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A podcast about the ideas that shape our lives.

Ministry of Ideas Zachary Davis

    • Philosophy

A podcast about the ideas that shape our lives.

    Progressive Souls, Part 2

    Progressive Souls, Part 2

    Religious people have played an important role in progressive politics in the US for its entire history. Contemporary leftists should look to build bridges and include religious voices in the pursuit of a more just and sustainable society. (Part Two of Two)

    • 25 min
    Progressive Souls, Part 1

    Progressive Souls, Part 1

    Religious people have played an important role in progressive politics in the US for its entire history. Contemporary leftists should look to build bridges and include religious voices in the pursuit of a more just and sustainable society.

    • 27 min
    The Myth of Modernity

    The Myth of Modernity

    Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race.

    • 34 min
    Spiritual Machines

    Spiritual Machines

    Ever since early scientists began experimenting with immortality elixirs in the middle ages, religion has been influencing transhumanism. Now, we’re beginning to see transhumanism influencing religion.

    • 30 min
    Shifting Blame

    Shifting Blame

    We claim to judge people for what they intentionally do, but accidents often influence our judgments. In our justice systems, people can be harshly and unfairly blamed for bad luck—but in our personal lives, taking on blame isn’t always a bad thing.

    • 27 min
    Nothing Matters

    Nothing Matters

    Between the Buddhist doctrine of ‘emptiness,’ the Jewish idea of Ayin, and the quantum mechanical zero-point energy of a vacuum, it turns out there’s quite a lot to be said about Nothing.

    • 27 min

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