The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi Arabian government in Turkey has highlighted the often difficult diplomatic relationships that we have with other countries. This week we discuss the ethics of diplomacy.

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 they be allowed to work it out for themselves? Join us as we discuss the ethics of this new parenting trend.


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.


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.


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.


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. It happens all the time in our justice system, but is flipping ethical?

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.


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.