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Tamler Sommers & David Pizarro
Very Bad Wizards
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 3,998 ratings
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Boy they weren’t kidding—there is absolutely little to no wizard and wizarding content in this podcast. Every episode I wonder if they have finally done enough “throat clearing” to finally get to the wizarding content. Spoiler alert—no. But because they do admit they are very bad wizards,...Read full review »
JD in Seattle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/22
Always feel better after listening to VBW. Thank you Tamler and David. You are the ultimate existential podcast. I have been enjoying your Deadwood analysis. Keep them coming please!
lost_in__california via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/22
🥹 very much the title
SSPRIYAA via Apple Podcasts · India · 09/09/22
Recent Episodes
Published 09/20/22
David and Tamler take their first real look at pragmatism via Richard Rorty’s “Solidarity or Objectivity.” Can we discover facts about the world as it “really is,” independent of our own culturally influenced methods of inquiry? If not, does that make us relativists? Is David right about...
Published 09/20/22
David and Tamler return to Borges land to get lost in the infinite, this time with his legendary and tragic character Funes the memorious. What would it be like to have perfect memory, to have full access to every perceived detail no matter how trivial? Would life be infinitely richer, with...
Published 09/06/22
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