Philosophy Talk

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Philosophy Talk
Running time ca. 50 min.
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Home station KALW
Syndicates Public Radio Exchange
Starring Ken Taylor
John Perry
Executive producer(s) David Demarest
Recording studio San Francisco, California
Original release January 13, 2004 – present
Audio format Stereophonic
Opening theme "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Philosophy Talk is a talk radio program co-hosted by John Perry and Ken Taylor, who are professors at Stanford University. The show is also available as a podcast, available for purchase. The program deals both with fundamental problems of philosophy and with the works of famous philosophers, especially as these relate to our contemporary, day-to-day lives. Some of the wide range of topics of past programs include terrorism, Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive self-defense, Descartes, genetic engineering, and virtue. The program airs from the studios of KALW, 91.7 FM, Information Radio, San Francisco, California, and is produced by Ben Manilla Productions.

The show focuses on one topic or famous philosopher for an hour at a time, with an invited guest who is an expert on the philosopher or area of philosophy in question. As with most philosophical discussions, each show usually provides some factual information about the topic, as well as methods and points of view that are helpful in thinking about the topic. The Philosophy Talk motto is, “the program that questions everything, except your intelligence.”


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