148: The Myths that Stole Christmas (David Kyle Johnson)

November 29, 2015

We’re all familiar with Santa Claus — but how much do you *really* know about that jolly old elf? In this episode, Julia interviews philosophy professor David Kyle Johnson, the author of “The Myths that Stole Christmas.” Kyle explains the little-known, and somewhat sinister, origin story of Santa Claus — and then Kyle and Julia debate whether it’s ethical to lie to your children about the reality of Santa Claus (and possible alternatives to explore). 

Transcript (PDF)