Hosted by philosopher Greg Reichberg, The Absolutes explores how our human search for an Absolute impacts on our everyday lives. How we think about ourselves – our personal fulfillment, ethics, and where we place ourselves on the metaphysical map of the universe.
Identifying how our different conceptions divide us, but also how we can have meaningful and constructive dialogue about them, are central themes for The Absolutes.
Sound design by Brage Pedersen
Sound engenering and compositions by Brage Pedersen and Bethany Forseth-Reichberg
Produced by Fig Tree Productions
Ep. 7 - Spiritual Warfare and the Capitol Siege
This episode features podcast host Greg Reichberg in conversation with
Gina Lende about contemporary conceptions of “spiritual warfare”
and how these are informing political mobilization in the US, Africa, and Central America.
Music by Tvuru
Edited by and jingle composed by Brage Pedersen
Ep. 6 - Donald Trump: Time for an Examination of Conscience
This episode features podcast host Greg Reichberg in conversation with Henrik Syse about last week’s dramatic events at the US Capital building.
Ep. 5 - Transcendence in Modernist Literature
This episode features podcast host Greg Reichberg in conversation with Professor Glenn (“Chip”) Hughes on literary portrayals of the Absolute, based on his recently published book From Dickinson to Dylan: Visions of Transcendence in Modernist Literature.
Ep. 4 - The Absolutes in Moderation
In this episode, podcast host Greg Reichberg explains why going to the extreme is good in some areas of human life, while in other areas it is bad. Wisdom consists in knowing the difference.
Ep. 3 - Fidelity to the Light
Have you had a moment of clarity when a life direction suddenly opened up? Did it come from a light beyond yourself? These are among the questions to be addressed in this podcast.
Ep. 2 - Spiritual Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic
This episode features the podcast host Greg Reichberg in a conversation with two friends, Trond Bakkevig and Henrik Syse, about the spiritual implications of the coronavirus pandemic. The conversation took place in Oslo on Saturday of Easter week, with the friends in their respective homes, due to social distancing requirements.
Love the Podcast!
I had the privilege recently of having Dr Reichberg on my podcast. I’ve listened to 4 episodes and have absolutely enjoyed them and will be recommending The Absolutes! -Halston Williams
My father introduced this podcast to me having studied philosophy in Toulouse, France with Mr. Reichberg, the narrator (my fathers name is Gustavo Rivero in case you remember). He knows my interest in philosophy and wanted me to give it a listen and I am so glad he did. I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast and learned so so much. Thank you!