PEL is listener supported: we use your cash to cover our hosting, web development, book acquisition and other expenses. Plus, the more money we can make out of this, the more time we can justify giving to it, meaning more episodes and other stuff for you.
If you sign up for a $5/month or $50/year recurring donation, you’ll get access to our members-only site, which includes some bonus audio and documents, and our Not School discussion groups. Read more about it.
If you buy anything from Amazon, get there through a PEL link on any of our posts (or this one, for that matter) to donate 6% of your purchase to us. This costs you nothing beyond what you’d already be paying, and you can do it for, e.g., all of your holiday shopping; it doesn’t have to have anything to do with philosophy or books or anything else specific. If we’re getting a 6% cut off of your sex toy and imported bacon purchases, that’s fine with us. We won’t even be able to see that it’s you that bought it, so we can’t laugh at you individually (or thank you, unfortunately).
We’ve got a few bits of supplemental content for sale:
Here’s Mark reading a Bertrand Russell article, “On Denoting” from 1905. It kicks off with a few minutes of summarizing the text, then the rest is a verbatim reading. The suggested price is $2.99, but you can edit the value in the cart to pay as little as 99 cents or as much as you want.
Transcriptions: Here’s our first one, covering episode 61 on Nietzsche. Length: 47 pages (about 20,000 words). Price: 99 cents. Read a sample.
Additional transcriptions, including those for Voltaire and episodes 1 and 2, are available to PEL Citizens.
Here’s Wes’s guide to that same episode. Length: about 300 words including a summary and discussion. Price: 99 cents. Read about it.
Mark’s Close Reading file for Sartre’s Being & Nothingness. Length: 1/2 hour. Price: $2.99. Read about it. Listen to a sample.
Until we upgrade our e-commerce capability on this site to support some more server space for salable audio, you’ll have to get this by donating the cash to us and including a note in the PayPal “message to seller” window that says “SARTRE CLOSE READING,” at which point I’ll manually send you a link to the file. You can get get this product without waiting for me by becoming a PEL Citizen.
To purchase the most current and best-sounding music Mark’s made (i.e. the songs that appear at the end of each podcast), go to the website for New People, his current band.