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Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.
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“How do the Arts Contribute to Capitalism and Economic Development?”

August 11, 2019 - 22:20
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Patrick Kabanda, the author of "The Creative Wealth of Nations: Can the Arts Advance Development?"

“Can We Change Social Norms?”

July 14, 2019 - 19:47
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Cristina Bicchieri, professor of social thought and comparative ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Their topic is, “Can we change social norms?”

“What Does Wellness Mean and How Do We Get There?”

June 9, 2019 - 20:40
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with John Ratey, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His books writings include the groundbreaking ADD-ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD. His book "Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain," established him as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. His most recent book, “Go Wild” explores how we can achieve optimal physical and mental health by getting in touch with our caveman roots, and how we can “re-wild” our lives.

“What Does it Mean to Keep the Internet Free?”

May 12, 2019 - 19:57
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with journalist, and science fiction author Cory Doctorow, who serves as co-editor of the Boing Boing blog.