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Are you ethical? Only by investigating all sides and contemplating every angle can we improve ethical decision-making, build more trusting relationships, and help create a more ethical world. Join our panel of leaders and thinkers as we grapple with a new ethical challenge each week.

Grappling with the Gray Yonason Goldson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Are you ethical? Only by investigating all sides and contemplating every angle can we improve ethical decision-making, build more trusting relationships, and help create a more ethical world. Join our panel of leaders and thinkers as we grapple with a new ethical challenge each week.

    Grappling with the Gray #94: Have my cake and eat it, too?

    Grappling with the Gray #94: Have my cake and eat it, too?

    At what cost can we expect others to take responsibility for our own well being?That's the question that the ethics panel takes up when Giovanni Gallo, Nick Gallo, and Diane Helbig join me to Grapple with the Gray.Here is our topic:A woman posted online how she likes to bake more than she likes to eat. Although she typically shares her culinary creations with friends and family, on one occasion she asked and received permission to leave her leftovers in the common area of her apartment buildi...

    • 39 min
    Grappling with the Gray #93: Ain't that a-shaming?

    Grappling with the Gray #93: Ain't that a-shaming?

    Is our confusion between panic and panacea leading us into social chaos?That's the question that underlines the conversation when Christopher Bauer, PhD, CSP, CFS, 🟦 Melissa Hughes, Ph.D., and Mary Beth Molloy join the ethics panel to Grapple with the Gray.Here is our topic:Recently, Oprah Winfrey apologized for the part she played in promoting unhealthy and unrealistic diets.She said one of her “biggest regrets," is bringing out 67 pounds of animal fat onto her TV show stage in 1998 to illus...

    • 44 min
    Grappling with the Gray #92: Meat me in the middle?

    Grappling with the Gray #92: Meat me in the middle?

    Do we prevent ourselves from getting anything by trying to get everything?That's the question that underlies the discussion when Jeff Koziatek, 🟦 Mark O'Brien, and Annette Taylor join the ethics panel to Grapple with the Gray.Here is our scenario:On May 1st, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill prohibiting the production and sale of lab-grown meat. When I read the headline, I couldn’t help wondering why.It seems that Bill Gates, a heavy investor in the industry, has publicly urged gove...

    • 42 min
    Grappling with the Gray #91: Who pays down the debt?

    Grappling with the Gray #91: Who pays down the debt?

    When do some people's problems become everybody's problems?That's the question driving the conversation when 🟦 Jeff Ikler, Sarah Kalmeta, and S. Scott Mason join the ethics panel to Grapple with the Gray.Here is our topic:“With the stroke of his pen,” said Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, “Joe Biden is attempting to saddle working Missourians with a half trillion dollars in college debt."On the one hand, college debt poses an enormous burden, especially for young people just entering ...

    • 47 min
    Grappling with the Gray #90: Pearls before Swine?

    Grappling with the Gray #90: Pearls before Swine?

    Is doing the wrong thing ever the right thing?That classic ethical question underscores the conversation when Kimberly Davis, Peter Winick, and K Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski join the ethics panel to Grapple with the Gray.True story:An elderly Jewish man with late stage cancer was given only a few weeks to live by his doctors. His final wish was to spend his last days in Israel and be buried there, so he booked a flight and made arrangements for hospice care when he arrived.A woman affiliated with th...

    • 46 min
    GWTG Archive Episode #46: What's good about it?

    GWTG Archive Episode #46: What's good about it?

    What happens when we sabotage our own efforts to promote values by sending contradictory messages?That's the ethics challenge the panel takes up when Natalia Alvarez, Ph.D., JC Glick, and Lovelda Vincenzi join me to Grapple with the Gray.A teacher at the private Girls’ Day School Trust in the UK was recently ordered to apologize and subsequently told her contract would not be renewed after her class of 11-year-old students protested that her comments were offensive.Her crime: Addressing the c...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Solomon Berezin ,

Enjoyable and Insightful

I really enjoyed being a panelist on this show! Rabbi Goldson has a wonderful presence which invites an open and enjoyable conversation on important topics that don’t seem to be discussed in depth. The scenario we dissected really turned into a conversation full of depth and insight. I recommend tuning into the next… You just might learn of a new way of looking at things!

Mceleste61 ,

Riveting conversations about real-world ethical dilemmas

What a great concept for a podcast - that also delivers. Yonason poses a hypothetical (but entirely relevant and possible) ethical dilemma to a varying panel of thoughtful, insightful and interesting panelists. On one episode, I was sure about how I felt until hearing the viewpoints of his panelists. It’s a fun game to see how close my initial thought resembles what I think when the episode concludes. This is a great one!

JEsse R Roberts ,

Jesse Roberts

I began following and then connected with Yonason Goldson in 2021. What a great thing to have happened for me.

He is authentic and brings humor to what most reasonable people believe or perceive. His approach always drives home the point. And he addresses current events. Never does he belittle. He just points out the obvious which due to media and other inhibitors is often missed by many.

His ethical presentations always leave me with cause to think before I speak or comment because as he points out what we say and do reflects who we are

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