Plato's Pod: Dialogues on the works of Plato

by James Myers

Welcome to Plato's Pod, a bi-weekly podcast of a group discussion on the dialogues of Plato. The discussion is held through Meetup.com by the Toronto Philosophy and Calgary Philosophy groups and anyone interested in participating, whether to learn about Plato or to contribute to the dialogue, is welcome to join with no experience required! The podcast is hosted by amateur philosopher James Myers and inquiries can be e-mailed ... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E19 - Modern Technology and Ancient Philosophy: Building the Bridge With Science

    S02 E19 - Modern Technology and Ancient Philosophy: Building the Bridge With Science

    James Myers and Lantern Jack, host of the Ancient Greece Declassified podcast, discuss the relevance of ancient philosophy to modern technology. We explore technological mindsets, communication and the meaning crisis, the linearit...

    01:37:25
  • S02 E18 - Dialogue on The Parmenides, Session 2: If the One is Not, then Nothing Is

    S02 E18 - Dialogue on The Parmenides, Session 2: If the One is Not, then Nothing Is

    Season two of group discussions on Plato’s Pod concluded on June 19, 2022, when members of the Toronto Philosophy, Calgary Philosophy, and Chicago Philosophy Meetup groups met to discuss the second half of Plato’s Parmenides and i...

    01:37:25
  • S02 E17 - Dialogue on The Parmenides, Session 1: The One and the Many

    S02 E17 - Dialogue on The Parmenides, Session 1: The One and the Many

    In the first of two sessions on the Parmenides, members of the Toronto Philosophy, Calgary Philosophy, and Chicago Philosophy Meetup groups met on June 5, 2022 to discuss the first part of Plato’s most enigmatic dialogue. What, ex...

    01:51:19
  • S02 E16 - Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 3: Harmony in Time

    S02 E16 - Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 3: Harmony in Time

    In the conclusion of Plato’s Statesman, the Visitor from Elea describes the role of time and the ruler who understands the consequences of time’s causes and effects (as both one and many) to maintain the harmony of the social fabr...

    01:43:35
  • S02 E15 - Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 2: The Mean and The Extremes

    S02 E15 - Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 2: The Mean and The Extremes

    We often use the term “social fabric” by way of analogy to the complex economic and governing relationships woven into communities of people. In Plato’s Statesman, the Visitor from Elea equates the art of fabric-weaving with rulin...

    01:52:08