May Moppets

This month we're featuring episodes from the archives where John and Ken focus on big thinkers born in May: Niccolò Machiavelli (May 3, 1469), Søren Kierkeegaard and Karl Marx (May 5, 1813 and 1818 respectively), and John Stuart Mill (May 20, 1806). There's also a more recent episode where Josh and Ray question the checkered legacy of Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856), asking their Stanford colleague (and sometime co-host) Blakey Vermeule What Has Replaced Freud?  (On May 5, we're also re-broadcasting an episode in which John and Ken question The Legacy of Sigmund Freud with Paul Robinson, author of Freud and His Critics.) 


May Moppets

Episode Title Guest Related Content


Maurizio Viroli, Professor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University Machiavelli

Karl Marx

Jonathan Wolff, Professor of Philosophy, University College London


Lanier Anderson, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University Kierkegaard

What Has Replaced Freud?

Blakey Vermeule, Professor of English, Stanford University Replacing Freud

J.S. Mill and the Good Life

David Brink, Professor of Philosophy, UC San Diego JS Mill and the Good Life