Everyday Ethics Everyday Ethics is a weekly podcast hosted by veteran broadcaster Craig Kopp, featuring media ethicist Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute, and medical ethicist Art Caplan of NYU's Langone Medical Center. Each week we take a look at many of the common situations we all find ourselves in, and break them down to better understand the ethical considerations surrounding them. Know the difference between what you have a right to do and what's right to do.
Everyday Ethics

Everyday Ethics

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Everyday Ethics is a weekly podcast hosted by veteran broadcaster Craig Kopp, featuring media ethicist Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute, and medical ethicist Art Caplan of NYU's Langone Medical Center. Each week we take a look at many of the common situations we all find ourselves in, and break them down to better understand the ethical considerations surrounding them. Know the difference between what you have a right to do and what's right to do.More from Everyday Ethics »

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Lawnmower Parents

The helicopter parent has recently been overtaken by the lawnmower parent. Instead of looking over their children's shoulders, they actively mow down any obstacle in their path. Should kids have help in tackling the issues of everyday life or should the

Permanent Record

The Kavanaugh hearings have raised a lot issues. One is the idea of a permanent record. Should a poor decision follow you forever? Do good deeds eventually offset the bad? Join us as we dive into the ethics.

Lawns

Most American homes have a stereotypical lawn. Green grass that stretches from house to house down the block. The very idea of lawns and their maintenance touches on almost every known ethical issue. This week, we dig in to the ethics of lawns.

Evacuations

Public officials often issue mandatory evacuations for things like hurricanes, but many people choose to ignore them and hunker down. This week we discuss the ethics of deciding to stay or go when confronting a natural disaster.

Sleep

Benjamin Franklin once said, "there will be sleeping enough in the grave." Sleep is often portrayed in a negative light, but is essential to our mental and physical health. This week we discuss the ethics of why society disparages sleep.

Flipping

There has been a lot of talk recent weeks about flipping – also known as squealing, ratting someone out or turning state's evidence. President Trump's close associates have been making deals to save themselves while informing on their former friends

Drinking Age

The drinking age was raised from 18 to 21 in the 1980s in the hopes of reducing highway fatalities. However, most people drink underage. This week we discuss the ethics of this arbitrarily enforced law.

Male Contraception

Since the 1960s, oral contraception has been exclusively for women. Researchers say a version for men on the horizon. This week we discuss of ethics of taking the pill.

Chores

Most kids have to do chores. Some parents see them as character building or payment for their room and board. Others pay their children for their work. This week we discuss the ethics of this age-old tradition.

Abortion

Abortion has been a controversial topic for decades and the debate was rekindled with the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice. This week we tackle the biggest ethical debate of them all.

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