A Big List of Philosophy Podcasts (updated)


How many philosophy podcasts are there?

At least 60
Over 80
Over 100 and they take a variety of forms.

Andrew Lavin (CSU Chico, Butte College, Feather River College), himself the host of the podcast Reductio, compiled a list of them, below:

Dr. Lavin knows that he may have missed some, so podcasters are encouraged to  e-mail him at [email protected] to join the list, and we’ll update it. Feel free, as well, to mention any additions to the list in the comments, including hosts’ names and the kind of podcast it is.

(Revisions will be made to the list on an ongoing basis, typically without a major announcement of an update.)

See also Kelly Truelove’s list of philosophy and ideas podcasts, philosophy podcasters on Twitter and his TrueSciPhi radio (an internet radio station streaming participating philosophy & ideas podcasts).

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Daniel Weltman
2 years ago

There’s the Always Already podcast: https://alwaysalreadypodcast.wordpress.comReport

Sara L. Uckelman
2 years ago

Feeling quite philosophical here, but what counts as a “podcast”? Do youtube channels count?Report

Nicolas Delon
Nicolas Delon
2 years ago

Not strictly speaking a philosophy podcast but Sean Carroll’s _Mindscape_ has featured conversations with many philosophers and regularly touch on philosophical questions even with non-philosophers.Report

Lisa Shapiro
Lisa Shapiro
2 years ago

I’d like to draw attention to the New Narratives in the History of Philosophy podcast. The podcasts are student driven and the interviews by graduate students with experts on women philosophers in the history of philosophy promote further inquiry. https://www.newnarrativesinphilosophy.net/podcast.html or https://soundcloud.com/user-312950500-596028810. There are another set of episodes currently in the works that will move beyond Europe and the early modern period.Report

Nicolas Delon
Nicolas Delon
2 years ago

Another addition: The 80,000 hours podcast with Rob Wiblin (and Arden Kohler and Ben Todd):
https://80000hours.org/podcast/?gclid=CjwKCAiA2O39BRBjEiwApB2IkphkGs-3URBGcltinqTGqpfFkIDyL9CfOxzMBHNlGiJkLyjq5K8ZqBoCVYgQAvD_BwEReport

Malcolm Keating
Malcolm Keating
2 years ago

In addition to the excellent New Books in Philosophy, other hosts on the New Books network interview authors about philosophy books. I don’t know how many other hosts on other channels are philosophers, apart from myself, but you can find interviews with philosophers about their work on a range of channels there, including New Books in Language, South Asian Studies, Hindu Studies, Buddhist Studies, East Asian Studies, Intellectual History… and more. Sometimes they’re cross-listed to Philosophy, sometimes not, so it’s worth keeping an eye out. Just use the “search” function: https://newbooksnetwork.com/search?q=philosophyReport

Hello World
Hello World
2 years ago

BBC’s In Our Time also regularly has episodes on philosophy
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01f0vzrReport

Manon Garcia
Manon Garcia
2 years ago

I know that the list is meant to be for English speakers but it’s worth noting that the most downloaded/listened to philosophy podcast in the world is very probably the podcastable version of the French daily radio show « Les Chemins de la philosophie » which is extremely popular in France including with non academics.Report

Joseph Orosco
Joseph Orosco
2 years ago

There’s also the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures podcast (interviews and conversations with Joseph Orosco): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5te1Ae3kvJ7lhaOKcHO7kQ?view_as=subscriberReport

Gary Bartlett
2 years ago

Philosophy in Film (conversation w/ Alain Beauclair & Chris McTavish)
https://open.spotify.com/show/0xMgPSeoPySg0NmdMgCPd2Report

Andrew Lavin
2 years ago

Philosophy Podcasters should join our Facebook group “Philosocasters”, where we’ve got a bit of a network going. Reserved for podcast producers, though.Report

Mark Herman
2 years ago

Another good source of philosophy audio used to be courses on iTunes U.

iTunes U is apparently now dead, along with the searchability it provided. However, some of the courses are still up there (for now?). The search terms that one would assume to use don’t help much. “Oxford philosophy” is probably the most useful search. The course on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Dan Robinson) is still there and is enjoyable.

