Interviews, etc

lava field, Iceland (photo: P. Hieronymi)

Interviews, Podcasts, Panels, Press, etc.

Dr. Sahar Joakim interviews Dr. Hieronymi on Forgiveness,”  Sahar Joakim, YouTube, July 28, 2021.

Online Conversation with Prof. Pamela Hieronymi” interview about Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals by Daniel Telech, Polansky Salon, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, May 13, 2021.

Fershein, Sarah, “Help! If there’s a chance I could endanger others, should I still travel?New York Times, April 28, 2021.

Kivowitz, Elizabeth, “Reflecting on COVID-19: A Year in the Pandemic Life,” UCLA Newsroom, March 24, 2021.

Peleg, Oren, “Is Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine Out of Turn Ethical?,” Los Angeles Magazine, February 19, 2021.

What Would Leslie Knope Do?” (with Navia Robinson and Michael Schur), Center for Scholars and Storytellers, UCLA, February 3, 2021.  (YouTube video, panel discussion on civic engagement by teens.)

Determinism and Moral Responsibility,” interview by Bradford Cokelet, Ethical Theory Review, August 19, 2020. (podcast)

What ethical and moral responsibilities are at play as cities reopen and we create a new normal?,” UCLA Connections, August 5, 2020. (webinar)

The Ethics of Reopening and Recovery,” Pandemic Webinar Series #9, Modern Literature and Culture Research Center, Ryerson University, July 16, 2020.

On Being Good: A Conversation with The Good Place Philosophers,” with Todd May, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, June 26, 2020. (YouTube video)

Interview with Araksya Karapetyan, Good Day LA, Fox 11, KTTVDT, Los Angeles, May 19, 2020.

Fake It ’til You Make It,” interview by Mike Schuh, Portable Gray  3, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 38–43.

Jennings, Rebecca, “The scolding is not working,” Vox, May 14, 2020.

Agency and Responsibility,” interview by Angelos Sofocleous, Premise Podcast, episode 18, March 5, 2020. (podcast)

Johnson, Lottie Elizabeth, “‘The Good Place’ finale had a controversial ending. Here’s what the show’s philosophy adviser had to say about it,” Deseret News, February 16, 2020.

Adams, Sam,“The Two Philosophers who Cameoed in The Good Place Finale on What They Made of Its Ending,” Slate, Feburary 3, 2020.

Klein, Ezra, “The Moral Philosophy of The Good Place,” Vox, January 31, 2020.

Teaching Students How to Live a Good Life,” interview by Jeff Young, EdSurge, December 25, 2019. (podcast)

The Moral Philosophy of The Good Place (with Michael Schur and Pamela Hieronymi),” interview by Ezra Klein, The Ezra Klein Show, Vox, December 10, 2019. (podcast)

Hollywood Foreign Press Conference, Golden Globes Interview (with Michael Schur), Beverly Hills, October 2019.

Matthews, Dylan, “How The Good Place taught moral philosophy to its characters—and its creators,” Vox, September 26, 2019.

Wilson, Chris, “‘The Good Place,’ a sitcom about ethics in the age of Trump, heads for TV heaven,” Yahoo! News, September 26, 2019.

Hershovitz, Scott, “Taylor Swift, Philosopher of Forgiveness,” New York Times, September 7, 2019.

What We Owe To Each Other,” Yale Wellness Program, Yale University, September 2019. (YouTube video)

Cushing, Simon, “A Philosophical Profile of Pamela Hieronymi,” Philosophical Profiles, Center for Cognition and Neuroethics.  Video Interview, August 5, 2019.  YouTube link.

Donahue, Anne T., “How Accurate Is The Good Place’s Philosophy?”, Marie Claire, January 31, 2019.

Fisher-Pinker, Anna, “Putting the ‘Good’ in The Good Place,” Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, December 5, 2018.

Anderson, Sam, “The Ultimate Sitcom,” New York Times Magazine, October 4, 2018.

Wolf, Jessica, “How a UCLA Philosophy Professor Helped to Construct ‘The Good Place’”, UCLA Newsroom, October 3, 2018.

The New Golden Age of Television,” interview by Josh Landy and Ken Taylor, Philosophy Talk.  Radio Interview, September 30, 2018. (podcast)

Q&A: Professor discusses involvement in philosophical aspects of ‘The Good Place’,” interview by Olivia Mazzucato, Daily Bruin, September 17, 2018.

Panelist, “Is Artificial Intelligence Something to Be Feared or Embraced?,” Women and Philanthropy at UCLA, April 24, 2018.  (YouTube video)

Purdom, Gwendolyn, “4 Philosophy Professors Weigh In on Why The Good Place Is So Forking Funny—and Important,” Popsugar, April 6, 2018.

Philosophy of Action,” interview by Istvan Zoltan Zardai, Philosophy of Action (blog), February 17, 2018.

Quintana, Chris “Meet the Philosophers Who Give ‘The Good Place’ Its Scholarly Bona Fides,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 6, 2018.

Freedom, Blame, and Resentment,” interview by John Perry and Ken Taylor, Philosophy Talk. Radio Interview, October 19, 2014.  (podcast)

forgiveness, blame, reasons…” Interview with Richard Marshall. 3:16 Richard Marshall’s Philosophy Interviews after 3:AM. October 25, 2013.

Don’t Confuse Technology with Teaching,” Chronicle of Higher Education 63, no. 44 (August 13, 2012): A19.

Selected Other Press

Wagner, Dennis, “The Covid Culture War: At what point should personal freedom yield to the common good?,” USA Today, August 2, 2021.

Guo, Eileen, “The U.S. Worried about Vaccine Tourists.  Now It’s Encouraging Them,” MIT Technology Review, May 26, 2021.

Danovich, Tove K., “How ‘Am I the Asshole?’ Created a Medium Place on the Internet,” The Ringer, October 7, 2020.

Berkowitz, Joe, “How Reddit’s ‘Am I the Asshole?’ Became the Definitive Document of the Trump Era,” Fast Company, April 18, 2020.

Yandoli, Krystie Lee, “‘The Good Place’ Creator Michael Schur Explained the Real Message of the Show,” BuzzFeedNews, November 21, 2019.

Huffington, Arianna, “The Good Place and The Good Life: How a very funny sitcom is helping us ask the big questions about life,” Thrive Global, March 13, 2019.

Angell, Elizabeth, “The Good Place Creator Michael Shur on How He Made Philosophy a Pop Culture Phenomenon,” Town & Country, December 6, 2018

Maloney, Darby, “‘The Good Place’ Writers Are Getting Actual Forking Philosophy Lessons,” LAist, October 26, 2018.

Nguyen, Hanh, “‘Atlanta,’ ‘Legion,’ ‘The Good Place’ and More Series Break Down Heady Philosophical Riddles—No Textbook Required,” IndieWire, April 26, 2018.

Pirnia, Garin, “10 Forking Facts about The Good Place,” Mental Floss, April 9, 2018.

Mitchell, Eliane, “Moral Philosophy and The Good Place,” Philosophy Talk, March 8, 2018.

Brogan, Jacob, “On The Good Place Thinking Too Much About How to Be Good Can Send You Straight to Hell,” Slate, October 27, 2017.

Shur, Mike, “Interview: ‘Good Place’ Creator Mike Shur on Crafting the Big Twists,” interview with Ben Yakas, gothamist, September 20, 2017.