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Podcast Profile: Life From Plato's Cave

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51 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 80 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

A course in interdisciplinarity by Mario Veen. In each episode I travel through Plato's Allegory of the Cave together with a guide. Together, we examine the question of what it means to learn, grow and develop in life on earth. We do so from a new perspective every time. You can use this course to study whatever interests you through the lens of philosophy, film, art, physics, spirituality and many more. All you need is the willingness to think things through and the openness to have your preconceived notions challenged.
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Interdisciplinary philosophy • Plato's Allegory of the Cave • Interviews with experts • Philosophy, art, film, biology, geology • Climate crisis • Truth and science denial • Human evolution • Education and ethics • Psychology and trauma

"Life From Plato's Cave" explores diverse intellectual terrains through the lens of Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Hosted by Mario Veen, this podcast blends interdisciplinarity with philosophy, offering fresh perspectives on learning, growth, and development. Across the episodes, listeners are guided through nuanced interpretations of Plato's metaphor, facilitated by experts from varied fields.

Philosophers and scholars frequently appear to dissect theoretical and metaphysical concepts. Episodes delve deep into philosophical inquiries, such as Heidegger’s interpretation of truth and the philosophical underpinnings of trauma, memory, and representation. The podcast also gives voice to artists and literary scholars, examining how artistic and creative processes can offer unique insights into the human condition and our societal structures.

Science features prominently as well, with several discussions led by experts in fields like astrophysics, geology, and theoretical physics. These conversations explore the vastness of the universe, the intricacies of Earth’s history, and the human quest for understanding our place within it. Linked to this theme are episodes focusing on the relationship between science, society, and public understanding, especially as it pertains to climate change and scientific denialism.

In keeping with its interdisciplinary nature, the podcast frequently addresses societal and cultural issues through the paradigm of philosophy. Topics such as racism, social media distraction, medical practice, and human evolution are investigated using philosophical tools to uncover deeper meanings and propose solutions to contemporary challenges.

The podcast doesn't shy away from spirituality either, discussing how meditative practices and spiritual philosophies intersect with everyday life and broader metaphysical inquiries. Issues of ethics, technology, education, and the human experience weave through the series, creating a rich tapestry of intellectual exploration. Each episode invites listeners to re-examine preconceived notions and embrace a more nuanced view of the world.


