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Epicurus Radio - Prospectus

  1. Purpose - The purpose of Epicurus Radio is to provide a 24/7 stream of information geared toward educating and supporting students of Epicurus. With a mixture of recorded and live programs, including call-in shows scheduled repeatedly for the same time and day of week every week, Epicurus radio would provide a personal connection between local Epicureans and the Epicurean community worldwide.
  2. Vehicle - Epicurus Radio is most feasible as an internet streaming service.
    1. Possible Streaming Services Include:
      1. Local Broadcasting Software/Systems
        1. Possible other free / open source software that might be usable at less cost.
      2. Paid Internet Services
  3. Programming Standards
    1. Programming on Epicurus Radio will be explicitly Epicurean and not significantly promotional of material that is not Epicurean. Programming will emphasize as core themes (1) that there are no supernatural gods. (2) that there is no life after death, (3) that pleasure is the guide to life. and (4) that happiness, meaning a life in which pleasures predominate over pains, is the goal of life. Programming will also explore in detail Epicureans theories of Ethics, Canonics, and Physics, especially implications of infinite universe, eternal universe, and life on other worlds. In discussions of Epicurean physics emphasis will be given on material that shows how the universe operates on natural / non-supernatural principles. Modern or past theories which contradict Epicurean principles will be avoided except where clear criticism of those theories can be presented, as in the context of Epicurean criticism of ancient mystical mathematical and geometrical theories.
    2. The focus of all programming will be Epicurean Philosophy as developed and implemented in its original Greco-Roman form. Material will not be presented suggesting that there are elements of competing / incompatible philosophies which should be incorporated into Epicurean philosophy and practice. Non-Epicurean philosophies will be discussed primarily as competitors for comparison purposes and not in the context that would encourage eclectic “picking and choosing” from among incompatible philosophies. Stoicism in particular, but also Platonism and Aristotelianism, will not be dealt with as a kindred philosophy but as an incompatible and competitive philosophy. All religions with any supernatural component will be dealt with as competitors and as false, again discouraging ideas of preserving certain elements in them as if they could be incorporated into Epicurean Philosophy
    3. Programming will be primarily in English but will include selections in Greek and any other language where there is a significant Epicurean audience.
  4. Programming Categories:
    1. Live Programming
      1. Instructional Shows (One person discussing texts / ideas)
      2. Interview / Call - in Talk Shows
      3. News Shows
    2. Recorded Programming
      1. Readings of Epicurean Texts
      2. Entertainment (Music) - Primarily instrumental to appeal to widest audiences (piano and similar classical instruments). Will need to determine what royalty-free / public domain material is available or seek contributions from talented people who will offer recorded compositions for free.
epicurus_radio.1541519749.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/11/06 15:55 by cassius