Published on September 23, 2021 by Sean Flynt  

Samford University philosophy and religion faculty have launched podcasts that expand Howard College of Arts and Sciences digital humanities resources.

Philosophy professor Taylor Cyr co-produces The Free Will Show, a series of interviews with academics who work on free will. Cyr, who developed the project with Porterville College professor Matthew Flummer, said the show introduces the general topic and highlights recent developments for all levels of listener knowledge and interest. The first season of 10 episodes, launched last fall, introduced the basic terminology, issues and arguments in the free will debate. The second season of 10 episodes, completed this spring, focused on positions in the debate about free will and causal determinism. The new season’s episodes will address free will and science, focusing on issues in neuroscience, psychology and physics.

Biblical and religious studies professors Will Kynes and Rony Kozman launched their podcast–The Two Testaments–this fall. The guided journey through Scripture features discussions with leading experts on the meanings of verses, passages and books of the Bible. Kynes and Kozman said the podcast is for pastors, Bible teachers, ministry leaders, students, and all who are curious about Scripture.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.