30 episodes

The New York Times Magazine’s Amy Bloom, Jack Shafer and Kenji Yoshino debate readers’ quandaries and classic ethical conundrums.

The Ethicists The New York Times Magazine

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.4 • 69 Ratings

The New York Times Magazine’s Amy Bloom, Jack Shafer and Kenji Yoshino debate readers’ quandaries and classic ethical conundrums.

    Should I Help a Classmate Who Sexually Harassed My Friend Get a Job?

    Should I Help a Classmate Who Sexually Harassed My Friend Get a Job?

    The ethicists consider whether mistakes made at 18 disqualify someone from an opportunity.

    • 29 min
    Financial Demands

    Financial Demands

    The ethicists consider whether a son’s need for financial support justifies concealing his sexual orientation.

    • 26 min
    An Inherited Conundrum

    An Inherited Conundrum

    Can I wear jewelry if I don’t support its origins?

    • 23 min
    Office Protocol

    Office Protocol

    The ethicists consider how an employee should respond after learning that colleagues praised an anti-semitic text.

    • 25 min
    The Towel Saga Next Door

    The Towel Saga Next Door

    The Ethicists consider how to respond to the dramatic aftermath of a neighborhood pool party.

    • 26 min
    Resale License

    Resale License

    Is it wrong if a friend sells my hand-me-downs?

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

TrevorLH ,

Meh

Sometimes this podcast lapses into whiny liberal finger pointing. Also, they occasionally make comments/opinions regarding areas where they lack expertise (eg medicine, medical ethics) which is suboptimal. I really enjoy Kenji the most.

MsT, Berlin ,

hmm

I cannot listen to this actually. It is so stuffy and uppity. What this podcast needs is an actual human being with common sense and without a law degree. And what I really mean by that, is a Dan Savage type to breathe some life and reality into these responses, while talking circles around all these big fat degrees.

Pop61273 ,

Sorry that it's over

Not sure why this podcast ended but I thought it was interesting. I liked comparing my thoughts on the topics to what the panelists might say. Perhaps the topics could have been more interesting but I still looked forward to each week.

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