The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy 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
On Karl Marx's The German Ideology, Part I, an early, unpublished work from 1846. Sponsored by Zero Books; please visit
Direct download: PEL_ep_070_1-13-13_zero-books.mp3
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Excerpts of discussions about Deleuze & Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus,  an article on emergence called "More Is Different" by Nobel Prize Winning physicist P.W. Anderson, John Searle's Mind: A Brief Introduction, and Italo Calvino's trippy science fantasy novel Cosmicomics.

Direct download: PEL_Not_School_Digest_Jan_2013.mp3
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On Plato's Dialogue, "Gorgias" (380 BCE or so).
Direct download: PEL_ep_069_12-18-12.mp3
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Three podcasters and two listeners join to read Plato's fabulous dialogue.
Direct download: PEL_Players-Platos_Gorgias_pt1.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:16pm CDT