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Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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April 17, 2014
LQ Podcast 60: Orlando Figes
The Russian historian explains the 1920s retreat from the Revolution’s high ideals under the New Economic Policy.
April 4, 2014
LQ Podcast 59: Cesar Chavez
Author Miriam Pawel discusses her new biography, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, detailing the complicated life of the man she claimed led the last great social movement of the twentieth century.
March 18, 2014
LQ Podcast 58: Greg Grandin
Greg Grandin describes the real-life 1805 slave revolt at sea that inspired Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno. It’s the subject of his latest book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World.
March 5, 2014
LQ Podcast 57: Daniil Kharms
Exploring the life and work of the early Russian surrealist with translators Anthony Anemone and Peter Scotto.
February 19, 2014
LQ Podcast 56: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Goodwin discusses her latest book, The Bully Pulpit, with our very own Lewis Lapham.
February 14, 2014
Lewis Lapham at Columbia Journalism School
Lewis Lapham gives the inaugural Delacorte Lecture at Columbia Journalism School.
February 5, 2014
LQ Podcast 55: Gillian Jacobs
Dirty French stories and poetry, and the complaints of a medieval Japanese courtier, all from our Comedy issue, as read by Community star Gillian Jacobs.
January 21, 2014
LQ Podcast 54: Dick Cavett
Dick Cavett and Lewis Lapham talk about the history of comedy, lessons learned from Mark Twain and Groucho Marx, and that time they both tried out for the same play at Yale.
January 3, 2014
LQ Podcast 53: Richard Pryor
Explore the genius of Richard Pryor’s comedy and the tragic life behind it with David and Joe Henry, authors of the new Pryor biography Furious Cool.
December 4, 2013
LQ Podcast 52: The Blood Telegram
In 1971 a military crackdown by the Pakistani government resulted in a horrific genocide against the people of East Pakistan, present-day Bangladesh. Professor Gary J. Bass recounts this dark chapter and explains why the United States bears some responsibility for the crimes.