By John Faithful Hamer
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Philosopher and professor John Faithful Hamer interviews a wide range of subjects. Nothing is off limits.
||CleanThe End is Night (E23)||Fred Bode and Matthews Hays talk with us about our culture's love affair with the disaster movie.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWandering the Americas (E22)||Ingrid Bejerman talks with us about falling in love with Montreal, growing up in Brazil, art, literature, the complicated history of the Jews in the Americas, and much else.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Perils of Praise (E21)||Andrew Miller talks to us about the perils of praise, the importance of self-promotion, the nobility of civil service work, transportation ethics, self-driving cars, sustainable development, and the vicissitudes of urban planning 21st century Ontario.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Uberisation of Education (E20)||Graeme Blake is an entrepreneur who talks to us about teaching law school applicants how to game the LSAT, the strategies and challenges of starting and running a business, and the future of education.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn God's Country (E19)||Fred Bode talks with us about Christian America’s newfound disinterest in personal piety and progressive America’s newfound obsession with it; the future of the Republican Party and American Christianity||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf it Bleeds, It Leads (E18)||Matthew Hays is a professor of film studies at Concordia University who talks to us about the Golden Age of Television, the demise of professional journalism, the relationship between the idea of fake news and the media studies of the 1990s, VICE maga||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTerrorism and Toronto (E17)||Stephen Marche is a Toronto-based writer who talks to us about Toronto's heroic response to the recent van-attack; the relationship between celebrity and terrorism in a celebrity-obsessed age; the 9/11 museum, and much else||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen the United States Spoke French (E16)||François Furstenberg is a Johns Hopkins University historian who talks to us about the relationship between the U.S. and the French Atlantic World in the 18th-century Age of Revolutions; French émigrés who fled the French Revolution and settled in Ph||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrinking with the Enemy (E15)||Joseph Rosen talks about Canadian Trumpsters, political polarization, Satan, Jordan Peterson, and Rabbis doing LSD in Jerusalem. Warning: there's lots of swearing at the end.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPunditry and Prophecy (E14)||Barbara Kay talks with us about the idea of an independent Montreal city-state; the pit bull controversy; the Jordan Peterson phenomenon, and much else.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Political Science to Political Candidacy (E13)||Kimberley Manning, head of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, talks about why she's leaving academia for politics; why she chose the Liberal Party; how her prolonged study of China's Great Leap Forward has shaped her view of progressivism; trans rights,||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Steven Pinker is Wrong (E12)||David Avrom Bell is a Princeton historian who discusses his recent scathing critique of Steven Pinker's latest book, Enlightenment Now||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Tolerance for Chaos (E11)||Stephen Marche talks with us about Rob Ford, Doug Ford, Megan Fox, Jordan Peterson, celebrity politics, Vice magazine, the brutality of the male libido, sex and gender in the age of MeToo, werewolves, residential schools, being a dad, living with contra||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wolf of the Mountain (E10)||Francis Fortin is a resident radiologist at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal - we talk about the role of doctors in the 21st century, hyper-specialization in medicine, the role of artificial intelligence in medical technology, patient a||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Conscience of a Liberal (E09)||Daniel Weinstock discusses the resurgence of populism, identity politics, and the demise of the big-tent party; the relationship between cultural diversity, ethnic nationalism, and support for the welfare state; the differences between the American and||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tyranny of Twitter (E08)||Jonathan Kay talks about social media, the crisis of authority, right-wing populism, left-wing piety, holy watching, Lindsay Shepherd, Doug Ford, Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, the future of the CBC, and much else.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere the Wild Things Are (E07)||Jane Sorenson is an environmentalist who talks about the rewilding of urban areas, the concept of invasive species, and much else.||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrawing Blood (E06)||Aaron Haspel tells us why we should go to college, avoid politics, be as superficial as possible, get rid of democratic elections, abolish school, and bring back child labor.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Problem with Privilege (E05)||Geneviève Weynerowski talks about the problem with the progressive politics' preoccupation with privilege||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of Money (E04)||Chris Nguyen is cryptocurrency expert who talks about the nature, purpose, history, and future of money.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Wild Side (E03)||Fred Serre is a swashbuckling journalist who talks about heroism, organized crime, law enforcement, corrupt cops, and the fentanyl crisis.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPerspective is Power (E02)||Chris Nguyen is a cryptocurrency expert who talks about libertarianism, philosophy, the importance of perspective, and the future of education.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wackiest Guy in the Room (E01)||Albert Nerenberg talks about sex, drugs, happiness, addiction, consciousness, Donald Trump, and the meaning of life.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Intelligent discussion, highly recommend!
Worth listening to!
Everyone should give this podcast a listen!
Insightful and very informative!