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.
On the Great Books with Alex Beam A conversation about knowledge, commerce and the Western canon with novelist and journalist Alex Beam, author of A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books.
Direct download: MOI_Alex_Beam.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10am UTC

On David Hume with Simon Blackburn A conversation about the greatest British philosopher of all time with Simon Blackburn, professor of philosophy at Cambridge University and the University of North Carolina and author of How to Read Hume. [download] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_Simon_Blackburn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24am UTC

On Margaret Thatcher with Claire Berlinski A conversation about Margaret Thatcher, the most controversial British Prime Minister of the 20th century, with Claire Berlinski, author of There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters. [download] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_Claire_Berlinski.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:13am UTC

Physicist Alan Sokal A conversation about intellectual rigor and intellectual confusion with New York University physicist Alan Sokal, the man behind the "Sokal Hoax" and author of Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture. [download] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_Alan_Sokal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27am UTC

On art markets with Don Thompson A conversation about art markets with Don Thompson, professor emeritus of marketing at York University's Schulich School of Business and author of The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art. [download] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_Don_Thompson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14am UTC

On possible futures with David Friedman A conversation about what's next for humanity with David Friedman, professor of law at Santa Clara University and author of the classic work of 20th-century political philosophy The Machinery of Freedom. In his new book, Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World, Friedman explores the law, the economics and the very sensory experience of a host of possible futures through the technologies likely to shape them, including universal surveillance, e-cash, designer kids, advanced encryption and nanotechnology. [download] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_David_Friedman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:13am UTC

On Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance with auto journalist Mark Richardson A conversation about technology, philosophy and a beloved American motorcycle journey with Mark Richardson, auto and motorcycle editor of the Toronto Star and author of Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. [download] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_Mark_Richardson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52am UTC

Political statistician Andrew Gelman A conversation about demographics, punditry and American voting with Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics at Columbia University and author of Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State. [download] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_Andrew_Gelman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43am UTC

Wine educator and blogger Tyler "Dr. Vino" Colman A conversation about the red tape of viticulture, huge followings in Japan and Cabernet uprisings in the streets of Indianapolis with wine educator and blogger Tyler Colman, known in the blogosphere as "Dr. Vino", author of Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists and Mobsters Influence the Wines We Drink. [download show] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_Tyler_Colman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57am UTC

New Yorker book critic James Wood A conversation about the workings of the novel, the world between journalism and academia and literary versus religious belief with James Wood, book critic for the New Yorker and author of How Fiction Works. [download show] [MOI home] [MOI archive]
Direct download: MOI_James_Wood.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:53am UTC