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

Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin A conversation about food writing, Lost Girls and the disappointing DVD of David Lynch's Lost Highway with Jessa Crispin, founder and editor of Chicago-based literary webzine and blog Bookslut.
Direct download: MOI__Jessa_Crispin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm UTC

Wine journalist George M. Taber A conversation about that most revered of all beverages and the devices that close our bottles of it with George M. Taber, wine journalist and former business editor of Time magazine. His new book is To Cork or Not to Cork: The Billion-Dollar Battle for the Bottle.
Direct download: mi102707taber.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm UTC

Entrepreneur and blogger Ben Casnocha A conversation about optimism, eternal studenthood and funny conservatives with entrepreneur and author Ben Casnocha. His most recent book is My Start-Up Life.
Direct download: mi102007casnocha.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40am UTC

Spy-fi novelist Josh Conviser A conversation about hybridizing genres, using future technology and reading Dwell magazine with Josh Conviser, author of Echelon and Empyre.
Direct download: mi101307conviser.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01pm UTC

Litblogger and novelist Mark Sarvas A conversation about book criticism, the Los Angeles Literary scene and Michiko Kakutani with Mark Sarvas, author of popular weblog The Elegant Variation. Harry, Revised, his first novel, hits shelves in May 2008.
Direct download: mir102007sarvas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39am UTC