Natural Disasters http://publicradiotulsa.org en Best of ST in 2013: "Odds Against Tomorrow" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-odds-against-tomorrow <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our conversation with the celebrated young writer Nathaniel Rich (born 1980), whose essays and short stories have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and elsewhere, and whose latest novel is called "Odds Against Tomorrow." Rich speaks with us about this entertaining and thoughtful work, which takes place in a New York City of the very near future, and which tells the story of one Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician and "disaster-probability expert" who works for a financial consulting firm called FutureWorld. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:23:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 52209 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "Odds Against Tomorrow" Alabama-Based Artist Christopher Lowther Offers "New World Disorder" at TU's Hogue Gallery http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/alabama-based-artist-christopher-lowther-offers-new-world-disorder-tus-hogue-gallery <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we present a conversation with artist Christopher Lowther, who is an assistant professor of Time-Based Media (a term that he&#39;s happy to define for us) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he&#39;s also on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:08:03 +0000 Rich Fisher 47484 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Alabama-Based Artist Christopher Lowther Offers "New World Disorder" at TU's Hogue Gallery The Acclaimed Novelist Nathaniel Rich Offers "Odds Against Tomorrow" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/acclaimed-novelist-nathaniel-rich-offers-odds-against-tomorrow-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This show originally aired earlier this year.) On this edition of ST, we speak with the celebrated young writer Nathaniel Rich (born 1980), whose essays and short stories have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and elsewhere, and whose latest novel is called "Odds Against Tomorrow." Set in a New York City of the very near future, this novel tells the story of one Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician who works for a financial consulting firm called FutureWorld. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:58:09 +0000 Rich Fisher 46365 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Acclaimed Novelist Nathaniel Rich Offers "Odds Against Tomorrow" (Encore presentation.) "How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/how-humans-will-survive-mass-extinction <p>"It's the end of the world as we know it," announces <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_the_End_of_the_World_as_We_Know_It_%28And_I_Feel_Fine%29">a nifty rock song by R.E.M.</a> from 1987, "and I feel fine." Or as T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Hollow Men," a poem first published in 1925: "This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper." Ever wonder how it will all come to a close? What doomsday will look like? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:56:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 42574 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction" The Acclaimed Novelist Nathaniel Rich Offers "Odds Against Tomorrow" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/acclaimed-novelist-nathaniel-rich-offers-odds-against-tomorrow <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with the widely celebrated young writer Nathaniel Rich (born 1980), whose essays and short stories have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and elsewhere, and whose latest novel is called "Odds Against Tomorrow." Late last week, Rich did a Book Smart Tulsa reading and signing in connection with this book; while he was here in town, we spoke with him. Set in a New York City of the very near future, the novel tells the story of one Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician who works for a financial consulting firm called FutureWorld. Mon, 20 May 2013 19:32:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 39382 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Acclaimed Novelist Nathaniel Rich Offers "Odds Against Tomorrow"