Richard Wilbur reads a number of his poems, explaining some of their inspiration and historical context
Gloria Steinem discusses the inequalities and prejudices young women can expect to face, during her commencement speech at Smith College in 1971.
Renowned behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner on the meaning of utopias, dystopias, and critical thinking.
Johnetta Cole speaks on an intensification of racism, sexism and anti-social behavior in the United States during the 1980s.
Spiritual leader, Yogi Bhajan, discusses the effects of yoga and meditation on the mind…
Howard Zinn speaks at Mount Holyoke college on the flux of student radicalism tied to the Civil Rights and Anti-war movement. Zinn speaks of his […]
Isaac Asimov discusses various topics in science fiction, most prominently how the past factors into our ability to predict the future. This was originally broadcast […]
James Baldwin discusses the responsibilities of a writer in a socio-cultural, societal, and worldy role. Baldwin also explores how race influences his craft. This was […]
Robert Frost shares an “informal chat” with students of Mount Holyoke College, in Chapin Auditorium on October 20, 1954. These poetry readings, discussions, and philisophical […]
Evsey Domar speaks on the realities and misperceptions of the Soviet Union. In particular, he discusses Soviet economics, collective farms in Odessa, factory conditions in […]