How did you feel about the staff at your university when they enforced policy? When they told you that something wasn’t in your best interest? When they offered to help you through tough times? It’s been a while since we’ve visited the subject of Higher Education, and we’ve perhaps never approached it from quite the same vector as this episode. Student Affairs veteran and resident synesthete Shawn Brackett joins me and Kevin for an insider’s look at institutionalized paternalist / maternalist practices in public universities, historical precedents for them, and some questions around the ethics of their implementation. So settle in for some free pizza, free condoms, and free thought in this week’s BF.
Tag Archive > economics
Bitcoins are back! Or are they? Simon Ponder joins Kevin and Stephen to find out whether they’re worth Beliebing in.
Matt, Kevin, and Stephen don their student hats once again to talk Dan Ariely, education, and soft colonialism… on the way to Mars!
WOW! Another year is upon us. The world didn’t end in 2012, even though it gave us an extra day to contemplate our doom. So once again we’re back for our annual retrospective / prediction-fest. Kevin joined me to welcome newcomer and fellow philosopher Oso Perez to the show. This episode may not shock you, but it might move you to reflect, resolve, and predict a bit for yourself. Leave your own New Years thoughts in the comments! Hope y’all enjoy our first episode of 2013…