Philosophy Bites

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Philosophy Bites
File:Philosophy Bites logo.jpeg
Running time 15–20 min.
Language(s) English
Starring Nigel Warburton
David Edmonds
Air dates June 2, 2007 to present

Philosophy Bites is a podcast series featuring philosophers being interviewed for about 15–20 minutes on a specific topic. The series is hosted by Nigel Warburton, senior lecturer at the Open University, and David Edmonds and has featured interviews with guests including Barry C. Smith, Simon Blackburn, A.C. Grayling, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael Dummett, Tzvetan Todorov, David Chalmers and C.A.J. (Tony) Coady.[1][2] The podcast has been one of the top 20 most downloaded series in the United States[2] and has over twenty five million downloads.[3]


Several of the episodes have been transcribed and compiled into two books:

  • Philosophy Bites has twenty-five of the series' best interviews.
  • Philosophy Bites Back has philosophers discuss the ideas and works of some of the most important thinkers in history.

See also


  1. Slattery, Luke (14 May 2011). "A window on the big questions". The Australian. Retrieved 25 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Colls, Tom (17 September 2010). "Philosophy under fire". BBC News. Retrieved 25 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. @philosophybites Tweet: "How should we celebrate 25 million downloads of Philosophy Bites interviews?", 26 May 2015