Anyone know if all that audio went somewhere searchable?

I have about 50 philosophy courses from old downloads. If anyone is interested, I can compile a list and would be happy to dump them in a dropbox somewhere.Report

Lottie Pike
2 years ago

I also recently started a philosophy podcast called ‘Five Minute Philosophy’! https://anchor.fm/lottie-pike0Report

Thomas Bell
Thomas Bell
2 years ago

Why Theory? is another.Report

Canyun
Canyun
2 years ago

Another great philosophy podcast is “I Think Therefore I Fan” by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene.Report

PhilSci
PhilSci
2 years ago
Rebecca Brown
Rebecca Brown
2 years ago

Katrien Devolder also has a podcast: Thinking Out Loud https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/id1509190881 which features interviews with other philosophersReport

David Killoren
David Killoren
2 years ago

Spencer Case has a podcast. https://www.google.com/search?q=spencer+case+micro-digressions

Matthew Yglesias is not a philosopher, but he has a philosophy degree and it sometimes shows, and hosts a podcast called The Weeds. https://www.vox.com/the-weedsReport

Richard Brown
2 years ago

Very cool to see consciousness live on the list! The url seems to go to Nick Byrd’s podcast though…here is the one for consciousness live: https://onemorebrown.com/consciousness-live/Report

PhilSci
PhilSci
2 years ago

@ Richard Brown: whatever happened to ‘Space Time Mind’??Report

Tylor Cunningham
Tylor Cunningham
2 years ago

Slice of Phi is a podcast contending with the philosophy we find in our daily lives, specifically with pop culture and current events. It tries to highlight to people who aren’t in the field that philosophy is accessible and can be found everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2FRnnpxvvVxXsXTpClMU3AReport

Spencer Jay Case
Spencer Jay Case
2 years ago

Dan Kaufman’s Sophia Podcast
https://meaningoflife.tv/programs/sophia

Sam Harris’s Making Sense (formerly Waking Up) podcast can get pretty philosophical depending on who the guest is.Report

Joshua Preiss
2 years ago

Wanted to share my own Podcast, launched just two days ago, called Pandemic Ethics. On the podcast I discuss the defining ethical challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic with experts in philosophy, health, law, economics, public policy, and beyond. On the first episode, Jonathan Wolff and I talk about how ethics can inform public policy (and how it often fails to do so) and what we owe to those who take on additional risk to provide essential services during the pandemic. More at https://pandemic-ethics.comReport

Alexander Guerrero
2 years ago

Derrick Darby and Christian Davenport have an excellent podcast (with an excellent name): A Pod Called Quest. Available here: https://doingtheknowledge.weebly.com/Report

Jim Okapal
Jim Okapal
2 years ago

There is also I think Therefore I fan that brings together philosophy and popular culture. https://ithinkthereforeifan.com/Report

Alex G
Alex G
2 years ago
Joe Slater
Joe Slater
2 years ago

Students from Glasgow started one over the summer: https://www.thoughtsuofg.com/episodes/Report

maddie
maddie
2 years ago

I also love ‘Making Sense of Chaos’ – the only podcast I know on death. https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/making-sense-of-chaos/id1509171865Report

Kolby Granville
2 years ago

This is a wonderful list, loads of great things to listen to here, but you missed us! After Dinner Conversation http://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/podcastlinksReport

Joel
1 year ago

Another addition: The Ethicist’s Corner Podcast. Available at: https://www.cs.csubak.edu/~kie/the-ethicists-corner/Report

Scrooble
8 months ago

An interesting new one is “Pronoia Philosophy”

https://open.spotify.com/show/3ssqlJEq0RKObWJ5cWMFEYReport