Phi Fic: A Fiction Podcast

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Sinopsis

Phi Fic is our monthly conversation on recommended fiction. We dive into the plot, characters, philosophy, ideas, and best lines, in a discussion full of SPOILERS! Nathan Hanks hosts fellow readers Cezary Baraniecki, Daniel St. Pierre, Laura Davis and Mary Claire, with the occasional guest. Thanks to Christopher Nolen for the music. Phi Fic is a member of the Partially Examined Life podcast network, and originated as the Philosophical Fiction group in PELs Not School. phificpodcast@gmail.com

Episodios

  • Phi Fic#37 The Sound and the Fury

    Phi Fic#37 The Sound and the Fury

    26/10/2020 Duración: 01h23min

    In this episode we struggle, spin and madly rub our eyes as we work through the puzzling and enigmatic beauty of William Faulkner’s "The Sound and the Fury". The post Phi Fic#37 The Sound and the Fury first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #36 The Canterbury Tales–Part Two

    Phi Fic #36 The Canterbury Tales–Part Two

    01/09/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode, we are discussing the Pardoner's Tale from the Canterbury Tales, a book of stories by the Late Medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer. This follows up on our last episode, where we discussed other selections from the book about a group of not-quite-pious pilgrims traveling to Canterbury Cathedral...telling each other stories. The post Phi Fic #36 The Canterbury Tales--Part Two first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #35 12 Stories by James Baldwin

    Phi Fic #35 12 Stories by James Baldwin

    04/07/2020 Duración: 01h37min

    Join us with Mark Linsenmeyer in a previous discussion on two short stories by James Baldwin: “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon” and “Sonny’s Blues.” Both are included in the collection Going to meet the Man (1965). Hear more Phi Fic. The post Phi Fic #35 12 Stories by James Baldwin first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • PhiFic #34 The Canterbury Tales-Part One

    PhiFic #34 The Canterbury Tales-Part One

    19/06/2020 Duración: 01h14min

    On selections from the Canterbury Tales by the 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.  In this Part One of our readings, we discuss the General Prologue, the Miller’s Tale, and the Wife of Bath’s Tale. Why read Chaucer?  He wrote in a time that felt like it was falling apart and perhaps becoming something completely different.  His world was hardly a static medieval idyll: it was marked by the Black Plague, a crisis of religious authority, and the breakdown of England’s political order.  The Canterbury Tales is essentially an effort to come to terms with that complex reality. Hear more Phi Fic. The post PhiFic #34 The Canterbury Tales-Part One first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • PhiFic #33 Repost: The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

    PhiFic #33 Repost: The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

    13/04/2020 Duración: 01h24min

    We discuss a cautionary tale written in 1909—on the threat of ungoverned technology. The story follows two characters—Vashti and her son, Kuno, during a time of post-apocalyptic earth. Mankind has been forced to relocate and live underground because the air on the earth’s surface has apparently become unbreathable. As a result, people live in empty rooms—or pods—underground, surrounded by buttons which, when activated, determine their day. Hear more Phi Fic. The post PhiFic #33 Repost: The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #32 Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Phi Fic #32 Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    21/02/2020 Duración: 01h42min

    The novel follows the emotional demise and world of Dick Diver. Diver, a Yale-educated psychiatrist, and his wife, Nicole—once his patient and a diagnosed schizophrenic—are extremely well-to-do (thanks to Nicole’s family), and are living as expats in the French Riviera. While there, Dick meets Rosemary Hoyt, a teenage movie actress phenom whose beauty and innocence attracts him despite his commitment to Nicole. He ends up having an affair with Rosemary, as his identity and sense of meaning fall apart. As Dick suffers, Nicole gets stronger and leaves him for another man. After they divorce, Diver returns the U.S.—to work in obscurity. Hear more Phi Fic.. The post Phi Fic #32 Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #31 Sula by Toni Morrison

    Phi Fic #31 Sula by Toni Morrison

    17/12/2019 Duración: 02h21min

    Because each had discovered years before that they were neither white nor male, and that all freedom and triumph was forbidden to them, they had set about creating something else to be. The post Phi Fic #31 Sula by Toni Morrison first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #30 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez Part 2

    Phi Fic #30 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez Part 2

    03/10/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    We also discuss the themes which Nathan, Laura, Jennifer and Daniel each found to be what resonated most: the circularity of time, memory, loss, humanity, and the caution the novel leaves us with about living life. The post Phi Fic #30 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez Part 2 first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #29 (Part 1 of 2) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Phi Fic #29 (Part 1 of 2) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    07/08/2019 Duración: 01h40min

    Cezary Baraniecki, Laura Davis, Nathaniel Hanks, Daniel Johnson, and Jennifer Tejada. In this episode, we discuss the classic Latin American novel by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. The post Phi Fic #29 (Part 1 of 2) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #28 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

