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  • Immediate access to several behind-the-paywall episodes: #24 and #25 on Spinoza, #16 on art, #33 on Montaigne, #45 on Hume/Smith, and #84 on Nietzsche.
  • 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.
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  • 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. 
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  • All behind-the-paywall PEL episodes (i.e. episodes 16-84). 
  • 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. 




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 200 episodes, ten years, and 30 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 and new projects under the PEL Podcast Network.
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Patreon supporters at the $5 or higher level will have access to all PEL Citizen Feed content: Ad-free versions of every episode, all Not School audio and other bonus recordings.

Some of these recordings will also be released to $1 and $3 subscribers.
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