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Join I. J. Makan and Amos Dowber in thoughtful conversations with the brightest minds in neuroscience, religion, philosophy, business, and culture.

Join I. J. Makan and Amos Dowber in thoughtful conversations with the brightest minds in neuroscience, religion, philosophy, business, and culture.

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Canada

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Join I. J. Makan and Amos Dowber in thoughtful conversations with the brightest minds in neuroscience, religion, philosophy, business, and culture.

Twitter:

@KZNGRM

Language:

English


Episodes

#48 - Jason Eberl on The Nature of Human Persons

4/30/2021
Jason Eberl is the director and professor of Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, at Saint Louis University. In this episode, we talk about whether humans have a soul, the relationship of the mind and body, what constitutes death, the possibility of resurrection, and the possibility of alien life. Fascinating conversation, you don’t want to miss it. During the episode, we mention Jason's ongoing debate at the Romanell Center's Blog, and the upcoming third volume of essays on Star...

Duration:01:48:37

#47 - Jim Madden on Technology, Academia, and Aliens

4/16/2021
Jim Madden is a Professor of Philosophy and martial artist. He is the author of Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind and Ageless Athlete. In this episode, we talk with Jim about risk asymmetries in modern academia, Heidegger's critique of technology and how technology shapes humanity's relationship with the world, aliens, the philosophy of mind, and the importance of having skin in the game. You can listen to the episode of the Pat Flynn show that Jim...

Duration:01:57:31

#46 - Stefany Nieto on Psychedelics

3/4/2021
Stefany Nieto is an entrepreneur. She is the founder and executive director of Green Iglu, a company dedicated to helping address food scarcity in the artic through the development of technology that can support local food production in harsh environments. She is also the Co-founder and chief operating officer of Gwella, a company seeking to provide access to a wide range of adaptogenic, functional, and psychedelic mushrooms in order to promote health and wellness. She was named human of the...

Duration:00:57:45

#45 - Joel Nicoloff on the Problem with Big Government

2/4/2021
Joel Nicoloff is the co-host of The Six Cents Report, a podcast dedicated to analyzing events that impact Canadians from a theological and economic perspective. He is a husband and father of two, a professional account, and an autodidact. He enjoys intellectual conversations about theology, economics, philosophy, and politics. He has a principle-based approach for analyzing issues and consequently has many contrarian perspectives. In this episode, we talk with Joel about the COVID-19...

Duration:02:08:44

#44 - Adam Cohen-Aslatei on the Future of Online Dating

1/19/2021
Adam Cohen-Aslatei is a graduate of Harvard, the founder and CEO of S'more, and formerly the managing director of Chappy, Bumble's gay dating app. In this episode we talk to Adam about S’more, the dating app he founded that is aimed at rejecting the superficiality of online dating in favor of forming intentional long-term relationships. We also discuss the future of online dating, including the integration of virtual reality technology and artificial intelligence. You can follow Adam on...

Duration:00:57:49

#43 - Karen Stiller on Writing a Memoir and Being a Minister's Wife

11/26/2020
Karen Stiller is senior editor of Faith Today, one of Canada’s leading Christian magazines. She is the host of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s podcast. She is a moderator of the annual Religion and Society series at the University of Toronto, a debate series between leading atheists and theologians that seeks to generate critical conversations on matters of faith, society and public interest. In this episode, we talk with Karen about her recently released memoir "The Minister’s...

Duration:01:24:15

#42 - James Madden on Mortality, Meaning, and Family

11/4/2020
James Madden is a Professor of Philosophy and martial artist. He is the author of Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind and Ageless Athlete. In this episode, Jim returns to discuss his experience with getting Covid-19, mortality, finding meaning in one's life, the meaning of religious language, the loss of culture in North America and how this cripples our ethics, as well as raising a family in the modern world. You can listen to Jim's latest lectures at...

Duration:02:20:30

#41 - Suan Sonna on Catholicism & Conservatism

10/21/2020
Suan Sonna is the host of Intellectual Conservatism, a YouTube Channel and Podcast committed to the promotion and understanding of conservative ideals and principles through intellectual dialogue and discourse. In this episode, we discuss Suan's friendship with the powerful Sir Roger Scruton, Catholicism and the Papacy, Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court, and the present state of American conservatism. You can follow Intellectual Conservatism on Facebook:...

Duration:01:36:37

#40 - Sophie Thomas on Fitness, Values, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

9/30/2020
Sophie Thomas is a personal trainer, philosopher, psychology graduate student, and model. In this episode, we talk to Sophie about the relation between philosophy and the value structures that underlie training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the importance of comradery in learning martial arts, the formation of cultures, and Portuguese linguistics. You can follow Sophie on Instagram @sofietee and check out her website https://www.thecosmicmovement.com/ Toronto Star article featuring Kazingram...

