By: David McCullough, Jr.
Narrated by: David McCullough, Jr.
Length: 7 hours 56 minutes
David McCullough, Jr.'s high school commencement address of 2012, dubbed "You Are Not Special," was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech—taking a hard look at hovering parents,...Read more » Learn more
By: Kathryn Paige Harden
Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
Length: 10 hours 4 minutes
This audiobook narrated by Katherine Fenton makes a provocative and timely case for how the science of genetics can help create a more just and equal society
In recent years, scientists like Kathryn Paige Harden have shown that DNA makes us different, in our personalities and in our health—and in ways that matter for educational and economic...
By: A. C. Grayling
Narrated by: Neil Gardner
Length: 28 hours 5 minutes
“A witty, learned, authoritative survey of philosophical thought.” —The New York Times Book Review
The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world’s most eminent thinkers
The story of philosophy is an epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents.... Read more »
By: Leslie Jamison
Narrated by: Leslie Jamison
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes
From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive book.
With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which Leslie... Read more »
By: Maggie Nelson
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes
So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses and repels. Does it remain key to our autonomy, justice, and well-being, or is freedom's long star turn coming to a close? Does a continued obsession with the term enliven and emancipate, or... Read more »Learn more
By: Deborah Madison
Narrated by: Deborah Madison
Length: 9 hours 51 minutes
From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens," The Washington Post)—a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement.
Madison’s “insightful memoir” (The Wall Street Journal) is “a true delight to read as she uncovers her love for all real foods, peeling off layer by layer... Read more »
By: Ariel Burger
Narrated by: Jason Culp
Length: 8 hours 1 minutes
In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protege and friend of one of the world's great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher.
The world remembers Elie Wiesel-Nobel laureate, activist,...Read more » Learn more
By: Erling Kagge
Narrated by: Atli Gunnarsson
Length: 2 hours 3 minutes
What is silence?
Where can it be found?
Why is it now more important than ever?
In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and... Read more »
By: Greg Goode
Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
Have you ever done non-dual inquiry and said to yourself, "I understand it intellectually, but I don't feel it. It's not my experience!" If so, The Direct Path, inspired by Sri Atmananda (Krishna Menon), could be for you.
This book is the "missing manual" to the Direct Path. Direct-Path inquiry is presented from beginning to end and beyond, in... Read more »
By: Erik J. Larson
Narrated by: Perry Daniels
Futurists insist that AI will soon eclipse the capacities of the most gifted human mind. What hope do we have against superintelligent machines? But we aren't really on the path to developing intelligent machines. In fact, we don't even know where that path might be.
Erik Larson takes us on a tour of the landscape of AI to show how far we are... Read more »
By: Jane Goodall & Douglas Abrams
Narrated by: Douglas Abrams & Jane Goodall
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes
In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?
This program is read by the authors and includes a bonus PDF.
Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.
In this urgent...
By: Greg Goode
Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
Inspired by Sri Atmananda (Krishna Menon), the Direct Path is a "pathless path." It simply articulates the being of you and the world as loving, open, clear awareness. If this truth is realized as your experience, then nothing need be done. The path disappears, and life is lived in sweetness and celebration! But if there are still questions or... Read more »Learn more
Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
What we can learn about fostering innovation and creative thinking from some of the most inventive people of all times—the ancient Greeks.
When it comes to innovation and creative thinking, we are still catching up with the ancient Greeks. Between 800 and 300 BCE, they changed the world with astonishing inventions—democracy, the alphabet,... Read more »
By: C.C.W. Taylor
Narrated by: Michael Page
Socrates has a unique position in the history of philosophy; it is no exaggeration to say that had it not been for his influence on Plato, the whole development of Western philosophy might have been unimaginably different. Yet Socrates wrote nothing himself, and our knowledge of him is derived primarily from the engaging and infuriating figure... Read more »Learn more
By: Barrett Holmes Pitner
Narrated by: Barrett Holmes Pitner
In this incisive blend of personal narrative and philosophical inquiry, journalist and activist Barrett Holmes Pitner seeks a new way to talk about racism in America.
Can new language reshape our understanding of the past and expand the possibilities of the future? The Crime Without a Name follows Pitner’s journey to identify and remedy the... Read more »
By: Roger Scruton
Narrated by: Mike Cooper
In this short book, Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists, utilitarian moralists, and philosophical materialists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, Scruton argues that human beings cannot be understood simply as biological objects. We are not only... Read more »Learn more
By: Byung Chul Han
Narrated by: Javier Portugués
El nuevo libro del filósofo vivo más leído del mundo.
«Hoy estamos en la transición de la era de las cosas a la era de las no-cosas. No son las cosas, sino la información, lo que determina el mundo en que vivimos.»
Hoy en día, el mundo se vacía de cosas y se llena de información inquietante como voces sin cuerpo. La digitalización...Read more » Learn more
By: Mirjam van der Vegt
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 3 hours 29 minutes
Live like the Dutch and create space for peaceful moments in your hectic life with the calming addition of silence into your daily routine.
Life can get hectic, as we continuously hop from one thing to another. Days are often filled with too much noise, anxiety, and confusion. What do you do when the life you created isn’t what you expected it... Read more »
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini & True Dedication
Length: 9 hours 19 minutes
“When you wake up and you see that the Earth is not just the environment, the Earth is us, you touch the nature of interbeing. And at that moment you can have real communication with the Earth… We have to wake up together. And if we wake up together, then we have a chance. Our way of living our life and planning our future has led us into this...Read more » Learn more
By: Samir Okasha
Narrated by: Liam Gerrard
Length: 4 hours 28 minutes
How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully "objective?" What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of science and investigates fascinating,... Read more »Learn more
By: Sianne Ngai
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 12 hours 51 minutes
A provocative theory of the gimmick as an aesthetic category steeped in the anxieties of capitalism.
Repulsive and yet strangely attractive, the gimmick is a form that can be found virtually everywhere in capitalism. It comes in many guises: a musical hook, a financial strategy, a striptease, a novel of ideas. Above all, acclaimed theorist... Read more »
Narrated by: Jared Bauer & Dr. Kristopher Alexander
Length: 1 hours 5 minutes
From the political themes found throughout Fallout 4 and the sly references to author Ernest Hemingway and philosopher Descartes in Cyberpunk 2077, video games are deeper than you think. Listen in as Wisecrack breaks down the philosophy behind popular video game franchises like Fallout, Halo, and Final Fantasy, and more in this curated... Read more »Learn more
By: Anna Katharina Schaffner
Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes
A brilliant distillation of the key ideas behind successful self-improvement practices throughout history, showing us how they remain relevant today
Self-help today is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, one often seen as a by-product of neoliberalism and capitalism. Far from being a recent phenomenon, however, the practice of... Read more »