Plato's Cave

A Philosophy Podcast by Jordan Myers (MA Student, University of Houston)

About the show

I'm Jordan Myers and I'm a Master's student studying philosophy at the University of Houston. Plato's Cave is my attempt to exit... well, the cave. It's a philosophy podcast meant to help me guide my ascent to the real world, the truth, the place where life is worth living; and apparently that means giving up a regular job with good pay to pursue the security of the academic job market - the philosophy job market nonetheless. Join me on my journey as I cover philosophical works and speak with the best philosophical minds I can convince to come on the show!


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    Ep. 2.1 - (ft.) The Dirty History Podcast

    March 14th, 2020  |  2 hrs 8 mins
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    In this episode of Plato's Cave, I invite on Adam from That's BS and two guests from the Dirty History Podcast, Thomas and Woodrow. We talked about WWI and WWII, Imperialism, Rhetoric in history, Random history topics, Moral relativism, and Ethics in history. This was an amazing podcast to record and I hope you like it as well.

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    Ep. 1 - The Allegory of the Cave

    March 2nd, 2020  |  38 mins 29 secs
    allegory, camel, cave, child, enlightenment, friedrich nietzsche, grad school, graduate, lion, nietzsche, overman, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, society, the republic, truth, ubermensch, values

    In this episode of Plato's Cave, I unpack The Allegory of the Cave from Plato's Republic and Thus Spoke Zarathustra from Friedrich Nietzsche and use both works to explain what I'm hoping to accomplish with this podcast.