The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

The Partially Examined Life is a podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. We also feature episodes from other podcasts by our hosts to round out your partially examined life, including Pretty Much Pop (prettymuchpop.com, covering all media), Nakedly Examined Music (nakedlyexaminedmusic.com, deconstructing songs), and (sub)Text (lit, film, psychoanalysis). Learn about more network podcasts at partiallyexaminedlife.com.

Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
Ep. 247: Aristotle on Rhetoric and Emotions (Part One) 00:54:51 2020-07-06 16:33
REISSUE-PEL Ep 75: Lacan & Derrida Criticize Poe's "The Purloined Letter" (w/ New Intro) 02:11:00 2020-07-03 18:50
Ep. 246: Susan Sontag on Interpreting Art (Part Two) 00:52:41 2020-06-29 18:56
Pretty Much Pop #49: Conspiracy Theories as Pop w/ Al Baker 00:50:19 2020-06-23 21:37
Ep. 246: Susan Sontag on Interpreting Art (Part One) 00:46:54 2020-06-22 18:58
Pretty Much Pop #48: The Arts in Reality TV w/ Skin Wars' Robin Slonina 00:50:50 2020-06-16 17:19
Ep. 245: Fashion (Derrida, Foucault, Sontag) w/ Shahidha Bari (Part Two) 00:50:45 2020-06-15 15:50
Pretty Much Pop #47: Sitcom Premises: Genius, Bonkers and Otherwise 00:43:29 2020-06-09 20:41
Ep. 245: Fashion (Derrida, Foucault) w/ Shahidha Bari (Part One) 00:53:42 2020-06-08 16:06
Pretty Much Pop #46: "Casual" Games with Diner Dash's Nick Fortugno 00:54:45 2020-06-02 16:15
Ep. 244: Camus on Strategies for Facing Plague (Part Two) 01:05:24 2020-06-01 07:29
Pretty Much Pop #45: Film Riffing with MST3K's Mary Jo Pehl 00:46:29 2020-05-27 18:22
Ep. 244: Camus on Strategies for Facing Plague (Part One) 00:47:24 2020-05-25 16:36
NEM#122: Jack Hues (from Wang Chung) Plays Jazz and Prog 01:12:05 2020-05-23 01:00
Pretty Much Pop #44: Local News w/ Deion Broxton 00:42:16 2020-05-20 00:41
Ep. 243: Aristotle's "Poetics" on Art and Tragedy (Part Two) 00:54:46 2020-05-18 18:13
Pretty Much Pop #43: The Korean Wave w/ Suzie Oh 00:40:01 2020-05-12 20:45
Ep. 243: Aristotle's "Poetics" on Art and Tragedy (Part One) 00:50:50 2020-05-11 17:51
NEM#121: K.C. Clifford on Brokenness and Power 01:04:06 2020-05-08 19:20
Pretty Much Pop #42: Star Trek Lives Long and Prospers (Intermittently) 00:56:30 2020-05-06 21:23
Ep. 242: Stanley Cavell on Tragedy via King Lear (Part Two) 00:45:12 2020-05-04 17:34
Pretty Much Pop #41: Made-for-TV Musicals w/ Craig Wedren 00:53:39 2020-04-29 16:03
Ep. 242: Stanley Cavell on Tragedy via King Lear (Part One) 00:43:41 2020-04-27 17:19
NEM#120: Steve Harley is Wiser and Less Hungry 01:08:53 2020-04-24 21:23
Pretty Much Pop #40: #MeToo Depictions in TV and Film 00:50:32 2020-04-21 23:50
Ep. 241: Political Philosophy and the Pandemic 01:05:53 2020-04-20 16:20
Pretty Much Pop #39: TV and Other Plans in Subjunctive Stasis 00:37:21 2020-04-14 20:16
Ep. 240: David Lewis on Possible Worlds and Language Games (Part Two) 01:10:26 2020-04-13 15:50
NEM#119: Chris A. Maxwell: The Power of What You Don't Fully Understand 00:59:16 2020-04-11 00:17
Pretty Much Pop #38: Costuming w/ Whitney Anne Adams 00:54:18 2020-04-08 05:48
Ep. 240: David Lewis on Possible Worlds and Language Games (Part One) 00:53:50 2020-04-06 18:57
Pretty Much Pop #37: Everything is LEGO 00:46:47 2020-04-01 21:06
Ep. 239: Montesquieu Invents Political Science (Part Two) 00:52:25 2020-03-30 15:50
NEM#118: Matt Wilson (Trip Shakespeare) Is Still a Writer 01:04:47 2020-03-27 17:14
Pretty Much Pop #36: Criticism w/ Noah Berlatsky 00:43:58 2020-03-26 00:07
Ep. 239: Montesquieu Invents Political Science (Part One) 00:45:05 2020-03-23 14:32
Pretty Much Pop #35: Video Game Storytelling w/ Don Marshall 00:50:36 2020-03-17 22:30
Ep. 238: Lingering Questions 01:15:58 2020-03-16 05:24
NEM#117: Chris McQueen (FORQ, Snarky Puppy): Like Fusion, But Cool 01:27:31 2020-03-13 17:23
Ep. 237: Walter Benjamin Analyzes Violence (Part Two) 00:47:02 2020-03-09 13:53
Pretty Much Pop #34: Escape Rooms and Other Puzzlers w/ Adal Rifai 00:50:49 2020-03-04 17:46
Ep. 237: Walter Benjamin Analyzes Violence (Part One) 00:44:19 2020-03-02 16:52
NEM#116: hackedepicciotto: Nomadic Cinematographers 01:19:01 2020-02-28 19:34
Pretty Much Pop #33: The Heroine's Journey w/ Vi Burlew 00:50:24 2020-02-27 18:17
Ep. 236: Judith Butler Interview: "The Force of Nonviolence" 01:04:32 2020-02-24 15:35
Pretty Much Pop #32: Judging "The Good Place" 00:45:18 2020-02-19 22:56
Ep. 235: Judith Butler's "Gender Trouble" (Part Three) 01:07:40 2020-02-17 14:51
NEM#115: Julie Slick: Pedal Art Visualizer 01:23:04 2020-02-14 18:33
Pretty Much Pop #31: Robin Williams' Celebrity Struggles w/ Dave Itzkoff 00:50:55 2020-02-12 16:51
Ep. 235: Judith Butler's "Gender Trouble" (Part Two) 01:08:32 2020-02-10 16:31
Pretty Much Pop #30: Why Every Film Will Win the Oscar! (A Debate) 00:53:03 2020-02-05 18:50
Ep. 235: Judith Butler's "Gender Trouble" (Part One) 00:51:37 2020-02-03 06:46
NEM#114: Michaela Anne's Hyper-Reflective Country 01:07:10 2020-01-31 21:04
Pretty Much Pop #29: Martin Scorsese the Auteur w/ Colin Marshall 00:55:51 2020-01-29 17:49
Ep. 234: Beauvoir on Romance in "The Second Sex" (Part Two) 00:58:37 2020-01-27 16:09
Pretty Much Pop #28: The Alpha Female Trope w/ Margaret Colin 00:42:02 2020-01-22 22:02
Ep. 234: Beauvoir on Romance in "The Second Sex" (Part One) 00:52:34 2020-01-20 16:54
NEM#113: Bid (Monochrome Set): All-Permissive British New Wave Forever! 01:07:00 2020-01-17 16:41
Pretty Much Pop #27: For the Love of Star Wars 00:47:46 2020-01-15 16:39
Ep. 233: Plato's "Protagoras" on Virtue (Part Two) 01:00:08 2020-01-13 04:42
Pretty Much Pop #26: We Watch "Watchmen" w/ David Pizarro (Very Bad Wizards) 00:56:21 2020-01-08 19:29
Ep. 233: Plato's "Protagoras" on Virtue (Part One) 00:53:56 2020-01-06 16:06
Pretty Much Pop #25: Sports as Pop w/ Sportscaster Dave Revsine 00:52:28 2020-01-02 03:13
Ep. 232: Simone De Beauvoir's "The Second Sex" (Part Two) 01:04:29 2019-12-29 23:58
Ep. 232: Simone De Beauvoir's "The Second Sex" (Part One) 00:57:12 2019-12-23 04:51
Pretty Much Pop #24: Christmas Viewing: What's Canon? 00:54:00 2019-12-21 17:21
NEM#112: Radney Foster Finds His Voice 01:11:59 2019-12-20 18:33
Pretty Much Pop #23: The Singer Not the Song w/ Ken Stringfellow 00:45:42 2019-12-17 16:03
Ep. 231: Descartes's "Discourse" on Wisdom and Certainty (Part Two) 01:10:51 2019-12-16 06:15
Pretty Much Pop #22: Untangling Time Travel 00:46:29 2019-12-10 19:48
Ep. 231: Descartes's "Discourse" on Wisdom and Certainty (Part One) 00:45:19 2019-12-09 14:07
NEM#111: Marty Willson-Piper Has Room for Everything 01:14:12 2019-12-07 02:18
(sub)Text: A Discussion of Todd Phillips' Film "Joker" 01:13:34 2019-12-06 15:12
