Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Podcast Playlist for 28 July 2011 (1)

Africa Past & Present
Episode 54: Political Biography
Heather Hughes (University of Lincoln) on her new biography of John Langalibalele Dube, founding president of the African National Congress of South Africa, which celebrates its centenary in 2012. Hughes focuses on Dube’s rich connections to the United States; his educational work and political beliefs; and the previously overlooked role of Nokutela Dube.
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Thinking Allowed
Martha Nussbaum
Is there a better way to judge the development of a country than to measure its GDP? The philosopher Martha Nussbaum tells Laurie about her 'human capabilities' approach.
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Leonard Lopate Show
Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest and Irretrievable
This summer’s first Underappreciated segment is on 19th-century Realist writer Theodor Fontane. Professor Edith H. Krause, Professor of German and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Duquesnes University, discusses Fontane’s best known works—his 1896 novel Effi Briest, considered a masterpiece of realist fiction alongside Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, and his 1892 novel Irretrievable, which was recently re-published by New York Review of Books.
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History According to Bob
History of Tea Drinking Part 3
This show is part3 of 3 on the History of Tea Drinking.
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SALT - Seminars About Long Term Thinking
Geoffrey B. West
Why Cities Keep on Growing, Corporations Always Die, and Life Gets Faster
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