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The object of this philosophy podcast will be to invite on other deep thinkers as we tackle questions of economics, ethics, epistemology, and life experience.

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The object of this philosophy podcast will be to invite on other deep thinkers as we tackle questions of economics, ethics, epistemology, and life experience.

    Episode #021- Glen Cotten: "What Is the Baha'i Faith? (Part 2)"

    Episode #021- Glen Cotten: "What Is the Baha'i Faith? (Part 2)"

    Glen Cotten and his wife Isik have been prominent members of the Baha'i Faith and community for over three decades. With a lifetime of pursuing the mission of justice and unity of humanity, Glen lives and breathes the principles of the Faith every day. We discuss Glen's upbringing, how it affected his look on the world, his time serving in Haifa at the Baha'i World Center, and how he met and married his wife.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #020 - Ian Scheffler: Speedcubing

    Episode #020 - Ian Scheffler: Speedcubing

    Ian shares his experiences delving into the hypercompetitive (but surprisingly wholesome) world of speedsolving Rubik's cubes whilst writing book on the topic. Currently an English teacher, he also shares his perspectives on ways that teaching and testing can be improved. His book is called Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik's Cube Solving.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode #019- Caroline Mack

    Episode #019- Caroline Mack

    Caroline is a 32-year veteran nurse. In this episode, Bobby and Caroline talk about some of the highlights and lowlights of being a medical professional for over three decades, and what Caroline has learned from her experiences in the hospital.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode #018 - Angela Bischof: Animal cognition and moral agency

    Episode #018 - Angela Bischof: Animal cognition and moral agency

    Angela is a Duke philosophy grad student who argues that some species of animals  (and theoretically even plants and bacteria) can be considered moral agents. We also explore methods for studying animal cognition, personhood, and the nature of our ethical obligations towards other animals. 

    • 59 min
    Episode #017 - John McGlone

    Episode #017 - John McGlone

    Formerly a Sanders-supporting San Francisco liberal, John's views have shifted in favor of conservatism, Donald Trump, and traditional values. He shares his perspectives on gender roles, gay marriage, adoption, and abortion. He is a programmer and the leader of the local Jordan Peterson meetup group. 

    • 2 hr 40 min
    Episode #016 - Bobby Bingle: Buddhism, Anger, and Blame

    Episode #016 - Bobby Bingle: Buddhism, Anger, and Blame

    Bobby is a Duke Philosophy PhD student.  He argues that Buddhist perspectives on "no-self" and anger are not mutually exclusive with blame and moral responsibility. 

    • 1 hr 20 min

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