Pretty Much Pop #21: Role-Playing Video Games 00:50:33 2019-12-03 16:44
Ep. 230: Bruno Latour on Science, Culture, and Modernity (Part Two) 01:01:19 2019-12-02 03:57
Ep. 230: Bruno Latour on Science, Culture, and Modernity (Part One) 00:49:23 2019-11-25 17:26
NEM#110: Joe Louis Walker's Blues Soup 01:23:57 2019-11-22 22:04
Pretty Much Pop #20: Improv Comedy w/ Tim Sniffen 00:52:22 2019-11-19 16:54
Ep. 229: Descartes's Rules for Thinking (Part Three) 00:57:44 2019-11-18 17:23
Pretty Much Pop #19: Race and the Target Audience w/ Rodney Ramsey 00:49:11 2019-11-13 18:19
Ep. 229: Descartes's Rules for Thinking (Part Two) 00:53:12 2019-11-11 14:08
NEM#109: Producer Guy Sigsworth (Seal, Björk, etc.) Goes Solo 01:16:30 2019-11-08 18:20
Pretty Much Pop #18: Stephen King's Media Empire 00:54:18 2019-11-08 17:48
Ep. 229: Descartes's Rules for Thinking (Part One) 00:50:14 2019-11-04 17:11
Pretty Much Pop #17: Comedy as Philosophy w/ Daniel Lobell 00:45:35 2019-10-29 15:35
Ep. 228: Social Construction of Race (Appiah, Mills) (Part Two) 00:47:59 2019-10-28 04:19
NEM#108: Mike Watt's Punk Operas 00:58:12 2019-10-25 18:05
Pretty Much Pop #16: 25 Years After FRIENDS 00:43:01 2019-10-22 16:43
Ep. 228: Social Construction of Race (Appiah, Mills) (Part One) 00:42:49 2019-10-21 16:48
Pretty Much Pop #15: Opera as Pop 00:41:20 2019-10-15 21:48
Ep. 227: What Is Social Construction? (Hacking, Berger) (Part Two) 01:06:23 2019-10-14 18:42
NEM#107: Barry Andrews (Shriekback): Objectifications of Groove 01:14:42 2019-10-11 19:30
Pretty Much Pop #14: UFOs on TV with Investigative Journalist Paul Beban 00:38:42 2019-10-08 16:20
Ep. 227: What Is Social Construction? (Hacking, Berger) (Part One) 00:46:00 2019-10-07 16:21
NEM#106: John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions/Man Forever): Heavy Meditations 01:13:26 2019-10-04 06:19
Pretty Much Pop #13: TV Revivals Revived! 00:39:49 2019-10-01 15:42
Ep. 226: Francis Bacon Invents Science (Part Two) 01:04:00 2019-09-30 18:28
Pretty Much Pop #12: Once Upon a Tarantino Film 00:47:13 2019-09-24 16:01
Ep. 226: Francis Bacon Invents Science (Part One) 00:43:56 2019-09-23 16:32
NEM#105: Wayne Hussey (The Mission): Salad Daze to Mission Accomplished 01:19:17 2019-09-20 21:31
Pretty Much Pop #11: The Live Music Experience 00:49:12 2019-09-17 15:43
Ep. 225: Simone Weil on War and Oppression (Part Two) 01:02:27 2019-09-16 15:23
Pretty Much Pop #10: The Handmaid's Tale 00:46:48 2019-09-10 18:07
Ep. 225: Simone Weil on War and Oppression (Part One) 00:47:32 2019-09-09 17:27
NEM#104: Dave Schramm: The Return of the Schramms 00:55:52 2019-09-07 06:32
Pretty Much Pop #9: Cartoons with Dee Bradley Baker (Clone Wars, American Dad) 00:55:14 2019-09-03 15:55
Ep. 224: Kierkegaard Critiques The Present Age (Part Two) 01:06:25 2019-09-02 16:19
Pretty Much Pop #8: Spider-Man: Far From Home (and Elsewhere) 00:49:33 2019-08-27 18:28
Ep. 224: Kierkegaard Critiques The Present Age (Part One) 00:48:57 2019-08-26 17:08
Pretty Much Pop #7: Native Representation with Jonathan Joss (King of the Hill, Parks & Rec) 00:41:12 2019-08-20 17:18
Ep. 223: Guest Ned Block on Consciousness (Part Two) 00:56:22 2019-08-19 16:24
NEM#103: Homer Flynn on The Residents' 50 Years 01:20:27 2019-08-16 22:58
Pretty Much Pop #6: Adults Playing Video Games 00:58:10 2019-08-13 20:52
Ep. 223: Guest Ned Block on Consciousness (Part One) 00:51:48 2019-08-12 18:55
NEM#102: John Andrew Fredrick (The Black Watch): Literary Anglophilia 01:06:58 2019-08-10 18:24
Pretty Much Pop #5: True Crime with Lucy Lawless 00:52:56 2019-08-06 14:49
Ep. 222: Debating Functionalism (Block, Chalmers) (Part Two) 00:56:06 2019-08-05 15:29
Pretty Much Pop #4: "Chernobyl" and the Art of Suffering 00:45:01 2019-07-30 17:43
Ep. 222: Debating Functionalism (Block, Chalmers) (Part One) 00:53:09 2019-07-29 07:05
Room 20 Podcast Promo by The Partially Examined Life 00:09:24 2019-07-29 06:00
NEM#101: Helen Money (Alison Chesley): Rock Cellist 00:57:34 2019-07-27 17:50
Pretty Much Pop #3: CONFORM w/ Yakov Smirnoff 01:14:04 2019-07-23 15:30
Ep. 221: Functionalist Theories of Mind (Putnam, Armstrong) (Part Two) 01:11:43 2019-07-22 14:50
Pretty Much Pop #2: Binge Watching 00:54:22 2019-07-16 14:00
Ep. 221: Functionalist Theories of Mind (Putnam, Armstrong) (Part One) 00:53:38 2019-07-15 17:35
Pretty Much Pop #1: Pop Culture vs. High Culture 00:43:50 2019-07-09 14:00
Ep. 220: 10-Year Retrospective of The Partially Examined Life 01:13:26 2019-07-06 00:57
Ep. 219: The Harder Problem of Consciousness (Block & Papineau) 01:25:27 2019-07-01 14:52
Ep. 218: The Hard Problem of Consciousness (Chalmers et al) (Part Two) 00:53:05 2019-06-24 15:46
NEM#100: Dan Stuart Faces Truth and Writes Fiction in Mexico 01:09:11 2019-06-21 20:29
Ep. 218: The Hard Problem of Consciousness (Chalmers et al) (Part One) 00:56:50 2019-06-17 06:16
REISSUE-PEL Ep 21: Mind: Turing/Ryle/Nagel/Searle/Dennett (w 2019 Intro) 02:33:49 2019-06-10 17:21
(sub)Text #1: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”: Poesis as Revenge Forsaken 01:10:20 2019-06-08 16:59
Episode 217: Discussing Calderón's "Life Is a Dream" 01:48:50 2019-06-03 19:57
Glimpse: Machiavellian Politics (for Partially Examined Life #14) 00:08:58 2019-06-02 18:00
NEM#99: Globelamp (Elizabeth LeFay): Raw, Psychedelic Folk 00:59:59 2019-06-02 16:14
PEL Audioplayers: "Life Is a Dream" by Pedro Calderón de la Barca 02:20:02 2019-05-27 18:06
PREVIEW-Ep 216 Game of Thrones' Fantasy Politics (Part Two) 00:04:44 2019-05-23 17:03
Episode 216: Game of Thrones' Fantasy Politics 01:25:13 2019-05-20 17:18
NEM#98: Phil Judd Entertains Himself 01:06:34 2019-05-17 23:36
Episode 215: Brave New World: PEL Live 10th Anniversary Show 01:38:10 2019-05-13 17:47
Episode 214: More Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Part Two) 01:21:01 2019-05-06 15:59
NEM#97: Taking Danny Seraphine Back to Chicago 01:37:27 2019-05-03 07:38
Episode 214: More Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Part One) 00:51:03 2019-04-29 20:46
Glimpse: Nietzsche's Last Man (for Partially Examined Life #213) 00:08:22 2019-04-22 21:13
Episode 213: Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Part Two) 01:15:04 2019-04-22 15:27
PREVIEW-(sub)Text#6: Melanie Klein's "Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms" 00:09:54 2019-04-22 01:13
NEM#96: Andrew McMahon Throws in All His Favorite Things 01:10:44 2019-04-20 00:35
Episode 213: Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Part One) 00:55:39 2019-04-15 16:59
Glimpse: Sartre on Literature (for Partially Examined Life #212) 00:08:24 2019-04-11 19:49
