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Podcast Profile: Red Letter Philosophy

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177 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 12 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Red Letter Philosophy is a philosophy of religion podcast exploring the depths of the human heart, the exaltations of the soul, and the mystery of God.


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

➤ Faith & philosophy • Silence & unbelief • Suffering & divine hiddenness • Classical & modern philosophers • Holidays & religious meaning • Empiricism & skepticism • Love & death • Metaphysical journeys

"Red Letter Philosophy" is a podcast that delves into the intricacies of religion and philosophical thought, exploring profound questions about human existence, spirituality, and metaphysics. The podcast frequently addresses themes such as the nature of belief, the problem of evil, and the perceived silence of the divine in the face of human suffering. Various episodes draw on the works and ideas of notable philosophers and theologians, including C.S. Lewis, Jean Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, David Hume, and Augustine, to shed light on these enduring questions.

Episodes often revisit classic philosophical debates and re-examine historical perspectives to uncover insights relevant to contemporary issues. The concept of divine hiddenness and the search for God amidst suffering and confusion is a recurring theme. Discussions also explore the tension between faith and reason, as illustrated by reflections on the thoughts of Blaise Pascal and other significant figures in philosophy. The problem of unbelief and skepticism is another prominent topic, with particular attention given to how different philosophical schools address these concerns.

Beyond an exploration of metaphysical and existential issues, the podcast also features special holiday-themed episodes. These episodes link philosophical musings with cultural and religious celebrations, providing reflections on themes like fatherhood, motherhood, love, death, and gratitude. There are also occasional replays of past episodes to mark significant dates or to delve deeper into previously discussed topics.

"Red Letter Philosophy" addresses complex ideas through a narrative that intertwines philosophical, religious, and even literary analysis. From contemplating the mystical aspects of existence through figures like Thomas Howard to appreciating the philosophical underpinnings of cultural practices and literature by authors like Oscar Wilde and H.P. Lovecraft, the podcast aims to offer comprehensive insights into the profound and often enigmatic dimensions of human life and belief.


