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Before the big bang: Podcast 3

2011-08-23
Length: 11s

There are a number of philosophical questions that children ask: does space end? How do I know I'm not dreaming? And, what existed before the world was created? Rokeby lynch reflects on the last of these questions in a truly cosmic version of this week's listenings ingles. By examining twentieth century theories of the big bang and twenty first century theories of the multiverse, Rokeby Lynch finds himself facing a spiritual and religious dimension he never expected. If you've ever wondered what existed before the big bang, or if it's even a valid question to ask, you will find this podcast extremely rewarding.

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Contemporary Morality Podcast

2011-08-23
Length: 8s

These days it's virtually impossible in Spain to find a train carriage without someone putting their feet on the seat. Rokeby Lynch takes a look at contemporary morality by asking if it really matters. For Rokeby, this question is a microcosm of the lager moral choices faced by the individual in the twenty first century where more and more people seem to be moving towards a form of amorality. What should the moral man do in this situation? Or, as Rokeby puts the question in true street Philosophy style - if everyone else is being a cunt why don't I be a cunt too? In one of the most compelling episodes this series, you will find yourself facing the same moral debate and the link between small acts such as these and more serious lapses of morality such as looting and indiscriminate violence.

Este podcast esta en ingles.

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Walkman versus iPod: Podcast 1

2011-08-23
Length: 10s

Everybody takes it for granted that technology has radically improved our lives. While this is clearly true in the case of medicine or energy, do less important inventions such as the mobile telephone make any difference at all? Or, in fact, do they carry disadvantages that may not be immediately apparent (what Rokeby Lynch refers to as 'the technology sting.')? In this fascinating examination of consumer technology this podcast will force you to see the devices and machines we view as so terribly important, in a new way. Watch out... or you might open up that old box in your wardrobe and start looking for the walkman you stopped using in 1998.

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Before the big bang: Podcast 3

2011-08-23
Length: 11s

There are a number of philosophical questions that children ask: does space end? How do I know I'm not dreaming? And, what existed before the world was created? Rokeby lynch reflects on the last of these questions in a truly cosmic version of this week's listenings ingles. By examining twentieth century theories of the big bang and twenty first century theories of the multiverse, Rokeby Lynch finds himself facing a spiritual and religious dimension he never expected. If you've ever wondered what existed before the big bang, or if it's even a valid question to ask, you will find this podcast extremely rewarding.

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Contemporary Morality Podcast

2011-08-23
Length: 8s

These days it's virtually impossible in Spain to find a train carriage without someone putting their feet on the seat. Rokeby Lynch takes a look at contemporary morality by asking if it really matters. For Rokeby, this question is a microcosm of the lager moral choices faced by the individual in the twenty first century where more and more people seem to be moving towards a form of amorality. What should the moral man do in this situation? Or, as Rokeby puts the question in true street Philosophy style - if everyone else is being a cunt why don't I be a cunt too? In one of the most compelling episodes this series, you will find yourself facing the same moral debate and the link between small acts such as these and more serious lapses of morality such as looting and indiscriminate violence.

Este podcast esta en ingles.

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Walkman versus iPod: Podcast 1

2011-08-23
Length: 10s

Everybody takes it for granted that technology has radically improved our lives. While this is clearly true in the case of medicine or energy, do less important inventions such as the mobile telephone make any difference at all? Or, in fact, do they carry disadvantages that may not be immediately apparent (what Rokeby Lynch refers to as 'the technology sting.')? In this fascinating examination of consumer technology this podcast will force you to see the devices and machines we view as so terribly important, in a new way. Watch out... or you might open up that old box in your wardrobe and start looking for the walkman you stopped using in 1998.

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Jack Kerouak - On the road - Was it Any Good? (Beat the Beat generation)

2010-12-06
Length: 9s

The Truth is that Rokeby Lynch was supposed to deliever a long and learned talk on the merits or demerits of 'On the Road' and the 'Beat Generation.' After claiming to have only managed two and a half hours sleep the night before, he produced the following podcasts: a brief and strange hip-hop essay on 'On the road.'

