Here are some cognitive science and philosophy podcasts — and a few other podcasts. Feel free to share the list and/or recommend your own podcasts.
1. The List
Axons and Axioms
"A podcast dedicated to all things philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience."
"...real neuroscientists sit down and talk about the brain."
Critical Reasoning for Beginners
"...you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good."
"...a monthly philosophy podcast recorded at the University of Chicago. Each month, a prominent philosopher sits down with our graduate student co-hosts to talk about his or her latest work and areas of philosophical expertise."
"A show ...that turns stories into ideas"Simply the best podcast out there.
In Our Time — Philosophy
BBC's "Podcasts about [ideas], philosophers, theories and key themes." (The episodes are archived all the way back to 1998!)
An "in-depth exploration of the places where science, politics, and society collide."
A collection of philosophical conversations between philosophers and Joshi Gottlieb. Insightful. And classy!
Modern Day Philosophers
Comedians "attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really modern day philosophers?"
New Books in Philosophy
Podcast interviews of philosophers about their newest book. A great way to get a feel for a book before deciding whether or not to read it. Usually about 1 hour.
New Books in Psychology
Interviews with the authors of new books in psychology. A great way to find out if you want to read the book. Also, a unique opportunity to hear the author respond to questions.
"[...] interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the [United States...] and no jargon."
"A Podcast That Interviews Leading Philosophers." (via David Edmonds from Philosophy Bites and other projects).
"Podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics". Interesting, clear, and concise. I love this podcast.
Philosophy for Beginners
A "series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy" by Dr. Talbot at the University of Oxford.
"Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now."
Philosophy of our times
"Gathering together the world’s leading thinkers from philosophy, science, politics and the arts, our podcast offers illuminating and lively debates on the big issues affecting your world."
"Nigel Warburton's podcast about places linked with philosophers".
"...explor[ing] the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely and unlikely, science and pseudoscience."
Social Science Bites
"...hear leading social scientists present their perspectives on how our social world is created, and how social science can help us understand people and how they behave." From the makers of the best philosophy podcast (i.e., Philosophy Bites).
About "philosophy, science, and a whole bunch of other stuff."
Such That Cast
a free philosophy podcast featuring free-form conversations with some of the most influential and interesting philosophers of our day.
The Informal Hour
...established philosophers, informally discuss their area of expertise.
The Life You Can Save
Each week The Life You Can Save bloggers bring you the latest news and reflections on effective philanthropy.
A podcast to "support teachers, students and academics, but inspire free-thinkers worldwide."
The Partially Examined Life
"[A]n informal roundtable discussion, with each episode loosely focused on a short reading that introduces at least one "big" philosophical question, concern or idea."
The Philosopher's Zone
A podcast featuring philosophy, philosophers, and stuff that's of interest to philosophers.
The Philosophy Zone
Links to philosophy podcast episodes intended to start discussions around each episode.
The Public Philosopher
Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel examines the thinking behind a current controversy.
The UnMute Podcast
"Conversations with extraordinary philosophers who give their take on controversial issues, pop culture, and the political and ethical dramas of our day. We learn. We Laugh. We plot revolutions."
Very Bad Wizards
Discussions about philosophy and psychology ... or losely related topics. Rated R for 'repugnant'.
You Are Not So Smart
"[A] celebration of self delusion that explores topics related to cognitive biases, heuristics, and logical fallacies. David McRaney interviews scientists about their research into how the mind works."
Is there a philosophy or cognitive science podcast out there which I haven’t included below? Feel free to comment and/or contact me and to let me know.
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