08 – Drugs Are Bad, Mmmkay? Part II

We continue our discussion of whether we can make an ethical case for performance enhancement in sports by starting with talking about true enhancement, eugenics (we’re opposed, btw), Andy talks about Star Trek for some reason, and Andy and JB go through the various ethical systems.

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Lebron James’s school
Freedom of the press


07 – Drugs Are Bad, Mmmmkay? Part I

We return with a MEGA-sized episode featuring our special guest “Joe” to talk about the use of performance enhancement in sports, specifically baseball. Can we make an ethical case that the increased “greatness” from performance-enhancing drugs is worth it? We’ll try. And because this went so long, we split it into two episodes.

Highlights from Episode I:
Andy doesn’t know sports that well
Does performance enhancement just actually return players to their peak form faster rather than increase what they might not otherwise have?
“Natural” vs. “unnatural”
Calling it “cheating” is a cop-out
Dale Murphy, Cal Ripken Jr.
We hold athletes to a standard we don’t hold others to
Cheating on quiz shows, e-sports vs. baseball or football