I am Stefan Molyneux, the host of Freedomain Radio - and, let's be frank, probably one of the shinier philosophers out there.
I studied literature, history, economics and philosophy at York University, McGill University, and got my Masters in History at the University of Toronto in Canada. I also spent two years studying writing and acting at the National Theatre School of Canada.
I have been fascinated by philosophy - particularly moral theories - since my mid-teens. Now, over 20 years later, a voluminous amount of mental sweat is finally bearing fruit! The Freedomain Radio conversation is designed to solve the problem of the ages, which is the definition and proof of a rational system of morality without reference to religion, and without violating the "is/ought" dichotomy.
I used to work as a software executive, but I have quit all that to pursue philosophy full time. I have also written a number of novels as well as one non-fiction book on philosophy - go to mybook page to check them out.
Why should you listen to me?
An excellent question, I can see we're going to get along already!
First of all, I am completely unimportant in the conversation. In my podcasts and videos, I try to avoid opinions, and instead talk about proof and rationality. If the theories I propose are reasonable, and are supported by evidence, well and good, we have both learned something. If not, listeners such as you are quick to point out errors, which I receive with gratitude.
This approach is fundamentally different from most "talk shows." I am a rigorous philosopher, and I will always bow to reason and evidence. This is not a show about my opinions, because who would care about those?