57 episodes

Dr. Michael Sugrue talks history, literature, philosophy, and more in these casual chats. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theideastore/support

The Idea Store Michael Sugrue

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

Dr. Michael Sugrue talks history, literature, philosophy, and more in these casual chats. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theideastore/support

    Christmas Special: Poetry and More

    Christmas Special: Poetry and More

    We had a chance to sit down again and talk about some of our favorite writers.

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    • 27 min
    Humanities Seminar: Marcus Aurelius

    Humanities Seminar: Marcus Aurelius

    You can find The Meditations here https://amzn.to/3wAbIr6

    If hell can be a state of mind, so can peace. 


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Humanities Seminar: Horace and Juvenal

    Humanities Seminar: Horace and Juvenal

    You can find Horace's work here https://amzn.to/3QQs8U4 and Juvenal's work here https://amzn.to/3wgtPlM

    Sometimes, when shit hits the fan, all you can do is laugh


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Humanities Seminar: The History of The World

    Humanities Seminar: The History of The World

    Here's everything as we know it. What now?


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Humanities Seminar: Don Quixote

    Humanities Seminar: Don Quixote

    You can find "Don Quixote" here 

    A not-so-gallant knight's adventures


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Humanities Seminar: Measure For Measure

    Humanities Seminar: Measure For Measure

    You can find "Measure For Measure" here 

    Shakespeare's most misunderstood (and in our opinion, most underrated) play


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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

DavyLee92 ,

RIP

Was just saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Michael Sugrue. I very much enjoyed his passionate lectures on YouTube and was charmed by his relationship with his daughter Genevieve on the idea store podcast. I had an inkling that his health was failing and these conversations must have been very cathartic for them as they battled a horrible disease. The existential insight and by memory knowledge he had into all these brilliant people from the past really astounded me. RIP sir you truly deserve it. Hang in there Genevieve <3

D-Vallejo ,

Absolute Gold At Every Level

I’ve been making my way through every episode here and every video on YouTube. The way he interacts with with his daughter, students and listeners is a thing of beauty. Every episode is littered with nuggets of gold. Often he relates the historical events of yesterday to the challenges we face today with a clarity and poignancy that compels the listener to take responsibility for how we live our lives and parent our children, having a reverence for the larger intelligible sphere in which we live. From time to time he mentions a book he’s been working on about the history of the world. I’m sure many people - probably everyone who knows his work, genuinely hope he finishes it - I know I’ll put every other book aside to read it. In an age where PoMo has done a lot of destruction, I have the feeling he’ll give us something to remember what makes life worth living. He already does with these recordings.

Ebakeeeeeee ,

The world needs more good philosophy podcasts!

Recently found Dr Sugrue’s excellent lectures on YouTube which led me to the podcast. Thanks for uploading all the great material.

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