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WHY? - Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life

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Rank #81 in Philosophy category

Society & Culture
Philosophy
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Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.

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Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.

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Great Show About Ideas

By Tony Cunningham - Jun 10 2016
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At first glance, I wouldn't think a public radio show about philosophical ideas would make it. I say this and I'm a philosopher by trade. Jack Weinstein makes it work wot a great combination of good guests, interesting topics, and great conversation. One of the marks of a great conversation is that you don't usually notice the wheels turning. Good conversations can sound easy and effortless, but they take really good listening and thoughtfulness. Three thumbs up for this show, and I'm glad a show like this really can make it in the United States. Wahoo for Why?

Worth your time Podcast

By Thor8 - Jun 10 2016
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Finally we have a quality, professional podcast option. Pairs with any downtime in the car or easy listening after a long day. The guests are current and relevant in their fields. Host Dr. Jack Weinstein has created a listener focused conversation providing new insights to modern concerns.

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
1
0
1
0

Great Show About Ideas

By Tony Cunningham - Jun 10 2016
Read more
At first glance, I wouldn't think a public radio show about philosophical ideas would make it. I say this and I'm a philosopher by trade. Jack Weinstein makes it work wot a great combination of good guests, interesting topics, and great conversation. One of the marks of a great conversation is that you don't usually notice the wheels turning. Good conversations can sound easy and effortless, but they take really good listening and thoughtfulness. Three thumbs up for this show, and I'm glad a show like this really can make it in the United States. Wahoo for Why?

Worth your time Podcast

By Thor8 - Jun 10 2016
Read more
Finally we have a quality, professional podcast option. Pairs with any downtime in the car or easy listening after a long day. The guests are current and relevant in their fields. Host Dr. Jack Weinstein has created a listener focused conversation providing new insights to modern concerns.
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WHY? - Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life

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Rank #81 in Philosophy category

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Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.

Rank #1: Colin Kaepernick’s Football Protests and America

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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Eric Burin, UND Professor of History, for a discussion of the philosophical issues that arise from the National Anthem protests by Colin Kaepernick and other football players. Burin’s book on the subject will come out in the fall from the UND Digital Press: Protesting on Bended Knee: Dissent and Patriotism in 21st Century America .
Jul 08 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #2: “Living Authentically in an Inauthentic Age”

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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Gordon Marino, professor of philosophy and the director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College. His new book is " The Existentialist's Survival Guide."
May 13 2018
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #3: “How Does Misinformation Spread?”

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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall, authors of "The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread." They expolore why, apart from any evidence, people's beliefs can depend on several social factors, allowing even demonstrably false beliefs to persist.
Apr 14 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #4: "What Is Literacy?"

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When people think of literacy, they think of simple reading and writing. But literacy is more complicated than that. On this episode of WHY, host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Kim Donehower, UND professor of English.
Jan 13 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #5: "Is Shakespeare Still Relevant?"

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Jack Russell Weinstein previews this week’s episode of “WHY? Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life. His guest this month is Adam Kitzes from the UND English department. They explore the question, "Is Shakespeare still relevant?”
Sep 09 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #6: "Is There a Right to Education and Literacy?"

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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Derek Black, professor of law at the University of South Carolina.
Oct 14 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #7: "What is Sharia Law?"

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Some Americans have been haunted by the specter of Sharia law, but how many really know what it is? Surely, it’s not the caricature of religious fascism and xenophobia that some claim. On this episode of Why? Radio, we take a philosophical look at Sharia law, its tradition, variations, and the worldview it provides. Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Gleave, professor of Arabic studies, University of Exeter.
Feb 10 2019
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #8: "The Logic of Jazz"

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This episode celebrates Why? Radio’s tenth birthday with a musical exploration of the origins, meaning, experience, and, of course, music of jazz. How do newcomers start listening to the music? How do musicians discover new ways to play? And, what makes the best jazz tracks important and enjoyable? Join us as Mark Weinstein, jazz flutist, philosopher, and our host’s father, explores America’s music, explaining music theory, improvisation, and whether music is discovered or invented. This episode was recorded before a live audience at the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks, ND.
Mar 27 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #9: “How To Read A Comic Book”

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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with cartoonist and comics theorist Scott McCloud.
Mar 11 2018
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #10: “Who is Responsible for War Crimes?”

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Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Matthew Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale, co-authors of the book, War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame .
Nov 12 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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