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Podcast Profile: Phi Fic

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47 episodes
2016 to 2023
Median: 82 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Dicussions of literature from a philosophical perspective.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Discussions of literature from a philosophical perspective • Classic and contemporary novels • Psychological analysis • Ethical beliefs • Historical context • Poetry readings • Author interviews • Literary critiques

"Phi Fic" is a podcast that delves into discussions of literature from a philosophical perspective. The show covers a wide range of literary works, often examining the interplay between the narrative elements of stories and the philosophical ideas they embody. The episodes focus on both classic and contemporary pieces of literature, offering listeners deep dives into each work's themes, characters, and historical contexts.

Many episodes spotlight renowned novels and their philosophical implications, highlighting how these stories reflect and critique social norms, ethical dilemmas, and existential questions. The discussions aim to uncover deeper meanings within the texts, often drawing connections to the philosophical thoughts of figures such as Nietzsche. The podcast also features episodes dedicated to poetry, analyzing individual poems for their stylistic nuances and underlying philosophical messages.

Recurring themes across the episodes include ambition, power dynamics, love, and existential reflection. The podcast frequently explores the psychological dimensions of characters and their moral quandaries, as well as the societal structures influencing their actions. Historical backgrounds are often provided to situate the literature in its broader cultural and political context.

"Phi Fic" also incorporates expert insights, as seen in episodes that include interviews with translators and literary scholars. By juxtaposing different interpretations and translations, the podcast examines how varying perspectives can alter a reader’s understanding of literary works. This approach is evident in episodes discussing new translations and their impact on the reception of classic novels.

Overall, "Phi Fic" caters to listeners interested in the confluence of literature and philosophy, offering nuanced analyses that enrich the appreciation of both fields. The podcast provides a thoughtful examination of how literary art shapes and is shaped by philosophical inquiry.


Episodes:
Episode Image Stendhal’s Red and Black (Le Rouge et le Noir) - Phi Fic Ep. 46
2023-Feb-13
89 minutes
Episode Image The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
2022-Sep-26
75 minutes
Episode Image The Poetry Episode (Dickinson, Baudelaire, Bishop, Byron)
2022-Jul-17
56 minutes
PHI FIC #43 Bleak House by Charles Dickens
2022-Mar-10
97 minutes
An unwritten novel by Virginia Woolf
2022-Jan-04
44 minutes
Phi Fic #41 Paradise Lost by John Milton
2021-Oct-12
77 minutes
Phi Fic #40 The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway
2021-Jun-02
77 minutes
Phi fin #39 Point Omega by Don DeLillo
2021-Mar-30
82 minutes
Phi Fic #38 Howard's End by EM Forster
2021-Jan-27
74 minutes
Phi Fic #37 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
2020-Oct-26
83 minutes
Phi Fic #36 Canterbury Tales-- Part Two
2020-Sep-01
61 minutes
Repost Phi Fic #35 12 Stories by James Baldwin
2020-Jul-03
97 minutes
Phi Fic #34 The Canterbury Tales Part 1
2020-Jun-19
74 minutes
Episode Image Repost: The Machine Stops by EM Forster
2020-Apr-11
84 minutes
Phi FIc #32 Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2020-Feb-20
102 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #31 Sula by Toni Morrison
2019-Dec-17
141 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #30 (Part 2 of 2) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2019-Oct-03
66 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #29 (Part 1 of 2) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2019-Aug-07
100 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #28 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
2019-Jun-04
104 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #27 Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
2019-Apr-11
131 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #26 The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster
2019-Jan-24
84 minutes
Phi Fic #25 At The Mountains Of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft
2018-Nov-27
122 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #24 Ulysses by James Joyce
2018-Nov-05
43 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #23 To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
2018-Aug-21
72 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #22 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
2018-Jun-03
94 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #21 Foe by J. M. Coetzee
2018-Mar-19
89 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #20 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
2018-Feb-05
63 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #19 Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
2017-Nov-17
70 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #18 The Trouble With Being Born by E.M. Cioran
2017-Oct-28
91 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #17 Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
2017-Oct-01
47 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #16 Stories by Clarice Lispector
2017-Aug-27
68 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #15 The State of the Art by Iain M Banks
2017-Jul-19
78 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #14 The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
2017-Jul-02
45 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #13 The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky
2017-May-31
60 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #12 Stories by James Baldwin
2017-Apr-21
97 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #11 The Body Artist by Don DeLillo
2017-Mar-20
84 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #10 The Fall by Albert Camus
2017-Feb-27
110 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #9 The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky
2017-Jan-23
73 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #8 Erewhon by Samuel Butler
2016-Dec-01
83 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #7 The Call of Cthulu by H. P. Lovecraft
2016-Oct-31
60 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #6 The Beast In The Jungle by Henry James
2016-Sep-30
75 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #5 Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
2016-Aug-31
116 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #4 Grendel by John Gardner
2016-Aug-01
81 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #3 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
2016-Jul-06
113 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #2 The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
2016-Jun-16
77 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #1 In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
2016-Jun-16
106 minutes
Episode Image Phi Fic #0 Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
2016-Jun-15
115 minutes