I’ve sent out a few mass e-mails to graduate philosophy departments of late, and wanted to send out a special welcome to any new folks checking out the site.
What you have undoubtedly come for is the podcast itself; you can see just the podcast episodes via this filter, but really should start with episode 1, or better yet, our introductory, special content-free episode 0. Don’t worry; our recording quality gets better after the first 5 episodes or so.
This here blog is our way of blowing off steam between podcasts, filling in some of the gaps, and covering information that doesn’t fit easily into our podcast format or which may not actually be of interest to enough of the podcasters to go ahead and include. It’s also our primary discussion forum, so I encourage you new or otherwise previously non-participating folks to post a reply to this message and introduce yourselves.
Lastly (and this message goes to both veterans and newbies here), I should say that somewhere close to half of our episodes involve a guest participant, and we’re always on the lookout for people who might have some extra experience and insight into some particular area of philosophy to potentially come on and talk with us, or at the very least help us figure out what exactly to read by a figure you’d like to hear us talk about. So, for instance, specialists in contemporary Continental philosophy, philosophy of mind, Eastern philosophy, philosophy of some particular science, political philosophy, Middle Ages philosophy, ancient philosophy, aesthetics, theology… really, just about anything… are encouraged to reply here or send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you think you might be interested in participating. Note that by “specialists” I just mean someone with maybe slightly more knowledge/interest in this area than we have, not a professional dedicated to that sub-field.
Thanks for your interest.
(I don’t actually have to point out that the welcome flowers are ironic, do I? Or are they?)