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 17: Evil

In this episode, Sam and Jordan discuss the concept of evil. Throughout history, “evil” has been used to describe people, events, and practices that seem beyond merely “bad.” Sometimes, however, the punishment of “evil” is used to justify atrocities, like the Salem witch trials. Is “evil” really a useful concept for understanding human nature?