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The Walled Garden is the foundational podcast within the Walled Garden Philosophical Society, exploring a wide range of themes including philosophy, theology, mysticism, poetry, music, and creativity. The show is hosted by Simon J. E. Drew, an Australian poet, musician, philosopher, and CEO. Episodes vary between interviews with world-changing thought leaders and solo episodes exploring paths to a flourishing life. To join these conversations live, and to find out more about The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, go to thewalledgarden.com.

The Walled Garden The Walled Garden

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 352 Ratings

The Walled Garden is the foundational podcast within the Walled Garden Philosophical Society, exploring a wide range of themes including philosophy, theology, mysticism, poetry, music, and creativity. The show is hosted by Simon J. E. Drew, an Australian poet, musician, philosopher, and CEO. Episodes vary between interviews with world-changing thought leaders and solo episodes exploring paths to a flourishing life. To join these conversations live, and to find out more about The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, go to thewalledgarden.com.

    Rocco Jarman | Apocalypse

    Rocco Jarman | Apocalypse

    Rocco Jarman is a philosopher-poet, embracing the essence of humanity’s narrative while guiding others through the journey of self-discovery and collective evolution. As a bridge between past and future, he explores the depths of intentional existence, weaving through symbolism, mythos, and psychology to illuminate the path forward. His roles span from teacher to advocate, from dreamer to leader, each facet reflecting a commitment to unlocking the potential of tomorrow through the power of personal and shared myth.

    Eyes Wide Open Life: https://eyeswideopenlife.org/

    7-DAY SOUL REBOOT: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    THE SILVER BRANCH: https://thewalledgarden.com/thesilverbranch/

    THE HEARTH & THE WELL: https://www.amazon.com/Hearth-Well-Tending-Sacred-Return/dp/B0D1K8KLRG 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Massimo Pigliucci | The Quest for Character

    Massimo Pigliucci | The Quest for Character

    Prof. Massimo Pigliucci holds PhDs in Evolutionary Biology and Philosophy and is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at City College of New York. His research covers the philosophy of science, pseudoscience, Stoicism, and New Skepticism.He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his work on genotype-environment interactions and defense of evolutionary biology.Prof. Pigliucci has published in major outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he writes on Medium. He has authored or edited 16 books, including the bestseller "How to Be A Stoic."

    Website: https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/

    Soul Speaking: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-june-2024-418-391/

    • 59 min
    Mark Vernon | Rewilding Spirituality

    Mark Vernon | Rewilding Spirituality

    ABOUT MARK VERNON: Dr. Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist and writer, with an interest in ancient philosophy, and a focus on the skills and insights that illuminate our inner lives. His books cover subjects from friendship and belief, to wellbeing and love. His most recent books are Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey and A Secret History of Christianity, which is based upon the ideas of the Oxford Inkling, Owen Barfield. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, he has a private practice in London, working with individuals who have a variety of concerns, as well as having worked at the Maudsley Hospital in south London in a personality disorder service. He contributes to and has presented a number of programmes on the radio, and writes as a journalist, with his work being published by the BBC, Aeon, Church Times, and elsewhere. He teaches at The Idler Academy and also leads workshops and gives talks.

    Website: https://www.markvernon.com/

    Register for Soul Speaking: Imagination & Wisdom: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-june-2024/

    7-Day Soul Reboot: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Robin Waterfield | A New Translation of Epictetus

    Robin Waterfield | A New Translation of Epictetus

    Robin Waterfield is a British classical scholar, translator, editor, and writer of children's fiction. He was born in 1952, and studied Classics at Manchester University, where he achieved a first class degree in 1974. He went on to research ancient Greek philosophy at King's College, Cambridge until 1978, after which he became a lecturer at Newcastle University and then St Andrews University. He later became a copy-editor and later a commissioning editor for Penguin Books. He is now a self-employed writer, living in southern Greece.

    Some of his notable works include:

    Plato of Athens: A Life in PhilosophyProphet: The Life and Times of Kahlil GibranThe Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly RetoldWhy Socrates Died: Dispelling the MythsEpictetus The Complete Works: Handbook, Discourses, and FragmentsTWG Seasonal Offerings

    7-DAY SOUL REBOOT: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    SOUL SPEAKING EVENT: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-the-craft-calling-of-the-bard/

    THE SILVER BRANCH: https://thewalledgarden.com/thesilverbranch/

    THE HEARTH & THE WELL: https://www.amazon.com/Hearth-Well-Tending-Sacred-Return/dp/B0D1K8KLRG 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Rocco Jarman | Mythos: The Widest path to Logos

    Rocco Jarman | Mythos: The Widest path to Logos

    Rocco Jarman is a philosopher-poet, embracing the essence of humanity’s narrative while guiding others through the journey of self-discovery and collective evolution. As a bridge between past and future, he explores the depths of intentional existence, weaving through symbolism, mythos, and psychology to illuminate the path forward. His roles span from teacher to advocate, from dreamer to leader, each facet reflecting a commitment to unlocking the potential of tomorrow through the power of personal and shared myth.

    Eyes Wide Open Life: https://eyeswideopenlife.org/

    7-DAY SOUL REBOOT: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    SOUL SPEAKING EVENT: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-the-craft-calling-of-the-bard/

    THE SILVER BRANCH: https://thewalledgarden.com/thesilverbranch/

    THE HEARTH & THE WELL: https://www.amazon.com/Hearth-Well-Tending-Sacred-Return/dp/B0D1K8KLRG 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Megan McElheran | Stoicism & First Responders

    Megan McElheran | Stoicism & First Responders

    Dr. Megan McElheran is a Clinical Psychologist and Chief Executive Officer of Wayfound. Dr. McElheran completed graduate training at the PAU-Stanford University Clinical Psychology Consortium, during which she obtained specialized training in the treatment of PTSD through the National Center for PTSD in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. McElheran has been in practice in Calgary since 2008. She continues to focus on work with first responders, and her clinical practice involves work with active-duty members of the Canadian Forces, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, members of the Calgary Fire Department, medical personnel, and others who are directly or vicariously impacted by traumatic events. She routinely engages in teaching and supervisory activity to ensure the sound dissemination of empirically grounded interventions for trauma. Dr. McElheran completed a TEDx speech in 2011 related to Trauma, Change, and continues to regularly engage in speaking events, both locally and internationally.




    Wayfound: https://www.wayfound.ca/

    7-DAY SOUL REBOOT: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    SOUL SPEAKING EVENT: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-the-craft-calling-of-the-bard-663/

    THE SILVER BRANCH: https://thewalledgarden.com/thesilverbranch/

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
352 Ratings

352 Ratings

Scordra ,

LOVING IT!

Such a brilliant and enlightening podcast! I love that it dives into a topic and that the podcast is about an hour or more in length! I recommend this to everyone…much value to all of us on this beautiful journey called “life”!

OmarMo93 ,

Incredible Philosophy Podcast

A must listen, Simon has a way with words.

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The longer I listened to Mr Siracusa the more I realized he had little of substance to offer. Some people get to talk. Other have to act.

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