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December 30th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – An Interview With Donald R. Prothero

Donald Prothero

Welcome to the sixth episode of the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast, hosted by Kylie Sturgess. This episode is for December, 2013. Download episodes via iTunes at the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast.

Donald R. Prothero is a Professor of Geology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He earned M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in geological sciences from Columbia University in 1982, and a B.A. in geology and biology (highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Riverside. He is currently the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 28 books and over 250 scientific papers, including five leading geology textbooks and four trade books as well as edited symposium volumes and other technical works. He is on the editorial board of Skepticmagazine, and in the past has served as an associate or technical editor for GeologyPaleobiology and Journal of Paleontology.

For this episode, we discuss his new book, Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future, which looks at the battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, and the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science.

The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.

November 11th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – Interview With Maryam Namazie

The interview for November is with Maryam Namazie. Download episodes via iTunes at the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast.

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Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger, and the spokesperson for Fitnah - Movement for Women’s Liberation, and also the Equal Rights NowOne Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.

The official site for Fitnah: Movement for Women’s Liberation can be found at http://fitnahmovement.blogspot.co.uk, and is described as a protest movement demanding freedom, equality, and secularism and calling for an end to misogynist cultural, religious and moral laws and customs, compulsory veiling, sex apartheid, sex trafficking, and violence against women. It aims to remind the Islamic regime of Iran and Islamists everywhere that the women’s liberation movement is a source of fitnah for their rule alone.

Maryam works closely with Iran Solidarity, which she founded, and the International Committee against Stoning. She has spoken and written numerous articles on women’s rights issues, free expression, political Islam, and secularism and been interviewed by all the major international news outlets. She has co-authored Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights (One Law for All, June 2010) and Enemies Not Allies: The Far-Right (One Law for All, August 2011), and has an essay entitled ‘When the Hezbollah came to my School’ in 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (Wiley-Blackwell, October 2009) amongst others.

October 25th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – Massimo Pigliucci

The podcast for October is with Professor Massimo Pigliucci. Download episodes via iTunes at the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast.

Professor Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci is a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. He has written many books, including Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk and, most recently, Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life. Maarten Boudry is a postdoctoral fellow of the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research at Ghent University and wrote a dissertation on pseudoscience, Here Be Dragons: Exploring the Hinterland of Science. He blogs and podcasts at http://rationallyspeaking.blogspot.com.au.

During this interview, we discuss the newly released book Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem, by Massimo Pigliucci  and Maarten Boudry. What sets the practice of rigorously tested, sound science apart from pseudoscience? In this volume, the contributors seek to answer this question, known to philosophers of science as “the demarcation problem.”

The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.

September 11th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – A Talk By Dr Philip Nitschke

Dr Philip Nitschke

The talk for February is with Dr Philip Nitschke, recorded at the Embiggen Books store in Melbourne, on his book Damned If I Do – by Philip Nitschke with Peter Corris.

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Dr. Philip Nitschke is the founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International. Dr Philip Nitschke, PhD, MBBS, BSc (Hons) is the Founder and Director of Exit International. Born in 1947 in rural South Australia, Philip studied physics at the University of Adelaide, completing a PhD at Flinders University in laser physics in 1972. Rejecting a career in the sciences, Philip instead traveled to the Northern Territory to take up work with the Aboriginal land rights activist, Vincent Lingiari and the Gurindji at Wave Hill. After the hand-back of land by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, Philip became a NT Parks and Wildlife ranger. A serious accident to his foot saw Philip return to university, graduating from Sydney University Medical School in 1988.

In 1996, Philip became the first physician in the world to administer a legal, lethal voluntary injection under the short-lived Rights of the Terminally Ill Act of the Northern Territory in 1996. Four of Philip’s terminally ill patients used this law to end their suffering before the law was overturned in March 1997 by the Australian Parliament.

Philip Nitschke presented this reading and Q&A at at Embiggen Books on Tuesday, 10th September 2013. Thanks to Warren of Embiggen Books and to Dr Nitschke for allowing the talk to be recorded. You can follow Embiggen Books at https://twitter.com/embiggenbooks and Dr Nitschke at https://twitter.com/philipnitschke

The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.

August 8th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – Lecture By A.C Grayling On Truth, Realism and Non-Realism

This 365 Days of Philosophy Podcast episode is for August, 2013. This is a Professor AC Grayling lecture recorded a few years back at ChristChurch Grammar school, Perth, on the concepts of truth, realism and non-realism. Download episodes via iTunes at the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast.

AC Grayling 365

Professor Grayling has lectured in philosophy at St Anne’s College, Oxford, before taking up a post in 1991 at Birkbeck, University of London, where in 1998 he became reader in philosophy, and in 2005 professor.

