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City Arts & Lectures

City Arts & Lectures

Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented onstage conversations with outstanding figures in literature, politics, criticism, science, and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and values. City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard on more than 130 public radio stations across the country and wherever you get your podcasts. The broadcasts are co-produced with ... more

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Since his 2016 debut poetry collection The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, Hanif Abdurraqib’s writing has earned him numerous accolades as a poet, essayist, and music critic. Easily moving from emotionally riveting examinations of Black identities to academi... more

44 hours ago

Matthew Desmond is a professor of sociology at Princeton University and the principal investigator at The Eviction Lab, a research group that published the first-ever dataset of evictions in America, going back to 2000.  His Pulitzer-Prize-winner boo... more

9 days ago

Our guest today is Angela Davis, one of the world’s most important voices for justice. The philosopher and activist came to prominence in the 1960s. Six decades later, Davis is still on the front lines fighting for equality and freedom on a range of ... more

16 days ago

Our guest today is award-winning novelist Tommy Orange. Orange’s debut novel, There There, centered on a Native American experience that is less commonly featured in US literature - the lives of urban Native Americans. It was one of 2019’s most criti... more

23 days ago


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4.4 out of 5 stars from 415 ratings
  • Roz Chast

    Listening to a podcast of a slide show is like a Roz Chast cartoon. Absurdly funny.

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    United States4 months ago
  • Zamora great.

    Liked this interview a lot. Look forward to A. Davis, R. Reich and (fingers crossed) Patti Smith interviews… far enjoyable and timely.

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    Love theVibe
    United States7 months ago
  • Authors

    Why are all the authors female?

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    gentle julia
    Canada2 years ago
  • Thiebaud - Lesser 2005 replay

    Splendid interview, a wide roaming, good personal insights on painters and painting.

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    Linkin Steff
    United States2 years ago
  • Miranda July!

    Great in-depth interview!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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