Podcasts

Smarty Pants

Dancing the Imperial Twist

Dancing the Imperial Twist

Julian Saporiti on mixing music with history as No-No Boy

Stephanie Bastek

Dying for Fashion

Dying for Fashion

Dana Thomas on how our hunger for new clothes damages the environment and exploits workers

Stephanie Bastek

On the Line

On the Line

Karen Pinchin on what tuna reveal about the fate of our oceans

Stephanie Bastek

Of Panic and Paranoia

Of Panic and Paranoia

Colin Dickey on the enduring power of secret societies and conspiracy theories

Stephanie Bastek

Man vs. Mosquito

Man vs. Mosquito

Timothy Winegard on how this irritating insect changed human history—for better and for worse

Stephanie Bastek

The Falcon’s Odd Little Cousin

The Falcon’s Odd Little Cousin

Jonathan Meiburg on the smartest bird you’ve never heard of

Stephanie Bastek

Imagined Cuisines

Imagined Cuisines

Anya von Bremzen on what makes a “national dish”

Stephanie Bastek

What Could Be Wurst?

What Could Be Wurst?

Jamie Loftus on the wild American world of hot dogs

Stephanie Bastek

Why the West Won’t Die

Why the West Won’t Die

Naoíse Mac Sweeney on writing a different kind of “big history” book

Stephanie Bastek

No-No-Novel

No-No-Novel

Resurrecting the legacy of John Okada, the first Japanese-American novelist

Stephanie Bastek

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Read me a Poem

A Selection from <em>Station Island</em> by Seamus Heaney

A Selection from Station Island by Seamus Heaney

Amanda Holmes

“I Want Both of Us” by Hafiz

“I Want Both of Us” by Hafiz

Amanda Holmes

“How to Remember Heat” by Michelle Murphy

“How to Remember Heat” by Michelle Murphy

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“A Poem for the Two of Us” by Mika Antic

“A Poem for the Two of Us” by Mika Antic

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Waiting for Icarus” by Muriel Rukeyser

“Waiting for Icarus” by Muriel Rukeyser

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“The Silence” by C. K. Williams

“The Silence” by C. K. Williams

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“The Great Lover” by Rupert Brooke

“The Great Lover” by Rupert Brooke

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Upon Julia’s Clothes” by Robert Herrick

“Upon Julia’s Clothes” by Robert Herrick

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“I Am Learning to Abandon the World” by Linda Pastan

“I Am Learning to Abandon the World” by Linda Pastan

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

“Sea Rose” by H. D.

“Sea Rose” by H. D.

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Amanda Holmes

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