Season 4

Sept. 25, 2020

The final days of Socrates - Plato

Describes the trial and death of Socrates in 403 BC.

Episode page
Oct. 12, 2020

The Confessions by Saint Augustine of Hippo

The book Confessions was the first autobiographical work written around 400 A.D. during Saint Augustine's early 40's. Augustine discussed his regrets for following the Manichaean religion and believing in astrology. Confessions is the most complete record of any single person …

Episode page
Oct. 19, 2020

Enchiridion by Epictetus

Epictetus was born as a slave around 50 AD. After gaining his freedom he decided to dedicate his life to philosophy, even opening a school. He didn’t write much about himself, most of his knowledge was written down by his …

Episode page
Nov. 16, 2020

Epicurus

Happiness is the main goal in life, we can achieve this by pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain. But also by taming our desires and enjoying small things Epicurus focused on happiness instead of virtue because he observed that humans are …

Episode page
Nov. 20, 2020

The Republic - Plato

The republic is an examination of justice in an individual and justice in a city. To Plato, justice is an appropriate balance between different parts of the whole. The individual is said that we should be led by reason, not …

Episode page
Dec. 26, 2020

Seneca - On the Shortness of Life

A wise collection of thoughts around how to live a good life where you pay attention to what matters and don't get caught up with the troubles and trivialities of the world

Episode page
Jan. 23, 2021

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

One of the greatest Roman emperors personal reflections and exercises to understand himself and the universe

Episode page
Feb. 3, 2021

The best books of 2020

Recap of the favourite books we read from 2020 and the biggest lessons we kept with us

Episode page