The Philosophy Guy

The Philosophy Guy

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This podcast is about the many ideas in philosophy that are popularized by our society and culture through movies (Ex, Blade Runner, The Matrix), TV shows (Ex, Rick and Morty, Westworld), public figures, and books all around us. Philosophy is everywhere and I’ll be taking a deeper dive into those ideas presented to us in cultural and societal entertainment. In understanding those ideas, I don’t mean just understanding, instead, applying those understandings to our lives. Even if you disagree with various ideas in philosophy there’s always something to be learned from them and applied to your everyday life. This podcast will take you on the journey into the deeper ideas of philosophy while giving you just a touch of existential dread! Tune in. https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy


The Problems with Ideology
Nov 18 • 20 min
With the help of ideas from Jiddu Krishnamurti and Hannah Arendt, let's examine the problems with ideology. And let's consider rethinking those things we so passionately thought we knew. Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies):…
The Problems with Christianity
Nov 16 • 20 min
The aspects of Christianity I could never overcome. Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies): https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Podcast: https://thephilosophyguy.fireside.fm/ Youtube: https://bit.ly/2Z0rAjA Social Links: Discord…
(Contemplating) Truth
Nov 13 • 18 min
The path to truth finds us traveling down a road of knowledge, an experience that is thrilling and pleasant. Let's give it a go. Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies): https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Podcast:…
Joker
Nov 11 • 13 min
An analysis of the new Joker film. What does it say about what leads one to violent acts? Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies): https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Podcast: https://thephilosophyguy.fireside.fm/ Youtube:…
A (Re)Examined History of Western Philosophy
Oct 31 • 31 min
So this is a completely revamped, redone, and improved version of my history of Western philosophy episode. Enjoy! Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies): https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Podcast:…
Imagination and the Importance of Creative Madness
Oct 15 • 27 min
Today, I discuss the importance of imagination and creative thinking! And maybe, more importantly, its relation to thinking about philosophy, ideas, the world, and yourselves. Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies):…
The Spiritual Brain
Oct 7 • 24 min
What is spirituality? What is religiousness? And what is their purpose? I thought of a better way to explain this, that I figured out at the end of the episode, where it's explained. So hang in! Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies):…
Is Morality Objective?
Oct 3 • 29 min
This is essentially a post-debate solo discussion about morality. Is morality objective or subjective? I wanted to explain my points more here. However, I'm still not completely happy with how I presented it, so I'm open to your thoughts. I wanted to post…
The Illusions Around Death
Sep 25 • 21 min
So today, I’m going to discuss death and humans comprehension of it, using ideas by Ernest Becker, the cultural anthropologist, philosopher, and psychologist. The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker: https://amzn.to/2lIFDfF Bonus Feed (My thought process and…
Who Created God? — A Response to Capturing Christianity
Sep 18 • 32 min
In today's episode, I address Capturing Christianity's (Cameron Bertuzzi) video about, who created God? I contemplate the question, who created the universe? And maybe a better question, does the universe even need a cause? Addressing some points made by…
(Contemplating) The Self
Sep 10 • 15 min
Trying provide some insight to consider into your own life, your own perception of yourself, your values, and why you do the things you do….and why I do the things I do. Thanks for listening, hit that subscribe button and leave a review! Bonus Feed (My…
Religion, Science, Morality, God and the Great Unknown
Aug 22 • 34 min
A discussion about the points I made in a recent debate about anti-theism. Tune in! Debate link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTyg-IjuO9Y Thanks for listening, hit that subscribe button and leave a review! Bonus Feed (My thought process, philosophy…
12 Essential Truths I’ve Learned About Life
Aug 15 • 16 min
Instead of reviewing Jordan Peterson's 12 rules for life….I give you my 12 rules. Thanks for listening, hit that subscribe button and leave a review! Bonus Feed (My thought process, philosophy thoughts, and support with duh monies):…
Buddhism: Living Life with Compassion
Aug 8 • 16 min
An introduction to understanding Buddhism. This area of thought has seen a cultural trend, so this marks the first episode in various other coming related episodes. Contemplating whether or not the iconic film, Gladiator is Stoic? Thanks for listening,…
Gladiator: Is it Stoic?
