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Ada, MI

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Episodes

"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

“What Makes a Building Beautiful?”

7/25/2017
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Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Sarah Williams Goldhagen and others in a podcast recorded before a studio audience in New York.

Duration:01:27:55

“What Animals Can Teach Us about Free Will”

6/11/2017
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Jack Russell Weinstein visits with British philosopher Helen Steward, Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Action at the University of Leeds.

Duration:01:14:12

"What a food magazine tells us about the world"

5/15/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Kerry Diamond, co-founder of Cherry Bombe magazine.

Duration:01:17:37

Philosophy is a Great Major.com

4/24/2017
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In this special WHY podcast, we share a segment of Prairie Public Broadcasting's Main Street show as WHY host Jack Russell Weinstein is interviewed by Doug Hamilton regarding Jack's new website, philosophyisagreatmajor.com .

Duration:00:24:21

“Can ordinary people understand advanced logic?”

4/7/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Otavio Bueno, professor of philosophy at the University of Miami. Bueno focuses on the philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of logic. He has been trying to develop an empiricist view about science that is compatible with a nominalist view about mathematics and logic. It has led him to explore a number of fascinating and interrelated issues in metaphysics, epistemology and logic.

Duration:01:16:56

"Can We Know Things Better?"

3/9/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Ernest Sosa, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

Duration:01:05:25

“Feminism as Philosophy, Politics, and Friendship”

2/8/2017
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Ms. Magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem, and the magazine's first editor, Suzanne Braun Levine.

Duration:01:28:02