Podcasts & Video

Gregory B. Sadler (YouTube)

I bring philosophy into practice, making complex classic philosophical ideas accessible for a wide audience of professionals, students, and life-long learners.

After a decade in traditional academic positions, I started my own business and began doing philosophical work in more practical contexts. I am an APPA-certified philosophical counselor, a public speaker, an author, an ethics trainer, and an executive coach (among other things!). I am also the editor of Stoicism Today and the producer of the Half Hour Hegel series.

History of Philosophy without any Gaps

Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King’s College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, “without any gaps.” The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.

Philosophy Bites

Philosophy Bites is a podcast series featuring philosophers being interviewed for 15–20 minutes on a specific topic. The series, which has been running since 2007, is hosted by Nigel Warburton, freelance lecturer, and David Edmonds, and has featured interviews with guests including Barry C. Smith, Simon Blackburn, A.C. Grayling, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael Dummett, Tzvetan Todorov, David Chalmers, and C.A.J. (Tony) Coady. The podcast has been one of the top 20 most downloaded series in the United States and has over 34 million downloads.

  • Peter Salmon on Derrida on DeconstructionPeter Salmon on Derrida on Deconstruction
    Jacques Derrida was a controversial philosopher whose writing could be fiendishly difficult to read. Nevertheless he had many followers. Here Pete Salmon, author of a recent biography of Derrida, manages to give a clear account of what Derrida meant by deconstruction.  This episode was sponsored by St John's College. For…
  • David Bather Woods on Schopenhauer on CompassionDavid Bather Woods on Schopenhauer on Compassion
    Arthur Schopenhauer is best known for the deep pessimism of his book The World as Will and Representation. Here we focus on a slightly less pessimistic aspect of his philosophy: his views on compassion. Very unusually for an early nineteenth century thinker, he was influenced here by his reading of…
  • Samantha Rose Hill on Hannah Arendt on PluralismSamantha Rose Hill on Hannah Arendt on Pluralism
    Hannah Arendt's experience of the Eichmann trial in 1961 led her to reflect on the nature of politics, truth, and plurality. Samantha Rose Hill, author of a biography of Arendt, discusses the context for this, and the key features of Arendt's views. We are grateful for support for this episode from…
  • David Edmonds on Undercover RobotDavid Edmonds on Undercover Robot
    David Edmonds has co-authored a children's book, Undercover Robot. Here in this bonus episode (originally released on the Thinking Books podcast) he discusses it with Nigel Warburton. 
  • Steven Nadler on Spinoza on DeathSteven Nadler on Spinoza on Death
    Baruch Spinoza was perhaps most famous for his equation of God with Nature - a view that his contemporaries, probably correctly, took to be atheist. But what did he think about death? Steven Nadler, author of A Book Forged in Hell and Think Least of Death, discusses this aspect of…

Philosophy For Our Times

Philosophy for our Times features debates and talks with the world’s leading thinkers on today’s biggest ideas. This live recording podcast is brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas – described by Total Politics as “Europe’s answer to TED” and host to the annual philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn. Visit iai.tv for more.

  • Compassion and Community | Dan ZahaviCompassion and Community | Dan Zahavi
    Oxford Professor of Philosophy Dan Zahavi asks whether society really needs empathy.
  • How To Traverse Time | Peter Sjöstedt-HHow To Traverse Time | Peter Sjöstedt-H
    Philosopher of the mind Dr Peter Sjöstedt-H explores the relationship between time, experience and psychedelics.
  • Beyond Us: Competition with Donald HoffmanBeyond Us: Competition with Donald Hoffman
    Series hosts Bernardo Kastrup and Fred Matser discuss the fascinating topic of competition with the American evolutionary psychologist, Donald Hoffman.
  • Everything We Cannot Know | Henry GeeEverything We Cannot Know | Henry Gee
    Evolutionary biologist Henry Gee dares us to consider everything we cannot know.
  • The Rise and Fall of Ideologies | Rory Stewart, Grace Blakeley, Michael SandelThe Rise and Fall of Ideologies | Rory Stewart, Grace Blakeley, Michael Sandel
    Former Conservative MP Rory Stewart, economist Grace Blakeley, and Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel discuss the return to idealist politics.

Partially Examined Life

Philosophy, philosophers and philosophical texts. The format is an informal roundtable discussion, with each episode loosely focused on a short reading that introduces at least one “big” philosophical question, concern, or idea.

The Partially Examined Life podcast is our attempt to recreate the good old days when we’d meet up after a seminar to drink beer and talk shop or get some teaching yas out where students couldn’t talk back. We’re recording it to share our joy in “doing” philosophy with all who care to listen (and occasionally ranting bitterly about the profession that we so long ago escaped).

