17 episodes

What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.   -Morpheus   There is indeed something wrong with the world, and it's going to take honesty and clear reasoning to figure out how to improve it. Welcome to Virtue Vibes, the podcast where we think hard about how to be good. 
Connect with me ;) Twitter:   https://twitter.com/VirtueVibesInstagram:   https://www.instagram.com/jarrodblair/Youtube:   https://www.youtube.com/@VirtueVibesEmail: jarrod@virtuevibes.org

Virtue Vibes with Jarrod Blair Jarrod Blair

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.   -Morpheus   There is indeed something wrong with the world, and it's going to take honesty and clear reasoning to figure out how to improve it. Welcome to Virtue Vibes, the podcast where we think hard about how to be good. 
Connect with me ;) Twitter:   https://twitter.com/VirtueVibesInstagram:   https://www.instagram.com/jarrodblair/Youtube:   https://www.youtube.com/@VirtueVibesEmail: jarrod@virtuevibes.org

    #17: Morally Corrupting Entertainment

    #17: Morally Corrupting Entertainment

    Is it wrong to watch depictions of evil in our entertainment? Can watching evil actions ever be beneficial? Can entertainment morally corrupt us? 

    In this episode, I analyze some ways in which depictions of evil in our entertainment (books, movies, music, etc.) can be both valuable in some cases and morally corrupting in others. 

    Outro music: ""Embrace" by ItsWatR on Pixabay
    Intro music: "Lofi Heavy Chill Bass & Keyboard" by Phill Dillow on Pixabay

    Connect with me ;)

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtueVibes

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    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@VirtueVibes

    Email: jarrod@virtuevibes.org

    • 18 min
    #16: Is It Wrong To Judge?

    #16: Is It Wrong To Judge?

    People often say things like "you shouldn't judge" or "don't be so judgmental," but what exactly does this criticism mean? Is it really immoral to form a belief about whether someone's actions were right or wrong? I think not. So in this episode, I will try to convince you that judging is actually a valuable tool for leading a virtuous life, and I'll also address some important worries people have about judging that we must be careful to avoid, like making judgments that are ill-informed or when we let our judgments cloud our entire view of a person. 

    Outro music: "Jazzy Abstract Beat" by Coma-Media on Pixabay
    Intro music: "Lofi Heavy Chill Bass & Keyboard" by Phill Dillow on Pixabay

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtueVibes

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    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@VirtueVibes

    Email: jarrod@virtuevibes.org

    • 18 min
    #15: Encouraging Open and Honest Feedback

    #15: Encouraging Open and Honest Feedback

    In this final episode of 2023, I share some reflections on the year as well as my appreciation for the Virtue Vibes podcast. 

    Afterwards, I discuss how the philosophic spirit gets crushed by certain bad practices in conversations, like when we make people feel like they’re walking on eggshells, or when modern day antiracists throw loose accusations of “racist!” around, causing white people to withhold their honest thoughts when talking about race-related issues. I then discuss two reasons why we should encourage open and honest feedback. This section is a re-release of a guest appearance I made on Micro-Digressions: A Philosophy Podcast with Spencer Case. 

    Outro music: "City Lights (Chill Lo-Fi)" by Monument Music on Pixabay
    Intro music: "Lofi Heavy Chill Bass & Keyboard" by Phill Dillow on Pixabay

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtueVibes

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarrodblair/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@VirtueVibes

    Email: jarrod@virtuevibes.org

    • 15 min
    #14: Holiday Special - The Ethical Value of Traditions

    #14: Holiday Special - The Ethical Value of Traditions

    Christmas and New Year's Eve are just around the corner, so today, we're going to be doing a holiday special of sorts. In particular, we’re going to talk about the ways that holiday traditions can help us to become better people.

    I’m going to try and flesh out why these traditions are so helpful, and to give some practical recommendations for how to get the most out of your holidays. This will be done in a cross-cultural way that doesn’t depend on any specific traditions or religious beliefs, so that it will be helpful and insightful to people from all walks of life.

    Outro music: "Lofi Chrismas" by Melodigne on Pixabay

    Audio excerpt taken from Fiddler On The Roof
    Intro music: "Lofi Heavy Chill Bass & Keyboard" by Phill Dillow on Pixabay

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtueVibes

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarrodblair/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@VirtueVibes

    Email: jarrod@virtuevibes.org

    • 14 min
    #13: Physical Attraction and Shallowness

    #13: Physical Attraction and Shallowness

    This episode is going to be pretty spicy in a variety of ways. That’s because we’re going to think about the role that physical attraction plays in romantic relationships. In particular, were going to zoom in on three related topics:

    Firstly, what exactly does it mean to be “shallow,” and why is it even bad to be shallow?

    Secondly, even if we ourselves aren’t shallow, society at large is. People are told in various subtle ways that they do or don’t deserve to be with another person because of their physical attractiveness. So what should we think about these kinds of social hierarchies of attractiveness that get thrown at us? 

    Lastly, is it ok to think that someone else is more physically attractive than our partner? If we are refusing to be shallow and instead choosing partners based on a more wholistic criteria, then isn’t this a likely scenario?  

    Outro music: "Lifelike" by AlexiAction on Pixabay
    Intro music: "Lofi Heavy Chill Bass & Keyboard" by Phill Dillow on Pixabay

    Connect with me ;)

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtueVibes

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarrodblair/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@VirtueVibes

    Email: jarrod@virtuevibes.org

    • 19 min
    #12: How to Make Your Elderly Parents Miserable

    #12: How to Make Your Elderly Parents Miserable

    How can we make our elderly parents miserable? Yup, you read that right. In their last few years here on earth, what can we say and do to our parents that will really make them feel lonely, helpless, and depressed. How can we talk in a way that leaves them feeling isolated, even in a room full of people? What can we do to make them feel completely useless and disconnected? And how can we leave them to face one of life’s hardest challenges, death, on their own? 

    And for those listeners who would rather make their elderly parents feel loved, connected, and understood, I'll throw in some closing comments...

    Outro music: "Forest Lullaby" by Lesfm on Pixabay
    Intro music: "Lofi Heavy Chill Bass & Keyboard" by Phill Dillow on Pixabay

    Connect with me ;)

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtueVibes

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarrodblair/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@VirtueVibes

    Email: jarrod@virtuevibes.org

    • 13 min

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