The New Thinkery

By The New Thinkery

The New Thinkery is a podcast devoted to political philosophy and its history, along with its many guises in literature, film, and human experience generally. Named after Socrates’ infamous “Thinkery” in Aristophanes’ Clouds, The New Thinkery strikes a balance between the seriousness of academia and the playfulness of casual conversation among friends.

  1. 1.
    Interview: Nick Buccola on Frederick Douglass | The New Thinkery Ep. 61
    1:16:14
  2. 2.
    Interview: Ben Kleinerman on the Federalist Papers | The New Thinkery Ep. 60
    57:33
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    Aristophanes' Assemblywomen | The New Thinkery Ep. 59
    1:25:39
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    Interview: Dr. Laurence Cooper on Alcibiades' Speech | The New Thinkery Ep. 58
    1:15:21
  5. 5.
    Interview: Professor Steven Smith on Oakeshott's "Political Education" | The New Thinkery Ep. 57
    57:39
  6. 6.
    The Death of Ivan Ilyich | The New Thinkery Ep. 56
    1:09:04
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    Interview: Dr. Arlene Saxonhouse on Women in Plato's Republic | The New Thinkery Ep. 55
    1:25:11
  8. 8.
    Interview: Dr. Michael Grenke on Warspeak | The New Thinkery Ep. 54
    1:28:12
  1. 9.
    Aristophanes' The Clouds | The New Thinkery Ep. 53
    1:15:59
  2. 10.
    Socrates' Speech Continued: Analyzing Plato's Symposium, Part VIII | The New Thinkery Ep. 52
    1:21:25
  3. 11.
    Interview: Dr. Joshua Parens on the Philosophy of Maimonides | The New Thinkery Ep. 51
    1:28:47
  4. 12.
    Interview: Dr. Thomas Cleveland on Minos | The New Thinkery Ep. 50
    1:23:36
  5. 13.
    Interview: Dr. Michael P. Zuckert on Abraham Lincoln | The New Thinkery Ep. 49
    1:11:01
  6. 14.
    Plutarch on Coriolanus | The New Thinkery Ep. 48
    50:02
  7. 15.
    Plutarch on Alcibiades | The New Thinkery Ep. 47
    1:05:41
  8. 16.
    Strauss' Persecution and the Art of Writing | The New Thinkery Ep. 46
    1:19:01
  9. 17.
    Interview with Bill Kristol | The New Thinkery Ep. 45
    1:21:53
  10. 18.
    Conrad's Typhoon | The New Thinkery Ep. 44
    56:27
  11. 19.
    Socrates' Speech: Analyzing Plato's Symposium, Part VII | The New Thinkery Ep. 43
    1:01:31
  12. 20.
    Interview: Professor Jeff Sikkenga on Tocqueville | The New Thinkery Ep. 42
    1:06:35
  13. 21.
    Interview: Dr. Charles Butterworth on Alfarabi's Book of Religion | The New Thinkery Ep. 41
    1:00:25
  14. 22.
    Rousseau's First Discourse Live at ACTC | The New Thinkery Ep. 40
    1:30:20
  15. 23.
    Tacitus' Argicola | The New Thinkery Ep. 39
    52:10
  16. 24.
    Epictetus' The Handbook | The New Thinkery Ep. 38
    43:01
  17. 25.
    Special Announcement: The New Thinkery LIVE this Wednesday!
    3:11
  18. 26.
    Interview with Professor Michael Davis on Sophocles' Electra | The New Thinkery Ep. 37
    1:21:23
  19. 27.
    Agathon’s Speech: Analyzing Plato's Symposium, Part VI | The New Thinkery Ep. 36
    52:34
  20. 28.
    Nietzsche's Twilight of the Idols | The New Thinkery Ep. 35
    1:01:03
  21. 29.
    Pericles' Funeral Oration | The New Thinkery Ep. 34
    56:14
  22. 30.
    Philosophy and Film 2: Love and Death (1975) | The New Thinkery Ep. 33
    46:01
  23. 31.
    Aristophanes’ Speech: Analyzing Plato's Symposium, Part V | The New Thinkery Ep. 32
    49:26
  24. 32.
    Interview with Professor Flagg Taylor on "Loss of the Creature" | The New Thinkery Ep. 31
    57:18
  25. 33.
    Interview with Professor Steve Hayward on Executive Power | The New Thinkery Ep. 30
    1:02:47
  26. 34.
    Francis Bacon's New Atlantis | The New Thinkery Ep. 29
    1:16:36
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    Interview with Professor Jan Blits on Shakespeare's Coriolanus | The New Thinkery Ep. 28
    1:07:24
  28. 36.
    Jonathan Swift's Battle of the Books | The New Thinkery Ep. 27
    54:54
  29. 37.
    Jacob Klein's The Idea of Liberal Education | The New Thinkery Ep. 26
    1:25:04
  30. 38.
    William James' The Moral Equivalent of War | The New Thinkery Ep. 25
    48:02
  31. 39.
    Interview with Professor Richard Velkley on Heidegger and Strauss | The New Thinkery Ep. 24
    1:08:36
  32. 40.
    Analyzing Plato's Symposium, Part IV: Eryximachus' Speech | The New Thinkery Ep. 23
    57:47
  33. 41.
    Dickens' A Christmas Carol | The New Thinkery Ep. 22
    1:12:53
  34. 42.
    Aristotle on Virtue | The New Thinkery Ep. 21
    1:02:11
  35. 43.
    Winston Churchill on the Modern World | The New Thinkery Ep. 20
    57:35
  36. 44.
    Interview with Professor Robert Faulkner on Francis Bacon | The New Thinkery Ep. 19
    1:06:26
  37. 45.
    Special Edition: The New Thankery
    14:22
  38. 46.
    Plutarch's Life of Lycurgus | The New Thinkery Ep. 18
    1:12:08
  39. 47.
    Analyzing Plato's Symposium, Part III: Pausanias' Speech | The New Thinkery Ep. 17
    53:25
  40. 48.
    Francis Bacon's Great Instauration | The New Thinkery Ep. 16
    55:16
  41. 49.
    The Nature of Foundings ft. James Ceaser | The New Thinkery Ep. 15
    1:01:23
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    Shakespeare's Macbeth | The New Thinkery Ep. 14
    1:12:06

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