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Albert Camus Radio

41 EpisodesProduced by Eric BergWebsite

All things related to the French philosopher and author Albert Camus

41 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Book Review: States of Plague by Kaplan and Marris

December 22nd, 2022


In this episode I review the December 2022 publication of States of Plague: Reading Camus in a Pandemic by Alice Kaplan and Laura Marris, published by The University of Chicago Press. 


Review of Albert Camus and the Men of Stone 1971

July 13th, 2022


A review of a book that is very hard to find: Albert Camus and the Men of Stone from 1971. It is a series of illuminating interviews of men who worked with Camus as coy editors, editors, printers, and typesetters.

Book Review: Albert Camus Speaking Out: Lectures and Speeches: 1937-1958

June 3rd, 2022


A review by Dr. Berg of a new (2022) important book for the English reading audience. 34 lectures and speeches written by Camus on many important topics.


Question and Answer session 2 from the 2021 annual meeting of The Albert Camus Society

May 11th, 2022


A fascinating look into how academic scholarship is advanced. This session is a recording of the question and answer session where the scholars that …

Peter Frencev's 2021 Address to The Albert Camus Society - Camus and Empathy

April 5th, 2022


Whilst there is no mention of the empathy or ethics of Edith Stein in the fiction and non-fiction of Albert Camus, one can easily surmise that Camus, being a part of the Parisian café scene during the years leading up …

Gina Breen 2021 Address to The Albert Camus Society

March 24th, 2022


Gina Breen: ‘French-Algerian Exile’

Albert Camus’s L’Exil et le Royaume was Camus’s last official literary publication before his death in 1960. It …

Round One of Questions and Answers from the 2021 Meeting of The Albert Camus Society

February 22nd, 2022


In this episode you will here the finest Camus scholars engaging each other on their current research on Camus. It is here that our understanding of …

Tom Hammer - Address to the Albert Camus Society 2021

February 3rd, 2022


In this episode Tom Hammer gives his paper to the Albert Camus Society's annual conference. The paper is titled "The Formal Structure of Existential Absurdity". It is a very engaging paper and a slight, but rewarding …

George Heffernan - Address to the Albert Camus Society November 2021

December 31st, 2021


In this podcast you will hear from one of the leading Camus scholars in the world. Professor Heffernan of Merrimack College has been widely published …

Simon Lea - 2021 address to the Albert Camus Society - November 2021

December 20th, 2021


First in a series of podcasts taken directly from the action at the annual meeting of The Albert Camus Society held on-line in November, 2021. This series of podcasts will give listeners first access to the newest (yet …

Book Review: Albert Camus and the Minister by Mumma

July 29th, 2021


A book review of the controversial book Albert Camus and the Minister.  The question: Did Camus ask to be baptized and covert to Christianity just …

Book Review: The Death of Camus by Catelli, 2020 in English

July 21st, 2021


In this episode I review Catelli's 2020 (English translation) of The Death of Camus. In this text he makes the case that Camus was killed by the KGB.

Questions on Camus with Professor Dan Hieber

June 28th, 2021


Professor Dan Hieber is a dear friend from The University of Kansas and a very engaging thinker and writer. His book Five Cigarettes is a marvelous read and I encourage you to check it out on  In this …

2020 Albert Camus Conference Maciej

March 22nd, 2021


In this episode we have for you the President of the Polish Camus Society Maciej Kaluza's presentation to The Albert Camus Society in 2020. In this …

20 Question with Dr. Eric Berg

February 19th, 2021


The tables are turned with the 20 Questions format!  I have been put on the spot and asked 20 questions about Camus by Dr. Peter Francev.  Enjoy this talk as I enjoyed having this conversation. 

2020 Albert Camus Conference Simon Lea 10.24.20

February 11th, 2021


A fascinating talk on Camus and Nietzsche.  Take a half an hour and learn about the connection between Camus and Nietzsche from one of the most …

Dr. Peter Francev's Address to The Albert Camus Society 2020

January 22nd, 2021


Albert Camus, Edith Stein, and the Problem of Empathy in The Plague

Abstract: Whilst there is no mention of the phenomenology or ethics of Edith …

Review: The Meursault Investigation

January 13th, 2021


A book review of Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation. Published in 2013 in French and 2015 in English, The Meursault Investigation is a …

2020 Albert Camus Conference Dr. Berg

December 14th, 2020


In this episode I have uploaded my presentation to the Albert Camus Society annual meeting held on-line on October 23, 2020. 