    Phi Fic #28 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

    04/06/2019 Duración: 01h44min

    Join Cezary Baranieckli, Laura Davis, Nathaniel Hanks, Daniel Johnson, and Jennifer Tejada, as we all struggle with what is defined as truly "evil". . I see what is right and approve, but I do what is wrong. -A Clockwork Orange The post Phi Fic #28 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #27 Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

    Phi Fic #27 Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

    11/04/2019 Duración: 02h11min

    Join Cezary Baranieckli, Laura Davis, Nathaniel Hanks, Daniel Johnson, and Jennifer Tejada, as we spend a very long (and with audio issues) episode deconstructing and being reshaped, by our reading of this unspeakably remarkable novel.   The post Phi Fic #27 Swann's Way by Marcel Proust first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #26 The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster

    Phi Fic #26 The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster

    24/01/2019 Duración: 01h24min

    Cezary Baraniecki, Laura Davis-Chanin, and Nathaniel Hanks are joined again by the irrepressible Dan Johnson and Jennifer Tejada as we explore this fascinating and prescient story! The post Phi Fic #26 The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #25 “At the Mountains of Madness” by H. P. Lovecraft

    Phi Fic #25 “At the Mountains of Madness” by H. P. Lovecraft

    28/11/2018 Duración: 02h02min

    “I could not help feeling that they were evil things—mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss." Join Nathan and Laura, with Mark Linsenmayer, Daniel Johnson, and Jennifer Tejada, as we follow H.P. Lovecraft up the Mountain and discover where true madness lies! Hear more Phi Fic discussions at PhiFicPodcast.com. The post Phi Fic #25 "At the Mountains of Madness" by H. P. Lovecraft first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • PhiFic #24 “Ulysses” by James Joyce

    PhiFic #24 “Ulysses” by James Joyce

    06/11/2018 Duración: 43min

    Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves. –Ulysses For our discussion of this historically difficult but wholly worthwhile classic, Nathan, Laura, and Daniel are joined by Phillip Cherny. It was recorded for our original Not School group, long before that group evolved into a podcast. Hear more Phi Fic discussions at PhiFicPodcast.com. The post PhiFic #24 "Ulysses" by James Joyce first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #23 “To The Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf

    Phi Fic #23 “To The Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf

    24/08/2018 Duración: 01h12min

    This discussion first appeared in our Not School Group and the readers at the time were Nathan, Laura, Daniel, and Dan Johnson. As an early recording, please bear with the sound quality—many thanks! Hear more Phi Fic discussions at PhiFicPodcast.com. The post Phi Fic #23 "To The Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #22 “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf

    Phi Fic #22 “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf

    05/06/2018 Duración: 01h34min

    Listen as Dylan Casey from The Partially Examined Life Podcast joins us to discuss this remarkable novel, in which many scholars believe Woolf found her voice. Written in a stream of consciousness, the plot of the book is written inside the souls, struggles. and angst of the characters. The post Phi Fic #22 "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #21 “Foe” by J.M. Coetzee

    Phi Fic #21 “Foe” by J.M. Coetzee

    27/03/2018 Duración: 01h29min

    Join us as we delve into Coetzee's rich, complex exploration of story and authorship in this novel that presents an origin story of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Coetzee writes about Susan Barton, a castaway at sea who discovers an island inhabited by two men, Robinson Crusoe and Friday. Once rescued, she seeks the renowned author Daniel Defoe to help tell her story, but struggles to communicate her experiences. Hear more Phi Fic discussions at PhiFicPodcast.com. The post Phi Fic #21 "Foe" by J.M. Coetzee first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #20 “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad

    Phi Fic #20 “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad

    05/02/2018 Duración: 01h03min

    It is my belief no man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge. –Lord Jim Listen along as we discuss this richly complex novel of responsibility, guilt, shame, and redemption. Hear more Phi Fic discussions at PhiFicPodcast. The post Phi Fic #20 "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #19 “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann

    Phi Fic #19 “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann

    17/11/2017 Duración: 01h10min

    To rest in the arms of perfection is the desire of any man intent upon creating excellence… –Death in Venice Join us for our discussion of the extraordinary novella of beauty, desire, and morality. Hear more Phi Fic discussions at PhiFicPodcast. The post Phi Fic #19 "Death in Venice" by Thomas Mann first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

  • Phi Fic #18 “The Trouble with Being Born” by E.M. Cioran

    Phi Fic #18 “The Trouble with Being Born” by E.M. Cioran

    30/10/2017 Duración: 01h31min

    “This very second has vanished forever, lost in the anonymous mass of the irrevocable. It will never return. I suffer from this, and I do not. Everything is unique—and insignificant.” –Emil Cioran Join us as we dive into this beautiful work of nonfiction (yes, we veered from the path a bit) and luxuriate in the charmingly dismal prose of one of life's master skeptics. Hear more Phi Fic discussions at PhiFicPodcast. The post Phi Fic #18 "The Trouble with Being Born" by E.M. Cioran first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

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