By The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
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Open Stacks brings you conversations with scholars, poets, novelists and activists on subjects as eclectic as the books on our shelves, from under-the-radar debates in the academy to pressing contemporary social issues, and from bestselling works of fiction to avant-garde poetics. Recorded live at Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Open Stacks invites listeners to sit in on the kind of candid discussions and lively debates made possible by the participation of readers in a public space, with the aim of expanding and encouraging a broader community of ideas. Turn up the volume, pull up a chair, and let's start a conversation.
||CleanLaura Kipnis & Lisa Wade: Sex Ed||Essayist Laura Kipnis discusses her latest book "Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus" touching on professor-student relationships and trigger warnings. Sociologist Lisa Wade discusses campus hook-up culture and her book "American Hookup."||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBart Schultz & Kate Hennessy: Public Figures, Private Lives||Philosopher Bart Schultz discusses "The Happiness Philosophers" which explores the ideas and the eccentric lives of the great Utilitarians. Kate Hennessy gives an inside look into the family life of her grandmother, famed Catholic activist Dorothy Day.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecters of Revolution: China Mieville, Norma Field and Heather Bowen-Struyk||China Mieville reads from his latest book "October" and discusses the haunting legacy of the Russian Revolution. Editors Norma Field and Heather Bowen-Struyk read from their anthology of Japanese proletarian writings "For Dignity, Justice and Revolution".||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimon Critchley & Nathan McClain: It Is Enough to Endure||Philosopher Simon Critchley reads and discusses recent works, Bowie and Notes on Suicide, touching on the beauty of endurance, the dangers of optimism, and the power of tragedy. Poet Nathan McClain reads from his debut collection, Scale.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColson Whitehead and Deepak Unnikrishnan: Dystopias Past and Present||Colson Whitehead & Deepak Unnikrishnan read from their latest novels, The Underground Railroad and Temporary People, each a work of hallucinatory dystopian fiction that uses surreal elements to convey the very real terrors of societies past and present.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClint Smith & Donna Seaman: Historical Amnesia||Poet Clint Smith discusses his debut collection, Counting Descent, growing up black in America, and our society's problems with historical amnesia and cultural pathology. Critic Donna Seaman tells the story of forgotten artist Gertrude Abercrombie.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLance Grande & Lorraine Daston: In the Archives||Paleontologist Lance Grande gives a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History. Intellectual historian Lorraine Daston discusses scientific archives as a locus of scholarly utopianism and melancholy.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortraits of Chicago - From Black Picket Fences to the Once-Cursed Cubs, with Natalie Moore, Scott Simon & Kevin Coval||Poet Kevin Coval, NPR Weekend Edition’s Scott Simon, and WBEZ Chicago's Natalie Moore share stories and reflections on their home town of Chicago, from corner stores and food deserts on the city's South Side to the North Side's once-cursed Cubs.||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatharine MacKinnon & Kimberly Hoang: Working Women, Working Women||Feminist lawyer Catharine Mackinnon discusses social change, and her role in the early days of sexual harassment law. Kimberly Hoang discusses her book "Dealing in Desire", which challenges western notions of power and victimhood in Vietnam's sex trade.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Lear & Michael Eric Dyson - Psychoanalysis and the Good Life / The Myth of Whiteness||Philosophers Jonathan Lear and Martha Nussbaum discuss the crucial intersection of psychoanalysis, philosophy and literature in pursuit of the good life. Michael Eric Dyson discusses the 2016 Election and Obama's complicity in racial indifference.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Outstanding content. Really well done.