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Episodes

“How Does Misinformation Spread?”

4/14/2019
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall, authors of "The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread." They expolore why, apart from any evidence, people's beliefs can depend on several social factors, allowing even demonstrably false beliefs to persist.

Duration:01:28:56

"The Logic of Jazz"

3/27/2019
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This episode celebrates Why? Radio’s tenth birthday with a musical exploration of the origins, meaning, experience, and, of course, music of jazz. How do newcomers start listening to the music? How do musicians discover new ways to play? And, what makes the best jazz tracks important and enjoyable? Join us as Mark Weinstein, jazz flutist, philosopher, and our host’s father, explores America’s music, explaining music theory, improvisation, and whether music is discovered or invented. This...

Duration:01:12:02

"What is Sharia Law?"

2/10/2019
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Some Americans have been haunted by the specter of Sharia law, but how many really know what it is? Surely, it’s not the caricature of religious fascism and xenophobia that some claim. On this episode of Why? Radio, we take a philosophical look at Sharia law, its tradition, variations, and the worldview it provides. Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Gleave, professor of Arabic studies, University of Exeter.

Duration:01:21:31

"What Is Literacy?"

1/13/2019
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When people think of literacy, they think of simple reading and writing. But literacy is more complicated than that. On this episode of WHY, host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Kim Donehower, UND professor of English.

Duration:01:10:34

"What are the Limits of Police Power?"

12/9/2018
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Jack Russell Weinstein discusses police ethics with Luke Hunt of Radford University in Virginia. Hunt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. His primary research interests are at the intersection of political philosophy, jurisprudence, and criminal justice, and are informed by his professional background. After graduating from law school, he was a law clerk for a federal judge in Abingdon, VA. He then worked as an FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in...

Duration:01:13:42

“Who is Responsible for War Crimes?”

11/12/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Matthew Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale, co-authors of the book, War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame .

Duration:01:25:49

"Is There a Right to Education and Literacy?"

10/14/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Derek Black, professor of law at the University of South Carolina.

Duration:01:27:17

"Is Shakespeare Still Relevant?"

9/9/2018
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Jack Russell Weinstein previews this week’s episode of “WHY? Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life. His guest this month is Adam Kitzes from the UND English department. They explore the question, "Is Shakespeare still relevant?”

Duration:01:14:07

Colin Kaepernick’s Football Protests and America

7/8/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Eric Burin, UND Professor of History, for a discussion of the philosophical issues that arise from the National Anthem protests by Colin Kaepernick and other football players. Burin’s book on the subject will come out in the fall from the UND Digital Press: Protesting on Bended Knee: Dissent and Patriotism in 21st Century America .

Duration:01:11:57

“An Immigrant Defends America”

6/10/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Jason D. Hill, distinguished professor of philosophy at De Paul University in Chicago. He is the author of three book: "Becoming a Cosmopolitan," "Beyond Blood Identities," and "Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity."

Duration:01:30:14

“Living Authentically in an Inauthentic Age”

5/13/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Gordon Marino, professor of philosophy and the director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College. His new book is " The Existentialist's Survival Guide."

Duration:01:17:33

“Does Big Data Threaten Our Democracy?”

4/8/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Cathy O'Neil, blogger at mathbabe.org and author of "Weapons of Math Destruction."

Duration:01:27:49

“How To Read A Comic Book”

3/11/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with cartoonist and comics theorist Scott McCloud.

Duration:01:26:18

"A Philosophical Look at the Midlife Crisis”

2/11/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Kieran Setiya, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Reasons without Rationalism and Knowing Right from Wrong.

Duration:01:22:28

“Why We Need More Jokes In Our Lives”

1/15/2018
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Al Gini, p rofessor of business ethics at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago.

Duration:01:07:46

"What Does Science Policy Have to do With Democracy?:

12/10/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Heather Douglas, " best known for her work on the role of values in science, science policy, the importance of science for policymaking, and the history of philosophy of science." -Wikipedia

Duration:01:26:43

“Philosophy Changing Lives”

11/12/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He specializes in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective.

Duration:01:21:05

“Is Aging a Disease that Can be Cured?”

10/8/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey. He is known for his view that medical technology may enable humans to live indefinitely.

Duration:01:03:53

"Utopia for Realists"

9/10/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Rutger Bregman, historian and author. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His “History of Progress” was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013. The Dutch edition of “Utopia for Realists” became a national bestseller and sparked a basic income movement that soon made international headlines. The book will be translated in 22 languages. He visits with Jack from Amsterdam.

Duration:01:13:40

“Why Did Humans Evolve Into Artists?”

8/13/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Valerius Geist, professor emeritus of environmental science, University of Calgary.

Duration:01:14:54