The Reasoning Show
is a new venture undertaken by
David Quinn, Kevin Solway and Dan Rowden (now involved in other projects), co-founders of
Genius Forum. It
consists of audio recordings of philosophical discussions between
participants from around the world. The discussions are recorded via the
audio conferencing facility within Skype™ and subsequently made available to the
public for free as MP3 podcasts and downloads.
The central aim of
The Reasoning Show is to promote rationality in the world.
The discussions will be conducted in a cordial and non-academic manner, while
remaining highly logical and full of purpose. The aim, with the help of our
guests, is to use our collective reasoning powers to dig to the very bottom of
what people believe and uncover what is ultimately true in life.
Guests will include philosophers, scientists,
theologians, monks, authors, spiritual teachers, experienced religious
practitioners, psychologists, feminists, environmentalists, atheists, comedians,
and anyone else of interest.
due to connection load the sound quality of podcasts may vary.]
Although our main aim is to have high-profile guests on the show -
i.e. published authors, website authors, intellectual crusaders,
acknowledged experts, well-regarded spiritual teachers, and so on - we
are open to hosting anyone who is philosophically interesting. If you
think you would make an interesting guest on the show, please feel free
to contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that you would need to have access to a good
computer which has the free software program Skype™ installed, a broadband
connection and a headset or equivalent.
The Hour of Judgment
In 1995, Kevin Solway and David Quinn hosted a twenty-part philosophical
series called The Hour of Judgment, aired on local radio in Brisbane, Australia.
With a format loosely similar to the one being proposed for The Reasoning Show,
rational discussion was conducted with academic philosophers, Buddhist teachers,
Zen Masters, physicists, monks, theologians, seminary priests, feminists, New
Age preachers, clinical psychologists and environmentalists. Notable guests
included Professor Paul Davies, physicist and author of "The Mind of God" and "God
and the New Physics", and Roselyn Stone, a Canadian Zen Master.
Transcripts of the Hour of Judgment series can be located