The Philosophers Stoned

Hosted BySam Labun & Jordan Strauss

A comedy podcast about philosophy with Sam Labun (B.A. and M.A. in philosophy) and comedian Jordan Strauss. Email us with questions or proposed topics at

Episode 16: Weakness of the Will

Philosophers have long believed that people act according to their better judgment. Given the choice between A and B, people will choose the best course of action to achieve their goal. And yet…sometimes we act against our better judgment. I know I should eat a salad and go for a run, but instead I buy a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of vodka. What is going on?