Episode 109: Taking a Stand (with Robert Higgs)

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow in Political Economy at The Independent Institute, Editor at Large of The Independent Review and author of many books including the libertarian classic Read more…

The Righteous Gemstones: The Good, The Bad, & The Brilliant

I can’t imagine the poor middle school teachers whose students watched this show and are saying horrendous things from this in their classrooms. Yep. To the educators of America. We say we’re sorry, but hey it’s a good show. What’s up, Wisecrack? Welcome to the good, the bad and the brilliant. The show where we Read more…

The Importance of a Breakdown

One of the great problems of human beings is that we’re far too good at keeping going. We’re experts at surrendering to the demands of the external world, living up to what is expected of us and getting on with the priorities as others around us define them. We keep showing up and being an Read more…

Why an Ordinary Life Can Be a Good Life

We live in an age with a high regard for extraordinary lives – that is, lives that the vast majority of us will never lead. Our heroes have made outsized fortunes, appeared on gigantic screens and demonstrated unique virtue and talent. Their achievements are both dazzling and continuously, in the background, humiliating. In the late Read more…

Photography over a drink ep. 1 – What does it take to exhibit your photos in a museum

What’s up everyone, so today is our first episode of “photography over a drink”. Today we are talking about what does it take to take your images into international museums We’re doing this talk with Michael Pappas and please enable English subtitles as the talk will be in Greek. And… Guess what? We’re not doing Read more…

Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Whenever something looks interesting, beautiful there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and preserve it, which means in this day and age that we will likely to reach for our phones and take picture. Though this might seem like an ideal solution, there is a big problem associated with it. We’re likely to be Read more…

Early photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron: art and chemistry

What makes a truly great photograph? Is it the skill of the photographer or the nature of the subject matter? Sometimes there are stories behind great pictures. And this one involves two pioneers who helped shape the history of photography itself: Julia Margaret Cameron and Sir John Herschel. Cameron, the most significant female photographer of Read more…

How to Argue – Philosophical Reasoning: Crash Course Philosophy #2

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: share your passion with the world. Aristotle once described humans as “the rational animal.” Well, actually, he said that “man is the rational animal,” but we don’t have to be sexist just because he was. And if you’ve ever gotten into an argument with someone Read more…

The five major world religions – John Bellaimey

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby In all times and places in our history, human beings have wondered, “Where did we come from? What’s our place in the world? What happens to us after we die?” Religions are systems of belief that have developed and evolved over time in response to these and other eternal Read more…