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Socrates in the City is the acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God, and other small topics,” hosted by Eric Metaxas. Starting with the philosopher Socrates’s famous words that “the unexamined life is not worth living,” Metaxas thought it would be valuable to create a forum that might encourage busy New Yorkers in thinking about the bigger questions in life. He founded Socrates in the City in 2000. Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of MARTIN LUTHER, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT, BONHOEFFER, AMAZING GRACE, and MIRACLES. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, and Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Radio Show, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S. and via podcast in over 80 countries.

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Socrates in the City is the acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God, and other small topics,” hosted by Eric Metaxas. Starting with the philosopher Socrates’s famous words that “the unexamined life is not worth living,” Metaxas thought it would be valuable to create a forum that might encourage busy New Yorkers in thinking about the bigger questions in life. He founded Socrates in the City in 2000. Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of MARTIN LUTHER, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT, BONHOEFFER, AMAZING GRACE, and MIRACLES. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, and Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Radio Show, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S. and via podcast in over 80 countries.

    Colin Nicholl: The Great Christ Comet

    Colin Nicholl: The Great Christ Comet

    At Socrates in the City Oxford, Eric Metaxas interviews Colin Nicholl, a Cambridge Ph.D. and New Testament scholar who spent four years studying with astronomers to explore the fascinating premise that the Star of Bethlehem was actually a comet, as told in his book, THE GREAT CHRIST COMET. Filmed at St. Aldate’s Church in Oxford, […]

    • 1 hr 25 min
    N.T. Wright: Surprised by Scripture

    N.T. Wright: Surprised by Scripture

    N.T. Wright, one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, discusses his book SURPRISED BY SCRIPTURE: ENGAGING CONTEMPORARY ISSUES. This lecture took place in New York City in July 2011.  

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Dick Cavett: Brief Encounters

    Dick Cavett: Brief Encounters

    Host Eric Metaxas introduces special guest Dick Cavett — adding a musical tribute on a set that nods to the decades-long Dick Cavett Show — and converses with the TV talkshow legend about experiences that went into his book, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS. This Socrates in the City event took place on New York City’s Upper West […]

    Os Guinness: One True God: The Scandal or the Glory of the West?

    Os Guinness: One True God: The Scandal or the Glory of the West?

    Author and social critic Os Guinness examines the idea that he argues gave rise to the most distinctive features of the West, in this 2004 New York City lecture and Q&A moderated by Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    John Lennox: Seven Days that Divide the World

    John Lennox: Seven Days that Divide the World

    Eric Metaxas and Socrates in the City present an evening with John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, at the Union Club in New York City in January 2013. Dr. Lennox explores a method for reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture. Afterward Metaxas is heard asking, […]

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Thomas Howard: Chance or the Dance – Part 2

    Thomas Howard: Chance or the Dance – Part 2

    Eric Metaxas continues his conversation in Boston with scholar Thomas Howard about C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Howard’s journey to Catholicism, and more! Eric considers Howard’s book CHANCE OR THE DANCE? one of the greatest books of the 20th century.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

Jopetre ,

Can’t stop talking

Honestly, I talk so much about Eric’s podcasts ( both radio and SOC) that I’m probably driving people crazy. He has the most interesting guests with compelling stories. These people are from so many different walks of life. I particularly like when Eric is asking them questions (like his radio programs). Many of these stories reflect the grace and love of Jesus Christ. I love to share highlights with others. Jesus changes lives. Thank you, Eric!

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I wish he would listen to his own guests...

Frustrated sometimes by EM’s constant desire to insert quips and irrelevant irony. Just listen to the guests so that we can too?

Fortunate Student ,

Rationality in NYC?!

It’s hard to imagine that such wisdom is being promoted in NYC of all places. I commend Eric for what he’s doing, and hope to join the next event that is held in the Big Apple.

Also, his openings are hilarious!

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