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The Partially Examined Life is a podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out www.partiallyexaminedlife.com. We also featu ...
 
Jim and Mark use the insane ramblings of a tiny-handed narcissist to explain logical fallacies. Each episode we focus on a single logical fallacy and, using examples from Trump, UK politics and pop culture, explore how and why it fools people, how to avoid committing it yourself, and how to counter it in an argument.
 
Meet those who make Burning Man happen, beyond the desert and out in the world. Artists, activists, and innovators. Builders and Burners, freaks and fools. Burning Man floats on a sea of stories, and the Burning Man LIVE podcast is a plucky little boat with a microphone.
 
Krav Maga is not just a self defence system, it is a way of life. Warriors den is a podcast for Kravist, fighters, martial artists, warriors, politicians and general citizens. Consider this: “The Society that separates scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools” – Thucydides Your host Jonathan Fader UTKM Co-Founder talks to guest in an open and uncensored format about their fights, their philosophies, and their lives. No topic is taboo an ...
 
What is Magic? Why is Magic? Who is…Magic? Two Magicians Pod is hosted by Nick Paul, is a veteran performer with over twenty years of professional experience on stage and consulting for TV. Co-hosted by Robert Ramirez (Fool Us, In the Heights National Tour) He interviews world renowned entertainers from TV, Film and Stage to get their thoughts on existential questions about life, art, comedy, zen philosophy, magic, performing professionally and so much more.
 
[Explicit for Language] “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. ... In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it.” (1984, Orwell) Lighthearted dystopian-themed podcast Three Equals Five discuses fact vs feeling vs fiction vs politics vs history and how they relate to each othe ...
 
Why do we believe weird things? What does feminine intuition really mean? How do you become an effective activist for science and reason? Are you ready for a monthly show that poses these questions and more? Tune into the Token Skeptic for a slightly more skeptical look at stories in the news, urban legends, good science, pseudoscience, and what makes popular culture pop.
 
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Valerie K. Martin, LCSW, RYT

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Bodyful is a podcast that explores the wonder and complexities of living in this human form, and how we can engage in an ongoing practice of bodyfulness to become more fully at-home in ourselves and in the interconnected web of Gaia, the living earth. We frequently hear about the importance of being mindful— and it’s time to invite our bodies to the party. Bodyful is hosted by Valerie Martin, psychotherapist and founder of the Gaia Center for Embodied Healing.
 
Yoel Aynalem is the host of Yoel's Hang Outs interview comedy show. He invites guests that he feels may be interesting to talk to or that he simply finds funny. He intends on having a guest for every show and some of his friends as reoccurring guests. Yoel's vision is to have a show where him and his listeners both learn something but laugh along the way.
 
Author and Mindful Reality founder, Jill Eng, shares her powerful awareness on how to relieve emotional pain and stress by explaining why it is we are always doing the most we can do. Her poignant expressions promote mental ease by illuminating how actions do themselves via the momentary movements of our body, so we can stop believing thoughts that make us feel like we need to figure out how to make our life happen. These are bite-sized recordings (perfect for a lunch break or quick walk) fr ...
 
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Fellini called his film "La Strada" a dangerous representation of his identity, and had a nervous breakdown just before completing its shooting. Perhaps this identity, and its vulnerability, have something to do with the film’s representation of a disappointed hope that love might vanquish pride, if properly assisted by the forces of playfulness an…
 
January 6th was many things, one thing I know for sure is that – NO INSURRECTION occurred that cold winter day, in the capital. Hello folks – thanks again for stopping by and showing your support. A lot has happened since January 6th, 2021 – but what I find completely odd is how easily fooled so many were, about the events surrounding that crazy da…
 
In this episode we spoke to Kimbanda Priest and Candomble Babalorisha Diego de Oxossi of Sao Paulo Brazil. Diego educated us on the spirit cults and the deity cults of Brazil and described the differences between working with the Eshu and Orisha. We talked about the roots of Kimbanda as well as the philosophy and practice. This and much more ! Dieg…
 
