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episode 8: During a career spanning six decades, Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) became one of the most prolific and outspoken landscape architects of his generation...


During a career spanning six decades, Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) became one of the most prolific and outspoken landscape architects of his generation. He took on challenging new project types, developing a multidisciplinary practice while experimenting with adaptive reuse and ecological designs for new shopping malls, freeways, and urban parks. In his lifelong effort to improve the American landscape, Halprin celebrated the creative process as a form of social activism...


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episode 8: William Gale, "Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future" (Oxford UP, 2019)


The US government is laboring under an enormous debt burden, one that will impact the living standards of future generations of Americans by limiting investment in people and infrastructure...


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episode 83: Frances Donovan, "Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore" (Reaching Press, 2018)


Donavan examines what it is to love romantically, sexually, as a friend, and as a resident of the world...


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episode 265: Pu Wang, "The Translatability of Revolution: Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture" (Harvard Asia Center, 2018)


Wang's is the first study of the whole life of Guo Moruo, the ‘writer, poet, dramatist, Marxist historian, paleographer . . . revolutionist and cultural fighter.'


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episode 44: Does Genesis function merely as the beginning of the Bible’s larger story, or can Genesis be read as its own book?


Does Genesis function merely as the beginning of the Bible’s larger story, or can Genesis be read as its own book? Does Genesis have its own plot that moves from complication to dénouement? Todd L. Patterson, in his recent book The Plot-structure of Genesis (Brill 2018), says, ‘Yes!’ The book of Genesis, Patterson argues, turns on the question: ‘Will the righteous seed survive?’ Tune in as we talk with Todd Patterson about the plot of Genesis.

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episode 23: Jacob Lee, "Masters of the Middle Waters: Indian Nations and Colonial Ambitions Along the Mississippi" (Harvard UP, 2019)


Lee traces the Native kinship ties that determined which nations rose and fell in the period before the Illinois became dominant.


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episode 118: Patrick S. McKay, "Healing the Breach: Mormonism, Metaphors, and the Pieces of the Puzzle" (Lulu Press, 2018)


Patrick S. McKay, an apostle of the Joint Conference of Restoration Branches, believes that the Latter Day Saint movement is fractured. But one day soon, he hopes, that will change. In his new book, Healing the Breach: Mormonism, Metaphors, and the Pieces of the Puzzle(Lulu Press, 2018), McKay has collected testimonies from various Latter Day Saints to reveal the rich tradition of similarity that exists among them...


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episode 26: Kristin L. Hoganson, "The Heartland: An American History" (Penguin, 2019)


The Heartland makes a strong case for the Midwest not as a provincial, isolated, region but rather as a place defined by global connections, diasporas, and a wide array of cultures...


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