Hi-Phi Nation

Hi-Phi Nation is philosophy in story-form, integrating narrative journalism with big ideas. We look at stories from everyday life, law, science, popular culture, and strange corners of human experiences that raise thought-provoking questions about things like justice, knowledge, the self, morality, and existence. We then seek answers with the help of academics and philosophers. The show is produced and hosted by Barry Lam of Vassar College.

Philosophy
Documentary
1
Life, Edited
39 min
2
Hi-Phi Nation Presents: Decoder Ring, The Alber...
Decoder Ring Cross-Over
39 min
3
The Selfless Kidney Donor
Evolution and moral self-sacrifice: is there true altruism?
40 min
4
The Man of Many Worlds IV
Last year of David Lewis' life, his philosophy of religion, and legacy.
36 min
5
The Man of Many Worlds III
David Lewis argues for possible worlds
45 min
6
The Man of Many Worlds II
David Lewis learns about love and language
37 min
7
The Man of Many Worlds I
How David Lewis died, his early years, and his theory of time travel and the self.
40 min
8
Hi-Phi Nation Presents: Into the Zone (When We ...
44 min
9
Justice and Retribution
Season 4: Episode 8
51 min
10
The Loophole
Season 4: Episode 7
39 min
11
Punishment without End
Season 4, Episode 6
52 min
12
Redemption in the DDU
Season 4: Episode 5
47 min
13
Gender Justice
Season 4: Episode 4
53 min
14
The Informant
Season 4: Episode 3
48 min
15
Police Discretion
Season 4: Episode 2
48 min
16
Hi-Phi Nation Plus: Mens Rea versus Moral Luck
Barry and Sarah Lustbader discuss Episode 1: Criminal Minds
21 min
17
Criminal Minds
Season 4: Episode 1
52 min
18
Sponsored: Delivering Extraordinary Experiences...
30 min
19
Season 4: Crime and Punishment (Trailer)
The philosophical foundations of crime and punishment in America
3 min
20
YOLO Apologetics
Season 3: Episode 10
41 min
21
The Illusionist
Season 3: Episode 9
34 min
22
Uncivil Disobedience
Season 3: Episode 8
46 min
23
For Women Only (pt. 2)
Season 3: Episode 7
45 min
24
For Women Only (pt. 1)
Season 3: Episode 6
48 min
25
Demons of Democracy
Season 3: Episode 5
51 min
26
Name of God (2019)
Of Headscarves and YHWH
51 min
27
The Forever War
Season 3: Episode 4
47 min
28
No Offense
Season 3: Episode 3
45 min
29
Risky Business
Season 3: Episode 2
46 min
30
(Bonus) The Battle over CSOCs
Episode 1 bonus
17 min
31
The Precrime Unit
Season 3: Episode 1
45 min
32
Season 3 Preview
2 min
33
Chamber of Facts
Season 2: Episode 10
44 min
34
A Night of Philosophy
Season 2: Episode 9
45 min
35
Willful Acts
Season 2: Episode 8
55 min
36
Creed and Credences
Season 2: Episode 7
41 min
37
The Self and Survival
Season 2: Episode 6
43 min
38
Cover Me Softly
Season 2: Episode 5
46 min
39
Freedom and Hostile Design
Season 2: Episode 4
28 min
40
Drowned at Sea
Season 2: Episode 3
29 min
41
The Ethics Bowl
Season 2: Episode 2
49 min
42
The Bottom of the Curve
Season 2: Episode 1
37 min
43
A Better Love
Season 1: Episode 10
47 min
44
The Ashes of Truth
Season 1: Episode 9
48 min
45
Be a Man
Season 1: Episode 8
35 min
46
Hackademics II: The Hackers
Season 1: Episode 7
41 min
47
Hackademics I: The Control
Season 1: Episode 6
43 min
48
The Cops of Pop
Season 1: Episode 5
44 min
49
The Name of God
Season 1: Episode 4
47 min
50
Soldier Philosophers Part 2: The Morality of War
Season 1: Episode 3
46 min
51
Soldier Philosophers Part 1: Moral Exploitation
Season 1: Episode 2
45 min
52
The Wishes of the Dead
Season 1 Episode 1
46 min
53
Season One Trailer #1
Introducing Hi-Phi Nation
2 min