The Public Morality, produced by WSNC, is a weekly broadcast focused on contemporary issues, including politics, and culture. Hosted by Byron Williams, The Public Morality is a 60-minute judicious conversation with some of the nation’s leading thinkers, authors, and activists.
Much as it says on the tin, this podcast is about everyday ethics. We pose the kind of questions we enjoy debating; the kind you might wonder about in the course of regular life. It’s been flatteringly described as “Like listening to your mates argue in the pub, except they’re not rude to each other and they sound like they know what they’re talking about”. Somehow, we're now in the Top 5% of podcasts worldwide, so thanks, that's pretty cool. If you'd like to support the show, checkout our P ...
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In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of murdering a murderer. We begin by chatting about the point of punishment - if we can't work out a justified aim of punishment, it's certainly hard to ever justify any punishment! We discuss the '5 theories of punishment' and their historical context (from Kant, to Bentham, to Michel Foucault). Fol…
CNN senior writer John Blake discusses voting rights legislation constitutional law professor Robert Tsai discusses Texas abortion law저자 Byron Williams
Professor Nancy Sindelar Joins me to discuss the legendary writer Ernest Hemingway.저자 Byron Williams
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of giving cold hard cash to street beggars (who we typically assume are homeless). We begin by exploring a bit around how people end up in the situation of begging for cash and the difference between giving people cash vs giving them goods and services. We go on to examine the tradeoffs between your …
Pulitzer Prize winning Historian Eric Foner discusses the impact of the Reconstruction era저자 Byron Williams
Law professor Kami Chavis joins the Public Morality to discuss Police Accountability.저자 Byron Williams
Law Professor Sumi Cho discusses critical race theory and Jonathan Rauch talks about his latest book The Constitution of Knowledge저자 Byron Williams
Pulitzer prize winning historian Alan Taylor discusses his latest book: American Republics저자 Byron Williams
I speak with Professor Susan Binder about Democrats slim governing majority and museum curator Susan Anderson about Juneteenth저자 Byron Williams
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of abolishing the monarchic institutions that are present in the UK and several other EU countries (but really focusing on the UK as a specific example). The key arguments discussed and considered are: 1 - democracy, 2 - elitism, 3 - corruption/abuse of power, 4 - history & tradition, 5 - entertainme…
Historian Ellen Fitzpatrick joins me to discuss the events of June 11, 1963저자 Byron Williams
Professor Soong-Chan Rah discusses the future of the evangelical church저자 Byron Williams
Economist Dean Baker talks about President Biden's infrastructure plan.저자 Byron Williams
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of having children in the context of climate change. Is it ok to birth a child into a doomed circumstance...is this circumstance quite so doomed...even if it wasn't, is it maybe wrong to birth someone without their permission anyway? This discussion begins by exploring moral considerations around hav…
Yale law professor Akhil Amar discusses his new book The Words that Made US: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840저자 Byron Williams
Renown Historian Mary Frances Berry joins me to racism in its myriad forms.저자 Byron Williams
Mary Pendergraft, Chair of Wake Forest University Classics Department talks about the importance of the classics and its ongoing influence in the American narrative.저자 Byron Williams
I talk constitutional law professor and former ACLU president Nadine Strossen저자 Byron Williams
In this episode I spoke with Oscar Horta about wild-animal suffering. Oscar is a Spanish animal activist and moral philosopher and is currently a professor in the department of philosophy and anthropology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is one of the co-founders of Animal Ethics.We started by defining the problem of wild-animal suff…
Notre Dame political scientist Darren Davis discusses the trial of Derek Chauvin and the impact of racism.저자 Byron Williams
Michigan State University professor Ronald discusses contemporary Racism NYU Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat discusses her venture to address global abuses of power저자 Byron Williams
Political reporter Stephen Fowler and law professor Edward Foley discuss Georgia's new voting law.저자 Byron Williams
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of pet care. Is it ok to keep any sentient living being as property, free to be made infertile if their incessant humping annoys us and even to be put down if they become an inconvenience or minor danger. Part of this discussion will feel familiar from our vegan/vegetarianism episode (how do we compa…
