Hi, I'm Thomas Hikaru Clark! I grew up in Tokyo in a multi-cultural family before studying at Princeton, Notre Dame, and Cambridge. I've worked at a startup in Rome, been a high school teacher, meditated with Zen Buddhist monks in Japan, volunteered in Russia, and studied rituals in India. Each episode, I talk with a guest and try to learn something new. There's no consistent theme between episodes, and the episode titles usually don't cover everything we talk about!
James Brown-Kinsella: Nonsense in Ancient Chinese Philosophy
James Brown-Kinsella is interested in the idea of nonsense in ancient Chinese philosophy. He studied philosophy at Princeton, completed a Masters degree at Peking University, and is currently a graduate student at Cambridge.
Daniel Yamamoto: Growing Up Half-Japanese in Japan
Daniel Yamamoto is half Japanese and half British, and spent his childhood in Tokyo and Yokohama before moving to the UK for university. He is currently a graduate student at Cambridge.
Cecily Polonsky: Teaching, Language, and Human Flourishing
Cecily Polonsky joins Modus Mirandi to discuss our shared interests of Russia, languages, teaching, and more. Cecily spent her early childhood in Moscow before moving to Cambridge, England. She studied comparative literature at Princeton and has previously been a teacher in New York City.
Justinas Mickus: European Politics, Pandemic Learning, and Meaning in Life
Justinas Mickus is a graduate student in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge. He has previously worked in a policy think tank in his home city of Vilnius, Lithuania.
Tez Clark: Knowledge, Understanding, and Intuition
Tez Clark is a PhD student in Philosophy at NYU. She studies epistemology, a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of knowledge.
Delaney Thull: Why Should We Care About Philosophy?
Delaney is a PhD student in Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill. She is interested in moral and political philosophy. Prior to her PhD, she did her undergrad at Princeton, and before that, she spent a gap year volunteering in Peru. Delaney is also passionate about the outdoors, and was a leader trainer in Princeton’s Outdoor Action program.
What a pleasure to hear Thomas’s brilliant and level headed conversations and analyses on so many fascinating subjects! I can’t wait for more!
This podcast is phenomenal! One of the few that keeps me engaged throughout the entirety of the episode! I find that I constantly learn new things from the podcast and the variety of guests on the show is great. The questions and discussions are very enriching and even high level topics are understandable. You won’t find a better podcast than this one if you want to be entertained and educated :)
Food for Thought!
It covers variety of topics with which I am not familiar. Inspiring!