209 episodes

The New Thinkery is a podcast devoted to political philosophy and its history, along with its many guises in literature, film, and human experience generally. Named after Socrates’ infamous “Thinkery” in Aristophanes’ Clouds, The New Thinkery strikes a balance between the seriousness of academia and the playfulness of casual conversation among friends.

The New Thinkery The New Thinkery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 211 Ratings

The New Thinkery is a podcast devoted to political philosophy and its history, along with its many guises in literature, film, and human experience generally. Named after Socrates’ infamous “Thinkery” in Aristophanes’ Clouds, The New Thinkery strikes a balance between the seriousness of academia and the playfulness of casual conversation among friends.

    Ariel Helfer on Plato's Letters

    Ariel Helfer on Plato's Letters

    In this episode, the guys are joined by Professor Ariel Helfer of Wayne State University to discuss his new book on Plato's Letters. Delve into an engaging conversation about the philosophical insights and historical context of Plato's epistolary works, as well as how we ought to contextualize the work itself. 

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Leo Strauss' What Is Political Philosophy?, Part III

    Leo Strauss' What Is Political Philosophy?, Part III

    The guys take this week to close out their mini-series on Leo Strauss' What is Political Philosophy? Listen in as they unpack Strauss' analysis of modernity, his critique of historicism, and his defense of classical political philosophy. Thankfully, there are less calls to "whip it" this time.


     

    • 52 min
    Leo Strauss' What is Political Philosophy?, Part II

    Leo Strauss' What is Political Philosophy?, Part II

    Join the guys for an enlightening continuation of last week's discussion on Leo Strauss' What is Political Philosophy? This week, they delve into part two of the book, focusing on the classical solution to political philosophy. Their exploration reveals timeless insights about the nature of political thought and its enduring relevance, as well as reminding you to "whip it."

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Leo Strauss' What is Political Philosophy?, Part I

    Leo Strauss' What is Political Philosophy?, Part I

    In this episode, the guys delve into the profound insights of Leo Strauss' seminal work, What is Political Philosophy? while cracking their hallmark lewd jokes. Join them as they explore Strauss' examination of the nature and purpose of political philosophy, setting the stage for a deep dive into his enduring influence on contemporary thought. 
     
    Learn more about this episode's sponor, Ralston College, and their immersive Humanities MA!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The New Thinkery at 200

    The New Thinkery at 200

    The New Thinkery is celebrating its 200th episode this week. To celebrate, the guys convene to do a retrospective of sorts. They take the opportunity to thank listeners, guests, and others, answer listener-submitted questions, give you a peek behind the curtain, and compared to a usual week are a little more... unhinged. Tune in for a fun one!
     
    Learn more about this episode's sponor, Ralston College, and their immersive Humanities MA!

    • 50 min
    Marc Landy on America and Modernity

    Marc Landy on America and Modernity

    Join the guys as they welcome Marc Landy, professor at Boston College, who provides profound insights from his latest book, America and Modernity. Unpacking the complexities of American politics against the backdrop of modernity, Landy's analysis offers a compelling narrative that sheds light on the evolving nature of the American experience.
     
    Learn more about this episode's sponor, Ralston College, and their immersive Humanities MA!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

LendonL ,

Number one podcast

Unlike other podcasts, this one FULLY examines life, not partially. I can’t wait to be like Greg when I grow up!

Kingtolstoy ,

Who has courage in the 21st century?

A “good” podcast. Their minds make me want to go to St. John’s College.

unkown ,

A masterclass

My favorite podcast, and by far the best political philosophy commentary available on the internet today. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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