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 A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, where young Burke lays out our knee-jerk aesthetic reactions, including those to scary things at a safe distance. With guest Amir Zaki.
Direct download: PEL_ep_107_12-2-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:18pm CDT

Mark Lint and the PEL Orchestra present the longest, slowest, biggest, fattest, most surreal Christmas carol ever.
Direct download: PEL_Twelve_Interminable_Days_12-19-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:45pm CDT

On "Outlines of Pyrrhonism" from 200 C.E. Can you live while suspending judgment about all non-everyday matters? WIth guest Jessica Berry.
Direct download: PEL_ep_106_11-16-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:01pm CDT

On Critique of Judgment (1790), Part I, Book I. What is beauty? Disinterested pleasure!
Direct download: PEL_ep_105_10-28-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:48pm CDT

On Anarchy, State & Utopia (1974), ch. 1-3 and 7. What are the moral limits on government power? No redistributive taxation, suckah! With guest Stephen Metcalf.
Direct download: PEL_ep_104_9-28-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:34am CDT

Seth Paskin introduces Anarchy, State, and Utopia about libertarianism and the limits of legitimate government power.
Direct download: PEL_Precog_for_ep104.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 6:59pm CDT

On Henry David Thoreau's Walden (1854). Should all true philosophers go live in the woods and seek Truth in nature? Probably YOU should.
Direct download: PEL_ep_103_9-24-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:07am CDT

On Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “The American Scholar” lecture (1837) and his essays “Self-Reliance” and “Circles” (1841). Be yourself! Don't conform! Realize your oneness with the universe!
Direct download: PEL_ep_102_8-31-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

On Guide for the Perplexed about God's lack of properties, featuring guest comedian Danny Lobell of the Modern Day Philosophers podcast.
Direct download: PEL_ep_101_8-10-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:16pm CDT

Our big live episode (also on video) about love, sex, self-improvement, and ancient Greek pederasty! Featuring a set by Mark Lint, plus Philosophy Bro on Plato's "Apology."
Direct download: PEL_ep_100_7-20-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT