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||Time and Space and Philip Glass: The Iconic Artist Talks at BAM||In 1976, the New York premiere of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” captivated audiences, polarized critics and put both artists on the map of contemporary performance art. In four-and-a half hours, its famously reductive sco||9/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Unhappy Family: Geoffrey Rush and Fred Schepisi Discuss "The Eye of the Storm" at the 92nd Street Y||Geoffrey Rush is one of Australia’s most celebrated exports, a protean character actor whose roles have ranged from the mentally frail pianist David Helfgott (his Oscar-winning performance in “Shine”) to George VI’s speech therapist Lionel Logue||9/13/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wanting What You Can't Have: Happy Ending at Joe's Pub||Host and curator Amanda Stern concluded this season’s Happy Ending Music & Reading series at Joe’s Pub on July 11 with an evening themed around “communication.” Stern’s themes are almost always designed to resonate ironically and this program||9/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fighting Words: Churchill's Granddaughter Offers a Model for Leadership||“If you are going to go through hell, keep going.” This is just one of the many robust adages coined by Sir Winston Churchill during World War II. A new exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum called “Churchill: The Power of Words,” which sho||6/12/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Reporter's Perspective on War at PEN World Voices||The PEN America Center’s organizational focus is the effect of world events on the safety and freedom of expression of writers, so the topic of war naturally looms large in its cultural consciousness. As part of the recent PEN World Voices Festival, Po||5/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rushdie Talk on Censorship Wraps Up PEN Festival||The 2012 PEN World Voices Festival ended with a talk about censorship at the Cooper Union by novelist Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses). After the speech, the PEN festival founder had a conversation with writer Gary Shteyngart (The||5/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Getting Your Irish On at the PEN World Voices Festival||Comparisons are invidious, but Hugo Hamilton is clearly a successor to the late Frank McCourt, author of the celebrated “Angela’s Ashes,” in the tradition of Irish memoir. Hamilton read from his book, “The Speckled People,” as part of the PEN||5/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jennifer Egan on How to Create Your Own Rules at PEN||Earlier in May, Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief for the Slate group, and author Jennifer Egan discussed Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, genre-busting novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, and her writing process at The New School. Their conversation was pa||5/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Doctorow, Atwood and Amis on America and its Role in Global Political Culture||One of the highlights of this year's PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature was a talk between writers E.L. Doctorow, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis. New York Times chief film critic A.O. Scott asked the authors about America and its role||5/10/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Who Will Rule Britannia? Patrick Jephson Weighs in at Bonham’s||Listen to the talk at Bonham’s below. Royal Naval Officer Patrick Jephson is introduced by the historian and journalist, Sir Harold Evans, former editor of The Times of London.||5/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Jane Hotel's Connection to the Titanic Draws a Crowd||New York City has no shortage of sites that have a direct connection to the Titanic. (See our handy map of some of them below.) One such landmark is the Jane Hotel, formerly known as the American Seamen’s Friend Society Sailors’ Home and Institute, w||4/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Authors Conjure Up 'Strange Places' in Readings at Happy Ending||The theme for the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series at Joe's Pub in March was Strange Places. Listen to the extraordinary — and absurd — environments that authors Jessica Anthony, Amelia Gray and Heidi Julavitz conjured up their readings. Host an||3/23/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bringing At-Risk Teens Closer to Home: A Forum on Juvenile Justice at The New School||The Center for New York City Affairs hosted a forum on February 2 to review the connection between child welfare and juvenile justice in New York City and the state. The event, entitled “Ties That Bind: Reimagining juvenile justice and child welfare fo||3/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Fire in Him: John Hurt Sets Krapp's Record Straight||If there is a lesson to be learned from the post-curtain talk between John Hurt — who has just finished a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater in Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” — and philosopher Simon Critchley, it||12/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: Behaving