Philosophers’ Roundtable

August 15, 2017
Jelani Cobb (Brown Daily Herlad)

Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

August 15, 2017 - The Battle For Charlottesville - We talk with scholar, activist and writer Jelani Cobb about his New Yorker article "Battle of Charlottesville." Cobb offers his analysis and observations on the movement of neo-nazis and racists confronted in Charlottesville.
June 2, 2017
Black Union Soldier Memorial (Credit; Jubilo! The Emancipation Century Wordpress)

Marc’s Minutes: Solutions For Confederate Monuments in Baltimore

June 1, 2017 - Segment 4 - I took a few minutes to explore my opinions on ways that we can address the issues that are presented by Confederate Monuments which honor one of the most despicable moments in American history.
May 31, 2017
NCAA (Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Exploitation in College Sports: Remembrance of Frank DeFord

May 31, 2017 - Segment 1 - The great sports journalist, commentator, and novelist Frank DeFord died yesterday May 28, 2017. To remember him and his legacy we hosted an interview from 2011 on Exploitation in College Sports, with Frank and Taylor Branch.
April 13, 2017
Guns in the civil rights movement

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Guns In Our Society

April 11, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an archive from 2015. In light of the San Bernadino school shooting, have a philosopher's roundtable on guns in our society. With: Firmin DeBrabander, Charlie Cobb, and Dante Barry.
November 16, 2016

Immigration and the Election

November 16, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a discussion on Immigrant Communities and the Election focusing on Muslim populations and the affect on young people.
October 3, 2016

Intersectionality in America

October 3, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have a discussion on Intersectionality - discrimination experienced by people belonging to more than one minority group - jumping off from the Baltimore Sun article featuring Dr. Kaye, "Intersectionality concerns transcend straight, white feminism."
July 21, 2016
NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism.

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Policing & The Attack On #BlackLivesMatter

July 21, 2016 - Segment 2 - It's a Philosopher's Roundtable on topics to include policing and the current attack on #BlackLivesMatter, with: Dr. Robert Birt, Navasha Daya, and Denzel Mitchell.
May 19, 2016
Malcolm X

From The Archives: The Role Of Black Nationalism In Today’s Political & Cultural Landscape

May 19, 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to a conversation about Black nationalism and its role in the political and cultural landscape today. Our guests include: Dr. Lester Spence, John Wesley, and Dr. Jeff Menzise.
December 8, 2015
Mass Shooting (Credit: NY Times)

Rise In Gun Violence & The Complexities of Race, Religion & Politics

December 7, 2015 - Segment 2 - We look at the recent spate of violence in the U.S., as well as America's love affair with guns and the complexities of race, religion and politics. Our guests are Dr. Marisela Gomez, Dr. Daniel Webster, Joshua Holland and the Rev. Todd Yeary.
October 29, 2015

Guns in Society: Gun Control, Self Defense and Civil Rights

October 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - We conclude today's show by revisiting a Philosopher's Roundtable from earlier this year, which focused on the debate taking place around gun control, calls for self defense and the role of guns in the civil rights movement.
October 5, 2015
(photo by Mateusz Atroszko via

National News Roundup: Umpqua College Shooting, Guns and Our Society

October 5, 2015 - Segment 1 - We host a conversation about guns and our society, focusing on the shooting last week at Umpqua Community College.
September 23, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson (Photo Credit: Paul Lynch on Flickr)

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Exploring & Analyzing Extreme Politics

September 23, 2015 - Segment 1 - In our Philosopher's Roundtable, we analyze extreme politics. How does the rise of the Far Right and Far Left impact politics generally and what do those trends say about our society?