Episode 212: Sartre on Literature (Part Two) 01:02:01 2019-04-08 21:15
NEM#95: R. Stevie Moore Just Happens... Frequently! 01:07:18 2019-04-05 02:17
Episode 212: Sartre on Literature (Part One) 00:53:18 2019-04-01 17:25
PREVIEW-(sub)Text#5: Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" 00:08:27 2019-04-01 07:08
Episode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part Three) 01:08:48 2019-03-25 17:36
NEM#94: Ian Moore Grown Far Beyond Blues-Rock 01:10:04 2019-03-23 00:11
Episode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part Two) 00:47:58 2019-03-18 16:39
Episode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part One) 00:59:03 2019-03-11 18:18
Constellary Tales #6: Philip K. Dick's "Minority Report" (PEL Crossover Special) 00:59:07 2019-03-11 04:23
NEM#93: Peter Aaron Lives in the Blues-Punk Moment 01:02:16 2019-03-09 15:39
Episode 210: Frantz Fanon's Black Existentialism (Part Two) 01:03:45 2019-03-04 17:01
Episode 210: Frantz Fanon's Black Existentialism (Part One) 00:52:32 2019-02-25 16:15
Podchaser Interview of Mark Linsenmayer: Partially Examined Life and Nakedly Examined Music 00:39:20 2019-02-23 17:39
NEM#92: Steve Young (Hedflux): Electronica Breaking Club Conventions 01:23:09 2019-02-19 06:53
Episode 209: Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics (Part Two: Discussion) 01:26:16 2019-02-18 18:40
Episode 209: Guest Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics (Part One) 01:02:31 2019-02-11 02:34
NEM#91: Rachel Taylor Brown's Decorated Aphorisms 01:09:18 2019-02-08 21:26
Episode 208: Epicurus on Seeking Pleasure (Part Two) 00:57:50 2019-02-04 18:56
Episode 208: Epicurus on Seeking Pleasure (Part One) 00:50:17 2019-01-28 16:05
NEM#90: Sam Phillips Brings Intuition Out of Dreams 01:01:09 2019-01-25 19:51
Episode 207: Herder on Art Appreciation (Part Two) 01:25:31 2019-01-21 18:47
Episode 207: Herder on Art Appreciation (Part One) 00:55:47 2019-01-14 19:43
PREVIEW-Ep 206 Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part Three) 00:14:25 2019-01-13 02:01
Episode 206: Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part Two) 01:14:00 2019-01-07 16:30
NEM#89: Dusty Wright's Metaphysical Americana 01:09:29 2019-01-06 19:24
Episode 206: Lucretius's Epicurean Physics (Part One) 00:58:18 2018-12-31 17:34
PREVIEW-Ep 205 Durkheim et al on Suicide (Part Three) 00:19:41 2018-12-31 06:20
Episode 205: Suicide with Dr. Drew (Durkheim et al) (Part Two) 00:54:47 2018-12-22 06:25
NEM#88: Lincoln Barr's Off-Center Vulnerability 01:05:19 2018-12-19 23:16
Episode 205: Suicide with Dr. Drew (Durkheim et al) (Part One) 00:47:41 2018-12-17 04:52
Episode 204: The Bhagavad Gita's Hindu Theology (Part Two) 01:01:25 2018-12-10 06:42
NEM#87: Chris Cacavas Fronts His Depression 01:23:57 2018-12-08 23:58
Episode 204: The Bhagavad Gita's Hindu Theology (Part One) 00:59:15 2018-12-03 18:27
Episode 203: Kristeva vs. Lovecraft on Horror and Abjection (Part Two) 01:10:26 2018-11-26 05:18
Episode 203: Kristeva vs. Lovecraft on Horror and Abjection (Part One) 00:54:41 2018-11-19 21:11
The Other by Mark Lint Feat Lucy Lawless 00:02:25 2018-11-18 17:25
PREVIEW-Ep 202 Follow-Up: Close Reading of Kristeva's "Approaching Abjection" 00:17:02 2018-11-18 17:18
NEM#86: Seth Swirsky Provides Instant Pleasure 01:10:31 2018-11-18 06:45
Episode 202: Julia Kristeva on Disgust, Fear and the Self (Part Two) 01:19:09 2018-11-12 06:54
Episode 202: Julia Kristeva on Disgust, Fear and the Self (Part One) 00:46:35 2018-11-05 16:42
PREVIEW-Ep 201 Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations" (Part Three) 00:13:35 2018-11-05 15:40
Episode 201: Marcus Aurelius's Stoicism with Ryan Holiday (Part Two) 01:00:14 2018-10-29 17:21
NEM#85: John Etheridge (Soft Machine) is For Everything! 01:12:27 2018-10-29 15:22
Episode 201: Marcus Aurelius's Stoicism with Ryan Holiday (Part One) 00:59:44 2018-10-22 16:33
Episode 200: Kant/Mendelssohn/Foucault on Enlightenment (Part Two) 01:08:04 2018-10-15 19:32
Episode 200: Kant/Mendelssohn/Foucault on Enlightenment (Part One) 00:47:04 2018-10-08 18:22
Bonus: (sub)Text#4: Freud's "Mourning and Melancholia" (Part One) 00:35:39 2018-10-08 14:36
Episode 199: Elizabeth Anderson on Equality (Part Three: Discussion) 01:06:03 2018-10-01 15:54
NEM#83: Rat Scabies's Damned Drumming 00:55:30 2018-10-01 15:23
Episode 199: Guest Elizabeth Anderson on Private Government (Part Two) 01:03:05 2018-09-24 15:39
Episode 199: Guest Elizabeth Anderson on Private Government (Part One) 00:55:28 2018-09-17 18:12
NEM#82: Byron Isaacs Emerges From Bassland 01:08:35 2018-09-14 05:08
PREVIEW-Ep 198 Plato's "Parmenides" (Part Three) 00:11:33 2018-09-13 07:21
Episode 198: Plato's Forms in the "Parmenides" (Part Two) 01:14:38 2018-09-10 19:12
Episode 198: Plato's Forms in the "Parmenides" (Part One) 00:46:42 2018-09-03 15:27
Bonus: (sub)Text #3: Spielberg's "AI: Artificial Intelligence": What Is It to Be Human? (Part One) 00:34:12 2018-09-03 00:51
NEM#81: Lindsay Murray Is Gretchen's Wheel 01:08:49 2018-08-31 04:20
Episode 197: Parmenides on What There Is (Part Two) 00:53:15 2018-08-27 16:02
Episode 197: Parmenides on What There Is (Part One) 01:00:40 2018-08-20 18:05
Bonus: (sub)Text #2: Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five": Is There Such a Thing as a War Story? (Part One) 00:41:11 2018-08-20 15:01
NEM#80: Rod Picott: Literary Workin' Man 01:04:35 2018-08-19 06:46
Episode 196: Guest Simon Blackburn on Truth (Part Two) 01:07:45 2018-08-13 07:04
Episode 196: Guest Simon Blackburn on Truth (Part One) 00:52:37 2018-08-06 15:26
NEM#79: Prateek Kuhad's Bi-Lingual Love Songs 01:15:41 2018-08-05 04:05
Episode 195: Truth-The Austin/Strawson Debate (Part Two) 01:01:52 2018-07-30 04:14
Episode 195: Truth-The Austin/Strawson Debate (Part One) 01:01:27 2018-07-23 14:15
Bonus: (sub)Text #1: Shakespeare's "The Tempest": Poesis as Revenge Forsaken (Part One) 00:33:32 2018-07-21 19:34
NEM#78: Tara Lynch's Unflinchingly Honest Metal Debut 01:01:04 2018-07-21 19:11
Episode 194: Alfred Tarski on Truth (Part Two) 01:12:03 2018-07-16 14:54
Episode 194: Alfred Tarski on Truth (Part One) 00:54:47 2018-07-09 04:44
NEM#77: Shawn Phillips: Uncategorizable from Texas 01:07:16 2018-07-08 19:30
PREVIEWS-Eps 192-193 Allan Bloom & Liberal Education Follow-Ups 00:16:37 2018-07-07 06:36
Episode 193: The Theory and Practice of Liberal Education (Part Two) 00:52:23 2018-07-02 06:53
Episode 193: The Theory and Practice of Liberal Education (Part One) 00:50:34 2018-06-25 15:54
NEM#76: Phil Manzanera's Impossible Guitar 01:12:16 2018-06-24 19:28
Episode 192: "The Closing of the American Mind": Allan Bloom on Education (Part Two) 01:10:36 2018-06-18 16:35
