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A weekly show about philosophy, science and the history of ideas from the Allen Brothers and Mark Sanders (best known to listeners as “America’s Sweetheart”). If you can imagine what would happen if Plato and Carl Sagan were guests on The Daily Show, then you have a pretty good idea of what’s going on here. Each week the trio provides an overview of a philosophical topic, a history of the problem and insights into contemporary thinking. They also take a behind-the-scenes look at the philosophers who came up with these ideas: usually they are kind of nuts (the guy who pioneered Utilitarian ethics had his body mummified and put on display at his college). If you wish your Philosophy 101 course had been more informative, less boring and taught by a professor who drank during class, then this podcast is for you.

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    • Philosophy
    • 4.8, 112 Ratings

A weekly show about philosophy, science and the history of ideas from the Allen Brothers and Mark Sanders (best known to listeners as “America’s Sweetheart”). If you can imagine what would happen if Plato and Carl Sagan were guests on The Daily Show, then you have a pretty good idea of what’s going on here. Each week the trio provides an overview of a philosophical topic, a history of the problem and insights into contemporary thinking. They also take a behind-the-scenes look at the philosophers who came up with these ideas: usually they are kind of nuts (the guy who pioneered Utilitarian ethics had his body mummified and put on display at his college). If you wish your Philosophy 101 course had been more informative, less boring and taught by a professor who drank during class, then this podcast is for you.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

MiracleECU ,

Thank You

As a philosophy student, I was pondering John Locke's 2nd treatise and I told my professor we are looking at this all wrong, Locke is doing a thought experiment. I thought to myself we got it all wrong! The next day I come across this podcast! Thank you so much! One of the better podcast I have heard! So good, By the way is good? What is X?

Blogroth ,

You’ll skip through half of the show as they talk about tangents.

Even the episodes on topics I was very interested in, I skipped through most of (or quit all together) as the hosts spend half of the time making jokes and talking about things unrelated to the issue.

Giunta404 ,

These guys do a great job

They take interesting and difficult topics and break them down in digestible and entertaining podcasts. I will unfortunately binge listen to this podcast and be done too soon.

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