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Classical 89 is pleased to bring you thoughtful, educated voices in our radio interview program Thinking Aloud. As a service to the community at large, we offer regular interviews with scholars, students, and campus guests, on a broad range of topics.

Classical 89 is pleased to bring you thoughtful, educated voices in our radio interview program Thinking Aloud. As a service to the community at large, we offer regular interviews with scholars, students, and campus guests, on a broad range of topics.
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Provo, UT

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Classical 89 is pleased to bring you thoughtful, educated voices in our radio interview program Thinking Aloud. As a service to the community at large, we offer regular interviews with scholars, students, and campus guests, on a broad range of topics.

Language:

English

Contact:

BYU Broadcasting Brigham Young University Provo, UT 84602 800-298-5298


Episodes

Priya Satia: Guns and the Making of the Industrial Revolution (rebroadcast)

7/18/2018
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Stanford history professor Priya Satia discusses how war, imperialism, and Britian's thriving gun trade acted as the real engine of the Industrial Revolution. —Original Airdate: 6/20/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:29

Amaranth Borsuk: The Past and Future of the Book (rebroadcast)

7/16/2018
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Whether you think it's on its way out or a permanent fixture in our culture, there's no denying that we're fascinated with books. Poet and scholar Amaranth Borsuk joins the show to explore the limits and possibilities of the book as object, as content, and as idea. —Original Airdate: 6/8/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:29

Randall Stephens: How Christians Came to Embrace Rock & Roll (rebroadcast)

7/13/2018
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Randall Stephens, professor of history and American studies, traces the history of Christian rock from its beginning as "the devil's music" to a billion dollar industry. —Original Airdate: 6/15/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:29

Joseph Crespino: The Evolution of Atticus Finch (rebroadcast)

7/12/2018
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Joseph Crespino, the Jimmy Carter Professor of History at Emory University, traces the origins and evolution of Atticus Finch, the iconic patriarch from Harper Lee's seminal novel. —Original Airdate: 6/18/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:29

Abigail Williams: The Social Life of Books (rebroadcast)

7/11/2018
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Marcus Smith visits with a literature expert to explore the phenomenon of reading aloud as a social activity in the eighteenth-century home. —Original Airdate: 1/25/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:38

Neda Maghbouleh: Iranian Americans and the Politics of Race (rebroadcast)

7/9/2018
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Sociologist Neda Maghbouleh joins the show to discuss her research into how second-generation Iranian Americans navigate the paradox between being legally classified as white and socially perceived as nonwhite. —Original Airdate: 6/14/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:44

Jeremy Teigen: The History of Veterans as Presidents (rebroadcast)

7/4/2018
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Political scientist Jeremy Teigen explores the history of military service and the U.S. presidency and discusses how the status of being a veteran has helped or hindered presidential hopefuls. —Original Airdate: 6/11/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:14

Adam Winkler: How Corporations Won Their Civil Rights (rebroadcast)

7/2/2018
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The Virgina Company. The Fourteenth Amendment. Dodge v Ford Motor Co. Ralph Nader. Mitt Romney. UCLA law professor Adam Winkler talks through the characters and cases that helped business corporations gain rights under the Constitution. —Original Airdate: 6/7/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:29

Alexander Langlands: Craeft (rebroadcast)

6/28/2018
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British archaeologist Alexander Langlands joins the show to talk about his new book, "Craeft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Craft." —Original Airdate: 1/31/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:30

Daniel Horowitz: A Historian's Take on Positive Psychology (rebroadcast)

6/27/2018
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Historian Daniel Horowitz, author of the book "Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America," discusses the results of America's draw towards positive psychology and the happiness. —Original Airdate: 5/23/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:15

Dan Gearino: Comic Shops—The Quiet Cornerstone of Geek Culture (rebroadcast)

6/25/2018
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You know who Captain America, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Snoopy and Superman are, but have you ever visited the place all these characters got their start, a comic store? Comic shops are quirky businesses that defy the odds to stay afloat. Tune in to hear us discuss them with Dan Gearino, author of "Comic Shop: The Retail Mavericks that Gave us a New Geek Culture." —Original Airdate: 9/29/2017 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:29

Daniel Chambliss & Christopher Takacs: The Secrets to College Success (rebroadcast)

6/22/2018
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Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs, authors of "How College Works," join the show to talk about their research into the surprising and not-so-surprising factors that create a successful college experience. —Original Airdate: 5/14/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:29

Brian Regal & Frank Esposito: The Birth of the Jersey Devil

6/21/2018
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Brian Regal and Frank Esposito from Kean University explore the genesis of one of America's oldest monster legends: the Jersey Devil. It's a tale that has less to do with a winged beast and more to do with colonial Quaker infighting, pamphlet wars, publicity stunts, and the absolute villainization of a man who just wanted to bring the Enlightenment to the New World.

Duration:00:28:29

Leslie Anthony: The Aliens Among Us

6/13/2018
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Adventure and science journalist Leslie Anthony discusses his research into invasive species and the effect they're having on the planet.

Duration:00:27:00

Mark Serreze: A Scientist's Account of the Changing Arctic (rebroadcast)

6/6/2018
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Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, describes how the science on climate change has changed throughout his career and details his own experiences witnessing those changes on the ground in the Arctic. —Original Airdate: 5/18/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:30

Bruce Fink: Jacques Lacan on the Illusions of Love (rebroadcast)

6/4/2018
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Lacanian psychoanalyst Bruce Fink visits the show to discuss Jacques Lacan's thoughts and writing on love. —Original Airdate: 1/11/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:29:29

Daniel Levitin: A Field Guide to Lies--Critical Thinking in the Information Age (rebroadcast)

6/1/2018
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As technological advancement leads us to confront an ever-larger bombardment of information, we have to ask ourselves: which of all this information is true or accurate? Today's guest believes we can tell the difference between solid data and media junk if we learn how. He's here to help us begin that important process of learning discernment amid an ocean of media. —Original Airdate: 9/14/2016 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:29:12

Darrin Lunde: Theodore Roosevelt, The Naturalist (rebroadcast)

5/25/2018
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Marcus Smith speaks with Smithsonian naturalist Darrin Lunde about Theodore Roosevelt's lesser-known passion for the science of naturalism. —Original Airdate: 6/28/2017 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:35

Kathryn Tempest: Retelling the Story of Brutus

5/24/2018
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Kathryn Tempest, senior lecturer on Roman history at the University of Roehampton London and author of "Brutus: The Noble Conspirator," joins the show to talk about how we know what we know about Marcus Junius Brutus and his infamous assassination of Julius Caesar.

Duration:00:28:44

Henrik Syse: Finding Connection through Memory (rebroadcast)

5/21/2018
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Philosopher Henrik Syse shares his thoughts about using the memory of trauma to form universal connections rather than fuel conflict. —Original Airdate: 4/12/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:30