The Examined Sports

Summer is in full swing, and since academics like to cram all kinds of projects into quarters when they're not teaching, we're very busy preparing new episodes, including The Athlete as Philosopher with professor and author Heather Reid. With athletics in mind, we thought you might enjoy free access to our past sports-related episodes for leisure-time listening. These shows discuss questions such as: Why should ethics be important in sports? Does athletic beauty exist and is it different from artistic beauty? Are the passions we have for our favorite sports teams irrational? And does commercialization undermine the values inherent in sport? Since the new program airs August 26th, you have plenty of time beforehand to listen, think about these questions, and, y'know, get in the game. Also be sure to check out Ken's new article, "The Truly Beautiful Game," extolling the virtues and beauty of baseball!