August 10, 2023

Noam Chomsky: American Socrates

It is said about Noam Chomsky that he has been to the study of language what Isaac Newton was to the study of gravity after...| More
July 27, 2023

The Country of the Blind

In The Country of the Blind, where the writer Andrew Leland is guiding our tour, they do things differently. They have their own identity riddles,...| More
July 13, 2023

Animal Spirits

This is the vitalism episode, with the passionate polymath Jackson Lears. His new book is beyond category, and gripping, too: it’s titled Animal Spirits: The...| More
June 29, 2023

Happy Birthday to Us

We’re marking the 20th birthday of podcasting in conversation with Erica Heilman, a prize practitioner. Here we are with Erica in Peacham, Vermont, settled in...| More
June 15, 2023

Blyth Returns

We’re back in the pub a year later with Mark Blyth, the outspoken political economist at Brown University—which means he works and talks and thinks...| More
June 1, 2023

It Ain’t Over

This week: a show from our archive from The Connection days. “It ain’t over till it’s over.” That’s Yogi Berra’s ageless line, in the title...| More
May 16, 2023

A Working Life with Eileen Myles

The line is intoned now as a sort of chapter heading in our literary-artistic history: Eileen Myles grew up in Boston/Cambridge and moved to New...| More
May 4, 2023

Failing Intelligence

We’re humbled—we’re also scared—by the power of chatbots like GPT-4 to do pretty much everything that word people have ever done, but faster and maybe...| More
April 19, 2023

Frozen Moments with Ed Koren

Here’s a last burst of wind in our sails, a last gentle guffaw, from a listener we came to adore: the cartoonist Ed Koren. You...| More
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