In the end, though, it turned out kinda interesting from an academic perspective. "Basically, I said what I was gonna say in one essay in one paragraph. Maybe that's the way things should go." Whether or not it was 'dumbing down' or 'tightening up' is a debate we're still having.

 Artists quoted - llcool j - doin it,  Wiz Kalifa kush n orange juice, jay cole + electronica - reflection eternal

 

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Jack Kerouak - On the road - Was it Any Good? (Beat the Beat generation)

2010-12-06
Length: 9s

The Truth is that Rokeby Lynch was supposed to deliever a long and learned talk on the merits or demerits of 'On the Road' and the 'Beat Generation.' After claiming to have only managed two and a half hours sleep the night before, he produced the following podcasts: a brief and strange hip-hop essay on 'On the road.'

In the end, though, it turned out kinda interesting from an academic perspective. "Basically, I said what I was gonna say in one essay in one paragraph. Maybe that's the way things should go." Whether or not it was 'dumbing down' or 'tightening up' is a debate we're still having.

 Artists quoted - llcool j - doin it,  Wiz Kalifa kush n orange juice, jay cole + electronica - reflection eternal

 

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No father - No problem. Adoption and Reflections on a Fatherless Childhood

2010-10-31
Length: 11s

 

What's it like being adopted? Rokeby Lynch tells all - from the day he found out, to the day he met a father from another background and culture (he's from London, his father is from Arkansas.) For Rokeby, being adopted was no big deal - just as growing up without a father was no big deal “I never had one, and to be frank – I liked it that way.” Or so he thought. 

Based on his novel, The Whispering Inside, Rokeby begins a tale which is a familiar theme of his philosophical writings: a long, arduous and painful journey to learn what common wisdom has been saying for centuries. In this case, Rokeby's painful journey ended in a fairly obvious lesson about the human sub-concience: that, whatever the conscious voice in your mind says it wants, it is often far removed from what you really want. 

This fascinating narrative is deeply relevant in an age where young men everywhere grow up in single parent families or with an absent father. How do these children feel abut having no father? Does it matter? Rokeby gets our new series going with some very interesting questions. 

 

 

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No father - No problem. Adoption and Reflections on a Fatherless Childhood

2010-10-31
Length: 11s

 

What's it like being adopted? Rokeby Lynch tells all - from the day he found out, to the day he met a father from another background and culture (he's from London, his father is from Arkansas.) For Rokeby, being adopted was no big deal - just as growing up without a father was no big deal “I never had one, and to be frank – I liked it that way.” Or so he thought. 

Based on his novel, The Whispering Inside, Rokeby begins a tale which is a familiar theme of his philosophical writings: a long, arduous and painful journey to learn what common wisdom has been saying for centuries. In this case, Rokeby's painful journey ended in a fairly obvious lesson about the human sub-concience: that, whatever the conscious voice in your mind says it wants, it is often far removed from what you really want. 

This fascinating narrative is deeply relevant in an age where young men everywhere grow up in single parent families or with an absent father. How do these children feel abut having no father? Does it matter? Rokeby gets our new series going with some very interesting questions. 

 

 

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The Street Philosophy Podcast

Podcasts y audio en ingles. Please contact me on facebook.com/vocatic if you wanna make a coment. A Philosophical question: when you comin’ down off the crack n’ your only option to get more is to rob somebody, what is Spinoza’s Ethics gonna do for that sudden tweak of conscience. And if you a highrollin executive, but, somehow, life seems empty – is Kant’s Categorical Imperative gonna fill the gap? Since the death of Socrates, we’ve had to deal with a bunch of philosophers whose wisdom is about as relevant and comprehensible as the mumblings of a man… coming down off the crack. But that about to change. This series of philosophy podcasts from Vocatic, deal with life as you and I know it. Ghetto life… Hollywood life… Teheran life… Real life. Podcasts in this first series include The iphone luddite revival movement,, cocaine, fatherhood, Was Jack Kerouac Any good? Japanese porn and the end of the internet, Obesity, 13th century fear, and Puff Daddy's jewellery collection.

The Street Philosophy Podcast


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