The Dialogues

The Dialogues

The Dialogues podcast is about much more than philosophy. I like speaking with anyone who has a powerful story to tell, a great idea to share, or simply a wide range of knowledge and experience. I’ve featured guests from academia, business, technology, government, and philanthropy, as well as people from around the world.

The Dialogues is reviving the ancient philosophical dialogue. Join me in rebuilding the ancient Agora, using the tools of the 21st century.

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    15 | Suffering is Caring, Vulnerability is Strength. With Lucas Mack

    Topics: Vulnerability is strength. What does vulnerability say about our ability to grow, learn, and develop? What is suffering, and is it necessary or can it be avoided? How do different philosophies and religions view these topics? Why does our society seek to blame, rather than to heal or understand? The importance of gratitude.

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    14 | Asceticism, tribalism, communication, and character, with Joshua Feister

    Topics: Growing up middle class in America. East vs West philosophy. Instagram (and social media) comment sections. Capitalism and Neo-liberalism. "Cynical distance." Yoga. Global poverty. The primacy of negativity on social media. The complexity of instant, global, and text-based communication. "De-platforming" and hate speech. Free speech rights vs protecting feelings. The Conservatism of Progressivism.

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    13 | From Evangelical to Existential, with Dr. David Congdon

    This is the second half of my dialogue with Dr. David Congdon. If you want to check out the first part, please click here.

    This half of our dialogue focuses on religion. In it, you'll hear about David's path, as he describes, from Evangelical to Existential; as well as the story behind his latest book, which led to his controversial firing. And finally, we enter a topic which will hopefully form a future dialogue between us: What is the idea of God in the modern world?

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    11 | Postmodernism, Individuation, and Social Media, with Aedrian Shaene

    Main topics: Postmodernism. Self-development and individuation. Social media norms. Memes, and memes as 'weapons'. "Post-authenticity" in social media. Understanding the "Facebook Exodus". Were we unready for social media? Open vs Closed Internet (e.g. US vs China, as an example). Russia-hysteria being supported by meme-driven dishonesty. A message from Metal Gear Solid

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