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Faith, Fiction, and Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer
May 21, 2024


Robert Frost: Our Poet for All Seasons
April 16, 2024


Deadline Artist: The Genius of Jimmy Breslin
March 6, 2024


Black Writers of the Founding Era
February 6, 2024


Why Don DeLillo Deserves the Nobel
January 17, 2024



I’m Dreaming of a Noir Christmas: Classic Crime Thrillers of the 1960s
December 5, 2023


Black Writers in Paris, the FBI, and a Lost 1960s Classic: Rediscovering The Man Who Cried I Am
November 8, 2023


The Startling Theater of Adrienne Kennedy
October 25, 2023


The Mysterious Greatness of Gatsby
September 21, 2023


A Celebration of Ray Bradbury
July 19, 2023


Rediscovering the Pathbreaking Fiction of Nancy Hale with Kate Bolick
June 21, 2023


‘The Best American Writer You’ve Never Heard Of’: A Tribute to Charles Portis
May 17, 2023


Small Miracles: The Stories of Bernard Malamud
April 20, 2023


Back to the Future Is Female!
March 15, 2023


Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
February 15, 2023



Ordinary Heroes: Bruce Catton’s Civil War Masterpiece
January 18, 2023


The Unknown Kerouac
November 14, 2022


Lying and Politics: The Relevance of Hannah Arendt
October 20, 2022


A Celebration of Oscar Hijuelos
September 15, 2022


A Tribute to Gary Snyder
July 20, 2022


Fiddler on the Roof on Stage and Screen
June 29, 2022


The Heart of American Poetry, with Edward Hirsch
June 1, 2022


Maxine Hong Kingston and Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 18, 2022


Our Town for Our Time
May 3, 2022


World War II Memoirs: The Pacific Theater
March 16, 2022


Filming Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred, with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
February 24, 2022


Vonnegut at 100, with Robert Weide
January 25, 2022



American Christmas Stories
December 15, 2021


Rediscovering Rachel Carson
November 22, 2021


Burning Boy: Paul Auster on the Extraordinary Life and Work of Stephen Crane
October 28, 2021


Virginia Hamilton and the Transformation of American Children’s Literature
October 6, 2021


The Light in the Piazza: From Page to Stage
July 14, 2021


On Extended Wings: American Birds and American Writing
June 17, 2021


Joan Didion: The Art of Storytelling
May 19, 2021


E. O. Wilson: An Earth Day Tribute
April 22, 2021


Richard Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground
April 15, 2021


The Great American Western on Page and Screen
March 30, 2021


Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings That Inspired a Revolution and Still Can
March 18, 2021


Reading James Baldwin Now: Gabrielle Bellot on If Beale Street Could Talk
March 3, 2021


Poet of the People: The Greatness of Langston Hughes
February 18, 2021


American Democracy: The Task Before Us
January 27, 2021




Peanuts at 70
December 16, 2020


The Genius of Hemingway: Robert W. Trogdon, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein
December 2, 2020


The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100: A New Look at Women’s Suffrage
November 19, 2020 (video not available)


Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
October 29, 2020


The Paranoid Style in American Politics: Hofstadter in the Time of Trump
October 13, 2020


Reading James Baldwin Now: Eddie Glaude Jr., on “The White Man’s Guilt”
September 23, 2020


Abraham Lincoln and the Crisis of Presidential Succession, with Ted Widmer
September 10, 2020


It’s a New World, Golde: Classic American Musicals in the 21st Century
August 26, 2020


The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy
August 6, 2020


Who Tells Your Story: Joanne B. Freeman on Hamilton and History
July 28, 2020


Reading James Baldwin Now: Darryl Pinckney on No Name in the Street
July 16, 2020


Reading James Baldwin Now: Farah Jasmine Griffin on “Sonny’s Blues”
June 25, 2020


Harold Bloom and the American Canon, with David Mikics
June 16, 2020


Andrew J. Bacevich and Sean Wilentz: What Is American Conservatism?
June 4, 2020


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