The New Golden Age of Television

Sunday, September 30, 2018

What is it

They called it a “vast wasteland” in the 1960s, but TV is very different today. Freedom from the broadcast schedule means TV makers can create longer, more complex, more philosophical stories, while binge-watching and on-demand viewing have changed the way we see those stories. Josh and Ken talk to philosophers and others about television's new golden age.

  • Alexander Nehemas on serious watching
  • Katherine Tullmann on Game of Thrones
  • Jorah Dannenberg on Westworld
  • Pamela Hieronymi on The Good Place (for which she worked as a philosophical consultant!)

Plus suggestions from listeners like you.

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Alexander Nehamas, Princeton University


Katherine Tullmann, Northern Arizona University


Jorah Dannenberg, Stanford University


Pamela Hieronymi, UCLA

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