Episodes:
Divine Hiddenness & C. S. Lewis
2024-Jun-30
14 minutes
Episode Image Deus Absconditus
2024-Apr-26
13 minutes
RLP Replay: What's So Good About Good Friday?
2024-Mar-30
17 minutes
RLP Replay: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
2024-Mar-17
14 minutes
Episode Image World In My Eyes
2024-Mar-01
11 minutes
Episode Image RLP Holiday: Love & Death
2024-Feb-14
15 minutes
Policy of Truth
2024-Feb-02
12 minutes
RLP Holiday: Memento Mori
2023-Nov-01
18 minutes
Enjoy the Silence
2023-Oct-20
16 minutes
The Problem of Unbelief
2023-Sep-15
19 minutes
RLP Special: Death in the Grand Canyon (Refreshed)
2023-Aug-25
16 minutes
RLP Special: Chance or the Dance (Refreshed)
2023-Aug-11
16 minutes
RLP Special: The Sea Within (Refreshed)
2023-Jul-28
12 minutes
RLP Special: Life Is a Pigsty (Refreshed)
2023-Jul-14
15 minutes
Farewell & Adieu
2023-Jun-30
20 minutes
RLP Holiday: Fatherhood & Reality
2023-Jun-16
10 minutes
Thomas Howard: Chance or Dance?
2023-Jun-09
17 minutes
St. Augustine: My Love Is My Gravity
2023-May-26
14 minutes
RLP Holiday: Monica's Tears
2023-May-12
7 minutes
David Hume & Belief in God, Pt. II
2023-May-05
18 minutes
David Hume & Belief in God
2023-Apr-21
19 minutes
RLP Holiday: Faith & Reason
2023-Apr-07
15 minutes
David Hume: Hume's Cave
2023-Mar-24
18 minutes
RLP Holiday: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
2023-Mar-17
14 minutes
David Hume: Party Guy
2023-Mar-10
22 minutes
Bishop George Berkeley: To Be Is To Be Perceived
2023-Feb-24
13 minutes
RLP Holiday: The Heart of the Matter
2023-Feb-10
7 minutes
John Locke: Are You Experienced?
2023-Feb-03
19 minutes
G. W. F. Leibniz & God
2023-Jan-20
16 minutes
G. W. F. Leibniz & The Mystery of Existence
2023-Jan-06
19 minutes
RLP Holiday - Christmas Belief: Lessons from The Polar Express
2022-Dec-24
20 minutes
Baruch Spinoza & The Mystery of Existence
2022-Dec-16
17 minutes
Rene Descartes & The Mystery of Existence
2022-Dec-02
19 minutes
RLP Holiday: In Defense of Thanksgiving
2022-Nov-22
10 minutes
Rene Descartes: God, Reason, and a Piece of Wax
2022-Nov-18
18 minutes
Rene Descartes: Cartesian Delight
2022-Nov-04
13 minutes
RLP Holiday: What the Moon Brings by H. P. Lovecraft
2022-Oct-28
10 minutes
Occam's Flavor
2022-Oct-21
21 minutes
Amarettos with Aristotle
2022-Oct-07
16 minutes
Play-Tonic: A Shot of Plato and Aristotle
2022-Sep-23
17 minutes
Parmenides on the Rocks
2022-Sep-09
17 minutes
RLP Special: Summertime Sadness
2022-Aug-26
12 minutes
RLP Special: Summertime Madness
2022-Aug-12
22 minutes
RLP Special: Jaws & Philosophy
2022-Jul-29
26 minutes
RLP Special: The Beach Boys & Philosophy
2022-Jul-15
37 minutes
RLP Holiday: The Revolutionary & The Bishop
2022-Jul-01
12 minutes
God & The Philosophers
2022-Jun-24
14 minutes
RLP Holiday - Ordinary Men: A Celebration of Fathers
2022-Jun-17
11 minutes
Ludwig Wittgenstein & God, Pt. 2
2022-Jun-10
12 minutes
Ludwig Wittgenstein & God, Pt. 1
2022-Jun-03
16 minutes
RLP Holiday: Memory & The Philosophers
2022-May-27
11 minutes
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Mystic
2022-May-20
8 minutes
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Gamer
2022-May-13
14 minutes
RLP Holiday: Common Sense Motherhood
2022-May-06
8 minutes
Ludwig Wittgenstein: Solipsisms & Skepticisms
2022-Apr-29
14 minutes
Ludwig Wittgenstein: Hero or Villain?
2022-Apr-22
