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Socrates is believed to have said: “The unexamined life is not worth living”. And we agree. But this life, once examined, reveals a tempest of ideas and imaginings. This life is strange, and this podcast is an exploration of this strangeness. We invite you to come with us as we explore things settled, which on closer examination turn out to be not so settled. G. K. Chesterton said: “...the function of imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange; not so much to make wonders facts as to make facts wonders.” With humor (we hope), and in humility, we hope you will come with us as we explore... A Strange Fire.

Socrates is believed to have said: “The unexamined life is not worth living”. And we agree. But this life, once examined, reveals a tempest of ideas and imaginings. This life is strange, and this podcast is an exploration of this strangeness. We invite you to come with us as we explore things settled, which on closer examination turn out to be not so settled. G. K. Chesterton said: “...the function of imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange; not so much to make wonders facts as to make facts wonders.” With humor (we hope), and in humility, we hope you will come with us as we explore... A Strange Fire.
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Socrates is believed to have said: “The unexamined life is not worth living”. And we agree. But this life, once examined, reveals a tempest of ideas and imaginings. This life is strange, and this podcast is an exploration of this strangeness. We invite you to come with us as we explore things settled, which on closer examination turn out to be not so settled. G. K. Chesterton said: “...the function of imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange; not so much to make wonders facts as to make facts wonders.” With humor (we hope), and in humility, we hope you will come with us as we explore... A Strange Fire.

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Episodes

Everything Comes with a Price

1/18/2019
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You can’t have it all. Every action, every choice you make carries a consequence. For in life, everything comes with a price. What prices are you paying?

Duration:00:09:33

Stage-One Thinking

1/4/2019
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A guiding light amidst the darkness. In this episode we explore the virtue of thinking, and the folly of stage-one thinking. Life is strange, not irrational.

Duration:00:10:06

ASF Special: It's a Wonderful Life

12/21/2018
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Life is strange. All of it. In this special Christmas episode, we examine the life of George Bailey.

Duration:00:08:13

Strange Ways

12/21/2018
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Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all. Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Duration:00:11:45

A Philosophy of Light

12/7/2018
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There is war in the night, no one knowing whom he strikes. All depends on the philosophy of light.

Duration:00:10:16

Asking the Right Questions

11/23/2018
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Clandestine forces pushing you, pulling you; ever present in your life. But it's not more knowledge that will open your eyes to their presence, it's wisdom. An episode for those with eyes to see.

Duration:00:12:49

Life Is a Pigsty

11/9/2018
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Men plot, God Laughs, so goes a Yiddish saying. Philosophers might say we find ourselves at an epistemological disadvantage. We know our experiences and machinations can be more about appearance than reality. We can be mistaken about what we've seen and what we've heard. How else do you explain unrequited love? It is not without reason that Shakespeare wrote: “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore, is wing’d Cupid painted blind” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). But...

Duration:00:10:15

A Strange Fire: Trailer

11/5/2018
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Duration:00:01:22