Philosophy for Flourishing, a podcast of OSI, explores principles and practices for achieving and maintaining physical and spiritual health, and generally living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible. Join Jon Hersey and guests for rich conversations and useful ideas.
Freedom, Flourishing, and Atlas Shrugged, with Antonio Saravia
Jon speaks with Dr. Antonio Saravia—economics professor and director of the Center for the Study of Economics and Liberty at Mercer University—about socialism and stagnation, freedom and flourishing, and teaching competing ideas in the college classroom.
Benjamin Franklin’s Principles for Freedom and Flourishing
Benjamin Franklin’s life story is a testament to the fact that free men may rise as high as their ambition will take them. His inventions include not only useful gadgets and live-saving devices but also the genre of self-development nonfiction. With only two years of formal schooling, he managed to become one of the greatest scientists of his age and one of the greatest statesmen in history.
Fostering Independence in Early Childhood
How can we help young children develop? Can we do anything to accelerate language acquisition? Is a structured curriculum best, or should children be allowed to explore their interests—and to what extent, if so? I speak with Mike Gustafson of Atlas Academy about the Montessori method, how and why it works, and how developments within the method might impact the future of education.
Frédéric Chopin in Tolkien, Green Book, and Prometheus
I speak with Juilliard-trained musician F. F. Mormanni about the 19th-century Romantic composer Frédéric Chopin; his music in Prometheus, Tolkien, and Green Book; and what listening to such a virtuoso pianist adds to our lives.
Spiritual Values and Success
I recently spoke with organizational psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant, and our conversation highlighted the importance of spiritual values and how they impact success.
Rajshree Agarwal on Purpose and Profit
Rajshree Agarwal and I discuss how she became interested in helping people home in on a central purpose, the relation of purpose to independence, and how both of these enable people to create marketable values.
Every episode, something new
This is a fantastic podcast for anyone interested in the conjunction between “how do I learn how to live well?” and “why should I?”
Each topic is analyzed in a crystal clear, logical method by the hosts. They hold the value of ideas generally and human flourishing specifically, as these powerful tools to live a better life. It’s one of my favorite podcasts and the Objective Standard Institute is one of my favorite organizations. Check out The Hero Show as well!
Just what our culture needs
I have throughly enjoyed this new podcast and look forward to it every week! These are the ideas we need to be discussing, especially during these irrational times. Thanks so much!!
Just what I needed...
This podcast is just what I needed right now. I love listening to people discussing current events with reason. Please keep these episodes coming!