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Jan 29, 2019

Jad Abumrad is the co-host and creator of Radiolab. He studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin and, in 2011, was awarded a MacArthur Grant. In 2016 he launched More Perfect, a show about the US Supreme Court. In the fall of 2018, Abumrad produced The Most Perfect Album, a musical reimagining of the...


Jan 22, 2019

Institute fellow and University of Virginia media studies scholar Siva Vaidyanathan discusses his book, Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy


Jan 10, 2019

Institute fellow Damion Searls discusses his new translation of German writer Uwe Johnson's 1700-page novel of New York, Jahrestage--published by New York Review Classics under the title Anniversaries.


Nov 19, 2018

What is virtuosity—and what does a music critic make of it? Worship it? Reject it? Ben Ratliff joins us to talk about the good and bad of virtuoso performance and how it has helped him think about the role of the critic in the age of Spotify.


Nov 5, 2018

Philip Dray reads "The Hunting of the Deer."