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Contemplation in Action

Contemplation in Action

By Ken
Life Artist (Philosopher) Ken Stuczynski shares and explores topics of all kinds with other people, covering reasoning skills, metaphysics, political civility, and anything else expected and unexpected.

"What is the value of introspection if it doesn't make us better people in words and deeds? What is the point of philosophy if we cannot or do not apply it to practical matters? We cannot improve our social and political discourse and outcomes unless we improve ourselves — our thinking skills, our tolerance for other views, even our imagination. So let's do that. Let's make it a thing."
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Episode 2: The Skill of Civility
The lack of civility is a common if not pressing concern today. Ken talks with John Schunak about the ways in which we are civil or uncivil and how we are taught civility. They explore how politics influences civility and how civility can influence our ability to responsibly communicate and participate in the public realm. Content-related links for this episode: Some White Guy's Book (https://www.amazon.com/Some-White-Guys-Book-Stuczynski/dp/1949818098) White Trash (https://www.amazon.com/White-Trash-400-Year-History-America/dp/0143129678) Emotional intelligence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_intelligence)
33:06
September 6, 2021
Episode 1: The Bee Side (Part 1 of 2)
The Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) has been a part of human culture throughout history. Ken has a discussion with David Newman, his beekeeping mentor and president of the Western New York Honey Producers Association (http://WNYHPA.Org). Touching on history, science, technology, and environment, practices are contrasted with nature and research. Cracking their body language, the hive as an organism, and collective intelligence are also explored. Content-related links for this episode: Making Krupnik (Polish honey cordial) (https://newmiesbees.blogspot.com/2020/04/learning-to-make-krupnik-honey-cordial.html) Flow Hive (https://www.honeyflow.com/) François Huber (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Huber) The Waggle Dance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waggle_dance)
25:60
August 10, 2021
Episode 0: What and Why
Life Artist (Philosopher) Ken Stuczynski talking with Paul Chernogorec about why he is doing a podcast and what to expect. Content-related links for this episode: Hannah Arendt, Vita Activa & Vita Contemplitiva; "Some White Guy's Book"; "HeresRicky" on Fivver (voiceover intro)
26:48
July 30, 2021