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Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
 
David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
 
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Hannah Arendt tackled the big ideas behind possibly the most dangerous period of the twentieth century: Anti-Semitism, Imperialism and Totalitarianism. These phenomena and the concepts of freedom and evil were all the more immediate to her, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in her writing which ha…
 
Should we consider nature economically, socially, spiritually or culturally? What is the financial worth of bees? And do whales value each other? Dr Rupert Read and Professor Steve Waters explore how humans value nature and how that can impact climate change, whether that’s setting a play in a nature reserve, or considering the fact that whales go …
 
The National Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut were among the many arts institutions forced to close during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. How has this experience changed the running of these galleries and museums? Anne McElvoy talks to:Gabriele Finaldi …
 
In episode one hundred and sixteen of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapter four of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https:/…
 
Climate change presents new challenges to human health. As temperatures rise, tropical and sub-tropical diseases are already becoming more widespread. While climate change has consequences on human health, engaging with the natural world can also have benefits for physical and mental health. But, how do we best communicate and explain these issues …
 
Names to put back into the conversation about the history of British Theatre are suggested by Naomi Paxton’s guests in this New Thinking podcast. Stephen Bourne is the author of Deep Are the Roots – Trailblazers Who Changed Black British Theatre. Nadine Deller is an academic whose research focuses on the place of Black women in the Black Plays Arch…
 
Racial injustice in USA; ghost towns in post-industrial Scotland; how maritime history looks from the viewpoint of Aboriginal Australians and Parsis, Mauritians and Malays; the roots of violence that has plagued postcolonial society. These are topics covered in the books shortlisted for the British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understandi…
 
In episode one hundred and sixteen of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapter three of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https:…
 
With Covid rates remaining stubbornly high and a huge pent-up demand for hospital care, the UK’s National Health Service faces a tough winter. Intensive care wards are the canary in the mine, reports Rachael Jolley. Mark Toshner: We can make beds, but what we can’t make are specialised staff to run those beds. The accident and emergency department …
 
Children walking to school, or cycling is the aim of a project in Manchester which one of today's guests, Dr Sarah Mander, works on. She shares her ideas about how to change our patterns of transport use from the morning walk to work or school to worldwide shipping. Professor Tim Schwanen is exploring inclusive transition towards electric mobility …
 
From a "monthly nurse" registered in the census, to local newspaper reports of strikes and industrial accidents, an auction of household goods and furniture to the records of an asylum: just some of the sources and stories that have gone into the most recent programmes broadcast in the BBC TV series A House Through Time. In this podcast exploring t…
 
Historical novelist Philippa Gregory, historians Susan Doran and Nandini Das, and literary scholar and author Adam Roberts join Matthew Sweet at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry to discuss the enduring appeal of Tudor history and the role that historical fiction plays in shaping our view of history. Plus the connection between Sir Walter Scott and ne…
 
In episode one hundred and sixteen of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapter two of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https://…
 
In episode one hundred and sixteen of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapter one of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https://…
 
Where, when, and how does American literature begin? What constitutes the canon of U.S. literature, and how is it distinct? While monuments and history books are the most prominent battlefields in our current culture wars, the debate over what belongs in the canon of great American literature has not subsided. I spoke with Professor Sarah Rivett, P…
 
The fast fashion industry stands accused of depleting natural resources, creating vast carbon emissions and producing endless garments destined for landfill. So, what can be done? Researchers across creative and scientific disciplines have been looking at how the fashion industry can cut waste, recycle, consume less – and, critically, change our at…
 
In episode one hundred and fifteen of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapters seven and eight of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Chan…
 
In episode one hundred and fourteen of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapters five and six of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channe…
 
Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice delights, charms and entrances readers since its anonymous publication in 1813. The Bennett sisters need to marry rich, for otherwise they'll fall into poverty and social disgrace. Will arrogant Mr. Darcy be the solution, and will the fiercely proud, intelligent and also charming Elizabeth settle for this soc…
 
In episode one hundred and thirteen of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapter four of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https:…
 
Thomas Hobbes is best known for his account of why we should accept political authority. But, argues Arash Abizadeh, that was Hobbes' solution to the problem of how we should live together in society that arises directly from his views about what human beings are and what obligations we have to one another. Listen to Arash Abizadeh on Thomas Hobbes…
 
In episode one hundred and twelve of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapter three of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https:/…
 
In episode one hundred and eleven of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapter two of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https://w…
 
In episode one hundred and ten of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses chapter one of Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https://www.…
 
In the eighteenth special episode of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses Socrates' removal of the Dionysian from the Apollonian and Dionysian dynamic. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Yo…
 
Catherine Pepinster, Kate Kennedy, Tim Stanley and New Generation Thinker Dafydd Mills Daniel join Rana Mitter to look at the poet, theologian and now Saint John Henry. The programme explores Newman's conversion from the high church tradition of Anglicanism and the Oxford Movement to the Catholic faith looking at his thinking, his poetic writing an…
 
Artists Sonia Boyce, Isaac Julien, Eddie Chambers and Harold Offeh talk to Anne McElvoy about their art and the influence of the British black arts movement - which began around the time of the First National Black Art Convention in 1982 organised by the Blk Art Group and held at Wolverhampton Polytechnic.Eddie Chambers has written Roots and Cultur…
 
In the seventeenth special episode of Dissecting Philosophy with Dr McDonald, he discusses Nietzsche's concepts the Apollonian and Dionysian. Feel free to send questions or comments to dissectingphilosophy@gmail.com New episodes every Monday. Social media: Twitter: @iamarubberman Instagram: dissectingphilosophywithdrmcd Youtube Channel: https://www…
 
Tokyo used to be presented as the ultimate hyper-modern city. But after years of economic recession the Tokyo of today has another side. A site of alienation and loneliness, anxiety about conformity and identity, it is a place where self-professed 'geeks' (or 'otaku'), mostly single middle-aged men, congregate in districts like Akibahara to pursue …
 
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