The UnMute Podcast
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I talk with young, diverse philosophers about the social and political issues of our day. We learn. We laugh. We plot revolutions.
||CleanEpisode 031: Serene Khader on Cross-Border Feminist Solidarity||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Serene Khader about transnational feminism, solidarity, neoliberalism and women in the global south, writng advice, and so much more.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 030: Winston Thompson on Educational Justice||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Winston Thompson about justice and education, potential and formation, charter schools, decolonizing the curriculm, and more.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 029: Wendy Salkin on Informal Representation||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Wendy Salkin about informal representation, its powers, duties, and problems, Du Bois Coates on the issue, and more.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 028: David Livingstone Smith on Dehumanization||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher David Livingstone Smith about dehumanization, it's history, the role of race in dehumanizing practices, how monsters are made, and more.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 027: Lori Gruen on Prisons||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Lori Gruen about carceral spaces, teaching philosophy in prisons, the animal, prisoner, and blacks analogy, is animal rights for white ...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026: Elizabeth Barnes on Disability and Well-Being||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Elizabeth Barnes about theories of disability, abnormal bodies and a flourishing life, diabilty pride, valuing disability, and much more.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 025: Cassie Herbert on Risky Speech||Myisha Cherry chats with philosoher Cassie Herbert about risky speech, the difference between accusations and reports, how to respond to accounts of racism, sexism, etc, ...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024: Larry Blum on Teaching Race||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Larry blum about teaching race, dealing with guilt and resentment in the classroom, teaching race in a Trump era, and ...||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 023: Tommie Shelby on Dark Ghettos||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Tommie Shelby about dark ghettos, integration, single black mothers, the moral permissibility of crime, hip-hop, and much more.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 022: John Corvino on Homosexuality||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher John Corvino about homosexuality, traditional marriage, religious liberty and discrimination, being out in academia, and so much more.||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 021: Denise James on Political Illusions||Myisha cherry chats with philosopher Denise James about Political Illusions, Lorraine Hansberry, the problem of integration, dying cities, and much more.||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 020: Post-Election Panel on Trump and the Age of Ignorance||Myisha Cherry chats with Meena Krishnamurthy and Rachel McKinnon about their reactions to the election, ignorance during the election season, how to overcome and survive ...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 019: Paul C. Taylor on Black Aesthetics||Myisha Cherry chats with Philosopher Paul C. Taylor about black invisibility, art and politics, authenticity and cultural appropriation, beauty and race, and much more.||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 018: Linda Alcoff on Whiteness||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, Linda Alcoff, about white exceptionalism, white double consciousness, the future of whiteness, and much more.||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 017: Tom Digby on Masculinity||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Tom Digby about masculinity and militarism, rape culture, the gender war, cultural programming, and more.||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 016: Nancy Bauer on Pornography||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, Nancy Bauer, about pornography, the sexiness of taboos, feminism and porn, hookup culture, and more.||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 015: Jose´ Mendoza on Immigration||Myisha Cherry chats with José Mendoza about whiteness and immigration, open borders, the myth surrounding Mexican immigration, 'alien' and 'illegals' discourse, and so much more.||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 014: Luvell Anderson on Slurs||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Luvell Anderson about slurs, swearing, the N-Word, appropriating language, and racial humor.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 013: Meena Krishnamurthy on Distrust||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Meena Krishnamurthy about Martin Luther King jr. and political distrust, the global poor, and a phenomena known as "misidentification".||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 012: Chike Jeffers on W.E.B. Dubois||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Chike Jeffers about double consciousness, Dubois' predictions, Black art, Dubois and Booker T. Debate, race, and more.||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 011: Chike Jeffers on Black Thought||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Chike Jeffers about africana philosophy, Ethiopian political philosophy, black life and black solidarity in Canada, and why we need black ...||12/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 010: Joel Reynolds on Disability||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Joel Reynolds about the stigmas and oppressions surrounding disability, technology and mortality, 'inspiration porn', and sex and disability.||12/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009: Kristie Dotson on Ignorance||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kristie Dotson about ignorance, problems facing black girls, academic passing, and black feminist thought.||10/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008: David McClean on Money||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, David McClean, on money and the philosophical life, hip-hop culture and materialism, occupy wall street, and why what happens on wall ...||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007: Vanessa Wills on Marxism||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, Vanessa Wills, on marxism and its misconceptions, and what today's social movements can learn from marxist thought.||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006: Rachel McKinnon on Allies & Active Bystanders||Myisha Cherry chats with Philosopher Rachel McKinnon about what is ally culture and its problems, how we can become active bystanders, why blogs are as ...||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005: Amir Jaima on Philosophy and Literature||Myisha Cherry chats with Philosopher, Amir Jaima, about what philosophy can learn from literature, what makes black literature so philosophically rich, Why is Toni Morrison ...||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004: Douglas Ficek on Frantz Fanon & Social Protest||Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, Douglas Ficek about Fanon, existentialism, #BlackLivesMatter, and current day activism||4/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: Rachel Ann McKinney||Myisha Cherry chats with Philosopher, Rachel Ann McKinney about the power of words, language and police interactions, and women and the philosophical life.||3/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSnippet Episode: Justin Clardy on Love||This is a 3-minute "mixtape" consisting of snippets of our interview with Justin Clardy.||3/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 002: Justin Clardy on Love||Myisha Cherry talks with philosopher, Justin Clardy, about the nature of love, polyamory, love politics, and why the movie "Love Jones" should be a ...||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSnippet Episode: Jason Stanley||This is a 3-minute "mixtape" consisting of snippets of our interview with Jason Stanley.||2/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001: Jason Stanley||Myisha Cherry talks with Yale University philosophy professor, Jason Stanley, about satire, liberalism, public intellectualism, and why Ice Cube is a philosopher.||1/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 000: What is UnMute?||Host, Myisha Cherry, explains the purpose of the UnMute podcast and provides a preview of whats to come.||1/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Philosophy for the Real World!
So glad I found this podcast! I love how it connects the world of the mind with the world in which we live. The guests are great and Myisha Cherry is compelling. Worth your time!
Timely, relevant, and pushing philosophy in a progressive direction!
By highlighting the academic work, social and political concerns, and theoretical perspectives a diverse group of philosophers, Ms. Cherry has established a fresh and enagaging podcast that connects the lecture halls of academic philosopjy with the "streets" and "avenues" of of our broader cultures. I've benefitted immensely from this podcast and highly recommend it!
God, I love this podcast! Intelligent, applicable, and necessary!