Episode 192: "The Closing of the American Mind": Allan Bloom on Education (Part One) 00:53:28 2018-06-11 16:04
NEM#75: Nick Saloman (The Bevis Frond): Indie Every Day! 01:05:08 2018-06-08 15:05
Episode 191: Conceptual Schemes: Donald Davidson & Rudolf Carnap (Part Two) 01:09:32 2018-06-04 15:30
NEM#74: Colin Moulding (XTC) Kills and Scatters the Editor 01:11:43 2018-05-29 18:24
Episode 191: Conceptual Schemes: Donald Davidson & Rudolf Carnap (Part One) 00:56:11 2018-05-28 17:36
PREVIEWS-Ep 189: Authorial Intent (Part Three) Plus Identity Politics 00:16:53 2018-05-26 16:41
NEM#73: David J Colors His Poetry 01:06:57 2018-05-21 16:52
Episode 190: Film Analysis: "mother!" 01:28:31 2018-05-21 16:03
Episode 189: Authorial Intent (Barthes, Foucault, Beardsley, et al) (Part Two) 01:19:27 2018-05-14 15:23
Episode 189: Authorial Intent (Barthes, Foucault, Beardsley, et al) (Part One) 00:57:12 2018-05-07 15:39
NEM#72: Sarah McQuaid Kills Her Darlings 00:54:23 2018-04-30 23:36
Episode 188: Discussing "Lysistrata" and Politics with Lucy and Emily (Part Two) 00:59:34 2018-04-30 06:57
Episode 188: Discussing "Lysistrata" and Politics with Lucy and Emily (Part One) 00:53:14 2018-04-23 06:35
NEM#71: Aaron David Gleason Is a Wry Observer 00:51:03 2018-04-16 04:50
"Lysistrata" w/ Lucy Lawless, Emily Perkins, Erica Spyres, Bill Youmans & Aaron Gleason 01:22:32 2018-04-16 04:38
PREVIEW-Episode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part Three) 00:13:38 2018-04-14 02:19
Episode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part Two) 01:04:09 2018-04-09 07:28
NEM#70: Amy Annelle's Natural Environments 01:02:17 2018-04-09 07:08
Episode 187: The Limits of Free Speech (Part One) 00:58:33 2018-03-30 00:23
NEM#69: Craig Wedren Catch-Up: "Safe Home/Fadeland" 00:36:51 2018-03-29 01:17
Episode 186: J.L. Austin on Doing Things with Words (Part Two) 01:12:05 2018-03-26 15:22
NEM#68: Billy James (Ant-Bee): Experimenting with Idols 01:05:29 2018-03-22 23:55
Episode 186: J.L. Austin on Doing Things with Words (Part One) 00:49:47 2018-03-19 13:51
Episode 185: Ethics in Homer's "Odyssey" Feat. Translator Emily Wilson (Part Two) 01:13:29 2018-03-12 05:53
NEM#67: RHEMA's Marc Jackson and Jeffrey Casey: Original Gangastas of Techno 01:09:55 2018-03-05 06:13
Episode 185: Ethics in Homer's "Odyssey" Feat. Translator Emily Wilson (Part One) 00:50:11 2018-03-05 06:05
Episode 184: Pascal on Human Nature (Part Two) 01:09:51 2018-02-25 22:17
Episode 184: Pascal on Human Nature (Part One) 00:52:29 2018-02-19 07:20
NEM#66: Arrica Rose's Dreamy Dramas 01:14:22 2018-02-17 17:31
Episode 183: Mill on Liberty (Part Two) 01:06:57 2018-02-12 05:44
Episode 183: Mill on Liberty (Part One) 01:00:39 2018-02-05 00:26
TEASER-Episode 182: Reflections on PEL 2017 (Part Two) 00:03:37 2018-02-04 17:34
Episode 182: Reflections on PEL 2017 (Part One) 00:53:02 2018-01-29 01:47
NEM#65: Jherek Bischoff Risks Every String 01:21:05 2018-01-27 18:28
Episode 181: Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil (Part Two) 01:22:19 2018-01-22 02:51
Episode 181: Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil (Part One) 00:47:57 2018-01-15 07:30
NEM#64: Mike Huberty (Sunspot): Rock from the Other Side 01:03:27 2018-01-14 04:23
Episode 180: More James's Psychology: Self and Will (Part Two) 01:16:51 2018-01-08 02:13
Episode 180: More James's Psychology: Self and Will (Part One) 01:01:38 2018-01-01 07:27
NEM#63: Revisiting Bradley Skaught, Jeff Heiskell, Steve Petrinko: 2017 Year-end Extravaganza 01:08:10 2018-01-01 04:31
Episode 179: William James's Psychology (Part Two) 01:01:01 2017-12-25 17:51
NEM#62: Anthony Phillips: Private Pieces, Soundtrack Parts, and Prog Rock 01:12:13 2017-12-21 21:56
Episode 179: William James's Introspective Psychology (Part One) 00:55:59 2017-12-18 04:28
NEM#61: Richard X. Heyman Is Incognito (Yet a Cornerstone) 01:17:01 2017-12-11 13:54
Episode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: Twilight of the Idols (Part Two) 01:09:47 2017-12-10 20:29
Episode 178: Nietzsche as Social Critic: "Twilight of the Idols" (Part One) 00:55:45 2017-12-04 05:30
Episode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Libertarian Economics (Part Two) 01:16:42 2017-11-27 04:29
NEM#60: Alejandro Escovedo's Hard Road 01:00:32 2017-11-27 03:50
Episode 177: Guest Russ Roberts on Adam Smith and Libertarian Economics (Part One) 00:55:19 2017-11-20 06:22
NEM#59: Annie Haslam's Renaissance: Sing Now, Figure it Out Later 01:09:03 2017-11-20 04:02
Episode 176: Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments (Part Two) 01:00:38 2017-11-13 06:24
NEM#58: John Jughead Pierson's Semi-Famous Theatrics 00:54:31 2017-11-06 14:06
Episode 176: Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments (Very Bad Wizards Crossover) (Part One) 00:50:25 2017-11-06 07:46
TEASER-Episode 175: Blade Runner (Part Two) 00:02:31 2017-11-06 05:57
Episode 175: Blade Runner: Androids and Humanity (Part One) 00:48:06 2017-10-30 06:03
NEM#57: Richard Amp's Exploratory Atmospheres 01:10:28 2017-10-23 01:32
Episode 174: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (Part Two) 01:07:37 2017-10-23 01:29
Episode 174: Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (Part One) 00:57:54 2017-10-16 05:54
Episode 173: Relating to American Indian Philosophy (Part Two) 01:02:19 2017-10-09 14:32
NEM#56: "Dr. Frank" Portman Writes His Inner Teenager 01:17:14 2017-10-08 04:01
Episode 173: Relating to American Indian Philosophy (Part One) 00:52:49 2017-10-02 07:39
Episode 172: Mind, Self, and Affect with Guest Dr. Drew (Part Two) 00:59:15 2017-09-25 06:12
NEM#55: Don Preston, Mother of Keyboard Invention 01:01:27 2017-09-20 22:48
Episode 172: Mind, Self, and Affect with Guest Dr. Drew (Part One) 00:45:01 2017-09-18 12:52
Episode 171: Buddhism vs. Evolution with Guest Robert Wright (Part Two) 01:11:32 2017-09-11 05:53
NEM#54: Kaki King's Guitar Progression 00:54:01 2017-09-08 00:06
Episode 171: Buddhism vs. Evolution with Guest Robert Wright (Part One) 00:55:07 2017-09-04 14:05
NEM#53: David Brookings Is Obsessed 00:57:42 2017-09-01 16:09
Episode 170 Second Opinions: Leftists on "Society of the Spectacle" 01:11:12 2017-08-28 14:08
Episode 170 Second Opinions: Leftists on "Society of the Spectacle" (Citizen Edition) 01:07:11 2017-08-28 06:13
Episode 170: Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part Two) 01:13:07 2017-08-21 13:30
NEM#52: Kim Rancourt's Authentic NYC Rock n' Roll 00:49:58 2017-08-21 06:54
Episode 170: Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part One) 00:55:25 2017-08-14 13:30
TEASER-Episode 169: Analyzing Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (Part Two) 00:01:56 2017-08-13 01:54
