January 3, 2019

The New Normal

A conversation with Stephen Walt and Fintan O’Toole on the state of the world at the beginning of 2019. At the start of a new...| More
December 20, 2018

Lenny at 100

A tribute to Leonard Bernstein with Nigel Simeone, Jamie Bernstein, and Augusta Read Thomas. Leonard Bernstein, the multi-musician, did it all in his lifetime. At...| More
December 13, 2018

The Tower and the Square

A conversation about Brexit, yellow vests, and the state of the European Union with Arthur Goldhammer, Vanessa Bee, Julian Bourg, and Alan Rusbridger. A nasty...| More
December 6, 2018

Tech Tyranny

You know you’re embedded in the Digital Age when you’re typing your anxieties into the Woebot app to get free, anonymous CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)....| More
November 29, 2018

A Splice of Life

“The genie is out of the bottle,” says George Church, and he should know. Dr. Church at Harvard Medical School has been a respected keeper...| More
November 15, 2018

Seeing America with Frederick Wiseman

A conversation with Frederick Wiseman on his new film, Monrovia, Indiana, and a lifetime of observing. We’re way back home in Monrovia, Indiana, in Frederick Wiseman’s...| More
August 16, 2018

Black Film, White Voice

A new wave of black arts has surfaced in the mainstream of American popular culture. It’s not your standard entertainment, and not “art for art’s...| More
August 12, 2018

V. S. Naipaul’s ‘Gloomy Clarity’ about Africa,...

This interview with V.S. Naipaul was released October 25, 2010. We are re-posting the podcast on the occasion of the author’s death Saturday. V. S....| More
July 12, 2018

The Grenfell Tragedy

Grenfell Tower was that giant pillar of public housing on the West side of London that went up in flames a year ago.  Suddenly it...| More
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