Bonus Episode: Finding Meaning in Coronavirus

Bonus Episode: Finding Meaning in Coronavirus

Here are the notes for the coronavirus bonus episode of Naked Humanity. I have taken a pause from our regular programming to respond to the flood of people asking me to talk about coronavirus. In the beginning of this episode I briefly address anxiety and coping...

#57: What Makes Things Funny with Alex Farrow

#57: What Makes Things Funny with Alex Farrow

Here are the notes for episode #57 of Naked Humanity. Alex Farrow is both a philosophy teacher AND a really extraordinary stand up comedian (I’ve seen his show live!) so this is a heck of a podcast. Alex and I chat about what he learned teaching philosophy to high...

#56x: If I were Emperor for a Day…

#56x: If I were Emperor for a Day…

Here are the notes for episode #56 of Naked Humanity. A listener wrote in and asked me: Stefani, if you were Emperor of the World for a day, what would you do? I sat down and put some thought into the question, and came up with a list of four things involving...

#56: The Lost Art of Logic with Steve Patterson

#56: The Lost Art of Logic with Steve Patterson

Here are the notes for episode #56 of Naked Humanity. This week I have the enormous pleasure to chat with freelance philosopher Steve Patterson, who studied philosophy and became an expert in logic entirely outside of the academy. Steve and I chat about his...

#55x: Living Outside the Philosophical Box

#55x: Living Outside the Philosophical Box

Here are the notes for episode #55x of Naked Humanity. In last week’s question, a listener claimed that we were polar opposites. I think this was on the basis of what he perceived my views to be about some things. I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about...

#55: The State of Philosophy Today with John Perry

#55: The State of Philosophy Today with John Perry

Here are the notes for episode #55 of Naked Humanity. Today I chat with one of the pioneers of philosophy podcasting, John Perry. But Professor Perry is such a pro that he’s not actually a podcaster: he hosted the philosophy radio show Philosophy Talk for decades. We...

#54x: Intersectionality: Truths vs. Misconceptions

#54x: Intersectionality: Truths vs. Misconceptions

Here are the notes for episode #54 of Naked Humanity. A listener writes in and asks me to unpack intersectionality (which is basically the idea that categories of marginalisation on the basis of things such as gender, race, and ability can intersect to create unique...

#53x: Why You Think You’re Right but Probably Aren’t

#53x: Why You Think You’re Right but Probably Aren’t

Here are the notes for episode #53x of Naked Humanity. A listener writes in and asks, how do I know if I’m objective? I say right off the bat: you aren’t. Period. No such thing truly exists. BUT, this doesn’t mean you should take offense (because we’re all just...