EV - 081 23andVoid

Today, Aaron and GW discuss relevant topics like the terribleness of Black Face, and why you shouldn't blindly trust 23andMe. We look at not only the privacy issues, but the philosophical issues with a DNA database.

Open Invocation:
The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

Hero of the Week???:
Philosophers in Space / Embrace The Void Facebook group 

ETV - 078 Better Know Judith Jarvis Thomson

Time for another installment of our Better Know a Philosopher serise. We dive into Judith Jarvis Thomson, author of the famous Trolly Problem thought experiment and has an interesting thought experiment on abortion.

Opening Invocation:
Absurdist Existentialism

Hero of the Week:

EV - 077 Losing My Religion

This week we're joined by Marie D'Elephant from Everyone's Agnostic Podcast. Marie talks about leaving her religion and how that impacted her to this day. We also discuss a myriad of topics relating to religion, death, and polyamory.

Opening Invocation:
The World Has Turned And Left Me Here by Weezer

Hero of the Week:
Marie's cat (and our pets in general)

EV - 076 A Quiet Box

A Quiet Place vs Birdbox. Aaron and GW evaluate each of these very void'y movies in terms of their believability, how they approached essentially the same story differently, and go over parts that may be problematic in some ways.

Opening Invocation:
Shardik thanks to Eric Brewer and Shannon Slayton 

Hero of the Week:
Nancy Pelosi

ETV - 067 Better Know Mary Wollstonecraft

Today episode we dive into Mary Wollstonecraft, a philosopher from the enlightenment period. We look at her writings and take a macro look at how her work set the pace for later feminist writings leading up to the suffrage movement. 

Opening Invocation:

Hero of the Week:
Stacy Abrams (Running for Georgia's Governor)

EV - 063 Unreasonable Doubt

Today we bring on the host of Habeas Humor Podcast, Charone Frankel. We discuss the philosophy of "beyond a reasonable doubt". Is it appropriate? What does it actually mean?


Opening Invocation:
Suggested by: Daniel Source: "The Book of Disquiet" by Pessoa

Hero of the Week:
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

EV - 062 Innocence in the Void

Presumption of innocence in the law vs. society. He said, she said, but apparently only "he" is telling the truth?

In this episode we go to where the rubber of philosophy meets the road of our daily lives. We discuss the Judge Kavanaugh hearings from a philosophical angle, and of course, more about octopi.

Opening Invocation:

Hero of the Week:
Octopuses on MDMA