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  1. Reader, I have a confession to make before we get into this review.  I'm not particularly proud about this, but here at ViddyViddy I try to maintain the sense of dignity and transparent business practices that brought you to these podcast reviews in the first place, so here it is:

    I gave up on listening to a good podcast.

    Gave up!  I found a good, strong podcast and I tried to listen to it and then it made my brain cramp up and I felt like something in the internal workings of my brain snapped and now I can't write in cursive anymore.  Read the mission statement from their website while I go lie down in a dimly lit room.

    The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion.
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    Content RatingExplicit.  Ye be warned.

    Average Episode Length:  About an hour or two.  Looks like most episodes will give you about an hour and forty-five minutes of content. 

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    Hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Seth Paskin, Wes Alwan, Dylan Casey, and Daniel Horne welcome you into the world of philosophical discussion with open arms and willing hearts and minds.  They have created a podcast wherein anyone can listen to the concepts proposed by the greatest philosophers mankind has to offer in an accessible, understandable manner.  There is humor!  Intelligent discussion!  A chance to open your mind to a wider realm of thought!

    And it breaks my little brain to try and listen.

    I tried, I mean I really tried but honest to anything my brain started catching fire around the 15 minute mark of each episode.  I would be following well enough and they the host throw a sentence like this in:

    The sign is divided between the signifier and the signified, and the signified is actually a concept or an idea.  So the signifier signifies the signified but it's not signifying or referring to a real object in the world it's actually referring to an idea or a concept.  
    That would be the point where I started smelling burnt toast.   

    But I still want to share this podcast with you, because holy-moly a group of people are making an effort to make philosophy accessible!  That's amazing!  I love this podcast, and when I have the proper time I plan to actually sit and listen to it, pausing at times to let my brain cool down. 

    Release Schedule:  Looks like there is a new episode twice a month. 


    Unintentionally Good Part:  Dude, a group of people have put forth the effort to make philosophy accessible.  And they make intermittent jokes about what they're talking about!

    Unintentionally Bad Part:  Takes my full attention to listen to this podcast.  I prefer to be able to listen to a podcast during my daily tasks, and ya just can't, ya just can't I tells ya!

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