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The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion.

With more than 170 episodes, eight years, and 20 million downloads behind us, we've established ourselves as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. But creating these episodes takes a lot of work. Your donations allow us to keep making podcasts and other bonus content; support our blog; and help fund other efforts, such as live events, new projects under the PEL Podcast Network, and our Not School study groups.
Tiers
Guilt-Assuaged PEL Enjoyment
$1 or more per month
  • Immediate access to several behind-the-paywall episodes: #24 and #25 on Spinoza, #16 on art, #33 on Montaigne, and #45 on Hume/Smith.
  • Access to our bonus episodes #169 and #176 on the films Vertigo and Blade Runner. 
  • Ad-free new episodes (Parts 1 and 2 combined) a week or two after they're released to $5 folks.
Karma-Added PEL Enjoyment
$3 or more per month
  • Everything included in the $1 level.
  • Immediate access to several other seminal behind-the-paywall PEL episodes.
  • Occasionally, a sampling of bonus content from the $5 level. 
More-or-Less Full Citizenship
$5 or more per month
  • All behind-the-paywall PEL episodes (i.e. episodes 16-77). 
  • Immediate access to ad-free versions of new episodes (including Parts 1 and 2 combined, with Part 2 a week before its public release date). 
  • All exclusive behind-the-paywall bonus content as it's released. This content will include supplemental Part 3 discussions for some regular episodes, close line-by-line readings of texts, and occasional complete new episodes on philosophy, film, and politics and culture. 
  • Note: We are working on enabling access to our web-site back end, including Not School, but that could take a while.
Ubermensch Status
$50 or more per month
  • Everything included in the $5 level. 
  • A copy of the 2018 PEL Wall Calendar, mailed to you wherever you may be in the world.
  • Free admission and a backstage pass to all PEL live events. 
  • Priority attention to any messages you send to PEL. 
Fully Actualized Patronage
$1,000 or more per month
  • Everything included in the $50 level.
  • The opportunity to take us out for deep discussions about the meaning of life ... on your yacht. 
Goals
242 of 250 patrons
For all supporters, we'll add the ad-free/citizen versions of all newly released episodes to your Patreon feed. This means you won't need to wait a week for part 2!
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The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion.

With more than 170 episodes, eight years, and 20 million downloads behind us, we've established ourselves as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. But creating these episodes takes a lot of work. Your donations allow us to keep making podcasts and other bonus content; support our blog; and help fund other efforts, such as live events, new projects under the PEL Podcast Network, and our Not School study groups.

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Tiers
Guilt-Assuaged PEL Enjoyment
$1 or more per month
  • Immediate access to several behind-the-paywall episodes: #24 and #25 on Spinoza, #16 on art, #33 on Montaigne, and #45 on Hume/Smith.
  • Access to our bonus episodes #169 and #176 on the films Vertigo and Blade Runner. 
  • Ad-free new episodes (Parts 1 and 2 combined) a week or two after they're released to $5 folks.
Karma-Added PEL Enjoyment
$3 or more per month
  • Everything included in the $1 level.
  • Immediate access to several other seminal behind-the-paywall PEL episodes.
  • Occasionally, a sampling of bonus content from the $5 level. 
More-or-Less Full Citizenship
$5 or more per month
  • All behind-the-paywall PEL episodes (i.e. episodes 16-77). 
  • Immediate access to ad-free versions of new episodes (including Parts 1 and 2 combined, with Part 2 a week before its public release date). 
  • All exclusive behind-the-paywall bonus content as it's released. This content will include supplemental Part 3 discussions for some regular episodes, close line-by-line readings of texts, and occasional complete new episodes on philosophy, film, and politics and culture. 
  • Note: We are working on enabling access to our web-site back end, including Not School, but that could take a while.
Ubermensch Status
$50 or more per month
  • Everything included in the $5 level. 
  • A copy of the 2018 PEL Wall Calendar, mailed to you wherever you may be in the world.
  • Free admission and a backstage pass to all PEL live events. 
  • Priority attention to any messages you send to PEL. 
Fully Actualized Patronage
$1,000 or more per month
  • Everything included in the $50 level.
  • The opportunity to take us out for deep discussions about the meaning of life ... on your yacht.