Here are some podcasts about philosophy, cognitive science, and maybe science more generally. Feel free to share the list and/or recommend your own podcasts by contacting me.
1. The List
Axons and Axioms "A podcast dedicated to all things philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience." Brain Matters "...real neuroscientists sit down and talk about the brain." Cited "A documentary radio show about ideas that change the world, sometimes in troubling ways. Each week we tell stories about ...the birth, life and death of academic ideas and expertise — who has it, what are they doing with it, and what are its limits?" Critical Reasoning for Beginners "...you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good." Elucidations "...a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, a prominent philosopher sits down with our graduate student co-hosts to talk about his or her latest work and areas of philosophical expertise." Everything Hertz "A podcast on everywhere the life sciences meet the biological sciences with Dr. Dan Quintana and Dr. James Heathers." Examining Ethics "We feature interviews with ethics experts about their work. We also tell the stories of everyday people and how they wrestle with ethics." Hi-Phi Nation "A show ...that turns stories into ideas"Simply the best podcast out there. In Our Time — Philosophy BBC's "Podcasts about [ideas], philosophers, theories and key themes." (The episodes are archived all the way back to 1998!) Inquiring Minds An "in-depth exploration of the places where science, politics, and society collide." Middle Way Society's Philosophy Podcasts A podcast from the Middle Way Society, which promulgates "a practical and moral philosophy of universal applicability, independent of any appeal to traditional authority and avoiding metaphysical dogma, whether positive or negative." Minerva A collection of philosophical conversations between philosophers and Joshi Gottlieb. Insightful. And classy! Modern Day Philosophers Comedians "attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really modern day philosophers?" New Books in Philosophy Podcast interviews of philosophers about their newest book. A great way to get a feel for a book before deciding whether or not to read it. Usually about 1 hour. New Books in Psychology Interviews with the authors of new books in psychology. A great way to find out if you want to read the book. Also, a unique opportunity to hear the author respond to questions. No Jargon "[...] interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the [United States...] and no jargon." Philosophy 24/7 "A Podcast That Interviews Leading Philosophers." (via David Edmonds from Philosophy Bites and other projects). Philosophy Bakes Bread "designed to showcase the public importance of philosophy, both for our everyday lives and for leadership in the policy world." Philosophy Bites "Podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics". Interesting, clear, and concise. I love this podcast. Philosophy for Beginners A "series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy" by Dr. Talbot at the University of Oxford. Philosophy Now "Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now." Philosophy of our times "Gathering together the world’s leading thinkers from philosophy, science, politics and the arts, our podcast offers illuminating and lively debates on the big issues affecting your world." Philosophy Sites "Nigel Warburton's podcast about places linked with philosophers". Rationally Speaking "...explor[ing] the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely and unlikely, science and pseudoscience." Social Science Bites "...hear leading social scientists present their perspectives on how our social world is created, and how social science can help us understand people and how they behave." From the makers of the best philosophy podcast (i.e., Philosophy Bites). SpaceTimeMind About "philosophy, science, and a whole bunch of other stuff." Such That Cast a free philosophy podcast featuring free-form conversations with some of the most influential and interesting philosophers of our day. The Black Goat Three experimental psychologists talk about doing science. Hosted by Sanjay Srivastava, Alexa Tullett, and Simine Vazire. The Informal Hour ...established philosophers, informally discuss their area of expertise. The Life You Can Save Each week The Life You Can Save bloggers bring you the latest news and reflections on effective philanthropy. The Panpsycast A podcast to "support teachers, students and academics, but inspire free-thinkers worldwide." The Partially Examined Life "[A]n informal roundtable discussion, with each episode loosely focused on a short reading that introduces at least one "big" philosophical question, concern or idea." The Perception & Action Podcast "[This] explores how psychological research can be applied to improving performance.... It covers disciplines including sports science, psychology, human systems engineering, sport analytics, human factors, neuroscience and cognitive science." The Philosopher's Zone A podcast featuring philosophy, philosophers, and stuff that's of interest to philosophers. The Philosophy Zone Links to philosophy podcast episodes intended to start discussions around each episode. The Psychology Podcast "Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman [interviews a] guest [usually a researcher] who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in." The Public Philosopher Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel examines the thinking behind a current controversy. The UnMute Podcast "Conversations with extraordinary philosophers who give their take on controversial issues, pop culture, and the political and ethical dramas of our day. We learn. We Laugh. We plot revolutions." Very Bad Wizards Discussions about philosophy and psychology ... or losely related topics. Rated R for 'repugnant'. Why We Argue "Why We Argue" is an interview podcast that ...questions political scientists, philosophers, journalists, historians, politicians, citizens, and the great political minds of our era from all sides of the political spectrum." You Are Not So Smart "[A] celebration of self delusion that explores topics related to cognitive biases, heuristics, and logical fallacies. David McRaney interviews scientists about their research into how the mind works."
Is there a philosophy or cognitive science podcast out there which I haven’t included below? Feel free to comment and/or contact me and to let me know.
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