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Censorship, Discrimination and More – Podcasts for June 12

Each week I present a round-up of the podcasts I listen to. These podcasts are all centered around the theme of looking at current events through the lens of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. The goal is not to provide all the information they talk about, but rather to highlight the things I found interesting in the hope that it will intrigue others to take a listen.

In this week’s edition:

Leonard Peikoff Podcast: Episode 409

In this episode of Dr. Peikoff’s podcast, he presents the first part of his answer to the read more


Economic Illiteracy, What’s Wrong with America and More – Podcasts for May 9

Each week I present a round-up of the podcasts I listen to. These podcasts are all centered around the theme of looking at current events through the lens of Ayn Rand’s philosophy. This week, there are two shows with Yaron Brook and Leonard Peikoff answers philosophical questions. Amy Peikoff also had a podcast this week, but I simply didn’t have the time to listen. Hopefully, I will include it in next week’s round-up.

Peikoff.com Podcast – Episode 407

1914 Webster's Dictionary

My 1914 Webster’s New International Dictionary

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Minimum Wage, Panama Papers, Selfishness and More – Podcasts Roundup April 10

Weekly podcastsAs I was preparing to write this week’s roundup, I realized another benefit for me in doing them. In taking notes on the key issues being discussed in each of the podcasts, I am more able to make connections and integrate what the hosts are talking about into what I already know. This integration is something we all should try to do more of, and is at times difficult. (I found I can embed the Blogtalkradio shows, so I have done that as well as link to them in the headings.)


Michelangelo's The Dying Slave

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Podcasts and More for March 13


Better late than never….

I really like the change in my posting schedule for my podcast, and more, round up. I feel like I have more time to ponder each of the podcasts I listen to and even listen to them again to sort of distill down what information was presented and my opinion on it. We’ll see how it goes.


Don’t Let it Go … Unheard (You can find read more

Podcasts and More for February 23

Weekly podcastsThis week’s podcasts cover a wide range of topics from should people be forced to govern, the true nature of Christmas, ISIS, vaccinations and much more.


Don’t Let it Go … Unheard: Comparing the Language of Creators and Destroyers – As Amy Peikoff described it at the start, the integrating idea for this week’s show is the choice of language read more

[Video] Introduction to Objectivism by Leonard Peikoff

In this short video, approximately 45 minutes of introductory lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A, Leonard Peikoff provides a great, if brief, introduction to the fundamentals of Objectivism. He discusses the 5 branches of philosophy – metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics and esthetics – and how they form an integrated whole.

Dr. Peikoff presents a more complete discussion of Objectivism in a 32 hour lecture series, which can be found on the read more

Podcasts and More for February 9

Weekly podcastsHere is the latest roundup of the podcasts I try to listen to each week. I am pretty excited this week as one of the shows, Philosophy in Action, answered a question I submitted.

Last Week’s Podcasts and Shows:

Philosophy in Action – Each week Dr. Diana Hsieh and Greg Perkins apply rational principles to questions submitted by their listeners. Most weeks the answers are quite lengthy and in-depth. This weeks questions included:

  • Are egoism and altruism mutually exclusive? This was a very interesting question that went into the difference between what the terms egoism and altruism actually mean, they define who is the proper beneficiary of your actions, and the muddled way in which most people understand them, e.g. that egoism involves predation.
  • Is it immoral or unwise to accept a better job soon after starting a different one? I thought this one was a good application of the virtue of honesty which in brief says you should not seek to gain a value by faking reality. In this case, it is not moral to obtain a job by saying you will stay for 3 years when you have no intention of doing so.
  • Is it moral to advocate for the boycott of businesses?  This is a question I submitted to the queue. They broke it down into three parts: 1) rights and morality, 2) does a boycott violate the rights of a business, and 3) is calling for a boycott immoral. Having it broken down step by step in this way helped clarify my own thinking, which was the point of my asking the question. I liked Paul Hsieh’s comment in the chat during the show about film reviewers.

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Podcasts and More for January 26

Weekly podcastsThree weeks in a row being able to find time to listen to these podcasts. I find them very helpful in thinking about how the principles of Objectivism can be applied to everyday situations ranging, as seen this week, between sex and office parties.

Peikoff.com Episode 357 – This week Dr. Peikoff posted a 30 minute segment from a talk he gave about 30 years ago in which he answered questions dealing with sex and relationships. In this segment he answers questions about:

  • the difference between “faking it” and fantasy
  • friendship vs. love
  • being in love with multiple people
  • and more

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Podcasts and More for January 19

Weekly podcastsThere was another great batch of podcasts this week that are well worth listening to. This week’s podcasts cover topics from marriage without love, to advice for Japan (any country actually) to help solve economic problems, to what the new Republican congress should do first and why.

Podcasts (and more) for January 12

Weekly podcastsWell, two weeks in a row that I have been able to listen to what had been my regular podcasts. That is a good start for the new year that hopefully I can maintain. Lots of great things to listen to this week covering topics from historical novels, free speech, how we think to plays as great literature and more.

Peikoff.com Episode 355

Dr. Leonard Peikoff answers questions on:

  • historical novels
  • dealing with a friend who has been validly accused of pre-meditated murder
  • which is most important, work or sex?
  • confusion about love
  • if rights are based on reason, if animals are shown to have reason, would they also have rights?

Philosophy in Action

Dr. Diana Hsieh and Greg Perkins answer questions applying rational principles to problems of everyday life. While they have not posted the read more