Notebook on Cities and Culture
(Formerly The Marketplace of Ideas.) Colin Marshall sits down for in-depth conversations with cultural creators, internationalists, and observers of the urban scene all around Los Angeles and beyond.
Novelist Joshua Henkin A conversation about college towns, the importance of story and MFA programs with novelist Joshua Henkin, author of Matrimony.
Direct download: MOI_Joshua_Henkin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01am UTC

The Smart Set editor Jason Wilson A conversation about online journalism, travel writing and H.L. Mencken with Jason Wilson, editor of The Smart Set from Drexel University and The Best American Travel Writing series.
Direct download: MOI_Jason_Wilson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58am UTC

Evolutionary biologist David P. Barash A conversation about consciousness, free will and toilet training with David P. Barash, professor of psychology at the University of Washington and author of Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars and Other Realities of Evolution.
Direct download: MOI_David_Barash.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35am UTC

Law professor and economist Ian Ayres A conversation about the revolution in decisionmaking brought about by large-scale quantitative analysis with Yale law professor and economist Ian Ayres, author of Super Crunchers: Why Thinking by Numbers is the New Way to Be Smart.
Direct download: MOI_Ian_Ayres.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm UTC

On political division with David Starkey A conversation about voting one way and living in a place that votes another with David Starkey, poet, playwright, professor of English at Santa Barbara City College and editor of Living Blue in the Red States.
Direct download: MOI_David_Starkey.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm UTC

On 20 years of The Closing of the American Mind with Roger Kimball A conversation about Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind on the 20th anniversary of its publication with Roger Kimball, editor of The New Criterion.
Direct download: MOI_Roger_Kimball.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am UTC

On Barry Goldwater with CC Goldwater A conversation about Barry Goldwater with CC Goldwater, the 1964 presidential candidate's granddaughter and producer of the new film Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater.
Direct download: MOI_CC_Goldwater.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39pm UTC

Something Awful editor Zack Parsons A conversation about ridiculous military hardware and highly un-epic science fiction with Zack Parsons, editor at the popular humor site Something Awful and author of My Tank is Fight!: Deranged Inventions of World War II.
Direct download: MOI_Zack_Parsons.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38pm UTC

1960s radical Cathy Wilkerson A conversation about the 1960s with Cathy Wilkerson, former member of Students for a Democratic Society and Weatherman, whose new book is Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman.
Direct download: MOI_Cathy_Wilkerson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm UTC

On human rights with Lynn Hunt A conversation about the very definition of a powerful idea with Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at UCLA and former president of the American Historical Association. Her latest book is Inventing Human Rights: A History.
Direct download: MOI_Lynn_Hunt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45pm UTC