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WHY? - Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life
88 minutes | 19 days ago
“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.
85 minutes | 2 months ago
“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."
78 minutes | 3 months ago
“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.
69 minutes | 4 months ago
“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.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
"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.
81 minutes | 6 months ago
“Can There Be A Philosophy of Hate?”
Jack Weinstein visits with Berit Brogaard, author of HATRED: Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion.
75 minutes | 7 months ago
“Is a Universal Basic Income too Utopian to Work?”
An encore episode from 2017 as Jack visits with Rutger Bregman.
79 minutes | 8 months ago
"Is Free Speech Worth It?"
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Thane Rosenbaum, novelist, essayist, and Distinguished University Professor. He is the director of the Forum on Life, Culture, & Society, hosted by Touro College.
84 minutes | 9 months ago
“Why Does Income Equality Make Society Stronger?”
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, authors of "The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better," and their newest book, "The Inner Level, How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-Being."
74 minutes | 10 months ago
“What is the difference between a religion and a cult?”
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with sociologist Susan Palmer of Concordia University where she is an affiliate professor of religions and cultures. Her primary research interest is new religious movements.
87 minutes | a year ago
"What is the Role of Philosophy During a Global Crisis?"
Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Dr. Susan Neiman, director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany as they explore foresight, redemption, and societal values.
73 minutes | a year ago
“Does it Make Sense to Blame the System?”
Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Lisa Herzog, associate professor at the University of Groningen, as they explore the conflict between financial incentives and morality.
72 minutes | a year ago
"A Philosophical Look at Immigration and Migration"
Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Adam Hosein, philosophy professor at Northeastern University in Boston. Hosein is the author of "The Ethics of Migration: An Introduction."
89 minutes | a year ago
"What is it Like to be a University President?"
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with John Ettling, recently retired president of Plattsburgh State University, and former provost at the University of North Dakota.
81 minutes | a year ago
"Does Accepting Evolution Mean There is no Meaning of Life?"
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Michael Ruse, a faculty member at Florida State in Tallahassee. Ruse specializes in the philosophy of biology and the relationship between science and religion.
87 minutes | a year ago
"Who Should We Blame and Who Should We Forgive?"
Jack visits with Miranda Fricker, Presidential Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
79 minutes | a year ago
“Why Do We Need a New Translation of the Hebrew Bible?”
Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Alter, the world’s foremost Hebrew Scriptures scholar. He just released a new translation of the books of Moses.
78 minutes | 2 years ago
“How do the Arts Contribute to Capitalism and Economic Development?”
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Patrick Kabanda, the author of "The Creative Wealth of Nations: Can the Arts Advance Development?"
80 minutes | 2 years ago
“Can We Change Social Norms?”
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Cristina Bicchieri, professor of social thought and comparative ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Their topic is, “Can we change social norms?”
80 minutes | 2 years ago
“What Does Wellness Mean and How Do We Get There?”
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with John Ratey, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His books writings include the groundbreaking ADD-ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD. His book "Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain," established him as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. His most recent book, “Go Wild” explores how we can achieve optimal physical and mental health by getting in touch with our caveman roots, and how we can “re-wild” our lives.
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