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Episode 111 – “Printer’s Devil”

How would someone who is bent on spreading evil use the newspaper publishing business to achieve its goal?  We don’t have to look far for answers to this question now, when traditional newspapers have been supplemented by new Internet-based publications, … Continue reading

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Episode 110 – “Miniature”

Philosophers attempt to make sense of the human condition, and doing that entails making sense of how humans typically function. This requires specifying what the functions are that humans carry out, and how the conditions in which they find themselves play a … Continue reading

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Episode 104 – “The Thirty Fathom Grave”

It is not uncommon for individuals who have  survived multi-casualty events, such as  wars, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, floods,  and other disasters, natural and human-induced, to struggle with their good fortune, in the midst of so much bad fortune. This phenomenon,  … Continue reading

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Episode 32 – “A Passage for a Trumpet”

Joey is a down-on-his-luck jazz trumpeter. He can’t get a gig because he is not dependable. He’s not dependable because he is an alcoholic. But addiction and jazz are intertwined. For Joey, booze fuels his flights of musical expression, in … Continue reading

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Episode 30 – “A Stop at Willoughby”

Can life be bad enough that death looks inviting? Or could death be good enough that life pales in comparison?  In “A Stop at Willoughby” we experience the confrontation with attraction of death from both the inside and the outside. … Continue reading

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