Episodes:
Trailer
2020-Dec-06
1 minute
Episode 1 - Welcome to Plato‘s Cave
2020-Dec-09
14 minutes
Episode Image Episode 2 - Philosophy & Truth with Johannes Niederhauser
2021-Jan-05
73 minutes
Episode Image Episode 3 - Art, Urgency & Inter-ship with Mieke Bal
2021-Feb-02
90 minutes
Episode Image Episode 4 - Life as Film with Masha Bronnikova
2021-Mar-13
94 minutes
Episode Image Episode 5 - Geology & Timefulness with Marcia Bjornerud
2021-Apr-11
80 minutes
Episode Image Episode 6 - Trauma & the Holocaust with Ernst van Alphen
2021-May-04
76 minutes
Episode Image Episode 7 - Astrophysics & Exolife with Vincent Icke
2021-Jun-24
90 minutes
Episode 8 - Neuroscience, Meditation & Dance with Marieke van Vugt
2021-Sep-06
91 minutes
Episode Image Episode 9 - The Biggest Question in Physics with Vincent Icke
2021-Oct-25
83 minutes
Episode Image Episode 10 - Social Media & Infinite Distraction with Dominic Pettman
2021-Nov-16
78 minutes
Episode Image Episode 11 - Biology, Technology & Human Evolution with Pieter Lemmens
2021-Dec-27
130 minutes
Episode 12A - Travelling through Plato’s Cave
2022-Jan-02
17 minutes
Episode 12B - Plato’s Cave is Getting Hotter (discussing episodes 1-11)
2022-Jan-06
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 13 - Flat Earth & Science Communication with I Can Science That
2022-Jan-25
130 minutes
Episode Image Episode 14 - Food & Spirituality with Ilanta Sa
2022-Feb-27
105 minutes
Episode 15 - Bernard Stiegler’s Philosophy with Daniel Ross
2022-Feb-27
161 minutes
Episode 16 - Visual Politics with Mark Reinhardt
2022-Mar-31
139 minutes
Episode Image Episode 17 - Racism & Blackness with Ian Partman
2022-Apr-29
106 minutes
Episode 18 - How Doctors Think with Camillo Coccia
2022-May-31
109 minutes
Episode 19 - Love and/of Philosophy with Jeanne Proust
2022-Jun-14
85 minutes
Episode 20 - Being Better Earthlings with Marcia Bjornerud
2022-Jul-10
52 minutes
Episode 21 - Image-Thinking & Travelling Concepts with Mieke Bal
2022-Jul-28
115 minutes
Episode 22 - World-Centered Education with Gert Biesta
2022-Aug-31
100 minutes
Episode Image Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education - Megan Brown, Mario Veen & Gabrielle Finn
2022-Sep-02
88 minutes
Episode 23 - How Science Works with Vincent Icke
2022-Oct-25
72 minutes
Episode 24 - Extinction Rebellion with Hannah Prins
2022-Nov-25
75 minutes
Episode 25 - Conversation Analysis with Mike Huiskes
2022-Dec-09
71 minutes
Episode 26 - Dealing with Collapse with Chris Julien
2022-Dec-14
85 minutes
Episode 27 - Michel Serres’ Philosophy with Aldo Houterman
2023-Jan-13
98 minutes
Episode 28 - Medical Education with Lara Varpio
2023-Jan-27
76 minutes
Episode 29 - Philosophy of Science with Rani Lill Anjum
2023-Feb-12
58 minutes
Episode 30 - Henri Bergson’s Philosophy with Jeanne Proust
2023-Feb-24
78 minutes
Episode 31 - How to Talk to a Science Denier with Lee McIntyre
2023-Mar-09
78 minutes
Episode 32 - Climate Science Rebellion with Ernst-Jan Kuiper
2023-Mar-19
118 minutes
Episode 33 - Environmental Philosophy with Yogi Hendlin
2023-Apr-08
73 minutes
Episode 34 - Universities in the Climate Crisis with Aaron Thierry
2023-Apr-17
68 minutes
Episode 35 - Rights of Nature with Jessica den Outer
2023-May-06
60 minutes
Episode 36 - The Natural Contract (Serres) with Aldo Houterman
2023-Jun-21
84 minutes
Episode 37 - Technics and Time (Stiegler) with Daniel Ross
2023-Jul-24
157 minutes
Episode 38A - How to Block a Freeway with Anne Kervers (Part 1)
2023-Aug-16
54 minutes
Episode 38B - Money Creation with Anne Kervers (Part 2)
2023-Oct-29
64 minutes
Episode 39 - On Disinformation with Lee McIntyre
2023-Nov-09
67 minutes
Episode 40 - The Climate Health Crisis with Margarita Vossen
2023-Nov-25
81 minutes
Episode 41 - Climate Biology with Fabian Ercan
2024-Jan-24
107 minutes
Episode 42 - The Soul's Task on Earth with Dorita Sleur
2024-Mar-07
88 minutes
Episode 43 - Intergenerational Trauma with Inez Schelfhout
2024-Mar-23
74 minutes
Episode 44 - World-Changing Organisms with Stephen Porder
2024-Apr-10
80 minutes
Episode Image Hoe Plato je uit je grot sleurt boektrailer (Dutch)
2024-Apr-19
2 minutes
Episode 45 - Value in the Metacrisis with Zak Stein
2024-Apr-30
86 minutes
Episode 46 - Finding your Climate Path with Petra Verdonk
2024-Jul-08
68 minutes