Georgetown Law professors Sheila Foster and Meryl Chertoff discuss DC statehood저자 Byron Williams
Professor Larry Dallek joins me to discuss the presidential practice of executive orders저자 Byron Williams
Professor Larry Diamond joins to discuss the trajectory of American democracy Political analyst Joe Tuman discuss President Biden's primetime speech the nation.저자 Byron Williams
The Honorable Emma Hurst, MLC, was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 2019, the second member of the Animal Justice Party to be elected to NSW government. She is a registered psychologist and has worked for several animal protection organisations. Since being elected, she has been working on legislation to help animals in NSW. In our chat, w…
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of art. Well, a very small sub-section, enjoying the works of artists who are themselves immoral. In considering this, we consider the difference between art and things that are simply visually/audibly pleasing and how the context of art can (or should) affect how we appreciate it.Key considerations …
Bobby Hoffman of the ACLU and William Roberts of the Center for American Progress join me to discuss voter suppression저자 Byron Williams
Northwestern professor Martha Biondi discusses African History Month Sylvia Allegretto talks about the minimum wage.저자 Byron Williams
Micheal Long discusses his latest book 42 Today: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy. Tim Ostroot discusses the potential impact the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on the future of American democracy저자 Byron Williams
I speak with former Watergate US attorney during Watergate hearings Richard Davis as we juxtapose Watergate with the current impeachment trial of former president Donald J. Trump. What are the similarities and differences?저자 Byron Williams
In this episode (another guest-isode digression from our usual format, which we'll return to next episode), Jake and Ant look at whether entrepreneurship can be a force for good, with Chris and Chris from the Beyond Binary Thinking podcast. We discuss the difference between entrepreneurship en masse and large tech companies, the role of finance (an…
Stewart Patrick the Council on Foreign Relations joins me to discuss President Biden's proposed Democracy summit in the wake of Jan. 6저자 Byron Williams
Writer Steve Oney joins me to discuss the trial of Leo Frank저자 Byron Williams
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at whether banning Trump was the right thing to do for social media platforms. With our guests, Peter Suciu (Twitter: @PeterSuciu) and Alex Kantrowitz (twitter: @kantrowitz, podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/big-technology-podcast) we explore questions such as: are SM platforms utilities, is free speech the sam…
Economist David Neumark joins me to discuss the minimum wage저자 Byron Williams
Professor Luke Mayville joins me to discuss American democracy in its present form저자 Byron Williams
Political commentator Joe Tuman discusses the recent insurrection on Capitol Hill저자 Byron Williams
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of mandatory vaccination, particularly in the context of covid and the year of mandatory lockdowns we've just been through. Arguably, vaccines have clearer benefits and fewer trade-offs than lockdowns, but precedent over the last few decades has been to enshrine people's freedom of choice on the matt…
Renown historian Doug Brinkley joins me to discuss the presidency저자 Byron Williams
NYU Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat discusses her latest book Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present저자 Byron Williams
Jeffery joins me to discuss his latest article in the Atlantic Magazine "What if we wrote the Constitution today?저자 Byron Williams
Professor Kevin Marinelli joins me to discuss civic virtue저자 Byron Williams
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of private education. Education is so important - and so formative - that it's important to ask whether it is fair for some people to access a higher quality education on the basis of wealth. What happens when what is best for society does not line up with what is best for us individually? If you'd l…
Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution discusses presidential transitions and the prospects of governing going forward in a Biden Administration.저자 Byron Williams
Author Tonali Windslor discusses his recent book Isolation Moderation저자 Byron Williams
In this episode Jake and Ant explore what it means to be overpaid - both from an economic and moral perspective. Particularly, footballers are considered in the context of essentially being entertainers. In it, you'll get a potted history of how footballers went from earning £1 a week to over £300k, an original take on the footballers v nurses deba…
Pulitzer Prize winning historian Gordon Wood joins me to discuss the 1619 Project저자 Byron Williams
Indiana University political science professor Steven Webster joins me to discuss the politics of anger.저자 Byron Williams