BACKGROUND & CONTEXT
As you may have noticed, we are living in divisive times. We are experiencing sociocultural change at a seemingly faster rate than any other time in recent memory, and these changes manifest in the political realm. These notions are compounded by the way we tend to interface with social media and media at large; as such, your hosts, Ryan and Andrew, have come together to advance a philosophy of pragmatism in an attempt to remedy certain toxic cultural phenomena.
OFFICIAL MISSION STATEMENT
To provide frameworks for social change that require the least effort possible. To encourage mindfulness and measured response to political and social issues. To be methodical in prescribing any advice because there is a wrong way to help.
Andrew Cochran is a lecturer at Miramar College and Marine Corps Air Station—Miramar (MCAS) where he teaches composition and critical thinking. He is particularly interested in political rhetoric and film. He is also interested in moral philosophy but is a depraved individual and, therefore, is not a moral philosopher. He has a movie pass [you probably don’t know this about him] that he uses not optimally well.
Ryan Sarehkhani is a lecturer within the Southern California Community College system. He also teaches composition and critical thinking but better than Andrew. He is interested in international affairs and diplomacy, so he generally tries to place current issues within that context. He likes to meditate on the intersection between cognitive studies and history deep within a forest retreat because he’s quiet and useless enough for nobody to notice he’s gone.