Everyday Ethics

Everyday Ethics

Everyday Ethics is a weekly podcast that takes a look at many of the ethical dilemmas that face us every day, and attempts to break them down for easier understanding. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Craig Kopp, featuring media ethicist Kelly McBride and medical ethicist Art Caplan, Everyday Ethics helps you to know the difference between what you have a right to do and what's right to do.... Show More

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September 18, 2019 16 min

We’ve all done it or been the target of it at one time or another – cutting in line. It happens every day, but is right to put your needs ahead of others? Join us as we discuss the ethics of line jumping.

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September 11, 2019 17 min

Whether it’s medieval kings or Real Housewives, we’ve been fascinated by the lifestyles of the rich and famous for generations. Is it healthy to fantasize about being rich someday? Join us as we dive into the world of wealth porn.

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July 31, 2019 21 min

State legislatures have passed a number of so-called religious liberty bills in recent years that allow business and individuals to refuse to perform a service on moral grounds. Now the debate has entered the medical field and not just for abortions. Join us as we discuss the ethics at the crossroads of personal morality and medical duty.

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July 24, 2019 19 min

People have been fascinated with superheroes for generations, initially through comic books, and more recently from blockbuster movies. But is this a healthy obsession? Join us as we discuss the ethics of superheroes.

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June 12, 2019 20 min

Recently, a picture of people waiting in line at the top of Mount Everest went viral. It’s drawn attention to some the negative aspects of tourism. This week we discuss the ethics of travel and tourism.

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May 29, 2019 16 min

It happens way more often than anyone thinks. In fact, recent research shows that you probably pee in the pool, too. So, we need to talk.

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May 8, 2019

Everyday we hear from experts sharing all sorts of advice and information on the news. Sometimes our own experts, Kelly McBride and Art Caplan, are asked to be guests on various programs. But what makes someone an expert? Join us as we examine the credentials of experts.

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April 24, 2019

Crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money. Sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter give ordinary people a platform to fund everything from medical bills to vacations. You may have given to one of these campaigns yourself, but did you stop to think about the ethics involved? Join us!

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April 17, 2019

The science is clear. Vaccines work and do not cause autism. Despite mountains of evidence, some people still refuse to vaccinate themselves and their children. So, is it time to make them mandatory? Join us as we discuss the ethics of mandatory vaccines.

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April 10, 2019

Most people will have multiple job interviews throughout their working lives. Often times you’re ask the same handful of stereotypical questions, but is this the best way to find a new employee? Join us as we explore the ethics of interviewing potential employees.

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April 3, 2019

Following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing 737 Max 8 jets have been grounded worldwide. In the course of the investigation we have learned that the FAA relies on manufacturers to self-certify the safety of their aircraft. This week we ask, is that ethical? Join us!

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March 27, 2019

Recent, a 21 year old West Point cadet was killed in a skiing accident. His parents obtained a court order to preserve his sperm and hope to create a child from it. They believe their son wanted to have children and continue the family lineage. Join us as

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March 20, 2019

The recent documentary Leaving Neverland reexamines the sexual abuse allegations against the late singer Michael Jackson. It features two men who allege they were sexually abused by Jackson as boys.  While the allegations aren’t new, there have been renewed calls to ban the singer’s music from the airwaves and other public settings. Can you ethically listen to Michael Jackson? Join us for this week’s conversation!

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March 13, 2019

Many companies are offering employees perks if they share their heath data from their Fitbit or smart watch. Most people don’t stop to think about the ethics involved. Is it a good idea to share this kind of data with your boss? We discuss it this week!

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March 6, 2019

The Jussie Smollett case raises a lot of ethical issues. Join us as we examine this complex incident that captured the nation’s attention.

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February 21, 2019

This week, Art presents an ethical issue being discussed in the Jewish community. Is it right to charge admission to a holocaust museum? Join us!

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February 13, 2019

Side hustles have become all the rage. Maybe you’ve got one. Ours is this podcast. Do you do it for extra money or because you need the additional income to get by? This week we examine the ethics of the side hustle.

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February 6, 2019

You’ve seen the ads and perhaps you have ordered a meal delivery kit. They have everything you need to make a meal at home. But did you stop to think about the ethics involved? Join us as we dig in to this juicy topic!

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January 16, 2019

We’ve all seen the ads for companies that test your DNA and provide a basic genetic history. This new fad can reveal vital information about potential medial issues, but what should you do with the information? Join us as we explore the ethics of genetic testing.

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January 9, 2019

Everybody wants a great deal on a flight, but do you stop to think about the ethics involved? We jump into 2019 with the ethics of cheap flights. Join us!

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