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International Women’s History: The Convoy of 31000, Episode 1

In this episode of Death and Numbers, part of a series on international women’s history, Amy Vidor and Caroline Barta talk about author and activist Charlotte Delbo. Read more: Be sure to read Delbo’s Convoy to Auschwitz (English translation) Caroline Moorehead wrote about Delbo’s convoy in her novel A Train in … Listen now!International Women’s History: The Convoy of 31000, Episode 1

Food for Thought, Episode 3

In this special three-part series from Death and Numbers, we’re cracking open cookbooks and archival records to learn about the bond between food and text.  The final episode uses the recipe collection to represent the sometimes haphazard, but often meaningful associations created around our closest relationships with food. Read more: … Listen now!Food for Thought, Episode 3

International Women’s History: A Storm in June, Episode 2

In this episode of Death and Numbers, part of a series on international women’s history, Amy Vidor and Caroline Barta talk about author Irène Némirovsky. Read more: To see some of Némirovsky’s works, go to http://www.mjhnyc.org/irene/ Read Suite française by Irène Némirovsky and Le Mirador  by Elisabeth Gille The Otto List, featuring … Listen now!International Women’s History: A Storm in June, Episode 2

Food for Thought, Episode 1

In this special three-part series of Death & Numbers, we’re cracking open cookbooks and archival records to learn about the bond between food and text. In this first episode, we pair a largely forgotten 17th century French cookbook with Julia Child’s classic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking to consider how food … Listen now!Food for Thought, Episode 1

Can We Ever Kill the Author?

In this episode, we discuss infamous author Norman Mailer and explore a timely question, given the recent accusations of sexual misconduct throughout Hollywood and beyond and the #MeToo movement: Can you really separate the art from the artist? Read the original essay by Roland Barthes, “La mort de l’auteur” here, and … Listen now!Can We Ever Kill the Author?

Presidential Politicking: Who Puts Those Words in the Candidates’ Mouths?

Don Baer. Michael Gerson. Ted Sorensen. Peggy Noonan. Jon Favreau. You may not recognize all–or even some–of these names, but you have probably heard or read the words they have written. These individuals were all presidential speechwriters. A speechwriter works not only with a sitting president but also presidential candidates … Listen now!Presidential Politicking: Who Puts Those Words in the Candidates’ Mouths?