LQ  Podcast

Stories and insight from today's leading writers and thinkers

July 24, 2017

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December 02, 2014

LQ Podcast:

Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit. More

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September 17, 2014

LQ Podcast:

Robert Weide

Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer and documentary filmmaker Robert B. Weide has profiled the biggest names in comedy. More

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April 30, 2014

LQ Podcast:

Soviets & Spies

Did an Englishman assist in the murder of Rasputin? Did a man knowns as the “Ace of Spies” almost carry off the assassination of the entire Bolshevik power structure? More

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April 27, 2014

LQ Podcast:

Orlando Figes

“In all revolutions there comes a moment when the high ideals of the revolutionaries crash onto the hard rocks of reality.”  More

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Daniil Kharms

March 05, 2014

LQ Podcast:

Daniil Kharms

Plummeting old women, masturbation obsessions, false mustaches, and NKVD arrests for subversive children’s literature. Aidan Flax-Clark explores the life of Russian surrealist Daniil Kharms. More

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January 21, 2014

LQ Podcast:

Dick Cavett

Lewis Lapham and Dick Cavett talk about Cavett's life and television career.  More

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January 03, 2014

LQ Podcast:

Richard Pryor

Brothers David and Joe Henry talk about their new biography of Richard Pryor, Furious Cool.  More

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December 04, 2013

LQ Podcast:

The Blood Telegram

How did Pakistan’s free elections in 1970 lead to a genocidal military crackdown against East Pakistan in 1971? More

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November 20, 2013

LQ Podcast:

Poe’s Terror of the Soul

The Morgan Library exhibit Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul reveals a complex, nuanced biography of the American author.  More

World in Time

Erica Benner

July 07, 2017

The life and thought of Niccolò Machiavelli has been badly misunderstood. Far from his usual depiction as a politically amoral henchman, Machiavelli was in fact a prescient critic of princely power and religious zealotry. More

World in Time

Kory Stamper

June 23, 2017

Lewis Lapham talks with Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster and the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries.     More