Interviews and Guest Appearances
Interview on TMJ-4 News “Ask The Expert”: television interview hosted by Charles Benson and Shannon Sims, discussing what philosophy is, how it applies to our daily lives, the uses of critical thinking, and the Milwaukee SOPHIA event – you can watch here.
Interview on the Tom Richey Podcast: hosted by Tom Richey, discussing the current political climate, whether non-voting makes sense, issues with democracy, Aristotle and John Stuart Mill – you can listen here
Interview on James and the Giant Podcast: hosted by James Sullivan, discussing Stoic philosophy, whether Stoics are unemotional or disengaged from politics (they aren’t), why justice matters to justice, the state of current academic philosophy, and the prospects for philosophy as a way of life – you can listen here.
Interview on Money Savage podcast: hosted by George Grombacher, my second appearance, going a bit deeper into Stoic philosophy and practices and how they can help us deal with money matters through intentional living – you can listen here
Interview on the Exceeding Expectations podcast: hosted by Tony Winyard, discussing how I exceed the expectations and provide value to my clients, subscribers, and students, as well as how I got into the work I engage in – you can listen here
Guest Appearance on The Pretzel Podcast: hosted by Mitch Teich and Michelle Maternowski, bringing me in as an expert on metaphysics, essences, and language to help them with their “pretzel-stential crisis” about just what counts as a “pretzel” and what doesn’t – you can listen here.
Guest Appearance on RiverWest Radio’s Image For Hire show: hosted by the Skrauss, discussing the works and thought of Philip K. Dick. We get into topics of space and time, language and imagination, Gnosticism, alternate history, and more – you can listen here.
Interview on the Think Hard podcast: hosted by Danielle LaSusa and José Muñiz, discussing whether anger is ever a justified or appropriate response to a situation, when, how, and with whom we should be angry and anger’s role in political movements – you can listen here.
Interview on Money Savage podcast: hosted by George Grombacher, discussing how Stoic philosophy can inform our thoughts, feelings, and decisions about money. We delve into how to prioritize and order “indifferents”, and emotions that often get involved with money – you can listen here.
Interview on Common Sense Ethics site: hosted by Leah Goldrick, discussing which philosophy books can be best for beginners to read and why. We also talk about practical philosophy and the differences between academic philosophy and philosophy as a way of life – you can watch or listen here.
Interview on KJZZ’s The Show radio show: Arizona Public Radio interview hosted by Steve Goldstein, discussing what modern Stoicism is, its roots in ancient Stoic philosophy, some general concepts and practices, and why so many people are interested in Stoicism at present – you can listen here
Interview on My Own Worst Enemy podcast: hosted by Danny Whittaker, two full hours discussing what resources and perspectives philosophy contributes to understanding and managing anger, whether anger can be productive, how anger can get directed inward, and different ways anger manifests itself – you can listen here
Interview on The Practical Stoic podcast: hosted by Simon Drew, discussing uses of Stoic philosophy and practices, what got me into studying and applying Stoicism, how and whether Stoicism can be defined, and what philosophical practice involves – you can listen here
Interview on Stoic Solutions podcast: hosted by Justin Vacula, discussing what “in accordance with nature” means within classic and contemporary Stoicism. This leads us into all sorts of other topics connected with Stoicism as well – you can watch or listen here
Guest Appearance on Riverwest Radio’s Image For Hire show: a full hour as a guest on the Skrauss’ radio show, discussing topics ranging from speculative fiction, Philip Dick, Michael Moorcock, philosophy as experiential and experimental, Stoicism, Roman history and politics, Seneca, Cicero, and the internet – you can listen here
Guest Appearance on Creative on Purpose channel: hosted by Scott Perry, a roundtable discussion on Stoicism, the music business, critical thinking, and whether creativity is a virtue or not featuring myself and Scott Tarulli – you can watch or listen here
Interview on Benjamin A Boyce channel: hosted by Benjamin Boyce, a discussion ranging over the current state of academia, American politics, practical philosophy, prospects for philosophy in the public sphere, and bits of my backstory – you can watch or listen here
Interview on the Axiological Atheist channel: hosted by Damien AtHope, discussing the nature of practical philosophy, what is required to make philosophical concepts understandable and applicable for general audiences, and how philosophy can help us to clarify our values – you can watch or listen here
Guest Appearance on The Death Hangout podcast: hosted by Olivier Lavor and Keith Clarke, discussing what the notion of legacy means to people, death and the soul, Stoic views on legacy and life, Martin Heidegger and “being towards death”, and the range of emotional attitudes towards death – you can listen here
Interview with Zero Books Podcast: hosted by Doug Lain, discussing my backstory, the Half Hour Hegel project, doing philosophy on YouTube, some Marx, some Nietzsche, modern Stoicism, and the notion of eclecticism in philosophy – you can listen here
Guest Appearance on Riverwest Radio’s Image For Hire show: hosted by The Skrauss on Riverwest Radio, discussing my work as a “freelance philosopher”, Plato’s allegory of the cave, what philosophical counseling does, what virtue ethics and images have to do with each other, and even some H.P. Lovecraft – you can listen here
Interview with the Paul Kovalski Podcast: hosted by Paul Kovalski, discussing the transition from being a traditional academic to a practical philosopher and entrepreneur, lessons I’ve learned, fears and obstacles entrepreneurs encounter, and how Stoic philosophy and other virtue ethics can be useful – you can listen here
Guest Appearance on the Panpsycast: hosted by Jack Symes and Olly Marley, discussing Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy, key themes of his works, the death of God and transvaluation of values, and his relevance for the present – you can listen to the first part here and the second part here
Guest Appearance on The Stoic Creative channel: hosted by Scott Perry, a roundtable discussion on Stoicism and creativity, featuring myself, Chris Gill, Debbie Joffe-Ellis, and others – you can watch or listen here
Interview with The Stoic Body podcast: hosted by Philip Ghezelbash, discussing Stoic philosophy as applied to health, veering off into discussion of food, animal rights, and fasting – you can watch or listen here
Interview with Stoic Mettle podcast: hosted by Scott Hebert, discussing Stoicon and Stoic Week, the growth of modern Stoicism, prospects for Stoic philosophy in the present – you can listen here.
