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Hi-Phi Nation is a podcast that describes itself as, "a show about philosophy that turns ideas into stories." The podcast is hosted by Barry Lam, a philosophy professor at Vassar College. Launched in January 2017, this podcast is now in its second season, with 13 episodes available as of this write-up. In each 30-60 minute episode, Lam explores a different philosophical question or idea, often with a number of guest experts. In one recent episode, The Bottom of the Curve, Lam explores the commonality of the mid-life crisis and the factors that contribute to happiness and unhappiness at different stages of life. In another episode, The Ashes of Truth, Lam discusses a 1971 encounter between documentary filmmaker Errol Morris (who is interviewed in the episode) and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, author of the 1965 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. At the heart of the conflict between Morris and Kuhn were questions about the nature of truth. Each episode of this podcast is accompanied by suggested resources for those interested in exploring topics further. Lam plans to release new episodes at least once a month in 2018, so stay tuned. Fans of this podcast can subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Google Play.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-01-19
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0119

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