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Philosopher and Detective Josiah Thompson.

Detective Josiah Thompson. Thompson was a tenured professor of philosophy at Haverford College when he applied for a job at a San Francisco detective agency. He has since left academia and works full-time as a private eye. He's written an account of his work titled Gumshoe: Reflections in a Private Eye. Thompson's cases run the gamut from recovering money from an attic in a drug case to saving an innocent man from the gas chamber.


Other segments from the episode on June 15, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 15, 1988: Interview with Josiah Thompson; Review of Pierre Boulez's album "Boulez Conducts Stavinsky"; Interview with Shawn Slovo; Review of Gerald Clarke's book …


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