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The Sports Ethicist Show: Diving and Cheating in Soccer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDiving, flopping, going to ground, whatever you call it, it is a controversial issue in sport, especially in Soccer. Is it wrong? What is the nature of the wrongness? Is it cheating? Mike Austin, professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University joins Shawn Klein to discuss […]

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The Sports Ethicist Show: Ethical Issues in Horse Racing

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s the season of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. Horse racing raises is exciting and thrilling, but it also raises several ethical and philosophical issues: doping, horse welfare, genetic manipulation, and breeding and body types. Rockford University Biology professor Sean Beckmann joins the show […]

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The Sports Ethicist Show: Sports Studies Symposium 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe 3rd annual Sports Studies Symposium was held April 25, 2014. In this episode, the symposium participants discuss the ideas raised by the papers given at the symposium. In the first part of the episode, Mike Perry and Shawn E. Klein talk with Sean Beckmann and […]

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The Sports Ethicist- Boston Breakdown with Joe

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJoe Danker and Shawn Klein discuss things Boston sports in this episode of The Sports Ethicist. What defines a successful season? How important is it for the Bruins to get to and win the Stanley Cup this year? Are the Red Sox in a grace period […]

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The Sports Ethicist- The Paradox of Fandom

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Paradox of Fandom   In this episode of The Sports Ethicist Show, we focus on the value of being a sports fan. In her paper, “Being a Sports Fan: Paradox and Intrinsic Value,” Prof. Gwen Bradford (Rice University) defends a view of the value of […]

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The Sports Ethicist Show: Rule Changes in Sport

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRules are an essential part of sport. They define it, they govern it.  But what about changing the rules? Three recent rule changes have gained national attention recently: expanded MLB replay, limiting home plate collisions in MLB, and penalizing the use of the ‘N’ word in […]

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The Sports Ethicist-Santayana on the Value of Sport

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGeorge Santayana is one of the great American Philosophers and his essay “Philosophy on the Bleachers” he argues for the value of athletics for both participants and spectators. In this episode of The Sports Ethicist Show, Shawn Klein and Matt Flamm discuss Santayana’s essay and his […]

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The Sports Ethicist-Psychology of Mental Toughness and Resilience in Sport

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDr. Shaine Henert of Rock Valley College joins the program to discuss what mental toughness and resilience are and how they affect performance in sport. We discuss the components of resilience such as confidence and control, and also ways to improve and develop resilience.

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The Sports Ethicist- Sochi Winter Olympics and Boycotts

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe XXII Winter Olympics start in Sochi, Russia in a few weeks. The Olympics can be exciting and inspirational, but they always seem to come with controversy. The Sochi Games are no different. One of the most disturbing controversies for these games is the increasing discrimination […]

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The Sports Ethicist Show: The Reality of Fantasy Sports

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s fantasy football playoff time! Chad Carlson, professor at Eastern Illinois University, talks with Shawn Klein about some of the ethical and philosophical issues in fantasy sports. We discuss his recent article in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport: “The Reality of Fantasy Sports: A […]

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