This podcast episode presents the origin of “Philosophy Bakes Bread,” which began first in a speech in 2015. Then, Weber created a pilot of four episodes in 2015 and 2016 that were distributed only via podcast. After those four episodes, SOPHIA adopted “Philosophy Bakes Bread” as a program and Weber enlisted Dr. Anthony Cashio as a co-host for the show in 2017, which aired first as a radio program on WRFL Lexington, 88.1 FM, and then was released as a podcast afterwards. This and the subsequent 4 episodes are posted here to present the background of the radio show and podcast that launched in 2017.
This episode is rough and impromptu recording of Weber’s acceptance speech for the Mississippi Humanities Council’s 2015 Public Humanities Scholar Award. The address was delivered in the Old Capitol Building in Jackson, MS, on Friday, February 13, 2015. NOTE: This recording was made with a cellphone in his suit jacket. There are clothing-noises and odd sounds related to a bit of an awkward way of recording the speech. You can hear most everything well enough.