Triumphs and Tribulations of a Talk-Show Host (MP3 download)
By Leonard Peikoff
From 1995 to 1999, Objectivist philosopher Leonard Peikoff hosted a radio talk show, “The Leonard Peikoff Show.” In this 1997 lecture, he discusses the challenging task faced by a talk-show host with a radical philosophy to sell.
Offering humorous anecdotes along the way, Peikoff recalls shows that were unexpected hits or total bombs and assesses the results of his experiment to bring philosophy to a wider audience through radio.
In addition to reflecting on what he had learned during his first two years on the radio, Peikoff muses about how to create enthusiasm around philosophical issues on the radio.
This talk is followed by an extensive Q & A on such topics as:
The motivating power of prizes
What Peikoff learned from interacting with the general public
The type of people who are reached by a philosophical radio program
Peikoff’s experience as a guest on the television show “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”
The popularity of Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura
Radio versus television and newspapers as a communications medium
What Peikoff enjoyed most and least as a talk-show host
(MP3 download; 73 min.; with Q & A, 52.30 MB)
The description of this product has not necessarily been reviewed or approved by Leonard Peikoff.