Letter of Liberty-logo

Letter of Liberty

Podcasts >

More Information

Location:

United States

Genres:

Podcasts

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 25 - Interview with Robert Alter on Qohelet and (Second) Isaiah

10/17/2018
More
In this episode, Professor Robert Alter joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss two of the Bible's most powerful books: Ecclesiastes, or Qohelet, and Second Isaiah (Isaiah 40-55). Alter speaks about the radicalism of Qohelet, the mere breath that animates its underlying message and meditation, its separateness from the rest of the Hebrew Bible, and more. He also speaks about the consoling poetry of Second Isaiah: What is the promise? Who is the suffering servant? Is a good God responsible...

Duration:00:56:43

Episode 24 - Interview with Patrick Newman on Conceived in Liberty

10/10/2018
More
*Please note that due to technical difficulties, there were issues with the audio quality of this episode. In this episode, Patrick Newman joins the show to discuss the forthcoming fifth volume of libertarian economist and writer Murray Rothbard's history of colonial America, Conceived in Liberty. We talk about Rothbard's scheme for understanding history, heroes and villains, the radicalism of the American Revolution, what Rothbard's goals for writing his history were, and the revisionist...

Duration:00:51:10

Episode 23 - Interview with Walter Block on Justice

9/26/2018
More
In this episode, Professor Walter Block joins us again to discuss justice and law from a libertarian perspective. We talk about justice, vigilantes, what should have happened after the Civil War, and more. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:44:38

Episode 22- Interview with Robert Miola on The Tragedy of Macbeth

8/23/2018
More
In this episode, Shakespearean scholar and professor Robert Miola joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss the poetry, history, tragedy, and insight behind Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of evil, The Tragedy of Macbeth. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:01:01:13

Episode 21 - Interview with Louis DeCaro on John Brown

8/17/2018
More
In this episode, historian Louis DeCaro joins Letter of Liberty to discuss the abolitionist John Brown, Brown's attitudes to violence, why Brown is not a terrorist, why he is a hero, and why his central lesson is one of freedom. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:01:02:24

Episode 20 - Interview with John Rumrich on John Milton

8/9/2018
More
In this episode, scholar John Rumrich discusses the great poem Paradise Lost, the power of Satan, how Adam and Eve are portrayed in the poem, and what makes Milton so compelling as a poet and thinker. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:57:45

Episode 19 - Interview with Ruby Blondell on Helen of Troy

7/12/2018
More
In this episode, University of Washington professor Ruby Blondell speaks on Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman of all time; we talk about Homer, the tragic imagination of Helen; in addition, Achilles makes a surprising starring role in this episode. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:01:06:49

Episode 18 - Interview with Walter Block on Libertarianism

7/5/2018
More
In this episode, Walter Block, economics professor and libertarian scholar, joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss libertarianism, total privatization of everything, and the necessity and goodness of libertarian "Nuremberg trials." A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:34:30

Episode 17 - Interview with Gary Saul Morson on Leo Tolstoy

7/1/2018
More
In this episode Gary Saul Morson, distinguished scholar of Russian literature, joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss the greatness of Leo Tolstoy, his ability to capture the consciousness of human beings, and his great search for truth that gave such depth and reality to his great novels and stories. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:56:02

Episode 16 - Interview with Laurence Bergreen on Casanova

6/21/2018
More
In this episode, Laurence Bergreen joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss the towering figure of Giacomo Casanova and of the Europe that he was both a part of and that he defined. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:49:58

Episode 15 - Interview with Robert Alter

6/12/2018
More
In this episode, Professor Robert Alter returns to the Letter of Liberty to discuss the Hebrew Bible, the poetry and the prophets, and more. We also discuss William Faulkner and Leo Tolstoy near the end. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:01:12:31

Episode 14 - Interview with Glenn Frankel

6/7/2018
More
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Glenn Frankel joins Letter of Liberty to discuss The Searchers and High Noon. Glenn and Anand discuss the greatness of the two films, how they understand civilization, the backstories behind the two movies, and more. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:01:10:40

Episode 13 - Interview with Keith Preston

5/24/2018
More
In this episode, Keith Preston, anarchist writer and host of AttacktheSystem.com, joins Letter of Liberty to discuss the history and ideas of anarchism, totalitarian humanism, Murray Rothbard, and more. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:01:11:03

Episode 12 - Interview with David Gordon

5/17/2018
More
In this episode, David Gordon, senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss Murray Rothbard, libertarianism, classical liberalism, the Koch brothers, and more. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:01:13:42

Episode 11 - Interview with Professor Steven Weitzman

4/30/2018
More
In this episode, Professor Steven Weitzman joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss the story and the relevance of King Solomon of the Bible. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:51:51

Episode 10 - Interview with Peter T. Chattaway

4/26/2018
More
In this episode, Peter T. Chattaway joins the podcast to discuss the Bible and Jesus in movies. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:52:15

Episode 9 - Interview with Jamie LiCausi

4/9/2018
More
In this episode, LIU Post senior forensics science student Jamie LiCausi joins the Letter of Liberty to speak up about issues on LIU Post. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:57:48

Episode 8 - Interview with Richard Martin on The Iliad

3/29/2018
More
In this episode Richard Martin, classics professor at Stanford University, discusses Homer’s The Iliad, The oral poetry, the complexity and strangeness of the poem, and the power of The Iliad’s hero Achilles. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:01:06:09

Episode 7 - An Episode on Homer, the Bible, and University News

3/22/2018
More
In this solo episode, Anand Venigalla announces the guest for next week (classics professor Richard Martin), reads passages of The Iliad to whet your appetite for Episode 8, gets enthralled by biblical poetry as translated by Robert Alter, and speaks on recent news at LIU Post. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:23:37

Episode 6 - What I've Been Reading So Far

3/1/2018
More
In this episode of Letter of Liberty, Anand Venigalla, in the absence of a suitable guest, discusses what he’s been reading so far: René Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy and Frederick Douglass’s Narrative. A production of WCWP Studios - LIU Post Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

Duration:00:28:26