PEL Special: Combat & Classics on Rousseau's "Discourse on the Arts and Sciences" 00:53:11 2017-08-07 14:00
NEM Ep 51: Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash): The Privilege of a Legacy 01:34:06 2017-08-04 17:40
Episode 169: Analyzing Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (Part One) 00:48:29 2017-07-31 14:00
NEM Ep 50: Anton Barbeau's Neo-Psychedelic Musings 01:03:35 2017-07-29 09:33
Episode 168: Darwin's "Origin of Species" (Part Two) 01:06:46 2017-07-24 14:00
NEM Ep 49: Scott McCaughey Minus 5 Plus Young Fresh Fellows Equals Magic 01:17:46 2017-07-20 17:56
Episode 168: Darwin's "Origin of Species" (Part One) 00:49:10 2017-07-17 07:00
Episode 167: Hume on Intelligent Design (Part Two) 01:06:26 2017-07-10 14:47
NEM Ep 48: Thalia Zedek's Slow Burn Memory Games 01:11:53 2017-07-09 21:08
Episode 167: Hume on Intelligent Design (Philosophize This! Crossover) (Part One) 00:47:59 2017-07-03 14:22
Episode 166: Spinoza on Politics and Religion (Part Two) 01:35:48 2017-06-26 08:26
Episode 166: Spinoza on Politics and Religion (Part One) 00:54:25 2017-06-19 14:26
NEM Ep 47: Jason Falkner: Mid-Fi One-Man Moments 01:06:16 2017-06-19 07:00
NEM Ep 46: Chandler Travis: Strongman of North America 01:01:30 2017-06-12 15:18
Episode 165: Spinoza on Biblical Criticism (Part Two) 01:08:04 2017-06-12 15:00
Peter Balint on Respecting Toleration 00:58:06 2017-06-06 14:00
Episode 165: Spinoza on Biblical Criticism (Part One) 01:06:59 2017-06-05 14:00
REISSUE-Ep. 24: Spinoza on God and Metaphysics 01:49:15 2017-05-29 16:12
Nakedly Examined Music: Steve Hackett, Nik Kershaw, Ken Stringfellow, Robbie Fulks 01:14:46 2017-05-26 19:00
Episode 164: Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” on Perfection (Part Two) 01:24:28 2017-05-22 14:00
NEM Ep 45: Steve Hackett: Visualize the Music (with 300+ tracks!) 01:16:46 2017-05-22 02:52
Episode 164: Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” on Perfection (Part One) 00:59:49 2017-05-15 14:00
Episode 163: Guest Stewart Umphrey on Natural Kinds (Part Two) 01:13:15 2017-05-08 14:00
NEM Ep 44: Lys Guillorn: Freedom from Explanation 01:02:38 2017-05-07 19:01
Episode 163: Guest Stewart Umphrey on Natural Kinds (Part One) 00:56:50 2017-05-01 14:00
NEM Ep 43: Steve Wynn: Coming Up 7's 01:14:52 2017-04-30 21:50
PEL Special: Phi Fic on James Baldwin’s Fiction 01:43:56 2017-04-24 14:00
NEM Ep 42: Karla Kane: Don't Choose Princess 00:53:26 2017-04-23 05:34
Episode 162: James Baldwin on Race in America (Part Two) 00:58:10 2017-04-17 14:00
NEM Ep 41: Glenn Mercer (Feelies): Produce Yourself! 01:00:49 2017-04-16 19:58
Episode 162: James Baldwin on Race in America (Part One) 00:47:53 2017-04-10 14:00
Episode 161: White Privilege (Peggy McIntosh, Charles Mills, et al) (Part Two) 01:21:25 2017-04-03 14:00
NEM Ep 40: Clive Farrington (When In Rome): One-Hit Wonderful 00:59:31 2017-04-02 19:46
Episode 161: White Privilege (Peggy McIntosh, Charles Mills, et al) (Part One) 00:56:00 2017-03-27 14:00
Episode 160: Orwell on Totalitarianism and Language (Part Two) 01:15:52 2017-03-20 13:00
NEM Ep 39: Ken Stringfellow: Posies, Big Star, etc. 01:27:29 2017-03-19 21:40
Episode 160: Orwell on Totalitarianism and Language (Part One) 00:55:49 2017-03-13 13:00
Episode 159: Confucius on Virtuous Conduct (Part Two) 01:21:16 2017-03-06 13:00
NEM Ep 38: Jonathan Segel's Long-Form Songs 01:16:16 2017-03-05 05:40
Episode 159: Confucius on Virtuous Conduct (Part One) 00:54:54 2017-02-27 13:00
Episode 158: Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy (Part Two) 01:12:09 2017-02-20 13:00
NEM Ep 37: Nik Kershaw: Follow the Melody 01:13:36 2017-02-19 17:59
Episode 158: Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy (Part One) 00:57:39 2017-02-13 13:00
Episode 157: Richard Rorty on Politics for the Left (Part Two) 01:07:09 2017-02-06 13:00
NEM Ep 36: Robbie Fulks, Ambassador of Country 01:05:38 2017-02-04 06:07
Episode 157: Richard Rorty on Politics for the Left (Part One) 00:57:29 2017-01-30 13:00
Episode 156: Philosophy and Politics Free-Form Discussion (Part Two) 01:04:19 2017-01-23 13:00
NEM Ep 35: Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets): Going Against Your Own Grain 01:12:00 2017-01-21 05:54
Episode 156: Philosophy and Politics Free-Form Discussion (Part One) 00:57:24 2017-01-16 14:40
NEM Ep 34: Todd Long: Don't Have to Say "Frontman" 00:58:59 2017-01-14 19:46
Episode 155: Richard Rorty Against Epistemology (Part Two) 01:04:49 2017-01-09 13:00
NEM Ep 33: Asif Illyas Colors It Old School (i.e. 80s) 01:22:30 2017-01-07 19:20
Episode 155: Richard Rorty Against Epistemology 01:52:49 2017-01-02 13:00
Episode 154: Wilfrid Sellars on the Myth of the Given (Part Two) 00:55:01 2016-12-26 13:00
Episode 154: Wilfrid Sellars on the Myth of the Given 01:43:01 2016-12-19 13:00
NEM Ep 31: Michael Manring's Limitless Bass Guitar 01:13:01 2016-12-18 20:06
Episode 153: Richard Rorty: There Is No Mind-Body Problem (Part Two) 01:10:47 2016-12-12 19:59
Episode 153: Richard Rorty: There Is No Mind-Body Problem 01:52:21 2016-12-05 13:00
NEM Ep 30: Paul Wertico and David Cain: Improv Without a Net 01:23:23 2016-12-04 08:28
NEM Ep 29: Jason Seed's "Stringtet" 01:17:06 2016-11-23 22:54
Episode 152: Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy in America (PEL Live!) 01:27:38 2016-11-21 13:00
Episode 151: Edmund Burke’s Conservatism (Part Two) 01:07:16 2016-11-14 13:00
NEM Ep 28: Jill Freeman on Fairy Tales and Psychological Truth 01:00:42 2016-11-12 01:01
Episode 151: Edmund Burke’s Conservatism 01:56:19 2016-11-07 13:00
PEL Special: Bill Bruford on Nakedly Examined Music #25 01:18:05 2016-11-06 02:46
Episode 150: Peter Singer on Famine, Affluence, and Morality (Part Two: Discussion) 01:23:10 2016-10-31 13:00
NEM Ep 27: Peter Knight (Steeleye Span): Free Fiddlin' in the Face of Death 01:16:44 2016-10-30 18:43
Episode 150: Guest Peter Singer on Famine, Affluence, and Morality 02:07:07 2016-10-24 14:52
NEM Ep 26: Pat Doty: Tubas Unite! 01:22:27 2016-10-22 20:19
Episode 149: Plato’s “Crito”: A Performance and Discussion 01:20:38 2016-10-17 14:00
Episode 148: Aristotle on Friendship and Happiness (Part Two) 01:12:12 2016-10-10 16:06
Episode 148: Aristotle on Friendship and Happiness 02:00:27 2016-10-03 14:00
Episode 147: Aristotle on Wisdom and Incontinence (Part Two) 01:16:17 2016-09-26 14:00
NEM Ep 24: Tyler Hislop (Sacrifice): Copious Rhymes 01:33:25 2016-09-26 04:15
Episode 147: Aristotle on Wisdom and Incontinence 01:59:27 2016-09-19 14:00
NEM Ep 23: Sean Beeson's Two-Minute Hi-Tech Symphonies 01:24:06 2016-09-18 04:45
Episode 146: Emmanuel Levinas on Overcoming Solitude (Part Two) 01:29:24 2016-09-12 14:00
