This episode of Applied Curiosity Lab Radio is about evil and it comes with a warning. Evil can be shocking. We’re not trying to be shocking, but in order to chomp on this Curiosity Bite exploring evil, we talk about things that are unpleasant.

Must a person have evil intent to be considered evil?

Is evil inevitable? Can evil be involuntary?


Discuss, debate, and dissect with us!

The lens is – and always will be – curiosity. Each week, fun informal conversations center around one delectable Curiosity Bite designed to give your brain the time and ideas to think about thinking, to flex your curiosity muscle… and maybe even… revolutionize the way you think.

This week’s Curiosity Bite:


What’s your definition of evil? 

What would you do if you were an evil overlord?

In this episode…Curious Questions asked and answered:

What’s a modern example of Theodicy?

What do you consider the different types of evil?

Is evil different when it’s driven by an ideology (like Communism or white supremacy)?

Does an evil company require the CEO to be evil or can the idea of “evil” apply to a non-living thing?

What’s stupid evil?

What causes science-related badnesses?

Is evil a result of failure to suppress?

What’s the difference between a flopper and a flip-flopper?

What’s a pit-of-poo?


Evil in Modern Thought by Susan Neiman

Indonesian plane crash news prank

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