50 episodes

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

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    • Philosophy
    • 4.7, 9 Ratings

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

    Episode 054: Robert Talisse on Overdoing Democracy

    Episode 054: Robert Talisse on Overdoing Democracy

    Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Robert Talisse about the value of democracy, what it means to overdo democracy, what we should do instead, and so much more.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 053: Michael Burroughs on Children & Agency

    Episode 053: Michael Burroughs on Children & Agency

    Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Michael Burroughs about child development, agency in children, holding children responsible, and so much more.

    • 51 min
    Episode 052: John Torrey on Reparations

    Episode 052: John Torrey on Reparations

    Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher John Torrey about reparations, public apologies, what kind of justice is needed for African Americans, and so much more.

    • 59 min
    Episode 051: Ellie Anderson on The Divide in Philosophy

    Episode 051: Ellie Anderson on The Divide in Philosophy

    Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Ellie Anderson about the continental/analytic divide, methodology, marginalization in the academy, and so much more.

    • 57 min
    Episode 050: Axelle Karera on Frantz Fanon

    Episode 050: Axelle Karera on Frantz Fanon

    Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Axelle Karera about anti-colonial thought, Frantz Fanon, existentialism, and so much more.

    • 49 min
    Episode 049: Adam Hosein on Discrimination

    Episode 049: Adam Hosein on Discrimination

    Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Adam Hosein about theories of discrimination, inclusion, anti-discrimination norms, and so much more.  

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

holes in the roof ,

An engaging fusion of philosophy and pressing social issues

A really excellent podcast looking at matters such as racism, class, economic justice and sexuality as philosophical issues. For those who are new to philosophy, it brings difficult concepts down to earth without simplifying them, and shows what can be gained by thinking about social issues in depths without taking our ideas for granted. For those with a philosophical grounding, in brings to light thinkers and topics that can sometimes be sidelined by mainstream traditions, and helps to connect philosophy to pressing political concerns. What I like most of all is its democratic spirit towards philosophy, revealing each of its guests as ordinary people with a diverse range of cares and concerns, who often fell into the subject by accident. The implicit (...well often explicit) message is that philosophy can be a valuable tool for a greater range of people than is sometimes portraryed, and for people who want to change the world as well as think carefully about it.

Zulieka ,

Clear and purposeful

Really good to hear the thinking behind important questions that have a direct impact on my life, made explicit. I’m super glad to have discovered this podcast.

G-maree ,

Fantastic, Insightful and thought provoking.

Such interesting topics covered in this podcast, Myisha Cherry is a fantastic journalist and philosopher, asking really great questions. Cannot recommend this podcast enough!

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