Podcast: A Stoic’s take on modern celebrity

In this episode, host John Bruni is joined from New York by returning guest Prof. Massimo Pigliucci. John and Massimo speak frankly about the problems posed by modern celebrities looking at the two recent controversies that caught out prolific American podcaster, Joe Rogan. They also look at the celebrity of Canadian Clinical Psychologist Emeritus Prof. Jordan B. Peterson. Hang onto your hats folks, this is a broad-ranging and interesting take on Stoicism and its response to modern celebrity. (listen here)

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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at platofootnote.org and howtobeastoic.org. He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

2 thoughts on “Podcast: A Stoic’s take on modern celebrity

  1. Thanks for this broad ranging conversation. I couldn’t agree more about the need to cut down on the constant bombardment of trivia on social Media. Why do we feel the need for so much input? No wonder the current fashion for mindfulness. Which, in my opinion, is however part of the problem, another fashionable remedy to buy when what is needed is to take out the earbuds and switch off the mobile. When you are cycling (this is Copenhagen) cycle, when walking watch out for the cyclists & other pedestrians, listen to the birds, feel the breeze, be amazed by what is around you. It used just to be nutters who walked around town talking to themselves. Maybe it still is? Best wishes Patricia

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