I've been told that a common fan reaction to PEL is to join in. Typing on our blog or Facebook group isn't the same. Maybe you don't feel confident enough to be a guest (or you do and we haven't let you on).
We are pleased to announce a new offering: PEL Discussion Sections. You can now sign up to be part of a small-group discussion (around a dozen people), conducted by voice over the Internet, that will include two of the podcasters (Wes and I, in this case).
The cost is $40, and we're scheduling it for Sunday evening, 9/23, starting 9:30pm Eastern/6:30pm Pacific, and running about 90 min. It will cover Nietzsche's "Truth and Lie" essay, and you should show up having read it, listened to our episode, and having a couple of points or questions for the discussion.
Registration Details: E-mail PEL@partiallyexaminedlife.com with the subject line "September Seminar" to claim a slot. If you want to participate but can't make this date, email us that too, as we may create another section in a different time slot if there's enough demand.
If you get a slot, we'll tell you, at which point you'll have two days to ask us any questions and make the $40 via PayPal (or arrange something else with us). After you pay, there will be no refunds unless we cancel the whole thing. If someone doesn't pay within the two days, we'll go down the wait list.
So, please don't pay until we tell you to. If you jump the gun, we're just going to call it a donation and thank you heartily.
Most slots will be granted on a first e-mail received, first served basis, but we'll reserve a couple of slots for people that have donated a lot to us or otherwise helped us out. Even among those folks, we can only accept the first few applicants this time around.
Again, even if you think you've missed the enrollment period, contact us anyway to let us know you're interested in future discussions. Likewise, if you're interested by that price is too steep for you, let us know what you would pay for this.
We won't be recording this, as the point is to allow the listener participants to feel they can express themselves without being too self-conscious. This is not about us taking questions, but about you getting to engage us and either other with your ideas. Looking very much to talking with you!
-Mark Linsenmayer and Wes Alwan, your hosts for this event