52 episodes

In the mood to think about Politics, Philosophy or International Relations? Well...think poLit! The poLit podcast provides short episodes that are analytical and yet easy to understand, encouraging an original and erudite mode of political thinking that crosses disciplines. With me, Kieran O'Meara, and guest academics as your guide, we will try to navigate these odd political times together. Check out the website at: http://www.thinkpolit.com/

Samples are taken from nonprofit, institutional or governmental public domain access bodies, or those that permit with an attribution, such as C-SPAN.

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In the mood to think about Politics, Philosophy or International Relations? Well...think poLit! The poLit podcast provides short episodes that are analytical and yet easy to understand, encouraging an original and erudite mode of political thinking that crosses disciplines. With me, Kieran O'Meara, and guest academics as your guide, we will try to navigate these odd political times together. Check out the website at: http://www.thinkpolit.com/

Samples are taken from nonprofit, institutional or governmental public domain access bodies, or those that permit with an attribution, such as C-SPAN.

    Episode 51 - On Urban Insurgency and State Security Force Ratios.

    Episode 51 - On Urban Insurgency and State Security Force Ratios.

    In this episode I explore an Article by Professor Anthony King of Warwick University that discusses Urban Insurgency and State Security Force ratios in the Twenty-First Century. The original discussion this episode is taken from is available on the poLit website here. 

    • 24 min
    Episode 50 - Fred Scharmen On Space, Architecture and Politics.

    Episode 50 - Fred Scharmen On Space, Architecture and Politics.

    In this episode, Fred Scharmen from Morgan State University's School of Architecture and Planning discusses his most recent book 'Space Forces: A Critical History of Life in Outer Space' with me. He can be found on Twitter @sevensixfive. Check out the poLit website here. 

    • 41 min
    Episode 49 - On Transnational Repression

    Episode 49 - On Transnational Repression

    In this episode I look at the phenomenon of Transnational Repression by discussing an article written by Yana Gorokhovskaia and Isabel Linzer on the topic, which features in Foreign Affairs. More content may be found on the poLit website HERE.

    • 31 min
    Episode 48 - On Rationalism in Politics (Part 2 of 2).

    Episode 48 - On Rationalism in Politics (Part 2 of 2).

    In this episode we will discuss Michael Oakeshott's famous essay 'Rationalism in Politics'. For citations and references, the original article may be found on the poLit website here. This is part 2 of 2.

    • 28 min
    Episode 47 - On Rationalism in Politics (Part 1 of 2).

    Episode 47 - On Rationalism in Politics (Part 1 of 2).

    In this episode we will discuss Michael Oakeshott's famous essay 'Rationalism in Politics'. For citations and references, the original article may be found on the poLit website here. This is part 1 of 2. 

    • 29 min
    Episode 46 - On Bullsh*t and Post-Truth.

    Episode 46 - On Bullsh*t and Post-Truth.

    In this episode, I discuss my thoughts on Harry G. Frankfurt's philosophical essay 'On Bullsh*t' in relation to the post-truth era. For more content, check out the poLit website. Sample taken from C-SPAN. **Due to the nature of this philosophical discussion, there is the repeated use of the one expletive**

    • 22 min

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