300 episodes

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 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.

The Partially Examined Life Mark Linsenmayer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 90 Ratings

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 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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

lvchlvn ,

Thoughtful discussion

A wonderful podcast that I’ve followed for many years. Highly intelligent individuals discuss and dissect philosophical ideas. Always stimulating.

Irreverent lecturer ,

New favourite!

Informative and detailed yet lacking the pretentious air that tends to turn me off other podcasts. Relaxed delivery of material. Awesome!

Heath Adams ,

Examine this entirely

This is my favourite podcast. Strikes a good balance between being intellectual and accessible. It has really strengthened over the years, but the older episodes are still very well done. It presents ideas through discussion between the presenters as they come to terms with the texts they discuss. It provides a great introduction to areas of philosophy you might not be across. Very worth listening to if you're interested in philosophy, whether you've studied in it or not.

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