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Episodes

Ahimsa – Ep 23 with Supriya Kelkar
40:03
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC 40:03
Ahimsa – Ep 23 with Supriya Kelkar

Supriya Kelkar was born and raised in the Midwest. She learned Hindi as a child by watching three Bollywood films a week. After college she realized her lifelong dream of working in the film industry when she got a job …

Lightless – Ep 22 with C. A. Higgins
53:55
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC 53:55
Lightless – Ep 22 with C. A. Higgins

C. A. Higgins writes novels and short stories. She was a runner-up in the 2013 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing and has a B.A. in physics from Cornell University. She lives in Brooklyn, …

Secret Brooklyn – Ep 21 with Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet
1:02:46
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC 1:02:46
Secret Brooklyn – Ep 21 with Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet

Michelle Young is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of …

Political Art Diary – Ep 20 with Naomi Pitcairn
59:24
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC 59:24
Political Art Diary – Ep 20 with Naomi Pitcairn

Naomi Pitcairn is an artist and activist committed to advancing the urgent social issues of our times. She is passionate about the rights of immigrants, whistleblowers, native americans and other oppressed minorities. Using disruptive art projects and purposeful pranks along …

Finding Yourself – Ep 19 with Krystal Chong
1:05:49
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC 1:05:49
Finding Yourself – Ep 19 with Krystal Chong

Krystal was the former Chief Marketing Officer and advisor to the board for Honey Bun Limited when she resigned to go on a journey to answer the questions that consumed her.

Through her Eat-Pray-Love-esque journey, she not only found the …

From FBI Fugitive to Freedom – Ep 18 with Malik Wade
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC
From FBI Fugitive to Freedom – Ep 18 with Malik Wade

Malik Wade has lived three lives. As a teenager, he was an enterprising drug dealer. As a young man, he was a fugitive from the FBI and eventually a prison inmate. As an adult, Malik transformed his life to become …

How Videogames Transformed Our World – Ep 17 with Andrew Ervin
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC
How Videogames Transformed Our World – Ep 17 with Andrew Ervin

Andrew Ervin is the author of the novels Burning Down George Orwell’s House and Extraordinary Renditions. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and many other places. He lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Temple University…

The Beauty of Space – Ep 16 with Jon Ramer
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC
The Beauty of Space – Ep 16 with Jon Ramer

Jon Ramer is a space artist, writer, President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Fellow IAAA member, retired military officer, avid photographer and world traveller.

IAAA/Jon Ramer’s Patreon page for the new book, Our Alien Earth.…

Great Books Written In Prison – Ep 15 with Ward Regan
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC
Great Books Written In Prison – Ep 15 with Ward Regan

Ward Regan has a Ph.D. in Labor and Cultural History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He teaches history and philosophy at New York University’s Liberal Studies Program. He edited and contributed to Great Books Written …

The Crossroads of Art and Meditation – Ep 14 with John F. Simon Jr.
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC
The Crossroads of Art and Meditation – Ep 14 with John F. Simon Jr.

John F. Simon, Jr. is a visual artist and author of “Drawing Your Own Path” (Parallax Press, 2016) As one of the pioneers in the development of Software Art, his seminal work “Every Icon” was included in the …

How To Be A Stoic – Ep 13 with Massimo Pigliucci
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC
How To Be A Stoic – Ep 13 with Massimo Pigliucci

Piccolo, An Artist’s Tale – Ep 12 with Eileen Merwin
2017-10-07 19:54:40 UTC
Piccolo, An Artist’s Tale – Ep 12 with Eileen Merwin

Temporary People – Ep 11 with Deepak Unnikrishnan
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC
Temporary People – Ep 11 with Deepak Unnikrishnan

Improving Mental Health – Ep 10 with Dr. Lloyd Sederer
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC
Improving Mental Health – Ep 10 with Dr. Lloyd Sederer

Finding Happiness – Ep 9 with Lee Silber
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC
Finding Happiness – Ep 9 with Lee Silber

American Philosophy, A Love Story – Ep 8 with John Kaag
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC
American Philosophy, A Love Story – Ep 8 with John Kaag

