Philosophical Currents

Philosophical Currents is a monthly radio show exploring current events from the perspective of a philosopher.

Each episode of Philosophical Currents is embedded in the Prairie Public news magazine “Main Street.” The show features either Doug Hamilton or Ashley Thornberg interviewing philosopher Jack Russell Weinstein about the most compelling issues of the day.

The show is intended for general audiences. We encourage you to listen and share these episodes with others. Feel free to embed them in your blog or website. Feedback is always welcome at

Episode 2: “How does watching racially-charged events on the Internet change our experience of them?” April 26, 2021

Episode 1: “Asian Hate,” March 29, 2021

More episodes will be posted as they are released.