Category: Podcasts

Philosophy Slam live!

Robert Rowland Smith and I took our philosophy slam to the Camden Comedy Club, where the audience, supercharged by the wonderful Pippa Evans, threw out words and ideas for us to riff on. Click here to listen to what happened…

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What is the systemic view?

In this new series of podcasts, Abigail Peters and I have a third discussion, this time about what is meant by the systemic view. We discuss concepts such as what it means not to be an individual but part of

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"I am large, I contain multitudes."

Science Set Free On Family Constellations Rupert Shedrake and I have published the latest in our Science Set Free podcasts, discussing family constellations. We look at how we are not individuals but rather are more like nodes in networks: we

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Eros and wisdom: some recent radio

A couple of recent BBC radio 4 programmes that might be of interest: What Is Eros? Exploring Freud and Plato on our yearnings. Start the Week. Talking about ancient philosophy and Alan Watts, with Tim Lott and others.

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Skeptiko interview on Christianity, Atheism and Rupert Sheldrake

It was a more robust discussion than I anticipated, though maybe what feels like discomforting aggression in England is but a bracing exchange in California. But here’s my conversation with the host of the useful Skeptiko podcast, Alex Tsakiris.

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Seeking an Easter Experience

Or, how to know Easter in the heart as well as head. A podcast – available on iTunes or here as a feed – in which I try to talk about how the liturgical drama of the Easter services, from

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Buddhism, mindfulness, therapy, politics

A podcast of our BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking programme, broadcast last Wednesday. Rana Mitter discusses Buddhism in Western therapy and in Eastern politics with psychotherapist Mark Vernon, Rupert Gethin – Professor of Buddhist Studies in the Department of Theology

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The School of Athens: then and now

Here is Dirk Lindner’s lovely pic of the School of London, take on 20 November on the steps of St Paul’s. The philosophers:  ARISTOTLE: John Lloyd John is the founder of QI and produced the great TV hits Blackadder, Not

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New Science and Religion talks, Institute of Art and Ideas

How did consciousness arise? Is the universe rational? Is there a meaning to life? Once these questions were the domain of the sacred, but in the modern world, science offers very different answers to religion. In this course, Dr Mark

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BBC Beyond Belief – agnosticism

Agnosticism was the subject for this week’s Beyond Belief, on BBC Radio 4. I was trying to make the case for an agnostic spirit that is not just an option for some but actually part and parcel of the human

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