Our Past and Our Futures – Ep 7 with Cecilia Galante
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC
Our Past and Our Futures – Ep 7 with Cecilia Galante

Cuban science fiction – Ep 6 with YOSS
43:57:84
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC 43:57:84
Cuban science fiction – Ep 6 with YOSS

Real Estate and Real Life – Ep 5 with Francis J. Greenburger
1:01:39
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC 1:01:39
Real Estate and Real Life – Ep 5 with Francis J. Greenburger

Secessionist Movements and Libertarianism – Ep 4 with William Irwin
54:00
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC 54:00
Secessionist Movements and Libertarianism – Ep 4 with William Irwin

Haitian Folktales with a Twist – Ep 3 with Tracey Baptiste (Part 2)
34:12
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC 34:12
Haitian Folktales with a Twist – Ep 3 with Tracey Baptiste (Part 2)

Haitian Folktales with a Twist – Ep 3 with Tracey Baptiste (Part 1)
36:17
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC 36:17
Haitian Folktales with a Twist – Ep 3 with Tracey Baptiste (Part 1)

Existentialism and Romantic Love – Ep 2 with Skye Cleary
46:06
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC 46:06
Existentialism and Romantic Love – Ep 2 with Skye Cleary

Growing Up, Relationships, and Arrested Development – Ep 1 with Nate Waggoner
48:31
2017-10-07 19:54:41 UTC 48:31
Growing Up, Relationships, and Arrested Development – Ep 1 with Nate Waggoner

The Paris Secret – Ep 27 with Karen Swan
1:08:56
2017-12-16 16:48:59 UTC 1:08:56
The Paris Secret – Ep 27 with Karen Swan

In this glittering tale of forgotten treasures and long-held secrets, international bestseller Karen Swan explores one woman’s journey to discovering the truth behind an abandoned apartment and a family whose mysteries may be better left undiscovered.

When high-powered fine art …

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Jill Tarter and The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence – Ep 26 with Sarah Scoles
52:17
2017-12-16 16:48:59 UTC 52:17
Jill Tarter and The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence – Ep 26 with Sarah Scoles

For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, “Are we alone?” Sarah Scoles examines the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl …

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The Making of Les Bleus – Ep 25 with Lindsay Krasnoff
1:06:08
2017-12-16 16:48:59 UTC 1:06:08
The Making of Les Bleus – Ep 25 with Lindsay Krasnoff

Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is an international sports writer, historian, and consultant, working at the intersections of sports, international affairs, and global communications. The author of The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010, her work on how …

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What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives? – Ep 24 with Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman
1:12:24
2017-12-16 16:48:59 UTC 1:12:24
What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives? – Ep 24 with Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman

In this episode, Jon interviews Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman about their book, What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives?

In this a charming, satirical “children’s” book, BuzzFeed’s animals editor turned video producer and acclaimed art director/illustrator poke fun …

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Ahimsa – Ep 23 with Supriya Kelkar
40:03
2017-12-16 16:48:59 UTC 40:03
Ahimsa – Ep 23 with Supriya Kelkar

Supriya Kelkar was born and raised in the Midwest. She learned Hindi as a child by watching three Bollywood films a week. After college she realized her lifelong dream of working in the film industry when she got a job …

The post Ahimsa – Ep 23 with Supriya Kelkar appeared first on Read Learn Live Podcast.

Lightless – Ep 22 with C. A. Higgins
53:55
2017-12-16 16:48:59 UTC 53:55
Lightless – Ep 22 with C. A. Higgins

C. A. Higgins writes novels and short stories. She was a runner-up in the 2013 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing and has a B.A. in physics from Cornell University. She lives in Brooklyn, …

The post Lightless – Ep 22 with C. A. Higgins appeared first on Read Learn Live Podcast.

Secret Brooklyn – Ep 21 with Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet
1:02:46
2017-12-16 16:48:59 UTC 1:02:46
Secret Brooklyn – Ep 21 with Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet

Michelle Young is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of …

The post Secret Brooklyn – Ep 21 with Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet appeared first on Read Learn Live Podcast.

