Welcome to the Citizen Philosopher website, home of the Thinking Out Loud podcasts. Hello, my name is Steve Donaldson. I'm your host, webmaster, and moderator of Thinking Out Loud, an ongoing series of philosophical dialogues with everyday people.
To listen to any of our prerecorded podcasts, click on Podcasts in the top menu bar (or in the left menu box). There you will find a brief synopsis of each of our philosophical conversations. Just under each synopsis, there is an embedded audio player that will allow you to listen to the podcast online. Just click the small black triangle to start the player. You can also download the recording as an mp3 file and play it on your own mp3 player, if you prefer.
If you would like to listen to the Thinking Out Loud podcasts on iTunes, you can use the following link:
To subscribe to the podcast using a different podcast player, use this RSS link:
A limited number of videos and transcripts of our dialogues are found under the menu buttons, Videos and Transcripts. We video taped a total of eleven sessions as our original public access TV production. However, due to disk space and bandwidth limitations, I can only host a few of the videos online. Special thanks go to John Tytus for encoding the original videos onto DVDs, from which I was able to generate the mp4 files for the website.
The two transcripts we have are thanks to the hard work of Steve Stokes. They make for very interesting reading and we are very grateful to Steve for the time and effort that went into this arduous task. It would be great to have more transcripts, so if there are any volunteers out there looking for a way to contribute, feel free to email me the transcription of one or more of your favorite podcasts.
Another way to contribute is to participate in our online discussions. Just click on the Forums menu item. You don't have to register to read the forum conversations. However, you do have to register to post your comments. Registration is free. To register, click on Create an account in the Register/Login/Logout box on the left. (On the registration page there will be a "Turing test", aka Security Check, to keep out spam-robots. Don't worry. If you are human, you should have no difficulty passing the test.)
Lastly, there are two resources I have added that reach beyond this website. The first is a list of philosophy related links accessible through the Links menu button. Here you will find some of my favorites philosophy links. If you know of other websites that you think should be on the list, let me know. The second resource is a mini-online bookstore, accessible through the Bookstore menu button. This resource is made possible through an association with Amazon Books. A small percentage of all book sales initiated through our Citizen Philosopher Bookstore goes back to maintaining this website. So please, buy your philosophy books here. Your support is very much appreciated.
Thank you for visiting.