Reviews
Most podcasts are short, select extracts from key philosophical works. Perhaps some may interest you to read more.
Jimdrix Hendri via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/28/18
И английский учишь и мир познаешь )
Екатерина Богомазова via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 10/12/17
Communism, the proletariat, the bourgeois, all play important roles in this excellent pod cast. Karl Marx you are greatly missed.
Soctraytes via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 03/10/16
I'm loving this podcast service. When I cannot read, I listen to some great thoughts of the greats. Many thanks!
jbandas13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/15
I am gad that I found this podcast about Aristotle. I understood the reasoning behind logic better than when I took logic class in school. Great narration too!
1154Papagena via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/15
While certainly not complete, these podcasts are a great intro to major works, and they get your brain working!
The 21st Commons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/11
I enjoy the readings and am left with thought. It is alot to take in, so I relisten and rethink.
kalswa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/09
These are well done presentations of the philosopher's ideas and meanings. On a long car drive listening to one gave my husband and I many miles of conversation. Since podcasts can readily be replayed from the beginning, middle, or the last few words, if a concept requires more than one listen...Read full review »
QT2Joe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/09
Was a philosophy major in college (along with business) Have not really kept up the reading but it all came back to me listening to the podcasts - very well put together and look for more
Tennessee slogan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/09
The reviews previous pretty well cover the main flaws of this broadcast. No one, however, has mentioned the alternative (and frankly, far better) 'philosophy bites', and 'philosophy the classics' podcasts. Not only do they offer the original material, but analyses by some of the world's greatest...Read full review »
-Phronesis? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/09
I don't know why people keep saying that the readers are so terrible. Have a feeling it must be 1 person that got angry and is now trying to be a hater. Anyway, I am enjoying this series. It is good to listen to one a few times in a row so that you can get a good understanding. The readers are...Read full review »
lingua203 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/09
Perhaps one might be turned off by the, at times, monotonous readings but it kind of is what philosophy is at its root. It is a lot of repetition expounding upon the central idea/s of the authors intent or argument. The excitement is acquired from the discovery of these remarkable writings and...Read full review »
Mr. Corece via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/09
The Symposium is phantastic!!! Don't miss it...
M. Nikolaou via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/22/09
I just can't express how delighted I was when I discovered this podcast. Having the works of the great thinkers read out loud for you at your convenience and for free is just wonderful. I just wish they could be longer and contain complete works. Great job! Thanks a lot!
filósofo via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 03/05/09
This is a very, very basic introduction to philosophy in the form a random snippets from various texts, all freely available elsewhere. There is no attempt at serious teaching and the readers are the kind of people who rhyme Nietzsche with peachy. That is a cruel trick to play on people who...Read full review »
Yngveld via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/09
Hey I have been listening to some podcasts and this is one of the better ones. The Alan Watts podcast is really amazing and recommended as well!! I would like to hear some more maybe on Claude Levi Strauss and Lacan..... thanks
Davinia1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/09
For those who really like philosophy, like myself. This will be a good chance to avoid reading, and just get a feel for listening to great works from some of the lesser known philosophers like Voltaire, who I have had very limited knowledge of before, but fell in love with now. It could use some...Read full review »
CustomerRater#1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/09
The Philosophy Podcast engages the mind and lifts it to a higher plane of thinking and reasoning. My only dissatisfaction is that I would like to see a larger quantity of material provided.
ironman26 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/09
I needed to brush up on some good ole Aristotle, this served me quite well.
alexg223 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/08
Excellent Podcast. A gift. To have access to the some of the writings of the greatest philosophers of our time and past is truly a gift that the casual listener to the philosophical professional can enjoy. A joy, and a great tool to learn from. Keep them coming.
amedic1976 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/22/08
Very engaging for a man with little to no knowledge of philosophyn(i.e. me). Reading could be better, but i'm more interested in the thoughts that are expressed. That may just be me though.