Episode 146: Emmanuel Levinas on Overcoming Solitude 02:19:50 2016-09-05 14:00
Episode 145: Emmanuel Levinas: Why Be Ethical? (Part Two) 01:09:04 2016-08-29 14:00
Episode 145: Emmanuel Levinas: Why Be Ethical? 02:02:15 2016-08-22 14:00
PREVIEW: Great Discourses on Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 19:03:00 2016-08-19 21:29
NEM Ep 22: Jon Langford (Mekons): Natural Art 01:10:00 2016-08-15 20:09
Episode 144: Martha Nussbaum on Anger (Part Three: Discussion) 00:58:17 2016-08-15 14:00
Episode 144: Guest Martha Nussbaum on Anger (Part Two) 00:50:16 2016-08-08 14:00
NEM Ep 21: Trey Gunn and the Discipline of Tap Guitar 01:08:53 2016-08-08 02:21
Episode 144: Guest Martha Nussbaum on Anger 02:24:44 2016-08-01 21:23
Phi Fic #3 Frankenstein (PEL Crossover Special) 01:56:16 2016-07-25 14:00
Episode 143: Plato’s “Sophist” on Lies, Categorization, and Non-Being (Part Two) 01:00:19 2016-07-18 14:00
Episode 143: Plato’s “Sophist” on Lies, Categorization, and Non-Being 01:46:09 2016-07-11 14:00
NEM Ep 19: Chad Clark (Beauty Pill): Smart Went Electro-Soundscapey 01:20:40 2016-07-06 22:45
Episode 142: Plato’s “Phaedrus” on Love and Speechmaking (Part Two) 01:19:59 2016-07-04 08:06
NEM Ep 18: Jill Sobule Takes America Back 01:05:53 2016-06-29 22:34
Episode 142: Plato’s “Phaedrus” on Love and Speechmaking 02:09:50 2016-06-28 00:12
PEL Extra: Great Discourses on Plato (Excerpt) 21:12:00 2016-06-25 05:07
Episode 141: De Beauvoir’s Existentialism: Moral and Political Dilemmas (Part Two) 01:05:56 2016-06-20 14:00
Episode 141: De Beauvoir’s Existentialism: Moral and Political Dilemmas 01:49:57 2016-06-13 14:00
Episode 140: De Beauvoir on the Ambiguous Human Condition (Part Two) 01:17:08 2016-06-06 14:00
NEM Ep 17: Carrie Akre's Different Ways of Fronting 01:15:54 2016-06-05 01:15
Episode 140: De Beauvoir on the Ambiguous Human Condition 02:08:54 2016-05-30 14:00
PEL News and Previews: Plato’s “Crito” and the Hegel’s Logic Aftershow 2016-05-28 00:43
Nakedly Examined Music #15 w/ Craig Wedren (PEL Crossover Special) 01:38:18 2016-05-26 14:00
PEL Special: Nakedly Examined Music #15 with Craig Wedren 01:38:19 2016-05-26 04:54
NEM Ep 16: Narada Michael Walden Funks the Moment 01:01:49 2016-05-26 04:51
REISSUE-Ep. 42: Feminists on Human Nature and Moral Psychology 01:53:24 2016-05-23 14:00
Episode 139: bell hooks on Racism/Sexism (Part Two) 01:11:21 2016-05-16 14:00
Episode 139: bell hooks on Racism/Sexism 01:54:18 2016-05-09 14:00
Episode 138: John Searle on Perception (Part Two: Discussion) 00:52:32 2016-05-02 14:00
NEM Ep 14: Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev): Mountain Man of Subtlety 01:41:29 2016-05-01 23:40
Episode 138: Guest John Searle on Perception 01:53:41 2016-04-25 14:00
Episode 137: Bourdieu on the Tastes of Social Classes (Part Two) 01:14:53 2016-04-18 14:00
NEM Ep 12: John Philip Shenale on String Arrangement, Composing, Producing 01:17:55 2016-04-12 22:07
Episode 137: Bourdieu on the Tastes of Social Classes 02:09:03 2016-04-11 14:00
Episode 136: Adorno on the Culture Industry (Part Two) 01:18:38 2016-04-04 14:00
Episode 136: Adorno on the Culture Industry 02:07:33 2016-03-28 14:00
NEM Ep 10: Nick Eede (Cutting Crew): Escape from the 80s 01:15:08 2016-03-25 18:03
Episode 135: Hegel on the Logic of Basic Metaphysical Concepts (Part Two) 01:08:58 2016-03-21 13:00
NEM Ep 9: Roderick Romero: Psychedelic Treehouse Poet 01:07:13 2016-03-19 22:33
Episode 135: Hegel on the Logic of Basic Metaphysical Concepts 01:59:42 2016-03-14 13:00
NEM Ep 8: Tim Quirk Is the Philosopher-King of Beers 01:15:49 2016-03-11 05:45
Episode 134: Hegel on Thought & World (or “Logic”) (Part Two) 01:10:46 2016-03-07 13:00
Episode 134: Hegel on Thought & World (or “Logic”) 01:58:25 2016-02-29 13:00
NEM Ep 5: Jeff Heiskell: Positive Verite 01:11:38 2016-02-22 04:06
Ep. 130/131 Aftershow (Preview) on Aristotle feat. Rebecca Goldner 00:15:24 2016-02-21 19:00
PEL Special: Nakedly Examined Music #1 with David Lowery 01:16:25 2016-02-18 04:36
Episode 133: Erich Fromm on Love as an Art (Part Two) 01:08:32 2016-02-15 13:00
NEM Ep 4: Gareth Mitchell: Granular Creativity 01:17:18 2016-02-15 02:16
Episode 133: Erich Fromm on Love as an Art 01:52:00 2016-02-08 13:00
NEM Ep 3: Kevin Godley: Pure Play in the Devil's Shoes 01:25:52 2016-02-05 04:27
Episode 132: Living Stoically with Seneca and Massimo (Part Two) 01:09:38 2016-02-01 13:00
Episode 132: Living Stoically with Seneca and Massimo 02:03:52 2016-01-25 13:00
Episode 131: Aristotle’s “De Anima”: What Is the Mind? (Part Two) 01:02:14 2016-01-18 13:00
Episode 131: Aristotle’s “De Anima”: What Is the Mind? 01:59:46 2016-01-11 13:00
Episode 130: Aristotle’s “De Anima”: What Is Life? (Part Two) 00:54:09 2016-01-04 13:00
Episode 130: Aristotle’s “De Anima”: What Is Life? 01:57:25 2015-12-28 13:00
Holiday Special 2015: Mark Lint’s “Songs from the Partially Examined Life” with Many Guest Greetings 02:06:47 2015-12-24 07:44
Episode 129: Is Faith Rational? (Part Two) 01:10:08 2015-12-21 13:00
Episode 129: Is Faith Rational? 02:13:54 2015-12-14 13:00
Episode 128: Hilary Putnam on Linguistic Meaning (Part Two) 01:15:12 2015-12-07 13:00
Episode 128: Hilary Putnam on Linguistic Meaning 02:03:03 2015-11-30 13:00
Episode 127: John Dewey on Experience and the World (Part Two) 01:21:26 2015-11-23 13:00
Episode 127: John Dewey on Experience and the World 02:19:16 2015-11-16 13:00
Episode 126: Saul Kripke on Possibilities, Language & Science (Part Two) 01:16:26 2015-11-09 13:00
Episode 126: Saul Kripke on Possibilities, Language & Science 02:18:27 2015-11-02 13:00
Not School Digest: Asimov, Camus, Jaspers, Brecht, Peirce, Historical Jesus 01:27:29 2015-10-26 13:00
Not School Digest: Asimov, Camus, Jaspers, Brecht, Peirce, Historical Jesus 01:27:30 2015-10-25 02:56
Episode 125: Hannah Arendt on the Political & Private (Part Two) 01:12:31 2015-10-19 14:00
Episode 125: Hannah Arendt on the Political & Private 02:00:28 2015-10-12 14:00
Q&A with the Partially Examined Life, Pittsburgh 9-25-15 2015-10-05 14:00
Episode 124: The Stoic Life with Epictetus (Part Two) 01:15:56 2015-09-28 14:00
Episode 124: The Stoic Life with Epictetus 02:08:06 2015-09-21 13:55
Episode 123: Economics with Hayek and Sen (Part Two) 01:20:12 2015-09-14 14:00
Episode 123: Economics with Hayek and Sen (Intro by Seth Benzell) 02:15:57 2015-09-07 14:00
Ep 121/122 Aftershow on Augustine feat. James Wetzel 01:37:10 2015-09-07 04:37
Episode 122: Augustine on Mind and Metaphysics (Part Two) 01:06:42 2015-08-31 14:00
Episode 122: Augustine on Mind and Metaphysics 02:14:44 2015-08-24 14:00
Precognition of Ep. 123: Economics (F.A. Hayek and Amartya Sen) 00:12:26 2015-08-19 16:25
