"Ethics of Whistleblowing" wins Bronze Award for Social Impact at the New York Festivals

Public Radio Show ‘Philosophy Talk’ Wins Bronze at the 2016 New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards

Nationally Syndicated show “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing” is recognized in the Social Issues category for its insight, creativity and engagement.

Philosophy Talk, “the program that questions everything… except your intelligence” received a 2016 Bronze award from the New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards in the category of Social Issues.

The specific episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing” was Snowden’s first radio interview and was recorded as part of the Stanford Symbolic Systems Program Distinguished Speaker series. In this first national radio appearance, Edward Snowden, turned inward to reveal the process of becoming a whistleblower.  First aired on July 12th, 2015, the show’s in-depth investigation into the ethics of whistleblowing with the most renowned whistleblower of our era created lively discussion on this topic, which continues today.

Excerpts from the winning episode can be found at

Philosophy Talk was selected as one of the 296 Finalists from submissions from 30 countries around the world by the New York Festivals Grand Jury. As one of 12 Social Issues Finalists, Philosophy Talk is pleased to be recognized for its conversations on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply-held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition. 

The hosts of Philosophy Talk, Stanford Professors Ken Taylor and John Perry, challenge listeners to identify and question their assumptions and to think about things in new ways.

More on the award winning Philosophy Talk programs can be found at

PHILOSOPHY TALK, “The program that questions everything… except your intelligence,” is now in its 12th season and can be heard weekly in over 350 regions nationwide. Broadcast from the studios of KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco, the program is produced by Ben Manilla Productions on behalf of Stanford University as part of its Humanities Outreach Initiative.


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Host Bios:

Ken Taylor is the current Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University.  He is also director of Stanford's interdisciplinary program in Symbolic Systems. His work lies at the intersection of the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, with an occasional foray into the history of philosophy.  (Photo:

John Perry is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Riverside, and Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of many honors and awards, including the Nicod and Humboldt Prizes. A popular lecturer, in 1990 he was awarded the Dinkelspiel Award for undergraduate teaching. (Photo:





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