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Join I. J. Makan and Amos Dowber in thoughtful conversations with the brightest minds in neuroscience, religion, philosophy, business, and culture.

    #48 - Jason Eberl on The Nature of Human Persons

    #48 - Jason Eberl on The Nature of Human Persons

    Jason Eberl is the director and professor of Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, at Saint Louis University.

    In this episode, we talk about whether humans have a soul, the relationship of the mind and body, what constitutes death, the possibility of resurrection, and the possibility of alien life. Fascinating conversation, you don’t want to miss it.

    During the episode, we mention Jason's ongoing debate at the Romanell Center's Blog, and the upcoming third volume of essays on Star Wars and Philosophy, Star Wars and Philosophy Strikes Back.

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    #47 - Jim Madden on Technology, Academia, and Aliens

    #47 - Jim Madden on Technology, Academia, and Aliens

    Jim Madden is a Professor of Philosophy and martial artist. He is the author of Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind and Ageless Athlete.

    In this episode, we talk with Jim about risk asymmetries in modern academia, Heidegger's critique of technology and how technology shapes humanity's relationship with the world, aliens, the philosophy of mind, and the importance of having skin in the game.

    You can listen to the episode of the Pat Flynn show that Jim mentions here.

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    #46 - Stefany Nieto on Psychedelics

    #46 - Stefany Nieto on Psychedelics

    Stefany Nieto is an entrepreneur. She is the founder and executive director of Green Iglu, a company dedicated to helping address food scarcity in the artic through the development of technology that can support local food production in harsh environments. She is also the Co-founder and chief operating officer of Gwella, a company seeking to provide access to a wide range of adaptogenic, functional, and psychedelic mushrooms in order to promote health and wellness. She was named human of the year by Vice Canada in 2017.

    In this episode our host I. J. Makan talks to Stefany about the founding of Green Iglua and Gwella, the psychology of psychedelics and paranormal experience, the war on drugs and the future of medicinal psychedelics, and more.

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    Be sure to check out Gwella and Green Iglu.

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    • 57 min
    #45 - Joel Nicoloff on the Problem with Big Government

    #45 - Joel Nicoloff on the Problem with Big Government

    Joel Nicoloff is the co-host of The Six Cents Report, a podcast dedicated to analyzing events that impact Canadians from a theological and economic perspective. He is a husband and father of two, a professional account, and an autodidact. He enjoys intellectual conversations about theology, economics, philosophy, and politics. He has a principle-based approach for analyzing issues and consequently has many contrarian perspectives.

    In this episode, we talk with Joel about the COVID-19 lockdowns, libertarianism, the role of government intervention, the centralization of government power, and whether conservatives should support free markets.

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    • 2 hr 8 min
    #44 - Adam Cohen-Aslatei on the Future of Online Dating

    #44 - Adam Cohen-Aslatei on the Future of Online Dating

    Adam Cohen-Aslatei is a graduate of Harvard, the founder and CEO of S'more, and formerly the managing director of Chappy, Bumble's gay dating app.

    In this episode we talk to Adam about S’more, the dating app he founded that is aimed at rejecting the superficiality of online dating in favor of forming intentional long-term relationships. We also discuss the future of online dating, including the integration of virtual reality technology and artificial intelligence.

    You can follow Adam on Twitter and Instagram

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    • 57 min
    #43 - Karen Stiller on Writing a Memoir and Being a Minister's Wife

    #43 - Karen Stiller on Writing a Memoir and Being a Minister's Wife

    Karen Stiller is senior editor of Faith Today, one of Canada’s leading Christian magazines. She is the host of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s podcast. She is a moderator of the annual Religion and Society series at the University of Toronto, a debate series between leading atheists and theologians that seeks to generate critical conversations on matters of faith, society and public interest.  

    In this episode, we talk with Karen about her recently released memoir "The Minister’s Wife", what lead her to write it, the social struggles and blessings of being a minister’s wife, as well as the importance of honesty for life and writing.

    You can find Karen Stiller: https://karenstiller.com/
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    • 1 hr 24 min

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