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Sophie Thomas on Fitness, Values, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

In this episode we talk to Sophie about the relation between philosophy and the value structures that underlie training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the importance of comradery in learning martial arts, the formation of cultures, and Portuguese linguistics.

Amos Dowber on Tradition and the Sources of Western Culture

In this episode, our editor in chief, I.J. Makan, talks to editor, Amos Dowber, about the importance of tradition in communicating knowledge, tradition vs traditionalism, the middle eastern sources of “Western culture,” political violence, and the political co-opting of religion.

Candice Malcolm on Trudeau’s WE Charity Scandal

Candice Malcolm is the founder and editor and chief of True North, an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan organization that conducts research and investigative journalism into important public issues in Canada. She is an author, an investigative journalist, and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Toronto Sun.

Lyman Stone on Population, Demographics, and the Future of North America

Lyman Stone is is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. Lyman has been a consultant for businesses on demographic trends, a Lutheran missionary in Hong Kong, and an agricultural economist at USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. He has an MA in international trade policy from the George Washington University.

Paul Franks on the Problem of Evil and Human Suffering

In this episode we talk with Paul Franks about the book he recently edited Explaining Evil: Four Views, the problem of evil, the nature of evil, the role of suffering in human life, the publishing industry, and political correctness.

Amos Dowber on The Ethics of the Common Good

In this episode, editor-in-chief I.J. Makan talks with editor Amos Dowber about rights and their relation to the common good, how this affects our conception of property and right to life issues. They also discuss cancel culture and the social impact of Christianity.

Igor Gontcharov on the War on Drugs

Igor Gontcharov is a policy analyst currently working for the Canadian Federal Government. His focus is on the promotion of science and results based policy over emotionally driven policy.

Gaven Kerr on God, Being, and Realism

Gaven Kerr is a lecturer in Philosophy at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth in Ireland. His areas of expertise are in medieval philosophy (especially the work of Thomas Aquinas) and modern philosophy (with a focus on Immanuel Kant). He is the author of Aquinas’s Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia, a study of St. Thomas Aquinas’s existential proof for the existence of God, and Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation.

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Amos Dowber on Localism

In this episode, our host, I.J. Makan, sits down with Amos Dowber, the editor, to talk about the long-term effects of the lockdowns, Small towns, and Localism.

Darnell Samuels on Training, Coaching, and Competition

In this episode we talk about training and self-mastery, the role of unsupervised play and bullying in socialization, life lessons Darnell learned working in Ontario subsidized housing projects and as a basketball coach, and the importance of competition in society.

Kazingram Roundtable with Axel Kazadi

Welcome to our first Kazingram Roundtable. We decided that in addition to our regular podcast we wanted to have a forum where both of our editors could sit down and have more personal discussions with friends of the Podcast.

Axel is a PhD student in theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He specializes in the theology of John Calvin.

James Madden on Freedom, Education, and the Good Life

In this episode Jim returns to discuss Covid-19 and the future of education, Ancient Greek and early Christian ideas of freedom, discipline, the good life (and how these relate to practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), psychedelic, and the role contemplating death plays in living the good life.

Jason Manning on Microaggressions and Violence

Jason Manning is a professor of Sociology at West Virginia University. He is an expert on the sociology of conflict, social control, and the sociology of suicide. Together with our last guest, Bradley Campbell, Jason is co-author of The Rise of Victimhood Culture.

Bradley Campbell on the Sociology of Victimhood Culture

Bradley Campbell is a Professor of Sociology at California State University in Los Angeles. He specializes in the sociology of moral conflict. Much of his past work has focused on the sociology of genocide but he has recently begun to study moral conflict on modern college campuses.

Zuby on the Politics of Transgenderism

Zuby is a rapper, podcaster, author, and outspoken critic of political correctness. He has released 3 eps and 5 albums including most recently, Perserverance. He is the host of Real Talk with Zuby, a podcast discussing contemporary cultural issues and the author of Strong advice: Zuby’s Guide to Fitness for Everybody.

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Human Consciousness and Martial Arts with James Madden

James Madden is an author, speaker, martial artist, and Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. Check out his book on the philosophy of mind “Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind (Catholic University of America Press)”.

Canada’s Indigenous Problem with Frances Widdowson

Frances Widdowson is an author, a public intellectual, and Associate Professor of Political Science at Mount Royal University. Her new book is “Separate but Unequal: How Parallelist Ideology Conceals Indigenous Dependency” (University of Ottawa Press)

Living a Skeptical Life with Zach Reimer

Zach Reimer will be starting his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma in the Fall of 2019. Zach is also a contributing author at Kazingram Dialogue. You can read his latest article “A Silent Saviour”.

Other Minds with Hugh Hunter

Hugh Hunter has a Phd in the History of Philosophy from the University of Toronto. He was a Post-Doc at Humboldt Universität, Berlin, and has taught philosophy at seven universities.


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