This is a wonderful discussion on a great thinker, Martin Buber, I plan on reading this book my self soon. There are moments in this podcast that I found quit sweet, so I was surprised to hear the hosts expressing cynicism at the end. Well, at any rate they did a great job over all. The whole idea of Buber's book is to ground ethics in living life, by encountering others as "thou" instead of as "it". What he means is that we would be more ethical if we encountered the world with wonder and sacrifice instead of as a tool we could us for our own ends.
I am very attracted to this idea.
The Partially Examined Life: Martin Buber’s “I and Thou”.