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

Mark and Seth go line-by-line through the first half of "On the Essence of Truth" to help you understand Heidegger's language. This is a 17-min preview of a 2 hr, 37-min bonus recording. Citizens, log in and listen now.

Direct download: PREVIEW-Close_Reading_Heidegger_on_Truth_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:11am CDT

Stephen West returns: Citizens should log in and listen to the Aftershow on Whitehead featuring Dylan Casey and David Buchanan. Everyone can listen to the first chunk of the discussion now.

Direct download: PREVIEW-PEL_Ep110_Whitehead_Aftershow_2-15-15.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:28pm CDT

Mark and Wes go line-by-line through a chunk of the Critique of Judgment to help you feel confident decoding Kant and other difficult texts. This is a 13-min preview of a 72-min bonus recording. Citizens, log in and listen now.

Direct download: PREVIEW-Close_Reading_Kant_on_the_Sublime_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:40am CDT

On The Concept of Nature (1920). Nature, i.e. the object of our experience, is events, not things, ya dig?

Direct download: PEL_ep_110_1-8-15.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:19pm CDT

Mark Linsenmayer outlines Alfred North Whitehead's book The Concept of Nature (1920)
Direct download: PEL_Precog_for_ep110.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 4:16pm CDT