That's BS

A discussion podcast about topics in philosophy, politics, and science. Hosted by Jordan and usually three other B.S.'s.

About the show

That's BS is a long-form discussion podcast where I (and usually three friends) cover topics in philosophy, politics, and science. Many episodes will review and discuss a philosophy essay, science article, or political video. When possible, I try to get a guest. This isn't a very formal podcast, but we try to keep the conversations high-level in nature and sprinkle in humor where inappropriate. ALSO, we have a YouTube channel where we post shorter videos as well as the video analogs of all podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1RiH1j-M6C59z1upPXkWw

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Episodes

  • #74 - Libertarianism Pt. 3: Abolish the EPA?

    February 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    abolish, ceo, constitution, economics, environment, epa, itunes:74, itunes:libertarianism, libertarian, libertarianism, liberty, part 3, politcs, pollution, that's bs, thats bs, tort law, trump

    In this episode, Teddy backs down (apparently?) his stance on abolishing the EPA....

  • #73 - 2/22/2020

    February 22nd, 2020  |  49 mins 21 secs
    2020, bloomberg, debate, democrat, determinism, election, free will, itunes:02/22/2020, itunes:73, metaphysics, quantum, randomness, sanders, that's bs, thats bs, trump

    In this episode, Giffin, Brian, Teddy, and I talk about quantum metaphysics, the democratic debates, and more.

  • #72 - ISideWith.com Quiz 2020 Candidates

    February 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    2020 election, candidate, economics, environment, i side with, itunes:72, itunes:isidewith, politics, president, quiz, sanders, socialism, that's bs, thats bs, trump, warren

    In this episode, Teddy, Brian, and I took and discuss the ISideWith quiz for the 2020 presidential candidates.

  • #71 - 12 Angry Men: Jury Duty Morals

    February 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    12 angry men, analysis, burden of proof, evidence, itunes:12 angry men, itunes:71, jury, justice, men, morality, movie, plot, prejudice, racism, religion, review, that's bs, thats bs, twelve

    In this episode, We discuss the all time great movie, 12 Angry Men, and how it can shed light on racism, thinking poorly, stereotypical archetypes, and more.

  • #70 - Libertarian Philosophy

    February 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 48 mins
    adam smith, economics, emails, environment, freedom, game theory, government, hobbes, itunes:70, itunes:libertarian philosophy, libertarian, liberty, locke, nsa, philosophy, power, rights, spying, state, surveillance, that's bs, thats bs

    We take a look at the philosophical underbelly of Libertarianism - does it make any sense? Is it a reductio ad absurdum? Or will it save the good hardworking folks of the U S of A?

  • #69 - Libertarian Game Theory: Will a CEO Pollute?

    January 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
    ceo, company, corporations, corruption, economics, environment, game theory, government, itunes: libertarian game theory, itunes:69, libertarian, libertarianism, pollution, private, that's bs, thats bs

    In this episode, We discuss the economic game theory of Libertrianism... will a CEO pollute? Can a market adjust its own values? AIs a centralized force a scurge on the rights of man? Tune in to hear us argue about it.

  • #68 - Rope: Alfred Hitchcock Takes on Nietzsche

    January 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 31 mins
    absurd, alfred hitchcock, average people, bart, beyond good and evil, camel, child, common morality, conrad, flux, gay science, german, improvement, itunes:68, itunes:rope, lion, master morality, meaning, morality, nietzsche, overman, philosophy, rope, self, simpson, simpsons, slave morality, that's bs, thats bs, ubermensch, unity

    Alfred Hitchcock's Rope is a classic movie and a great expose of the problems with Nietzsche's philosophy on the Ubermensch in the real world.

  • #67 - Nietzsche & Bart Simpson: What it means to be an Ubermensch

    January 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 53 mins
    absurd, average people, bart, beyond good and evil, camel, child, common morality, conrad, flux, gay science, german, improvement, itunes:67, itunes:nietzsche, lion, master morality, meaning, morality, nietzsche, overman, philosophy, self, simpson, simpsons, slave morality, that's bs, thats bs, ubermensch, unity

    Is Bart Simpson a rebel? Sure. A bad boy (like Nietzsche)? Of course. But is he an over-man? Hmmm... no. What is an overman and why should we strive to be one? Tune in to find out.

  • #66 - Benjamin Burgis and Jon Rosen: Do We Have Free Will?