Episode 121: Augustine on Being Good (Part Two) 01:15:45 2015-08-17 14:00
Episode 121: Augustine on Being Good 02:05:31 2015-08-10 14:00
Ep. 119 Aftershow (Preview) on Nietzsche feat. Greg Sadler 00:17:08 2015-08-07 06:40
Episode 120: A History of “Will” with Guest Eva Brann (Part Two) 00:52:31 2015-08-03 14:00
Episode 120: A History of “Will” with Guest Eva Brann 01:40:55 2015-07-27 14:00
Ep. 118 Aftershow (Preview) on Songwriting feat. ex-Camper Chris Molla 00:18:27 2015-07-24 18:55
Episode 119: Nietzsche on Tragedy and the Psychology of Art (Part Three) 00:51:02 2015-07-20 14:00
Episode 119: Nietzsche on Tragedy and the Psychology of Art (Part Two) 00:53:00 2015-07-13 14:38
Episode 119: Nietzsche on Tragedy and the Psychology of Art 02:46:01 2015-07-06 14:13
Ep. 117 Aftershow (Preview) on Antigone with Danny Lobell 00:17:58 2015-07-05 18:23
Episode 118: The Musical Life with Guests from Camper van Beethoven 01:55:21 2015-06-29 14:00
Episode 117: Discussing Sophocles’s “Antigone” (Part Two) 00:59:28 2015-06-22 14:35
Episode 117: Discussing Sophocles’s “Antigone” 01:57:36 2015-06-15 15:00
“Antigone” Read by PEL with Lucy Lawless and Paul Provenza 01:25:41 2015-06-08 14:14
Episode 116: Freud on Dreams (Part Two) 01:27:29 2015-06-01 12:23
Episode 116: Freud on Dreams 02:25:12 2015-05-25 13:05
Episode 115: Schopenhauer on Music with Guest Jonathan Segel 02:15:22 2015-05-11 15:52
Episode 114: Schopenhauer: “The World Is Will” 02:10:33 2015-04-27 15:57
Episode 113: Jesus’s Parables 02:24:27 2015-04-06 15:33
Episode 112: Ricoeur on Interpreting Religion 02:09:02 2015-03-16 11:56
Episode 111: Gadamer’s Hermeneutics: How to Interpret 02:21:30 2015-03-02 09:05
Close Reading (Preview) of Heidegger on Truth 00:16:49 2015-02-23 15:11
Ep. 110 Aftershow (Preview) with Stephen West 00:19:11 2015-02-22 22:28
Close Reading (Preview) of Kant on the Sublime 00:13:50 2015-02-16 15:40
Episode 110: Alfred North Whitehead: What Is Nature? 02:17:33 2015-02-02 21:19
Precognition of Ep. 110: Whitehead 00:13:22 2015-02-01 23:16
Ep. 109 Aftershow (Preview) with Stephen West 00:20:05 2015-01-31 07:50
Episode 109: Jaspers’s Existentialism with Guest Paul Provenza 02:01:44 2015-01-19 23:55
Precognition of Ep. 109: Karl Jaspers 00:10:42 2015-01-18 15:16
Episode 108: Dangers of A.I. with Guest Nick Bostrom 01:42:56 2015-01-06 23:26
Episode 107: Edmund Burke on the Sublime 02:15:45 2014-12-20 04:18
Not Ep. 107: The 12 Interminable Days of Xmas: A Musical Extravaganza 01:28:23 2014-12-20 03:45
Episode 106: Pyrrhonian Skepticism According to Sextus Empiricus 01:56:03 2014-12-04 22:01
Episode 105: Kant: What Is Beauty? 02:00:17 2014-11-15 06:48
Episode 104: Robert Nozick’s Libertarianism 02:02:45 2014-10-27 17:34
Precognition of Ep. 104: Robert Nozick 00:11:52 2014-10-27 00:59
Episode 103: Thoreau on Living Deliberately 00:17:49 2014-10-14 17:07
Episode 102: Emerson on Wisdom and Individuality 02:06:46 2014-09-20 05:00
Episode 101: Maimonides on God 01:41:36 2014-09-02 00:16
Episode 100: Plato’s Symposium Live Celebration! 02:28:59 2014-08-15 20:56
Episode 99: Looking Back on 100 Discussions and 5+ Years 01:49:45 2014-08-11 21:18
Episode 98: Guest Michael Sandel Against Market Society 01:28:19 2014-07-26 22:40
Episode 97: Michael Sandel on Social Justice and the Self 01:45:07 2014-07-19 19:13
Episode 96: Oppenheimer and the Rhetoric of Science Advisers 02:05:31 2014-07-01 18:52
Precognition of Ep. 96: Oppenheimer’s Rhetoric 00:12:17 2014-06-29 02:48
Episode 95: Gödel on Math 01:50:09 2014-06-16 07:44
Precognition of Ep. 95: Gödel 00:09:06 2014-06-15 16:34
Episode 94: Schopenhauer on Reading, Writing, and Thinking 01:39:34 2014-05-23 06:38
Episode 93: Freedom and Responsibility (Strawson vs. Strawson) 01:36:29 2014-05-03 06:35
Precognition of Ep. 93: Free Will (via Strawsons) 00:14:29 2014-04-29 20:49
Episode 92: Henri Bergson on How to Do Metaphysics 01:38:30 2014-04-12 04:47
Precognition of Ep. 92: Henri Bergson 00:15:58 2014-03-30 18:16
Episode 91: Transhumanism (Plus More on Brin) 01:32:32 2014-03-29 20:57
Episode 90: Sci-Fi and Philosophy with Guest David Brin 01:35:23 2014-03-26 18:21
Precognition of Ep. 90: Sci-Fi and Philosophy with David Brin 00:07:42 2014-03-25 02:13
Episode 89: Berkeley: Only Ideas Exist! 01:33:53 2014-03-12 06:22
Precognition of Ep. 89: Berkeley’s Idealism 00:30:34 2014-03-11 15:31
Not School Digest #4: Sartre, Heidegger, Zizek, Marx, and Theater 01:09:26 2014-03-01 04:14
Partially Examined Life Not School Digest #4: Sartre, Heidegger, Zizek, Marx, and Theater 01:09:27 2014-03-01 03:54
Episode 88: G.E.M. Anscombe: Should We Use Moral Language? 01:47:04 2014-02-18 16:10
Precognition of Ep. 88: G.E.M. Anscombe 00:10:02 2014-01-18 19:40
Sartre’s “No Exit” Read with Lucy Lawless & Jaime Murray 01:27:12 2014-01-02 07:07
Episode 87: Sartre on Freedom and Self-Deception 01:56:05 2014-01-01 15:59
Precognition of Ep. 87: Sartre 00:08:53 2013-12-31 00:44
Episode 86: Thomas Kuhn on Scientific Progress 01:28:04 2013-12-24 19:16
Precognition of Ep. 86: Thomas Kuhn 00:05:48 2013-12-23 19:58
Episode 85: Rawls on Social Justice 01:46:42 2013-12-07 20:20
Precognition of Ep. 85: John Rawls 00:10:48 2013-12-06 17:55
PREVIEW-Episode 84: Nietzsche’s “Gay Science” 00:32:46 2013-11-11 18:01
Episode 83 Follow-Up: Q&A with Frithjof Bergmann 00:57:35 2013-11-01 22:49
Episode 83: New Work with Guest Frithjof Bergmann 01:30:35 2013-10-11 03:32
Precognition of Ep. 83: New Work 00:13:15 2013-10-10 06:15
PREVIEW-Episode 82: Karl Popper on Science 00:30:18 2013-09-25 00:28
Precognition of Ep. 82: Popper 00:13:10 2013-09-23 16:12
PREVIEW-Episode 81: Jung on the Psyche and Dreams 00:31:21 2013-08-29 21:19
Precognition of Ep. 81: Jung 00:13:35 2013-08-28 19:03
Not School Digest #3: The Future of Work, Blood Meridian, Embodied Mind, and Heidegger 00:44:20 2013-08-23 03:39
Partially Examined Life Not School Digest #3: Work, Blood Meridian, Mind, and Heidegger 00:44:21 2013-08-23 02:45
PREVIEW-Episode 80: Heidegger on our Existential Situation 00:30:24 2013-08-09 01:16
Precognition of Ep. 80: Heidegger 00:13:07 2013-08-07 20:13
PREVIEW-PEL Ep 79: Heraclitus on Understanding the World 00:29:58 2013-07-15 19:00
Episode 79: Heraclitus on Understanding the World 01:41:22 2013-07-15 07:09
PREVIEW-Episode 78: Ayn Rand on Living Rationally 00:30:39 2013-07-01 09:53
PREVIEW-Episode 77: Santayana on the Appreciation of Beauty 00:29:53 2013-06-09 17:14
PREVIEW-Episode 76: Deleuze on What Philosophy Is 00:32:13 2013-05-14 19:45
PREVIEW-Episode 75: Lacan & Derrida Criticize Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” 00:32:36 2013-04-20 01:28
