Dear Listener, do you ever find yourself wondering: What is the meaning of life? What is right and what is wrong? What is true happiness? Philosophy may seem like an esoteric subject, but research has shown that there are many everyday benefits to the study of and knowledge of philosophy. The study of philosophy can be empowering as it helps one appreciate a variety of perspectives; develops one’s ability to explain and to communicate difficult material; enhances persuasive powers; and teaches one to think analytically and to present sound arguments. This week, my guest Tyler Shores makes philosophy “fun” and puts philosophy in more concrete examples. He created and taught a college course on the Simpsons and Philosophy and has written multiple books about Philosophy and popular books/t.v. shows/movies. So, even though philosophers debate whether we have “free will” or not, YOU CAN MAKE THE CHOICE TO LISTEN IN this week!