Studio: The Princeton Review
What It Is
The host applies the principles of logic to modern issues.
This show wrapped back in 2010. Episodes typically run ten to fifteen minutes. The entire archive of shows is available on the iTunes page.
What About It
The host of this show will pick something from modern life, like maybe a commercial in support of a particular issue or a news story about a particular issue and then dissect it using the hard and fast rules of the logic used in the Law School Admission Test. The entire purpose of the podcast is to explore, not the realities of an issue, but the arguments being used and, by doing so, communicate the rules of logic. This comes across as a bit of coldness toward the often quite serious issues at hand. You’ll either buy into the “only discussing the argument” philosophy or you’ll find it infuriating. “Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Who cares?” the host always intones at the end of the episode which is likely to set your teeth on edge if he’s talking about global warming. But there’s value in dissecting the arguments related to issues where your decision is already made certainly. The show isn’t high energy or anything; and its steadfast refusal to actually engage with the issues themselves makes the show seem a little high-concept and not particularly applicable, though of course the rules of logic are very applicable. But you’ll get most of the needed principles after just a handful of episodes.
2 ½ stars.
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