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Story in the Public Square Season 3 Episodes

114 Episodes 2019 -

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Sun, Dec 12, 2021 30 mins

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Colin Woodard

Sun, Dec 5, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 1

Michael J. Mazarr

Mon, May 13, 2019 30 mins

Michael J. Mazarr talks about the decision-making and narratives that led to America's invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Sun, May 19, 2019 30 mins

More than 200,000 Americans have been killed by COVID-19 with some projections saying that number will double by the end of the year. Dr. Ashish Jha explains the tragedy of those numbers in the simple things Americans could still do to more effectively.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Mon, May 20, 2019 30 mins

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Episode 4

Katherine Brown

Mon, May 20, 2019 30 mins

Katherine Brown looks at journalism's impact on the public's knowledge of the war in Afghanistan.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Sun, May 26, 2019 30 mins

The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of American democracy. Even in 2000 and 2016 when the popular vote failed to select the president, Americans accepted the results.

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Episode 6

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mon, May 27, 2019 30 mins

Flint, Michigan, has become a cautionary tale about America's decaying infrastructure. But it's more than that.

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Episode 7

Dr. Mona Hanna - Attisha

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 30 mins

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Mon, Jun 3, 2019 30 mins

Alexandra Watts is part of a movement to put reporters on the ground in communities across America.

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Episode 9

Alexandra Watts

Mon, Jun 3, 2019 30 mins

Alexandra Watts is spotlighted.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Wed, Jun 12, 2019 30 mins

Julie Keller explores immigration and border security in the United States.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Wed, Jun 19, 2019 30 mins

Storytellers from various fields talk about their creative process and the impact of their stories to the public.

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Episode 12

William Taubman

Mon, Jun 17, 2019 30 mins

William Taubman discusses his biography of former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Episode 13

Helen Schulman

Mon, Jun 24, 2019 30 mins

Helen Schulman warns that technology is changing personal relationships and families in America.

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Episode 14

Philip Deloria

Mon, Jul 1, 2019 30 mins

Philip Deloria explores the interplay of Native Americans and the evolution of America's identity.

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Episode 15

Lisa Genova

Mon, Jul 8, 2019 30 mins

Lisa Genova is spotlighted.

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Episode 16

Robert Kolker

Sun, Jul 14, 2019 30 mins

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Episode 17

Adam Zyglis

Mon, Jul 15, 2019 30 mins

Spotlighting Adam Zyglis, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from The Buffalo News.

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Episode 18

Maggie Smith

Mon, Jul 22, 2019 30 mins

Interview with award-winning poet Masggie Smith.

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Episode 19

Ernest Freeberg

Sun, Jul 28, 2019 30 mins

The end of the 19th-century in America is associated with the rise of profound social movements like the temperance movement; the women's suffrage movement; and more darkly even the eugenics movement.

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Episode 20

Danny Strong

Mon, Jul 29, 2019 30 mins

Danny Strong, Emmy-winning screenwriter and co-creator of "Empire," is the guest.

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Episode 21

Ashley Jardina

Mon, Aug 5, 2019 30 mins

Ashley Jardina talks about the emergence of white identity politics.

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Episode 22

Gavriel Rosenfeld

Mon, Aug 12, 2019 30 mins

Gavriel Rosenfeld talks about the fear that mobilized Europe and the world since 1945.

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Episode 23

Frank Bowman

Mon, Aug 19, 2019 30 mins

Frank Bowman digs deep into the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

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Episode 24

Deborah Carr

Mon, Aug 26, 2019 30 mins

Deborah Carr warns that Americans find their older years characterized by poverty and poor health.

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Episode 25

Christopher Brown

Mon, Sep 2, 2019 30 mins

Dr. Joseph Sakran and his experience with gun violence is spotlighted.

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Episode 26

Ian Reifowitz

Mon, Sep 9, 2019 30 mins

Ian Reifowitz documents the exploitation of race in the Obama years by one of America's prominent conservative opinion-makers, Rush Limbaugh.

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Episode 27

Michael Fine, MD

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 30 mins

Dr. Michael Fine talks about healthcare in the United States. He argues that for patients and caregivers, issues like cost, access, and outcomes are real, they are present, and they often have life-and-death consequences.

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Episode 28

Christine Montross

Sun, Sep 22, 2019 30 mins

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Episode 29

Joseph Sakran, MD

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 30 mins

Dr. Joseph Sakran and his experience with gun violence is spotlighted.

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Episode 30

Vanessa Otero

Sun, Sep 29, 2019 30 mins

Vanessa Otero claims that many social media users remain unaware of the media biases that shape the world.

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Episode 31

Ilan Goldenberg

Mon, Sep 30, 2019 30 mins

Ilan Goldenberg warns about the potential for conflict between the United States and Iran.

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Episode 32

Scott Hartley

Mon, Oct 7, 2019 30 mins

Scott Hartley mentions that the future needs techies and fuzzies.

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Episode 33

Michael Isikoff

Mon, Oct 14, 2019 30 mins

Michael Isikoff talks about the conspiracy theories surrounding the United States today.

