Episode #35: Mynaa Miesnowan (On Wearing Masks)

Summary

Mynaa Miesnowan returns to discuss authenticity, the will to power, and disguising one’s true self behind masks. Enjoy! 

Check out Mynaa’s amazing website, bezabezar.com, where you can read his original philosophical writings which cover everything from politics to finding meaning in the universe. 

Enjoy! 

Outro provided by the BROCK TANYA. 

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man Audiobook:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HduNUU3B8g0&list=PL0n6M8V_lHIua_QuXbbYfIIi-3-N4535m

Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man PDF:  https://bpi.edu/ourpages/auto/2010/5/11/36901472/Ralph%20Ellison%20-%20Invisible%20Man%20v3_0.pdf

Slayer’s song Disciple:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN8HgHoCuzI

Sturgil Simpson’s song Turtles All the Way Down:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XzDDRZo7CY

Tyler Childers’ song All Your’n:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrHd3nkCIz4

NWA’s Express Yourself:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY

Rand Paul rips wasteful government spending:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCCLOXzQrWY

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Episode #33: Mynaa Miesnowan (WILL TO POWER)

Summary

Mynaa Miesnowan is a modern philosopher whose main focus areas lie in Nietzsche’s works–especially Thus Spoke Zarathustra–and various branches of existential philosophy. He has also written extensively in regards to various philosophical ideas; you can view some of his incredible works at https://www.bezabezar.com/post/liberated-ruminations-timely-meditations-i 

Link for the The Epic of Mwindo: http://www.aaronshep.com/stories/057.html

Link for the video of Steven Sandison confessing to murdering a child molester in prison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YawI85U7QtA 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya. 

Enjoy!

DISCLAIMER: There are times where we briefly lost internet connection. 

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Episode #32: Bryce Blankenship, M.A. (The Absurdity of Existence)

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The man, the myth, the legend…BRYCE BLANKENSHIP has returned to the ITA podcast to give forth his wisdom unto me and you. WHAT IS THIS WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE? What does it mean to live? How do we face the fact that death is but inches away–that our lives hang with utmost fragility over the abyss of inexistence? I’m not sure…it seems, however, that Bryce has a couple ideas up his sleeves. Enjoy! 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya. 

Bryce’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYukClZsrW6IUW_NrOAIBIA/featured 

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Episode #31: Nihle Alexander (Nihilism and Existentialism)

Summary

Nihle is the host/creator of the Nihilist Enigma YouTube channel, where he explores nihilism, absurdism, and existentialism through the lens of beautifully written philosophical narratives. We discussed the common misperceptions of nihilism, coming to terms with death, and finding meaning and truth in an objectively meaningless and truth-less world. Enjoy! 

Outro kindly provided by Brock Tanya. 

NihilistEnigma: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE0TUXIUkoptAEXH4V4hUcA/featured 

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Episode #30: Martin Goodson (Buddhism and Overcoming Death)

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Martin Goodson is the host of The Zen Gateway YouTube channel, and he has been teaching Buddhism for over 20 years. We discussed Buddhism, overcoming death, and regaining connectivity to the universe. Enjoy! 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya. 

Martin’s website: https://www.thezengateway.com/

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Episode #29: Jamal Lyksett, M.A., J.D. (Nietzschean Epistemology)

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JAMAL IS BACK! Jamal Lyksett is a professor of philosophy at the University of Idaho, and he returns to ITA to explode unto the world his thoughts on Nietzsche VS Descartes and Nietzsche VS the Buddha. Enjoy! 

Intro and outro were generously provided by Nick Beck and Terron Tvrdy, respectively. 

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Episode #28: Royce Johnson (Buddhism, Education, and Dystopias)

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Royce Johnson is an English teacher at Coeur d’Alene High School. I had the blessing of being in his class my senior year, where I was introduced to Siddhartha, The Stranger, 1984, Brave New World, The Canterbury Tales, Candide, and various other enlightening, interesting, and beautifully written novels. We discussed Buddhism, Royce’s travels in the East, the subtle accuracies in Huxley’s predictions of the future, and how kids have changed. Enjoy! 

Intro and outro provided by Nick Beck and Terron Tvrdy, respectively. 

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Episode #27: K. Brad Wray, PhD (Epistemology of Science)

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Dr. Brad Wray is a philosophy professor at Aarhus University in Denmark! His main areas of expertise lie in the epistemological implications of scientific discoveries and social epistemology. He has also written a vast array of essays and even books including Resisting Scientific Realism and Kuhn’s Evolutionary Social Epistemology. We discussed the anti-realism/realism debate, the limits of human knowledge, “collective intentionality”, and the limits of unobservable phenomena in science. 

Intro and outro provided by Nick Beck and Terron Tvrdy, respectively. 

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Episode #26: Philip J. Walsh, PhD (Phenomenology, Eastern Thought, and Phil. of Tech)

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Dr. Philip J. Walsh is a philosophy professor at Fordham University. His main philosophical interests are eastern philosophy, phenomenology, and the philosophy of technology. His blog: thinkingtech.co Intro and outro provided by Nick Beck and Terron Tvrdy, respectively. 

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Episode #25: Greg Stoutenburg, PhD (Epistemology)

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Dr. Greg Stoutenburg is a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at the York College of Pennsylvania. We discussed luck, an epistemological explanation of luck, and epistemological internalism. Enjoy!   

The intro and outro were provided by Brock Tanya and Terron Tvrdy, respectively.

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