Expert: (Re: his upcoming book) “Is essentially the pursuit of excellence in a 360 Degree world, and I mean a 360 degree scan around your, you know your own life. So, I’m pursing this goal to go to special operation. I’m pursing this goal to be the best in business, I’m pursing this goal. Everything has a cost and everything has an equal and opposi…
 
Donald Robertson is a writer, cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist and trainer. He's written several books, inclusing How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, and has a new graphic novel coming out on Marcus Aurelius called Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. In this episode we talk about Marcus Aurelius, Stoicism, cognitive behavioural…
 
How can we bring the magic back from BRC and Regional events? How can we connect and reflect year round? Radio. Tune in to the stories and sessions, the magic and mayhem, from Regional events all around the world. Out of Black Rock City’s radio station BMIR came the internet radio station Shouting Fire, which provides real world radio stations to R…
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS — but OUR WORK has only just begun. 2021 was one hell of a year. The world as I know it — seems to be turned upside down — as NOTHING makes sense anymore. When Dr. Malone mentioned Matias Desmit’s “Mass formation psychosis” — I was screaming YES YES YES…. EXACTLY. If you are like me, you have been beating your head against the …
 
Every now and then, an artist releases something that takes the world by storm. Fame has something to do with it, but not all. After all, not every single song a famous musician releases rises to the top. So then, what else is it? Art generally has different layers of meaning - a high level meaning, and a much deeper one. What makes a particular wo…
 
Continuing on Dialogues on Metaphysics and Religion (1688), ch. 1-4. We talk about the character of the intelligible world, how we generate general concepts, the existence of God, seeing God, original sin, and more. If you're not hearing the full version of this part of the discussion, sign up via one of the options described at partiallyexaminedli…
 
Continuing on Dialogues on Metaphysics and Religion (1688), ch. 1-4. We talk about the character of the intelligible world, how we generate general concepts, the existence of God, seeing God, original sin, and more. If you're not hearing the full version of this part of the discussion, sign up via one of the options described at partiallyexaminedli…
 
In episode 274, we explore Valaquenta, the pantheon of Middle-earth's gods! "Valaquenta" introduces us to the Valar, the Maiar, and the main Enemies of Middle-earth. We get to know a few about figures like Manwë, Varda, Ulmo, and Yavanna, and this really helps when you're diving into The Silmarillion. Join us! WATCH THIS EPISODE » https://www.youtu…
 
Did it make sense for Steven Spielberg to remake one of our nation's most beloved musicals (with music by Bernstein and Sondheim!), attempting to fix the parts that did not age well politically? Is the new version a modern classic or a doomed Frankenstein? Your host Mark Linsenmayer is joined by Broadway scholar, theater critic, and actor Ron Fassl…
 
Did it make sense for Steven Spielberg to remake one of our nation's most beloved musicals (with music by Bernstein and Sondheim!), attempting to fix the parts that did not age well politically? Is the new version a modern classic or a doomed Frankenstein? Your host Mark Linsenmayer is joined by Broadway scholar, theater critic, and actor Ron Fassl…
 
Fellini called his film "La Strada" a dangerous representation of his identity, and had a nervous breakdown just before completing its shooting. Perhaps this identity, and its vulnerability, have something to do with the film’s representation of a disappointed hope that love might vanquish pride, if properly assisted by the forces of playfulness an…
 
EXCERPT: For me, the one thing that first let me deal with depression was understanding the basics of Buddhist thought…so the basic tenants of Buddhist is that the world is suffering. And that is awesome, its like if your baseline is the world is suffering that’s a good philosophy for me to understand because I’m suffering. Maj. Nadav Raz (IDF) has…
 
Life is tough. It's full of pain and suffering, but more particularly, grief, loss, our own inadequacies and evil, embarrassing moments from our past (just to name a few). These things weigh your heart down over time. It's a burden, each and every one. Unfortunately, your heart will only get heavier over time; that is something you cannot change. B…
 
