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Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.

WHY? - Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Lif‪e‬ Prairie Public

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    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.

    “Is the Law Consistent?"

    “Is the Law Consistent?"

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with P. Andrew Torrez, an attorney who also hosts a podcast called Opening Arguments, which helps people make sense of legal matters in the news.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    “A Philosophical Look at Ska and Jamaican Music”

    “A Philosophical Look at Ska and Jamaican Music”

    Host Jack Russell Weinsten visits with Heather Augustyn, the author of "Women in Jamaican Music" and "Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation."

    • 1 hr 25 min
    “How Important is the Brain to the Great Philosophical Questions?”

    “How Important is the Brain to the Great Philosophical Questions?”

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Dr. Patricia Churchland, Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the University of California, San Diego. Her work has focused on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    “How Does Propaganda Work?”

    “How Does Propaganda Work?”

    Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. His latest book is How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    "Politics and Debates" - A special episode of the WHY podcast

    "Politics and Debates" - A special episode of the WHY podcast

    In a special edition of the WHY podcast, host Jack Weinstein appears on the Main Street radio show to discuss politics and debates with Main Street host Doug Hamilton.

    • 25 min
    “Can There Be A Philosophy of Hate?”

    “Can There Be A Philosophy of Hate?”

    Jack Weinstein visits with Berit Brogaard, author of HATRED: Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Anna478 ,

The best philosophy podcast!

I’ve listened to a lot of philosophy podcasts, but this one takes the cake. Jack does an outstanding job at facilitating fascinating conversations while still being accessible and easily digestible. The guests are always a delight, and you can tell that everyone is invested in the project. Highly recommend for anyone that’s intellectually curious and wants to hear genuine conversations between genuine people! <3

Thor8 ,

Worth your time Podcast

Finally we have a quality, professional podcast option. Pairs with any downtime in the car or easy listening after a long day. The guests are current and relevant in their fields. Host Dr. Jack Weinstein has created a listener focused conversation providing new insights to modern concerns.

Tony Cunningham ,

Great Show About Ideas

At first glance, I wouldn't think a public radio show about philosophical ideas would make it. I say this and I'm a philosopher by trade. Jack Weinstein makes it work wot a great combination of good guests, interesting topics, and great conversation. One of the marks of a great conversation is that you don't usually notice the wheels turning. Good conversations can sound easy and effortless, but they take really good listening and thoughtfulness. Three thumbs up for this show, and I'm glad a show like this really can make it in the United States. Wahoo for Why?

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