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Philosophy Talk

26 August 2007

We are very pleased to announce that Philosophy Talk has launched a subsciption-based download service. For more details and to sign up now go to our webpage

There you can subscribe to Philosophy Talk downloads for automatic, weekly delivery. By subscribing to our download service, every future epsiode of Philosophy Talk will be delivered to you shortly after it has completed its broadcast run.

In addition, you can download your favorite programs from our archive of nearly 150 past episodes. About one-third of the archive is online and available for immediate downloading, with more episodes being encoded and uploaded on a daily basis. We expect the process to be complete within a week or two. And then you will have access to the entire archive.

By downloading Philosophy Talk programs, you will have a personal library to listen to on any mp3 player, anytime, anywhere.

Become an early subscriber to Philosophy Talk downloads, and play a vital role in keeping Philosophy Talk on the air in San Francisco, Portland, and other cities across the country. Though the program will continue to be streamed for free on our website, we hope that many of you will take this opportunity to show how much you support and value Philosophy Talk. With your help, we can keep Philosophy Talk going and grow into the future. Without your help, our bold experiment in bringing the vast resources of philosophy to a radio audience is much less likely to endure.

Once again, our entire line up of past and future shows will be available to you -- including engaging discussions of Marriage and Monogamy, Math and the Mind, Love, Poetry and Philosophy, and much, much more.

We know that the online community is listening. As one blogger wrote recently:

"The program (helps) the listener form philosophies for themselves on issues they may not have previously thought about."

And from a professor at a small college:

"Philosophy Talk downloads are perfect tools for schools like ours to expand our resources, to leap beyond what we may have been able to think and talk about when our resources were limited to the books we could afford... Students have access to great discussions from one of the most respected universities in the nation."

Now its time to show your support! Show the program directors, the guardians of the radio airways, who are often sceptical that there is an audience for philosophy on the radio, that they are wrong. Every time you listen - to the program and to the download -- you give us evidence that can help us combat their scepticism. By doing so, you help us expand the reach of Philosophy Talk.

For more details and to sign-up now, visit our webpage,

As always, thank you for listening and thank you for thinking.

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Comments (6)

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Friday, August 31, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

I just take a peak on this, i think it just a posi

I just take a peak on this, i think it just a positive way..

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

I'm glad your shows are available online. I reques

I'm glad your shows are available online. I request that if you don't find that it's a particularly profitable activity, that you make the shows available for free as a service to the community. Either way, keep up the good work. I enjoy your shows when I catch them on the air in Portland Oregon.
PS This week's episode is discussed in the "sexuality" section of our forum, very interesting stuff. (Free membership required for access to this section.)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

The August 27, 2007 announcement "Suscribe to the

The August 27, 2007 announcement "Suscribe to the Phiosophy Talk Download Service!!" gives the impression that a subscription to the Philosophy Talk podcast includes access to past episodes. Not true! After subscribing for a year, the past episodes still cost $4.95 each.

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Monday, October 27, 2008 -- 5:00 PM

I appreciate that it takes $ to keep a show on the

I appreciate that it takes $ to keep a show on the air and I'm glad philosophy talk exists, but as a poor student, that fact that it takes $70 a year to download the show means that I seldom get to hear it. I give to my local public radio station in the form of time answers phones during pledge drives and I suppose I just hope that some day philosophy talk will be free to download like every other public radio show I listen to.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

Philosophy is a vast field of

Philosophy is a vast field of study that is involved in every creature and every behavior of life. To understand any book or any human you have to get knowledge about the philosophy on which the book is written. Reading british essay writers on philosophy you will feel richness of knowledge.