Wait and see, when we're through, boys will gladly go to war for you. With good fortune (and a great hairdo) you'll bring honor to us all. That's right, it's time for the much-anticipated Mulan episode! Kidding, of course. We have our first write-in guest, Owen Wiseman, who brings a vast knowledge of the Japanese feudal system to the hatch and discusses the concept of honor with Tig, Kyle, and David. What's the difference between morality and honor? Is it wrong to steal food for one's family? Since when is condescension a bad thing? And which of our podcasters is the most honorable? Listen in and find out!
Episode 21 — Honor
Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:27 AM
Thanks again-these podcasts are fast becoming appointment listening for me, and I appreciate the unique approach. It's not just comedians talking with fellow comedians; there's always an element of chance as far as how the guests will respond. One topic that did not get mentioned(although a pretty disturbing one) is the practice of honor killings as practiced in some communities in the Mid-East, though I believe that Owen's explanation of honor being maintained by a small community covers the idea as far as "honor" being separate from "morality". Sometimes, the "village" is a wonderful and supportive place, and sometimes it's very dangerous. Thanks again for a thought-provoking episode, and the stories were great-especially Kyle's.