He resigned from Birkbeck in June 2011 to found and become the first master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. He is a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He writes the Thinking Read column for the Barnes and Noble Review in New York, is the Editor of Online Review London, and a Contributing Editor of Prospect magazine.

Thanks again to Christ Church Grammar School and the Philosophy Department, for making this available. The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.

July 12th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – Interview With Sean Faircloth

The interview for July is with Sean Faircloth. Download episodes via iTunes at the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast.

Sean Faircloth

Sean Faircloth was hired as the Secular Coalition for America’s Executive Director in June of 2009 and served a decade in the Maine State Legislature. In his last term he was elected the Majority Whip by his colleagues and was an accomplished legislator, successfully spearheading over thirty pieces of legislation, particularly involving children’s issues and justice system reform.

Sean Faircloth is a strong advocate of the separation of church and state and has received many awards of recognition including the 2006 Legislator of the Year Award from the Maine People’s Alliance, the 2005 Excellence in Advocacy Award from the American Heart Association’s Northeast Affiliate.

In 2009 Sean became the executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, advocating for separation of church and state, and for greater acceptance of nontheistic viewpoints in American life. In September 2011 he became the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and was the opening speaker for Dawkins’ book tour.

His first book published by Pitchstone Press, Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All – and What We Can Do About It was released in February 2012.

June 30th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – An Interview With Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford

Welcome to the sixth episode of the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast, hosted by Kylie Sturgess. This episode is for June, 2013.

Russell Blackford is an Australian writer, philosopher, and literary critic, based in Newcastle, NSW. He is a Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Evolution and Technology. In 2012 he joined Free Inquiry as a regular op.ed. columnist.

His most recent books include  Freedom of Religion and the Secular State, which was released by Wiley-Blackwell in January 2012 and an edited collection, put together with Udo Schuklenk, 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (Wiley-Blackwell 2009). It contains fifty essays by prominent writers, philosophers, and journalists. Among other upcoming appearances, he’ll be speaking at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas in July 2013, and posts at Talking Philosophy and on his personal blog, The Hellfire Club. His official site can be found at www.russellblackford.com.

The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.

May 30th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – An Interview With Dr Leslie Cannold

Leslie Cannold

Welcome  to the fifth episode of the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast, hosted by Kylie Sturgess. This episode is for May, 2013.

Leslie Cannold, PhD, is an author, academic ethicist, columnist, activist, and high-profile Australian public intellectual.
A twice-published non-fiction author and novelist, Cannold is a familiar voice and face on radio and TV in Australia, discussing ethics, politics, and reproductive rights. In 2005 she was named one of Australia’s top twenty public intellectuals by The Age newspaper. In 2011 Cannold was awarded Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies.

The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.

April 19th – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – An Interview With Damon Young

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Welcome to the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast, hosted by Kylie Sturgess. This episode is for April, 2013.

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Damon Young is an Australian philosopher, author and commentator, and an Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, and Founding Faculty at Melbourne’s School of Life.

His latest book is Philosophy in the Garden and his first book was Distraction, published in Australia, the US and UK. His next book, for UK Pan Macmillan’s School of Life series, will be on intelligent exercise. He’s also also the editor, with Graham Priest, of Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness.

He blogs at http://damon-young.blogspot.com.au, and uses Twitter at https://twitter.com/damonayoung.

For this interview, we discuss influential philosophers, what advice he has for those starting an interest in the subject, what place Philosophy has in the modern world, particularly in relation to scientific progress.

The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.

March 23rd – 365 Days Of Philosophy Podcast – Lecture By A.C Grayling On Rights

AC Grayling 365

Welcome to the third episode of the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast, hosted by Kylie Sturgess. This episode is for March, 2013. This is a Professor AC Grayling lecture recorded a few years back at ChristChurch Grammar school, Perth, on the concept of rights.

Professor Grayling has lectured in philosophy at St Anne’s College, Oxford, before taking up a post in 1991 at Birkbeck, University of London, where in 1998 he became reader in philosophy, and in 2005 professor. He resigned from Birkbeck in June 2011 to found and become the first master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. He is a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He writes the Thinking Read column for the Barnes and Noble Review in New York, is the Editor of Online Review London, and a Contributing Editor of Prospect magazine.

Thanks again to Christ Church Grammar School and the Philosophy Department, for making this available. The music you heard is “Pale Blue Dot” and “Walking In Snow With Russians” by Ice Core Scientist, whose self-titled album is available on iTunes. You can find episodes and an RSS feed at www.365DaysofPhilosophy.com. You can also subscribe via iTunes, where you can help out the show by leaving positive comments and ratings. Thanks for listening.

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