Episodes

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Episode 6: What’s wrong with inequality?
In episode six, co-hosts Omar Hamdi and Broderick Chow spark a philosophical powder keg with the question – What’s wrong with inequality? They are joined on their metaphysical sofa by lecturer in political philosophy at the University of York, Martin O’Neill; co-author of the highly-acclaimed, The Spirit Level: why equality is better for everyone, Professor Richard Wilkinson; and award-winning artist, film and opera director and writer, Penny Woolcock.
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Philosofa5_Image5Episode 5: Is there a clear line between madness and sanity?
In episode five we explore the question – Is there a clear line between madness and sanity? Joining co-hosts Omar Hamdi and Broderick Chow for a tumble down this philosophical rabbit hole, we have Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, Lisa Bortolotti; and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool and author of the award winning, Madness Explained, Richard Bentall.
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Episode 4: What is happiness and can it be measured?
In episode 4, Omar and guest co-host Jenny Collier ponder the question – what is happiness and can it be measured.  To help them crack it, they are joined by Professor of Philosophy at University College London, Jonathan Wolff; freelance journalist and author, Zoe Cormier; and writer, psychotherapist and former priest in the Church of England, Mark Vernon.
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Episode 3: A little thing called love

To talk about the question of what love is, Helen and Omar are joined by philosopher and author of, Love: A History, Professor Simon May; the marital therapist and best-selling writer, Andrew G Marshall; and mathematician, Hannah Fry, who gave the popular TED talk, ‘The Mathematics of Love’.

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Episode 2: Science versus Pseudoscience

In this episode, Helen and Omar discuss the ‘demarcation problem’ – the problem of what makes science ‘science’ and what makes wannabe science not science.  They are joined in the studio by philosopher Professor Ken Gemes (returning after episode one); award-winning science writer David Bodanis; and economist and best-selling author, Professor Steve Keen.

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Episode 1: Do we want to be lied to? Nietzsche and the problem of the value of truth

To discuss the value of truth, presenters Omar and Helen are joined by philosopher and Nietzsche scholar, Professor Ken Gemes, and veteran television producer and author of, Into the Woods, a bestselling book about how narratives work, John Yorke.

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4 Responses to “Episodes”

  1. dmf · Reply

    thanks, this was a thoughtful and entertaining show, one quibble tho is that unless we are seriously malformed and or damaged (like with some severe traumatic brain injuries) we cannot but help to value things/events/etc and the vast majority of that ever-occurring valuing has little to nothing to do with forming narratives (probably actually part of the pleasure of tvdramas/novels/films/etc is this difference). Alva Noe has an interesting related book out on how things come to have/be real presences for us.
    we wrestle some with nihilism after Nietzsche @ syntheticzero.net
    cheers, dirk

  2. Artem Bourov · Reply

    Hi, great podcast! Really enjoyed the episode. When is the next one coming out?

    • gilpercival@gmail.com · Reply

      Hi Artem, the next episode will be out in a week – ‘Science versus Pseudoscience’, featuring philosopher Professor Ken Gemes, popular science author David Bodanis, and economist and best-selling author Professor Steve Keen. And Helen and Omar of course.

  3. Thank you for sharing this first-class post. Very interesting ideas! (as always, btw)

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