Getting Beyond the Hot Take

On Saturday, Jason Van Boom wrote a Facebook post to introduce the Facebook page associated with our new podcast. Because Jason’s post managed really to capture the essence of what we’re about with this podcast, I wanted to share his words here.

My friend Robin Phillips and I have launched a podcast! Robin and I (and usually a guest) discuss topical news stories and current events from the perspective of classical and medieval philosophy and patristic theology. We also bring in insights from contemporary psychology and neuroscience, and anything we find interesting.

Our purpose is to go beyond “the hot take”. Our digital media economy encourages to react mindlessly. We want to encourage stepping back and thoughtfully looking at things from a bigger perspective, while also having fun.

You’ll also get updates in my world travels. (In about a month we’ll have an episode on my coming spring break trip to Siberia!)