SouthBound: Todd May On Living Ethically During The Coronavirus, And Working On 'The Good Place'

Apr 29, 2020

The TV show “The Good Place” recently wrapped up after four seasons on NBC. “The Good Place” was a unicorn of a TV show – a comedy that explored deep philosophical issues of life and death and what it means to be human.

It’s probably the only show in history to hire philosophy advisers. And one of them is today’s guest: Todd May, a philosophy professor at Clemson University. If you watched the show, you might’ve seen him in a brief scene in the final episode.

We talk about “The Good Place,” but we start with a discussion of philosophy and ethics as it relates to the coronavirus. How should we live our lives in these times? Todd May has some thoughts about that.

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Show notes:

Other music in this episode:

Cahill Locksmith, "Pocket Knife Morals"

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