The UnMute Podcast
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I have conversations with young, extraordinary and cool philosophers. These diverse philosophers give their take on controversial issues, pop culture, and the political and ethical dramas of our day. We learn. We laugh. We plot revolutions.
||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|
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!