header home
rss rss
itunes itunes
youtube Youtube
facebook facebook
twitter twitter

Interviews for Public Radio

October 05, 2009

Shakespeare's Opposites: The Admiral's Company 1594-1625

Interview with Andrew Gurr, Literary Scholar and Co-Director of the Renaissance Texts Research Centre, Reding University

Listen or download (53:37)

Thursday October 01, 2009

Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason

Interview with Russell Shorto, Director of the John Adams Institute, Amsterdam; Contributing Writer at the New York Times

Listen or download

September 28, 2009

The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive

Interview with John Graham-Cumming, Founder of Electric Cloud, and author of a unique travel book.

Listen or download (50:51)

September 25, 2009

Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-LongSearch to Discover Its Secrets

Interview with author Jo Merchant on her book describing an ancient Greek "computer."

Listen or download (50:05)

September 19, 2007

Why Size Matters: From Bacteria To Blue Whales

Interview with John Tyler Bonner, Developmental Biologist and the George M. Moffett Professor Emeritus at Princeton University

Listen or download (43:24)

September 14, 2007

The Frodo Franchise: The Lord Of The Rings And Modern Hollywood

Interview with Kristin Thompson , Film Theorist, Writer and Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin

Listen or download (44:14)

September 13, 2007

Doomsday Men: The Real Dr. Strangelove And The Dream Of The Superweapon

Interview with Peter D. Smith, Writer, on his book of the making of the atomic bomb/p>

Listen or download (43:48)

September 12, 2007

15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Saved The American Century

Interview with Stanley Weintraub, Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University and Biographer

Listen or download (43:50)

January 29, 2007

Convergence Culture: Where old and new media collide

Interview Henry Jenkins, Professor of Humanities and the Founder and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT

Listen or download (44:14)

September 28, 2006

The New Television Season (2006)

Interview with David Bianculli, TV Critic for The New York Daily News and Contributor to Fresh Air

Listen or download (43:16)

September 27, 2006

Spying on the bomb: American nuclear intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea

Interview with Jeffrey T. Richelson, Writer and a Senior Fellow at the National Security Archive and a Leading Authority on U.S. intelligence agencies

Listen or download (43:18)

September 26, 2006

The Shakespeare Wars: Chasing scholars, public fiascoes, palace coups

Interview with Ron Rosenbaum, Journalist writing for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, and Esquire

Listen or download (43:36)

September 25, 2006

The Box: How the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger

Interview with Marc Levinson, Economist, Formerly Finance and Economics Editor of The Economist, Journalist, and Editorial Director of the Journal Commerce

Listen or download (44:30)

September 22, 2006

Why most things fail: Evolution, extinction and ecology

Interview with Paul Ormerod, Theoretical Economist, Founding Director of the Henley Centre for Forecasting, and one of the Founding Directors of Volterra Consulting

Listen or download (42:37)

September 20, 2006

The Last Imaginary Place: A human history of the arctic world

Interview with Robert McGhee, Curator of Arctic Archeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Listen or download (43:53)

September 19, 2006

Orson Welles: Volumes 1 & 2, The Road to Xanadu and Hello Americans

Interview with Simon Callow, Writer, Director and Actor

Listen or download (44:45)

September 15, 2003

Mirror Mirror: A history of the human love affair with reflection

Interview with Mark Pendergrast, Independent Scholar and Writer

Listen or download (43:06)

September 17, 2003

Envisioning science: The design and craft of the science image

Interview with photographer Felice Frankel, research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Listen or download (44:14)

September 25, 2001

The Reactor and the Whale: A Search For Limits in an Age of High Technology

Interview with Langdon Winner

Listen or download (43:47)

September 24, 2001

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

Interview with Samuel Florman

Listen or download (38:55)

September 16, 2000

The Comfort of Home

Interview with Merritt Ierley

Audio currently not available