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5 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
11: The Canadian Justice System
A convicted pedophile was released from prison and now in a halfway house in Brampton.
18 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
10: Disparities of Wealth
Disparities of wealth between countries are common and have always existed. But what are some factors that contribute to these disparities? Music by Thomas Gresen - Elemnts
24 minutes | Nov 3, 2018
9: Cultural Appropriation
"Cultural appropriation" an increasingly common phrase used to denounce people who make use of aspects of another culture. But is cultural appropriation bad?
42 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
8: Veganism and Animal Rights, Part 2
Continuing on the topic of veganism and animal rights. If consciousness, as argued for in part 1, doesn't help in attributing rights to animals then what some other conditions that might.
30 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
7: Veganism and Animal Rights, Part 1
As people watch documentaries on factory farms, read books on animal rights, more and more people become vegan. As a result the animal rights movement continues to garner more supporters. I explore one of the common arguments for animal rights and see if it can confer rights to animals.
28 minutes | Sep 7, 2018
6: Lost in Scientism
The idea that science is the only form of rational inquiry that provide us with knowledge is known as scientism. And scientism is prevalent in our society but there are some major problems with it.
39 minutes | Aug 24, 2018
5: Gender Studies & the Purpose of a University
The Hungarian government de-funded their graduate Gender Studies program. This raises the question of whether government should be allowed to ban programs. This should make us reconsider what the purpose of a university is. Also Brock University in Canada recently made the news because of a controversial social media post by a retired professor of political science.
28 minutes | Aug 17, 2018
4: Sex Robots & Robotic-Human Relationship
The rise of A.I. sexbot raises many questions. One of which is could we have a meaningful relationship with a sexbot? Should we embrace sexbots like we do sex toys or are they different? If sexbots are intelligent will they have a moral status?
41 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
3: Free Speech & Freedom of Thought
Freedom of speech and freedom of thought are what makes a free society. These are two of the mechanisms that lets us seek out what is good, and pursue the good without fear of punishment. But they are under siege in academia, politics, and the public sphere.
42 minutes | Aug 3, 2018
2: Arguments Against Abortion
The common or popular arguments for and against abortion aren't as strong as they appear. To have a rational discussion we need to clarify what is at stake and so, in this episode, that's precisely what I attempt.
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