By: Stephen Batchelor
Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
Length: 5 hours 12 minutes
When world renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned 60, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to solitude, a practice integral to the meditative traditions he has long studied and taught. He aimed to venture more deeply into solitude, discovering its full extent and depth.
This beautiful literary collage...Read more » Learn more
By: Oliver Burkeman
Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
Length: 5 hours 53 minutes
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time." —Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal
“[A] very wise treatise, somewhere between self-help and cultural philosophy.” —Marshall Heyman, New York Magazine
“In addition to whatever help it might offer, Four Thousand Weeks is also just...
By: Amia Srinivasan
Narrated by: Andia Winslow
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes
Thrilling, sharp, and deeply humane, philosopher Amia Srinivasan's The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century upends the way we discuss—or avoid discussing—the problems and politics of sex.
How should we think about sex? It is a thing we have and also a thing we do; a supposedly private act laden with public meaning; a personal...
By: Jordan B. Peterson
Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
Length: 15 hours 40 minutes
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
What does everyone in the modern world need to know?
Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Humorous, surprising and... Read more »
By: Maggie Nelson
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes
An expansive, exhilarating work of criticism by one of the most significant writers of our day.
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... Read more »
By: Ryan Holiday
Length: 6 hours 4 minutes
Ryan Holiday’s bestselling trilogy—The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, and Stillness is the Key—captivated professional athletes, CEOs, politicians, and entrepreneurs and helped bring Stoicism to millions of readers. Now, in the first book of an exciting new series on the cardinal virtues of ancient philosophy, Holiday explores the most... Read more »Learn more
By: Charlie Mackesy
Narrated by: Charlie Mackesy
Length: 58 minutes
Discover the universal tale of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse brought to life in audio by its author and illustrator Charlie Mackesy, with a beautiful music score and the real wildlife sounds of rural England.
“A surprise bestseller about kindness and vulnerability is bringing people together.” – Washington Post
“What do you want...
By: Douglas R Hofstadter
Narrated by: Greg Baglia
Length: 16 hours 47 minutes
One of our greatest philosophers and scientists of the mind asks, where does the self come from -- and how our selves can exist in the minds of others. Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to... Read more »Learn more
By: Jordan Ellenberg
Narrated by: Jordan Ellenberg
Length: 14 hours 23 minutes
From the New York Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong—himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything
How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to... Read more »
By: Lauret Savoy
Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
Length: 6 hours 6 minutes
Sand and stone are Earth's fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss. One life-defining lesson Lauret Savoy learned as a young girl was this: the American land did not hate. As an educator and Earth historian, she has tracked the continent's past from the relics of deep time; but the paths of ancestors... 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: Brian Doyle
Narrated by: George Newbern, Mary Doyle, Liam Doyle, Lily Doyle & Joseph Doyle
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes
A playful and moving book of essays by a "born storyteller" (Seattle Times) who invites us into the miraculous and transcendent moments of the everyday When Brian Doyle passed away at the age of sixty after a bout with brain cancer, he left behind a cult-like following of devoted readers who regard his writing as one of the best-kept secrets of... Read more »Learn more
By: David Rakoff
Narrated by: David Rakoff
Length: 6 hours 47 minutes
The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you’ll never be disappointed.
In this deeply funny (and, no kidding, wise and poignant) book, Rakoff examines the realities of our sunny, gosh... Read more »
By: Friedrich Nietzsche
Narrated by: Chiquito Crasto
Length: 22 hours 50 minutes
The Will to Power is a prominent concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. The will to power describes what Nietzsche may have believed to be the main driving force in humans- achievement, ambition, and the striving to reach the highest possible position in life.
For Nietzsche, the Will to Power was the fundamental principle of all life,...Read more » Learn more
By: Michael Tanner
Narrated by: Christine Williams
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes
With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years... Read more »Learn more
By: Cruz Matthews, Gary Dankock, Hector Janssen & Philip Rivaldi
Narrated by: Sarah Owens, Rory Young, Doug Greene & Sarah Margrave
Length: 11 hours
This is a 12-book combo with the following topics in it:
Topic 1: Confucius has definitely left a mark on the world of Eastern philosophy. His ideas were revolutionary and impressive enough for people to follow him, record his works, and start a group of devoted followers. In the first chapter, more light will be shed on this.
The second...Read more » Learn more
By: Albert Camus
Narrated by: Pere Arquillué
Length: 3 hours 12 minutes
«Mamá se ha muerto hoy. O puede que ayer, no lo sé.»
Publicada originalmente en 1942, El extranjero es la primera novela de Albert Camus y una de sus obras más emblemáticas. Ahora con nueva traducción al español de María Teresa Gallego Urrutia y Amaya García Gallego, este libro capital para la cultura del siglo XX transcurre en Argelia y narra...Read more » Learn more
By: Kristin Neff
Narrated by: Jean Ann Douglass
Length: 12 hours 34 minutes
The author of Self-Compassion follows up her groundbreaking book with new ideas that expand our notion of self-kindness and its capacity to transform our lives, showing women how to balance tender self-acceptance with fierce action to claim their power and change the world.
Kristin Neff changed how we talk about self-care with her enormously...
By: Patrik Svensson
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Length: 6 hours 24 minutes
Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world’s most elusive fish—the eel—and a reflection on the human condition.
Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has...Read more » Learn more
By: Paul Kalanithi
Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra & Cassandra Campbell
Length: 5 hours 34 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?
NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR... Read more »
By: Michael J. Sandel
Narrated by: Michael J. Sandel
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes
This program is read by the author.
The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good?
These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social...
By: Tom Nichols
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes
People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows... Read more »Learn more
By: Alan Watts
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 4 hours 51 minutes
Modern Western culture and technology is inextricably tied to the belief in the existence of a self as a separate ego, separated from and in conflict with the rest of the world. In this classic book, Watts provides a lucid and simple presentation of an alternative view based on Hindu and Vedantic philosophy. Read more »Learn more
By: Greg Epstein
Narrated by: David Marantz
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes
A provocative and positive response to Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and other New Atheists, Good Without God makes a bold claim for what nonbelievers do share and believe.
Author Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain at Harvard, offers a world view for nonbelievers that dispenses with the hostility and intolerance of... Read more »