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Audio Archive

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Dinaw Mengestu, March 25

Award-winning author Dinaw Mengestu talks about his new novel "All Our Names," a story about exile and the loneliness and fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 48 Minutes /file size: 22 MB]


Brad Evans, March 22

Co-editor Brad Evans discusses "Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema" and shows clips from Curtis' 1914 silent film.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 50 Minutes /file size: 23 MB]


Alain De Botton, March 7

Alain de Botton discusses his latest book, "The News: A User's Guide," which takes a thought-provoking look at the manic and peculiar position that news has achieved in our lives.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 1 Hour 1 Minute /file size: 29 MB]


Susan Magee, March 4

Join Susan Magee for an illustrated talk about Kalman Aron, a master artist and one of the last European émigré career artists still alive who survived the Holocaust.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 57 Minutes /file size: 27 MB]


Four YA Authors Read, February 27

Authors Adele Griffin, Robin Wasserman, Sarah Mlynowski and E. Lockhart will read from their latest works for young adults, as well as some of their cringe-worthy early writings.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 1 Hour 7 Minutes /file size: 31 MB]


University of Pittsburgh Press poets, February 27

Join poets Robin Becker, Barbara Hamby and Alicia Ostriker for readings from three new books of poems. University of Pittsburgh Press presents an evening of poetry from three distinguished poets with distinctly different voices.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 43 Minutes /file size: 20 MB]


Bev Sellars, February 16

Join Bev Sellars, chief of the Xat'sull Indian Band, to hear a first-hand account of her childhood at a residential school for Indians in British Columbia.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 53 Minutes /file size: 25 MB]


Amy Chua & Jeb Rubenfeld, February 12

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, husband and wife professors at Yale Law School, discuss their new book, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America."

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 1 Hour 3 Minutes /file size: 29 MB]


Chang-rae Lee, January 15

Hear Chang-rae Lee read from his new novel, "On Such a Full Sea," about the immigrant experience in a richly-imagined future America.

Download Audio (mp3) [play time: 34 Minutes /file size: 16 MB]


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