Time for Summer Reading

Sunday, August 23, 2020
First Aired: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

What Is It

When John and Ken began shopping around their idea for a philosophy-on-the-radio show nearly 20 years ago, many believed it would never work, let alone stay on the air. Nearly two decades later, the program that questions everything (except your intelligence) has hit 500 episodes—just in time for current co-hosts Josh and Ray to spend our annual summer reading special thinking about time and books about time.

  • Physicist Carlo Rovelli, author of The Order of Time
  • Political scientist Elizabeth Cohen, author of The Political Value of Time
  • Poet and essayist Jane Hirshfield, author of Ledger
  • Philosopher Jorah Dannenberg on Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life.

Listening Notes

  • Roving Philosophical Report: Holly J. McDede talks to Nathalie Vanderlinden, a French-speaking Belgian poet living in San Francisco, who set out to read all of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time and share it with people on the street, in the subway, or these days through live readings on social media. 



Josh Landy  
Welcome to Philosophy Talk, the program that questions everything...

Ray Briggs  
...except your intelligence. I'm Ray Briggs.