This is a list of written transcripts of interview episodes from the podcast. These were made possible by Tim Wittenborg, who kindly used an automated process to produce the transcripts. We're very grateful to him and to a small army of no fewer than 20 listeners who donated their time to correct and format the transcripts by hand! This was quite a lot of work so there may still be errors; if you spot anything egregious please get in touch to let us know. 

Note that we do not provide transcripts for the non-interview episodes, which however (with additions and corrections) appear as a series of books from Oxford University Press, so they are also available to read!


The Presocratics

Socrates and Plato



Late Antiquity

Ancient Christianity

Islamic World: Formative Period


Eastern Traditions

Early Medieval

Thirteenth Century

Fourteenth Century


Italian Renaissance

Central Europe



India: Origins

Age of Sutra

Buddhists and Jains

Precolonial Africa

Slavery and Diaspora

Africana Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

Bonus Episodes