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Episode 34

Patricia Nguyen

Mon, Oct 21, 2019 30 mins

Patricia Nguyen discusses her life as a daughter of Vietnamese refugee immigrants.

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Episode 35

Daniel Okrent

Mon, Oct 28, 2019 30 mins

Interviews with today's best print, screen, music, and other storytellers.

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Episode 36

Dr. John Halpern And David Blistein

Mon, Nov 4, 2019 30 mins

Interviews with today's best print, screen, music, and other storytellers.

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Episode 37

Audrey Kurth Cronin

Mon, Nov 11, 2019 30 mins

Interviews with today's best print, screen, music, and other storytellers.

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Episode 38

Marina Ottaway and David Ottaway

Mon, Nov 18, 2019 30 mins

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Episode 39

Edward Berenson

Mon, Nov 25, 2019 30 mins

Edward Berenson discusses the only documented case of "blood libel" in the United States and it's meaning today.

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Episode 40

Lenette Azzi-Lessing

Mon, Dec 2, 2019 30 mins

Nearly six million American children live in poverty. Lenette Azzi-Lessing dissects the reasons and the profound implications for these children as they grow, and the consequences for all in the world's richest country.

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Episode 41

Jamie Metzl

Mon, Dec 2, 2019 30 mins

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Episode 42

Susan Rice

Mon, Dec 9, 2019 30 mins

Throughout her career, Susan Rice carried the lessons of her family's unique American experience.

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Episode 43

Evelyn Farkas

Mon, Dec 16, 2019 30 mins

National Security Analyst Evelyn Farkas looks back at the preceding 12 months and helps name the 2019 "Story of the Year." From the Mueller report to Syria, Ukraine, and impeachment, 2019 was a year of big stories and powerful narratives.

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Episode 3

Mon, Dec 16, 2019 30 mins

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Episode 45

Tom Nichols

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 30 mins

Why assaults on the truth threaten American democracy, explained by U.S. Naval War College Professor Tom Nichols, author of "The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters." In this era of "fake news," disinformation, and social-media distortion and falsehood, professional expertise is under fire.

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Episode 46

Adela Raz

Mon, Dec 23, 2019 30 mins

Adela Raz gives her perspective on Afghanistan's rich history and its future.

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Episode 47

Linda Tropp

Mon, Dec 23, 2019 30 mins

Face-to face connections and emotion, not data and statistics, can bring disparate groups together according to Linda Tropp, award-winning author and professor of social psychology at the University of Massachusetts. On many issues today, Americans are bitterly divided. Many politicians are unwilling to reach across the aisle, and fact-based attempts to bridge these gaps seem to fail.

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Episode 48

Keesha Middlemass

Mon, Dec 30, 2019 30 mins

Keesha Middlemass explains the substantial barriers felons face when they try to reenter society. With less than five percent of the planet's population, the United States houses 22 percent of the world's prisoners. The challenges of navigating that system don't end when the convicted felon completes his or her sentence.

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Episode 49

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Mon, Feb 3, 2020 30 mins

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen traces the history of ideas that shaped the United States from its beginnings.

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Episode 50

Jamie Metzl

Sun, Jan 12, 2020 30 mins

The Human Rights Campaign estimates that there are two million transgender people living in the United States, today. Yet Kylar Broadus says the fight for human rights is not yet won as long as transgender Americans lack equal rights under the law.

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Episode 51

Penny Abernathy

Mon, Feb 17, 2020 30 mins

With more and more newspapers closing, a cornerstone of democracy in many localities is imperiled. Penny Abernathy, head of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the problem and poses possible solutions.

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Episode 52

Elizabeth Rush

Mon, Feb 24, 2020 30 mins

Elizabeth Rush discuss the impact of rising sea levels to those living near America's coasts.

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Episode 9

Mon, Mar 2, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 54

Mon, Mar 9, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 10

Sun, Mar 15, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 56

Mon, Mar 16, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 57

Episode 57

Mon, Mar 23, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 58

Susan Ware

Sun, Apr 5, 2020 30 mins

Feminist historian Susan Ware explores the history of the women who led the suffrage movement.

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Episode 59

Episode 13

Wed, Apr 8, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 60

Mo Rocca

Mon, Apr 27, 2020 30 mins

Mo Rocca discusses humor in political narrative and his book "Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving."

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Episode 61

Mary Rohlick

Sun, Jun 21, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 62

Julie Keller

Sun, Jun 21, 2020 30 mins

Julie Keller takes a look into some changes on who works on dairy farms in the country and their means of travel from Mexico.

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Episode 63

Donald Warne, MD

Mon, Jul 20, 2020 30 mins

Dr. Donald Warne tackles the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous populations and the status of Native Americans.

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Episode 64

Sun, Aug 2, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 65

Episode 65

Sun, Aug 9, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 66

Episode 66

Sun, Aug 23, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 70

Episode 70

Sun, Oct 11, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 71

David Shimer

Mon, Oct 12, 2020 30 mins

In a new book, David Shimer discusses Russian interference in American elections.

