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Weekly conference on everything from ritual human sacrifice to Van Halen, cultural anthropology, art + more, featuring past guests Ariel Pink, L, Dasha, Alex Lee Moyer, Yang Qi, Angelicism01, Nina Power, Jonny Negron, + more. Hosted and produced by ​Barrett Avner. ​ ​"Contain excels because of it's rare openness to experimentation, good vibes, and absence of cynical and defensive internet personas and LARPers" - Jack TPN
 
Brian Lehrer, of WNYC Radio's Brian Lehrer Show, also hosts an hour-long weekly television show on CUNY-TV. In addition to highlighting new academic research with the power to transform society and policy in a regular segment called, "Public Intellectual," Brian interviews experts on a wide variety of topics including: the digital age and how it’s transforming our world; new social and political trends and current events in New York City and beyond; entrepreneurs of change; grassroots enviro ...
 
What the hell is Super Tuesday and where does it come from? Why does Iowa vote first? What’s a caucus? Who gets to be a delegate? How to Vote in America is a weekly micro podcast that tries to make sense of our crazy democracy and what seems like a never-ending 2020 election process. In this podcast, we take small bites at big issues to help you understand something most people should, but probably don’t: voting. Hosted by The Takeaway’s Politics Host Amy Walter. WNYC Studios is a listener-s ...
 
The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to the hyphen-America world we all live in. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, race and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. We are celebrating and challenging the raucous, colorful, complicated country we live in by asking all the important, awkward questions: What does it mean to be an immigrant in America? What cultural baggage do we bring to sex and relationships? Why is Korean skincare so popular? When does some ...
 
Join Mr. Modernism George Smart and crew as they talk and laugh with people who enjoy, own, create, dream about, preserve, love, and hate Modernist architecture, the most exciting and controversial buildings in the world. USModernist Radio is backed by the nonprofit educational archive USModernist, the largest open digital archive for Modernist residential architecture in America. www.usmodernist.org
 
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Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan goes well beyond bridges, roads and tunnels. His emphasis on 'human infrastructure' includes supporting elder care workers and family caregivers. On today's show, Clarence Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC), digs in on the infrastructure needs of cities. Then, Jess Mora…
 
Full episode on Patreon What are vibes? This difficult question is analyzed and answered with the help of Jungian memetics expert Chris Gabriel ( MemeAnalysis on youtube) and art critic/writer antagonist Adam Lehrer. We dive into synchronicities, vibes, randonautica adventures, alchemy, anime girlfriends, ghosts, apophenia, Jack Parsons, Bataille, …
 
It’s one thing when neighbors don’t like that butterfly mother in law shed in your backyard. It’s another when thousands of people in a city are without housing and neighborhoods don’t want them anywhere close. Over the decades, architecture has proclaimed the solution to this and other social problems can be solved through design, but as Dr. Phil …
 
2020 was the fourth year USModernist Radio has been part of the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival, if by festival you mean online and by New York you mean anywhere on earth. Every fall, the authors, producers, experts, stars, and creators gather to premiere their latest architecture and design documentaries. Today we talk with Rikke Se…
 
Air Date 4/10/2021 Today we take a look at the need for a modern assessment of the corporate monopolies who dominate our online and offline experiences, including seeing the negative consequences of monopolies through a racial justice lens. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript MEMBERSHIP,…
 
Taylor Swift, who recently won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, has today released a new album called Fearless (Taylor's Version), which is an exact remake of her 2008 breakthrough album, Fearless. Music critic Sophie Harris explains why Taylor is repeating herself and reviews the new record. Tom Sutcliffe discusses HRH the Duke of Edinburgh…
 
What are we really talking about when we talk about "vaccine passports," and is that label even accurate to describe a public health measure that could help to re-open safely? On today's show, Dr. Leana Wen, emergency physician, professor at George Washington University, contributing columnist for The Washington Post, CNN medical analyst, and forme…
 
Leana Wen, emergency physician, professor at George Washington University, contributing columnist for The Washington Post, CNN medical analyst, and former Baltimore Health Commissioner and the author of the forthcoming book Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health (Metropolitan Books, 2021), shares her thoughts on how to re-fram…
 
Air Date: 4-8-21 BECOME A MEMBER TO HEAR THE FULL VERSION Today, I am joined by Amanda, Erin and Deon to discuss: - The great shames of the nation - A comparison between Korean-language and English-language coverage of the Atlanta shootings - When it comes to catalyzing a will to change, seeing is believing (and motivating) - The GOP culture wars a…
 
Peggy Seeger has just released her latest album, The First Farewell, at the age of 85. She tells us about the pleasures of working on it with her family, her worries about the post-Covid music scene, getting older - and getting younger.Liverpool is about to take part in a pilot scheme testing live events. There will be an open-air film screening, a…
 
While public health experts and (mostly-Democratic) politicians say COVID vaccine passports are key to safely getting back to everyday activities, others are worried about data privacy and equity. Dan Diamond, national health reporter at The Washington Post, talks about how they'd work, the politics of the system and more.…
 
What is it like hanging out with depressed drug addled rappers? Directors of American Rapstar (the XXXtentacion documentary), Tyler Benz and Justin Staple of All The Smoke productions talk about how to find your way in this earth through doing wrong things. They talk partying with Vincent Gallo, quitting Vice and VFiles to start their own project, …
 
While some say COVID vaccine passports are key to safely getting back to everyday activities, others are concerned about the access and equity issues at play. On today's show, Dan Diamond, national health reporter at The Washington Post, talks about how they'd work, the politics of the system and more.…
 
Jessica Gould, WNYC education reporter, brings the latest NYC public school news. NYC Pub School Parents - Two case closure rule is being replaced on Monday by a new rule that says four cases can cause closure IF it can be traced to a known exposure in school. Individual classrooms will still quarantine for 10 days per case. — Jessica Gould (@ByJes…
 
Katherine Parkinson is best known as an actress – she won a BAFTA playing Jen in The IT Crowd and warm praise for her performance on stage in Laura Wade’s play Home, I’m Darling. But she has also written a play, Sitting, an interwoven set of three monologues first performed at the Edinburgh Festival and now on BBC4 as part of BBC Lights Up. It is i…
 
Alana Casanova-Burgess, host of La Brega, and reporter and producer for WNYC's On the Media, and Yarimar Bonilla, professor of Puerto Rican Studies and Anthropology at the City University of New York, monthly columnist at El Nuevo Día, and incoming director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, talk about how Puerto Ricans are w…
 
There's a proposal in Congress to put questions of statehood and representation to the people of Puerto Rico. But in thinking about its future, we must reckon with its colonial present. On today's show, Alana Casanova-Burgess, host of La Brega, and reporter and producer for WNYC's On the Media, and Yarimar Bonilla, professor of Puerto Rican Studies…
 
As vaccine eligibility expands around the county the question remains: Is everyone eligible getting the shot and if not, is it because of hesitancy or difficulty scheduling appointments? In a series of conversations, Mitra Kalita, co-founder of URL Media and CEO and publisher of Epicenter-NYC, joins to talk about how some communities still face cha…
 
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