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 33: Philosophy of Sports

In this episode we discuss a range of topics, from the Mayan Ball Game, to the essential characteristics of sports, to the controversial topic of transgender athletes. Sports have traditionally been segregated based on sex: men’s leagues and women’s leagues. However, transgender athletes have challenged the efficacy of sex segregation. Is it time for a new way to form sports leagues, perhaps based on other factors besides sex? As always, email your thoughts and questions to