Why Philosophers Think Anxiety is Good For You

From Wisecrack. Is Anxiety Actually Good For Us? It seems like we live in an age of anxiety, with more and more people using everything from meditation to apps to medication to cope. But from a philosophical perspective, anxiety might actually be a necessary, and even healthy, part of existence. We know it sounds counterintutive,…

Cruise Ships: Modern-Day Colonialism?

From Wisecrack. Boomers, Cruise Ships, and The End of The World Cruise ships might make you think of margaritas, relaxed boomers, and visions of tropical paradise. But is there a dark underbelly to an industry that’s seemingly all fun in the sun? And are the boomers taking these cruises secretly doing it at our expense??…

Should We All Be Having More Babies? Wisecrack Live – 5/29/24 – #culture #news #philosophy

From Wisecrack. Today we’ll be discussing this new recent article (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/article/2024/may/25/american-pronatalists-malcolm-and-simone-collins) on the Pronatalism movement, and the controversial couple at the heart of it. (Spoiler: they think it’s good to hit your kids.) We’ll also discuss the collapse of third spaces, people using surveillance techniques to get more guac at chipotle, and more. If you…

Why Leftists Are So Depressed

From Wisecrack. Does Being Woke Make You Depressed? A recent study showed that college students and professors with an interest in social justice and critical theory were more likely to report feeling depression and anxiety. For some this is clear evidence that the "woke" and those on the left are miserable due to their beliefs.…

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and the Philosophy of Beef – 5/6/24

From Wisecrack. Michael and Henry explain the Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef to the uninitiated, and try to figure out if there is philosophical or intellectual value to rap beefs. Check out the original TikTok video from @xeviuniverse here: @xeviuniverse Everyone has their own reasons to dislike him but are aware of everyone elses reasons,…