In the ninety-first episode we explore Amazing Familiarity, starting with Trump claiming to know what the Founders intended when writing the Constitution, and whether anybody has ever said I love you to a politician. Kevin McCarthy claims he knows why people voted for Biden, and Kayleigh McEnany claims Trump has never lied. In Mark's British Politi…
 
Human beings are rational, right? We can control our emotions and reason our way through morality. At least that's what many of us think and feel. The truth is much more complicated. In fact, in many ways, our rationality is not ultimately in charge, especially when it comes to morality. Moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt developed an analogy to exp…
 
In episode 273, we explore the Middle-earth Creation myth, "Ainulindalë", otherwise known as the Music of the Ainur. “Ainulindalë” is one of the most fascinating legends that Tolkien wrote, and it introduces key characters and themes into the legendarium. Furthermore, it sets the stage for everything that comes after, from the First Age to the Thir…
 
On Dialogues on Metaphysics and Religion (1688), ch. 1-4. We walk through M's rationalist (post-Descartes, pre-Leibniz) epistemology with its surprising implications for the metaphysics of causality and the role of God in nature. Part two of this episode is only going to be available to you if you sign up at partiallyexaminedlife.com/support or via…
 
On Dialogues on Metaphysics and Religion (1688), ch. 1-4. We walk through M's rationalist (post-Descartes, pre-Leibniz) epistemology with its surprising implications for the metaphysics of causality and the role of God in nature. Part two of this episode is only going to be available to you if you sign up at partiallyexaminedlife.com/support or via…
 
The Fact of The Matter is making a slight change in format to make it more sustainable. We will still be searching for where the truth lies but more from a philosophical standpoint as we examine the social, political, religious, and scientific happenings in our world. We will be looking at the causes of the different scenarios, both sides of the st…
 
Lilli is also an activist, folk-rock diva, and record label exec. She's released 10 albums and 3 EPs since 2003. We discuss "Coffee Shop Girl" and listen to "Copper John" from Americana(2021), "Warm and Gentle People" from We Belong (2019), and "Song for the End of Days" from Castles of Her Crystalline (2005). Intro: "Lady" from The Coming of John …
 
Excerpt: "It Occurred to me after decades of studying violence, fear and aggression. That if people don’t manage their fear, they don’t manage to fight. Its that simple." - Tony Blauer Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades. He founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BT…
 
Kai Whiting is a lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism. This is the third time Kai has been on the podcast, and in this episode we tackle (yet again) a rather controversial topic: is it stupid for modern man to believe in God? As always, the intent here isn't to sway you to believe in God or not but rather to offer perspective. Enjoy, and check o…
 
Apparently, some people get SAD during the winter months, but there’s a lot more than just less sunlight and colder weather to cause stress in modern society. Our guest Steve joins Mike, Jon, and Tom this episode as we discuss the holiday season, gift giving, seasonal affective disorder, Winter solstice, effect of diminished sunlight on human behav…
 
One thing that humans universally struggle with is dealing with life's inevitable suffering and pain, so much so that we often catch ourselves and others purposefully avoiding the beautiful aspects of life because we are afraid of the negative emotions that will follow. For example, have you ever thought that relationships are to be avoided because…
 
Hey there, FELLOW TRAVELERS! So you want to read The Silmarillion, eh? If you have any interest in Middle-earth, it’s only natural. Especially for those who have completed The Lord of the Rings (no small feat in and of itself), it’s the most logical next step. In episode 272 of The Tolkien Road Podcast, we kick off our Silmarillion re-read that wil…
 
Welcome to an extra special, intentionally public edition of Nightcap to catch you up on what Mark, Wes, Seth, and Dylan are all up to personally and intellectually and hash out what we want to potentially cover on the show over the next year. Get this ad-free by signing up to support us via partiallyexaminedlife.com/support. Sponsors: Have a donat…
 
