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Welcome to Philosophication, the show where two non-experts philosophize about all things complicated, controversial, or simply interesting. We’ll tackle topics ranging from morality and ethics to current events, from politics to pop culture, and from philosophy to whatever else we happen to find interesting. We don’t claim to be experts, and we’re sure to get things wrong from time to time, but one thing you will always find here is a commitment to free and open dialogue on a variety of complex and often difficult topics. We believe one of the best ways to improve our world is to practice and hone our ability to engage in these types of discussions in a civil and honest manner, even when we strongly disagree on a fundamental level. If we improve our abilities in this area, we improve our ability to solve every other problem our society faces. Join us as we attempt to cut through empty rhetoric, look past simple talking points, and challenge deeply held beliefs.

Welcome to Philosophication, the show where two non-experts philosophize about all things complicated, controversial, or simply interesting. We’ll tackle topics ranging from morality and ethics to current events, from politics to pop culture, and from philosophy to whatever else we happen to find interesting. We don’t claim to be experts, and we’re sure to get things wrong from time to time, but one thing you will always find here is a commitment to free and open dialogue on a variety of complex and often difficult topics. We believe one of the best ways to improve our world is to practice and hone our ability to engage in these types of discussions in a civil and honest manner, even when we strongly disagree on a fundamental level. If we improve our abilities in this area, we improve our ability to solve every other problem our society faces. Join us as we attempt to cut through empty rhetoric, look past simple talking points, and challenge deeply held beliefs.
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Welcome to Philosophication, the show where two non-experts philosophize about all things complicated, controversial, or simply interesting. We’ll tackle topics ranging from morality and ethics to current events, from politics to pop culture, and from philosophy to whatever else we happen to find interesting. We don’t claim to be experts, and we’re sure to get things wrong from time to time, but one thing you will always find here is a commitment to free and open dialogue on a variety of complex and often difficult topics. We believe one of the best ways to improve our world is to practice and hone our ability to engage in these types of discussions in a civil and honest manner, even when we strongly disagree on a fundamental level. If we improve our abilities in this area, we improve our ability to solve every other problem our society faces. Join us as we attempt to cut through empty rhetoric, look past simple talking points, and challenge deeply held beliefs.

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Episodes

The Great Books #4 - The Odyssey Part 2 | Homer | Beggars and Gods In Disguise

5/20/2019
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Part 2 of our discussion after reading Homer's Odyssey. Oxford University Press edition on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-Oxford-Classics-Hardback-Collection/dp/0199669104/ref=pd_ybh_a_42?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BCDYGA17SD77JQ3EGC4P Great Books blog: https://philosophication.net Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:39:57

The Great Books #3 - The Odyssey Part 1 | Homer | Honor Culture, Hospitality, and Deception

5/8/2019
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Part 1 of our discussion after reading Homer's Odyssey. Oxford University Press edition on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-Oxford-Classics-Hardback-Collection/dp/0199669104/ref=pd_ybh_a_42?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BCDYGA17SD77JQ3EGC4P Great Books blog: https://philosophication.net Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:48:43

The Lonely Beard #6 - The Battle of Winterfell | The Plan Is Stupid and the Commanders Are Idiots

5/3/2019
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I just couldn't get over it, so I had to share my thoughts on the idiotic plan the defenders of Winterfell used in their clash with the Night King's army. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Great Books blog: https://philosophication.net

Duration:00:15:50

#11 - Good Fellers and Social Media Ramblings

4/12/2019
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Probably our most rambley episode to date, but also closer to what actually started this show: two guys talking about stuff on the phone. Check out the Great Books blog at https://philosophication.net/ Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:50:46

#10 - Christchurch, Censorship, and Human Capacity for Evil

3/31/2019
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A continuation of Lonely Beard #5. Discussing humanity's general unwillingness to look at our capacity for evil. Check out the Great Books blog at https://philosophication.net/ Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:55:49

The Lonely Beard #5 - The Gulag Archipelago | What Solzhenitsyn Can Teach Us about Mass Shooters

3/24/2019
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I read and comment on Part I, Chapter 4 of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "The Gulag Archipelago." Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Great Books blog: https://philosophication.net

Duration:01:21:01

#9 - Covington Catholic, Jussie Smollet, Manipulation, and the Value of Truth

2/27/2019
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In this episode, we discuss two recent public scandals: the supposed white privilege MAGA kids at the March for Life and the hoax hate crime perpetrated by actor Jussie Smollett. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Great Books blog: https://philosophication.net

Duration:01:02:54

The Great Books #2 - The Iliad Part 2 | Homer | Fate, Destiny, and the Gods

1/17/2019
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Part 2 of our discussion after reading Homer's Iliad. Oxford University Press edition on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-Oxford-Classics-Hardback-Collection/dp/0199669104/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547686260&sr=8-1&keywords=oxford+world+classics+odyssey Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:44:07

