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 We also feature episodes from other podcasts by our hosts to round out your partially examined life, including Pretty Much Pop (, covering all media), Nakedly Examined Music (, deconstructing songs), Philosophy vs. Improv (, fun with performance skills and philosophical ideas), and (sub)Text (, looking deeply at lit and film). Learn about more network podcasts at
Guest Matt Teichman introduces Bergson's essay "An Introduction to Metaphysics."
Direct download: PEL_Precog_for_ep92.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:16am CDT

More on David Brin's novel Existence, plus Nick Bostrom's essay "Why I Want to Be a Posthuman When I Grow Up" (2006). With guest Brian Casey.

Direct download: PEL_ep_091_3-5-14.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:57pm CDT

Discussing David Brin's novel Existence (2012) with the author. Also with guest Brian Casey.

Direct download: PEL_ep_090_2-25-14.mp3
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Introductory salvo by Mark Linsenmayer before our interview with author David Brin.
Direct download: PEL_Precog_for_ep90.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:13pm CDT

On Bishop George Berkeley's Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous (1713).

Direct download: PEL_ep_089_2-18-14.mp3
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Wes Alwan introduces George Berkeley's Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous.
Direct download: PEL_Precog_for_ep89.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:31am CDT

Excerpts from discussions on Sartre's Nausea, Heidegger's "The Question Concerning Technology," Slavoj Zizek's Year of Dreaming Dangerously, Marx and Engels's "Communist Manifesto," Peter Schaffer's play Equus, and Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form.

Direct download: PEL_Not_School_Digest_4.mp3
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