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The UnMute Podcast

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A Podcast where philosophy and real-world issues collide

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Episode 044: Laura Pérez on Seeing Corruption

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Laura Pérez about visual experiences and social institutions, how is corruption inherent in our visual experiences, corruption and authenticity, and so much more. 

Episode 043: Serena Parekh on Refugees

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with Serena Parekh about refugees and statelessness, the harms of statelessness, our ethical obligations, and so much more.

Episode 042: Kathryn Norlock on Complaining & Shaming

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kathryn Norlock about complaining, its prohibitions, what it does, how to do it well, its connection to shaming, and so much more.

Episode 041: Yolonda Wilson on Health Justice

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Yolonda Wilson about health disparities, factors that contribute to it, race, class, and medical treatment, …

Episode 040: Erin Tarver on Sports and Identity

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Erin Tarver about sports fandom, hero worship vs mascotting, the logics of white supremacy and misogyny in sports, and so much more. 

Episode 039: Kris Sealey on Bad Faith

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kris Sealey about decolonialism, the role of the stereotype, Bad Faith's subversive potential, and so much more. 

Episode 038: Carrie Jenkins on Love & Happiness

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Carrie Jenkins about the nature of love and happiness, can you have one without the other, what is love-crafting in private and public, and so much more. 

Episode 037: Michele Moody-Adams on Monuments & Memorials

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Michele Moody-Adams about monuments and memorials, their similarities and differences, arguments for their destruction, the democratic possibilities of both, and so much more.

Episode 036: Colleen Murphy on Reconciliation

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Colleen Murphy about reconciliation, its connection with forgiveness, its role in transitional justice, and so …

Episode 035: Kate Manne on HIMpathy

February 11th, 2019


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kate Manne about over-sympathy for men, its connection to misogyny, why women are prone to it, some strategies to resist it, and so much more.

Episode: 034 Andrea Pitts on Indigenous Resistance to Neoliberalism

May 14th, 2018


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Andrea Pitts about neoliberalism, how it uniquely affects indigenous communities, projects of resistance, Latinx …

Episode 033: Adrienne Martin on Hope

March 12th, 2018


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Adrienne Martin about the nature of hope, why we should hope in humanity, differences and connections between …

Episode 032: Kyle Whyte on Indigenous Resilience and Environmental Change

February 5th, 2018


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kyle Whyte about climate injustice, settler colonialism, anthropogenic environmental change, Indigenous …

Episode 031: Serene Khader on Cross-Border Feminist Solidarity

December 21st, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Serene Khader about transnational feminism, solidarity, neoliberalism and women in the global south, writng …

Episode 030: Winston Thompson on Educational Justice

December 8th, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Winston Thompson about justice and education, potential and formation, charter schools, decolonizing the …

Episode 029: Wendy Salkin on Informal Representation

October 3rd, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Wendy Salkin about informal representation, its powers, duties, and problems, Du Bois & Coates on the issue, and more.

Episode 028: David Livingstone Smith on Dehumanization

August 31st, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher David Livingstone Smith about dehumanization, it's history, the role of race in dehumanizing practices, how …

Episode 027: Lori Gruen on Prisons

June 14th, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Lori Gruen about carceral spaces, teaching philosophy in prisons, the animal, prisoner, and blacks analogy, is animal rights for white people, and much more.

Episode 026: Elizabeth Barnes on Disability and Well-Being

May 17th, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Elizabeth Barnes about theories of disability, abnormal bodies and a flourishing life, diabilty pride, valuing disability, and much more. 

Episode 025: Cassie Herbert on Risky Speech

April 5th, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosoher Cassie Herbert about risky speech, the difference between accusations and reports, how to respond to accounts of racism, sexism, etc, and much more.

Episode 024: Larry Blum on Teaching Race

April 4th, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Larry blum about teaching race, dealing with guilt and resentment in the classroom, teaching race in a Trump era, and much more.

Episode 023: Tommie Shelby on Dark Ghettos

February 1st, 2017


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Tommie Shelby about dark ghettos, integration, single black mothers, the moral permissibility of crime, hip-hop, and much more.

Episode 022: John Corvino on Homosexuality

December 27th, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher John Corvino about homosexuality, traditional marriage, religious liberty and discrimination, being out in academia, and so much more.

Episode 021: Denise James on Political Illusions

December 2nd, 2016


Myisha cherry chats with philosopher Denise James about Political Illusions, Lorraine Hansberry, the problem of integration, dying cities, and much …

Episode 020: Post-Election Panel on Trump and the Age of Ignorance

November 16th, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with Meena Krishnamurthy and Rachel McKinnon about their reactions to the election,  ignorance during the election season, how to …

Episode 019: Paul C. Taylor on Black Aesthetics

September 2nd, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with Philosopher Paul C. Taylor about black invisibility, art and politics, authenticity and cultural appropriation, beauty and …

Episode 018: Linda Alcoff on Whiteness

July 15th, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, Linda Alcoff, about white exceptionalism, white double consciousness, the future of whiteness, and much more.

Episode 017: Tom Digby on Masculinity

June 10th, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Tom Digby about masculinity and militarism, rape culture, the gender war, cultural programming, and more.

Episode 016: Nancy Bauer on Pornography

May 15th, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, Nancy Bauer, about pornography, the sexiness of taboos, feminism and porn, hookup culture, and more.

Episode 015: Jose´ Mendoza on Immigration

April 11th, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with José Mendoza about whiteness and immigration, open borders, the myth surrounding Mexican immigration, 'alien' and 'illegals' discourse, and so much more.

Episode 014: Luvell Anderson on Slurs

March 1st, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Luvell Anderson about slurs, swearing, the N-Word, appropriating language, and racial humor.

Episode 013: Meena Krishnamurthy on Distrust

February 1st, 2016


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Meena Krishnamurthy about Martin Luther King jr. and political distrust, the global poor, and a phenomena known …

Episode 012: Chike Jeffers on W.E.B. Dubois

December 29th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Chike Jeffers about double consciousness, Dubois' predictions, Black art, Dubois and Booker T. Debate, race, and more.

Episode 011: Chike Jeffers on Black Thought

December 28th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Chike Jeffers about africana philosophy, Ethiopian political philosophy, black life and black solidarity in …

Episode 010: Joel Reynolds on Disability

December 11th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Joel Reynolds about the stigmas and oppressions surrounding disability, technology and mortality, 'inspiration …

Episode 009: Kristie Dotson on Ignorance

October 21st, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher Kristie Dotson about ignorance, problems facing black girls, academic passing, and black feminist thought.

Episode 008: David McClean on Money

October 19th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, David McClean, on money and the philosophical life, hip-hop culture and materialism, occupy wall street, and …

Episode 007: Vanessa Wills on Marxism

August 17th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, Vanessa Wills, on marxism and its misconceptions, and what today's social movements can learn from marxist thought.

Episode 006: Rachel McKinnon on Allies & Active Bystanders

July 14th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with Philosopher Rachel McKinnon about what is ally culture and its problems, how we can become active bystanders, why blogs are …

Episode 005: Amir Jaima on Philosophy and Literature

June 8th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with Philosopher, Amir Jaima, about what philosophy can learn from literature, what makes black literature so philosophically rich, Why is Toni Morrison a philosopher, and more.

Episode 004: Douglas Ficek on Frantz Fanon & Social Protest

April 13th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with philosopher, Douglas Ficek about Fanon, existentialism, #BlackLivesMatter, and current day activism

Episode 003: Rachel Ann McKinney

March 9th, 2015


Myisha Cherry chats with Philosopher, Rachel Ann McKinney about the power of words, language and police interactions, and women and the philosophical …

Snippet Episode: Justin Clardy on Love

March 8th, 2015


This is a 3-minute "mixtape" consisting of snippets of our interview with Justin Clardy. 

EPISODE 002: Justin Clardy on Love

February 9th, 2015


Myisha Cherry talks with philosopher, Justin Clardy, about the nature of love, polyamory, love & politics, and why the movie "Love Jones" should …

Snippet Episode: Jason Stanley

February 9th, 2015


This is a 3-minute "mixtape" consisting of snippets of our interview with Jason Stanley.

Episode 001: Jason Stanley

January 12th, 2015


Myisha Cherry talks with Yale University philosophy professor, Jason Stanley, about satire, liberalism, public intellectualism, and why Ice Cube is a philosopher.

Episode 000: What is UnMute?

January 8th, 2015


Host, Myisha Cherry, explains the purpose of the UnMute podcast and provides a preview of whats to come.

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