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Philosophy Bakes Bread, Radio Show & Podcast

Philosophy Bakes Bread, "food for thought about life and leadership," is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA), which airs first on WRFL Lexington, 88.1 FM, is subsequently released as a podcast. Philosophy Bakes Bread aims to showcase the public importance of philosophy, both for our everyday lives and for leadership in the policy world. Co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio speak with guests each Monday at 2pm Eastern, with episodes to subscribe to or download within a few days later. The show originated with inspiration from a talk that Weber gave in receiving the Mississippi Humanities Council's 2015 Public Scholar Award. He then created a pilot podcast, posting four episodes between then and 2016. In 2017, WRFL welcomed Weber and Cashio's proposal for a SOPHIA sponsored program. For more information, visit http://PhilosophyBakesBread.com and get to know SOPHIA at http://PhilosophersInAmerica.com.
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Sep 27, 2019

In this 86th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread, called “French Toast Episode,” Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio return to some tasty bread morsels from past episodes, voicemails, and recordings, moistening them with some egg, sugar, and cinnamon for a tasty treat. 

In the first segment, we revisit a number of voicemails that we hadn’t had a chance to respond to in past episodes. Then, in segments two and three, we return to some material we recorded on the Upper West Branch of the Penobscott River in Maine, on a Philosophy Bakes Bread trip we took with Apeiron Expeditions. Our friends in the conversations were Seth Walton, Ben Vockley, and Alex Strong. Alex was our main guide and is the owner of Apeiron Expeditions. The three of them were our guests in Episode 75 of the show, titled “Outdoor Education.” And, Alex was our guest earlier in Episode 57, “Philosophy Outdoors.” Then, in the final segment of this episode, Anthony and I think back on our second year hosting the show, 2018. We list a bunch of our favorite episodes of the year. Give a listen and check out those episodes!

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Apr 24, 2019

In episode 84 of Philosophy Bakes Bread, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. William Irwin today about his most recent book, God Is a Question, Not an Answer published in December 2018 with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Dr. Irwin is Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Philosophy at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is also the author of The Free Market Existentialist (2015) and of Little Siddartha (2018). In addition, he is also the editor of numerous books on philosophy and popular culture, including: Seinfeld and Philosophy (1999), The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001), and The Matrix and Philosophy (2002). He was editor of these books and then General Editor of the Popular Culture and Philosophy Series through Open Court Publishing. In 2006, Irwin left Open Court to become the General Editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, which includes Metallica and Philosophy (2007) and Black Sabbath and Philosophy (2012), among other volumes.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Mar 29, 2019

In episode 84 of Philosophy Bakes Bread, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Patricia Shields on “Feminism and Peace: Jane Addams's Legacy.”

Dr. Shields is editor of editor of Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work, and Public Administration, published in 2017. She is also Professor of Political Science at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Armed Forces and Society, the leading peer-reviewed journal on civil-military relations. In addition, Pat has received many awards for excellence in teaching such as the National Association for Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award (2002), The Texas State Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001), the Texas State Faculty Senate, Everette Swinney Teaching Award (2010) as well as the Professor of the Year Award from the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (2006). 

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Mar 12, 2019

In episode 83 of Philosophy Bakes Bread, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Andrew Light on “Philosophy and Environmental Policy.”

Dr. Light is University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. From 2013-2016 he served as Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change, and as a Staff Climate Adviser in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning in the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity he was Co-Chair of the U.S.-India Joint Working Group on Combating Climate Change, Chair of the Interagency Climate Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals, and served on the senior strategy team for the UN climate negotiations.

Andrew works both as an academic, for the past 20 years concentrating on implications of environmental policy, and as a policy expert and advocate woking on international climate and science policy. In recognition of his work, Andrew was awarded the inaugural Public Philosophy Award from the International Society for Environmental Ethics -- which henceforth will be designated the "Andrew Light Award for Public Philosophy" in June 2017,  as well as he inaugural “Alain Locke Award” for Public Philosophy from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in 2016, and a Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State in July 2016 for “contributions to the U.S. effort that made the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, where the landmark Paris Agreement was concluded, a historic success.”


Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Mar 4, 2019

In this 87th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. John Thelin, University Research Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky and author of Going to College in the Sixties.

John is an historian and author of many books, including his widely read and studied A History of American Higher Education. He was honored in 2004 with a Great Teacher Award and in 2006, he received the University Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2007, the American Educational Research Association conferred on him the Exemplary Research Award on Post-secondary and Higher Education Research. John’s further books have included Games Colleges Play, Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education, as well as a textbook on American Higher Education

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Feb 9, 2019

In this 82nd episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread and our 16th “breadcrumb” episode, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio invite Dr. Marilyn Fischer back on the show to talk about the relationship between Jane Addams and John Dewey. 

