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

Death & Numbers Podcasts

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 the names of authors banned …

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

Humanities Minutes Podcasts

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 to craft messages that will …

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Two Authors–One Literary Spar

Humanities Minutes Podcasts

Two authors–one complicated relationship. “[Hemingway] has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?” William Faulkner is known for his experimental, stream-of-consciousness style, and his attention to diction and cadence. His characters are distinctly Southern–former slaves …

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