This week, Mike, Sam & Simon discuss: Incoming sci-fi adaptations and deviations from the books; the illiberal madness consuming American campuses; Pope Francis' Synod on the Family; and Simon's recent essay on three strands of postconciliar Catholicism. (We apologize for the poor audio quality in the first fifteen minutes of the show; it does get better!) See http://www.simondodd.org for shownotes.
This time, Mike, Sam, and Simon take a different tack and follow up on a variety of items from previous episodes: Tinder and the new shape of relationships; female robots, gender politics, and the ethics of social stratification among AIs of varying sophistication; the mirage-y-ness (vel non) of the singularity; ethics and liability of self-driving cars; prosecuting "straw purchases" of firearms; Jeb on deathwatch; the shocking, Oliver Stone-grade ineptitude of CNBC's debate team as hit-men; why people remain Anglicans and why they convert; trigger-warnings in academia; and a hypothetical: What if Catholics had proposed affirmative consent as a "blue law"? See http://www.simondodd.org/podcast for shownotes.
This time, Mike, Sam, and Simon discuss: Comings and goings in the 2016 race; Pope Francis in America; Jesus Christ, philosopher, and the Budda in each of us; Kim Davis... Uh... We can only say _encounters_ Pope Francis; logic card games; the Synod of Bishops gears up; the risk of balkanizing/anglicanizing canon law; whither the Kasperite concern for reaching out to fornicators?; "everyone receives communion"; the declining Anglican communion; and, as always, our craft brew preferences for the week. See http://simondodd.org/podcast for show-notes.
This time, Mike, Sam, and Simon discuss: Calories, beer, serving-sizes, and redistribution of salsa; Firefly's enduring, bipartisan appeal and Star Trek: The Next Generation's post-scarcity utopian license; capitalism, socialism, freedom, and tyranny; robots, androids, and AI; robot sex and AI rights; and is an ability to develop idiosyncratic preferences the sine qua non for real artificial intelligence.
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This time, Mike, Sam, and Simon discuss: The nuclear endgame of World War 2; the Iraq war; Kim Davis; can Catholics run for public office in the America that is coming into being?; please God, "peak Trump"; the dangers of populism and the use of even a useless Congressional majority. See http://simondodd.org/podcast for show-notes.