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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A conference to survey cultural viewpoints, beliefs of the Church, and the moral challenges facing our youth. Held at Antiochian Village, in Ligonier, PA, November 1-4, 2012
Hunting endangered animals for sport. Everyone knows it’s bad. But is it really? In this episode, Jake and Ant talk about trophy hunting and whether a moral society can permit it. They begin with an overview of how trophy hunting actually works in the nations that allow it and how it has gone wrong in the past, followed by outlining the effects it …
A discussion about the forthcoming documentary on the life and legacy of Cesar ChavezBởi Byron Williams
NYU Constitutional law professor Richard PIldes joins me to discuss law and democracyBởi Byron Williams
I’m joined by Professors James Lindley Wilson and Daniel Carpenter to discuss America’s civic virtue and the current state of American democracy.Bởi Byron Williams
Is the Santa myth just harmless fun, or should we be honest to our kids about Saint Nick? In this very festive episode, Jake and Ant discuss the morality of lying to children about Santa Claus. They start with a brief history of the character's origins, including Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas and even Odin. Then they go over the origins of the t…
Susan Corke joins me to discuss the recent democracy summitBởi Byron Williams
Does buying gifts from Amazon make you a bad person? This week, Jake and Ant tackle the very festive topic of the morality of buying gifts from Amazon. They start by going over the pros and cons of buying from Amazon, both the intended and unintended results. As well as going over both Amazon’s philanthropic and less-than-philanthropic endeavours. …
Professor Carrie Baker discusses Mississippi abortion lawBởi Byron Williams
Dr. Joshua Stein joins me to discuss me to discuss the notion of justice in the public discourse.Bởi Byron Williams
Can you break a promise if it was an unreasonable one to make? In this episode, Jake and Ant go in depth, discussing several philosophical frameworks and what they have to say about promises. Using realistic (and some less realistic) examples of promises, they discuss what various philosophers would have to say about them, as well as giving their o…
Writer Damon Linker joins me to discuss a recent article he wrote about the 1619 Project. University of Wisconsin law professor John Gross talks about the Kyle Rittenhouse VerdictBởi Byron Williams
Artist Dread Scott discusses his art and activismBởi Byron Williams
Is it justifiable to blatantly break one of the most basic rules of the road? In this episode, Jake and Ant discuss the morality of skipping red lights on a bike. They begin by chatting about unexpected outcomes of laws that are designed to improve safety and the possibility that running reds is actually safer for cyclists. They discuss the “Revers…
Veteran journalist Ray Suarez joins us to discuss the state of journalism in the 21st centuryBởi Byron Williams
Rev. Starlette Thomas discusses a "Raceless Gospel"Bởi Byron Williams
Veteran journalist Holly McCall discusses the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee.Bởi Byron Williams
In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of the Western abandonment of Afghanistan after decades of support. We begin by chatting about some necessary context on the history of Afghanistan, both cold war era and post 9/11. Ultimately, we discuss the limits of one person's moral agency (can the president be personally blamed? Was there any w…
I’m joined by John Hudak of the Brookings Institution and University of Buffalo Professor David Herzberg to discuss America’s longest war—the war on drugs.Bởi Byron Williams
Author Michelle Cassandra Johnson discusses collective griefBởi Byron Williams
Author Gene Slater discusses his latest book, Freedom to Discriminate: How Relators Conspired to Segregate Housing and Divide America.Bởi Byron Williams
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 lawBởi Byron Williams
Professor Nancy Sindelar Joins me to discuss the legendary writer Ernest Hemingway.Bởi 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 eraBởi Byron Williams
Law professor Kami Chavis joins the Public Morality to discuss Police Accountability.Bởi Byron Williams
Law Professor Sumi Cho discusses critical race theory and Jonathan Rauch talks about his latest book The Constitution of KnowledgeBởi Byron Williams
Pulitzer prize winning historian Alan Taylor discusses his latest book: American RepublicsBởi Byron Williams
I speak with Professor Susan Binder about Democrats slim governing majority and museum curator Susan Anderson about JuneteenthBởi 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, 1963Bởi Byron Williams
Professor Soong-Chan Rah discusses the future of the evangelical churchBởi Byron Williams
Economist Dean Baker talks about President Biden's infrastructure plan.Bởi 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, 1760-1840Bởi Byron Williams
Renown Historian Mary Frances Berry joins me to racism in its myriad forms.Bởi 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.Bởi Byron Williams
I talk constitutional law professor and former ACLU president Nadine StrossenBởi 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.Bởi Byron Williams
Michigan State University professor Ronald discusses contemporary Racism NYU Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat discusses her venture to address global abuses of powerBởi Byron Williams
Political reporter Stephen Fowler and law professor Edward Foley discuss Georgia's new voting law.Bởi 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 statehoodBởi Byron Williams
Professor Larry Dallek joins me to discuss the presidential practice of executive ordersBởi 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.Bởi 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 suppressionBởi Byron Williams
Northwestern professor Martha Biondi discusses African History Month Sylvia Allegretto talks about the minimum wage.Bởi Byron Williams