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Wealth Porn

9/11/2019
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Whether it’s medieval kings or Real Housewives, we’ve been fascinated by the lifestyles of the rich and famous for generations. Is it healthy to fantasize about being rich someday? Join us as we dive into the world of wealth porn.

Duration:00:17:54

Medical Conscious

7/31/2019
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State legislatures have passed a number of so-called religious liberty bills in recent years that allow business and individuals to refuse to perform a service on moral grounds. Now the debate has entered the medical field and not just for abortions. Join us as we discuss the ethics at the crossroads of personal morality and medical duty.

Duration:00:21:23

Superheroes

7/24/2019
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People have been fascinated with superheroes for generations, initially through comic books, and more recently from blockbuster movies. But is this a healthy obsession? Join us as we discuss the ethics of superheroes.

Duration:00:19:35

Ecotourism

6/12/2019
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Recently, a picture of people waiting in line at the top of Mount Everest went viral. It’s drawn attention to some the negative aspects of tourism. This week we discuss the ethics of travel and tourism.

Duration:00:20:15

Peeing In the Pool

5/29/2019
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It happens way more often than anyone thinks. In fact, recent research shows that you probably pee in the pool, too. So, we need to talk.

Duration:00:16:57

Experts

5/8/2019
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Everyday we hear from experts sharing all sorts of advice and information on the news. Sometimes our own experts, Kelly McBride and Art Caplan, are asked to be guests on various programs. But what makes someone an expert? Join us as we examine the credentials of experts.

Duration:00:15:53

Crowdfunding

4/24/2019
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Crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money. Sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter give ordinary people a platform to fund everything from medical bills to vacations. You may have given to one of these campaigns yourself, but did you stop to think about the ethics involved? Join us!

Duration:00:14:17

Mandatory Vaccines

4/17/2019
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The science is clear. Vaccines work and do not cause autism. Despite mountains of evidence, some people still refuse to vaccinate themselves and their children. So, is it time to make them mandatory? Join us as we discuss the ethics of mandatory vaccines.

Duration:00:16:18

Job Interviews

4/10/2019
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Most people will have multiple job interviews throughout their working lives. Often times you’re ask the same handful of stereotypical questions, but is this the best way to find a new employee? Join us as we explore the ethics of interviewing potential employees.

Duration:00:19:47

FAA Regulation

4/3/2019
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Following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing 737 Max 8 jets have been grounded worldwide. In the course of the investigation we have learned that the FAA relies on manufacturers to self-certify the safety of their aircraft. This week we ask, is that ethical? Join us!

Duration:00:12:58

Posthumous Birth

3/27/2019
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Recent, a 21 year old West Point cadet was killed in a skiing accident. His parents obtained a court order to preserve his sperm and hope to create a child from it. They believe their son wanted to have children and continue the family lineage. Join us as

Duration:00:13:58

Michael Jackson

3/20/2019
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The recent documentary Leaving Neverland reexamines the sexual abuse allegations against the late singer Michael Jackson. It features two men who allege they were sexually abused by Jackson as boys. While the allegations aren’t new, there have been renewed calls to ban the singer’s music from the airwaves and other public settings. Can you ethically listen to Michael Jackson? Join us for this week’s conversation!

Duration:00:18:42

Health Data

3/13/2019
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Many companies are offering employees perks if they share their heath data from their Fitbit or smart watch. Most people don’t stop to think about the ethics involved. Is it a good idea to share this kind of data with your boss? We discuss it this week!

Duration:00:14:41

Jussie Smollett

3/6/2019
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The Jussie Smollett case raises a lot of ethical issues. Join us as we examine this complex incident that captured the nation’s attention.

Duration:00:16:17

Holocaust Museum

2/21/2019
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This week, Art presents an ethical issue being discussed in the Jewish community. Is it right to charge admission to a holocaust museum? Join us!

Duration:00:15:06

Side Hustle

2/13/2019
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Side hustles have become all the rage. Maybe you’ve got one. Ours is this podcast. Do you do it for extra money or because you need the additional income to get by? This week we examine the ethics of the side hustle.

Duration:00:11:27

Meal Delivery Kits

2/6/2019
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You’ve seen the ads and perhaps you have ordered a meal delivery kit. They have everything you need to make a meal at home. But did you stop to think about the ethics involved? Join us as we dig in to this juicy topic!

Duration:00:17:39

Genetic Testing

1/16/2019
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We’ve all seen the ads for companies that test your DNA and provide a basic genetic history. This new fad can reveal vital information about potential medial issues, but what should you do with the information? Join us as we explore the ethics of genetic testing.

Duration:00:17:12

Cheap Flights

1/9/2019
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Everybody wants a great deal on a flight, but do you stop to think about the ethics involved? We jump into 2019 with the ethics of cheap flights. Join us!

Duration:00:17:06

Military Reunions

12/19/2018
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We’ve all seen it. A solider is reunited with their family at a ballgame or some large event. While it can be a touching moment, is it ethical to make these intimate moments a public spectacle?

Duration:00:14:06