Engaging the Public with Philosophy: The 10-Minute Puzzle podcasts

  • Crispin James Garth Wright (Coordinator)
  • Dylan Dodd (Coordinator)
  • Aidan McGlynn (Coordinator)
  • Carl Edward Baker (Coordinator)
  • Alexandra Amina Plakias (Coordinator)


Description of impact

Promoting public diffusion of philosophical research via new and online media, The 10-Minute Puzzle podcast series seeks to engage lay audiences with some of the central puzzles driving contemporary research in analytic philosophy. As of September 19th, 2013, there had been over 63,000 downloads.

The series has two interrelated aims: to provide an innovative springboard for listeners (who may have had no previous exposure to philosophy) to engage with these puzzles on their own, and to provide a new, free resource for educators at all levels to stimulate interest in contemporary philosophy at any age.

As of September 19th, 2013, the three episodes of The 10-Minute Puzzle described in this case study had been downloaded 14,418 times, with downloads continuing steadily.
Impact statusImpact Completed (Open)


  • Philosophy