As a philosopher by profession, I can't get over how wonderful audio is as a medium to uncover hidden assumptions behind the most common aspects of American life. These assumptions are so pervasive they seem natural and yet so pernicious that when we start questioning them, everything about them unravels. This is a playlist about unraveling those hidden assumptions.
Barry Lam is the creator of Hi-Phi Nation, a sound and story-driven show about philosophy, weaving philosophy with narrative storytelling, investigative journalism, and soundtracking.
219- Unpleasant Design
Objects in our public spaces reveal that humanity is a pest.
The Wishes of the Dead
We the living grant the dead enormous power over our lives, at a cost to ourselves.
My Little Hundred Million
One assumption of higher education in America is that there’s nothing more generous than donating enormous amounts of money to the rich.
Why would a small Christian act of goodwill be interpreted by Christians as hostile?
How Race Was Made (Seeing White, Part 2)
The idea that skin color is the proper way to divide human groups has no roots in nature.