BBC TODAY PROGRAMME
Philip Pullman and I were interviewed on the consciousness, panpsychism and the philosophy of His Dark Materials on the BBC's flagship radio news show (around 1 hour, 22 secs in).
This is good, short introduction to my 'big picture', on the excellent Philosophy Bites podcast.
BBC RADIO 3 'FREE THINKING'
This was a really great discussion/debate with myself, my comrade-in-arms Hedda Hassel Morch, skeptical neuroscientist Daniel Glaser, and deep ecologist Eccy de Jonge.
BBC RADIO 4 'THE MORAL MAZE'
On this episode of 'The Moral Maze', I argued that taxation is not theft.
This is me debating panpsychism with the physicist Sean Carroll.
I really enjoyed this interview for LSE's podcast The Forum. It starts with my usual spiel, but then we talk about a wide range of topics: literature, TV, my failed career as a rock star, quantum mechanics and whether particles have free will...
DOES CONSCIOUSNESS POINT TO GOD?
This is a debate I had with the Christian neuroscientist Sharon Dirckx. Actually, most of the discussion is about the problem of consciousness and panpsychism. It's only in the final ten minutes that we consider whether the reality of consciousness gives us grounds for believing in God. I wasn't convinced.
PANPSYCHISM AND THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Episode of the CBC (Canadian public broadcaster) show 'Ideas' on my work on consciousness and panpsychism.
SHORT PODCAST ON 'GALILEO'S ERROR'
This is a 20 minute discussion of the main points of my book, for the Groks Science podcast.
IS CONSCIOUSNESS FUNDAMENTAL TO REALITY?
This is a discussion I had with the excellent Nous podcast.
RELIGIOUS FICTIONALISM: CAN YOU BE A BELIEVER THAT DOESN'T BELIEVE?
Here is my debate on 'religious fictionalism' with conservative Christian Kristi Mair, for the Unbelievable podcast.
RELIGIOUS FICTIONALISM IN MORE DETAIL
In this podcast episode, I lay out my views on religion in more detail. The first 20 minutes is what I actually believe, and the next hour about the value of treating Christianity as a useful fiction.
'SECRETS OF CONSCIOUSNESS' DEBATE
Here is the podcast version of the 'Secrets of Consciousness' debate I participated in at the 'How the Light Gets In' festival at Hay on Wye. (The video is on the video page of this site).
GOD, MIND AND FREE WILL
Skeptic Michael Shermer and I solve the mysteries of God, consciousness and free will, all in a one hour episode of The Psychology Podcast.
CAN SCIENCE EXPLAIN CONSCIOUSNESS?
This one is a more in depth exploration of the cutting edge of the consciousness debate in academic philosophy. I am in discussion with David Papineau (Professor of Philosophy at KCL) on the 'Panpsycast' podcast (which is actually *not* a podcast about panpsychism). David and I have polar opposite views - I am a panpsychist and he is a physicalist - but we have developed our views in discussion with each other. It ended up being a three-parter, which you can access here, here and here...
I was interviewed on consciousness and panpsychism for the 'Thales Well' podcast.
HOW COME CONSCIOUSNESS?
This is from a while back. Tom McClelland and I were interviewed for this episode of the 'Philosophy Now' podcast. Tom and I have a quite similar view on how to go about investigating consciousness (what I call the 'Consciousness First' approach on my blog), but I'm inclined to panpsychism whilst Tom is inclined to mysterianism: the view that humans are constitutionally incapable of completely understanding the explanation of consciousness.