Episode #9: The Dragon (Introduction to Buddhism)

Summary

A simple introduction to Buddhism. If you would like to learn more about Buddhism, I recommend reading Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and The Dhammapada.  

This episode was written by Gregory Gravelle. The narration was a courtesy of Luchia Pike, the creator of the Two Takes Podcast. The background music from 4:13-6:04 was provided by Terron Tvrdy; he is the sole owner and distributor of this music. The background music from 6:05 to the end was provided by Brock Tanya; he is the sole owner and distributor of this music.  

For any questions, comments, or suggestions, email us at into.the.absurd.podcast@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook (@podcast.into.the.absurd), Instagram (into.the.absurd), Twitter (AbsurdInto), or Reddit (r/Into_the_Absurd). Thank you for listening! 

Sources:  1. The 8-Fold Path: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Eightfold-Path  2. John Ross Carter and Mahinda Palihawadana, The Dhammapada, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Episode #8: David Goodwin (Felony Disenfranchisement)

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David Goodwin is a philosophy student at the University of Idaho, who will be attending law school this upcoming Fall. We discussed felony disenfranchisement. 

The outro background music was a courtesy of Terron Tvrdy, a musician and good friend; he is the sole owner and distributor of this music.

For any questions, comments, or suggestions, email us at into.the.absurd.podcast@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook (@podcast.into.the.absurd), Instagram (into.the.absurd), Twitter (AbsurdInto), or Reddit (r/Into_the_Absurd). Thank you for listening!

Episode #7: Tyler Moye (Self-discipline, struggle, and travel)

Summary

Tyler Moye is an entrepreneur and avid traveler. We discussed the philosophy of self-discipline, the benefits of a gap year, social media, environmental philosophy, and the meaning enveloped in struggle. 

The outro background music was a courtesy of Terron Tvrdy, a musician and good friend; he is the sole owner and distributor of this music. Additionally, if you are interested in taking a gap year or want to learn more about gap years, go to Tyler’s website at: gaptheyear.com. 

For any questions, comments, or suggestions, email us at into.the.absurd.podcast@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook (@podcast.into.the.absurd), Instagram (into.the.absurd), Twitter (AbsurdInto), or Reddit (r/Into_the_Absurd). Thank you for listening! 

***CORRECTION: A Man’s Search for Meaning is by Viktor Frankl.

Episode #6: Jamal Lyksett (Buddhism, Taoism, and Nietzsche)

Summary

Jamal Lyksett, M.A., J.D, is a philosophy professor at the University of Idaho. He teaches Buddhism, Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Historical Figures of Philosophy. We discussed the ties between early Buddhism and Hinduism, Buddhist philosophy, Nietzsche, and the similarities between Buddhism and western existential thought. The outro background music was a courtesy of Brock Tanya–a music producer and good friend–he is the sole owner and distributor of this music. For any questions, comments, or suggestions, email us at into.the.absurd.podcast@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook (@podcast.into.the.absurd), Instagram (into.the.absurd), Twitter (AbsurdInto), or Reddit (r/Into_the_Absurd). Thank you for listening. 

Episode #5: Bryce Blankenship (Authenticity, Identity, and Environmental Philosophy)

Summary

Bryce Blankenship is a senior instructor in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at the University of Idaho. He is experienced in regards to existentialism, the philosophy of alcohol, personal identity, environmental ethics, and feminism. During this talk, we discuss environmental philosophy, authenticity in regards to Sartre, and the philosophy of alcohol. Bryce’s Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/mTa9mSXDM9o

Episode #4: The Yin and the Yang (Taoism Explanation)

Summary

A brief introduction to Taoism.  Background music: Terron Tvrdy. 

Information about the Yin Yang: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/27/comfort-reading-tao-te-ching-laozi#:~:text=Little%20can%20be%20said%20with,has%20been%20lost%20for%20ever 

Lao Tzu: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/laozi/ 

Taoism: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/daoism/#toc 

The Tao Te Ching, as read and translated by Wayne Dyer: https://youtu.be/73_Voet2fnc. You can find the transcript and audio file in the comments of the video.

Episode #3: Kevin Donahue (Mysticism and Lucid Dreaming)

Summary

Kevin Donahue is an avid lucid dreamer and mystic enthusiast. If you are interested in learning how to lucid dream, feel free to contact Kevin at kevindon9119@gmail.com. His ebook should come out within the next three months, at which point we will have a follow-up episode; the link will be posted in the description. 

Episode #1: An Absurd Introduction

Summary

We give a brief description of absurdism, and give a surface-level analysis of two works of Nietzsche and Camus. 

Sources: brilliant.org, scienceline.ucsb.edu, merriam-webster.com, The Portable Nietzsche (book, translated by Walter Kaufmann), and www2.hawaii.edu (Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus).

Into the Absurd (Trailer)

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