Episode 246 The Civil War and its Monuments

This isn't a show about statues or the president or anything else that might get you riled up.  But it kind of is... now stay with us here, Dan is an actual historian who brings some knowledge to drop.  And it gets tricky, and we can't make our way out of this mess with statues and interpretations of the Civil War etc... So Dan answers some basic questions, Jeff helps us puzzle through the issue of public monuments and we may or may not have a good bit of fun (hint: we do)

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Ep. 245 Moral Psychology and Groupthink pt. 1

There is a scene in the Life of Brian in which Brian, a supposed messianic character, tries to dispel his followers by encouraging them all to think of themselves as individuals.  As he says to them, exasperated by their herd mentality, "You are all individuals!" and in response they say in unison, "we are all individuals!". Wait a second.... here... look at this

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Episode 244 Our Fractured Culture

Everything is broken. And nobody can talk with one another. And political issues tear well meaning people apart. And theory and ideology has killed any sense of true and false and instead helpful or pleasurable becomes the benchmark for success. And, well... there's got to be a way forward in our fractured society, from health to politics and religion.

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Episode 243 The Hip Hop (Non) Prophet

Micah is not afraid.  He is not afraid of some fans who will tell him to "stick with religious topics" or will bemoan that he is being "too political".  Micah is not afraid to pull on his personal and family history to draw out themes he has played with on his previous albums.  Micah is not afraid to make us uncomfortable.  But, he is also a lot of fun.  Listen up....

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Episode 242 Burning Questions Summer 2017

Sometimes the inbox fills up. Sometimes the texts and Facebook messages are bursting with wonderful messages read, but to which we have not yet responded. Enter this show.

We knock big questions down to size and answer them with a grace and aplomb not seen since the tandem figure skating duel for the Gold medal at Grenoble '68.  We make light of trivial matters with the winsomeness and puckish charm of Maynard and Johannsen's "Big Laughs at Even Bigger Maypoles" from the film of the same name. This is no hyperbole, this is....

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Episode 240: Heresy!

All good ideas are born out of controversy. All philosophy is born of poor the thinking. All theology comes from heresy.  So.... that makes the latter thing good? No. Don't be dumb, of course not. But... 

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Episode 232 Virtue Means Humanliness (Trump and Aristotle)

Holy cats, you're going to go out into this mess again? Trump is off limits, yes? Are we suffering from Trump overload in the media? Haven't you guys made fools of yourselves by talking about Trump? Yes to all of them! But this isn't your normal show lambasting or spoofing the president.  It is (hopefully) a sober approach to what might really matter with our current president

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Ep. 231 The 4th Annual Graduation Special!

The college experience for young adults in America is becoming an assumed right. Whether at a prestigious school or local junior college, everyone seems to be going, at least in certain parts of the country, and way more parts of the country that didn't used to be college crazy.  So, you have to go, right? College grads make more than people with no degree, right? It is "good" debt, right?

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Ep. 230: Divorce and its Effects

I know….it is an intense run of shows, and nobody can claim that we aren’t as serious anymore.  But while we were on the topic of marriage and divorce we wanted to have this show to discuss the show last week, and give you an interview

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Ep. 229 If Books Could Kill Part 2

Well, if you read the intro to part 1 you get the idea.  If you haven't been to part 1 yet, what are you doing? Get back in line. As I was taught in the third grade: no butts, no nuts, no coconuts. I admit it makes no sense. But get this....

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Ep. 227 No Excuses Needed: SNL, Hieronymus Bosch, and More!

Sometimes, we feel the need to defend great artifacts and contributors to culture. But why not let them speak for themselves, whatever the critics may think? We return to some reflections on a Father John Misty concert, discuss the cultural significance of Saturday Night live, explore the importance of a sixteenth century painter who's wilder than Dali.

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