As a reminder, Marilyn is a Professor Emerita at the University of Dayton where she specializes in political philosophy and American Pragmatism. She focuses especially on Jane Addams’s philosophy. She has a strong passion for interdisciplinary work. She is the author of several books, including Ethical Decision Making in Fundraising (2000), On Addams (2003), and in 2008, she released a co-edited volume titled Jane Addams and the Practice of Democracy.

Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBreadand on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Jan 25, 2019

In this 81st episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread and our 15th “breadcrumb” episode, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio invite Dr. Marilyn Fischer back on the show to talk about a great voicemail message that we received from Dr. Vance Ricks of Gilford College, who had called in about Marilyn's first chat with us, in episode 67

As a reminder, Marilyn is a Professor Emerita at the University of Dayton where she specializes in political philosophy and American Pragmatism. She focuses especially on Jane Addams’s philosophy. She has a strong passion for interdisciplinary work. She is the author of several books, including Ethical Decision Making in Fundraising (2000), On Addams (2003), and in 2008, she released a co-edited volume titled Jane Addams and the Practice of Democracy.

Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBreadand on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

 

Jan 1, 2019

In this 80th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread and our 14th "breadcrumb" episode, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio invite Dr. Erin Tarver back on the show to talk with us about a great listener voicemail that we received from Julia from New Hampshire. We call this breadcrumb episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Sports Fandom." 

Erin was our guest in episode 31 of the show, titled "Sports Fan I Am." She is the author of The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of IdentityIn that episode, she raised the following question for our listeners near the end of the episode: “Should colleges and universities even be in the business of organizing ‘minor league’ sports teams?” In her voicemail, Julia responded that although she is a sports fan and was an athlete in college, her feminism raises concerns for her about the adversarial quality of sports competitions, among other concerns. Erin offers us a rich response.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Dec 13, 2018

In this 78th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Tadd Ruetenik, Professor of Philosophy at Saint Ambrose University, on "Demons and Other Unusual Mental States." Tadd is the author of The Demons of William James: Religious Pragmatism Explores Unusual Mental States, out this year with Palgrave MacMillan.

 

Tadd is the winner of the 2018 Ila and John Morrow Prize from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. He teaches American philosophy, critical thinking, philosophy of life, and philosophy of religion. In addition to The Demons of William James, Tadd’s publications have been featured in The Pluralist, Contemporary Pragmatism, Teaching American Literature, the journal of Philosophy and Theology, and the Journal of Religion and Health, and have been on topics ranging from Animal Ethics, to Jane Addams and Christian Science.

 

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Nov 13, 2018

In this 77th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview law professor Brian Frye on "Justifications for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law." 

Brian is the host of The Bindle on WRFL 88.1 FM and is the Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky's College of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Berkeley and then went on to earn his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. After that, he earned his JD at NYU’s School of Law. He has also recently launched a law podcast called Ipse Dixit. Subscribe to it too!

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Oct 27, 2018

In this 76th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Jack Symes, host of The Panpsycast philosophy podcast, on the theme "Evil, Suffering, God, and Ethics." 

Jack graduated from the University of Liverpool in philosophy (BA and MA) and went on as a postgraduate in Teaching Studies at the University of Birmingham. Jack is currently teaching philosophy at King Edward VI High School for Girls. Jack also hosts the weekly Panpsycast philosophy Podcast. The Panpsycast describes itself as an “'informal and informative' philosophy podcast that supports teachers, students and academics in philosophy, which also aims to awaken fellow free-thinkers worldwide and inspire a new generation of philosophers.” The show has over 70,000 subscribers!

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Oct 20, 2018

This 79th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread is a short breadcrumb episode serving simply as a reading of SOPHIA's "One-Sheet" on "Clutter," by Dr. John Lachs, and with questions by Caroline A. Buchanan, Derek Daskalakes, Erik Jarvis, James William Lincoln, and Eric Thomas Weber. The Lexington SOPHIA Chapter got together to talk about this one-sheet on September 18 of 2018

SOPHIA "One-Sheet" documents are single pages, usually printed on front and back, featuring some kind of substantive yet accessible philosophical content, followed by a series of fun or provocative questions about the content. The purpose of these one-sheets is to help make it easy to hold meaningful and enjoyable philosophical conversations and build community and fellowship at the same time.

Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Oct 6, 2018

In this 75th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Monica McCarthy, host of the Happier Hour podcast, on the theme "All Philosophy's a Stage." 

Monica is a thespian, a playwright, the founder of Cheshire Parlour, and the creator and host of “The Happier Hour” podcast. Monica has acted on Broadway and in television programs, film, advertisements, including an appearance on the show Six Feet Under, for example, which was a great show. Very impressive. We connected with Monica especially in relation to her work on The Happier Hour podcast, which her Website describes as “equal parts philosophy and self-help (with a dash of humor thrown in for taste).”

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Sep 29, 2018

This 74th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread was recorded on Apeiron Expeditions' Philosophy Bakes Bread canoe trip, which ran from July 29th to August 1st of 2018, and in it Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Ben Vockley, Seth Walton, and Dr. Alejandro Strong about "Outdoor Education." 

Ben is an instructor with Outward Bound. Seth is a high school teacher and a registered Maine guide. And Alex runs Apeiron Expeditions. Ben, Seth, and Alex have a lot of experience with outdoor education and in this episode they are representing only their own points of view, not 

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Sep 20, 2018

In this 73rd episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Christian Miller on "The Character Gap," the title of his recent book

Christian is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University, where he has been the recipient of grant support from the John Templeton Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation for both The Character Project and The Beacon Project. In addition to his books on moral character and 85 academic articles, Christian has written for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Slate, and The Dallas Morning News.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Sep 9, 2018

In this 72nd episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Bryan Van Norden on "A Multicultural Manifesto," the subtitle of his recent book Taking Back Philosophy

Bryan is currently Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor at Yale-NUS College. A recipient of Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Mellon fellowships, he has been honored as one of The Best 300 Professors in the US by The Princeton Review. He is also Chair Professor in Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University, China, and Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College (USA). He has authored, edited, or translated a number of books on Chinese and comparative philosophy, including Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy (2011), Readings in Later Chinese Philosophy (2014, with Justin Tiwald), and Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (2nd ed., 2005, with P.J. Ivanhoe).

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

 

Sep 1, 2018

In this 71st episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dan Flores on "The Not So Golden Rule," the title of an essay that Dan published in Philosophy Now magazine.

Dan is a Professor of Philosophy and also the Director of the Northwest Honors College at Houston community collegeHis interests are within the realm of metaphysics and philosophy of science, specifically causation and explanation; also philosophy of religion and logic. Daniel has a passion for teaching logic. He is also involved with the New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society having served as the Society's President, Secretary, and Editor-In-Chief of the Society's peer reviewed journal, Southwest Philosophical Studies.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

 

Aug 25, 2018

In this 70th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio talk with Toby Buckle about "Human Rights and Political Philosophy." Toby works for Amnesty International, but in this episode he is representing only his own point of view.

Toby is also the founder and host of the Political Philosophy Podcast, which, according to his Web site, is "a weekly 45-50 minute interview with a philosopher or public figure that digs deep into questions of ethics, intuition, introspection and political morality." Early episodes have covered topics like "Black Atheism," "Neo-Republicanism," and "Corruption and Citizenship." Check out the show and consider subscribing. 

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

 

Aug 18, 2018

This 68th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast is a short, breadcrumb, in which Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio invited Grace Joy Cebrero back on the show to talk about a listener’s voicemail. Grace was our guest in Episode 56 of the show, on “Inclusion and Philosophy.”

At the end of that episode, Grace asked our listeners the following question:

“Is it more important that we have “the best people” or a nice variety of people at the table? For an example, consider conferences and publishers, in terms of what they choose, include, and exclude.”

We got a rich voicemail from Galen McIntosh here in Lexington, Kentucky, in response. Today’s breadcrumb is our chance to play his voicemail for everyone and to invite Grace to think with us about his interesting message. Thank you to Galen!

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Jul 21, 2018

In this 67th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio talk with Dr. Marilyn Fischer about “Jane Addams and Democratic Activism.” Dr. Fischer is a Professor Emerita at the University of Dayton where she specializes in political philosophy and American Pragmatism. She focuses especially on Jane Addams’s philosophy.

Marilyn has a strong passion for interdisciplinary work. She is the author of several books, including Ethical Decision Making in Fundraising (2000), On Addams (2003), and in 2008, she released a co-edited volume titled Jane Addams and the Practice of Democracy.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.


Jun 26, 2018

In this 66th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio had the pleasure to talk with self-taught philosopher John Altmann (a.k.a. Adrian Alba), who has been engaging in independent philosophical scholarship since 2010. We talking with John about “Disability and Popular Culture.”

