Philosophy Podcasts

By realitybites · Jan 2, 2014 ·
  1. This will be an ongoing entry, to be updated regularly with new podcasts and audio files. My faves are noted with a ♥. Podcasts hosted by Alan Saunders noted by *. (All digital art/images are by me.)

    The Existentialists:


    Albert Camus (reluctant philosopher/reluctant existentialist):
    Considered himself to be an absurdist rather than an existentialist, because unlike the other existentialists, he wasn't concerned with metaphysics, existence. Never believed himself a philosopher, but rather, a writer, as he was not interested in reason. Though arguably his essays and novels are philosophical and ask philosophical questions.

    What are We to Make of Albert? ♥ *

    Albert Camus and The Absurd ♥ *

    The Outsider ♥ *

    Søren Kierkegaard (father of existentialism):

    Kierkegaard 200 *

    Fear and Freedom *

    Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes

    Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Nietzsche and the Will to Power ♥ *

    Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

    Jean-Paul Sartre:

    Sartre in 90 Minutes ♥

    The Enlightenment Philosophers:


    David Hume:

    The Life of David Hume ♥ *

    Hume and God ♥ *

    Hume in 90 Minutes

    Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)

    Voltaire’s Novel “Candide”

    Thomas Hobbes:

    The Life of Mr Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury *

    John Stuart Mill:

    John Stuart Mill's On Liberty: 150th anniversary *

    Baruch Spinoza:

    Spinoza in 90 Minutes

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    Rousseau in 90 Minutes


    The State of the Enlightenment (with Sam Harris)Enlightened Eccentrics in the Age of Reason ♥ *

    Thomas Paine - Christopher Hitchens Lecture (Full) ♥

    Christopher Hitchens on Thomas Jefferson: Enlightenment, Nation Building, and Slavery (2005) ♥

    The Idealists:


    Immanuel Kant:

    Kant in 90 Minutes

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

    Hegel in 90 Minutes

    Arthur Schopenhauer:

    Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes

    George Berkeley:

    The Strange Birth of Idealism *

    The Analytic Philosophers:


    Ludwig Wittgenstein:

    Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes ♥

    Bertrand Russell:

    Why I Am Not a Christian ♥ ♥

    The Greeks:


    Plato's Symposium (Origin of the notion of Platonic love.)

    Socrates: Man and Myth

    Unforgettable Speeches: the Apology of Socrates *

    Moral Philosophy:



    Utilitarianism ♥ * (with Peter Singer)


    What is Morality? ♥ *

    Morality and Restraint ♥ *

    Can Science Shape Human Values? And Should It? ♥

    The Moral Judgment of Psychopaths ♥ *

    Martha Nussbaum - Part 1 - The Social Contract ♥ *

    Martha Nussbaum Part 2: Thinking about Animals ♥ *

    Eric Schwitzgebel on the Ethical Behaviour of Ethics Professors ♥

    The Trials and Tribulations of Private Bradley Manning

    The New Atheists:


    Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry - Blasphemy [2006]

    Peter Singer - Ethics Without Religion ♥

    Author Challenges Faith of a 'Christian Nation' (Sam Harris)

    Atheist Brigade Takes Arguments to the Tolerant



    What Would Karl Marx Think? *

    Marx in 90 Minutes



    What Do We Know and How Do We Know We Know It? *



    Let's Get Metaphysical *

    Objective Truth *

    Metaphysics and Epistemology



    Sayyid Qutb and Islamist Ideology *

    The History of Philosophy in Less Than an Hour

    Pragmatism - A Very American Philosophy *

    Thinking About the Lives of the Great Thinkers *

    A Philosophical History of Russia *


    A Romp Through the History of Philosophy From the Pre-Socratics to the Present Day

    How To Be A Fashionable Philosopher ♥ *

    Literature, Law and Ethics - The Case of Billy Budd *

    How Many Logics? *

    Christopher Hitchens: Philosophy and Drink


    Michel Foucault's Madness and Civilisation: 50th anniversary *

    Derrida - The Father of Deconstruction *

    A Tribute to Claude Levi-Strauss *

    AC Grayling: A Very Public Philosopher *

    Kafka and Philosophy *


    The Person Test *

    Patricia Churchland on Self-control

    It's All About Me, a Forum on the Philosophy of Self ♥ *

    It's All About Me, the Philosophy of Self Part 2: The Quiz ♥ *

    Love Potion ♥

    The Hipster Philosopher

    But is it Art?

    Is That Really You?

    Useful Links:

    Freedomain Radio Podcasts

    The Partially Examined Life

    Philosophy: Free Courses Online

    Open Culture: The Best Free Cultural & Educational Media on the Web

    The Philosopher's Zone


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