Ep. 1370: Popular Philosophy and Ep. 1371: Socks On Fire

June 30, 2021
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research Simon Critchley PhD, author of “Bald: 35 Philosophical Short Cuts.” The moderator of the NY Times’ Stone column and the author of numerous books on everything from Greek tragedy to David Bowie, Critchley has been a strong voice in popular philosophy for more than a decade. Critchley brings together thirty-five essays, originally published in the Times, on a wide range of topics, from the dimensions of Plato’s academy and the mysteries of Eleusis to Philip K. Dick, Mormonism, money and the joy and pain of Liverpool Football Club fans. In an engaging and jargon-free style, Critchley writes with honesty about the state of the world as he offers philosophically informed and insightful considerations of happiness, violence and faith. Kathryn also interviews Filmmaker Bo McGuire, director of “Socks On Fire.” His award-winning film is a lyrical testament to Southern women couched in the familial battle for his beloved grandmother’s throne. McGuire returned home from New York City to Hokes Bluff, Alabama to find that his Aunt Sharon—his favorite childhood relative—had locked her gay, drag-queen brother, his Uncle John, out of the family home. As a queer Southerner who is both protective and skeptical of the South, this family rupture stoked a fire within McGuire to document the place and the people he calls home. Through a series of stylized reenactments spun in with family VHS footage, McGuire documents the fluidity of identity, personality and performance in his hometown among his kin and the many women who’ve been a force in Bo’s life.

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Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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