Media Coverage

Interviewed on the Diane Rehm Show.
Listen here.
Broadcast February 15, 2007
Replayed on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007

“Maine Calling” on Maine Public Radio
June 12, 2017

Marietta chats with her hosts and author Christopher Phillips about the countless merits and techniques involved in sharing philosophy with children. Click Here to listen to the recorded interview.

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.

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.

Virginia Professional Communicators “Newsmaker 2014” Luncheon
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:30pm
Westwood Club
Richmond, VA

Marietta returns to her home town to receive the 2014 Newsmaker Award from the Virginia Professional Communicators. She’s taking her racquet just in case as she played many a tournament on the Westwood courts! She will discuss the winding path to publication of her three books, as well as take a long look at a topic dear to her and at the heart of this organization: Good Conversation. In return, the Q&A should rock! Waiting for diners at each lunch table will be a specific question from one of her books. Richmond’s independent Fountain Bookstore will have her books available for sale and signing. Read the full press release here.

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.

From her kitchen to a studio in the north of Ireland!
July, 2012

Marietta discusses Little Big Minds with Ireland’s Gabriel Logue for the program “The Irish Side of the Moon.”

Marietta joins host Tom Graham on Virginia Insight on WMRA, National Public Radio (NPR).

In addition to discussing The Philosopher’s Table and its impact on conversation, the interview also includes mention of Little Big Minds. Listen to April 2014 Broadcast here.

Interviewed on Fox 43: The Hampton Roads Show
Virginia Beach, VA on April 11, 2011 8-9am

Marietta will be interviewed on Fox 43’s morning television program “The Hampton Roads Show,” to discuss Little Big Minds and her experience sharing philosophy with children and to help promote the upcoming Literary Festival.

Featured in the Hampton Roads Magazine
Article by Martha W. Steger
October, 2011

“Marietta McCarty … was my personal favorite of the weekend as she discussed simplicity during Saturday’s luncheon and afternoon program …” Read it here.

News Update:
July 13th, 2010. China Youth Press of Beijing purchases the rights to publish Little Big Minds in simplified Chinese!

Article from GLAMOUR Italy
July, 2009

Article in Italian titled “Prendila con filosofia” about what constitutes good parenting, mothering, and the role of education. Read it here.

Blog from
Article by freelance writer Kathy Hudson. 
Published November, 2009

Article from Baltimore Smart Woman
Philosophy Matters.
May/June 2008

Article from Marblehead Reporter
Lesson Plans: Philosophy key to development of ‘critical spirit’.
February 11, 2009

Article from the Baltimore Messenger
Quite by accident, discovering a great new book by an old friend.
December 5, 2007

Marietta speaks at The Clinton Presidential Library
Watch the video here.
November 8, 2007

Interview with Deborah Harper for Psychjourney Podcasts
May 16, 2007

Use the player below to listen to the interview, or click here to download.

Article on Magazine
Read the article here.
September 5, 2007

Interviewed in The Hook.
Playing with Plato.
Read it here.
The Hook, week of February 15, 2007

Review by Teacher Magazine.
Teacher Magazine, Vol. 18, Issue 05, Page 48
Read the review here.

Reviewed by Charlottesville’s Newsweekly, C-Ville Weekly
C-Ville Weekly Issue #19.02 (Week of January 9) page 42

Interviewed on WINA Morning News Show
January 11, 2007

Click here to listen & download.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 3-4 pm
Virginia Insight, WMRA, 103.5 FM, National Public Radio
Broadcast Live from, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Marietta was interviewed with host Tom Graham on WMRA based at James Madison University. She was joined by Anne Carter, a teacher using Little Big Minds for her summer courses with fifth and sixth graders entitled: “Discovering and Developing the Philosopher Within.” Use the player below to listen to the interview, or click here to download.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 4:30 – 5 PM
Charlottesville — Right Now, WINA Radio, NewsRadio 1070 AM
Live interview with Marietta McCarty and host Coy Barefoot.

Tuesday, June 19, 200710:30 AM
The Lisa Birnbach Show, Greenstone Media, Nationally Syndicated.
In-studio interview with Marietta McCarty, host Lisa Birnbach, and listener calls.

Golden Hours, KOPB Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, NPR Affilliate
Broadcast in Portland, Oregon
Ellen Kimball read excerpts from Little Big Minds during the Literature & Entertainment segment.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 4 – 4:30 PM
Interview & Interactions, KTKK Radio, CNN Affiliate
Broadcast in Salt Lake City, UT
Interview with Marietta McCarty and host Linda Strasberg.