John is a regular contributor to the Popular Culture and Philosophy book series. He is a member of the European Network of Japanese Philosophy. He is also a field editor for the Public Philosophy Journal. John is an active public thinker also in his writings on Facebook and Twitter, on the latter of which he was known as @FerrumIntellectus, now as @Iron_Intellect. John published a powerful piece in The New York Times, called “I Don’t Want to Be Inspiring,” which was about disability and the ways in which people will often refer to persons with disabilities as being “so inspiring!”

Eric and Anthony both had the chance to meet John at the 2018 gathering of the Public Philosophy Network in Boulder, Colorado this past February, where John gave a powerful paper about the profession of philosophy, called “The Disabled Can Speak: Socratic Midwifery as a Means of Resisting Epistemic Violence.” In addition to that well received paper, John has also written for volumes such as Dracula and Philosophy, The European Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Deadpool and Philosophy, Hippo Reads, and the Blog of the American Philosophical Association, where he wrote about Charlottesville.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Jun 12, 2018

We are releasing this 69th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast a little early, as there are a few spots left to join a philosophical canoe trip that Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio will be holding with Alejandro Strong of Apeiron Expeditions. We’ll be talking about John Lachs’s 1998 book, In Love with Life, so we invited John back on the show to talk about his book, and to give people a preview of what we’ll be talking about. John has written two new chapters for an extended edition of the book, which we ask him about in this episode. To learn more about the trip planned for July 29th through August 1st, visit the Trip Catalog on Apeiron Expeditions’ web site.

Dr. Lachs was our guest in Episode 5 of the show, back in February of 2017, when we asked him about his more recent book, Stoic Pragmatism. is the author of numerous books, and is Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA), of which Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production. In addition to talking with John about his book, we first ask him about SOPHIA and the history of the philosophical profession, which motivated the founding of the organization.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

May 31, 2018

In this 65th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio had the pleasure to talk with Dr. James South and Dr. Kimberly Engels about Westworld. We discuss topics including artificial intelligence and storytelling as well as the ethical and political questions that Westworld raises for us.

Kimberly and James are the editors of Westworld and Philosophy, recently published, coinciding with the release of season 2 of the show. Dr. Engels is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Molloy College, where she specializes in Biomedical Ethics and Continental Philosophy. She has a recent paper out in the journal Public Affairs Quarterly on “An Existential Analysis of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws.”

Dr. South is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for the Faculty in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University, where he specializes in late-Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, ordinary language philosophy, and philosophy and popular culture. He has edited books like James Bond and Philosophy as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

May 24, 2018

In this 64th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio had the pleasure to talk with three guests at the 2018 conference of the Public Philosophy Network in Boulder, CO, all hailing from Pacific Lutheran University: Matthew Salzano, Dr. Michael Rings, and Dr. Sergia Hay. We talked about “Philosophy as Play” with the three philosophers who founded SOPHIA’s South Puget Sound Chapter of SOPHIA in the fall of 2017.

At the time of recording this episode, which was in February of 2018, Matthew was graduating student at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washing. He was Editor-in-Chief of The Mast in 2016 student ran media company out of Pacific Lutheran University. His work appears in College Media Review and PLU publications like The Matrix and Resolute.

Dr. Michael Rings teaches and does research at PLU in ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. Michael has published work in the philosophy of popular music, and on aesthetic cosmopolitanism. In his free time Michael plays and composes music, hikes around in the Washington wilderness, and collects records. 

Our third guest was Dr. Sergia Hay, also a professor of Philosophy at PLU. She focuses on applied ethics and the history of philosophy. Sergia is a Kierkegaard scholar and is currently doing research on his views of language while taking into account influence on his work by Johann Hamann, a contemporary of Kant. She also serves as the Interim Director of the Wild Hope Center, a center for vocation at PLU.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

Apr 28, 2018

In this 63rd episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Mark Sanders on “Democracy and Public Exposure.” We ask Mark about democracy and public philosophical engagement, including some of the special projects that he runs in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mark specializes in American Pragmatism and social and political philosophy. He is very involved on campus; he is a Faculty Associate with the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics and the Faculty Co-Advisor of the Philosophy Club. Mark has recently written and published articles in Human Affairs and the Review Journal for Political Philosophy. The focus of his recent work has been on the intersection of deliberative democracy, pragmatic pluralism, and citizenship. Mark also has interests in phenomenology especially the views of French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

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