This week: conversations about David Graeber and David Wengrow’s bestselling Dawn of Everything, with Wengrow, Peter Linebaugh, Philip Deloria, Joyce Chaplin, and Robin D. G. Kelley. Listen today at 2 pm, or anytime at our website.

An encyclopedic history of humanity recently became a bestseller, popularizing its refreshing assertion that…

This week: conversations with Andrea Campbell, Carlton Williams, Sidney Baptista, Armani White, Sheena Collier, and Kendra Hicks about Boston on its way to a historic election. Listen today at 2 pm, or anytime at our site.

Boston tilts toward something new as it approaches Election Day. Inequality has been a…

This week: a conversation with Jonathan Franzen about his novel Crossroads. Listen today at 2 pm, or anytime at our website.

“Jonathan Franzen” as a cultural phenomenon represents too many things to summarize, but they include: the volatile relationship between pop and literary culture in the US; the legacy of…

This week: a musical conversation about Mozart, with biographer Jan Swafford and pianist Robert Levin. Listen today at 2 pm or anytime at our website.

On this week’s show, you’ll hear the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart along with plenty about the man himself, thanks to biographer Jan Swafford. …

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