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Kazingram Dialogue

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Join I. J. Makan and Amos Dowber in thoughtful conversations with the brightest minds in neuroscience, religion, philosophy, business, and culture.

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#54 - Hugh Hunter on How To Be a Philosopher

October 29th, 2021


Hugh Hunter is a Philosopher, PhD Toronto. He completed his Postdoc at Humboldt University, Berlin. Hugh has taught in many universities around in …

#53 - Jim Madden on Learning to be Free

September 17th, 2021


Jim Madden is a Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College and a martial artist. He is the author of Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic …

#52 - Kazingram Roundtable on Race, Christianity, and Culture

July 23rd, 2021


In our second episode of Kazingram Roundtable, our editors sit down with Axel Kazadi to discuss race and social construction, how Christianity has …

#50 - Kaelynne Makan on Love and Overcoming Suffering

June 4th, 2021


Kaelynne Makan is Kazingram Dialogue’s number one fan. She is a liturgical artist and a content editor. She is also the wife of our founder and co-host, I.J. Makan.

In this episode I.J. and Kaelynne discuss marriage, …

#49 - Samuel Sey on Critical Race Theory

May 19th, 2021


Samuel Sey is an author, speaker, and blogger. In this episode we discuss the history and tenants of Critical Race Theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the fallout from Sam's recent talk at Ambrose University.

#48 - Jason Eberl on The Nature of Human Persons

April 30th, 2021


Jason Eberl is the director and professor of Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, at Saint Louis University.

In this episode, we talk about …

#46 - Stefany Nieto on Psychedelics

March 4th, 2021


Stefany Nieto is an entrepreneur. She is the founder and executive director of Green Iglu, a company dedicated to helping address food scarcity in …

#45 - Joel Nicoloff on the Problem with Big Government

February 4th, 2021


Joel Nicoloff is the co-host of The Six Cents Report, a podcast dedicated to analyzing events that impact Canadians from a theological and economic …

#44 - Adam Cohen-Aslatei on the Future of Online Dating

January 19th, 2021


Adam Cohen-Aslatei is a graduate of Harvard, the founder and CEO of S'more, and formerly the managing director of Chappy, Bumble's gay dating app.

In this episode we talk to Adam about S’more, the dating app he founded …

#43 - Karen Stiller on Writing a Memoir and Being a Minister's Wife

November 26th, 2020


Karen Stiller is senior editor of Faith Today, one of Canada’s leading Christian magazines. She is the host of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s podcast. She is a moderator of the annual Religion and Society series …

#41 - Suan Sonna on Catholicism & Conservatism

October 21st, 2020


Suan Sonna is the host of Intellectual Conservatism, a YouTube Channel and Podcast committed to the promotion and understanding of conservative ideals and principles through intellectual dialogue and discourse.

In this …

#40 - Sophie Thomas on Fitness, Values, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

September 30th, 2020


Sophie Thomas is a personal trainer, philosopher, psychology graduate student, and model.

In this episode, we talk to Sophie about the relation …

#39 - Amos Dowber on Tradition and the Sources of Western Culture

September 16th, 2020


In this episode, our editor-in-chief I.J. Makan talks to editor Amos Dowber about the importance of tradition in communicating knowledge, tradition …

#38 - Candice Malcolm on Trudeau's WE Charity Scandal

August 28th, 2020


Candice Malcolm is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of True North, an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan organization that conducts research …

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

August 14th, 2020


Lyman Stone is is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. Lyman was …

#36 - Paul Franks on the Problem of Evil & Suffering

July 31st, 2020


Paul Franks is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tyndale University where he has taught for over ten years. Paul specializes in the philosophy …

#35 - Amos Dowber on The Ethics of the Common Good

July 17th, 2020


Amos Dowber is a theologian & philosopher, and the editor of Kazingram Dialogue. He has an MA in Theology from Regent College. Read his thesis …

#34 - Jian "Jeff" Guo on the Afterlife, Sex, and Gun Laws in Canada

July 3rd, 2020


Jian "Jeff" Guo is a computer scientist and engineer. He is also a mixed martial artist, painter, and a singer.

In this episode we discuss the afterlife from an agnostic/Buddhist perspective, traditional medicine, the …

#33 - Jennifer Hart Weed on Philosophy of Science & Human Nature

June 19th, 2020


Dr. Jennifer Hart Weed is an associate Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick. She specializes in Medieval Philosophy and also teaches courses on metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the …

#32 - Joel Nicoloff and Darnell Samuel on the Role of Government and the Lockdowns

June 12th, 2020


Darnell Samuels and Joel Nicoloff are hosts of The Six Cents Report, where they analyze events that impact Canadians from a theological and economic …

#31 - Igor Gontcharov on the War on Drugs

May 29th, 2020


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

#30 - Gaven Kerr on God, Being, and Realism

May 22nd, 2020


Gaven Kerr is a lecturer in Philosophy at St. Patrick's College Maynooth in Ireland. His areas of expertise are in medieval philosophy (especially …

