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 

EV - 060 Better Know Angela Davis

For this months segment of Better Know A Philosopher, we talk about Angela Davis. A highly dynamic figure who's still making speeches and continuing her activist path from the Black Panthers, to Occupy Wall Street.

Opening Invocation:
"The Book of Disquiet" by Pessoa

Hero of the Week:
This thing:

EV - 058 Can Art Go Too Far?

This episode could also be named, "Aaron and GW try to pronounce peoples names". We dive into this question about art going too far. Getting into the weeds of what constitutes too far objectively, and how that relates to our subjective opinions of too far.

Reference Material:

Opening Invocation:
Grosse Pointe Blank

Hero of the Week:
Another Octopus

EV - 054 Steel vs. Straw Arguments

What is a Staw-man (or as we call it Staw-bot) fallacy? What about a Steel-bot? We dive into both of these types or arguments and dig into the importance of Steel-boting and why we do it.

Opening Invocation:
Jesse Rabinowitz from Zen Buddhism

Hero of the Week:
Bo Burnham (film Eighth Grade)

EV - 053 Embrace The Reckoning

Today we're joined by fellow podcaster Stephanie Lepp of Reckonings podcast. This wonderful podcast interviews people who've had a major life changing moment or moments that altered their ideology or belief of something. 

Opening Invocation
Jesse Rabinowitz Source: Zen Buddhism

Hero of the Week

EV - 051 Talking With Stephen Stich

In this episode we talk with Stephen Stich, a Philosophy professor at Rutgers University about his career, addressing moral/ethical issues in the classroom, and much more.

Opening Invocation
Norse Mythology

Information provide by Stephen Stich:

Here is a link to our Templeton "Geography of Philosophy" Project website:

And here's a link to a Templeton site based on an interview with my co-PI, Edouard Machery:

There is more information on the book I was plugging here:

and here:

There is information about the new Intro text that I wrote with Tom Donaldson here: