‘Philosophy Talk’ wins international radio program award

Philosophy Talk, a radio show hosted by Stanford philosophy professors KEN TAYLOR  and JOHN PERRY, recently took home a Bronze Award at the New York Festivals International Program Awards in the category of Social Issues.

The specific episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” was  the first radio interview  with Snowden, an American computer professional and former U.S. government employee and contractor  who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 without prior authorization and sought asylum in Russia.  The interview was done by videoconference and recorded in partnership with the Stanford Symbolic Systems Program.

Philosophy Talk   – “the program that questions everything… except your intelligence” – was one of 296 finalists. The awarded episode, which originally aired in July 2015, included an in-depth conversation about the nature of ethics and how it relates to one of the most famous whistleblowers of our era. It was recognized for its insight, creativity and engagement.

Philosophy Talk is currently in its 12th season, boasting listeners from more than 350 regions nationwide. The program is broadcast out of San Francisco on KALW 91.7 as a part of Stanford’s Humanities Outreach Initiative.

Read more about the award.