This podcast is and isn't a lot of things. It isn't the funniest podcast out there, or the best edited one, or one with a podcaster with the voice of an angel. But it is the result of a lot of work and research and I hope you enjoy it. Each week we take a different concept in political theory (free speech, campaign spending, right to bear arms, etc.) and look at its history and evolution in society and then we break apart the various issues and debates surrounding it. Lastly, we'll look at where that concept is going in the context of the 21st century and new technologies. Thank you so much for listening and giving the podcast a chance!
The Death Penalty
On today’s episode of the show, we’re looking at the death penalty. We’ll look at the history of capital punishment, as well as philosophical arguments for and against it regarding retributive and utilitarian justice. We’ll also talk about whether or not the state has a right to execute its citizens, and also if killing a … More The Death Penalty
Who would be Hillary Clinton’s running mate?
On today’s episode of the show, we’re looking at who Hillary Clinton could choose to be her running mate on the ticket. Clinton even with the rise of Bernie Sanders, still appears to be far-in-away the most likely nominee for the Democratic party, and will have to make a choice that can compensate for her … More Who would be Hillary Clinton’s running mate?
The Ninth and Tenth Amendments: Rights
On this episode of the podcast, we break down the Ninth and Tenth Amendment, two amendments often seen as working together to ensure that people have rights other than those in the Bill of Rights. We’ll look at rights like privacy, which isn’t explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, but something that few would dispute we have a … More The Ninth and Tenth Amendments: Rights
The Eighth Amendment: Punishment
On this episode of the podcast, we break down the Eighth Amendment and all of its individual clauses, including the the clauses about excessive bail and fines. The majority of the episode focuses on “cruel and unusual punishment” and the various definitions of justice presented by philosophers over the years and how punishments like solitary … More The Eighth Amendment: Punishment
R.I.P. California Republicans? Not so fast!
Today’s episode is a bit of a detour from previous ones. We will be coming back to the Bill of Rights next episode when we talk about the Eighth Amendment, but I wanted more time to work on that episode, so I had this one almost finished and decided to post it. This episode is … More R.I.P. California Republicans? Not so fast!
The Seventh Amendment: Juries
On this episode of the podcast, we break down the Seventh Amendment and look at the pros and cons of the jury system, as well as reforms and alternatives, including the possibility of professional jurors, Summary Jury Trials, additional verdicts and plenty more. Feel free to email us your thoughts at email@example.com, visit our website … More The Seventh Amendment: Juries