The Great Books #1 - The Iliad Part 1 | Homer | War and Honor Culture

1/13/2019
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Part 1 of our discussion after reading Homer's Iliad. Oxford University Press edition on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Iliad-Hardback-Oxford-Classics-Collection/dp/0198797354/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NT74QCSR70CBVFJPFCR9 Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:47:53

#8 - Strongman Corporation's New Transgender Athlete Policy

12/1/2018
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Social justice ideology has crossed over into another sport, and Jason's two interests of strongman and politics have crossed paths in an interesting way. We took this opportunity to discuss transgender policies in sports. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Donate to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/philosophication

Duration:01:46:54

The Lonely Beard #4 - Calibre (Netflix Original Film): A Cautionary Tale (SPOILERS)

11/24/2018
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The Netflix original film Calibre stuck with me long after the final credits rolled, so I had to share my thoughts. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Donate to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/philosophication

Duration:00:16:32

#7 - Fatal Maryland Police Shooting and Red Flag Laws

11/15/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the implications of a particular gun control measure in light of a recent incident in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. CBS News Story: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/maryland-officers-serving-red-flag-gun-removal-order-fatally-shoot-armed-man/ Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Donate to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/philosophication

Duration:00:33:44

The Lonely Beard #3 - How to Respond to Experts Who Say Things That Sound Wrong

11/4/2018
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It doesn't take much time on social media before you'll find someone reflexively ridiculing an expert who said something they disagree with on some political or ideological topic. Maybe we should not do that most of the time. Bret Weinstein article: https://inference-review.com/article/on-being-a-fish Great Books reading list: https://thinkingasleverage.wordpress.com/book-lists/mortimer-adlers-reading-list/ Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Support us on...

Duration:00:16:09

#6 - Thoughts on the Peterson/Harris Debates

10/20/2018
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In this episode, we give our thoughts on the first two Jordan Peterson/Sam Harris events in Vancouver. Two more debates have been released since the time of recording. Debate 1 - Vancouver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jey_CzIOfYE Debate 2 - Vancouver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEf6X-FueMo Debate 3 - Dublin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqpYxD71hJU Debate 4 - London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aALsFhZKg-Q Music from Jukedeck - create your own at...

Duration:01:06:15

The Lonely Beard #2 - Why We Should Maybe NOT Be so Excited About the Democratic Implosion

10/16/2018
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For people on the political right, it might be easy to laugh and get excited over the seeming incompetence of the Democratic party lately. I'm going to try to convince you that maybe we shouldn't be so excited about it. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Donate to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/philosophication

Duration:00:11:02

#5 - Belated Kavanaugh Talk, Serena Williams Cries Sexism, and Institutional Cover-Your-Ass-Ism

10/14/2018
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Michael and Jason give the world's most belated take on the Kavanaugh debacle. This was recorded after the first sexual assault allegation came out, but before Christine Blasey Ford's name was released to the public. Both of us stand by everything we said. We also discuss Serena Williams' meltdown at the US Open final, the fatal shooting of Botham Jean in Dallas, systemic racism, and Colin Kaepernick. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com Donate to our Patreon at...

The Lonely Beard #1 - Polarization, Worlds of Facts, and the Second American Civil War

10/10/2018
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Ginger and the Beard, minus the Ginger. Trying out something new while Michael is gone on detachment doing Navy stuff, Jason discusses the separate worlds of facts inhabited by the political right and left wings, and thinks out loud about the possibility of a second American Civil War. Pew Research Study on American political polarization: http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/political-polarization-in-the-american-public/ Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:13:17

#4 - Our Sun the Hate Criminal, and Other Topics

10/8/2018
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Michael and Jason discuss right-wing aversion to political dissent, shouting abortions, Kelly Marie Tran, and the relentless oppression of Michael's race (gingers) by the massive ball of gas at the center of our solar system. Note: this episode was uploaded late, so some of the topics are a little outdated as of the time of upload. But our first episode was uploaded more than 70 years after the fact, so we're getting better. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:01:20:44

#3 - Brett Kavanaugh, Bad Argumentation, and Burdens of Proof

10/1/2018
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Michael and Jason explore some bad arguments given by their own side of the Brett Kavanaugh issue, as well as discuss their takes on the issue itself. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:50:07

#2 - Gas Lighting, Demonizing, Double Standards, White Nationalist Problem/Lack Thereof

9/16/2018
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For this episode, Michael and Jason have a conversation about conversations. They dive into so many of the problems with how people talk to each other these days. They discuss gas lighting, demonizing the other side, the white nationalist problem and the media's exaggeration of it, the double standard of Sarah Jeong vs. Roseanne Barr, and the real racism of the left. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

Duration:00:41:14