Check out our newest addition to the PRP Podcast Co-Op launching this Sunday at 7am!

The Detour is a monthly show about people and ideas. Each episode explores a single theme—such as democracy, land, war, climate change, vaccination, and marriage—through recordings from Oregon Humanities programs, articles from Oregon Humanities magazine, and new conversations with people working to address the challenges that face our communities and thinking about what it means to live together in this place.

The show takes its name from a passage by Hans Jonas in his essay “Tool, Image, and Grave”: “It is not only our relationship to the world that is indirect, but also our relationship to ourselves. We arrive at our own being only via the detour of ideas about it. Knowing of our mortality, we must live as a human being with a self-image that is by no means self-evident, but is the tentative result of questioning and speculation.”

The Detour is hosted by Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, and produced by Keiren Bond.

Tune in on the 1st Sunday of each month. You can hear the broadcast at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland—or stream from anywhere worldwide online. Download the PRP app.

The Detour is made possible by the support of Diana Tomseth and the Echo Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities.