Dec 22, 2018
Until the 1920’s, a diagnosis of diabetes was a death sentence. The invention of insulin changed that, and – not incidentally – saved his life. It also made him value the social stability needed to produce it. A conversation with this professor of history at Queens College, author of Behemoth: A History of the...
Dec 16, 2018
"I did not run off, for I thought that wicked, but I walked off, believing that to be all right," said Sojourner Truth about her escape from slavery. How does this relate to city planning? Majora Carter, an “urban revitalization strategy consultant,” eloquently explains at the Van Alen Institute, with music from...
Dec 9, 2018
ICAP at Columbia University sees its international public health work as part of broad commitment to social justice. Nobody personifies those values more than Blanche Pitt, who directs ICAP’s projects in South Africa. With music from Kevin Nathaniel Hylton.
Dec 1, 2018
His sex-advice column, Savage Love, debuted in 1991. In 2010, he and his husband, Terry Miller, launched the It Gets Better Project to assist LGBT kids. Worthy endeavors, but he’d really rather talk about the Tudors, and he does in this re-edited version of our very first episode.
Nov 24, 2018
He is a New York Times best-selling writer - 170 books, translated into 34 languages, with sales of over 6 million - but if you are a childless adult, you likely don’t know his name. If you are a 12-year-old YA reader, however, you cheer when you hear it. Plus, the sweet fried dough of many lands that makes our...