Communication Mash-Up

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.

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Repentance for your Thoughts

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.


Bad Boys of Philosophy

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! 

Why the Western Philosphical Canon is Xenophobic and Racist

Gamification of Life

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!