The American Age

What if your favorite college professors were willing to talk about everything from philosophy and politics to pop culture and love with the same kind of consideration and enthusiasm? Each week C. Travis Webb, Seph Rodney, and Steven Fullwood discuss life, culture, and art, and challenge their listeners to take fewer things for granted and all things more seriously.

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2 days ago

214 - Steven rejoins the podcast, and the hosts discuss the “vs” mood in US politics. Roe vs Wade vs SCOTUS vs women vs the Bible vs left vs right vs trans-rights vs white men vs...

Monday Jun 27, 2022

022 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 213 - “Underdogs and Empires: What Compels Us to Care?” Seph applies the concept of empires and underdogs to conservatives and progressives in light of the recent Supreme decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Travis taps into the renewed sense of hope that sports teams bring with every season.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

213 - Seph and Travis discuss underdogs and “evil” empires in sports and celebrity. Steven is off this week.

Monday Jun 13, 2022

021 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 212 - “Intellectual Protagonists and Inspirational Antagonists.” Seph gets in touch with his intellectual ancestry, and how the writing styles of academics he studied influenced his own methods. Travis discusses the challenges posed when framing past intellectuals in his own thoughts and work.

Monday Jun 06, 2022

212 - The hosts discuss the thinkers who shape their own thinking, both positively and negatively. In sports it’s common to have productive rivalries, and the same is true in the realm of thought.

Tuesday May 31, 2022

020 - The hosts reflect on their podcast “From Abortion to Beauty Standards.” Steven examines Jordan Perterson’s motivations in the Twitterverse in light of recent mass shootings. Seph deconstructs the “my body my choice” assertion as it pertains to abortion, vaccine mandates and religious beliefs. Travis draws a link between the concept of beauty standards and vaccine mandates through the human desire for certainty.

Monday May 23, 2022

211 - The hosts continue their conversation about abortion and discuss the politics of “principles,” before they move on to Jordan Peterson, and the notion of “objective” beauty standards.

Monday May 16, 2022

019 - The hosts reflect on their podcast “My Body, My Choice, Except When…” Travis discusses the role of the government in regulating bodily autonomy, and views ongoing outrage over issues such as the Musk Twitter acquisition as a distraction from more important concerns. Steven provides food for thought in the form of questions over issues brought up in the podcast, and compares the statements made by select conservative Supreme Court justices during their confirmation hearings to the leaked draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade. Seph addresses a challenge Travis posed during their discussion last week.

Monday May 09, 2022

210 - The hosts discuss the speculation that Roe v Wade might be overturned. What does “My Body, My Choice” mean in an era of vaccine mandates? What makes government regulation of our bodies permissible in some instances but not others?

Monday May 02, 2022

018 - The hosts reflect on their podcast about “Don’t Say Gay” Bills: Representations vs Realities. Steven reasserts his view of the bill as Trojan Horse perpetrated by the GOP, and examines the notion of “benign intent” within the framework of his own life experiences. Seph mines Google for statistics about sex education in middle schools to see if there’s any justification behind the “moral panic.” Travis clarifies remarks he made regarding the mind body duality in western vs eastern thought, and emphasizes his concern over the implementation of gender affirming medical procedures on adolescents.


Why does the American flag look like this?

As you can see, our flag is different.
We believe in the American idea that all men and women are equal before the law and enjoy rights that are intrinsic and inalienable. We also believe, along with Thomas Jefferson, that because men and women are imperfect, and their wisdom is limited and fleeting, that this idea must be renewed periodically in order to remain vital...

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The American Age is a salutary response to the disease at the core of American civic culture. It is a rejection of intellectual cynicism, historical amnesia, and the politics of dread. It is a rooster call to stir our fellow humanists awake.


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