About the show
Do you enjoy asking the big questions in life? Or the medium-sized questions? And then debating them with your friends?
We can’t promise to help you win every argument, but in this podcast, join us as we debate all kinds of everyday issues. With clear definitions, and some help from philosophers throughout history, we break down the key arguments of questions like “Should billionaires exist?”, “Is God a good thing?” and many more.
We’re Jake and Ant, two friends who studied a mix of philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford. We started this podcast during Covid-19, and what began as a lockdown hobby to curb our own boredom has somehow ended up becoming one of the Top 2% of podcasts worldwide. It’s been flatteringly described as “Like listening to your mates argue in the pub, except they’re not rude to each other and they sound like they know what they’re talking about”. Well, when we do our research anyway.
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Should teenagers get a vote, or should we limit voting even further?
Famously in the UK, many reported that, had 16 year olds been included, Brexit would not have passed. Further, had retirees been excluded, it wouldn’t have even been close. It raises several interesting questions…why do we allow people who will largely be uninvolved in the future knock-on effects to vote? Where does the legitimacy of getting a vote come from? Also, why do we limit anyone voting by age? Isn’t the implication some lack of a certain capacity? If we agree on that point as a good thing, then why don’t we introduce MORE tests to indentify people who aren’t clued up enough to vote and do that?
We discuss these questions and how our feelings on this may relate to other forms of government (direct vs representative democracies, democracies vs aristocracies, epistocracies and technocracies). All of this follows on neatly from our previous chats on voting, tying it all together with a little intro on Walter Lippman.
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