22 minutes
RLP Holiday: What's So Good About Good Friday?
2022-Apr-15
15 minutes
C. S. Lewis & The Seeing Eye
2022-Apr-08
13 minutes
C. S. Lewis' Meditation in a Toolshed
2022-Mar-25
16 minutes
RLP Holiday: St. Patrick's Day III
2022-Mar-17
11 minutes
C. S. Lewis: Myth & Truth
2022-Mar-11
14 minutes
C. S. Lewis & The Myth That Became Fact
2022-Feb-25
12 minutes
Irish Blood, English Heart: The Philosophy of C. S. Lewis
2022-Feb-11
15 minutes
RLP Holiday: Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day
2022-Feb-11
15 minutes
G. K. Chesterton: Philosopher of Light
2022-Jan-28
17 minutes
G. K. Chesterton: Philosopher of Common Sense
2022-Jan-14
18 minutes
RLP Holiday - A New Years Ghost Story: A Christmas Carol
2021-Dec-31
16 minutes
RLP Holiday - A Christmas Ghost Story: A Christmas Carol
2021-Dec-24
19 minutes
G. K. Chesterton: Philosopher of Sanity
2021-Dec-17
15 minutes
G. K. Chesterton: Philosopher of Madness
2021-Dec-03
15 minutes
RLP Holiday - Thanksgiving III: Fire, Food, and Drink
2021-Nov-25
13 minutes
G. K. Chesterton: The Savage
2021-Nov-19
17 minutes
Blaise Pascal: The Wagerer
2021-Nov-05
21 minutes
RLP Holiday: Halloween & The Uncanny
2021-Oct-29
22 minutes
Blaise Pascal: The Diverted
2021-Oct-22
19 minutes
Blaise Pascal: The Impotent
2021-Oct-08
18 minutes
Blaise Pascal: The Vain
2021-Sep-24
21 minutes
Blaise Pascal: The Great and Wretched
2021-Sep-10
23 minutes
RLP Backstage: "The Office and Philosophy"
2021-Aug-27
22 minutes
RLP Backstage: “Psychology as Religion”
2021-Aug-13
17 minutes
RLP Backstage: "The Right Side of History"
2021-Jul-30
23 minutes
RLP Backstage: "Lived Experience"
2021-Jul-16
24 minutes
RLP Holiday - 4th of July III: Patrick Henry Meets Harry Potter
2021-Jul-02
8 minutes
RLP Backstage: Life & Logic Edition
2021-Jul-02
23 minutes
The End (Of the Beginning)
2021-Jun-18
11 minutes
RLP Holiday: Father's Day II (The Philosopher King)
2021-Jun-18
7 minutes
Disinterested Attitudes
2021-Jun-04
11 minutes
RLP Holiday: For the Fallen (Memorial Day II)
2021-May-28
7 minutes
What Kant Said
2021-May-21
11 minutes
Uh Oh, Hot Dog!
2021-May-07
9 minutes
RLP Holiday - Mother's Day II: Heed Not the Darkness nor the Rain
2021-May-07
6 minutes
Good Taste vs. What Tastes Good
2021-Apr-23
11 minutes
Heaven in Stone & Glass
2021-Apr-09
9 minutes
RLP Holiday: The Ballad of God Makers (Easter II)
2021-Apr-02
5 minutes
What Aquinas Said
2021-Mar-26
12 minutes
RLP Holiday: St. Patrick's Day II
2021-Mar-17
6 minutes
The Argument from Beauty
2021-Mar-12
10 minutes
Betwixt Mortal & Immortal
2021-Feb-26
10 minutes
The Symposium (Beauty & Love)
2021-Feb-12
10 minutes
RLP Holiday: Valentine's Day III - Socratic Love
2021-Feb-12
5 minutes
Plato’s Hippias Major (On Maidens and Gods)
2021-Jan-29
14 minutes
The Light of Beauty Illuminates More Than That Which It Shines Upon
2021-Jan-16
11 minutes
RLP Holiday: Christmas III - Silence & Music
2021-Jan-02
10 minutes
We Are Not Animals
2020-Dec-19
9 minutes
Wilde & Crazy Guys
2020-Dec-04
11 minutes
RLP Holiday: Thanksgiving II - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
2020-Nov-24
9 minutes
Beauty in a Test Tube?
2020-Nov-20
10 minutes
Judging Beauty
2020-Nov-06
8 minutes
RLP Holiday: Near Death in the ICU (Halloween II)
2020-Oct-31
12 minutes
High Culture
2020-Oct-23
9 minutes
Is Paris in the Eye of the Beholder?
2020-Oct-09
