94 episodes

Philosophy Bakes Bread is a radio show and podcast that showcases the importance of philosophy for everyday life and for leadership. The saying goes that "philosophy bakes no bread." We disagree and co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio invite engaging philosophers as guests for interviews about various ideas and conflicts that matter to people in real life, beyond the academy.

Philosophy Bakes Bread, Radio Show & Podcast Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio

    • Society & Culture

Philosophy Bakes Bread is a radio show and podcast that showcases the importance of philosophy for everyday life and for leadership. The saying goes that "philosophy bakes no bread." We disagree and co-hosts Dr. Eric Thomas Weber and Dr. Anthony Cashio invite engaging philosophers as guests for interviews about various ideas and conflicts that matter to people in real life, beyond the academy.

    Education and Gender

    Education and Gender

    After a long hiatus, we're back to release this short, breadcrumb episode, number 89, with Dr. Jane Roland Martin on Education and Gender. Dr. Martin has been a prolific author on the philosophy of education, and in this short episode, explains some of her thinking about past figures in that area, who excluded some things that need to be taught to everyone, and considered their narrower visions the right approach to education for boys. Then, when education for girls caught on, they were thought to need the same education that boys received, excluding those things long considered feminine, which all people should learn. 

    • 12 min
    School Was Our Life

    School Was Our Life

    In this 88th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread, “School Was Our Life,” Dr. Jane Roland Martin, author of School Was Our Life (2018), joins Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio to talk about progressive education.
    Dr. Jane Roland Martin is professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has published many books on philosophy, education, and gender and received a Guggenheim Award. Her most recent book is titled School Was Our Life, published in 2018 with Indiana University Press. Thank you for joining us today, Jane! Eric’s colleague, Dr. Beth Goldstein, in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky, called his attention to Martin’s 1991 essay titled “The Contradiction and the Challenge of the Educated Woman,” which inspired him and Anthony to reach out to Dr. Martin, who is an authority in the philosophy of education.
     Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    French Toast Episode

    French Toast Episode

    In this 86th episode of Philosophy Bakes Bread, called “French Toast Episode,” Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio return to some tasty bread morsels from past episodes, voicemails, and recordings, moistening them with some egg, sugar, and cinnamon for a tasty treat. 
    In the first segment, we revisit a number of voicemails that we hadn’t had a chance to respond to in past episodes. Then, in segments two and three, we return to some material we recorded on the Upper West Branch of the Penobscott River in Maine, on a Philosophy Bakes Bread trip we took with Apeiron Expeditions. Our friends in the conversations were Seth Walton, Ben Vockley, and Alex Strong. Alex was our main guide and is the owner of Apeiron Expeditions. The three of them were our guests in Episode 75 of the show, titled “Outdoor Education.” And, Alex was our guest earlier in Episode 57, “Philosophy Outdoors.” Then, in the final segment of this episode, Anthony and I think back on our second year hosting the show, 2018. We list a bunch of our favorite episodes of the year. Give a listen and check out those episodes!
    Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    God Is a Question

    God Is a Question

    In episode 84 of Philosophy Bakes Bread, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. William Irwin today about his most recent book, God Is a Question, Not an Answer published in December 2018 with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
    Dr. Irwin is Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Philosophy at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is also the author of The Free Market Existentialist (2015) and of Little Siddartha (2018). In addition, he is also the editor of numerous books on philosophy and popular culture, including: Seinfeld and Philosophy (1999), The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001), and The Matrix and Philosophy (2002). He was editor of these books and then General Editor of the Popular Culture and Philosophy Series through Open Court Publishing. In 2006, Irwin left Open Court to become the General Editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, which includes Metallica and Philosophy (2007) and Black Sabbath and Philosophy (2012), among other volumes.
    Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

    • 1 hr
    Feminism and Peace: Jane Addams's Legacy

    Feminism and Peace: Jane Addams's Legacy

    In episode 84 of Philosophy Bakes Bread, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Patricia Shields on “Feminism and Peace: Jane Addams's Legacy.”
    Dr. Shields is editor of editor of Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work, and Public Administration, published in 2017. She is also Professor of Political Science at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Armed Forces and Society, the leading peer-reviewed journal on civil-military relations. In addition, Pat has received many awards for excellence in teaching such as the National Association for Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award (2002), The Texas State Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001), the Texas State Faculty Senate, Everette Swinney Teaching Award (2010) as well as the Professor of the Year Award from the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (2006). 
    Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Philosophy and Environmental Policy

    Philosophy and Environmental Policy

    In episode 83 of Philosophy Bakes Bread, Eric Thomas Weber and Anthony Cashio interview Dr. Andrew Light on “Philosophy and Environmental Policy.”
    Dr. Light is University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. From 2013-2016 he served as Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change, and as a Staff Climate Adviser in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning in the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity he was Co-Chair of the U.S.-India Joint Working Group on Combating Climate Change, Chair of the Interagency Climate Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals, and served on the senior strategy team for the UN climate negotiations.

    Andrew works both as an academic, for the past 20 years concentrating on implications of environmental policy, and as a policy expert and advocate woking on international climate and science policy. In recognition of his work, Andrew was awarded the inaugural Public Philosophy Award from the International Society for Environmental Ethics -- which henceforth will be designated the "Andrew Light Award for Public Philosophy" in June 2017,  as well as he inaugural “Alain Locke Award” for Public Philosophy from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in 2016, and a Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State in July 2016 for “contributions to the U.S. effort that made the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, where the landmark Paris Agreement was concluded, a historic success.”

    Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min

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