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27 February 2006

We at   Philosophy Talk are proud to have offered something uniquely valuable  to the radio world over the past two and a half years.  It's been an incredible adventure.   When we started,  many people in radio took our ideas with a very large grain of salt.  "Philosophy on the Radio?"  they asked incredulously.   "Two academics as co-hosts?   A stream of professional thinkers, rather than journalists or politicians or entertainers as your guests?"   "It will never work!"  "No one will ever listen!"

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Monday, March 6, 2006 -- 4:00 PM

Dear Fellow Hitch Hikers to the Universe, I think

Dear Fellow Hitch Hikers to the Universe, I think a better example than going off to be a rock star smoking marijuana, it would be going off to be a philosopher smoking the "herbal enlightener" - how else could one come up with words like "facticity" or get to the space where you think you actually can "reconstitute yourself?"
Clearly we are a mass of electrons and subparticles that organize through a series of orgasmic explosions (from the big bang of the cosmos to the coupling of the earthly organisms).
But I agree with Satre in the following way--- it is up to yourself to figure out how to "mess with the psyche" of the planet while you are traveling in it for a short time ...before you reabsorb into the energy/minerals for the next big bang. The trip is so relatively short, you have no one but yourself to blame -- if you leave it up to father figures to tell you what to do. (This is assuming that you are born into a life that meets the minimal Brechtian test - Food first and morals follow on).
To that end, I always loved Nabakov's question, for some reason we seem to be scared of where we may be going after we are dead. But we never ask where were we before we were born?
Good show, Michael endicott San Francisco, Ca

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 -- 4:00 PM

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