Jordy Doe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/08
I am real need of distraction from my mind current occupant. There is a possibility of death for one whom is very close to me. This podcast certainly fullfill this purpose. Thanks.Read full review »
hktech via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/08
I love the idea and how you put all the stories into context but the speaking is terrible. robotic like, fast, there is no personality. If you work on the speaker this could be an amazing podcast.
nadajt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/08
Lovely narration, very informative. I think a previous reviewer is wrong - it says narrated by charlton heston at the beginning, and I found his voice very easy and nice to listen to.Read full review »
Ottoline via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/04/08
ah!
to wander in the garden of knowledge... to pick freely from the thoughts that lay at our feet... what a time, what a time...Read full review »
anthony barsness via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/08
Great podcast that gives you something to think about. The varried topics keep it interesting.
pluky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/08
As someone who reads these works frequently, it is nice to have Nigel summarize the key concepts so as to help retain the vast works from all the world's greatest minds. Nothing quite like making dinner and hearing Nigel's summary of Plato's Cave. This Podcast is absolutely neccessary for the...Read full review »
Palebluegreenlight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/08
What happened? Did the podcast go defunct?Read full review »
Micah H. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/08
Budget philosophy. ;P
EchoDeconstruction via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/08
I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to these podcasts. The content and length are great, but the reading should be more animated. Please keep producing these podcasts. I'm grateful that they're available.
procough E. if via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/08
I like the bite-sized format - good for introducing me to works I haven't read, and serving as a reminder for those I have read (a long time ago!). Thanks.
hitchhiker72 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/08
i love this podcast, educational and interesting, it hasnt been updated in a while though
monsoonair via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/08
It's very hard to find anything on this subject and this helps greatlyRead full review »
yozaul via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/08
This is a great resource for undergrad philosophy students and philosophical minds in general, I just wish there were more works to listen to.
dasein830 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/07
I thought that it was alright in the begining till they put the communist manifesto and i finnaly knew that it was made for Philosophers and people interested about the world and how it is and should be (Idealy). SO PUBLISH MORE COMMUNISAM-VIVA LA REVOLUTION!
Rhight Hand Of Humanity via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/06/07
The readings are a little unnatural sounding. Sounds like a book on tape. But the subject matter is interesting. The female voice just makes it a little hard to pay attention
Gustavus via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/06/07
Very nicely read (and not an easy one to do, I imagine). Good work.
Paratechnical via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/27/07
This podcast is good composite of classic philosophy. It is a welcome change to hear the works outloud.Read full review »
b6zulu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/07
I'm not sure what it is about the voice of the reader, but I don't like it. Please keep this podcast up, it's great to listen to when I'm working.Read full review »
G. Jackson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/07
Gives the listener a clear rudimentary introduction to key concepts of the most important thinkers that shaped our nation.
redival via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/07
This is a great service. The reading of Wittgenstein Tractus made me buy a copy. Great job.
Christopher Hellstrom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/07
There is all variety of podcasts out there, and this is one. However, I think I can say without exaggeration and with reasonable certainty, that this one brings a unique value to the corruscant constellation of spoken thought.
Hersh Ashish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/07
This is a nice podcast if you are interested in philosophy. keep posting Wittgenstein
Srthickness via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/07
It can be hard for the average man or woman to digest a large text written by the great philosophers of humanity, however, when these great treatise and books are given to us in an audible format we are more eager to listen and learn. Finally, we have the chance to experience not only great...Read full review »
Ali Siddiqui via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/19/07
This podcast if you have a historical knowledge brief or extensive, is a great example of the shining philosopher and mind of the ancient times Aristotle, and if your in too history or these kind of topics get on board this now!!!
bonkblocker via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/07
I never stopped laughing. I am a solipsist, so you can imagine. :(
PodSquadNYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/07
I subscribed to a few episodes for the heck of it and was surprised at how interesting it was. The same material that bored me into a coma my freshman year in college has been put into really manageable chunks. Give it a try.
AnnaD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/07
Imagine some of the most challenging and stimulating philosophical texts read by the most boring, robotic voice imaginable. Great concept, terrible execution.
Mr. Egg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/07
The right selections, the right length, well produced. The best liberal arts education consists of reading for 15 minutes a day from a five foot shelf of books. Excellent and appreciated.
GreyGhost24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/07
As someone who hasn't touched the classics in ages, I found this to be a fantastic way to dip my toes in it again. However, I have a very hard time getting through the podcasts because the readers are so robotic. They don't ever seem to emphasize any words, concepts, or sentences and they never...Read full review »
saudoso via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/06
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