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On That Point Podcast
74 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 10 - Is "Baby, Its Cold Outside" a date rape anthem?
It's one of the most beloved songs of the holiday season, but does this Christmas classic have a more insidious meaning? John and Josh explore this controversy as well as discussing some ideas on how we should approach texts in general when they were created in a different culture / time.
87 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 9 - Does God Exist?
No controversy is too large for us to take on here at On That Point! This week we are joined by PHD student Carl Decker to examine arguments for and against the existence of the almighty, along with discussions on the creation of the universe, and concepts of the infinite and eternal!
64 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 8 - Test to Vote
Your co-hosts go head to head and debate each other on the topic "Should citizens be required to pass a test in order to vote?"
61 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 7 - The Ethics of Immigration
This week we are joined by our first ever guest Lissa Lising, an immigrant turned immigration lawyer, to discuss the ethical considerations intertwined with immigration policy.
52 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 6 - The Right to Die
Is life a right or a duty, and what's the difference between the two? Should people have the right to commit suicide? If we allow for Euthanasia, can we protect people from abuse?
32 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 5 - Presidental Tweets
Is President Trump helping or hurting himself by using Twitter to talk directly to the people?
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 4 - Charity and Effective Altruism
Giving to good causes is something that appeals to people who want to make a difference, but does donating to the "wrong" charities make you immoral?
38 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 3 - Free Trade vs. Protectionism
Economics is a hot topic as populism rises in popularity, but what are the best policies? John and Josh take a look at the arguments.
28 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 2 - Artificial Intelligence
John and Josh explore arguments over whether we should develop AI and how it should be regulated.
58 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 1 - Charlottesville: Should Hate Speech Be Protected?
John and Josh ferret out which controversies surrounding Charlottesville are legitimately up for debate and which are not.
45 minutes | 4 years ago
Prologue: Our mission
In this episode, Josh and John discuss what this podcast is all about, who they are, and why they feel qualified to comment about public debate.
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