The Academy Podcast
A philosophy podcast that seeks to break down major works of philosophy into manageable segments so that the ideas and concepts contained therein may be explicated in a detailed but accessible manner.
The Academy Podcast - Introduction
Hello and welcome to the Academy Podcast! Thank you for checking us out. We are a philosophy podcast that aims to unpack the ideas presented in great philosophical works. This episode is just a brief introduction into what we are all about and what we hope to accomplish for all of our listeners. Thanks for stopping by and please share us with your friends.
Plato's Republic: Episode 1 - The Academy Podcast
Welcome to the Academy Podcast! Today Austin and Aaron discussed book I of Plato’s Republic. In this discussion, Austin and Aaron introduced the main dialogue of the book, present the virtue of the elderly, and define important terms such as techne (skill in craft), episteme (theoretical knowledge) and eudaimonia (complete happiness), and how they relate to Plato’s view of Justice. We hope you enjoy this episode! If you would like to support the Academy Podcast please subscribe to our show and leave a positive rating. Feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback you may have.You can also follow us on social media at the following links for additional content!
Plato's Republic: Episode 2 - The Academy Podcast
Welcome once again to the Academy Podcast! In this week's episode, we discuss book II and II of Plato’s Republic. We go over the origins of Plato’s fictional society, introduce the Guardian class in the Republic, define thumos (spirit), and give an introduction to Plato’s philosophy on education. It was a fantastic discussion and we know you will enjoy it! If you would like to support the Academy Podcast please subscribe to our show and leave a positive rating. Feel free to email us directly at email@example.com with any questions or feedback you may have.You can also follow us on social media at the following links for additional content!
Plato's Republic: Episode 3 - The Academy Podcast
Hope your last week was well, here is the third installment on our coverage of Plato’s Republic. In this episode we focus in on the transition between book III and IV of the Republic. We discuss Plato’s mythical lie for the basis of his society, the necessity of a good education, introduce the concept of the soul, and talk about whether good men need rules. This episode digs a bit further into a smaller section of the book so there is a lot of good material in this episode. If you would like to support the Academy Podcast please subscribe to our show and leave a positive rating. Feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback you may have.You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @academy_podcast for any and all additional content!
Plato's Republic: Episode 4 - The Academy Podcast
In this episode we cover the four virtues which Plato says are necessary for both the good state as well as the good individual; wisdom, courage, self-discipline, and justice. We define each of these in detail and lay the foundation for Plato’s ethical philosophy. The second part of this episode covers the psychology of the Platonic soul, the soul of three parts which contains reason, spirit, and appetites represented by the head, the heart, and the stomach respectively. This is certainly just an introduction to the Platonic theory of the soul and is definitely a topic we will revisit! As always, please be sure to subscribe, leave a good rating, and share with your friends.
Plato's Republic: Episode 5 - The Academy Podcast
Hello and welcome to Episode V of our continued coverage of Plato’s Republic. This week we take on Plato’s statements about women, the family, children, and sex. We cover a wide variety of topics like sexism, the common good, the purpose of sex, and the philosophy of embodiment. Also, Aaron struggles not to fat shame and gets passionate about marriage which he doesn’t have. Is Plato a Marxist feminist far ahead of his time? Or is he another patriarchal male from ancient times? Probably neither. Please subscribe to all of our platforms to get all of this great content!
Plato's Republic: Episode 6 - The Academy Podcast
Here we are at our sixth episode on Plato’s Republic and we have finally arrived at the section regarding the Philosopher King. We will be breaking up our coverage of the Philosopher King into three distinct episodes: what makes a philosopher king, the forms and their contemplation, and how the philosopher should be educated. This episode we cover the qualities of what makes a philosopher, what distinguishes the philosopher from other people, and is the philosopher king even possible. We also explore Plato’s hatred of democracy and talk a little on modern politics. Please listen and enjoy!
Plato's Republic: Episode 7 - The Academy Podcast
Welcome back! We have finally reached our coverage of The Forms, one of Plato’s most important and controversial contributions to the field of philosophy. In this episode we lay the groundwork for why Plato believes in these universal concepts which he calls The Forms. We talk at great length about the realm of opinion or Doxa, the difference between a sight lover and a philosopher, the argument of opposites, and generally dismantle any previously held understanding of the Forms you may have had!