    December 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 36 mins
    ben, burgis, compatiblism, crime, determinism, fatalism, free will, incompatiblism, iona iltaila, jerry coyne, jon, luck, moral, neuroscience, punishment, puppet, responsibility, robot, rosen, sam harris, two for tea

    In this episode, Ben Burgis and Jon Rosen join me for a discussion on whether we have free will, or not, and if we do have it, is it the important type of freedom? I very much enjoyed hearing the two of them spar and I hope you find it valuable as well.

  • #65 - Round 2: Michael Moreno VS Weber State Debater

    December 3rd, 2019  |  2 hrs 33 mins
    black bodies, cancel culture, class, club, debate, identity politics, itunes:63, itunes:michael moreno and weber state debater, left, lying, michael moreno, privilege, professor, racism, racist, regressive left, ryan wash, sjw, that's bs, thats bs, twitter, weber state, white

    In this episode, I brought Michael and Tommy back for a round two after our first talk left some questions unanswered. This time we branched out into more deeper issues with debate, but the conversation was no less heated. Did we make any progress? Find out by watching.

  • #64 - Philosophizing On History (Foucault, Hegel, Hobbes, Cambell)

    November 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins
    arc of history, cambell, control, economics, episteme, foucault, hegel, history, hobbes, itunes:64, itunes:philosophy of history, marxism, paradigms, philosophy, postmodernism, power, progress, that's bs, thats bs, wealth

    In this episode, Tommy from the Dirty History Podcast returns to have a discussion about the "Philosophy of History." We muse about questions like "What is history?" "How does history work?" and "Does history progress?" Might want to get your adderall for this one...

  • #63 - Michael Moreno & Past Weber State Debater: Is Ryan Wash Racist?

    November 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    black bodies, cancel culture, class, club, debate, itunes:62, itunes:michael moreno and weber state debater, left, michael moreno, privilege, professor, racism, racist, regressive left, ryan wash, sjw, that's bs, thats bs, weber state, white

    I play the role of debate moderator between Michael Moreno and Tommy, a former Weber State debater. We try to find some consensus on the recent Weber State Ryan Wash debacle.

  • #62 - Michael Moreno: Weber State's Debate Class, Racist Professor

    November 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins
    black bodies, cancel culture, class, club, debate, itunes:62, itunes:michael moreno, left, michael moreno, privilege, professor, racism, racist, regressive left, sjw, that's bs, thats bs, weber state, white

    Michael Moreno is a freshman at Weber State, where he encountered and contended with a clearly racist professor who sought to discriminate against students and people in general based on their race. Michael pushed back against this idea and the results can be heard in our episode. Michael also came on the show in episode 36.

  • #61 - P.F. Strawson: Moral Responsibility

    November 15th, 2019  |  24 mins 44 secs
    compatiblism, determinism, free will, freedom and resentment, galen, itunes:61, itunes:pf strawon, korsgaard, moral responsibility, objective attitude, optimist, p.f. strawson, pessimist, reactive attitude, responsibility, strawson, that's bs, thats bs, watson

    P.F. Strawson's landmark paper on moral responsibility, Freedom and Resentment, poses challenges towards those who believe free will and determinism have anything to do with responsibility.

  • #60 - (ft.) Mike Nayna: The Death of Discourse, Filming the Grievance Studies and Evergreen Meltdown

    November 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 26 mins
    boghossian, bret weinstein, cancel culture, canoe, censorship, college, documentary, equity, evergreen, grievance studies, heaher heying, hoax, itunes:60, itunes:mike nayna, mike nayna, portland state univeristy, protest, scandal, sjw, that's bs, thats bs, youtube

    This was one of my favorite episodes ever. Mike is a funny, genuine, and caring guy who has invested his life into illuminating the insanity surrounding figures like Peter Boghossian, Bret Weinstein, James Lindsay, 7 more. Mike is committed to the free expression of ideas and getting his hands dirty wrestling with how we should understand the world and each other.

  • #59 - Moral Hypocrisy

    October 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins
    deception, empathy, ethics, hypocrisy, hypocrite, itunes: moral hypocrisy, itunes:59, lying, moral hypocrisy, morality, philosophy, relationships, that's bs, thats bs, thought experiment

    In this episode, Giffin, Jordan, Brian, and Adam talk about what moral hypocrisy is and what it is not. Plus, how bad is being a moral hypocrite really? Is is actually worse to be a hypocrite than just lie? Find out in this episode.