We at Philosophy Talk are proud to have offered something uniquely valuable to the radio world over the past two and a half years. It's been an incredible adventure. When we started, many people in radio took our ideas with a very large grain of salt. "Philosophy on the Radio?" they asked incredulously. "Two academics as co-hosts? A stream of professional thinkers, rather than journalists or politicians or entertainers as your guests?" "It will never work!" "No one will ever listen!"
I think we've begun to prove the naysayers wrong!! But we certainly have a ways to go.
To get to where we want to go from where we are now, we need your help. Up until now, Philosophy Talk has mostly been funded by Stanford University. We've also had a few small grants from various sources. But those funding sources have either already run dry or will soon run dry. To be sure, we are currently actively exploring many new avenues for funding, but we need your help too. Think about giving a gift, small or large, to keep this unique programming on the air and on the web. We do a lot with very little. John and Ken, for example, work for nothing more than the love of philosophy and out of a certain missionary zeal that makes them want to help philosophy reach the world.
You can give a gift online here . Or you can mail a check, made out to Stanford University to:
c/o Department of Philosophy
Stanford, CA 94305-2155
Make the check out to Stanford University and write "for Philosophy Talk" on the comment line.
If you want to become more actively involved with Philosophy Talk, think about joining our new organization, The Friends of Philosophy Talk. One our devoted listeners, Jack Barry, has generously stepped forward to spearhead the effort to get The Friends of Philosophy Talk up and running. If you are willing to help out in any way, with either a donation of time or of money, , telling him that you are interested in becoming a Friend of Philosophy Talk.