Duration:01:50:06

#39 - Amos Dowber on Tradition and the Sources of Western Culture

9/16/2020
In this episode, our editor-in-chief I.J. Makan talks to editor Amos Dowber about the importance of tradition in communicating knowledge, tradition vs traditionalism, the middle eastern sources of "Western culture," and political philosophy. If you enjoy our podcast, consider supporting us through Kazingram Dialogue Merchandise Facebook - www.facebook.com/KZNGRM Instagram - www.instagram.com/kazingramdialogue Twitter - twitter.com/KZNGRM

Duration:01:39:58

#38 - Candice Malcolm on Trudeau's WE Charity Scandal

8/28/2020
Candice Malcolm is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of True North, an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan organization that conducts research and investigative journalism into important public issues in Canada. She is an author, an investigative journalist, a nationally syndicated columnist with the Toronto Sun. In this episode, we talk to Candice about Trudeau's WE charity scandal and the bias against independent journalism in Canada's mainstream media. Follow Candice on Twitter -...

Duration:01:22:36

#37 - Lyman Stone on Population, Demographics, and the Future of North America

8/14/2020
Lyman Stone is is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. Lyman was formerly a consultant for businesses on demographic trends, a Lutheran missionary in Hong Kong, and an agricultural economist at USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. He has an MA in international trade policy from the George Washington University. In this episode Amos sits down with Lyman stone to discuss the current slump in North American birthrate,...

Duration:01:07:29

#36 - Paul Franks on the Problem of Evil & Suffering

7/31/2020
Paul Franks is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tyndale University where he has taught for over ten years. Paul specializes in the philosophy of religion and has written extensively on free-will, the existence of God, and the problem of evil in relation to the question of God's existence. In this episode, Paul discusses the book he recently edited Explaining Evil: Four Views, the problem of evil, the nature of evil, the role of suffering in human life, the publishing industry, and...

Duration:01:49:26

#35 - Amos Dowber on The Ethics of the Common Good

7/17/2020
Amos Dowber is a theologian & philosopher, and the editor of Kazingram Dialogue. He has an MA in Theology from Regent College. Read his thesis here: https://regent-college.academia.edu/AmosDowber Follow Amos Dowber - https://twitter.com/AmosDowber If you enjoy our podcast, consider supporting us through Kazingram Dialogue Merchandise Facebook - www.facebook.com/KZNGRM Instagram - www.instagram.com/kazingramdialogue Twitter - twitter.com/KZNGRM

Duration:01:21:35

#34 - Jian "Jeff" Guo on the Afterlife, Sex, and Gun Laws in Canada

7/3/2020
Jian "Jeff" Guo is a computer scientist and engineer. He is also a mixed martial artist, painter, and a singer. In this episode we discuss the afterlife from an agnostic/Buddhist perspective, traditional medicine, the sex industry, gun laws in Canada, and police brutality. You can follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jian_jeffrey/ If you enjoy our podcast, consider supporting us through Kazingram Dialogue Merchandise Facebook - www.facebook.com/KZNGRM Instagram -...

Duration:02:52:30

#33 - Jennifer Hart Weed on Philosophy of Science & Human Nature

6/19/2020
Dr. Jennifer Hart Weed is an associate Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick. She specializes in Medieval Philosophy and also teaches courses on metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science. She currently serves as the president for the Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers. You can find more about Jennifer: https://www.unb.ca/faculty-staff/directory/arts-fr-philosophy/weed-jennifer.html For 2021 annual conference please visit:...

Duration:01:44:29

#32 - Joel Nicoloff and Darnell Samuel on the Role of Government and the Lockdowns

6/12/2020
Darnell Samuels and Joel Nicoloff are hosts of The Six Cents Report, where they analyze events that impact Canadians from a theological and economic perspective. Darnell is a journalist who is well-versed in the disciplines of history, theology and economics. In addition to the Six Cents Report, he also hosts the Thanks Coach podcast, a docu-series detailing the successes, challenges and life lessons learned by players and coaches who have impacted Canadian basketball. Joel is a husband...

Duration:01:37:30

#31 - Igor Gontcharov on the War on Drugs

5/29/2020
Igor Gontcharov is a policy analyst currently working for the Canadian Federal Government. His focus is on the promotion of science and results based policy over emotionally driven policy. In this episode we talk with Igor about the failures of drug policy in Canada and the USA, safe injection sites, the sociology of drug addiction, as well as failures of the war on drugs and prohibition more generally. If you enjoy our podcast, consider supporting us through Kazingram Dialogue...

Duration:01:29:36

#30 - Gaven Kerr on God, Being, and Realism

5/22/2020
Gaven Kerr is a lecturer in Philosophy at St. Patrick's College Maynooth in Ireland. His areas of expertise are in medieval philosophy (especially the work of Thomas Aquinas) and modern philosophy (with a focus on Immanuel Kant). He is the author of Aquinas's Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia, a study of St. Thomas Aquinas's existential proof for the existence of God, and Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation. Gaven is a Third order Dominican, a husband, father, and martial...

Duration:01:43:09

#29 - Amos Dowber on Localism

5/15/2020
In this episode, our host, I.J. Makan, sits down with Amos Dowber, the editor, to talk about the long-term effects of the lockdowns, Small towns, and Localism. Follow @AmosDowber Follow @ijmakan If you enjoy our podcast, consider supporting us through Kazingram Dialogue Merchandise Facebook - www.facebook.com/KZNGRM Instagram - www.instagram.com/kazingramdialogue Twitter - twitter.com/KZNGRM

Duration:01:03:13