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This week Colloquial explores Harley Warrick's Mail Pouch Tobacco, The Night Sky this Week, This Week's History Lesson and a reading from John Bur...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 11:14
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Fenn, author of Encounters at the Heart of the World, tells the story of the Plains Mandan tribe as they rose to a...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WCWP, WTJU, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 8
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A new documentary sheds light on the ugly history of lynching - The work of author Ernest Gaines - Reflections from Charlottesville residents on th...

Bought by WVAS, KRZA, WLPR, KMUN, WVAS and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Thoreau's grave in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery , Credit: Doug Storm
On this occasion of the birth of Thoreau we are forced to confront the vexed nature of our reception of his genius. So many of us hate Thoreau, whi...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:05
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How free-market capitalism influenced modern romance - Using vampires to teach irrational economics - The trials and tribulations of reading James ...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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How free-market capitalism influenced modern romance - Using vampires to teach irrational economics - The trials and tribulations of reading James ...

Bought by KWMR, WXDU, KMRE-LP, WCWP, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 11
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How free-market capitalism influenced modern romance - Using vampires to study irrational economics

Bought by WUGA (part of GPB), Radio Phoenix, WCQS, KMUN, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with poet Tim Seibels - Finding America's lost musical treasures - The life and afterlife of jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke - The might...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: :30
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A conversation with poet Tim Seibels - Finding America's lost musical treasures - The life and afterlife of jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke - The might...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KEDT, WTJU, Peconic Public Broadcasting, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with poet Tim Seibels - Finding America's lost musical treasures

Bought by WSGE, WVAS, WCQS, KKRN, KMUN and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
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The unlikely story of a pacifist bull - Hidden messages scribbled in library books - Murder & poetry in Chaucer's London - A novel look at race rel...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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The unlikely story of a pacifist bull - Hidden messages scribbled in library books - Murder & poetry in Chaucer's London - A novel look at race rel...

Bought by KTOO, WMUU-LP, WCMU, WTJU, WAMC and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 6
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The unlikely story of a pacifist bull - The hidden messages scrawled in library books

Bought by WCQS, KMRE-LP, WUGA (part of GPB), KKRN, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1936, just as the Spanish Civil War was beginning, an instantly successful and highly controversial children’s book arrived on the bookshelves. ...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vaddey Ratner, Credit: Christina Sherk
Vaddey Ratner's novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan honors her lost family

Bought by WNJR, WMUU-LP, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Juan Felipe Herrera Unity Poem Fiesta. , Credit: Courtesy University of California-Riverside
The new poet laureate of the United States and two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellow calls for everyone’s heart to speak out.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KFCF FM, KMRE-LP, WLPR, KPVL and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 7
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January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. A new book offers Tolstoyan wisdom for troubled times...

Bought by WCPN, Radio Phoenix, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Charles W. Morgan at Sea
In his slim, lucid and compulsively readable book Why Read Moby-Dick, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville...

Bought by Prairie Public, KPIP-LP, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and WNJR


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Lillian Daniel on the problems of being spiritual but not religious; Katy Scrogin on The Still Point of the Turning World.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 32:00
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Lillian Daniel on spirituality vs. religiosity; Katy Scrogin on A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 31:18
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S. Brent Plate on experience, materiality, and physical objects. Excerpt from TV documentary, Divided Families: Responding with Faith.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 39:21
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Reza Aslan on Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth; Katy Scrogin on Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 46:35
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Herbert Huncke's line "I'm beat, man" gave Jack Kerouac the label for a generation seeking spiritual sustenance and "kicks" in post-war America.

Bought by KRZA and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2