Radio and Podcasts


April 2017

The Why Factor, BBC World Service

March 28, 2016

December 29, 2015

January 18th, 2013

2ser Daily Podcast

March 30th, 2012

Interview on “Future Primitive


BBC 4: Numbers by Nature

I tell Alex Bellos the story of how I discovered that the Pirahas have no numbers. Click here

to listen.

BBC 4: Book of the Week

  • These are episodes 1-5 of a series featuring Daniel Everett’s book Don’t Sleep There are Snakes, as read by Colin Stinton.
  • Press play to start.
  • MP3 versions are available for download below.

Episode 1 mp3

Episode 2 mp3

Episode 3 mp3

Episode 4 mp3

Episode 5 mp3

BBC World Service: Outlook

This interview

was conducted with me in February, 2008. It is about how the Pirahas affected me spiritually and other aspects of life among them. (This is a large mp3 file)

BBC Radio – Material World

Debate with Prof. Ian Roberts, Head of Linguistics, University of Cambridge

National Public Radio

  • National Public Radio featured my work in 2007.
  • I was a guest on The Global Journalist in 2016, a program broadcast on KBIA, an NPR affiliate in Missouri. They did a program on the world’s uncontacted tribes – watch here.
New Scientist

New Scientist


with me about Pirahã (.mp3 file)

Out on a limb over language

WGLT Radio (Illinois State University)

My ‘home’ radio station also interviewed

me about recursion.

Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio had a brief interview with me about suicide.

Philosophy Bites

Philosophy Bites interviewed me about the nature of language.

Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio reprised a 2008 interview with me.

The Long Now Foundation

I did a seminar about long term thinking – purchase the DVD or watch now