Best Philosophy podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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Philosophy Bites
top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
Philosophy Now
Podcasts from, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps".
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
A Philosophy Podcast and Philosophy Blog
General Philosophy
A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise of the 8-week General Philosophy course, delivered to first year undergraduates. These lectures aim to provide a thorough introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students and others interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outlin ...
The John Locke Lectures are among the world's most distinguished lecture series in philosophy. The series began in 1950 and are given once a year.
With The Philosophy Podcast, will showcase audio renditions of classic philosophy from such greats as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Nietzsche and much more. For more audio and video material tailored to the lifelong learner, please feel free to visit
Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.
Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
Learn how to self-actualize! How to find and develop your life purpose, master your emotions, raise your awareness, build powerful relationships, and understand life at a deep level.
The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is whether the mind, like the brain, is located in space (specifically inside the head). But does philos ...
A critical look at philosophers and the problems of philosophy from a Christian perspective.
Philosophy for Beginners
Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical is ...
Nigel Warburton reads from his book Philosophy: The Classics
A weekly 'informal and informative' philosophy podcast inspiring and supporting students, teachers, academics and free-thinkers worldwide. All episodes are available at
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don't have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we're talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion. For links to the texts we discuss and other info, check out
This series of eight lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2011, introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each lecture has an associated hand-out (two for the first lecture).
Philosophy for our Times features debates and talks with the world’s leading thinkers on today’s biggest ideas. This live recording podcast is brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas – described by Total Politics as “Europe’s answer to TED” and host to the annual philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn.Visit for more.
Philosophy 247
David Edmonds interviews leading philosophers about moral issues that effect us 24/7.
Drunken Philosophy
Dan has a degree in Philosophy. Connor has a degree in High School. Together they have a bit of a drinking problem. Each week they explore the work of a new philosopher or a new philosophical idea and do their best to learn something before getting distracted.
Each week we read through, summarize, and explain a different text in Philosophy.
Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website:
Political Philosophy - Audio
Podcast by Classic Literature and Philosophy
The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom
podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics...
Socrates said that talking about virtue and the good life is one of the most important things a human being can do. That's where "Ethics-Talk" fits in. Housed in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Central Michigan University (CMU), The Center for Professional and Personal Ethics brings you discussions about ethical issues, both pure and applied. For us at EthicsTalk -- "ethics" is broad and encompasses things that affect a human being's flourishing. To that end, students working wi ...
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A study of the main doctrines and arguments of Immanuel Kant, 18th century philosophy who revolutionized ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology. In this course, will will read and critically evaluate some of Kant’s major works, including the Critique of Pure Reason and the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. We will focus on three major issues: 1) his formulation of the problem of knowledge, 2) his grounding of ethics and 3) his development of aesthetic theory.
Meta Treks is a podcast dedicated to a deep examination of the philosophical ideas found in Star Trek. In each episode, Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison take you on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of Star Trek storytelling, deeper into subspace than you've ever traveled before.
Interview with Philosophers about their New Books
Published in 1912, The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell is one of his most popular books. It renders philosophical issues and questions in a way in which they become relevant and accessible to the man or woman on the street, provoking them to devote time and effort into thinking about these aspects of life. Here, the great philosopher and humanist thinker Bertrand Russell examines the importance of empirical (that which can be verified by observation or experience rather than deduc ...
Interviews with leaders, elders and teachers from the yoga and wider wisdom community on eastern philosophies, consciousness studies, social justice, and the human spiritual condition.
Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. The second part of the series focuses on questions about understanding works of art and about the nature of art. This part examines the interpretation of literature, the expression of emotion in music, and the definition of art
Dr. Diana Brickell's podcasts focus on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. She draws on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, Aristotle's ethics, personality theory, and observation. Visit for live radio shows, blogging, and more. (This podcast feed uses the standard MP3 format; an enhanced M4A feed is also available.)
Reflections on Orthodoxy and Culture - Dr. Clark Carlton comments weekly on matters of faith, philosophy and Orthodoxy.
Podcast by Toby Buckle
Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.
Podcast host Danny Whittaker interviews leading psychologists, philosophers, academics and authors for tips and advice on how to improve your mind, your life and your mental health.
Intelligent discourse on the art and science of Bodybuilding.
Join hosts Eric, Keenan, and DJ Boogie as they give their Ignorant Philosophy on pop culture, relationships and social issues each week. As young African-Americans living and working in the Midwest, Ignorant Philosophy serves as weekly therapy for four friends just trying to figure out adulthood. From understanding the sentiments of their parents to breaking down proper f-buddy manners, Ignorant Philosophy provides much-needed light-hearted comedic commentary of a world that can sometimes ta ...
Six Pack Philosophy is a show about the philisophical side of politics in America. American politics were first developed as a political philosophy discussed in taverns between great men over great beers. Join us as we discuss history, politics, economics, philosophy, and beer. Every episode we pick a topic to discus and rate a beer. All beer ratings are posted on our website with references for the history and philosophy discussed in the show. Let’s take politics back to the philisophical r ...
MP3 Audio Teachings by Andrew Wommack.