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Episode 72

Episode 72

Sun, Oct 25, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 73

Rosa Brooks

Mon, Oct 26, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 18

Sun, Nov 8, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 75

Episode 19

Sun, Nov 15, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 20

Sun, Nov 22, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 24

Mon, Dec 14, 2020 30 mins

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Episode 79

Episode 26

Mon, Dec 28, 2020 30 mins

Less than a decade ago, information technology seemed wondrous in its ability to make modern life better. Alexis Wichowski discusses the good and the bad of technology's penetration into people's lives as private individuals and as public citizens.

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Episode 3

Sun, Jan 24, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 81

Episode 4

Sun, Jan 31, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 82

Episode 7

Sun, Feb 21, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 83

Sam Pollard & Bend Hedin

Mon, Feb 22, 2021 30 mins

Sam Pollard and Bend Hedin tell how the FBI spied on civil rights leaders in the 1960s in a powerful documentary that shines a light on race, power and the politics of personal destruction.

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Episode 84

02-28-2021

Sun, Feb 28, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 85

Sun, Mar 14, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 11

Sun, Mar 21, 2021 30 mins

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03-28-2021

Sun, Mar 28, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 94

Jamie Merisotis

Wed, Jun 2, 2021 30 mins

Jamie Merisotis argues that education must change to prepare citizens to work alongside machines.

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Episode 99

Kylar Broadus

Mon, Jul 5, 2021 30 mins

Kylar Broadus states that the fight for human rights is not won as long as transgender Americans lack equal rights.

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Episode 102

Elaine Mcmillion Sheldon

Sun, Jul 11, 2021 30 mins

Elaine McMillion Sheldon weaves elements together to explore everything from love to addiction.

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Episode 105

Father James Martin, S.J.

Mon, Jul 19, 2021 30 mins

Father James Martin, S.J., gives a human and spiritual perspective to matters of public life and personal faith.

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Episode 107

Zakiya Dalia Harris

Mon, Jul 26, 2021 30 mins

Zakiya Dalia Harris is spotlighted.

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Episode 109

Martin Halliwell

Mon, Aug 2, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 111

Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman

Mon, Aug 9, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 113

Mohammed Alli Kadivar

Mon, Aug 16, 2021 30 mins

Mohammed Ali Kadivar is a scholar of democracy and an advocate.

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Episode 115

Brian Lamb

Mon, Aug 23, 2021 30 mins

Brian Lamb believes that the American public had a right to see government working.

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Episode 117

Tom Nichols

Mon, Aug 30, 2021 30 mins

Tom Nichols urges people not to just look for leaders whom they can ascribe blame, but to look at themselves and discern their role in the weakening of democratic institutions.

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Episode 119

Craig Whitlock

Mon, Sep 6, 2021 30 mins

Craig Whitlock pierces together the secret history of America's war in a land long-called as the graveyard of empires.

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Episode 121

Ashish Jha

Mon, Sep 13, 2021 30 mins

Dr. Ashish Jha offers the level-headed wisdom that the pandemic is not yet over.

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Episode 122

Episode 419

Fri, Sep 17, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 124

Padma Venkatraman

Mon, Sep 20, 2021 30 mins

Padma Venkatraman explores the universal themes of racism and hope against odds.

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Episode 125

Episode 420

Fri, Sep 24, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 127

Desmond Shum

Mon, Oct 4, 2021 30 mins

Desmon Shum provides an insider's account of wealth, corruption, vengeance, and power in China.

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Episode 128

Judson Brewer

Thu, Oct 7, 2021 30 mins

Colleges and universities all over the United States face a wave of students who are suffering from anxiety and depression heightened by the pandemic.

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Episode 131

Scott Macfarlane

Mon, Oct 18, 2021 30 mins

Scott MacFarlane is spotlighted.

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Episode 133

Emily Allen-Hornblower & Marquis Mccray

Sun, Oct 24, 2021 30 mins

Emily Allen-Hornblower and Marquis McCray are spotlighted.

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Episode 135

Suzanne Simard

Mon, Nov 1, 2021 30 mins

Featured are interviews with print, screen, music, and other storytellers.

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Episode 136

TBA

Fri, Nov 5, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 137

Episode 1017

Sun, Nov 7, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 138

Robert Hackey & Todd Olszewski

Mon, Nov 8, 2021 30 mins

Featured are interviews with print, screen, music, and other storytellers.

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Episode 139

Shekhar Saxena

Sun, Nov 14, 2021 30 mins

Dr. Shekhar Saxena talks about the effects of the pandemic on global mental health.

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Episode 141

Robert Costa

Sun, Nov 21, 2021 30 mins

Robert Costa states that the end of the Trump presidency saw a threat to the Constitutional order that emanates from the White House.

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Episode 142

Episode 147

Wed, Nov 24, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 144

Colin Woodard

Sun, Nov 28, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 145

Lindsay Crouse

Sun, Dec 5, 2021 30 mins

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Episode 149

Evelyn Farkas

Mon, Dec 13, 2021 30 mins

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