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The Robin & Boom Show is your source for engaging the contemporary world with the Great Tradition. Robin Phillips and Jason Van Boom explore some of the most pertinent issues of our time, drawing on classical Christian approaches to philosophy and society. Topics include technology, politics, education, aesthetics, literature, history, theology, health, science, metaphysics, current events, and much more!

The Robin & Boom Show is your source for engaging the contemporary world with the Great Tradition. Robin Phillips and Jason Van Boom explore some of the most pertinent issues of our time, drawing on classical Christian approaches to philosophy and society. Topics include technology, politics, education, aesthetics, literature, history, theology, health, science, metaphysics, current events, and much more!

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The Robin & Boom Show is your source for engaging the contemporary world with the Great Tradition. Robin Phillips and Jason Van Boom explore some of the most pertinent issues of our time, drawing on classical Christian approaches to philosophy and society. Topics include technology, politics, education, aesthetics, literature, history, theology, health, science, metaphysics, current events, and much more!

Language:

English


Episodes

The Robin & Boom Show #16 – Modernism, Postmodernism, and Virtue, with Dr. Phillip Cary

9/18/2019
Is it possible to infer values about what we ought to do from facts about how the world is? This question introduces a major problem within meta-ethics, which is how to philosophically justify ethical obligations. In this interview, Dr. Phillip Cary explains how these difficulties in meta-ethics arose out of the political, philosophical, and scientific… The post The Robin & Boom Show #16 – Modernism, Postmodernism, and Virtue, with Dr. Phillip Cary appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:33:01

The Robin & Boom Show #15 – Everything Plato, with Dr. Phillip Cary

9/11/2019
Dr. Phillip Cary sheds light on Plato’s philosophy in this latest edition of The Robin & Boom Show. In this podcast you will learn why the ideas of a thinker from the 5th century BC are more relevant today than ever before. Plato offers a valuable antidote to a culture in which goodness, truth, and… The post The Robin & Boom Show #15 – Everything Plato, with Dr. Phillip Cary appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:28:41

The Robin & Boom Show #14 – Interview with William Kabasenche on Virtue Ethics

8/2/2019
Robin interviews Dr. William Kabasenche, professor of philosophy at Washington State University. They discussed virtue ethics, and how this differs from other common approaches to ethical decision-making. In this podcast you will learn why the ethical life should not start with questions like, “What should you do?”, but instead should seek to ask questions such… The post The Robin & Boom Show #14 – Interview with William Kabasenche on Virtue Ethics appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:29:55

The Robin & Boom Show #13 – Attentiveness, Technology, Empathy and Stillness (Part 2 of series with Mark Weisman)

6/28/2019
Robin Phillips and Jason Van Boom continue the discussion with Mark Weisman on technology, empathy, attention and EQ. In this podcast you will learn what Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica and the Great Tradition tell us about bringing attentiveness into our relationships. You will also learn the importance of slowing down to take a reflective turn, how… The post The Robin & Boom Show #13 – Attentiveness, Technology, Empathy and Stillness (Part 2 of series with Mark Weisman) appeared first on...

Duration:00:42:05

The Robin & Boom Show #12 – With Mark Weisman on Empathy, Technology, and EQ (Part 1)

6/15/2019
Robin and Jason are joined by Mark Weisman to discuss some of the ways digital technology is eroding skills in empathy and emotional intelligence (EQ). Mark Weisman contributes to this discussion from his perspective working for years in the tech industry. In this podcast you will learn the difference between “emotional empathy” and “cognitive empathy”,… The post The Robin & Boom Show #12 – With Mark Weisman on Empathy, Technology, and EQ (Part 1) appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:30:03

The Robin & Boom Show #11 – Mueller Report and EU Elections

6/8/2019
Jason asks Robin about Trump; Robin asks Jason about the EU. Robin suggests that the full impact of the Mueller Report has been eclipsed by left-wing overreach. President Trump is neither Jesus nor Hitler, but he has been creating new norms by pushing the envelope. This episode also features a discussion of the European Union in… The post The Robin & Boom Show #11 – Mueller Report and EU Elections appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:29:42

The Robin & Boom Show #10 – C. Derick Varn on Higher Education and Cheating

5/31/2019
Jason Van Boom interviews author and educator, C. Derick Varn, about the with the college admissions bribery scandal, and what this tells us about trends in higher education today. How does modern education compare to the medieval university? Is there value in elite education? What is a meritocracy? What does it mean for a student… The post The Robin & Boom Show #10 – C. Derick Varn on Higher Education and Cheating appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:34:31

The Robin & Boom Show #09 – Conversation with Steven Schloeder on Ecclesiastical and Civic Architecture

5/24/2019
What do recent developments in the rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral tell us about trends in ecclesiastical and civic architecture? How does the sacramental understanding of architecture compare with modern architectural designs, including the proposal to rebuild the spire of Notre Dame cathedral along postmodernist lines? Jason Van Boom discusses these questions with architect and… The post The Robin & Boom Show #09 – Conversation with Steven Schloeder on Ecclesiastical and Civic...

