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Philosophy Talk #500: (There's Still) Time for Summer Reading

Aug 21, 2020

There's still time for deep and thoughtful reading this summer -- and our 500th episode.


When John Perry and Ken Taylor began shopping around their idea of doing philosophy on the radio nearly 20 years ago, many believed it would never work, let alone stay on the air. Nearly two decades later, the program that questions everything (except your intelligence) has hit 500 episodes -- just in time for current co-hosts Josh Landy and Ray Briggs to spend our annual summer reading show thinking about time and books about time.

  • Physicist Carlo Rovelli, author of The Order of Time
  • Political scientist Elizabeth Cohen, author of The Political Value of Time
  • Poet and essayist Jane Hirshfield, author of Ledger

Plus philosopher Jorah Dannenberg on Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life. Sunday 8/23 at 11 am and Tuesday 8/25 at 6 pm.