9 minutes
Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?
2020-Sep-25
8 minutes
But Is It Beautiful?
2020-Sep-11
10 minutes
RLP Special: September 11th & The Mystery of Evil
2020-Sep-11
8 minutes
RLP Special: The Endless Summer
2020-Aug-28
8 minutes
RLP Special: Death in the Grand Canyon
2020-Aug-21
12 minutes
RLP Special: The Human House
2020-Aug-14
8 minutes
RLP Special: Spooky Action at a Distance
2020-Jul-31
10 minutes
RLP Special: I Surf, Therefore I Am
2020-Jul-17
8 minutes
RLP Holiday: Independence Day Reflections
2020-Jul-04
7 minutes
RLP Special: The Sea Within
2020-Jul-03
9 minutes
Introducing Red Letter Philosophy
2020-Jul-02
5 minutes
RLP Holiday: Reflections on Fatherhood
2020-Jun-21
8 minutes
The End
2020-Jun-19
8 minutes
The Opiate of the Masses? (Pt. 2)
2020-Jun-05
7 minutes
RLP Holiday: Memorial Day I
2020-May-25
7 minutes
The Opiate of the Masses? (Pt. 1)
2020-May-22
9 minutes
RLP Holiday: Mother's Day I
2020-May-10
5 minutes
A Friend Indeed, Pt. 2
2020-May-08
8 minutes
A Friend Indeed, Pt. 1
2020-Apr-24
8 minutes
RLP Holiday: Easter I
2020-Apr-12
6 minutes
You Are Useless
2020-Apr-10
8 minutes
The Futility of Utility
2020-Mar-27
14 minutes
RLP Holiday: St. Patrick's Day I
2020-Mar-17
7 minutes
Can or Kant?
2020-Mar-13
13 minutes
Snobs or Slobs?
2020-Feb-28
16 minutes
RLP Holiday: Valentine's Day II - The Nightingale & The Rose
2020-Feb-14
14 minutes
The Pleasure Principle
2020-Jan-31
15 minutes
God or Beast?
2020-Jan-17
13 minutes
The Demon of Happiness
2020-Jan-03
12 minutes
RLP Holiday: 'Tis the Season (Christmas II)
2019-Dec-23
9 minutes
Aristotle & Happiness
2019-Dec-20
12 minutes
The Barbarian & The Philosopher
2019-Dec-06
14 minutes
RLP Holiday: Thanksgiving
2019-Nov-27
10 minutes
Viktor Frankl & The Meaning of Life
2019-Nov-22
15 minutes
Albert Camus & The Myth of Sisyphus
2019-Nov-08
12 minutes
RLP Holiday: But Is It Real? Halloween I
2019-Oct-31
14 minutes
Jean-Paul Sartre, Ethics & Meaning
2019-Oct-25
12 minutes
C. S. Lewis & The Unavoidable Invisible
2019-Oct-11
13 minutes
David Hume & The Impotence of Reason
2019-Sep-27
12 minutes
A Horseman in the Sky
2019-Sep-20
21 minutes
Life Is Still a Pigsty
2019-Sep-13
10 minutes
RLP Special: Conan the Barbarian & Philosophy
2019-Aug-30
16 minutes
RLP Special: The Smiths, Morrissey & Philosophy
2019-Aug-16
14 minutes
Plato's Cave, Pt. 2
2019-Aug-02
10 minutes
Plato's Cave, Pt. 1
2019-Jul-19
9 minutes
RLP Holiday: A Strange Revolution
2019-Jul-04
8 minutes
RLP Special: Stranger Things - A Prequel
2019-Jul-04
13 minutes
Narrative and Reality
2019-Jun-21
12 minutes
The Fall of Gyges
2019-Jun-07
13 minutes
The Ring of Gyges
2019-May-24
12 minutes
Beelzebub
2019-May-10
13 minutes
Whence Evil?
2019-Apr-26
14 minutes
Be Quick, But Don't Hurry
2019-Apr-12
9 minutes
And Then There Were Four
2019-Mar-29
13 minutes
Wondrous Strange
2019-Mar-15
11 minutes
Where Are You?
2019-Mar-01
10 minutes
Mind the Gap
2019-Feb-15
12 minutes
RLP Holiday: Romance and The Devil
2019-Feb-10
4 minutes
The Madmen
2019-Feb-01
11 minutes
Everything Comes with a Price
2019-Jan-18
9 minutes
Stage-One Thinking
2019-Jan-04
10 minutes
RLP Holiday: It's a Wonderful Life
2018-Dec-21
8 minutes
Strange Ways
2018-Dec-21
11 minutes
A Philosophy of Light
2018-Dec-07
10 minutes
Asking the Right Questions
2018-Nov-23
12 minutes
Life Is a Pigsty
2018-Nov-09
10 minutes