Media Studies

6:17 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

"The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection"

Aired on Monday, August 18th.

The Internet is, of course, bringing massive changes to our lives -- and bringing them rapidly -- but how often to we really consider what these changes mean, or how they will affect us? In the not-too-distant future, for example, no one will remember what life was actually life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean? What lessons can we draw from it?

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2:13 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

The Striking Visual Universe --- and Limitless Creative Imagination --- of Artist William Joyce

Aired on Monday, June 9th.

Our guest on ST today is William Joyce, the well-known children's book author and illustrator, veteran New Yorker magazine cover artist, and all-around creative guru. Joyce's many picture books include "George Shrinks," "Dinosaur Bob," and "Santa Calls" --- and he won three Emmy Awards for his "Rolie Polie Olie" animated TV series.

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5:20 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

"The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published"

Aired on Monday, September 30th.

On our show today, we speak by phone with David Skinner, an editor and writer whose work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, The New Atlantis, Slate, The Washington Times, and other publications. He's also the editor of Humanities magazine, which is published by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he joins us to discuss his book, "The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published," which is just now out in paperback.

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