Badly at Happy Ending||The Happy Ending Music and Reading series has formed a partnership with the arts colony Yaddo located in Saratoga Springs, New York, to present programs featuring writers who have been Yaddo fellows. On December 7th, curator Amanda Stern welcomed three Y||12/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connected by a 'River of Smoke': Amitav Ghosh and Jonathan Spence at The Asia Society||The Asia Society inaugurated its new Asian Arts & Ideas series this month with “The ‘Chindia’ Dialogues,” a three-day forum that examined the confluence of the world’s two most powerful developing economies. The organizers chose an unusual poin||11/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lovely Bones: Celebrating Anne Sexton at the Cornelia Street Café||The poet Anne Sexton took her own life in 1974, but had she lived, this year would have marked her 83rd birthday. Reason enough, thought the actor Paul Hecht, to organize an elegant tribute to her at the Cornelia Street Café on Nov. 14. Two strong women||11/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Oxymoron: Frustration at Happy Ending||With the three-month wait for the re-opening of newly renovated Joe’s Pub over at last, you’d think there would be cause for celebration. But Happy Ending Music & Reading series host and curator Amanda Stern decided on “frustration” as the theme||11/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger Have High School Reunion at KGB Bar||Two famed poets, essayists and translators — Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger — recently read from new work at the True Story: Non-Fiction reading series at the KGB Bar in the East Village. Davis ("The Varieties of Disturbance: Stories") and Weinberg||11/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Asia Society Presents Oral Histories from Burma||Below, listen to Kathryn Grody and Wallace Shawn read the oral histories of Khin Lwe and Hla Min. Introduction by Orville Schell, the director of the Asia Society's Center on US China Relations.||10/23/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Janet Malcolm and Ian Frazier Talk Shop at The New Yorker Festival||Late last month, journalist Janet Malcolm had a conversation with New Yorker writer Ian Frazier at The New Yorker Festival. Malcolm's writing has been appearing in The New Yorker — as well as in other outlets — for almost 50 years. From her first pie||10/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wrestling with Words: Poet Philip Schultz Talks about Dyslexia||Listen to the interview with Philip Schultz here.||10/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Call of Things: Jane Bennett Talks About Hoarders at the Vera List Center||“Les chose sont contre nous” ("Things are against us") is the wry slogan of Paul Jennings’ parodic philosophy resistentialism*. But Professor Jane Bennett of Johns Hopkins University doesn’t think so. (*For more on resistentialism, check out: Pau||9/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Game of Thrones: Sir Peter Hall and Michael Boyd in Conversation||In honor of its 50th birthday, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) brought together company founder Sir Peter Hall and current Artistic Director Michael Boyd in conversation at the Park Avenue Armory where the RSC is currently in residence. Their talk||8/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||'Speak the Speech I Pray You': Directors Weigh in on Bringing Shakespeare to the Stage||The second of four panel discussions held in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) residency at The Park Avenue Armory focused on “Directing Shakespeare." David Farr, the RSC's associate director and director of "King Lear" and "The Wint||7/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk To Me: A Happy Beginning for Happy Ending||The Happy Ending Music & Reading Series is celebrating a happy beginning. The series performance on June 8 at Joe’s Pub marked the launch of Happy Ending’s partnership with Yaddo, an artists’ working community based in Saratoga Springs, New York. S||6/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: New Orleans as Paradox||New Orleans manages to leave a mark, good or bad, on its tourists, natives, and those who've decided to take up roots there. Most people who visit have a great time, but many can attest to how the city's unique insular culture, history and traditions can||5/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: The PEN World Voices Festival Takes on Corporate Publishing||While PEN is often at the forefront of debates and initiatives to do with the more obvious forms of oppression against writers — isolation, censorship, imprisonment — it is also ready to tackle the more subtle deterrents that plague the publishing in||5/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: From Russia with Love at the Greene Space||Are you craving a little continental culture? Do you need a good book recommendation? Both were on offer on Tuesday, April 26, when New York Public Radio's Jerome L. Greene Space hosted a literary salon as part of the 2011 PEN World Voices Festival. The||5/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: China in Two Acts||China watchers and writers Ian Buruma, Yan Lianke, Linda Polman, David Rieff, and Zha Jianying spoke at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature about human rights in China at the Great Hall at Cooper Union. Bon mots: Zha Jianying, au||5/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Behind 'War Horse': The Puppeteers at The New School||One of the most powerful aspects of “War Horse,” which opened at Lincoln Center on April 14, is, of course, the astonishing puppets. Minutes into this riveting tale of a boy and his horse against the background of World War I (see our feature here),||4/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cornelia Street Café Says Happy Birthday to Shakespeare||A birthday boy scorns to change his state with kings.