About Hi Phi Nation

barry004_ Hi-Phi Nation is a philosophy podcast that turns stories into ideas. It is the first sound and story-driven show about philosophy, weaving philosophy with narrative storytelling, investigative journalism, and soundtracking. Season one is airing now, and will include topics such as the meaning of death and mortality, the morality of war, language and religion, music aesthetics, scientific knowledge, and more. It is hosted and produced by Barry Lam. Barry is an alum of UC Irvine and former program director and general manager at KUCI 88.9FM. A PhD in philosophy at Princeton University, Barry is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College, and is Humanities-Writ Large fellow at Duke University. This is an extended write-up on Barry and Hi-Phi Nation at Vassar, and here is a very good an write-up at Princeton. The American Philosophical Association also did a longform interview here.The first season has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Humanities-Writ Large Fellowship, the Francis Ferguson Technology Fund, and the Eleanor Nims Brink fund. Special thanks to The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.