Posts tagged "philosophy"

Fake News, Past and Future: Trump, Nixon, and The Atomic Bomb (Episode #27 of MY PODCAST)

Fake News, Past and Future: Trump, Nixon, and The Atomic Bomb (Episode #27 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan) and Steven (The Objectivist) discuss the past, present, and future of Fake News, including its predecessors (including The National Enquirer), present advocates (Donald Trump), and future consequences. We also debate a very heated topic since... Read more »

Perfect Partners: Evil, Schadenfreude, and White Supremacists (Episode #21 of MY PODCAST)

Perfect Partners: Evil, Schadenfreude, and White Supremacists (Episode #21 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan)and Steven (The Objectivist) delve into the dark recesses of humanity, defining and identifying Ayn Rand’s definition of what makes a person “evil” and the concept of schadenfreude. Also: Little Edie Beale sings a song! Jack... Read more »

Steven's Philosophy Express Cafe (#1): The importance of Definition

Steven's Philosophy Express Cafe (#1): The importance of Definition
To what do we owe civilization? Are we the result of unnamed, violent ancestors or the direct descendants of the very essence of heroism? The very idea that man is some cretin absolute in his violence and formed in the ore of irrationality, is a direct violation of man’s soul. The soul is the buzzword of... Read more »
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Anticipating the Music: from a Stevie Nicks Concert to Friday Night Vespers

Anticipating the Music: from a Stevie Nicks Concert to Friday Night Vespers
“Oh, Vera, I can’t wait to hear that Overture, Tell me about the show!” – Auntie Mame Dennis, Jerry Herman’s Mame A din falls over the audience. A single note pierces the silent din, the overtones sparkling in a pure array of simple fireworks. The spirit of music rises in the air, melting hate and... Read more »

When Harry Didn't Meet Sally: The 5 Steps of Dealing with Disappointment

When Harry Didn't Meet Sally: The 5 Steps of Dealing with Disappointment
We’ve all been there, folks. You’ve planned, sweated, prayed, and done your darndest to turn glass into gold, but your best efforts have been thwarted. You get excited about a party, only to have it cancelled at the last minute because of an axe-wielding clown. Hell, even politics are filled with could’ve and should’ve beens! (Well,... Read more »

How I was raised to be a decent human being (or "F**k you, Donald Trump!")

How I was raised to be a decent human being (or "F**k you, Donald Trump!")
Unless you’ve been living under a particularly resilient and well-insulated rock for the past few days, you will undoubtedly have been following Donald Trump’s further descent into the cesspool of his own creation. I won’t bore you by going over the details that you’ve been bombarded with ad nauseam, but I’ll summarize the key points.... Read more »
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The Beatles, The Stones, and Exploding Phones! (The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast, Episode #6)

The Beatles, The Stones, and Exploding Phones!  (The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast, Episode #6)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan is on the air! (NOTE: Each new podcast will be uploaded on Thursdays instead of Fridays!) In this episode, Steven (The Objectivist) and Jack (The Vegan) debate The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones, as well as whether CEOs are overpaid. Celebrities and exploding phones also get their fair... Read more »

Steven's Halloween Ballyhoo: The Philosophy of Friday the 13th (or "It starts with The Mother")

Steven's Halloween Ballyhoo: The Philosophy of Friday the 13th (or "It starts with The Mother")
(This article was written for an abandoned blog site idea in 2015. I think it’s brilliant and I wanted it to be read by more than 2 1/2 people, so I’m using it to kick off Steven’s Halloween Ballyhoo!) “His name was Jason… and today is his Birthday” In my life, and in the lives... Read more »

Introducing...Jack Bower, my new co-host, and a new podcast name! (The Objectivist and The Vegan, Episode #5)

Introducing...Jack Bower, my new co-host, and a new podcast name! (The Objectivist and The Vegan, Episode #5)
The newest episode of Kvetching with Steven is on the air! But, we have a few changes being implemented!   I am proud to introduce my new co-host, Jack Bower, to the podcast! He is a philosopher, intellectual, and a perfect optimist to my curmudgeon. And, since I have a new co-host, that calls for a new... Read more »
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The Kardashians, Donald Trump, and the moral ideal of Judgment (Kvetching with Steven Podcast, Episode #2!)

The Kardashians, Donald Trump, and the moral ideal of Judgment (Kvetching with Steven Podcast, Episode #2!)
Straight from my mouth to your brain, the second episode of my podcast, Kvetching with Steven is now available on SoundCloud.com! In this week’s episode, I talk about the idea of moral judgment and how it can be a positive and negative tool to use in our lives. Donald Trump, The Kardashians, and Wendy’s all... Read more »