Category Archives: Podcasts

February podcast

In the latest philosophy monthly, tpm editor Julian Baggini is reporting on the debate surrounding the growth of the well-being agenda, and talking to the winner of the Lakatos prize for the philosophy of Science, Samir Okasha, about evolution.

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January podcast

This special edition comes from Puebla, Mexico, at the Ciudad de las Ideas (City of Ideas) festival. The guests are Randy Cohen, writer of The New York Times’s The Ethicist column; Bad Thoughts author Jamie Whyte; and “new atheist” Sam Harris.

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December podcast

bpm200The last Philosophy Monthly of 2009 features previously unreleased extracts salvaged from the cutting room floor from six of the best interviews of the year: Michael Frayn, AC Grayling, Jonathan Sacks, Peter Singer, Timothy Williamson and Tony Wright MP.

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November podcast

bpm200In his latest Philosophy Monthly, tpm editor Julian Baggini is talking to the playwright, novelist, screenwriter and sometime philosopher, Michael Frayn, and John Armstrong, philosopher-in-residence at Melbourne Business School and the author of Civilisation: Remaking a Tarnished Ideal.

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October podcast

bpm200In his latest Philosophy Monthly, tpm editor Julian Baggini is talking to Timothy Williamson about the virtues of rigour, Simon Blackburn about ethics and emotion, and Nina Power about new and forthcoming books.
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September podcast

bpm200It’s an all-atheist edition of tpm editor Julian Baggini’s Philosophy Monthly, with novelist Christopher Brookmyer and psychologist Susan Blackmore discussing the alleged aggression of the new atheists and a universe without meaning. The ethicist Peter Singer also defends his brand of utilitarianism.

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August podcast

bpm200Suffering is the unifying theme of the latest edition of tpm editor Julian Baggini’s Philosophy Monthly. Is it all bad or do we need at least some it. Mark Vernon and Havi Carel argue that suffering can be part of the good life, while transhumanist Nick Bostrom makes the moral case for a future when death and disease will be conquered. Janet Radcliffe Richards also talks about suffering as a manifestly bad thing in her incisive critique of muddled morality.

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July podcast

bpm200In the latest edition of his Philosophy Monthly, tpm editor Julian Baggini is talking to two philosophical antagonists, AC Grayling and John Gray, discussing belief in progress and the power of reason. Plus he meets Labour MP and political theorist Tony Wright, who reveals how much Blair and Brown really care about ideas.

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June podcast

bpm200In the third edition of his Philosophy Monthly, tpm editor Julian Baggini goes to a new philosophy and music festival at Hay, talking to its founder, Hilary Lawson, radical Tory Philip Blond, and the composer Michael Nyman. Plus he’s debating science and religion on Premier Christian Radio.

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May podcast

bpm200In the second edition of tpm editor Julian Baggini’s Philosophy Monthly, Julian is debating whether Christianity is a force for good with Richard Harries, former bishop of Oxford, and talking to folk singer and novelist Charlotte Greig about European philosophy and Sussex in the seventies. Plus there’s a round-up of some recent philosophy news.

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