Geek Philosophy is a discussion-based podcast from the directors of Grey Havens Group, Inc., a non-profit organization that hosts philosophical discussions for people of all ages. We start each episode with a geeky topic, but we never know where we’re going to go! It could be Middle-earth, or Magrathea, or somewhere completely new. Along the way, we’ll take you through our unique “Geek Philosophy” method for exploring big ideas through literature and popular culture. We’ll also hear from geeks and nerds about fandoms they love and and why, because being a nerd is not about what you love, it’s about #HowULoveIt. Won’t you come along? Join the conversation by emailing email@example.com. Listen to new podcasts every other Thursday.
A segment of the podcast in which we share YOUR stories about a fandom you love and why. Send us a brief voice message about a fandom that ignites and inspire you, and we’d love to share it on the podcast. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Episode 1 – Fantasy and Recovery
In the premiere episode of Geek Philosophy, Kelly and Robyn talk about the principle of Recovery (a term coined by J.R.R. Tolkien) and how fantasy can help us. They also discuss the beauty and truth found in the respite chapter “Lothlorien” from The Fellowship of the Ring.
Episode 2 – Geekiness & Healing
Episode 3 – Sharkey & Wholeness
In this final episode of the three-part Lord of the Rings series, Kelly and Robyn discuss the Scouring of The Shire. What can we learn from the final conversation between Frodo and Saruman? How is Frodo Great? Is Wormtongue’s death tragic? Tune in to this week’s episode to hear more!
Episode 4 – Nerds & Nostalgia
Episode 5 – Death and Regeneration
Join Kelly and Robyn as they begin their 3-part discussion series on Doctor Who by contemplating one central fact about the Doctor: He (or She!) Regenerates. What would it be like to regenerate? If regeneration were possible, how would it influence personal identity and purpose? Is the Doctor’s fear of regeneration a fear of change or a fear of not existing? As always, listen in to find out more about the Geek Philosophy facilitation technique, including the use of florilegia to spark discussion and interaction with a text.
Geek Philosophy is produced by Sawyer Macres.
Music by Jeff the Smith: https://soundcloud.com/jeffthesmith
Consultant: Joe Ashworth