Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary
By S.A. Kehr, Ryver Hankins, Bruce Carter, and Vincent Metal: A steampunk super villain forces the Philosophical Chain Gang to debate to the death for his amusement. One part philosophy class, one part old time radio play, and two parts geeky mixer!
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The evil steampunk villain known only as Professor Metal has captured three modern philosophers and is forcing them to produce a podcast! Listen as this Philosophical Chain Gang try to avoid his wrath by debating topics from the transcendent to the absurd. Only your loyal listenership, support, and total obedience can spare them the cruel tortures of life in the lair. Will you help these innocent intellectuals escape their fate and appease Professor Metal?
||ExplicitEp 33: Philosophy and Mental Health; Foucault’s Nightmare? -||Welcome one and all to Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary with The Philosophical Chain Gang Today’s episode is Madness and Philosophy: Foucault’s Nightmare? Warning: We are discussing the concept of Mental Health in this epis||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitApril 1st “Special”… -||so yeah it’s april 1st… enjoy! also more sweary than usual so yeah… Read more →||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 32: Popular Tragedy; Do Celebrities Ever Really Die? -||Welcome one and all to Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary with the Philosophical Chain Gang Today’s Episode is Popular Tragedy: Do Celebrities Ever Really Die? The Philosophers discuss what we mean when we talk about popular tr||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 31: Aesthetics of Despair; What’s Good About Feeling Bad? -||Welcome one and all to Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary with the Philosophical Chain Gang Today’s Episode Aesthetics of Despair: What’s Good About Feeling Bad? The Philosophers talk about why we seek out negative emotions B||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 30: Misinformation in the Information Age; Are You Caught in a World Wide Web of Lies? -||Welcome one and all to Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary with the Philosophical Chain Gang Today’s Episode is Misinformation in the Information Age: Are You Caught in a World Wide Web of Lies?||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 1st Anniversary Special -||Welcome one and all to a very special Anniversary episode of Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary with The Philosophical Chain Gang The Philosophers introduce the creation of the episode,||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 29: Art and Subsidization; Who’s Paying the Piper? Part 2 -||Welcome one and all to Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary with The Philosophical Chain Gang Today’s Episode is Art and Subsidization: Who is paying the Piper? Episode 2 Sean and Ryver talk about the possible consequences of ove||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 28: Art and Subsidization; Who Is Paying the Piper? -||Sean talks about the development of using municipal art projects to stimulate the local art scene Ryver discusses the Portland, OR art scene as an example of this Bruce compares this to the history of music The Philosophers discuss the benefit of a wel.||1/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 27: Nuclear Power and the Environment; What Can Green Do For You? -||Welcome one and all to Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary with the Philosophical Chain Gang Today’s Episode is Nuclear Power and the Environment: What Can Green Do For You? Sean and Ryver set the topic for tonight as restricted||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 26: HP Lovecraft and Epistemology; What Shouldn’t We Know About Knowing? -||Welcome one and all to Professor Metal’s Irate Debate and Calamitous Commentary with The Philosophical Chain Gang Today’s Episode is HP Lovecraft and Epistemology: What Shouldn’t We Know About Knowing? Sean and Bruce briefly explain Epistemology a||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Engaging, funny, smart, and devious!
A really great example of what philosophy can be in the modern world. Fun and entertaining without backing away from tough and complex issues. Must listen too!
Hilarious, Educational - Saved my Family
This podcast is fantastic. I absolute love these blokes and the work that they are doing. The first episode is a little dry, to be honest. But they were just getting set up and kind of priming us for the series with background information or the like, and even more importantly - they hadn't gotten into it yet. Each Doctor even has to find his own ground and get into the feel of things before he hits his stride, it's even harder with podcasts. And yet they do it really well. The second episode has a bunch more of the quirky Professor Metal character in it and it's hilarious. But as it goes on they seem to get a lot more comfortable and everything flows better. They have 7 episodes out at the time of me typing this as well as some really fascinating blog interests on their website. I listen to it while cleaning, I listen to it while I'm on my way to or from work, or sometimes I just listen to it with other people and then talk about the topics we had just listened to. You definitely don't have to be a philosopher or philosophy buff to get into this podcast. I mean, Batman was their most recent discussion.
I love the fact that they are talking about all sorts of subjects from new and old perspectives, and all from different view points, without being argumentative or disagreeable with each other. I think it's really important to show that talking about subjects where all parties disagree doesn't necessarily have to be an arguement. That calm, rational debates are - in fact - possible.
Listening to this podcast is both fun and enlightening. You can learn from this. I know I have. My whole household is better off now that this podcast is being released. Professor Metal in his infinite wisdom and his "attained" philosophers, the Philosophical Chain Gang, have saved us from the turmoil and the grieve of using too many falicies in our day to day lives. No longer do we communicate so poorly as to not be able to disagree and still be happy. Professor Metal (and the Philosophical Chain Gang) has saved us all from sure destruction.
I write this of my own volition and free will, definitely not having anything to do with "lasers" or the moon's well being.
Funny and thought provoking
An interesting take on some of the trappings and media of modern society with a good dose of humour tossed in. Can't wait to listen to more.