The latest episode of Why? Radio is now online.
“Living Authentically in an Inauthentic Age” with Gordon Marino is available here.
One in six Americans take psychiatric drugs, yet the country is becoming less happy. As a people, we are angry, suspicious, and alienated, but we are not the first generation to feel this way. The existentialists got there first. On this episode of Why? Radio, we look at this 19th and 20th century philosophical movement to consider what its adherents might have to say about Facebook, happiness, integrity, and, of course, authenticity. We consider the meaning of freedom, agency, success, and even boxing, to explore what it means to live full, honest lives in an age of social networks and materialism.
Gordon Marino is a Professor of Philosophy and curator of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf’s College in Minnesota. He is author and editor of several books, including, The Existentialist’s Survival Guide, How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age, which was just released a couple of weeks ago.
The next episode will feature “An Immigrant Defends America” with guest Jason D. Hill
Some suggest that the American dream is a lie and that the game is rigged against African-Americans, in particular. Jason D. Hill is going to challenge this skepticism, arguing that upwardly-mobile immigrants are all the proof one needs of the boundless American potential. Click here to pre-order his new book on Amazon.com
Also, discover the new philosophy podcast “Think Hard” with Danielle LaSusa and José Muñiz, as they interview Why? Radio host and IPPL Director Jack Russell Weinstein. Join the conversation as they explore Jack’s philosophy of philosophy in this episode generously titled “Our Patron Saint.” Click here to listen for free (and, if you want, subscribe).