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Podcast Profile: Plato's Pod: Dialogues on the works of Plato

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63 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 113 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Welcome to Plato's Pod, a bi-weekly podcast of group discussions on the dialogues of Plato held through Meetup.com. Anyone interested in participating, whether to learn about Plato or to contribute to the dialogue, is welcome to join with no experience required! The podcast is hosted by amateur philosopher James Myers and inquiries can be e-mailed to [email protected]. Wherever we go in our discussions we gain knowledge from each other’s perspectives, and for the increase in knowledge we invite everyone to add their voice to the dialogue. Plato, without a doubt, would have imagined no better way than in dialogue for knowledge – the account of the reasons why – to find its home.


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

➤ Group discussions on Plato's dialogues • Philosophical interpretations • Virtue, justice, and the soul • Political constitutions • Nature of knowledge and reality • Application to modern contexts • Ancient themes in technology

This podcast, "Plato's Pod: Dialogues on the works of Plato," is a bi-weekly series that delves into the extensive dialogues authored by the ancient philosopher Plato. Hosted by amateur philosopher James Myers, the podcast features group discussions conducted through Meetup.com, bringing together members from various Philosophy Meetup groups in Toronto, Calgary, and Chicago. Each episode centers around a detailed examination of a specific Platonic dialogue or segment thereof, exploring their themes, arguments, and relevance to contemporary issues.

The discussions span a wide range of Plato's works, including his notable and complex texts like "The Laws," "The Phaedo," "The Republic," and "The Timaeus," among others. Throughout these episodes, recurring themes include the nature of justice, the immortality and role of the soul, the relationship between knowledge and pleasure, and the construction of a virtuous society. Specific inquiries ponder the structure of ideal political systems, the ethical implications of Plato's ideas, and the philosophical underpinnings of human behavior and social organization.

Often juxtaposing ancient philosophical concepts with modern-day contexts, the episodes also dive into the methodology of dialectic as practiced by Plato and his characters. This includes the examination of first principles, the challenges of defining virtues, and the philosophical inquiries into the essence of knowledge, reality, and perception.

In addition to thematic explorations, the podcast occasionally focuses on how these ancient philosophies intersect with current technologies and social questions, such as the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence. Each episode serves as a deep dive into Platonic thought, with group participants raising thought-provoking questions and interpretations, aiming to uncover the timeless relevance of Plato's works to both historical and present-day societal issues.


