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The Sports Ethicist Show: Santayana on the Value of Sport

Apologies! Rockford College Radio is replaying Psychology of Mental Toughness show. You can still get the podcast for the Santayana show here right now:

The Sports Ethicist Show airs this Monday at 6 pm CDT on Rockford College Radio.

George Santayana is one of the great American Philosophers and his essay “Philosophy on the Bleachers” he argues for the value of athletics for both participants and spectators. In this episode of The Sports Ethicist Show, Shawn Klein and Matt Flamm discuss Santayana’s essay and his ideas. Profs. Klein and Flamm cover a wide range of themes from the connection between athlete and spectator to role of the martial virtues in human life to the effect of industrial revolution on human existence.

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Prof. Flamm’s articles in the Bulletin:

A podcast of the show will be available after the show airs.


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The Sports Ethicist Show: Fandom Origins

The Sports Ethicist Show airs tonight at 6 pm (Central) on Rockford College Radio.

Most fans are fans of a team because of geography. But not everyone becomes a fan that way. Sean Beckmann and Mike Perry join The Sports Ethicist, Shawn Klein, to discuss their fandom-origins and other issues in being fans.

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