We promote art and science in the community. We do this by finding ways to inspire groups, businesses, communities and individuals with artistic and scientific experiences. Having art and science as your fundamental source of inspiration will begin your path to a more fruitful life. Art & Science will satisfy your required needs for inspirational pleasure with positive and unharmful experiences, yielding real world results. This will better serve yourself, our planet and the future of humani ...
Have you ever considered what being conscious actually means? By choosing to live in a particular state are you consenting to be subject to all its laws? For some there’s an assumption that philosophy might not be relevant to modern life but Dr. Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer in Philosophy at The Open University argues that many of us today are faced with philosophical questions such as these as we live our lives in the twenty first century. In this collection we ask academics to discuss t ...
Philosophy today
Problems in the past have relevance in today's society. Learn philosophy and learn Spanish.
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A Philosopher and a Scientist engage each other and Ideas.
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Many see the search for universal truths about the world as the noble aim of philosophy. Yet our universities largely dismiss non-Western philosophy, and critics argue that British students are... Philosophy for our Times features debates and talks with the world’s leading thinkers on today’s biggest ideas. This live recording podcast is brough ...…
Sorry for missing last week! Shit happens! We made up for it with a nice long episode. Random as fuck but it's a great episode. Warning, we talked about people falling in love with people who don't drink water or only shit twice a week. That leads us into a different conversation about which is more disrespectful, someone throwing a cup of piss ...…
More at Stuart Mill was one of the most important British philosophers of the 19th century. As a liberal, he thought that individuals are generally the best judges of their own welfare. But Mill was also a utilitarian who thought that there were objectively lower and higher pleasures ...…
Games play an important, and arguably increasing, role in human life. We play games on our computers and our phones, watch other people compete in games, and occasionally break out the cards or the Monopoly set. What is the origin of this human impulse, and what makes for a great game? Frank Lantz is both a working game designer and an academic ...…
Continuing on "Consciousness and Its Place in Nature" by David Chalmers (2003). We finish Chalmers's account of the types of physicialism, then move on to dualism (including epiphenomenalism), and finally dally with panpsychism, the specialty of our guest, Gregory Miller from the Panpsycast. Listen to part 1 first or listen to the unbroken, ad- ...…
Is anyone really 'right' about political values, or does essentail​ contestability imply a strong relitavism​?By Toby Buckle.
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Bertrand Russell.
Today I'm joined by two hugely popular social media artists, Haley Weaver (@haleydrewthis) and Kate Allan (@thelatestkate) to explore the links between artistic expression and mental health, how art has the power to ease suffering and build communities, and the pressures and benefits of build a large fanbase on social media.*** SHOW NOTES ***ht ...…
Times change and the recent past can sometimes become obsolete as the gaze of the mainstream world focuses on its new moment. But it wasn’t long ago when Richard Dawkins was calling for “militant atheism” and Dubya Bush stood on an aircraft carrier in front of a banner that read “Mission Accomplished”. Heck, there was a time when the 90’s did a ...…
Imagine you are in an open field which stretches in every direction, further than your eyes can see. Since there is nothing of interest in your immediate surroundings, you set your sights on the horizon. You begin to walk with purpose; long strides eventually break into a run until you are sprinting as fast as you can. After a while, you begin ...…
Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.By Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, Chike Jeffers.
With a bit of biographical context out of the way, Connor and Dan dig into the particulars of Husserl's phenomenological process. What does he mean by Intentionality? How does this whole "bracketing" thing work? What's with this dude and Greek words??? Hopefully you'll have a better understanding of some of this stuff by the end of the episode.…
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) such as in vitro fertilization and surrogacy have been critically examined within philosophy, particularly by feminists and bioethicists, but the role of race—both in how the technologies are used and in the effects that they are having—has received less attention. In The Assisted Reproduction of Race ( ...…
In this episode, we discuss: How David found yoga, his evolution as a teacher, and the teachers who have influenced him. His current view on his 2012 interview in New York magazine: David Regelin's Unorthodox Style of Yoga Yoga skepticism Yoga as a human science A few principles from his Geometry of Yoga The 200-hour yoga teacher training model ...…
>On "Consciousness and Its Place in Nature" by David Chalmers (2003), with special guest Gregory Miller from the Panpsycast Philosophy Podcast. Can we explain human experience using the terms of brain physiology? Chalmers thinks not, and lays out the arguments against this and the range of positions philosophers have taken in response to these ...…
The series on Byzantium concludes as Michele Trizio discusses the mutual influence of Byzantium and Latin Christendom.By Peter Adamson.
Where did the opioid crisis start and what is there to be done to fix it? In this episode, we discuss the origins of the over prescription of opioids, its development as an epidemic and what can be done to resolve the opioid crisis. The post Opioid Crisis appeared first on Six Pack Philosophy.By Six Pack Philosophy.
Utopianism in Star Trek. The Star Trek universe is sometimes claimed to be a utopia. From technological progress to an enlightened view of human nature and equal opportunity, the vision of the future depicted in Star Trek is often touted by fans as the best possible future for humankind. An often-overlooked aspect of utopianism, however, is tha ...…
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