Monday, April 23, 2007 9 – 10 AM
Interconnect, WMUB Radio, NPR affiliate
Broadcast from Miami University and reaches listeners in southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana.
Interview with Marietta McCarty, co-hosts Cheri Lawson and John Hingsbergen, and listener calls.

Thursday, May 3, 2007
Voice of America, International News Feature
Broadcast World Wide, and available online.

Interview with Marietta McCarty and book editor Faiza El-Masry.
Voice of America will be translated into several languages for international audiences.

Monday, April 16, 2007 3 – 4 PM
In Pursuit of Truth, WURD Radio
Broadcast in Philadelphia
Interview with Marietta McCarty, host Reggie Bryant, and listener calls.

Friday, April 20, 2007 11:45 – 12:15 PM
Connections, KGNU Radio, BBC Affiliate
Broadcast in Boulder, CO, and 1390 AM, Denver, CO
Interview with Marietta McCarty, host Liz Lane, and listener calls.

Monday, April 9, 2007 12 – 1 PM
The Karen Stratman Show, KLPW Radio, ABC Affiliate
Broadcast in Washington, MO (St Louis metro area)
Live interview with Marietta McCarty, host Karan Stratman, and listener calls.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 11 – 11:20 AM
The Idea Exchange, WBEV Radio
Broadcast in Madison and Central Wisconsin
Live interview with Marietta McCarty and host Jim Stowell.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 8 – 9 AM
Strategies for Living, Newsradio710keel
Broadcast in Shreveport, LA
Interview with Marietta McCarty and therapist David McMillan.
You can listen to it here.

Thursday, April 5, 2007 11:40 – Noon
Midday Utah, KCPW Radio, NPR Affiliate
Broadcast throughout Northeastern Utah, including Salt Lake City and Park City.

Live interview with Marietta McCarty and guest host Ann Johnson.
Click here to listen and download.

Friday, March 30, 2007 8:05 – 8:15 AM
Daybreak USA, USA Radio Network
Nationally syndicated to 200 stations
Interview with Marietta McCarty and hosts Al Lerner and Scott West

Friday, March 30, 2007 2:00 PM
Doug Cope’s Parent Report, WBZ Radio
Broadcast in Boston, Massachusetts
Segment with Marietta McCarty

Monday, March 26, 2007 9 – 9:30 PM
Parent Talk, KWMR Radio, Independent Public Radio
Broadcast in Pt Reyes, CA
Interview with Marietta McCarty and host Susannah Baldwin.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 2 – 2:30 PM
AM 920 Magazine, WBAA Radio, NPR Affiliate
Broadcast from Purdue University, reaches listeners in mid-central Indiana and east-central Illinois.
Interview with Marietta McCarty and host Wayne Pratt.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 6:20 – 6:40 PM
STAR STYLE, Be The Star That You Are, Nationally Syndicated
Broadcast out of San Diego Studios of World Talk Radio
Syndicated on Leisure Talk, 1700am out of LA and WPMD
Live interview with Marietta McCarty, host Cynthia Baran and listener calls.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 7:40 – 8:00 AM
Dr. Alvin Jones Show, WCBQ-WHNC-AM, NBC Affiliate
Broadcast in Oxford, North Carolina
Interview with Marietta McCarty, and host Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones.

Monday, March 12, 2007 7:30 – 8 PM
The Journey Home, KSFR Radio, Sante Fe Public Radio, BBC Affiliate
Broadcast in Sante Fe and Albequerque, NM
Live interview with Marietta, host Diego Mulligan, and listener calls.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 10 – 11 AM
Open Line with Fred Andrle, WOSU Radio, NPR Affiliate
Broadcast in Columbus, OH
Live interview with Marietta McCarty, Bob Singleton, and listener calls.

Saturday, March 10, 2007 1:30 – 2 PM
Second Saturday Magazine, WPKM & WPKN Radio
Broadcast in Bridgeport, CT & Montauk, NY
Marietta McCarty was interviewed by host Bob Johnson on WPKN/M, Independent Public Radio.

Monday, March 12, 2007 10:30 – 11 AM
Morning Edition with Jeff Schectman, KVON Radio, ABC Affiliate
Broadcast in Napa, CA
Live interview with Marietta McCarty, host Jeff Schectman, and listener calls.

Featured in the Central Virginia newspaper The Daily Progress
“Philosophy, it’s elementary, my dears”
The Daily Progress, December 28, 2006

February 3 – 9, 2007
With Good Reason Radio, NPR

Marietta McCarty was interviewed on With Good Reason Radio. Use the player below to listen to the interview, or click here to download.