Interview with Philosophy Bakes Bread podcast: hosted by Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio, discussing engaging in philosophy on YouTube, how I transitioned from a traditional academic to a practical philosopher, the work I do with my company, ReasonIO, and even some Hegel – you can listen here.
Philosophy Bakes Bread breadcrumb interview: we talk about Modern Stoicism, Stoicism Today, and a few other Stoicism-related topics – and you can listen here.
Interview with Tom Richey podcast: hosted by Tom Richey, discussing the recent controversy about statues of confederate military officers, history and racism, Trump’s “many side” remark, from a Stoic perspective – you can listen here
Interview with Death Hangout podcast: hosted by Olivier Lavor and Keith Clarke, discussing what Stoic philosophy has to tell us about our own death and the deaths of others we care about, how death can be a life-coach, and living as full lives as are possible and prudent – you can watch or listen here
Interview with The Daily Stoic site: my work on YouTube, what putting philosophy into practice means, Stoicism’s implications for leadership and entrepreneurship, dealing with anger using Stoicism, hosted by Ryan Holiday – read here
Interview with Think Like a Thought Leader podcast: philosophy as what I’m passionate about, how I got started in public philosophy, and a challenge for all the listeners – listen here
Interview with The Stoic Solutions podcast: Stoicism and anger, how we can better understand and productively deal with that emotion, hosted by Justin Vacula – listen here
Interview with Stoic Mettle podcast: practicing Stoicism in concrete situations, the dichotomy of control, applications to a number of examples, hosted by Scott Hebert – listen here
Interview with Painted Porch proadcast: Stoicism, understanding and applying the dichotomy of control, and how it helps with creativity and craft, hosted by Scott Perry – watch or listen here
Interview with Better Than Food podcast : the three books that changed my life (Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Epictetus’ Discourses, hosted by Clifford Lee Sargent – watch here
Interview with Scott Tarulli: Aristotle’s Rhetoric, the music business, relationships, and music education, an open and enjoyable conversation with Scott Taruli – watch here
Interview with Life After Pain podcast: Stoic philosophy and practices applicable to dealing with chronic pain and its challenges, hosted by Naomi Kuttner – listen here
Interview with Modern Stoicism website: Stoic philosophy, my work, how I got into Stoicism, and prospects for contemporary Stoicism – read here
Guest Appearance on National Public Radio’s To The Best of Our Knowledge show: Jean-Paul Sartre’s conception of Hell as other people – listen here
Guest Appearance on Noetic site: Jean-Paul Sartre’s “The Flies”, France under Nazi occupation, remorse and human freedom – watch here
Guest Appearance on the Partially Examined Life Aftershow podcast: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy, the Dionysian, Apollonian, and Socratic – listen here
Interview with Suki’s Diner radio show: Aristotle and the eight basic tastes or flavors, the history of flavor, philosophy and the culinary world – listen here
Interview with the Scholarpreneur podcast: how to be a crowdfunded scholar, building a strong channel on YouTube, crowdfunding platforms, best practices – listen here
Interview with Groundwork For The Metaphysics of MGTOW channel: friendship, being a good friend, obligations in friendships, how and when to end a friendships – watch here
Interview with the Punk Rock Philosopher podcast: Jean Hyppolite’s commentary on G.W.F. Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, French study of Hegel, and the interwar period – listen here
Interview with the Scholarpreneur podcast: conquering YouTube with philosophy lectures, the story of my transition from academia to public philosophy – listen here
Guest Appearance on Theology Matters show the 1930s French debates about Christian philosophy, the key issues, thinkers, and positions – listen here
Guest Appearance on Insight Radio podcast: Hegel and (mis)Education in America – listen here
Interview with Groundwork For The Metaphysics of MGTOW channel: the nature of anger, dealing with “red pill rage”, resources in Aristotelian and Stoic philosophy for managing anger – watch here
Interview with the Punk Rock Philosopher podcast: Alexandre Kojeve, G.W.F. Hegel, understanding Hegel’s philosophy, and digressions about food and cooking – listen here
Guest Appearance on Theology Matters show: Saint Augustine of Hippo on truth and lying, whether lying can be good or not, what counts as a lie – listen here
Guest Appearance on Insight Radio podcast Anger with Aristotle, how Aristotle understands anger, what to do about anger in our own society – listen here