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Speakers' Forum Podcast

Speakers' Forum Podcast

A collection of lectures from respected academics, writers, public radio personalities and activists.

The Gaza Doctor: Izzeldin Abuelaish

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lost three daughters when his family's apartment in Gaza was shelled by the Israeli army. But he doesn't feel anger ...

The Living Atlantic: Simon Winchester

The Atlantic Ocean is a living thing mdash it came into being eons ago and one day it will cease to exist. Author Simon Winchester lays out ...

Chris Hedges: 'Death Of The Liberal Class'

Liberal institutions are to blame for the downward spiral of the American political system mdash that's according to author Chris Hedges. ...

Capitalizing On Our Irrationality: Dan Ariely

Human beings are not rational mdash and that's not necessarily a bad thing, according to behavioral economist Dan Ariely. Defying logic and ...

Sebastian Junger: A Year In An Afghanistan Battlefield

Sebastian Junger lived in a warzone in Afghanistan. He spent a year, on and off, with a platoon in the Korengal Valley mdash known as the ...

The History Of Information

We live in the information age, the era when nearly any factoid or document is available through a quick Google search. But Pulitzer Prize ...

Bringing Monterey Bay Back To Life

Monterey Bay is home to otters, whales, sea lions, cormorants and forests of kelp. It's healthy. The nearly 2 million annual visitors to ...

Wendell Potter: Health Industry Turncoat

Wendell Potter worked in the insurance industry for 20 years. He worked for two of the largest forndashprofit insurance companies in the ...

Finding Alien Planets: Ray Jayawardhana

In the last 15 years, after nearly a century of effort, astronomers have discovered over 500 planets orbiting other stars. Astronomer Ray ...

A.C. Grayling On 'The Good Book: A Humanist Bible'

What if the Bible never once mentioned God or the afterlife British philosopher A.C. Grayling wanted to find out, so he created a new kind ...

Ron Reagan: 'My Father At 100'

February 6, 2011, was the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. His son, Ron Reagan, used the occasion to take a comprehensive look ...

Evgeny Morozov: 'The Dark Side Of Internet Revolutions'

What is the effect of the Internet on social and political revolutions in the 21st century In the media coverage of the Middle East ...