Welcome to an extra special, intentionally public edition of Nightcap to catch you up on what Mark, Wes, Seth, and Dylan are all up to personally and intellectually and hash out what we want to potentially cover on the show over the next year. Get this ad-free by signing up to support us via partiallyexaminedlife.com/support. Sponsors: Have a donat…
 
Mark is joined by Brian Hirt, Erica Spyres, and Mark's son Abe Linsenmayer. With the release of The Matrix Resurrections, we talk through the franchise as a whole. What made the first one remarkable, and does that a bar that any sequel can reach? We talk through the choices that fed into the new film, why people don't seem to care about their matri…
 
In the late 19th century, the "New Woman" was a term coined by Henry James for a particular kind of feminist who demanded freedom of behavior, dress, education, and sexuality. Out of that paradigm came The Awakening, a novel that scandalized critics upon its publication with its tale of New Orleans society wife Edna Pointellier, who tries to throw …
 
Opinions may vary as to whether this is the single most important topic we have ever discussed ... or maybe other descriptions are more appropriate. Rex Marshall starts us out getting us up to speed on some key aspects of Reynolds Wrap, then Mike, Jon, and Tom discuss an Alex Jones rap to go along with tin foil and his incredible prediction accurac…
 
Warriors Den Podcast now in video (Where available) Thanks for tuning in, this is the Warriors Den Podcast and I am your Host Jonathan Fader, Lead Instructor at Urban Tactics Krav Maga where I have dedicated my life to all things self-defense. In this podcast, I talk to guests in and open in an uncensored format about their fights, their philosophi…
 
Happy New Year! Here's part 2 of our Holiday treat for you, a breakdown of Disney+'s latest shameless cash grab, a film made by people who either didn't watch Home Alone or didn't understand why people liked it. It's part scholarly film theory analysis, part snarky nitpicking, part exasperated diatribe. Yes, each of the two parts is technically abo…
 
Merry Christmas! Or should I be saying Merry Couch Potato Time! Yes, it is indeed that time of year where many of us are taking some (hopefully) much-needed rest. I'm sure you're settling into that couch dent rather nicely and have developed a nice system for keeping snacks within reach yet fresh. If you're looking for justification on being a slot…
 
Hey there, fellow travelers! By far, the biggest thing to happen to Tolkiendom in 2021 was The Nature of Middle-earth, the latest collection of previously unpublished Tolkien writings. When we interviewed Carl Hostetter, the book's editor, back in August, we recorded a special bonus episode for our patrons, in which we got Carl's takes on topics in…
 
Continuing on "What Is Man" (1905). We work through Twain's metaphors for human nature, say what he means by "instinct," contemplate his notion of identity and why he thinks you are apparently different from your body-machine, and gauge the practical upshot of his stances. If you're not hearing the full version of this part of the discussion, sign …
 
Continuing on "What Is Man" (1905). We work through Twain's metaphors for human nature, say what he means by "instinct," contemplate his notion of identity and why he thinks you are apparently different from your body-machine, and gauge the practical upshot of his stances. If you're not hearing the full version of this part of the discussion, sign …
 
In the ninetieth episode we explore the Argument from Silence, starting with Trump assuming everyone is flirting with him even if they don't know it themselves, and assuming people who take the fifth are guilty, and Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing school shooting survivor David Hogg. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Simon Case not answ…
 
If you think the Food Pyramid is a healthy diet guide, think again (also - you might wanna turn down the volume for the first few seconds of this one). Mike, Jon, and Tom discuss food, the thing Tom has been more wrong about than anything else in his life, food as poison, itchy boxer shorts, unusual thirst, hypoglycemia versus hyperglycemia, slight…
 
Can we have an entertaining discussion inspired by Aristotle's most boring book? Bill leads Mark and our guest Tommy through some let's-describe-what's-in-an-imaginary-room exercises. Mark philosophizes at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Bill improvises (and teaches) at chicagoimprovstudio.com. Hear more Philosophy vs. Improv. Support the podcast to get…
 
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