Coming soon: our annual Summer Reading List

Every year, we do a special program called the Summer Reading List. As we prepare for this year's show, we want to know what YOU, our fans and listeners, recommend for philosophical summer reading this year. 

Are there any new books you've been itching to get your hands on? Any old favorites you love to return to again and again? Are you more of a fiction or nonfiction type of reader? Do you have any recommendations for our philosophically-inclined audience? 

Share your thoughts in the Forum at the Community of Thinkers, or send an email to -- we may even ask you to join John and Ken on the air to talk about what's on your summer reading list!


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