Episode 33 - But For How Long?

July 16, 2017

In episode 33, Living the Life of the Mind... But For How Long?, the team discuss:

  • Real-life action hero, Karl Marx (Portrait of a Philosopher);
  • That most uncontroversial of topics, pederasty (Peripathetic Problems);
  • The evidence for our struggles on the job market (Honey, I Reanimated the Philosophers).

N.B.: This special bumper episode marks the beginning of a production hiatus, about which we are very sad. But keep watching this space for our return!


Episode 32 - While Defending Our Moral Clams

June 25, 2017

In episode 32, Living the Life of the Mind... While Defending Our Moral Clams, the team discuss:

  • Out of sight, out of mind, out of existence, with Bishop Berkeley (Portrait of a Philosopher);
  • What kind of morals to expect from the rest of the animal kingdom (That's Where I'd Put My Eggs);
  • Wittgenstein vs. Popper, the low-hanging fruit fight we somehow haven't yet covered (Philosofights).

Episode 31 - While Bursting out of your Girdle

June 11, 2017

In Episode 31, Living the Life of the Mind... Whilte Bursting out of your Girdle the team discuss:

  • Francis Bacon: delicious meat snack, vampire hunter and philosopher (Portrait of a Philosopher)
  • Mindhorn: seeing the truth and body positivity (View from a Philosopher)
  • Your philosophical querries and conundrums (Perapathetic Problems

Episode 30 - With Strong and Stable Leadership

May 27, 2017

In episode 30, Living the Life of the Mind...With Strong and Stable Leadership, the team discuss:

  • Some minor Greek dude called Aristotle (Portrait of a Philosopher);
  • Tactics for surviving the horrors of democracy (How to Survive...);
  • Whether we're all wrong to ignore Rand (This is Not What a Philosopher Looks Like).

Episode 29 - While Your Enemies Lie Dead

May 13, 2017

In episode 29, Living the Life of the Mind... While Your Enemies Lie Dead, the team discuss:

  • Political creep and great dog-lover, Machiavelli (Portrait of a Philosopher);
  • How to buy the best pet to improve your job prospects (Peripathetic Problems);
  • Why marriage is definitely sick and wrong and there's definitely no one associated with the podcast getting married at any point (View From a Philosopher).

Episode 28 - Through the Medium of Genitals

April 29, 2017

In Episode 28, Living the Life of the Mind... Through the Medium of Genitals, the team get hot under the collar when they discuss:

  • Iris Murdoch and her aquatic life (Portrait of a Philosopher)
  • Super controversial topical sex issues  (View from a Philosopher)
  • A romantic tryst turned sour when Peter Abelard and Heloise battle it out (Philosofights)

Episode 27 - IN A EGG!

April 15, 2017

In episode 27, Living the Life of the Mind... IN A EGG, the team discuss:

  • A. J. Ayer, the spy who loved us all;
  • The deep nature of Easter;
  • Our new section, 'Dairylea Quotables'.

Episode 26 - Covered in Jellyfish!

April 1, 2017

In Episode 26, Living the Life of the Mind... Covered in Jellyfish!, the team discuss:

  • Jacques Derrida, and the found footage revealing that he was a big Two Ronnies fan (Portrait of a Philosopher);
  • What kind of philosophy the Predator from Predator would be into (Peripathetic Problems);
  • The prospect of analytic and continental philosophy breaking into all-out war in Croatia (You Can Prove Anything With Facts).

Episode 25 - Until the Employment Tribunal

March 18, 2017

In episode 25, Living the Life of the Mind... Until the Employment Tribunal, the team discuss:

  • Hotline to God, Hildegard of Bingen (Portrait of a Philosopher);
  • The Adam Smith Institute's alarm that intelligent, educated people appear to be becoming sort of left-wing IN DROVES (This is Not What a Philosopher Looks Like);
  • Irrational Man, Woody Allen's monstrous offering to the philosophy gods (View From a Philosopher).

Episode 24 - While Getting Our PUMP On

March 4, 2017

In Episode 24, Living the Life of the Mind...While Getting Our PUMP On, the team discuss:

  • Philosopher, bodybuilder, silver screen star, Michel Foucault (Portrait of a Philosopher);
  • Nudging and the onset of philosophical senility (Peripathetic Problems);
  • A fight destined to be filled with creepy innuendo, Freud vs. Beauvoir (Philosofights).

If anyone's confused by the episode title, here's your recommended reading.