||4/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: Stranger Performances||A large swatch of artist Laurel Nakadate's work features performances in which she performs acts with strangers—and videotapes them. Nakadate recently discussed her work at UnionDocs as part of New York's "Walls and Bridges" conference. Christopher All||4/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk To Me: Art, Pornography and Censorship||On Thursday, a conversation about censorship, art and morality took place at the New School's Arnold Hall between two American authors and a pair of French philosophers. The discussion was part of the Walls and Bridges lecture series. During the talk, en||4/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: The Yale Review Celebrates 100 Years||On Saturday, May 26, "The Writers Studio Reading Series" celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Yale Review, with authors who have some connection to the quarterly. The lineup of authors, including Louise Glück, Caryl Phillips, Edmund White and Michael||3/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams||Tennessee Williams, perhaps best-known for his plays "Streetcar Named Desire," "The Glass Menagerie," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," is the author of a "massive body of work," in the words of N.Y.U. drama professor Joe E. Jeffreys. On the occasion of the c||3/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: Story Prize: Short Stories, Big Prizes||Anticipation was high at the Story Prize event at The New School's Tishman Auditorium last week. The three Story Prize finalists—Anthony Doerr ("Memory Wall"), Yiyun Li ("Gold Boy, Emerald Girl") and Suzanne Rivecca ("Death is Not an Option") read from||3/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: Bill Callahan's Letters to Emma Bowlcut||Nearly two feet of newly fallen snow proved little obstacle for fans to clap their eyes on musician Bill Callahan on a recent winter's night. Callahan, known to many by the name Smog, drew a hip crowd to Spoonbill and Sugartown in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,||2/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: Zadie Smith and Gemma Sieff||English writer Zadie Smith has accomplished so much in the past 11 years. Her first novel, White Teeth, was published in 2000 before she even turned 25. Now, she's got two additional novels, a number of short stories, and a growing body of criticism unde||2/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||From Belarus with Love and Pain: The Belarus Free Theatre at Le Poisson Rouge||"World leaders need to answer to artists." This was the rallying cry of Natalia Kaliada, artistic director of the Belarus Free Theatre, at a benefit for the embattled dissident troupe organized by the PEN American Center that was held at Le Poisson Rouge||1/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||True Story Non-Fiction: Vivian Gornick on Work||At last month's True Story: Non-Fiction at KGB Bar, famed essayist, journalist and critic Vivian Gornick talked about womanhood, working and life as a woman worker. KGB curator Erin Edmison introduced the night with a story of how she came to first read||1/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Talk to Me: Old Friends and New Friends at Happy Ending||Two is a famously bad age for toddlers, but it seems to be a prime number for a reading series marking a rite of passage—in this case, the celebration this past Wednesday of the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series’ two-year anniversary at Joe’s P||1/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
What do you expect, its WNYC!!!
Sharp, relaxed and stimulating dialogue of a quality you would expect from New York Public Radio. The first Talk to me Podcast I listened to was Daniel Libeskind and I was hooked. A podcast I can work while listening too and be mindfully engaged.
Talk to Me!!--no, really...
LOVE this series of lectures, panels and readings. The "Myths of American Slavery" speech by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to the NY Historical Society was especially memorable.
Now, after an upgrade to iPhone 4, more than half of my attempted downloads of this podcast failed, with the prompt "This podcast will not play on your phone." Can this be fixed, WNYC?
I'd hate to lose this, strangely, barely-heard-of, barely-marketed show/podcast that I only stumbled upon by luck. Where is this podcast in services like Stitcher or TuneIn Radio?? Please, Talk to Me (more) and keep this gem as widely available as possible.