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30 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Albert Camus. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Albert Camus, often where they are interviewed.

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30 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Albert Camus. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Albert Camus, often where they are interviewed.

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“The Plague” by Albert Camus – Episode 118

Didion, Hawthorne, and the In-Between (DH&I)
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It’s time for us to look to Camus for a perspective on large-scale illness.

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Jun 23 2020



1483: Hugh Hendry, Eclectica Asset Management, Albert Camus's God is Dead, Life is Absurd & No Rules

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman
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The home is the center of the universe! Jason Hartman shares his thoughts on the jump in home improvements through the pandemic. More people are buying homes because of the coronavirus pandemic and they want more space to work from home. 

Hugh Hendry joins Jason to share what was going through his head through the 2008 recession and what preliminary actions he took to position himself well. Everyone is wondering “where are we going [market]” and Hendry shares some thoughts based on actions the Fed took over the last 60 years. 

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[1:30] The stay at home orders caused a huge jump in home improvement projects. 

[5:10] “They will vote with their feet.”

[6:00] Why did 69% of 5,000 homebuyers move during the pandemic? Lowest Mortgage Rates Ever?

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[14:00] 31.2% positive return back in the 2008 recession

[15:00] To be curious you have to misbehave first.

[18:30] Discussing the “boom-market in fear.”

[24:00] Everybody is wondering where we are going [market]? 

[30:00] What is your stance on Paul Volcker?

[33:30] What is the FED doing wrong?


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Jun 13 2020



How Albert Camus Gave Us ‘The Plague’

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In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic started sweeping the world, plague fiction soared onto bestseller lists, with Albert Camus’ 1947 novel The Plague leading the pack.

May 29 2020



The Plague by Albert Camus

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The Drunk Guys now have a Patreon! If you enjoy the show, consider supporting us by buying us a beer over at! The Drunk Guys get infected by beer this week when the discuss The Plague by Albert Camus. The disease is contagious, including: Above and Beyond by Mast

May 12 2020


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Albert Camus (1913-1960) was born in Algeria to French parents. After his father died in World War I, when Albert was still an infant, the family was reduced to impoverished circumstances, forced to move in with relatives in an apartment without electricity or running water. From these humble beginnings, Camus became one of the most famous and celebrated writers in the world, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature at the improbably young age of 44. In this episode of the History of Literature, we look at his works, including The Stranger and The Plague; his entanglement with the existentialists (a label he rejected); the analysis of his works by Jean-Paul Sartre, and the three possible philosophical responses to humanity's essentially absurd condition.

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Apr 27 2020



50 - Death by Abstraction: Albert Camus' The Plague

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They say that reading Albert Camus’ The Plague in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic is trendy. Well, it’s not so bad being trendy. Join us this month as David, Nathan, and Nick unpack Camus’ classic work and ask all of the questions on everyone’s minds: Is it logical to do good? Are pestilences real or mere abstractions? Is the philosophical novel genre fiction?

For the sake of maintaining normalcy in our now chaotic, fully virtual world, the B.O.S.S. hosts have done their best to stay true to their pre-pandemic IRL characters. Listen in as David aptly summarizes the tenets of existentialism and the world’s associated meaninglessness, Nathan yet again brings up questions about his emotional vacancy, and Nick makes sure everyone knows that he is alternative by comparing the novel to ‘90s straight edge hardcore. Together, we will fight this thing. Break! Down! The walls!

Apr 23 2020



GREAT BOOKS 30: Frighteningly Relevant: Albert Camus's The Plague, with Caroline Weber

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"It is impossible it should be the plague, everyone knows it has vanished from the West. -- Yes, everyone knew that, except the dead."

Albert Camus's world-famous 1947 novel The Plague is about the human response to extreme circumstances. For a long time the book was read as an allegory of people resisting fascism, but the plague never quite stays only a metaphor in Camus's book. His chronicle of a town's response to a frightening, invisible enemy, from initial denial, then gradual realization and finally the lockdown that traps the citizens with nowhere to go but in a full-fledged panic, can leave you in a cold sweat. 

Why read such a book today, during the global Covid-19 pandemic? 

I spoke with Caroline Weber, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College within Columbia University and an expert on French literature and culture. Caroline and I discussed how brilliantly Camus shows the wide range of human responses to extreme conditions, and how literature provides a model for making sense of and getting though our current crisis- of living in a pandemic- without losing hope or our humanity. In their initial denial of the plague, "our townsfolk were like everybody else, wrapped up in themselves; in other words they were humanists: they disbelieved in pestilences."

But gradually several characters find ways of creating meaning in the midst of a senseless and absolutely brutal assault not only on their town but on their very humanity. In his Novel Prize acceptance speech in 1957, four years before his untimely death at age 45 in a car accident, Camus said a writer "cannot put himself today in the service of those who make history; he is at the service of those who suffer it." 

The Plague, written from the perspective of someone who makes the deliberate choice to help in concrete ways but also to record the suffering of those around him, allows us to see how to make sense of our current, difficult moment. Camus was no optimist, but like his protagonist Rieux, he considered it his inalterable obligation "to state quite simply what we learn in a time of pestilence: that there are more things to admire in men than to despise.”

Let's hope that books such as Camus's courageous and bold work may inspire some of us to do the same, and see more things to admire in others than to despise.

Mar 31 2020

1hr 16mins


INL EP 122: Albert Camus w/ Derek Kopswa

I Learned Nothing
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Pat and Ben discuss Albert Camus with Derek Kopswa.

Mar 28 2020


Episode 111 - The Plague by Albert Camus

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Don't go outside. Stay at home. Wash your hands and listen as we discuss Albert Camus' existentialist tale of disease "The Plague" and play "Nazi or Not-zi".

Featuring Special Guest Expert Gin Gee, a clone.

Mar 09 2020

1hr 22mins


1: On Albert Camus' The Fall

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In this episode, Hans, Chris, and I discuss Camus' most intriguing, but also most baffling, novel, The Fall.

Jan 08 2020

1hr 5mins