Once upon a time, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance wrote a comic book and then Netflix made an amazing series and we loved it so we discussed it.Read More
In this episode, P[redacted]red take a futurist look at the Mue[redacted]rt and consider why actions [redacted] law. For act two we look at information released about the Sackler Family and consider morality around the opiod epidemic. We wrap up with a messy conversation about phobias in comedy and Top Three our hopes for Avengers: Endgame.
Here’s the fastest way to do corrections on the details Jared got wrong about the Sackler Family Protests: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/nan-goldin-sackler-met-2019-1460413Read More
In this episode, which is our relaunch of Season 3, Pat and Jared take a look around the William Barr summary of the Robert Mueller report and consider confirmation bias on both sides of the aisle. Then, because we have a new format, we talk about a completely separate second topic which is new movies not featuring white men. So, to summarize, this episode will make almost all white guys happy and then lonely. Enjoy!Read More
In this episode Pat and Jared discuss the popular mythologies, and philosophic relevance, of Hell and the Devil. Is the Devil a tempter testing man's better nature or simply the adversary of all Good? Oh, and here’s the text links Pat promised:
Inferno Prose Edition translated by Kathryn Lindskoog: https://www.amazon.com/DANTE-INFERNO-Dantes-Divine-Comedy/dp/086554543X/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540947554&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=inferno+kathryn+lindskoog&dpPl=1&dpID=51M4dfJvWUL&ref=plSrch
Paradise Lost Parallel Prose Edition by Dennis Danielson: https://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Lost-Parallel-Broadview-Editions/dp/1554810973/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1540947712&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=paradise+lost+parallel+edition&dpPl=1&dpID=41BaOHkyQ7L&ref=plSrchRead More
In this episode Pat and Jared discuss Alan Alda's new book "If I Understood You Would I Have This Look On My Face". We discuss improv games, Viola Spolin, how to be a good salesperson and, more importantly, how to be a good person through listening. Before you can gain this skill you'll need to give Life of Philosophy a listen.Read More
Well, folks, after a brief hiatus where Jared and Pat took some time off, we’re back with a brand new season and a brand new episode! In this episode, Jared and Pat discuss how to be happy. Pat tries a new intro, and Jared is not amused. Enjoy!
In the Season 2 Finale (fwah fwah fwah!) Pat and Jared discuss some of their favorite either or arguments, Jared gets a little Goldbloomy due to being overly excited and disproves Immanuel Kant for the next 75 years worth of Philosophy students.
Photo: Jared and Pat caught in the thunderstorm in downtown Harrisburg.
In this episode Pat asks the question, "Is Philosophy Dead?" Because we obviously do not think so we discuss the relevancy of philosophy in an increasingly scientific world. Also, the word of the show is Pontificate and more Community references.
Here's a link to the Atlantic article Pat references!
In this episode a tipsy Pat and vacationed Jared loosely breeze through the work of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell to discuss the reasons for and symbolism of archetypes and to argue over plot points of Star Wars.
In this episode Pat and Jared delve into the depths of why we fear and what makes us afraid. Then there is a healthy and enterfearing discussion of terrifying cinema and literature that wraps up with their Top 3 Most Terrifying works of Fiction. Enjoy if you dare.
Comin' in a day late, it's a new episode! Jared and Pat sit down and talk about sex and love and society's revulsion to it sometimes. Jared tries to get Pat with his own philosophy game.
In this episode, Jared and Pat discuss heresy and heretics and their contributions to society, as well as the authorities that proclaimed them heretics in the first place! Also, Pat does his best to annoy Jared and succeeds!
In this episode Pat and Jared over analyze how people should apologize and how people should hear apologies. Pat rehashes some memories of when he was offended by someone while being offended by Jared's asinine sense of humor.
Note: this episode was recorded before Uma Thurman made her statement about Tarantino and Weinstein.
In this episode the LoP crew failed to get on the same page topic-wise. Pat brings an interesting perspective on racism and pedophilia in the white-guy philosopher's circle to the table while Jared is fixated on thinkers' hypocrisies. You will hear an angry Jared describe how simple it is to not rape people, Pat will bum everyone out by pointing out how recently people have tried to lower the age of consent and, on an upbeat note, you can play a game at home we're calling "How many times can Jared confuse people's names?" Enjoy!
In this episode Pat and Jared discuss the implementation of gaming, gamification for short, into educational and social tools. There is also some discussion about the elements and appeals of board games and no resolution as to whether or not Risk is a good game. Enjoy!
UPDATE: Regarding some of the social impacts of gamification, Pat found an NPR article about a board game company called Titlfactor Lab at Dartmouth who works to affect social change by way of tabletop gaming. Check it out!