Do Explain is a conversational podcast that explores different aspects of science and philosophy, in search of better explanations of the world. Hosted by the irrevocably curious d******d, Christofer Lövgren.
#19 - Levels of Explanation, with Matt Guttman
In this episode of Do Explain, Christofer speaks with Matt Guttman about philosophy of mind and different levels of explanation. They discuss the hard problem of consciousness, objective morality, determinism and prediction, reductionism, the reality of...
#18 - The Personhood of Pickle Rick, with Sam Kuypers
In this episode of Do Explain, Christofer speaks with Sam Kuypers about the importance of understanding the problem situation when explaining any knowledge creating system. They discuss determinism and evolution, reductionism, eastern philosophy and...
#17 - Mutations of Mind, with Michael Golding
In this episode of Do Explain, Christofer speaks with Dr. Michael Golding about the interaction between creativity and physiology, and mental illness. They discuss the evolutionary process of the mind, psychiatry, IQ, the analogy between cancer and...
#16 - Taking Children Seriously, with Sarah Fitz-Claridge
In this episode of Do Explain, Christofer speaks with Sarah Fitz-Claridge about Taking Children Seriously. They discuss creativity and fallibility, why Taking Children Seriously is not passive parenting, psychological coercion, parental authority,...
#15 - Happy Birthday Popper, with Charlie Jungheim (Hermes of Reason)
In this episode of Do Explain, Christofer answers questions from Twitter with Charlie Jungheim (Hermes of Reason). They discuss issues with school and traditional education, explanationless science, human violence, self-driving cars, how physiology interacts with creativity, Covid-19, and other related topics.Charlie Jungheim (Hermes of Reason) is a philosophy YouTuber, impressionist, and musician from Laguna Beach, currently residing in Palm Springs, California. He makes videos about Critical Rationalism following the philosophy of Karl Popper and David Deutsch and can be found on various platforms:Website: hermesofreason.comInstagram: instagram.com/hermesofreasonTwitter: twitter.com/HermesofReasonAs advertised: ‘A Conversation with William Paley’ on gum.co/paley— enter promo code ‘chris’ at checkout for 20% off for the first 25 orders.Support the podcast at:patreon.com/doexplain (monthly)ko-fi.com/doexplain (one-time)
#14 - How to Be Superman, with Michael Ashcroft
In this episode of Do Explain, Christofer speaks with Michael Ashcroft about Alexander Technique (AT) and expanded awareness. They discuss the theory and purpose of AT, similarities and differences from other meditative frameworks, non-doing, bodymind, posture, mindfulness, contracted vs. expanded awareness, flow, and other related topics. They also answer questions from Twitter. Michael Ashcroft is a teacher of the Alexander Technique, having trained for three years part time at the South Bank Alexander Technique center in London. He is also a life coach and energy system innovation consultant applying himself to facilitating personal as well as societal transformation. Twitter: twitter.com/m_ashcroftNewsletter: expandingawareness.substack.com/Article: www.michaelashcroft.org/blog/how-to-be-supermanSupport the podcast at:patreon.com/doexplain (monthly)ko-fi.com/doexplain (one-time)
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Good topics and engaging
I loved the podcast because it’s taking Deutsch/Popper ideas to next level. Just one recommendation- would love to see you play more of a devil’s advocate. These ideas need more criticism.
Chistopher and his guests share a common Deutschian world view which results in a thoughtful mode of rendering good explanations over and over and over again. This epistemological commonground creates for a very specific type of consistency and reliability of discussion that is uncommon amidst the community of intellectual broadcasts.
Keep up the great work Christopher.
The world needs Do Explain!
Christofer was born to be a podcast host! The first 7 episodes are fantastic and I can’t wait for this series to continue and see what’s next. This is already one of the best and most important podcasts out there: rich and often humorous content diving into all walks of life, with Popperian philosophy at its core.