PREVIEW-Episode 74: Jacques Lacan’s Psychology 00:28:49 2013-04-04 05:56
PREVIEW-Episode 73: Why Do Philosophy? (And What Is It?) 00:31:23 2013-03-23 03:13
PREVIEW-Episode 72: Terrorism with Jonathan R. White 00:32:38 2013-03-09 22:26
PREVIEW-Episode 71: Martin Buber’s “I and Thou” 00:32:24 2013-02-15 22:02
PREVIEW-Episode 70: Marx on the Human Condition 00:30:48 2013-01-30 06:51
Not School Digest Jan 2013: A Bonus Quasisode 00:50:17 2013-01-24 03:31
Partially Examined Life Not School Digest Jan 2013 00:50:18 2013-01-24 00:47
PREVIEW-Episode 69: Plato on Rhetoric vs. Philosophy 00:32:16 2013-01-13 04:28
Not Episode 69: PEL Players Full Cast Audiobook of Plato’s “Gorgias” (part 1) 01:23:59 2013-01-12 06:16
PREVIEW-Episode 68: David Chalmers Interview on the Scrutability of the World 00:30:30 2012-12-22 04:29
Not School Digest Nov-Dec 2012: A Bonus Quasisode 00:30:40 2012-12-17 00:38
PREVIEW-Episode 67: Carnap on Logic and Science 00:31:51 2012-12-07 18:01
PREVIEW-Episode 66: Quine on Linguistic Meaning and Science 00:30:25 2012-11-21 16:52
Celebrating Two Million Downloads: A Highlights Minisode 00:07:14 2012-11-08 18:43
PREVIEW-Episode 65: The Federalist Papers 00:31:25 2012-10-27 08:39
PREVIEW-Episode 64: Celebrity, with guest Lucy Lawless 00:35:07 2012-10-07 06:14
PREVIEW-Episode 63: Existentialist Heroes in Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country for Old Men” 00:31:34 2012-09-21 21:50
PREVIEW-Episode 62: Voltaire’s Novel “Candide” 00:35:46 2012-09-05 18:38
PREVIEW-Episode 61: Nietzsche on Truth and Skepticism 00:31:06 2012-08-16 01:11
PREVIEW-Episode 60: Aristotle: What’s the Best Form of Government? 00:32:12 2012-07-23 06:56
PREVIEW-Episode 59: Alasdair MacIntyre on Moral Justifications 00:30:17 2012-07-05 16:43
PREVIEW-Episode 58: What Grounds Ethical Claims? (Moore, Stevenson, MacIntyre) 00:31:55 2012-06-20 15:00
PREVIEW-Episode 57: Henri Bergson on Humor 00:31:57 2012-05-31 18:25
PREVIEW-Episode 56: More Wittgenstein on Language 00:31:32 2012-05-15 06:40
PREVIEW-Episode 55: Wittgenstein on Language 00:32:25 2012-05-02 22:21
PREVIEW-Episode 54: More Buddhism and Naturalism 00:33:44 2012-04-07 00:40
PREVIEW-Episode 53: Buddhism and Naturalism with Guest Owen Flanagan 00:34:21 2012-03-26 22:11
PREVIEW-Episode 52: Philosophy and Race (DuBois, Martin Luther King, Cornel West) 00:32:32 2012-03-18 00:50
PREVIEW-Episode 51: Semiotics and Structuralism (Saussure, et al) 00:26:15 2012-02-24 21:53
PREVIEW-Episode 50: Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” 00:31:36 2012-02-03 21:08
PREVIEW-Episode 49: Foucault on Power and Punishment 00:32:34 2012-01-11 21:10
PREVIEW-Episode 48: Merleau-Ponty on Perception and Knowledge 00:33:23 2011-12-17 06:15
PREVIEW-Episode 47: Sartre on Consciousness and the Self 00:30:49 2011-12-01 01:56
PREVIEW-Episode 46: Plato on Ethics & Religion 00:29:33 2011-11-17 03:07
PREVIEW-Episode 45: Moral Sense Theory: Hume and Smith 00:32:59 2011-10-29 07:40
PREVIEW-Episode 44: New Atheist Critiques of Religion 00:32:17 2011-10-11 23:31
PREVIEW-Episode 43: Arguments for the Existence of God 00:32:37 2011-09-15 07:29
PREVIEW-Episode 42: Feminists on Human Nature and Moral Psychology 00:30:14 2011-09-05 19:40
PREVIEW-Episode 41: Pat Churchland on the Neurobiology of Morality (Plus Hume’s Ethics) 00:33:14 2011-07-19 04:27
PREVIEW-Episode 40: Plato’s Republic: What Is Justice? 00:31:09 2011-07-11 08:55
PREVIEW-Episode 39: Schleiermacher Defends Religion 00:33:06 2011-06-10 21:53
PREVIEW-Episode 38: Bertrand Russell on Math and Logic 00:33:15 2011-05-25 16:14
PREVIEW-Episode 37: Locke on Political Power 00:30:16 2011-05-06 19:43
PREVIEW-Episode 36: More Hegel on Self-Consciousness 00:32:12 2011-04-11 06:15
PREVIEW-Episode 35: Hegel on Self-Consciousness 00:29:53 2011-04-02 07:39
PREVIEW-Episode 34: Frege on the Logic of Language 00:33:26 2011-03-13 19:30
PREVIEW-Episode 33: Montaigne: What Is the Purpose of Philosophy? 00:32:20 2011-02-18 23:53
PREVIEW-Episode 32: Heidegger: What is “Being?” 00:32:46 2011-02-08 01:14
PREVIEW-Episode 31: Husserl’s Phenomenology 00:31:48 2011-01-10 15:30
PREVIEW-Episode 30: Schopenhauer on Explanations and Knowledge 00:32:56 2010-12-19 17:40
PREVIEW-Episode 29: Kierkegaard on the Self 00:31:40 2010-11-21 21:37
PREVIEW-Episode 28: Nelson Goodman on Art as Epistemology 00:31:19 2010-11-01 05:27
PREVIEW-Episode 27: Nagarjuna on Buddhist “Emptiness” 00:31:47 2010-10-10 20:47
PREVIEW-Episode 26: Freud on the Human Condition 00:32:28 2010-09-25 22:57
PREVIEW-Episode 25: Spinoza on Human Nature 00:31:58 2010-09-10 22:09
PREVIEW-Episode 24: Spinoza on God and Metaphysics 00:31:39 2010-08-24 07:51
PREVIEW-Episode 23: Rousseau: Human Nature vs. Culture 00:31:22 2010-07-29 07:34
PREVIEW-Episode 22: More James’s Pragmatism: Is Faith Justified? What is Truth? 00:30:44 2010-07-18 08:07
PREVIEW-Episode 21: What Is the Mind? (Turing, et al) 00:31:19 2010-06-28 08:39
PREVIEW-Episode 20: Pragmatism – Peirce and James 00:30:51 2010-06-09 08:59
PREVIEW-Episode 19: Kant: What Can We Know? 00:31:02 2010-05-14 07:19
PREVIEW-Episode 18: Plato: What Is Knowledge? 00:33:49 2010-04-21 05:24
PREVIEW-Episode 17: Hume’s Empiricism: What Can We Know? 00:30:51 2010-03-29 18:53
PREVIEW-Episode 16: Danto on Art 00:43:35 2010-03-04 22:07
Episode 15: Hegel on History 01:52:37 2010-02-24 23:15
Episode 14: Machiavelli on Politics 01:33:27 2010-02-07 18:26
Episode 13: What Are the Metaphysical Implications of Quantum Physics? 02:02:21 2010-01-04 00:22
Episode 12: Chuang Tzu’s Taoism: What Is Wisdom? 01:50:18 2009-12-06 08:08
Episode 11: Nietzsche’s Immoralism: What Is Ethics, Anyway? 01:51:41 2009-11-10 09:15
Episode 10: Kantian Ethics: What Should We Do? 02:05:07 2009-10-19 20:22
Episode 9: Utilitarian Ethics: What Should We Do? 01:59:07 2009-09-18 07:36
Episode 8: Wittgenstein’s Tractatus (and Carnap): What Can We Legitimately Talk About? 01:37:52 2009-09-04 18:42
Episode 7: Wittgenstein’s Tractatus: What Is There and Can We Talk About It? 01:40:08 2009-08-19 17:13
Episode 6: Leibniz’s Monadology: What Is There? 01:39:06 2009-07-31 09:36
Episode 5: Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics 01:41:21 2009-07-16 10:14
Episode 4: Camus and the Absurd 01:37:22 2009-06-22 16:29
Episode 3: Hobbes’s Leviathan: The Social Contract 01:38:19 2009-06-07 08:51
Episode 2: Descartes’s Meditations: What Can We Know? 01:39:06 2009-05-14 04:52
Part 2 of Episode 1: “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living.” 00:45:04 2009-05-14 04:51
Part 1 of Episode 1: “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living.” 00:42:14 2009-05-13 04:51
Episode 0: Introduction to the Podcast 00:10:31 2009-05-11 08:16