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Join I. J. Makan—and sometimes Amos Dowber—in thoughtful conversations with the brightest minds in neuroscience, religion, philosophy, business, and culture.

    #44 - Adam Cohen-Aslatei on the Future of Online Dating

    #44 - Adam Cohen-Aslatei on the Future of Online Dating

    Adam Cohen-Aslatei is a graduate of Harvard, the founder and CEO of S'more, and formerly the managing director of Chappy, Bumble's gay dating app.

    In this episode we talk to Adam about S’more, the dating app he founded that is aimed at rejecting the superficiality of online dating in favor of forming intentional long-term relationships. We also discuss the future of online dating, including the integration of virtual reality technology and artificial intelligence.

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    • 57 min
    #43 - Karen Stiller on Writing a Memoir and Being a Minister's Wife

    #43 - Karen Stiller on Writing a Memoir and Being a Minister's Wife

    Karen Stiller is senior editor of Faith Today, one of Canada’s leading Christian magazines. She is the host of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s podcast. She is a moderator of the annual Religion and Society series at the University of Toronto, a debate series between leading atheists and theologians that seeks to generate critical conversations on matters of faith, society and public interest.  

    In this episode, we talk with Karen about her recently released memoir "The Minister’s Wife", what lead her to write it, the social struggles and blessings of being a minister’s wife, as well as the importance of honesty for life and writing.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    #42 - James Madden on Mortality, Meaning, and Family

    #42 - James Madden on Mortality, Meaning, and Family

    James Madden is a Professor of Philosophy and martial artist. He is the author of Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind and Ageless Athlete.

    In this episode, Jim returns to discuss his experience with getting Covid-19, mortality, finding meaning in one's life, the meaning of religious language, the loss of culture in North America and how this cripples our ethics, as well as raising a family in the modern world.

    You can listen to Jim's latest lectures at the Thomistic institute here, here, and here.

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    • 2 hrs 20 min
    #41 - Suan S on Catholicism & Conservatism

    #41 - Suan S on Catholicism & Conservatism

    Suan is the host of Intellectual Conservatism, a YouTube Channel and Podcast committed to the promotion and understanding of conservative ideals and principles through intellectual dialogue and discourse.

    In this episode, we discuss Suan's friendship with the powerful Sir Roger Scruton, Catholicism and the Papacy, Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court, and the present state of American conservatism.

    You can follow Intellectual Conservatism on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/intellectualconservatism
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    #40 - Sophie Thomas on Fitness, Values, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    #40 - Sophie Thomas on Fitness, Values, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Sophie Thomas is a personal trainer, philosopher, psychology graduate student, and model.

    In this episode, we talk to Sophie about the relation between philosophy and the value structures that underlie training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the importance of comradery in learning martial arts, the formation of cultures, and Portuguese linguistics.

    You can follow Sophie on Instagram @sofietee and check out her website https://www.thecosmicmovement.com/

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    #39 - Amos Dowber on Tradition and the Sources of Western Culture

    #39 - Amos Dowber on Tradition and the Sources of Western Culture

    In this episode, our editor-in-chief I.J. Makan talks to editor Amos Dowber about the importance of tradition in communicating knowledge, tradition vs traditionalism, the middle eastern sources of "Western culture," and political philosophy.

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    • 1 hr 39 min

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