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The Academy of Ideas podcast explores the ideas of the greatest philosophers and psychologists of history. Become a Supporting Member and access extra content: www.academyofideas.com/members

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The Academy of Ideas podcast explores the ideas of the greatest philosophers and psychologists of history. Become a Supporting Member and access extra content: www.academyofideas.com/members

    Social Media – Why it Sickens the Self and Divides Society

    Social Media – Why it Sickens the Self and Divides Society

    “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?” These were the first words sent over the newly invented electric telegraph machine in May 1844. This message proved to be … Read More ›

    • 11 min
    The Big Lie – How to Enslave the World

    The Big Lie – How to Enslave the World

    “And the lie has, in fact, led us so far away from a normal society that you cannot even orient yourself any longer; in its … Read More ›

    • 12 min
    How to Escape from a Sick Society

    How to Escape from a Sick Society

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, reflecting on the Soviet Union’s descent into totalitarian rule in the mid-20th century, and all the things that could have been done to prevent it, wrote the following:  “If…if… We didn’t love … Read More ›

    • 12 min
    Is 1984 Becoming a Reality? – George Orwell’s Warning to the World

    Is 1984 Becoming a Reality? – George Orwell’s Warning to the World

    In 1940 George Orwell wrote:  “Almost certainly we are moving into an age of totalitarian dictatorships – an age in which freedom of thought will … Read More ›

    • 15 min
    Why an Obsession with Safety creates Sick Minds and a Sick Society

    Why an Obsession with Safety creates Sick Minds and a Sick Society

    “Condition for being a hero. If a man wants to become a hero, the snake must first become a dragon: otherwise he is lacking his … Read More ›

    • 9 min
    Do We Live in a Brave New World? – Aldous Huxley’s Warning to the World

    Do We Live in a Brave New World? – Aldous Huxley’s Warning to the World

    In his 1958 book Brave New World Revisited, Aldous Huxley wrote the following:  “If the first half of the twentieth century was the era of the … Read More ›

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

Hesprus. ,

Superb information.

Gets very fundamental points across that need to be heard.

Thirtyfivetee ,

Short & sweet, stays with you for much longer

A truly profound podcast, that is bite size yet full of thought to give the listener reason to be introspective. As well as an urge find and read those referenced, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Jung and more. Without a doubt my favorite podcast. Thank you Academy Of Ideas!

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Wonderful and Insightful

Short, precise and profound. I’m so glad and grateful I stumbled across this podcast.

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