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episode 28: Steve Zeitlin, "The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness" (Cornell UP, 2016)


Zeitlin taps into the artistic side of what we often take for granted: the stories we tell, the people we love,,,


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episode 170: Santiago Zabala, "Being at Large: Freedom in the Ago of Alternative Facts" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2020)


In recent years, questions around the nature of ​truth ​and ​facts have reentered public debate...


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episode 60: E. Engelhardt and L. Smith, "The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell: Contemporary Appalachian Table" (Ohio UP, 2019)


Though the collection is diverse in genre – including academic essays alongside poetry, memoir, and illustration – the contents are united around challenging and complicating a notion of a single Appalachia....


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episode 80: James Bernard Murphy, "How to Think Politically" (Bloomsbury, 2019)


What is truly at stake in politics?


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episode 434: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, "Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink" (Columbia Global Reports, 2020)


Wasserstrom provides a nuanced yet accessible overview of the struggle between Hong Kong and China over self-governance and civil liberties...


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episode 84: Stanley D. M. Carpenter, "Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown" (U Oklahoma Press, 2019)


Charles Lord Cornwallis’s campaign through the southern American colonies came to an ignominious close on October 19, 1781, on an open field outside Yorktown, Virginia...


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episode 113: Chip Jacobs, "Arroyo" (Rare Birds Books, 2019)


Two guys named Nick Chance, both with clairvoyant dogs named Royo, both inventors living in Pasadena, California – in 1913 and 1993...


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episode 130: Noëlle McAfee, "Fear of Breakdown: Psychoanalysis and Politics" (Columbia UP, 2019)


In his classic essay on the fear of breakdown, Donald Winnicott famously conveys to a patient that the disaster powerfully feared has, in fact, already happened...


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episode 34: S. M. Hardy, "The Evil Within" (Allison and Busby, 2020)


Jim, our narrator, experiences a crisis of conscience in the wake of the possible suicide of his girlfriend...


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episode 431: James M. Jasper, "Public Characters: The Politics of Reputation and Blame" (Oxford UP, 2020)


Did Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency in 2016 because he was a master of character work – able to sum up opponents in pithy epithets that encourage the public to see them as weak or immoral?


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