Public Ethics Radio (2008-2013)


Launched in August 2008, Public Ethics Radio featured thinkers who engage with ethics in public life. It connected vibrant debates in philosophy with real-world politics, on issues such as military intervention, international trade, and political corruption.

CREDIT: <a href="">Flo Razowsky</a> (<a href="">CC</a>)

OCT 10, 2013 Podcast

Anna Stilz on Occupancy Rights

Any attempts to tackle the problems of long-term refugees will have to address occupancy rights. Why do we have the right to live in a ...

CREDIT: <a href="">Donna Burton</a>, (<a href="">CC</a>)

SEP 30, 2013 Podcast

Arash Abizadeh on Immigration

As the U.S. moves toward a major overhaul of its immigration system, many of those most significantly affected are being left out of the ...

APR 30, 2013 Podcast

Kim Ferzan on Preventive Justice

Criminal justice is normally retrospective: You can only imprison someone for crimes they’ve already committed. But what should we do about individuals who clearly ...

DEC 3, 2012 Podcast

Corey Brettschneider on Hate Speech

How should states deal with hate speech? In the U.S., the prevailing attitude is that hate speech should be protected. In other liberal democracies, ...

OCT 3, 2012 Podcast

Jon Quong on Self-Defense

What conditions make it permissible for one person to kill another? And what does it mean if the theories that we've used as the basis ...

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JUL 18, 2012 Podcast

Garrett Cullity on Climate Change

Since there is very little any given individual can do to address climate change, there is a problem drawing a line from collective responsibility to ...

New Age Piratism. CREDIT: <a href="" target="blank">zharth</a>

JUN 8, 2012 Podcast

Law Professor Stuart Green on Property Law

A meme about illegal music downloads has been going around the Internet for a few years now. It goes something like this: Piracy isn't theft. ...

APR 11, 2012 Podcast

Prakash Sethi on Apple's Labor Standards

Does Apple's number one status mean that it has special responsibilities for the labor practices of its Chinese manufacturers? And to what extent is one ...

U.S. bomber flies a combat patrol over Afghanistan, 2008.<br> CREDIT: <a href="" target=_blank">Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon, U.S. Air Force</a>

MAR 16, 2012 Podcast

Seth Lazar on Self-Defense in War

Does all killing in war come down to self-defense? This view makes a lot of intuitive sense, but it turns out to pose a serious ...

FEB 14, 2012 Podcast

Microinequalities Inflicted on Women

Why is it that a woman can lead a country, yet women are slower to be served in coffee shops? In the West, women and ...