  • Ep. 264: Plato's "Timaeus" on Cosmology (Part One)Ep. 264: Plato's "Timaeus" on Cosmology (Part One)
    On the later Platonic dialogue from around 360 BCE. How is nature put together? Plato speaks through the fictional Timaeus (not Socrates) to give a "likely story" about the universe, physics, and biology involving a Craftsman (Demi-Urge) who created everything based on a pre-existing perfect model (the Forms!). Timaeus derives…
  • PEL Presents PMP#81: Radio vs. Podcasting w/ Jason BentleyPEL Presents PMP#81: Radio vs. Podcasting w/ Jason Bentley
    Jason was music director at KRCW, the LA NPR station, is also a DJ with a lot of experienced interviewing musicians, and now hosts a new podcast, The Backstory. He joins Mark and Erica to discuss the creative and business possibilities of podcasting in comparison to radio, what their futures…
  • PREVIEW-Ep. 263: Lise Van Boxel's "Warspeak" on Strategies for Valuing (Part Two)PREVIEW-Ep. 263: Lise Van Boxel's "Warspeak" on Strategies for Valuing (Part Two)
    Continuing on Warspeak: Nietzsche's Victory Over Nihilism with guests Jeff Black and Michael Grenke. To hear this second part, you'll need to go sign up at partiallyexaminedlife.com/support.
  • Ep. 263: Lise Van Boxel's "Warspeak" on Strategies for Valuing (Part One)Ep. 263: Lise Van Boxel's "Warspeak" on Strategies for Valuing (Part One)
    On Warspeak: Nietzsche's Victory Over Nihilism (2020) with Dylan, Seth, and guests Michael Grenke and Jeff Black. What's a viable counter-ideal to the asceticism that Nietzsche thought is so pervasive? Lise's book works out strategies for re-valuing that emphasize Nietzsche's positive comments about the feminine and the power of words.…
  • PEL Presents (sub)Text: Love and Nostalgia in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall”PEL Presents (sub)Text: Love and Nostalgia in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall”
    Alvy Singer is not, he tells us, a depressive character. It’s just that as a child he always worried that the expanding universe would one day break apart; and as an adult that romantic relationships must always fall apart. With Annie Hall, he thought he had finally found something that…

Philosophy Tube

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Philosophy Talk

Philosophy Talk celebrates the value of the examined life. Each week, our philosophers invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply-held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition. Philosophy Talk challenges listeners to identify and question their assumptions and to think about things in new ways. We are dedicated to reasoned conversation driven by human curiosity. Philosophy Talk is accessible, intellectually stimulating, and most of all, fun!

Philosophy Talk is produced by KALW on behalf of Stanford University, as part of its Humanities Outreach Initiative.

Quanta Magazine Podcasts

Illuminating basic science and math research through public service journalism.

  • Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of GeologyScientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology
    An exercise in pure mathematics has led to a wide-ranging theory of how the world comes together. The post Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology first appeared on Quanta Magazine.
  • The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its EndThe Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End
    In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information. The post The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End first appeared on Quanta Magazine.
  • Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of LightQuantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light
    Recent experiments show that particles should be able to go faster than light when they quantum mechanically “tunnel” through walls. The post Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light first appeared on Quanta Magazine.
  • Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson RecordComputer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record
    After 44 years, there’s finally a better way to find approximate solutions to the notoriously difficult traveling salesperson problem. The post Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record first appeared on Quanta Magazine.
  • Mitochondria May Hold Keys to Anxiety and Mental HealthMitochondria May Hold Keys to Anxiety and Mental Health
    Research hints that the energy-generating organelles of cells may play a surprisingly pivotal role in mediating anxiety and depression. The post Mitochondria May Hold Keys to Anxiety and Mental Health first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Talking Politics

Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction.

  • What Does Jeremy Think?What Does Jeremy Think?
    This week we talk to Suzanne Heywood about her memoir of her late husband, Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood - the man who helped to run Britain for more than two decades, working with four different prime ministers. From Black Wednesday to Brexit, from the Blair/Brown battles to the surprising successes of…
  • Is Boris Back?Is Boris Back?
    David and Helen talk to Nick Timothy, former chief of staff in Downing Street under Theresa May, about the future for Boris Johnson's government. Is he now safe from leadership challenges? Can he hold together the coalition that won the 2019 election? Is Keir Starmer the one under pressure? Plus we discuss where the…
  • Rating the Government on CovidRating the Government on Covid
    David talks to Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, about how well the Johnson government has performed over the past year of the pandemic. There have been some successes - the furlough scheme, vaccines - and plenty of failures - education policy, health outcomes. But which were the key choices? Who…
  • The Coup in BurmaThe Coup in Burma
    In this extra episode David catches up with Thant Myint-U to discuss the latest developments in Burma (Myanmar), following the overthrow of Aung San Suu Kyi's government. What prompted the generals to act? What do the protestors want? And what does it mean for the future of Burmese democracy? Thant Myint-U is the author…
  • What is the Union?What is the Union?
    For this first in our series looking at the future of the UK, we talk to the historian Colin Kidd about the origins of the Union and the ideas that underpin it. Is the island of Britain a natural territorial political unit? Is nationalism compatible with Unionism? What changed in the 1970s? Plus we…

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