Nadir is an Islamic apologist who argues that the Qur'an makes numerous accurate scientific predictions, and these "scientific miracles" support the credibility of the Qur'an in areas that cannot be verified. He further argues that there are no scientific errors in the Qur'an, and he believes this distinguishes it from other religious texts. Here is a link to Nadir's youtube channel for a more in depth look on his perspective: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm8ah67Ank7CD42CUF51hRw/featured
Glen Cotten and his wife Isik have been prominent members of the Baha'i Faith and community for over three decades. With a lifetime of pursuing the mission of justice and unity of humanity, Glen lives and breathes the principles of the Faith every day. We discuss Glen's upbringing, how it affected his look on the world, his time serving in Haifa at the Baha'i World Center, and how he met and married his wife.
Ian shares his experiences delving into the hypercompetitive (but surprisingly wholesome) world of speedsolving Rubik's cubes whilst writing book on the topic. Currently an English teacher, he also shares his perspectives on ways that teaching and testing can be improved. His book is called Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik's Cube Solving.
Caroline is a 32-year veteran nurse. In this episode, Bobby and Caroline talk about some of the highlights and lowlights of being a medical professional for over three decades, and what Caroline has learned from her experiences in the hospital.
Angela is a Duke philosophy grad student who argues that some species of animals (and theoretically even plants and bacteria) can be considered moral agents. We also explore methods for studying animal cognition, personhood, and the nature of our ethical obligations towards other animals.
Formerly a Sanders-supporting San Francisco liberal, John's views have shifted in favor of conservatism, Donald Trump, and traditional values. He shares his perspectives on gender roles, gay marriage, adoption, and abortion. He is a programmer and the leader of the local Jordan Peterson meetup group.
Songyao is a Duke Philosophy PhD student. She advocates for a Zhuangist perspective on a good life, which is characterized openness to different paths (daos) and the absence of strong emotional responses such as anger, sadness, and even certain forms of happiness.
Amanda is the host of the "Exploring Antinatalism" Podcast. She subscribes to the philosophy of Antinatalism as well as EFILism (Life backwards), both of which advocate for the end of all sentient life in the universe by ceasing to procreate.
Tim is a Duke Philosophy Ph.D Student. He is currently writing his dissertation on "Epicureanism and the Wrongness of Killing." He argues that killing may still be morally wrong, even if death may not be bad for you.