenth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the Social Contract, a classic philosophical concept that plays a key role in American politics and everyday ethics, and which also bears on recent nat...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Protests and Policing
In this twelfth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the recent nationwide protests over police misconduct and aggression towards African-American citizens, and the variety of police responses to these. They look at the assessment that we are witnessing and taking part in an important historical event, during which a genuinely popular movement starts a course towards reform of policing in America. They also focus the discussion on the ethical dimensions of pro...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Technology and the Good Life
In this eleventh episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler examine what role contemporary technology – particularly mobile technology, the internet, social media, and AI/robotics – can play in “the good life”. They discuss several ideas drawn from philosophers such as Aristotle, Gabriel Marcel, Martin Heidegger, and Michel Foucault as well as from speculative fiction authors such as Iain Banks, Isaac Asimov, and William Gibson, that bear upon the technology that we use eve...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Is Lying Ever Good?
In this tenth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler examine a common matter in everyday life – lying. What is a lie, and what counts as “lying”? Can lying ever be something good, right, required, or even just all ri...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Circles of Care and Concern
In this ninth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler examine a common image of concentric circles used to understand relationships with other people towards whom we might have affection, care, or moral obligations. Th...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Balancing Autonomy and Connection
In this eighth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss one main challenge to personal development within relationships. How does one balance one’s own autonomy – and respect for the autonomy of others – with th...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
The Stockdale Paradox
In this seventh episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss what has come to be called the “Stockdale Paradox”, named after Admiral James Stockdale’s application of Stoic philosophy while confined and tortured as a ...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
What Is Resiliency?
In this sixth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler use insights from philosophy to discuss what resiliency is, why it is important to develop it, why it is good for us and others, and how we can approach it. Bringin...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
What Makes Relationships Good
In this fifth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler use insights from philosophy to discuss features of good and bad relationships, including friendships, romantic relationships, collaborative partnerships, and famili...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Setting and Maintaining Boundaries
In this fourth episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler use insights from philosophy to discuss why setting and maintaining boundaries is important, in personal relationships, in the workplace, and with neighbors. Dr...
2020-Jul-04 • 59 minutes
Defining What's Good and What's Bad
In this third episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler use insights from philosophy to discuss what is genuinely good as opposed to merely appearing to be good, and what is genuinely bad as opposed to merely appearing to...
2020-Jun-20 • 59 minutes
Dealing With Fear During A Crisis
In this second episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler use insights from philosophy to discuss how to deal with fear and anxiety provoked by the coronavirus crisis. They answer a contributed question about what to do ...
2020-Jun-20 • 59 minutes
Philosophy as a Way of Life
The first show. – Intro to the show. – Introducing Dr. Greg Sadler and Dan Hayes – Why is practical philosophy becoming popular – Philosophy as a way of life – Spiritual Practices – Q&A : Setting Boundries – Spiritual Practice: Negative Visualization ...
2020-Jun-20 • 119 minutes
Why It's Good To Give
This was our first time on the radio together before we formalized Wisdom for Life. Enjoy our early discussion/fund-raiser for our host radio station WXRW-LP 104.1 in Milwaukee WI. Greg Sadler and Dan Hayes discuss philosophical insights about generosity...