Political Art Diary – Ep 20 with Naomi Pitcairn
59:24
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 59:24
Political Art Diary – Ep 20 with Naomi Pitcairn

Naomi Pitcairn is an artist and activist committed to advancing the urgent social issues of our times. She is passionate about the rights of immigrants, whistleblowers, native americans and other oppressed minorities. Using disruptive art projects and purposeful pranks along …

The post Political Art Diary – Ep 20 with Naomi Pitcairn appeared first on Read Learn Live Podcast.

Finding Yourself – Ep 19 with Krystal Chong
1:05:49
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 1:05:49
Finding Yourself – Ep 19 with Krystal Chong

Krystal was the former Chief Marketing Officer and advisor to the board for Honey Bun Limited when she resigned to go on a journey to answer the questions that consumed her.

Through her Eat-Pray-Love-esque journey, she not only found the …

The post Finding Yourself – Ep 19 with Krystal Chong appeared first on Read Learn Live Podcast.

From FBI Fugitive to Freedom – Ep 18 with Malik Wade
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
From FBI Fugitive to Freedom – Ep 18 with Malik Wade

Malik Wade has lived three lives. As a teenager, he was an enterprising drug dealer. As a young man, he was a fugitive from the FBI and eventually a prison inmate. As an adult, Malik transformed his life to become …

The post From FBI Fugitive to Freedom – Ep 18 with Malik Wade appeared first on Read Learn Live Podcast.

How Videogames Transformed Our World – Ep 17 with Andrew Ervin
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
How Videogames Transformed Our World – Ep 17 with Andrew Ervin

The Beauty of Space – Ep 16 with Jon Ramer
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
The Beauty of Space – Ep 16 with Jon Ramer

Great Books Written In Prison – Ep 15 with Ward Regan
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
Great Books Written In Prison – Ep 15 with Ward Regan

The Crossroads of Art and Meditation – Ep 14 with John F. Simon Jr.
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
The Crossroads of Art and Meditation – Ep 14 with John F. Simon Jr.

How To Be A Stoic – Ep 13 with Massimo Pigliucci
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
How To Be A Stoic – Ep 13 with Massimo Pigliucci

Piccolo, An Artist’s Tale – Ep 12 with Eileen Merwin
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
Piccolo, An Artist’s Tale – Ep 12 with Eileen Merwin

Temporary People – Ep 11 with Deepak Unnikrishnan
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
Temporary People – Ep 11 with Deepak Unnikrishnan

Improving Mental Health – Ep 10 with Dr. Lloyd Sederer
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
Improving Mental Health – Ep 10 with Dr. Lloyd Sederer

Finding Happiness – Ep 9 with Lee Silber
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
Finding Happiness – Ep 9 with Lee Silber

American Philosophy, A Love Story – Ep 8 with John Kaag
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
American Philosophy, A Love Story – Ep 8 with John Kaag

Our Past and Our Futures – Ep 7 with Cecilia Galante
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC
Our Past and Our Futures – Ep 7 with Cecilia Galante

Cuban science fiction – Ep 6 with YOSS
43:57:84
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 43:57:84
Cuban science fiction – Ep 6 with YOSS

Real Estate and Real Life – Ep 5 with Francis J. Greenburger
1:01:39
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 1:01:39
Real Estate and Real Life – Ep 5 with Francis J. Greenburger

Secessionist Movements and Libertarianism – Ep 4 with William Irwin
54:00
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 54:00
Secessionist Movements and Libertarianism – Ep 4 with William Irwin

Haitian Folktales with a Twist – Ep 3 with Tracey Baptiste (Part 2)
34:12
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 34:12
Haitian Folktales with a Twist – Ep 3 with Tracey Baptiste (Part 2)

Haitian Folktales with a Twist – Ep 3 with Tracey Baptiste (Part 1)
36:17
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 36:17
Haitian Folktales with a Twist – Ep 3 with Tracey Baptiste (Part 1)

Existentialism and Romantic Love – Ep 2 with Skye Cleary
46:06
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 46:06
Existentialism and Romantic Love – Ep 2 with Skye Cleary

Growing Up, Relationships, and Arrested Development – Ep 1 with Nate Waggoner
48:31
2017-12-16 16:49:00 UTC 48:31
Growing Up, Relationships, and Arrested Development – Ep 1 with Nate Waggoner