Our Leader Polka (from "What Are Leaders Made of?" 4/15/12) by Philosophy Talk published on 2012/03/20 00:26:58 +0000 When Philosophy Talk goes on the road, the event is hosted by Merle Kessler (aka Ian Shoales, the Sixty Second Philosopher). The program is recorded in segments before a live audience. Between these segments, Kessler reads stories of his own devising, or sings songs co-written by him and composer J. Raoul Brody. These intend both to have some connection to the topic of the program, and to amuse. For the radio broadcast they are either edited or excised. But they can be heard here.