The Philosopher's Zone - ABC RN

The Philosopher's Zone - ABC RN

Published by: ABC Radio National
81 Episodes | First Released: Dec 30 '18 | 🇦🇺
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
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Jack_McCoy
Mar 14
Rating:   10
One of the Best

This is one of the original and best history shows out there. The host Melvyn Bragg and various experts discuss a character, topic or idea from history. It’s a simple format but it’s always in-depth and fascinating. Listen and feel your mind expand.

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Paikea Ngati Porou
Feb 10
Rating:   4
Culturally myopic

This program oozes an unstated assumption of the superiority of western philosophy, and presumption that Anglo-saxon / USA mores and cultural norms are universal. There is the occasional tidbit from an African or Asian perspective, but the mainstay will not challenge a European centric view. The latest program about aging was a howler: some cultures venerate the elderly; most are brought up in close physical and emotional contact and love for their grandparents. The ABC can do better in presenting a pluralistic, culturally rich view of philosophy.

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Hopeless product
Jun 25 '18
Rating:   10
Brilliant work

This podcast is in my top three along with The Gist (Panoply) and Rear Vision (another ABC programme). Thanks TPZ. Keep em coming.

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Sakshibo
Jan 28 '18
Rating:   10
I learn a lot

I learn a lot from this program about both historical and contemporary philosophers; and how to think deeply and clearly about what really matters in life. Thanks for a great program - don’t stop!

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dada_00
Dec 9 '17
Rating:   10
Tibor Molnar

Science and philosophy - two of my favourite topics. Listened to it 3 times. More Tibor Molnar please.

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psirhoboy
Jun 11 '17
Rating:   10
Great discussions with philosophical all-stars

I've been listening to the philosophers zone for a long time and have thoroughly enjoyed the diversity of philosophical topics and the deep thinking, paradigm shifting and mental extending required each show. Particularly enjoyed the interview with Carlo Rovelli.

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Starkeys90
Apr 28 '17
Rating:   10
Intelligent and insightful

This program is one of the most intelligent, well thought out, and insightful programs I've ever listened to

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Nigel Robert
Feb 26 '17
Rating:   10
great

great

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TruthReason
Oct 10 '16
Rating:   2
Liberal bias

Too much gender studies and not enough philosophy. You'll love it if you enjoy being preached to by the choir.

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Ashlolly
Aug 2 '16
Rating:   10
Fantastic

Fantastic

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iCaliT
May 11 '16
Rating:   10
I love this podcast!

Any podcast that has a program devoted to the "Future of Manifestos" is alright by me. I love manifestos, and was thrilled to see a show devote an hour to the topic. Bravo!I am fascinated by the other topics covered by the program, and appreciate that they are intelligent and accessible. The guests are well-chosen and well-credentialed.This is the first review I've done for a podcast. I wanted others to know that it's a worthy choice.

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Darkespi
Dec 8 '15
Rating:   10
Engaging

There are many podcasts where the interview format does not work. The Philosopher's Zone uses the interview format in an engaging manner. The content is top-notch. The commentary by the host is astute and clear. A great podcast from ABC Radio National in Australia.

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Nukecola1981
Oct 18 '15
Rating:   10
The host's voice is amazing

Very good to listen to.

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Abu Tamir
May 14 '14
Rating:   10
Back episodes

Is there anyway to put all, or more, of the back episodes on iTunes?

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Gilly18
Jun 25 '12
Rating:   10
Alan

After only recently beginning to listen to this show, I became engaged quickly with Alan Saunder's brand of rapport with his area of expertise. To see him pass away so suddenly is truly sad and a loss not just for selfish people such as myself.

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treaves
Jun 19 '12
Rating:   10
The best

This is about the best podcast of any genre I've ever listened too. Alan knows his subject, and knows how to interview. His passing is a great loss to Philosophy.

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Arcadian71
Jun 7 '12
Rating:   10
Alan for PM

Since his exit from By Design I've lost interest in it but I'm so happy to be able to follow him on PZ. Alan's ability to present complex issues whilst bringing out the best in his guests is astounding. His gift for asking just the right question truly makes the show what it is. His grasp of philosophical issues within their historical and cultural contexts makes for some thought- provoking listening. I can't help but wonder though - does he ever sleep?

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iambwf
May 16 '12
Rating:   10
Alternative to music

Whether traveling, exercising or simply lounging these podcasts are a must. I've actually found myself enjoying these more than music, especially on long runs. Allan is an exceptional host who never allows his ego or positions to trump the topic. He is sincerely interested in discussing all facets of the topic. As much as I enjoy Ethics Matters, that show inevitably is muddled by the hosts own ideas. Even if you are not a student of philosophy you can enjoy and understand some of the more complex themes. You will be rewarded for your time listening.

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bubbabrent
Apr 15 '12
Rating:   8
The Philosopher's Zone

I have listened to the podcast for a couple of years now. It always updates and I always make some time to listen. Alan does a very nice job of drawing his subject out of the person he interviews. He has a great voice for radio/audio work. Alan knows of what he speaks but is not a know it all. Intelligent conversation that can be appreciated by those with lots of philo background or very little. I wish iTunes would publish more ABC programs.

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Lo Jia-fu
Feb 29 '12
Rating:   10
I Wish I Had Listened Sooner

I downloaded two episodes on David Hume a while ago. I didn't get a chance to listen to them until this morning on my way to work. I really wish I had listened to them sooner and could have downloaded the next two episodes on Hume. I found the episodes very interesting and informative, and now I want to look up Hume's works.My only complaint is that the previous episodes are not archived, so I cannot go back to the next two episodes on Hume. My loss... I've learned my lesson and just downloaded the episode on Martin Buber, whom I know a little about and have been interested in learning more.

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