Death Lectures

Death – Open Yale Course

Debates & Discussions

“Is God Necessary for Morality?” – a debate with William Craig

Veritas Forum, Columbia University, February 24, 2009

“Living Well in the Light of Death” – a discussion with NT Wright

Veritas Forum, Yale University, November 24, 2014

“To Speak or Not to Speak” – a discussion with Michael Lynch, Lida Maxwell, and Colin McEnroe

The Colin McEnroe Show, NPR Radio, November 11, 2015


“A Philosopher’s Library” – an interview on death and books that influenced him

May 9, 2013, at Naver, NHN, the Green Factory, South Korea

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“How to Die”

“How to Do It,” with Josh Bloch and Sarah Treleaven, CBC radio,  August 27, 2013 (Introduced at the 19:00 mark)

“Living Longer Means Rethinking Social Structures”

“The Takeaway,” with John Hockenberry, Public Radio International, March 14, 2014


“Philosophy Bites,” with Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds, June 12, 2015


“Why is Death Bad for You?”

The Maquire Ethics Center, Southern Methodist University, April 1, 2013

“What’s Wrong with Speciesism” – popular talk

Conference on “Ethics of Human Relations with Animals,” Yale University, October 31, 2014

“What’s Wrong with Speciesism” – professional talk, audience discussion, and interview

Annual Lecture of the society for Applied Philosophy, University of Oxford, June 11, 2015


“School Spirit”

Unorthodox, a radio podcast, March 14th, 2016

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An interview on various religious topics

 Open Questions: Diverse Thinkers Discuss God, Religion, and Faith,  edited by Luis Rodrigues (Praeger, 2010), pp. 157-176