In Contrast: A Podcast on Culture in the Making

In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard.

Music heard on In Contrast is provided by the Fresh Cut Orchestra.

New episodes will be released on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

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In Contrast Norton Juster
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Norton Juster is the author of The Phantom Tollbooth, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. In this interview with Ilan Stavans, Juster talks about writing , his career as an architect and writing children’s books.

Wendy Barker is the poet-in-residence and the Pearl LeWinn Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her sixth full-length collection of poems, One Blackbird at a Time, is the winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry.

Episode 3 features Tim Parks, noted translator and author. Ilan Stavans and Parks explore the art of translation through their conversation. "Translators are obsessed as a rule with the problem of being faithful," says Parks.  

The 2nd Episode of NEPR's In Contrast is a conversation on living theater with Stacy Klein, founder and Artistic Director of Double Edge Theatre

New England Public Radio's newest podcast, In Contrast debuts  with a conversation on words and dictionaries with Peter Sokolowski, Editor-at-Large at Merriam Webster. Sokolowski is the author of many definitions for Merriam Webster.