Title: Four Character Studies from The Plague and Their American Counterparts During COVID-19

20 Questions With Dr. Luke Richardson

December 7th, 2020


Luke Richardson completed a PhD titled ‘Camus the Athenian – Identity and Antiquity in the Literature of Albert Camus’ in 2014 at University College …

10 plus questions with Brock Taylor

November 20th, 2020


A fantastic episode. An interview with one of my last MacMurray College students. Brock independently took up the study of Camus with me reading …

20 Questions with Dr. Kaluza

November 13th, 2020


Dr Maciej Kałuża, in addition to a dear friend and a very gracious host, is the author of two books about Camus's notions of the absurd and revolt, …

20 Questions with Simon Lea Part 2

November 6th, 2020


Part 2 of the fascinating interview with Simon Lea of London. Settle in and take your time listening to this one! We cover much fertile ground in this one linking Camus to artistic movements and his intellectual …

Book Review Graphic Novel The First Man

October 30th, 2020


A book review of the graphic novel version of Camus' The First Man. A look at the text and the visual images created by the artist Jacques Ferrandez. It is a short episode so you can tune in when you have limited time …

20 Questions with Simon Lea

October 26th, 2020


Simon Lea founded the Albert Camus Society and is the president of the United Kingdom group. He has consulted for a London production of the Camus …

20 Questions with Dr. George Heffernan

October 12th, 2020


George Heffernan Professor of Philosophy at Merrimack College, he earned his B.A. and M.A. from The Catholic University of America and his Ph.D. from …

The Stranger Graphic Novel

October 2nd, 2020


In this episode I review an adaptation of Camus' The Stranger in to a graphic novel form.  In 2013 The Stranger was made into a beautiful work …

20 Questions with Dr. James Woelfel

September 28th, 2020


Professor James Woelfel received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of St. Andrews, became a member of the University of Kansas …

20 Questions with Dr. Gordon Marino

September 14th, 2020


In this episode you will find a fascinating conversation with Dr. Gordon Marino on Camus using my "20 Questions" format.  I am confident you will …

Why Read Camus? Why Listen to these Podcasts?

September 9th, 2020


A very short answer to a very important question. Why pick this podcast out of many others? Why read Camus? 

20 Questions on Camus with Dr. Peter Francev

September 9th, 2020


Enjoy this question and answer session with one of the premier Camus scholars in the world, Dr. Peter Francev. 

Dr. Francev is the Chair of the …

20 Questions on Camus Dr. Kim Baltzer-Jaray

August 31st, 2020


In this episode of Albert Camus Radio I interview Dr. Kim Baltzer-Jaray, A noted and well published expert on Camus and award winning teacher who is …

The American Journals

August 27th, 2020


In this episode I take up a very interesting work, Camus' American Journals. In 1946 Camus traveled to North America (primarily New York City) and in 1949 he traveled to South America.  In this episode I will take a …

The Myth of Sisyphus

August 21st, 2020


Episode #6 covers Camus' extraordinary text The Myth of Sisyphus.  In this podcast I will cover the context of the text and focus specifically on the philosophical arguments and themes that Camus wishes to explore. …

The Rebel

August 18th, 2020


A look at what I consider Camus' most challenging work, The Rebel. A book-length philosophical essay that looks at the origin of rebellion and revolt …

The First Man

August 14th, 2020


Episode #5 is on Camus' last published novel, published after his death in 1994 in French and 1996 in English. Part of a proposed trilogy on his life this unedited novel gives the reader a deep insight into his early …

Introduction to these podcasts

August 11th, 2020



A very short introduction about these podcasts and a bit about me.


Four Plays by Camus

August 10th, 2020


Episode #4 covers four plays written by Camus over his lifetime. Plays are a very important part of Camus' body of work as they are his first creative outlet and where he went to feel free to create and make a point. …

The Fall

August 10th, 2020


Episode #3 of Albert Camus Radio.  Camus' last finished novel and possibly his most intriguing. I this episode I will unpack this complex work and look at what drove Camus to write this book, the style he used, …

The Stranger

August 10th, 2020


Episode #2 on Camus' first novel The Stranger. Arguably Camus most famous work and a landmark of Western literature.  In this episode I will take a look at the construction, background, context, and themes presented in

The Plague

August 10th, 2020


The first installment covering the works of Albert Camus. In this podcast I will give a very short (16 minutes) introduction to Camus' novel The Plague

I will offer some insight into the construction, context, and …

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