Episode 16 – Decker and Philosophy

Hard to Believe #016 – Kevin S. Decker – Pop Culture and Philosophy

Kevin S. Decker is a professor of philosophy at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, WA. In his classes, he works from science fiction, comic books, and other popular culture reference points to explore and explain concepts of philosophy to his students.

He has also contributed to and edited a number of books from the “…and Philosophy” series, including Alien and Philosophy, Star Wars and Philosophy, Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant, and Terminator and Philosophy: I’ll Be Back, Therefore I Am. He is also a devoted Whovian, and the author of Who is Who, an exploration of philosophy in Doctor Who.

For this episode, John is joined by Nico Vasilo, from CageClub podcasts .html and X is for Podcast

Emmy Nominee Liza Richardson Hard to Believe

Hard to Believe #019 – Emmy Nominee Liza Richardson  Long admired in the television and movie world, Liza Richardson developed a loyal fan following when she served as the music supervisor for The Leftovers, and this year she was nominated for an Emmy for her work on Watchmen. Joey Lewandowski – whose favorite show of all time is The Leftovers – joins John for the first time since our debut episode to talk to Liza about her work, her life, and how she helped make The Leftovers what Joey calls “the best show about religion that’s not about religion” ever. Find Liza on Instagram and Spotify, where she puts together ridiculously great playlists. 
  1. Emmy Nominee Liza Richardson
  2. Greg Garrett – Cultural Theologian – U2, Zombies, and Race
  3. Mandisa Thomas – Founder of Black Nonbelievers
  4. Kevin S. Decker – Pop Culture and Philosophy
  5. The Lovecraftian – H.P. Lovecraft biographer S.T. Joshi

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