Episodes:
Episode Image Plato's Laws - Book VI: Founding and Governing a Virtuous Society
2024-Jul-04
119 minutes
Episode Image Plato’s Laws – Book V: The Soul in Communal Harmony
2024-Jun-18
104 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Laws - Book IV: Leadership by Reason
2024-May-26
124 minutes
Episode Image Plato’s Laws – Book III: Finding Unity and Reason in the Balance of Reason
2024-May-12
126 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Laws - Book II: Learning the Pleasure of the Good and Beautiful
2024-Apr-14
132 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Laws - Book I, Part 2: Mastering Pain and Pleasure in a Virtuous Society
2024-Mar-16
113 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Laws - Book I, Part 1: A Constitution for Peace and Virtue
2024-Mar-03
117 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Laws - Book X, Part 2: Reason as the Cause in the Middle of It All
2024-Feb-16
113 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Laws - Book X, Part 1: Universal Patterns
2024-Feb-02
123 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Critias Revisited: The Tale of Atlantis and the Harmonics of Memory
2023-Dec-18
113 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Timaeus Revisited: Part IV - The Soul's Perceptions in the Universal Middle
2023-Dec-03
112 minutes
Episode Image Plato’s Timaeus Revisited, Part III: Perceiving Imitations of Being as they Become
2023-Nov-17
119 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Timaeus Revisited: Part II - A Universe Centered on the Soul
2023-Nov-03
110 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Timaeus Revisited: Part I – Cities in Motion for both Observer and Observed
2023-Oct-15
114 minutes
Episode Image What Would Socrates Say About ChatGPT?
2023-Sep-25
41 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Crito: The Constitution of Souls
2023-Jul-18
120 minutes
Episode Image Plato’s Ion: The Stories That Souls Trade
2023-Jul-04
111 minutes
Episode Image Platio's Symposium, Part 3: Knowledge Versus Mastery, and Love's Light in The Cave
2023-Jun-15
108 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Symposium, Part 2: Love and the Immortal Good
2023-May-31
112 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Symposium, Part 1: Love's Poetry, Bearing Individual and Universal Truths
2023-May-12
106 minutes
Episode Image Plato’s Hippias Minor: Truth, Lies, and Feedback Loops
2023-May-05
92 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Protagoras, Part 3: In Virtue of What Does Good Outweigh Bad?
2023-Apr-09
111 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Protagoras, Part 2: Is Virtue One Thing or Many?
2023-Mar-24
112 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Protagoras, Part 1: Can Virtue Be Taught?
2023-Mar-10
113 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Philebus, Part 3: The Philosopher's Arithmetic
2023-Feb-23
112 minutes
Episode Image Plato’s Philebus, Part 2: Does the Universe Have a Soul and Reason?
2023-Feb-08
99 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on the Philebus, Part 1: The Universe of Memory, Knowledge, and Limits
2023-Jan-25
111 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Greater Hippias: The Measure of Intelligence
2022-Dec-21
106 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on the Cratylus, Part 3: Things Good, True, and Beautiful
2022-Dec-08
100 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Cratylus, Part 2: Being, Becoming, and Limits
2022-Nov-22
102 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Cratylus, Part 1: Distinguishing One Thing From Another
2022-Nov-07
94 minutes
Episode Image Plato's Cratylus and the Forms: Our Perception in Time
2022-Oct-22
35 minutes
Episode Image Modern Technology and Ancient Philosophy: Building the Bridge With Science
2022-Jul-29
97 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Parmenides, Session 2: If the One is Not, then Nothing Is
2022-Jun-26
97 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Parmenides, Session 1: The One and the Many
2022-Jun-11
111 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 3: Harmony in Time
2022-May-28
103 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 2: The Mean and The Extremes
2022-May-14
112 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 1: Ripple of Hope
2022-Apr-30
123 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 3: The Forms In A Harmony Of Difference
2022-Apr-09
122 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 2: The Forms Whole And One
2022-Mar-26
123 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 1: Continuous Division
2022-Mar-12
120 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue On Phaedo, Session 3: Form And Cause
2022-Feb-26
120 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue On Phaedo, Session 2: Infinite Potential
2022-Feb-12
114 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue On Phaedo, Session 1: Logic Of The Equal
2022-Jan-29
120 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue On Philebus: The One And The Many
2022-Jan-15
124 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Republic, Session 6: The Immortal Soul
2021-Dec-18
113 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Republic, Session 5: Knowledge of Philosophers
2021-Dec-14
118 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Republic, Session 4: Philosopher Rulers
2021-Nov-20
115 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Republic, Session 3: The Guardians, The Virtues, and The Soul
2021-Nov-06
116 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Republic, Session 2: Social Constitution
2021-Oct-23
114 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Republic, Session 1: Allegory of the Cave, Simile of the Sun, Nature of Good, and the Divided Line
2021-Oct-07
117 minutes
Episode Image Welcome to Plato's Pod! - Season 2 Trailer
2021-Aug-09
2 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Theaetetus, Part 2: Transmission of Knowledge in Two Types of Motion
2021-Jun-13
117 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Theaetetus, Part I: Knowledge, memory, and their measure
2021-Jun-02
115 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Euthyphro: The nature of piety and our relationship with the eternal
2021-May-24
110 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Critias: The Legend of Atlantis and the Quest for Divine Harmony
2021-May-08
112 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Phaedrus (Part II): The Purpose of Speech, and its Powers in Particular
2021-Apr-15
119 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Republic, Session 5: Knowledge of Philosophers
2021-Dec-04
118 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Phaedrus: The Soul and General Forms of Understanding
2021-Mar-29
less than a minute
Episode Image Dialogue on The Charmides: The “Science of Self” in the Intelligent Universe
2021-Mar-26
114 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Meno: Virtue and Knowledge in the Intelligent Universe
2021-Mar-26
119 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Timaeus: Creation of the Observable, Visible, Physical Universe
2021-Mar-26
108 minutes
Episode Image Dialogue on The Timaeus: Creation of the Intelligent Universe
2021-Mar-25
110 minutes