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Podcast Profile: Phi Fic

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47 episodes
2016 to 2023
Average episode: 84 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: Dicussions of literature from a philosophical perspective.

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List Updated: 2024-Apr-14 06:08 UTC. Episodes: 47. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

2023-Feb-13 • 89 minutes
Stendhal’s Red and Black (Le Rouge et le Noir) - Phi Fic Ep. 46
One of Nietzsche’s favorite novels, Le Rouge et le Noir contains some of the most profound psychological analysis in all of fiction. The novel tells the story about a young man from a modest background who seeks a glorious career, but ends up...
2022-Sep-26 • 75 minutes
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Join Nina, Daniel, Fabrice, and Rob us as we discuss Edith Wharton's 1913 satire of American ambition, The Custom of the Country.
2022-Jul-17 • 57 minutes
The Poetry Episode (Dickinson, Baudelaire, Bishop, Byron)
Each of the four contributors picked a different poem to read and discuss for this episode. The poems we picked are listed below. Also below are links to the poems and the starting point for each segment. Emily Dickinson, "The Brain is...
2022-Mar-10 • 98 minutes
PHI FIC #43 Bleak House by Charles Dickens
2022-Jan-04 • 44 minutes
An unwritten novel by Virginia Woolf
2021-Oct-12 • 78 minutes
Phi Fic #41 Paradise Lost by John Milton
2021-Jun-02 • 77 minutes
Phi Fic #40 The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway
2021-Mar-30 • 83 minutes
Phi fin #39 Point Omega by Don DeLillo
2021-Jan-27 • 75 minutes
Phi Fic #38 Howard's End by EM Forster
2020-Oct-26 • 83 minutes
Phi Fic #37 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
2020-Sep-01 • 62 minutes
Phi Fic #36 Canterbury Tales-- Part Two
2020-Jul-03 • 98 minutes
Repost Phi Fic #35 12 Stories by James Baldwin
2020-Jun-19 • 75 minutes
Phi Fic #34 The Canterbury Tales Part 1
2020-Apr-11 • 84 minutes
Repost: The Machine Stops by EM Forster
2020-Feb-20 • 102 minutes
Phi FIc #32 Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2019-Dec-17 • 142 minutes
Phi Fic #31 Sula by Toni Morrison
2019-Oct-03 • 66 minutes
Phi Fic #30 (Part 2 of 2) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2019-Aug-07 • 101 minutes
Phi Fic #29 (Part 1 of 2) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2019-Jun-04 • 105 minutes
Phi Fic #28 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
2019-Apr-11 • 131 minutes
Phi Fic #27 Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
2019-Jan-24 • 84 minutes
Phi Fic #26 The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster
Cezary Baraniecki, Laura Davis-Chanin, Nathaniel Hanks, Daniel Johnson, and Jennifer Tejada discuss the novel.
2018-Nov-27 • 122 minutes
Phi Fic #25 At The Mountains Of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft
Laura Davis-Chanin, Nathaniel Hanks, Daniel Johnson, Mark Linsenmayer, and Jennifer Tejada discuss the novel. Support through Patreon or directly contact us at
2018-Nov-05 • 43 minutes
Phi Fic #24 Ulysses by James Joyce
2018-Aug-21 • 72 minutes
Phi Fic #23 To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
2018-Jun-03 • 95 minutes
Phi Fic #22 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
2018-Mar-19 • 90 minutes
Phi Fic #21 Foe by J. M. Coetzee
2018-Feb-05 • 63 minutes
Phi Fic #20 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
2017-Nov-17 • 70 minutes
Phi Fic #19 Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
2017-Oct-28 • 92 minutes
Phi Fic #18 The Trouble With Being Born by E.M. Cioran
2017-Oct-01 • 48 minutes
Phi Fic #17 Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
2017-Aug-27 • 68 minutes
Phi Fic #16 Stories by Clarice Lispector
2017-Jul-19 • 78 minutes
Phi Fic #15 The State of the Art by Iain M Banks
2017-Jul-02 • 46 minutes
Phi Fic #14 The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
2017-May-31 • 60 minutes
Phi Fic #13 The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky
2017-Apr-21 • 98 minutes
Phi Fic #12 Stories by James Baldwin
2017-Mar-20 • 84 minutes
Phi Fic #11 The Body Artist by Don DeLillo
2017-Feb-27 • 111 minutes
Phi Fic #10 The Fall by Albert Camus
2017-Jan-23 • 73 minutes
Phi Fic #9 The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky
2016-Dec-01 • 84 minutes
Phi Fic #8 Erewhon by Samuel Butler
2016-Oct-31 • 60 minutes
Phi Fic #7 The Call of Cthulu by H. P. Lovecraft
2016-Sep-30 • 76 minutes
Phi Fic #6 The Beast In The Jungle by Henry James
2016-Aug-31 • 117 minutes
Phi Fic #5 Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
2016-Aug-01 • 81 minutes
Phi Fic #4 Grendel by John Gardner
2016-Jul-06 • 113 minutes
Phi Fic #3 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
We talk about the novel by Mary Shelly, "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus". Nathan Hanks hosts fellow readers Cezary Baraniecki, Daniel St. Pierre, Laura Davis, Mary Claire, and special guest, Wes Alwan from the Partially Examined Life. Learn...
2016-Jun-16 • 77 minutes
Phi Fic #2 The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
2016-Jun-16 • 106 minutes
Phi Fic #1 In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
2016-Jun-15 • 116 minutes
Phi Fic #0 Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy