Peter making guest appearances on other podcasts

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Peter's ten video series on Women Thinkers in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Advice for becoming a professional historian of philosophy

20 "rules" for the history of philosophy

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Peter's Lehrstuhl at LMU Munich

King's College London Philosophy Department



Listener James Hahn has taken the trouble to re-do the sound on older episodes of HoPWaG: 50 episodes and counting so far! They can all be streamed or downloaded here:



The APA Blog has put up pages where Karyn Lai, Jonardon Ganeri, Alison Stone, Liam Kofi Bright and I suggested how to integrate Chinese, Indian, Africana, and Islamic texts into philosophy teaching, as well as works by 19th century British philosophers. Together these make for a resource that should allow any philosophy instructor to diversify their teaching syllabi without any background knowledge. Check it out!



Elucidations (U Chicago philosophy podcast)

History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4) has many philosophy themed episodes


Partially Examined Life

Philosophy Bites (see also by the same producers, Social Science Bites)

Philosophy 24/7

Philosopher's Zone (Australia Broadcasting Service)

Philosophize This!

Institute of Art and Ideas series of philosophy videos

Ministry of Ideas produced by Zach Davis in collaboration with the Boston Globe

Talking Politics: History of Ideas

The Unmute Podcast

And here is an earlier blog post with links to non-philosophical history podcasts I enjoy.

Also, a shout out to Dmitrijs Kravcenko, lecturer in Sussex and host of the podcast Talking About Organizations a weekly conversational show about management and organization studies. Dimitrijs has been kind enough to offer his expertise on audio quality.



The clips for ancient philosophy were taken with permission from Stefan Hagel's website.

For Islamic philosophy, the clip for the Formative Period episodes is by Ensemble Maraghi, whose website is here. It is the beginning of the first track off their album "Anwar." For Andalusia I used Lili Labbasi, "Mazal Haye Mazal." You can hear the whole thing here. And the Eastern Traditions clip is from the album Spendors of Topkapi by the Bezmara Ensemble.

For the episodes on early medieval philosophy I used a piece composed by Hildegard of Bingen. You can listen to the whole thing here. The Gregorian Chant "Veni Creator Spiritus," used for the 13th century episodes, is available here. The lovely little guitar piece for the 14th century episodes is from a wonderful resource for free early and renaissance music, it's the track called "Cay Phas".

The clip for Byzantine philosophy is a chant called "Christos Anesti" used with kind permission from Andrej Skoviera. Unfortunately this recording no longer seems to be publicly available on the net.

The choral piece used for the Italian Renaissance episodes is Te Deum, written by Estevao Lopes Morago. And yes, he was Portuguese not Italian, but it is from the right period and is just so beautiful I couldn't resist using it.

The first Reformation clip, used for the episodes on central Europe and the low countries, is a Canzon by Giovanni Gabrieli. The French Renaissance clip is from philosopher Helen de Cruz, playing Tourdion by Attaignant on her lute! She recorded this especially for the podcast. (Thanks Helen!) For Reformation Britain I used a selection from Michael Praetorius, Dances from Terpsichore "Musarum Aoniarum", which is freely available online at various places including here. The music selected starts at about minute 3:15. Finally, for the Counterreformation we have used Requiem Mass, 1605 – Taedet Animam Meam.

For the India episodes the first two clips (for the episodes on Origins and Age of the Sutra) are from Wikimedia Commons, which is by the way a handy source for copyright-free music. You can hear the whole tracks here and here. The third clip, used for the episodes on Buddhism and Jainism, is Veena Kinhal, "Haratanaya Sree" -  the whole track is very groovy and well worth a listen.

For precolonial philosophy in Africa, we have used a live drumming performance by Tchakare Kanyembe. For part two of the Africana series on slavery and the diaspora, we have the great Paul Robeson singing "I'm Goin' to Tell God All O' My Troubles." And for the series on 20th century Africana philosophy we have a cover of "St Thomas" by Sonny Rollins. Within this series we had special clips for the Afrofuturism episode (a homemade bit from Peter's old friend Stephan Terre), Reggae, and Afrobeat episodes.

For classical Chinese philosophy we're using several clips, starting with Raindrops Dancing On The Banana Leaves 雨打芭蕉 and then two further tracks: "Pink Lotus" and "High Mountain and Flowing Water," kindly provided to us by Ousiyu (Julia) Luo of the Sydney GY Guzheng Arts Academy.



Stanford Encyclopedia of philosophy