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A philosophy podcast you'll actually want to listen to. Smart but cool. Fun but deep. Hosted by professors Ellie Anderson (Pomona College) and David M. Peña-Guzmán (San Francisco State University).

Overthin‪k‬ Ellie Anderson, Ph.D. and David Peña-Guzmán, Ph.D.

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A philosophy podcast you'll actually want to listen to. Smart but cool. Fun but deep. Hosted by professors Ellie Anderson (Pomona College) and David M. Peña-Guzmán (San Francisco State University).

    18. Polyamory

    18. Polyamory

    In this episode of Overthink, Ellie and David conclude their four-part series on intimate relationships with a discussion of polyamory. Many argue that polyamory has liberatory potential as a radical form of relating to others. Some say that polyamory...

    • 52 min
    17. Open Relationships

    17. Open Relationships

    In this episode of Overthink,  Ellie and David talk about open relationships. 50% of millennials are not interested in having purely monogamous relationships. With many still wanting a primary partner, some are turning towards open relationships. What...

    • 54 min
    16. Monogamy

    16. Monogamy

    On this episode of Overthink, Ellie and David dive into monogamy. Ellie jumps into her obsession with reality shows centered around monogamy that are actually examples of polyamory, aka the entire Bachelor franchise. Then they discuss the appeal to...

    • 50 min
    15. Marriage

    15. Marriage

    On this episode of Overthink, Ellie, and David discuss the history and philosophy of marriage. Why do married people in the U.S. receive over 1,000 legal benefits that single people do not? Ellie and David dive into Foucault's analysis of ancient Roman...

    • 49 min
    14. Buddhist Practice and Anti-Racism (feat. Jessica Locke)

    14. Buddhist Practice and Anti-Racism (feat. Jessica Locke)

    On this episode of Overthink, Ellie and David sit down with Dr. Jessica Locke, an expert in Buddhist philosophy, to discuss mindfulness as a tool for anti-racist education and social justice work. After investigating the ways that Western science and...

    • 51 min
    13. Performativity

    13. Performativity

    On this episode of Overthink, Ellie and David explain what performativity is. They explain why the phrase "performative ally" is not philosophically accurate, and how performativity is rooted in theories about language and identity. They talk about...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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50 Ratings

50 Ratings

MCmediator ,

Overthink connects pop culture, philosophy and feminism

So many intriguing ideas and examples in each episode. Lots of fun too.

Chilidog1001 ,

Great pod!

Been loving this pod, so glad I found it. Overthink is such a great blend of evaluating modern day phenomena and approachable philosophy concepts - I feel like I’m learning in a really organic way when I listen! Love it!

DCPodcastfan ,

Philosophy can be fun!

I didn’t realize academic philosophers can be so funny! I laugh at personal observations one minute, then I’m hearing about how it fits into traditions of philosophical traditions and it’s all so interesting. Thanks for doing this.

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