The Dilemma Podcast features prominent thinkers discussing a different moral dilemma in every episode. Hosted by Jay Shapiro & Coleman Hughes with moral dilemmas to soothe your existential dread.

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The Dilemma Podcast features prominent thinkers discussing a different moral dilemma in every episode. Hosted by Jay Shapiro & Coleman Hughes with moral dilemmas to soothe your existential dread.

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Dilemma Podcast

#001: Fire At The Lourve

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Paul is a scholar of Renaissance art history and a curator at the Louvre in Paris. One morning, a fire sweeps through the museum. As people are evacuating the museum, Paul has an important decision to make. Should he risk his own life by attempting to rescue anything?

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#002: Star Trek's Prime Directive

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In the long running science fiction show, Star Trek, the federation has a guiding principle referred to as the Prime Directive which instructs federation ships with advanced technology to not interfere with primitive evolving civilizations in such a way where the intervention is detected.

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#003: Do I Smell Donuts?

29th JULY, 2019

In 2012, Dunkin Donuts piloted a new form of advertising on public buses in South Korea. The idea was called “Flavor Radio”. When the bus was about to pass a Dunkin’ Donuts shop on the road an advertisement for the chain was played over the speakers and a small spritzer installed in the seats of the buses sprayed a pleasing aroma of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee into the atmosphere for riders to inhale.

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#004: Listen To The Music

12th AUGUST, 2019

Frankie greatly enjoyed the music of Pan Fried Onions. She bought all of their albums and went to all their shows when they came to town. However, as Frankie learned more about this band, she discovered that the lead singer regularly makes sexist comments in interviews and donates to political organizations that Frankie believes are harmful to women.

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#005: Driverless Cars

26th AUGUST, 2019

Cars of the past required us to do everything manually, from shifting gears to locking doors and rolling down windows. Now we have cars that “can drive themselves”. Are there unavoidable psychological harms to ceding our driving activity entirely which outweigh the potential safety benefits?

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#006: Conscious Robots

9th SEPTEMBER, 2019

When the engineers had at last finished their work, Eugenia Kuyda opened a console on her laptop and began to type. “Roman,” she wrote. “This is your digital monument.” When her best friend died, she rebuilt him using artificial intelligence.

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