#29 - Amos Dowber on Localism

May 15th, 2020


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 …

#28 - Darnell Samuels on Training, Coaching, and Competition

May 8th, 2020


Darnell Samuels is a journalist who is well-versed in the disciplines of history, theology and economics. He is the co-host of The Six Cents Report, …

#27 - Kazingram Roundtable with Axel Kazadi

April 24th, 2020


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

In this first episode of …

#26 - James Madden on Freedom, Education, and the Good Life

April 17th, 2020


James (Jim) Madden is an author, speaker, martial artist, and Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. Check out his books on the philosophy …

#25 - Joshua Hochschild on Technology, Ethics, and Religion

April 10th, 2020


Joshua Hochschild is professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University. His primary area of specialization is medieval logic and metaphysics. He has published and lectured on a variety of topics in the history of …

#24 - Priit Mihkelson on a Scientific Approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

April 3rd, 2020


Priit Mihkelson earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under SBG Founder Matt Thornton. Priit is one of the main instructors for BJJ Globetrotters, an international community of BJJ practitioners, and he is the …

#23 - Jason Manning on Microaggressions and Violence

March 20th, 2020


Jason Manning is a Professor of Sociology at the University of West Virginia. He is an expert on the sociology of conflict, social control, and the …

#22 - Bradley Campbell on the Sociology of Victimhood Culture

March 6th, 2020


Bradley Cooper is a Professor of Sociology at California State University in Los Angeles. He specializes in the sociology of moral conflict. Much of …

#21 - Axel Kazadi on the Future of Religion & Faith

February 21st, 2020


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

If you enjoy our …

#20 - Jibb Smart on the Gyro Revolution

February 6th, 2020


Jibb Smart is a programmer, game maker, and the creator of GyroWiki, where he explains and advocates for new and better ways to play games.


#19 - Zuby on the Politics of Transgenderism

January 17th, 2020


Zuby is a rapper, podcaster, author, and outspoken critic of political correctness. He has released 3 eps and 5 albums including most recently,

#18 - Jason Eberl on Gender Theory & Transhumanism

January 3rd, 2020


Jason T. Eberl is an author, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. His …

#17 - Evangelicals & Liberalism with Amos Dowber

December 27th, 2019


Amos Dowber is a theologian, philosopher, and editor at Kazingram Dialogue.

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#16 - Human Consciousness and Martial Arts with James Madden

December 4th, 2019


James Madden is an author, speaker, martial artist, and Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. Check out his book on the philosophy of mind "

#15 - Canada's Indigenous Problem with Frances Widdowson

November 19th, 2019


Frances Widdowson is an author, a public intellectual, and Associate Professor of Political Science at Mount Royal University. Her new book is "

#14 - The Nature of Reality with Armel "VNCHY" Kazadi

October 15th, 2019


Armel "VNCHY" Kazadi is a rapper.  You can find Armel's music on Spotify and Apple Music under "VNCHY".

Follow him on instagram: @vnchyflamez

#12 - Dangers of Safe Space Culture with Rick Mehta

September 13th, 2019


Rick Mehta is a former Professor of Psychology at Acadia University.  He was dismissed for exercising his academic freedom.

Follow him @RickRMehta

#11 - Growing Up an Immigrant with Jian Guo

August 23rd, 2019


Jian Guo is a computer scientist and an engineer. He practices Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Follow him @jian_jeffrey

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#10 - Possible Worlds and Catholicism with Carlos Parra

August 6th, 2019


 Carlos Parra is completing his philosophy degree and works for Air Canada. Carlos skydives and travels all across the globe. He loves philosophy and …

#9 - Artificial Intelligence and Psychedelics with Michael Adam Ferguson

July 18th, 2019


 Michael Adam Ferguson is a Cognitive Neurology, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation--Harvard …

#8 - Hate Speech and the Indigenous Industry with Frances Widdowson

July 4th, 2019


Frances Widdowson is an author, a public intellectual, and associate Professor of Political Science at Mount Royal University. Her upcoming book is "

#7 - Living a Skeptical Life with Zach Reimer

June 20th, 2019


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 …

#5 - Classical Theism and Modernity with Craig Carter

May 11th, 2019


Craig Carter is Professor of Theology, Theologian-in-Resident, and an author. 

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#4 - Losing My Religion with Jordan Franck

April 24th, 2019


Jordan Franck is an educator and a professional photographer. We discuss his departure from Christianity, what led to that, and what he holds to now. …

#3 - Other Minds with Hugh Hunter

April 10th, 2019


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 …

#2 - Preferential Hiring, Free Speech, and Intellectuals with Mark Mercer

March 19th, 2019


 Mark Mercer is Professor of Philosophy, President of Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship, and a public intellectual. 

 You can find more …

#1 - Cultural Marxism with Scott Masson

March 5th, 2019


Scott Masson is Associate Professor of English Literature and a public intellectual.

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#0 - What is Kazingram Dialogue

February 14th, 2019



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