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April 5th, 2012

Philosophy Podcasts

Recently Kevin Drum asked his readers for podcast recommendations. I learned two big things from his nice summary of the replies.

One is that the In Our Time archives have now been made available. This is a very nice thing for the BBC to do, and I suspect I’ll be spending a lot of time listening to them over the forthcoming months.

The other is that there is a lot of demand out there for philosophy podcasting. As well as In Our Time (which has over 60 philosophy programs in its archive), there were a lot of recommendations for David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton’s Philosophy Bites.

So in the interest of satisfying that demand, I thought I’d post a link to a couple more philosophy podcasts, and see if TAR readers had suggestions for more.

Philosopher’s Zone is a weekly philosophy show on Australia’s Radio National. It features a mixture of public lectures, interviews with philosophers, and programs on specific topics.

The 10-Minute Puzzle is a new podcast series out of the Northern Institute of Philosophy centre in Aberdeen. It basically does what it says on the tin: introduce a philosophy puzzle and some of the natural solutions to it in 10 minutes.

The links I’ve posted so far have a pretty high concentration of male presenters. But I’m sure that if I knew more about what was available, that imbalance would be somewhat corrected. So, any further suggestions?

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2 Responses to “Philosophy Podcasts”

  1. jrgwilliams says:

    “History of philosophy without gaps” is my favourite philosophy podcast. It’s by Peter Adamson (King’s/Munich). Over a year of weekly episodes, and we’ve just got through the hellenistic schools.

  2. kurtsylvan says:

    I’ve much enjoyed New Books in Philosophy, run by Carrie Figdor and Robert Talisse:

    And Oxford has some great podcasts, though the post frequency is lower:

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