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Speakers' Forum Podcast

Speakers' Forum Podcast

A collection of lectures from respected academics, writers, public radio personalities and activists.
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The Gaza Doctor: Izzeldin Abuelaish

07/29/11
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lost three daughters when his family's apartment in Gaza was shelled by the Israeli army. But he doesn't feel anger ...

The Living Atlantic: Simon Winchester

07/22/11
The Atlantic Ocean is a living thing mdash it came into being eons ago and one day it will cease to exist. Author Simon Winchester lays out ...

Chris Hedges: 'Death Of The Liberal Class'

07/15/11
Liberal institutions are to blame for the downward spiral of the American political system mdash that's according to author Chris Hedges. ...

Capitalizing On Our Irrationality: Dan Ariely

07/08/11
Human beings are not rational mdash and that's not necessarily a bad thing, according to behavioral economist Dan Ariely. Defying logic and ...

Sebastian Junger: A Year In An Afghanistan Battlefield

07/01/11
Sebastian Junger lived in a warzone in Afghanistan. He spent a year, on and off, with a platoon in the Korengal Valley mdash known as the ...

The History Of Information

06/24/11
We live in the information age, the era when nearly any factoid or document is available through a quick Google search. But Pulitzer Prize ...

Bringing Monterey Bay Back To Life

06/17/11
Monterey Bay is home to otters, whales, sea lions, cormorants and forests of kelp. It's healthy. The nearly 2 million annual visitors to ...

Wendell Potter: Health Industry Turncoat

06/10/11
Wendell Potter worked in the insurance industry for 20 years. He worked for two of the largest forndashprofit insurance companies in the ...

Finding Alien Planets: Ray Jayawardhana

06/03/11
In the last 15 years, after nearly a century of effort, astronomers have discovered over 500 planets orbiting other stars. Astronomer Ray ...

A.C. Grayling On 'The Good Book: A Humanist Bible'

05/27/11
What if the Bible never once mentioned God or the afterlife British philosopher A.C. Grayling wanted to find out, so he created a new kind ...

Ron Reagan: 'My Father At 100'

05/20/11
February 6, 2011, was the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. His son, Ron Reagan, used the occasion to take a comprehensive look ...

Evgeny Morozov: 'The Dark Side Of Internet Revolutions'

05/13/11
What is the effect of the Internet on social and political revolutions in the 21st century In the media coverage of the Middle East ...