Co•nun•drum   n. 1. a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words.  2. anything that puzzles. 3. a segment of the program "Philosophy Talk" in which our hosts, John and Ken, irreverently tackle philosophical riddles raised by everyday life.

If you are bedeviled by a philosophical conundrum, send an e-mail describing your conundrum to:

Our crack staff will consider your puzzle. If we think that John and Ken can clear up your confusion, or just have have some fun with you and your quandary, we may use it on the air.   Be sure to provide information about where we can reach you, just in case.

We regret that we cannot guarantee that you will hear from us if we do not use your conundrum.

Some Sample Conundrums:

• Is it alright to lie, if it will help me get my child into the best daycare in my area?

• Should I give to a panhandler, even if I don't approve of what he or she may do with the money?

• I chew my fingernails, does that make me a cannibal?


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