4 episodes

Rise & Fall illuminates the philosophic ideas shaping the world, one at a time. From the first spark of a new invention to the fall of Rome, ideas surround us. Ideas shape the way we act, how we feel, what we think is good and what we condemn as evil.

Rise & Fall: How Ideas Move the World Amanda Maxham

    • Philosophy

Rise & Fall illuminates the philosophic ideas shaping the world, one at a time. From the first spark of a new invention to the fall of Rome, ideas surround us. Ideas shape the way we act, how we feel, what we think is good and what we condemn as evil.

    Let’s Talk About Sweden

    Let’s Talk About Sweden

    Is Sweden really the socialist utopia that it is often portrayed as? Is it a socialist nightmare? It’s far away, it’s cold and for Americans, it’s a country surrounded by economic myths. Here’s the real story.

    • 46 min
    Anti-Concepts

    Anti-Concepts

    Islamophobia, meritocracy and extremism. These three anti-concepts obliterate clear thinking and shut down thoughtful discussion. Have you unwittingly accepted them into your thinking?

    • 37 min
    Nature’s Deadliest Killer

    Nature’s Deadliest Killer

    The recent outbreak of Zika virus in the United States brings mankind’s battle against mosquitoes and the diseases they carry to the forefront. We have many tools we can use to fight mosquitoes, so why aren’t we using them?

    • 41 min
    The Four Events That Significantly Emboldened Islamic Totalitarians

    The Four Events That Significantly Emboldened Islamic Totalitarians

    The Iranian Hostage Crisis, the Salman Rushdie Affair, September 11th and the Charlie Hebdo Massacre. Are we in the Western world doomed to more and more attacks by Islamic totalitarians? And what can anyone do about it? The answer might surprise you.

    • 25 min

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