The professor is great. The information is well set out. Might be paced a little fast. Not as much unpacking for some things. The problem is the sound. The background buzz, audience members coughing close to the microphone, the difficulty in hearing the audience, and the occasional feedback....Read full review »
Benollier via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/31/22
Great lecturer but this appears to be an outreach programme rather than an undergraduate course. Too many questions from boomers (you can just tell) who seem to have been dropped on their head at birth and don’t know when to shut up and let the lecturer carry on.
srf1985 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/28/22
The format of the first ‘romp through’ episode is really off putting. The lecturer interacts with her live audience but we can’t hear their responses and her ability to smoothly integrate their points into a coherent presentation of the material is limited and so the overall effect is fragmented,...Read full review »
op1972 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/07/22
Only listened to one episode so far, but definitely will go through all after digesting all the info. Great for covering the basics
mira921809 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/17/21
There are those that believe sound quality is important. However, good quality sound is no guarantee of good quality content. You may or may not believe the content is good quality. But most of us probably think we believe that the quality of the content is far more important than the quality of...Read full review »
Zillynutter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/21
Great intro into some basic philosophic theories. Sound isn’t too bad but given at times there are interactions with the audience which are not picked up well by the microphone. For a university, professional sound recordings should be a given but the lecture is still well worth listening to.
paulwbmarsden via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/28/21
Appreciate an accessible intro to philosophy. But the recording quality is awful; distorted and tinny. It’s very difficult to listen to a poor quality recording for so long.
dxn_shxn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/21
If you’re able to look past bad audio then this is truly wonderful! If not - this one’s not for you.
Bodda123 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 07/31/20
Great place to start
Killerdinamo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/20
“A romp through....” the recording is very tinny and distorted
JrmcveighUK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/23/18
Absolutely brilliant set of lectures! An invaluable resource for anyone who has any interest in improving themselves intellectually.
Holliwoodinc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/17
What a joy listening to this podcast. Excellent
Mario Buttigieg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/15/17
As a beginner with no formal training / reading of philosophy I found this light hearted, informative and thought provoking. Would certainly recommend it.
Garry Crackedbottom via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/02/16
Lacking any reference to abductive forms or any comparative look at its inherent conflict with induction is one thing. Groveling to logically incoherent Dawkins, is quite another.
Saved2012 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/02/16
I really don't know why some people didn’t seem to enjoy this. The idea is to introduce the audience to multiple philosophical topics, not to indulge the audiences own ideas. I don’t really care what the 'audiences opinions’ are, I want to hear beginners explanations of the major schools...Read full review »
S, Roberts via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/26/14
This is awful. The lady teaching is so confusing and patronising.
Katy Rigby via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/13
Alright this lecturer is so rude and up herself. Doesn't really acknowledge her students questions and doesn't even seem interested in their opinions. Ironic for a philosophy lecturerRead full review »
Mo Geezer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/24/13
A good intro to philosophy. I just wish that at the time I knew that there was a video version of this collection.
JrWho1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/12
Good content and explanation. She could improve on speaking skills by preparing more as she can be confusing.
Abibaby via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/30/12
These are really clear and enthusing lectures! :)
Nickanc via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 04/21/12
Boiled it all down to entertaining and consumable bits
greyauthor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/12
I enjoyed the whole series. Others have felt some subjects were trivialised but I think it was an attempt to make the subject more accessible to the beginner. Those whose appetite is suitably whetted will soon find a more involved picture on further reading. I do agree that not being able to...Read full review »
Real Fishy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/12
I'm more off a left brain mathimatics person, but i have a knew found interest in philosophy and was looking for a clear, non-complicated explanation for general philosophy and that is what i got. Very happy with this prof (I wish she was mine) and her lectures. Occassionally it is hard to hear...Read full review »
Mrs. Beat Murderer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/12
A fascinating subject, delivered by an engaging and interesting lecturer.
Kulligan Silvers via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/26/12
Prof.marcosiqueira via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 01/22/12
A very easy-listening audio. I played it on a long car journey (by my self) and found it pretty easy going. Its major flaw, however, is that a great deal of its content involves two-way dialogue and questions from the audience. As Marianne is the only person you can hear, you are often left...Read full review »
plentyonions via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/12
I had me a few laughs and a few insights. Good lecturer, interesting subject. Happy to get to be a part of it.
Putton via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 01/22/12
I enjoyed some concepts but was not a fan of the lecturer. She didnt seem great at explaining concepts and taking opinions on board.
Matt19881111 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/12
One of my University Minors was Philosophy, including Logic. I used to love the Lectures my Prof gave, and learned much from him. Yet, they **Pale** next to Prof. Talbot's Participatory "Conversations".with her Class. This is the Second of her Classes I've "Audited," and it surely won't be the...Read full review »
Music_Lv'r via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/12
What makes this a good introduction to philosophy is Professor Talbot's energy and ability to come up with imaginative examples to illustrate her points. However, it would help significantly if it were possible to hear what her students are saying, since much of the fun of philosophy is in the...Read full review »
Librarian12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/12
Joaquín Sabina
Martacazi via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 01/07/12
Easy to listen even for a non-English Person. Interesting stuff on the very basics of philosophy. Although I had read about most of the topics I still enjoyed and got new ideas. Thanks.
Jukka Leinonen via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 01/04/12
Brilliant :D
iNyama via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/29/11
I must say that I am not a beginner in Philosophy studies, so I might have put my expectations higher than it was supposed to. Locke had a wonderful theory explained but that has been trivialised in property when the distinction with intangible property and apples counting as the example given by...Read full review »
Drajefferson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/29/11
The professor was very good and must have drank about 5 gallons of H2O during her lectures...this I know
Zombiejim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/11
Very good
Hassan Sabriye via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 12/29/11
*****X2 via Apple Podcasts · South Korea · 12/29/11
다운로드를 몇칠받나!
굼뱅이 via Apple Podcasts · South Korea · 12/29/11
The poor sound quality and inaudible responses from the audience makes this a difficult listen which is a shame.
techman25 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/29/11
Most excellent lecture. I could listen to her all day.
Prodigy14 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/11
I agree. The lady has a great laid back British style and It was of great virtue, I am downloading them all.
Strela 69 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/13/11
Be my professor, YOU ROCK!
Gymrat77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/11
Marianne is engaged in the subject and easy to listen to... charasmatic and wonderful!
mayhemmarty11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/11
Wish my lecturers were this good!
BennyPrior via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/27/10
Marianne Talbot's lectures are engaging, accessible and entertaining, striking the right balance between challenging the listener to make cognitive leaps and leaving them lost without hope of grasping the key concepts. She is clearly a very gifted teacher, not only because of her obvious...Read full review »
JennyWillknitt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/02/10
Really enlightening and very well broken down for those interested in studying philiosphy for the first time. I would highly recomend this for anyone interested in learning philiosphy 101 and it's backround.
Respectur via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/10
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