Aug 5 • 14 min
Contemplating whether or not the iconic film, Gladiator is Stoic? Thanks for listening, hit that subscribe button and leave a review! Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies): https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Podcast:…
A Meaning of Life
Jul 30 • 18 min
A journey into meaning. Thanks for listening, hit that subscribe button and leave a review! Bonus Feed (My thought process and support with duh monies): https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Podcast: https://thephilosophyguy.fireside.fm/ Youtube:…
What is Philosophy?
Jul 26 • 5 min
Getting back to some basics. Discord: https://discord.gg/tH5Fydn Main Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqYKgKlEBRf4658pc8NeTw Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access:…
Why the Trolley Problem is a Brilliant Question
Jul 22 • 18 min
A response to StoryBrain's video claiming the Trolley problem is a bad question. I discuss why the trolley problem is a brilliant exercise of thinking…. Discord: https://discord.gg/tH5Fydn Main Youtube:…
Stoicism: Escaping Mental Enslavement
Jul 16 • 13 min
So today’s episode we will dive back into some Stoicism and connecting it with the mental thinking blocks we face. Discord: https://discord.gg/tH5Fydn Podcast Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE9_6WnY7pzGmbIJ42SCJEQ Thanks for listening, please…
Public Leaders: The Power Structure of Echo Chambers
Jul 9 • 20 min
Bringing in Michel Foucault's idea of power to examine how talking heads and rising talking heads fall into being on top of these echo chambers. Looking at how their knowledge leads to power and then blocks them off to alternative knowledge! Tune in!…
Video Games: Becoming Human
Jul 3 • 18 min
How do video games help us become more human? Discord: https://discord.gg/tH5Fydn Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Youtube:…
Philosophy and Death
Jun 27 • 14 min
In today’s episode, we will dive into the relationship between philosophy and death have. And maybe see how philosophy really comes about from our fear of death. Also, a tangent on religions relation to death. Discord: https://discord.gg/tH5Fydn Thanks…
Blinded by Ideology
Jun 25 • 18 min
So today, we will get slightly political. Not biased political but more so an observation. Let me know what you think! Discord: https://discord.gg/tH5Fydn Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access:…
Bad Philosophy: Stefan Molyneux
Jun 3 • 8 min
Thought about doing a Stefan Molyneux book review but then I thought better of it. Check out why…..he's bad at philosophy(logic and reasoning). Discord: https://discord.gg/tH5Fydn Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the…
Game of Thrones: Political Violence
May 21 • 18 min
Hello friends, probably my last Game of Thrones episode for a long time! Anyway, in this one, I do a short review of season 8, mainly because I think you need to know where I stand on it. But, the focus on the episode is how this final season concluded a…
The Hulk: Should People Be Punished for Crimes They Can’t Remember Committing?
