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The Hub for Important Ideas

The Hub for Important Ideas is a podcast about the serious issues of our time, hosted by cultural critics Stephen James and Ken Swain. They challenge conventional thinking about contemporary problems including Mental Health, Economic Inequality, the Environment, Bigotry, and War in intelligent conversations with thought leaders in various disciplines.   Drawing on the groundbreaking work of Ernest Becker, author of The Denial of Death, and the cutting-edge research of Terror Management Theory, this podcast  will  enable you to think through urgent issues.  

Tracks

A House Divided Part 2 featuring Sheldon Solomon - Episode 46 – The Hub for Important Ideas 115:17 05/31/2022
A House Divided featuring Sheldon Solomon - Episode 45 – The Hub for Important Ideas 70:21 04/28/2022
Ukraine War - Episode 44 – The Hub for Important Ideas 42:40 03/31/2022
Mortality in this Diverse Culture featuring Dan Liechty - Episode 43 – The Hub for Important Ideas 85:18 03/24/2022
Free speech - Episode 42 – The Hub for Important Ideas 52:40 02/25/2022
The Abortion Issue featuring Miriam Piven Cotler - Episode 41 69:17 01/29/2022
Beyond a Recap 48:12 01/14/2022
Critical Race Theory featuring Henry Richards - Episode 39 74:19 12/20/2021
The Psychology of War featuring Jerry Piven - Episode 38 – The Hub for Important Ideas 72:04 11/26/2021
War and Violence featuring Jack Moscou- Episode 37 – The Hub for Important Ideas 73:39 10/30/2021
Feminist Existentialism featuring Tomi-Ann Roberts- Episode 36 – The Hub for Important Ideas 80:26 09/21/2021
Immersion featuring Merlyn Mowrey- Episode 35 – The Hub for Important Ideas 73:47 08/24/2021
Death positive featuring Sheldon Solomon - Episode 34 – The Hub for Important Ideas 59:23 07/23/2021
Examining Important Ideas featuring Dan Liechty - Episode 33 34:59 06/25/2021
The Quiet Ego featuring Pelin Kesebir - Episode 32 63:28 05/27/2021
Political Fantasy and Illusion featuring Jerry Piven - Episode 31 69:23 04/29/2021
One Year Anniversary - Episode 30 34:48 04/14/2021
Mental Health featuring Jerry Piven - Episode 29 74:40 04/07/2021
Unconscious Bias featuring Henry Richards - Episode 28 59:36 03/28/2021
Social Media featuring Lyla Rothschild - Episode 27 62:45 02/28/2021
Upheaval 73:44 01/19/2021
Important Ideas from 2020 29:33 01/08/2021
Unity featuring Dan Liechty - Episode 24 72:33 12/29/2020
Humility - featuring Dan Liechty Episode 23 – The Hub for Important Ideas 66:03 12/08/2020
Misogyny - Episode 22 featuring Jamie Goldenberg 37:35 11/16/2020
Pre-Election Special - Episode 21 51:31 10/30/2020
Election 2020 - Episode 20 featuring Jack Moscou 44:52 10/16/2020
Narcissism and Hope Episode 19 featuring Sheldon Solomon 59:20 10/03/2020
Narcissism Part 2 featuring Sheldon Solomon 88:52 09/12/2020
Narcissism Episode 17 Featuring Sheldon Solomon 58:12 09/03/2020