Duration:00:30:41

The Robin & Boom Show #05 – Interview with Michael d’Esterre on Classical Education and Emotional Wellness

5/22/2019
What is classical education? How can the liberal arts fortify children against anxiety, depression and addiction? What was Charlotte Mason’s contribution to classical education? These are some of the questions that Robin and Jason explore with this week’s guest, Michael d’Esterre. Michael is a clinical social worker in Spokane Washington, who is turning to the… The post The Robin & Boom Show #05 – Interview with Michael d’Esterre on Classical Education and Emotional Wellness appeared first...

Duration:00:33:11

The Robin & Boom Show #08 – Conversation with Thomas Craffey Comparing Russia and America

5/17/2019
Jason Van Boom broadcasted this podcast from an expedition in Siberia, where he has been studying the similarities between Russia and America. He was joined (in the podcast but not the expedition) by Robin Phillips and Thomas Craffey. The three gentlemen discuss how there are striking similarities between the two nations that can easily be… The post The Robin & Boom Show #08 – Conversation with Thomas Craffey Comparing Russia and America appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:31:17

The Robin & Boom Show #07 – Interview with Dr. David Wang on Notre-Dame Cathedral (Part 2)

5/3/2019
In this second interview with Dr. David Wang, we continue to learn about Notre-Dame Cathedral and the significance of the recent fire. Dr. Wang explains how Notre-Dame cathedral is an incarnation of a sacramental ordering of the world, a way … Continue reading → The post The Robin & Boom Show #07 – Interview with Dr. David Wang on Notre-Dame Cathedral (Part 2) appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:34:25

The Robin & Boom Show #06 – Interview with Dr. David Wang on Notre-Dame Cathedral

4/22/2019
Jason and Robin interview Dr. David Wang about Notre-Dame Cathedral and its recent fire. Dr. Wang is a widely published expert on architecture who recently retired as head of the architectural department at Washington State University. In this discussion, Dr. … Continue reading → The post The Robin & Boom Show #06 – Interview with Dr. David Wang on Notre-Dame Cathedral appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:32:16

The Robin & Boom Show #04 – Discussion With Keith Pimental on Tribalism

3/21/2019
Jason and Robin are joined by Keith Pimental to discuss tribalism. They explain what tribalism is and why it’s a problem in America today. During this conversation you will learn what parents and educators can do to develop critical thinking … Continue reading → The post The Robin & Boom Show #04 – Discussion With Keith Pimental on Tribalism appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:32:45

The Robin & Boom Show #03 – Discussion with Keith Pimental on Transmitting Values to Next Generation

3/14/2019
What happens when parents and politicians settle for intermediate goals without giving attention to the long-term end of human flourishing? What is the culture-wide impact of relativism? What happens when we neglect the importance of history and eternity? And what … Continue reading → The post The Robin & Boom Show #03 – Discussion with Keith Pimental on Transmitting Values to Next Generation appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:34:29

The Robin & Boom Show #02 – Politics in America and Europe

3/7/2019
Jason Van Boom and Robin Phillips discuss the political climate in America and Europe, including areas of difference and cross-fertilization. During this conversation they explore the importance of symbols, metanarratives, tribalism, and operational philosophical assumptions that animate contemporary public discourse. … Continue reading → The post The Robin & Boom Show #02 – Politics in America and Europe appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:33:08

The Robin & Boom Show #01 – Children and Screen Time

2/22/2019
In this premier episode of their new podcast, Robin Phillips and Jason Van Boom discuss a recent study showing no correlation between a child’s well-being and time spent on technology. But is this study really as conclusive as the media … Continue reading → The post The Robin & Boom Show #01 – Children and Screen Time appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:35:37

The Robin & Boom Show #00 – Test Episode

2/8/2019
Robin Phillips and Jason Van Boom have some fun while discussing their plans to launch a podcast. They also discuss the continued relevance of philosophical debates that occurred during the Middle Age. View all Episodes of The Robin & Boom … Continue reading → The post The Robin & Boom Show #00 – Test Episode appeared first on Robin Mark Phillps.

Duration:00:14:05