May 15 • 14 min
Analyzing an article by Professor of Philosophy Helen BeeBee, "Should people be punished for crimes they can't remember committing?" We bring in the help of a murderer with dementia on death row, The Hulk, and an uncontrollable drunk. Tune in! An ask from…
Avengers Endgame: Film Analysis, questions, and outcome implications
May 10 • 14 min
A little bit less organized in this one friends. Just thought I would get out some thoughts! Anyway, in this episode, I do a quick analysis on Avengers: Endgame and raise some questions I hope the Marvel Universe chooses to get into in their coming films!…
Understanding Free Speech and the Privilege of having an Audience
May 6 • 20 min
The recent news story about Facebook banning people such as Alex Jones and Laura Loomer had my mind working about a topic I don't like talking about—free speech. As in it's talked about so often that it becomes tiring. So I decided to contradict myself in…
Ben Shapiro is on the Wrong Side of History - Prager U Response
Apr 30 • 24 min
So Ben Shapiro did one of his Prager U video based on his book. The video happens to cover more of the history side of things(which I missed in my review episode), so I thought it would be some fun new content to include. Plus, you receive his actual…
Dennis Prager(Prager U) Thinks You Can’t Justify Not Murdering Without God
Apr 23 • 24 min
I tackle a new podcast episode format in this one, taking on some Prager U content! I guess Dennis Prager thinks you can't justify not murdering without God. In that case, I hope he continues believing in God for our safety. Anyway, I deconstruct his…
Game of Thrones: Death and Morality
Apr 16 • 17 min
ohhh trying to feed off some of that Game of Thrones final season hype. I discuss the meaning of death and the use of death in Game of Thrones. Tune in! Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/podcasts Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and…
Ben Shapiro’s “The Right Side of History”: Analyzed
Apr 6 • 25 min
Sooo I read Ben Shapiro's new book, The Right Side of History, friends! Well, now let me provide my analysis of his philosophical arguments. Tune in! Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access:…
Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’: Philosophy, Symbolism, and Self-Examination
Apr 2 • 14 min
Jordan Peele has done it again in this one. The creator of Get Out has made a great film full of deeper meanings and thoughtful symbolism. I take a look at his recent film 'Us' that has been all the rage. How does the film force us to examine not only…
Bad Philosophy: God’s Not Dead
Mar 26 • 25 min
Ohhh I cover some horrendous argumentation in this one. Does God's Not Dead prove the existence of God? No. The God's Not Dead film pretends to argue for the existence of God honestly…I explain why that is definitely not the case. Let's talk some…
We Are Not Good
Mar 21 • 13 min
Hmmm, I give off a little bit of my opinion in this one. Just went down the rabbit hole. I'm posting because I want all your thoughts. How good are we? When I hear this question, I want my gut reaction to be yes, of course, we are good! But the thinking…
Examining Yourself: Is the Self an Illusion?
Mar 18 • 9 min
Hello everyone! A big announcement in this one friends. Plus, some audio to let you know what the heck I'm talking about. Yeet, Youtube channel!!!! Please subscribe, give a thumbs up, and watch the video to help support! Link:…
Spider-Man: The Growing Pains of Life
Mar 13 • 11 min
I talk some Spider-Man in this one friends! More so focussing on the new one, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Anyway, how does this film connect with the audience? It connects with everyone, that's the point. But what does this connection do for our…
Stoic Lessons for a Toxic Political Climate
Mar 5 • 16 min
Woooo, I try to get all Stoic in this one friend. I found some interesting quotes that made me think of our terrible current state of political discourse. Listen in for some Stoic lessons to consider before your next political debate with your neighbor.…
The Matrix: The Value of Reality
Feb 14 • 15 min
The original Matrix film has become a cultural phenomenon, one that seems only to gain further relevance with age. A film originally released in 1999 was ahead of its time for the questions it raised. The question I want you to consider today: is it so…
A Simplified History of Western Philosophy
Feb 4 • 14 min
This episode is an oversimplified, hopefully, more fun version of the history of Western philosophy. Have I missed things? Yes, many. But this episode is a bite-sized version of the history. Tune in! Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and…
Bad Philosophy: The Big Bang Theory
Jan 22 • 16 min
In today's episode, I examine the bad philosophy presented in the hit tv show, The Big Bang Theory. Does the Big Bang Theory misrepresent nerd culture? Thanks for listening, please subscribe, rate, and review! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access:…
Black Mirror Bandersnatch: The Illusion of Choice
Dec 29, 2018 • 13 min
