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Episode 4: Derrida and Post-structuralism / Sept. 18, 2020

With Dr David Baker

Hosted by Hamish Stewart

Edited by Signe Emilie Eriksen

Derrida is a notoriously difficult philosopher to understand. Some love him, others loathe him, and everyone struggles to comprehend him. Today, we decide to embark on a journey of discovery with Derridean thought and the wider Post-structuralist movement. Joining us again is David Baker, distinguished professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hamish Stewart and Max Forster speak with him.

In this episode, we discuss some of the key concepts that Derrida engages with. We talk about structure, the centre, and meaning, as well as the signified and signifier. We also talk about the pollical implications of deconstruction and where deconstruction is now.


Collab: Brainscape / Sept. 14, 2020

With Amelia Hilton

Hosted by Kate Moody

Edited by Signe Emilie Eriksen

On this episode Katie chats to Amelia about the Psychology podcast, Brainscape.

Amelia gave us some speedy summaries of ‘Love is in the Air’ and ‘Storytime’ – two episodes on the podcast – and they discuss all sorts, from how to stand out on Tinder to representation in children's books.


Episode 3: Postmodernism / Sept. 11, 2020

With Dr David Baker

Hosted by Hamish Stewart

Edited by Signe Emilie Eriksen

Have you ever wondered what Postmodernism is? A hugely influential movement during the second half of the 20th century, it has gone on to influence contemporary philosophy in countless ways. Today, David Baker, a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC, talks us through what Postmodernist philosophy looked like, and the difficulties inherent in defining anything Postmodern. Hamish Stewart and guest host Max Forster join David in discussion.


Episode 2: Pain / Sept. 4, 2020

With Dr Jennifer Corns

Hosted by Ross Patrizio Alexandros Constantinou

Edited by Constantinos Stylianou

What is pain? Is it physical, mental, or both? What are the real-world implications of research in the philosophy of pain? Dr. Jennifer Corns, lecturer in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Glasgow, joins Ross Patrizio and Alexandros Constantinou to discuss these questions and many more in this episode of Thoughts.


Collab: GU History Podcast on the Spanish Civil War / Aug. 31, 2020

With Nathan MacLennan, John Hill, and Robbie Paterson

Hosted by Arianna Clark Jasmine Hunt

Edited by Constantinos Stylianou

On this episode Jasmine and Arianna chat to Nathan, John, and Robbie about their History podcast “GUHS Podcast”. After discussing John’s latent carpentry ambitions, Arianna and Jasmine learn a lot of history in 5 minutes as the boys discuss their upcoming plans for future episodes, including one spawned by Robbie’s reading of George Orwell’s ‘Homage to Catalonia’.