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Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.

WHY? - Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life Jack Russell Weinstein / Prairie Public

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.

    “What Do Community Colleges Do?”

    “What Do Community Colleges Do?”

    UND distinguished professor of philosophy, Jack Russell Weinstein, visits with Brian Huschle, Northland Community and Technical College.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    “How to Think Like A Hindu”

    “How to Think Like A Hindu”

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Swami Sarvapriyananda.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    "Ask Me Anything"

    "Ask Me Anything"

    In this special episode, Ashley Thornberg presents Jack with philosophical questions submitted by listeners.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    “What is a Model Minority?”

    “What is a Model Minority?”

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Emily S. Lee, professor of philosophy at California State University at Fullerton, and the author of "Race as Phenomena: Between Phenomenology and Philosophy of Race."

    • 1 hr 13 min
    "Love, Hate, or Eat: How Humans Relate to Animals"

    "Love, Hate, or Eat: How Humans Relate to Animals"

    This encore episode from April 2012 examines our relationship with animals. Why do some cultures eat dogs and others invite them into their bedrooms? Why do some people find spiders disgusting but others consider them a delicacy? Who enjoyed a better quality of life—the chicken on a dinner plate or the rooster who dies in a Saturday-night cockfight? What can we really learn from experiments on mice?On the next episode of WHY? we’ll talk with author Hal Herzog about human attitudes towards animals, examine how rational we are when it comes to pets, and ask what all this tell us about ourselves. Drawing on more than two decades of research in the emerging field of anthrozoology, the new science of human–animal relations, Hal offers surprising answers to these and other questions related to the moral conundrums we face when considering the creatures with whom we share our world.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Tables Have Turned: Jack Russell Weinstein Becomes the Interviewee

    The Tables Have Turned: Jack Russell Weinstein Becomes the Interviewee

    On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Main Street's Ashley Thornberg discusses various aspects of race and the importance of holidays with UND philosophy professor Jack Russell Weinstein.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Mashanay ,

Such a good thoughtful podcast

It really does make you think. I appreciate the episode on cults and on motherhood because it raises things you might have never thought about.

Anna478 ,

The best philosophy podcast!

I’ve listened to a lot of philosophy podcasts, but this one takes the cake. Jack does an outstanding job at facilitating fascinating conversations while still being accessible and easily digestible. The guests are always a delight, and you can tell that everyone is invested in the project. Highly recommend for anyone that’s intellectually curious and wants to hear genuine conversations between genuine people! <3

Thor8 ,

Worth your time Podcast

Finally we have a quality, professional podcast option. Pairs with any downtime in the car or easy listening after a long day. The guests are current and relevant in their fields. Host Dr. Jack Weinstein has created a listener focused conversation providing new insights to modern concerns.

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