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.
ZBS Foundation president Thomas Lopez A conversation about creating radio fiction and humorously raising consciousness with Thomas Lopez, founder and president of the ZBS Foundation. This broadcast contains excerpts from the ZBS productions Dreams of the Amazon, Ruby and Two Minute Film Noir.
Direct download: MOI_Thomas_Lopez.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am UTC

Electronic musician Tim Hecker A conversation about iterative creative processes, building music in layers and the history of loud sound with electronic musician Tim Hecker, whose latest album is An Imaginary Country, from which two tracks are featured in this broadcast.
Direct download: MOI_Tim_Hecker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51am UTC

Denis Dutton on aesthetics and evolution A conversation about aesthetics and evolutionary biology with Denis Dutton, professor of the philosophy of art at the University of Canterbury, founding editor of Arts & Letters Daily and author of The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution.
Direct download: MOI_Denis_Dutton_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31pm UTC

Novelist and journalist Ian Buruma A conversation with novelist, journalist, documentarian and Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College Ian Buruma. His latest book is The China Lover, a historical novel examining the life and career of Manchurian-born Japanese actress Yoshiko Yamaguchi through the eyes of three different narrators.
Direct download: MOI_Ian_Buruma.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25am UTC

Sound artist Lawrence English A conversation about appreciating the seasons, collecting international field recordings and turning others on to sound art with composer, multimedia artist, critic and ROOM40 label head Lawrence English. Two tracks from English's latest record, A Colour for Autumn, are included in this broadcast.
Direct download: MOI_Lawrence_English.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25am UTC