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No Narrow Thing is the podcast that gets philosophical about everything. Join a philosopher and a not-a-philosopher-but-still-curious-person in conversation as we explore the compelling questions, big and small.

Latest Episodes

#29 Take Five: Flat Earth, BS Jobs, and Performative Cruelty

Dustyn and Whitney examine 5 topics, rapid-fire. Topics include: "bs" jobs, political soccer players, the performative cruelty of separating families, Daria's return, and flat earth theory. For our sources and more, visit NoNarrowThing.com

67 MIN2018 JUN 27
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#29 Take Five: Flat Earth, BS Jobs, and Performative Cruelty

#28 The Experience Machine

Dustyn and Whitney explore the classic thought experiment, the Experience Machine! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

33 MIN2018 JUN 13
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#28 The Experience Machine

#27 Enlightenment Now with David Prestin

David Prestin (nextcallings.com)joins Dustyn and Whitney to dive into Steven Pinker's new bookEnlightenment Now - The Case for Reason, Science, and Progress. Is the world in a better state than it seems? If so, why does it feel so bad? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

58 MIN2018 MAY 30
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#27 Enlightenment Now with David Prestin

#26 #NewsMatters

Accurate, timely, localized and international - knowledge and facts are important, and ideally brought to us via journalistic entities and institutions. Given the value of journalism and news media to our lives and our society, is there an ethical obligation that falls on us to support them in return? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

55 MIN2018 MAY 16
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#26 #NewsMatters

#25 Factory Farms: A Confluence of Oppression with Christine Ball-Blakely

Most people know that factory farms are unpleasant places. However, many don't realize the impact of factory farms on the people who live near them, including the degradation of the water, air, and even property values in nearby communities. Christine Ball-Blakely, lawyer and animal rights advocate, joins Dustyn and Whitney to talk about factory farms and their disproportionate impact on communities of color. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

72 MIN2018 MAY 2
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#25 Factory Farms: A Confluence of Oppression with Christine Ball-Blakely

#24 Take Five II

Dustyn and Whitney examine five topics from the internet, some of which are hot takes...hence Take Five. It's a bad name and they know it. Topics include: aliens, Ted Nugent, and celebrities-as-politicians. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

54 MIN2018 APR 18
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#24 Take Five II

#23 A Tech Utopia?

Will technology, and our tech leaders, bring about utopia? Or are their promises just another marketing gimmick? Can we trust the richest of the rich to look out for the rest of us? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

65 MIN2018 APR 4
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#23 A Tech Utopia?

#22 A Moral Document

"Budgets are moral documents," policymakers say. What does this mean? Should we evaluate our governmental, and personal, budgets ethically? Does the way we spend money reveal our true ethical commitments? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

65 MIN2018 MAR 28
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#22 A Moral Document

#21 Wolverine Gets Old: "Logan," Aging, and Heroism

What's it like when someone with superpowers begins to age? What does it say about our own views on aging and mortality? We explore these questions, as well as the connection between heroism and the body. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

69 MIN2018 MAR 21
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#21 Wolverine Gets Old: "Logan," Aging, and Heroism

#20 "The Push," Manipulation, and Murder

Netflix's new addition, "The Push" forces a difficult question: can you push an otherwise normal person to the point of killing someone? Dustyn and Whitney explore the philosophical questions around complying to authority, resisting the crowd, and how well we know ourselves. Fair warning: spoilers abound! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

49 MIN2018 MAR 14
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#20 "The Push," Manipulation, and Murder

Latest Episodes

#29 Take Five: Flat Earth, BS Jobs, and Performative Cruelty

Dustyn and Whitney examine 5 topics, rapid-fire. Topics include: "bs" jobs, political soccer players, the performative cruelty of separating families, Daria's return, and flat earth theory. For our sources and more, visit NoNarrowThing.com

67 MIN2018 JUN 27
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#29 Take Five: Flat Earth, BS Jobs, and Performative Cruelty

#28 The Experience Machine

Dustyn and Whitney explore the classic thought experiment, the Experience Machine! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

33 MIN2018 JUN 13
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#28 The Experience Machine

#27 Enlightenment Now with David Prestin

David Prestin (nextcallings.com)joins Dustyn and Whitney to dive into Steven Pinker's new bookEnlightenment Now - The Case for Reason, Science, and Progress. Is the world in a better state than it seems? If so, why does it feel so bad? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

58 MIN2018 MAY 30
Comments
#27 Enlightenment Now with David Prestin

#26 #NewsMatters

Accurate, timely, localized and international - knowledge and facts are important, and ideally brought to us via journalistic entities and institutions. Given the value of journalism and news media to our lives and our society, is there an ethical obligation that falls on us to support them in return? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

55 MIN2018 MAY 16
Comments
#26 #NewsMatters

#25 Factory Farms: A Confluence of Oppression with Christine Ball-Blakely

Most people know that factory farms are unpleasant places. However, many don't realize the impact of factory farms on the people who live near them, including the degradation of the water, air, and even property values in nearby communities. Christine Ball-Blakely, lawyer and animal rights advocate, joins Dustyn and Whitney to talk about factory farms and their disproportionate impact on communities of color. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

72 MIN2018 MAY 2
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#25 Factory Farms: A Confluence of Oppression with Christine Ball-Blakely

#24 Take Five II

Dustyn and Whitney examine five topics from the internet, some of which are hot takes...hence Take Five. It's a bad name and they know it. Topics include: aliens, Ted Nugent, and celebrities-as-politicians. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

54 MIN2018 APR 18
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#24 Take Five II

#23 A Tech Utopia?

Will technology, and our tech leaders, bring about utopia? Or are their promises just another marketing gimmick? Can we trust the richest of the rich to look out for the rest of us? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

65 MIN2018 APR 4
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#23 A Tech Utopia?

#22 A Moral Document

"Budgets are moral documents," policymakers say. What does this mean? Should we evaluate our governmental, and personal, budgets ethically? Does the way we spend money reveal our true ethical commitments? For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

65 MIN2018 MAR 28
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#22 A Moral Document

#21 Wolverine Gets Old: "Logan," Aging, and Heroism

What's it like when someone with superpowers begins to age? What does it say about our own views on aging and mortality? We explore these questions, as well as the connection between heroism and the body. For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

69 MIN2018 MAR 21
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#21 Wolverine Gets Old: "Logan," Aging, and Heroism

#20 "The Push," Manipulation, and Murder

Netflix's new addition, "The Push" forces a difficult question: can you push an otherwise normal person to the point of killing someone? Dustyn and Whitney explore the philosophical questions around complying to authority, resisting the crowd, and how well we know ourselves. Fair warning: spoilers abound! For our sources, visit NoNarrowThing.com

49 MIN2018 MAR 14
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#20 "The Push," Manipulation, and Murder
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