11 episodi

Host Alex J O'Connor (from the YouTube channel 'CosmicSkeptic') discusses and debates deep and important issues with experts from a variety of philosophical, scientific and theological disciplines. Departing from Alex's snappier style on YouTube, this podcast presents more thorough analyses of the topics at hand, with help from a wide range of well-known professionals.

The Cosmic Skeptic Podcast Alex J O'Connor

    • Filosofia

Host Alex J O'Connor (from the YouTube channel 'CosmicSkeptic') discusses and debates deep and important issues with experts from a variety of philosophical, scientific and theological disciplines. Departing from Alex's snappier style on YouTube, this podcast presents more thorough analyses of the topics at hand, with help from a wide range of well-known professionals.

    #11 — Douglas Murray | Gender and Activism

    #11 — Douglas Murray | Gender and Activism

    Douglas Murray is a British conservative author and journalist, and associate editor of The Spectator. In 2017 Murray wrote The Strange Death of Europe, and now returns with The Madness of Crowds, a book about identitarianism in four areas: 'gay', 'women', 'race' and 'trans'.

    Douglas speaks to Alex about the logic of reparations and a retributive approach to historical injustice, as well as the nature of gender, and the advocacy tactics of the LGBT community.

    • 1h 23 min
    #10 — Richard Dawkins | Outgrowing God

    #10 — Richard Dawkins | Outgrowing God

    Richard Dawkins is the world-famous evolutionary biologist, bestselling science writer, emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, previously Oxford University's Professor for Public Understanding of Science.

    In 1976 Dawkins wrote The Selfish Gene, introducing the term 'meme' and beginning a career of publications including The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion, and Outgrowing God.

    Dawkins speaks to Alex about atheism, the labelling of children as 'atheists', the basis of morality, and theology.

    • 44 min
    #9 — Earthling Ed | Veganism Can Be Complicated

    #9 — Earthling Ed | Veganism Can Be Complicated

    Ed Winters, known online as Earthling Ed, is a vegan educator and public speaker, co-founder and co-director of Surge, which founded the annual Official Animal Rights March, producer of the documentary Land of Hope and Glory, and my most requested podcast guest to date.

    • 1h 55 min
    #8 — Andrew Copson | What Is Secularism?

    #8 — Andrew Copson | What Is Secularism?

    Andrew Copson is is Chief Executive of Humanists UK and author of Oxford University Press' Very Short Introduction to Secularism. He speaks to Alex about the meaning of secularism, its distinction from humanism, liberalism and atheism, and how it might be achieved.

    • 1h 12 min
    #7 — Anthony Magnabosco | How To Change Minds

    #7 — Anthony Magnabosco | How To Change Minds

    Anthony Magnabosco is the founder and executive director of Street Epistemology International, a non-profit organisation formed to encourage critical thinking and scepticism while providing people around the world with the resources needed to develop and promote Street Epistemology. He speaks to Alex about how to get people to rethink their beliefs and discard of falsities they might hold to.

    • 52 min
    #6 — Peter Singer | Utilitarianism and Animals

    #6 — Peter Singer | Utilitarianism and Animals

    Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher and author of the seminal Animal Liberation, a book credited with initiating the modern animal rights movement. He speaks to Alex about utilitarianism and how we might apply it to all sentient creatures.

    • 1h 30 min

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Sarasp1996 ,

Awesome!

Great and insightful podcast. Always looking forward to a new episode. Very excited to meet you in London this Friday.

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