What is the value of philosophy in everyday life and work?
Can philosophy offer us not just a way of life, but a way to make a living?
I profile philosophers who found their way through the wilderness beyond the ivory tower. We explore how they forged a new professional identity, how they built successful new careers, and how philosophy can add value in business, government...and pretty much everything else. From their stories, I distill the decisions, strategies, and habits that powered their success.
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Episode #18: Ask a Philosopher with Ian Olasov
Ian Olasov is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a public philosopher at large. In his new book, Ask a Philosopher: Answer to Your Most Important and Most Unexpected Questions, Ian weighs in on the results of a social experiment he has run for … Continue reading "Episode #18: Ask a Philosopher with Ian Olasov"
Episode #17: Cameron Keys–Philosophy at the Pentagon
Cameron Keys is a Financial Specialist at the Army Research Laboratory, but his intellectual journey started with philosophy. After studying the intersection of science, policy, and philosophy at ASU, Cameron was awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship that eventually brought him to work at the Department of Defense. In this episode, we talk about his work … Continue reading "Episode #17: Cameron Keys–Philosophy at the Pentagon"
Episode #16: Marci Baranski
Marci Baranski destroys greenhouse gases for a living. After getting her PhD in biology and society, Marci became a Presidential Management Fellow and pursued a career as public servant, working for the US Department of Agriculture as a climate change specialist. Due in part to the Trump administration’s systematic rollback of climate policies, Marci transitioned … Continue reading "Episode #16: Marci Baranski"
Episode #15: Zachary Pirtle
Conventional wisdom regards the “STEM” disciplines as diametrically opposed to the humanities in general, and philosophy in particular. But Zachary Pirtle is living proof that this view is wrong headed. After studying philosophy and engineering as an undergraduate, Zach went on to receive an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University and … Continue reading "Episode #15: Zachary Pirtle"
Episode #14: Amy Reed-Sandoval
What can philosophy tell us about immigration and identity? Amy Reed-Sandoval, assistant professor of philosophy at UNLV, is the founder of two Philosophy for Children (P4C) initiatives: one in Oaxaca, Mexico, and one at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso. She is the author of the new book, Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice. Amy … Continue reading "Episode #14: Amy Reed-Sandoval"
Episode #13: Tim Richardson (Part 2)
Tim Richardson is a Washington, DC based multi-client government affairs and mediaconsultant. After extensive political and business publishing and two congressional aidestints, Richardson has become the nation’s only private sector consultant that has workedon Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration. In addition, he has servedas Wildlife Forever’s Washington, DC representative since 1995. In … Continue reading "Episode #13: Tim Richardson (Part 2)"
Engaged Philosophy at its Best
Dr. David Storey’s Wisdom at Work provides an impressive and needed recasting of academically advanced philosophy as a vehicle for practical uses and applications for modern careers outside the ivory tower.
David’s achievement is a stimulating reconnection of philosophy and philosophers with the original impetus of Greek philosophy which was an enormously impactful cultural shift - an intellectual movement - that made so much of the best of humanity’s ascent from superstition and myth possible.
Wisdom at Work offers a real time travel experience. Participant, including listeners, are able to experience the same mental and spiritual vitality that existed in the trading port towns of the Mediterranean when Greek thinkers, circa 2400 BC, overthrew the tyrants and blazed the trail to all the sciences while never shirking the responsibility each of us has for seeking The Good in all endeavors and phases of the human experience.
Excellent guests, excellent questions. If you’re a philosophy prof, grad student or interested listener, you should subscribe.
This podcast helps people to realize that philosophy doesn’t just sit in the academy, and that in fact one could do philosophy and be a philosopher in a way it was originally conceived — as integrated with life, and essentially interdisciplinary. David Storey has chosen a fascinating set of role models who show how philosophy can be lived and practiced successfully and meaningfully. This is essential listening for anyone who is a student of philosophy or interested in the role of philosophy in society.