Favourite podcast episodes of January 2017

  1. Alexander Nehamas on Friendship from Philosophy Bites: A friendship is impossible to represent in a single moment because friends can do anything together. Friends can see an expression of your character through an isolated action, where others cannot. Many more insights on one of the most important relationships of our lives in this episode.
  2. Married to a Monster from Beautiful Anonymous : There are few things that are more terrifying than finding out somebody you thought you knew well is somebody else completely. Somebody who might even be dangerous. How do you react? This woman with incredible strength chooses optimism and to fight for her and her son’s lives.
  3. Barry Stroud on Scepticism from Philosophy Bites: “Can I trust my senses? Some philosophical sceptics have maintained that we can’t know anything for certain.” I actually really like ambiguity after considering multiple perspectives. Life is beautiful, complex, and defies understanding. It’s okay to admit it.
  4. Cruel and Unusual from Radiolab Presents: More Perfect: The death penalty. The words “cruel and unusual punishment” is explored, based on 5 key court cases. Definitely thought-provoking on what cruelty is, and what is right or wrong. I’ll let the episode speak for itself.
  5. The Girl Who doesn’t Exist from Radiolab: Her parents believe she’s better off isolated from the world and she finally escapes at age 19. But she can’t do anything without an ID–go to school, get a job–and she can’t get one without records of her being born or that she exists. She asks for help on YouTube, attracting 1M viewers who can’t help her.

Favourite podcast episodes of 2016

Revisionist History

      1. The Lady Vanishes
      2. Blame Game
      3. My Little Hundred Million
      4. Food Fight
      5. Carlos Doesn’t Remember
      6. The Big Man Can’t Shoot

Beautiful Anonymous

      1. Ron Paul’s Baby
      2. 4 Kids 0 Sex

Freakonomics

      1. Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations
      2. Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis
      3. Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6
      4. How to Make a Bad Decision

Science VS

      1. Guns
      2. Gun Control (Pt 2)
      3. Forensic Science
      4. Attachment Parenting
      5. Organic Food

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

      1. Should We Legalize Assisted Suicide?

Radiolab

      1. Shorts: The Trouble with Everything
      2. 23 Weeks 6 Days

Modern Love

      1. Three Mothers, One Bond
      2. ‘Fighting Words’

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

      1. Part 1 of 2: “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living” 

Philosophy of Love
*If you have patience for slightly lacking delivery, great content

      1. Love and Friendship

Hidden Brain

      1. Loss and Renewal

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy [under 10 minutes]

    1. Concrete
    2. The Bank