Media Coverage: The Philosopher’s Table

JAZZ AND THE ART OF CONVERSATION
FEBRUARY 13, 2015

Marietta returned to WTJU for a visit with her perennial Valentine, the famed “Jazz Messenger” Brian Keena. Huddled around the turntable, they played tunes from all three of her books, songs that showcase the art of conversation enjoyed by musicians.


PARENTING NOW VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Take a look or a listen to Marietta’s interview with Carrie Contey as part of an online “conference” concerning parenting. They focused on Marietta’s years sharing philosophy with children and her book Little Big Minds, with topics from Marietta’s other two books emerging as well. You can now stream and download the interview in audio only form, or watch the video on youtube.


WINA “Charlottesville Right Now”
October 21, 2014
Charlottesville, VA

Marietta discussed her blog post, “Responsibility for Hannah Graham,” on Charlottesville Right Now on WINA radio. Listen here.


My Clean Kitchen 
August 2014

“Back in February I met a local Virginia author named Marietta McCarty. I was invited by a friend to an event she was doing for her new book called “The Philosopher’s Table: How to Start Your Philosophy Dinner Club – Monthly Conversation, Music, and Recipes.” Marietta is a philosopher, professor, author, and so much more. I had the pleasure of attending another event this past weekend and I’m so glad I did. Marietta has a warm personality that I can only describe as glowing. That glowing personality comes alive in her books. I’ve now read all three! When reading this particular book, The Philosopher’s Table, you’ll be quickly drawn into her world as she relates stories of her own experiences, mingling them with people she’s met, loved ones, children she’s philosophized with, and even well known philosophers.”

Read the full article here.


WINA 1070AM
TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014, 9:10 AM

Marietta returns to radio station WINA, 1070am for “Morning News with Rick and Jane.” Hosts Jane Foy and Rick Daniels will chat with her about the goings on around The Philosopher’s Table.


CENTRAL VIRGINIA RADIO
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014, 3-4 PM

Marietta will join host Tom Graham on Virginia Insight on WMRA, National Public Radio (NPR). They will discuss all the excitement surrounding the August 29 release of The Philosopher’s Table: How to Start Your Own Philosophy Dinner Club—Monthly Conversation. Music, and Recipes. Broadcast locally at 103.5 FM (Charlottesville), 91.3 FM (Farmville), 90.7 FM (Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley), 89.9 FM (Lexington) and 94.5 FM (Winchester) and streamed online. Call-ins welcome. Recording available here.


The Value Of Banter For Brunch
Energy Times, April 2014 

“In my experience the event that has food connected to it is completely different in terms of openness, laughter and a natural connection among people …”

Read the full article here.


Richmond Magazine
December, 2013

“Food is the icebreaker and relationship maker that ensures a comfortable setting for this heartfelt give-and-take,” says McCarty. “Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around kitchen smells, lit candles, platters lovingly passing from hands to hands.”


IN THE STUDIO OF WTJU 91.1 FM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013, 10-NOON
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Marietta foxtrots with Brian Keena, the Jazz Messenger, in the studio of WTJU on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Brian spins jazz selections from The Philosopher’s Table while Marietta discusses the joys of breaking bread over good conversation. Marietta will warm up for the dance with an interview on WTJU’s Community News and Information Program “Soundboard.”


Tripatini, October, 2013
Gastrotraveling, October, 2013

“Lets get cooking and watch the conversations unfold!”

Read the full review at Tripatini or Gastrotraveling.


VIRGINIA THIS MORNING
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013 9-10AM
WTVR 6, RICHMOND, VA

Marietta will be a guest on the show with host Jessica Noll, discussing The Philosopher’s Table and anything else the host may ask! This show offers an in-depth look at what’s happening in Central Virginia. They feature interviews with business leaders to authors, doctors, chefs, and entertainers to discuss local ideas, events, and trends. Watch it here.


DR. ALVIN JONES SHOW, WCBQ-WHNC-AM, NBC AFFILIATE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

BROADCAST IN OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA

Interview with Marietta McCarty, and host Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones.


WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 3:45-4:15PM CST (4:45-5:15PM EST)

Marietta will join hosts Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert on Central Time, Wisconsin Public Radio’s new afternoon show. Call-ins welcome. Listen live on your local WPR station or recorded online here.


CENTRAL VIRGINIA RADIO
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013 3-4PM

Marietta will join host Tom Graham on Virginia Insight on WMRA, National Public Radio (NPR). They will discuss all the excitement surrounding the August 29 release of The Philosopher’s Table: How to Start Your Own Philosophy Dinner Club—Monthly Conversation, Music, and Recipes. Broadcast locally at 103.5 FM (Charlottesville), 91.3 FM (Farmville), 90.7 FM (Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley), 89.9 FM (Lexington) and 94.5 FM (Winchester) and streamed online. Call-ins welcome. Recording available here.


Whole Life Times Magazine
August/September, 2013

“Good fodder for a quiet gathering or to get the party started.”

Read the full review here.


Retailing Insight
August, 2013

“For customers looking for creative and memorable ways to entertain, this is a must have.”

Read the full review here.


Northern Virginia Magazine
May, 2013

“Marietta McCarty, speaker and former philosophy professor in Charlottesville, combines her love for education and foods of all cultures by inspiring readers to set aside one evening a month to gather around the table for a potluck and thought-provoking conversation with friends.

She breaks her book into 12 digestible sections with topics that progress in depth, covering the necessity of mental clarity and the benefits of replacing anger with grace.

This month McCarty focuses on the importance of finding joy in the simple pleasures of life by highlighting the Greek thinker, Epicurus, who believed humans should live self-sufficiently and surrounded by friends. McCarty provides recipes to match: a sharable Greek dish of lamb meatballs with pita wedges and tzatziki.

To generate table discussion, McCarty ends each section with a question; for May: How can humans loosen their hold on material possessions? Introspective readers may find this book to be just the therapeutic read—and culinary guidance—they’ve been needing.”

Read the full review here.


Tarcher / Penguin
Summer, 2013

PRESS RELEASE (Tarcher / Penguin): “According to a well-known Chinese proverb, “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” But why can’t we talk and cook our rice, too?

Enter The Philosopher’s Table (On-sale: August 29, 2013; $15.95) by Marietta McCarty, author of the New York Times bestseller Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with Kids and How Philosophy Can Save Your Life. Crafted around the idea that good food and great conversation can nourish the mind, body and soul, this book provides the necessary ingredients to start a Philosophy Dinner Club.”

Read the full press release (PDF).