Mike and Tony had some technical issues with the last podcast and weren’t satisfied with quality of the finished product. We had something wrong with the recording that left distracting pops and crackles throughout the discussion. We hope to re-record Episode IV soon. Since we get the chance of a do-over, we’ve decided to rethink our topics and change things up a bit.
To be honest, the throw-away episode came at a good time. Mike and I were unsure on how to proceed with our upcoming discussion(s) on Ethics. Since questions of morality will be inevitable in future episodes, we didn’t know how to offer up our own viewpoints without sounding like a sermon or a Dear Abby column. We played with the idea of picking a few contrasting philosophies to answer the ethical questions, but we came to the conclusion that it would be almost impossible to hide our own thoughts on these issues.
We finally concluded that the best course of action will be to lay out the ground work for our own views on Ethics so you know where we’re coming from, but we will leave plenty of room for the members of our audience to make their own decisions. We will also strive to offer up alternative viewpoints from contrasting philosophies (maybe a good cop/bad cop session?) to remind the audience that we’re not trying to become the Oracle at Delphi, or trying to promote our own philosophy. Rather, we want to show the key issues at stake and offer starting points for the listeners to come up with their own conclusions.
In another format change, Mike would like to introduce a philosopher or philosophy in each episode to force us to do some learning of our own while taking you along for the ride. For some reason, he wants to start with Kierkegaard. I wonder what he has up his sleeve? Time to study…
So far, here’s what’s on the docket for EpIV Redux, but this could certainly change.
- Housecleaning from Episode III: how could we have an Epistemology episode and not mention REASON?!
- Laying the groundwork for our discussion(s) on Ethics.
- Intro to Ethics
Thanks so much for your interest in our Podcast!