In today's episode, I do a philosophy quick take on the new Netflix addition of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. I examine its commentary on the idea of free will and the illusion of choice. Are our lives predetermined just like films, tv shows, and video…
Harry Potter: Love and Death
Dec 23, 2018 • 20 min
What is choices role in Harry Potter? What does it mean to accept or deny death? What role does our understanding of death play in our understanding of love? Why does this matter? What is the contrast between Voldemort and Harry in relation to death? What…
Inception: Contradictions with a Purpose
Dec 11, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, we analyze the philosophy of Inception. We look at an obvious contradiction that is present throughout the film. But what is its purpose? This question inevitably brings up, is the entire film in the mind of Cobb? If true, does this…
Rick & Morty: The Psychology of Rick
Dec 2, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, I consider the Psychology of Rick. Is Rick destined to be miserable because of his intelligence? Can being smart make you miserable? I consider some research in psychology to help answer these questions. Is this question a matter of…
Philosophy of The Big Lebowski
Nov 27, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, I analyze the cult classic, The Big Lebowski. Is the film providing commentary on postmodernism? Or is it a more Stoic take on life? What is the philosophy of The Dude? Should we be more like The Dude? All of this discussed, tune in!…
BoJack Horseman on Loneliness, Depression, and Self
Nov 14, 2018 • 25 min
Today's episode I analyze the Netflix show BoJack Horseman and the philosophy of it. Focussing on the show's commentary of loneliness, depression, and the self through the lens of the main character, BoJack Horseman. Tune in! Please subscribe, rate and…
Stoicism in Pop Culture and Politics
Nov 6, 2018 • 32 min
In today's episode, I analyze the recent and rising cultural movement of the Stoic school of thought. What's this mindset all about? Is Stocism helpful? What are the shortcomings of Stoicism? Who is embracing this type of thinking? Is this way of thanking…
Rick and Morty: Thinking like Rick
Oct 30, 2018 • 16 min
How does Rick think? How does Rick view the world? Should we think like Rick? What is First Principles thinking? Should we take things literally? The problem with following our minds assumptions. All of this discussed, tune in! Support the Podcast and…
Philosophy of Mission Impossible Fallout
Oct 19, 2018 • 16 min
In today's episode, we examine the philosophy of Tom Cruise's latest installment in the Mission Impossible series, Fallout. Should we kill one person to save many? Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access: https://www.patreon.com/thephilosophyguy Twitter:…
Philosophy of The Good Place
Oct 9, 2018 • 20 min
In today's episode, we analyze the philosophy of the NBC hit comedy The Good Place! Can we learn to be moral? How do we learn to be moral? Discussing the metaethics of The Good Place! Support the Podcast and Gain Full Access:…
Philosophy of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Oct 4, 2018 • 19 min
A philosophical analysis of the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Is their relationship healthy? Should you get your memories zapped to forget pain? Is there relationship predetermined? How does the Experience Machine relate to the film? What's the…
Philosophy of Handmaid’s Tale: Is it Anti-Religion?
Sep 14, 2018 • 17 min
Today's episode dives in the philosophy of the Hulu show Handmaid's Tale. This episode focuses on raising the question, is Handmaid's Tale anti-religion? Would society be better off without religion? Would lack of religion make these events less likely?…
Westworld: From William to the Man in Black
Aug 9, 2018 • 7 min
This is a Patreon bonus feed preview, enjoy! In this episode, I analyze the Man in Black's meaning of life or outlook on life. How he changed from young William to the Man in Black. What made him put down the white hat and put on the black? Is he living…
Philosophy of Westworld: Ford’s View of Consciousness
Jul 27, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, we dive deeper into Westworld's understanding of consciousness. Particularly focussing on Robert Ford's views on consciousness. Does Ford think consciousness exists? Is the self an illusion? Which philosophers share a similar perspective…
Philosophy of Westworld: Consciousness and Personhood P1
Jul 1, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, we cover the question of consciousness in Westworld. Do host have a different level of consciousness than humans? Do the host have to prove their consciousness or do humans have to prove the host don't? What are the moral implications of…
Philosophy of Westworld Introduction
Jun 20, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode I discuss the philosophical ideas, questions, and topics that will be covered in the upcoming series. Also some background on the process for choosing some of those topics. As I mentioned in the show, at the end of the Westworld series…