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 recorded music's history with Greg Milner A conversation with Greg Milner, who's written music and technology journalism for Spin, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Slate, Salon and Wired. His new book, Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music, tracing the evolution of music's capture from Edison cylinders to vinyl albums to waveform synthesis.
Direct download: MOI_Greg_Milner.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41pm UTC

On Shohei Imamura with The Criterion Collection's Kim Hendrickson A conversation about the early works of filmmaker Shohei Imamura, who brought an entirely new irreverent aesthetic and sociological sensibility to the 1960s Japanese film scene, with Kim Hendrickson, executive producer at The Criterion Collection and producer of their new box set Pigs, Pimps and Prostitutes: Three Films by Shohei Imamura.
Direct download: MOI_Kim_Hendrickson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04am UTC founder Brian Gruber A conversation about bringing intelligent video to the internet with Brian Gruber, founder and executive chairman of, the web's largest collection of unmediated video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates from the world's top universities, think tanks and conferences.
Direct download: MOI_Brian_Gruber.mp3
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Traveler and journalist Lawrence Osborne on Bangkok A conversation with novelist, journalist, memoirist and traveler Lawrence Osborne, author, most recently, of Bangkok Days.
Direct download: MOI_Lawrence_Osborne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm UTC

On Brian Eno with David Sheppard A conversation about rock music's foremost intellectual "non-musician."  producer and cultural theorist with David Sheppard, author of On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno.
Direct download: MOI_David_Sheppard.mp3
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On Hume and Rousseau's quarrel with John T. Scott A conversation about the dissolution of the friendship between two very different philosophers with John T. Scott, professor of political science at the University of California, Davis and co-author with Robert Zaretsky of The Philosophers' Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume and the Limits of Human Understanding.
Direct download: MOI_John_Scott.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm UTC