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Andy Summers on A Certain Strangeness

Andy Summers, guitarist of the rock band The Police, discusses his photography, his thoughtful approach to creating art, and how his music career has complemented his image-making.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Panel Discussion on Inclusion and Equity in Austin, Texas

Virginia Cumberbatch, Leslie Blair, and Doyin Oyeniyi discuss the story of integrating the University of Texas at Austin, the ongoing struggle for inclusion and equity on campus, Austin’s chronic problems with racial and economic inequality, and upholding the city’s progressive reputation.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Dawoud Bey, Seeing Deeply

Dawoud Bey takes us through his forty-year career in photography working on ambitious and resonant projects that focus on race, diversity, and youth in America.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Lance Scott Walker, Houston Rap Tapes

Lance Scott Walker on Houston's rappers, DJs, producers, promoters, and record label owners who created the H-Town sound.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Geoff Dyer, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

Award-winning writer Geoff Dyer on how Garry Winogrand's photographs inspired him to use images as an agent of narrative.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Brian “B+” Cross, Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed

Hip-hop/rap photographer B+ recalls a career mixing music and photography to evoke the exchanges and creators that shaped scenes and sounds from Ethiopia to Los Angeles.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Khalik Allah and Eli Reed, Souls Against the Concrete

Young photographer Khalik Allah talks with Eli Reed, award-winning Magnum photojournalist since 1988, about a life of photography and filmmaking.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Victor Emanuel and S. Kirk Walsh, One More Warbler

One of America’s foremost birders recalls a lifetime of birding adventures, including friendships with luminaries Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Julie Wernersbach and Carolyn Tracy, The Swimming Holes of Texas

Native Texan Carolyn Tracy and New York transplant Julie Wernersbach talk about how to enjoy and protect the many freshwater swimming holes across the state of Texas.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett, Armadillo World Headquarters

Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett talk with cultural historian Jason Mellard, sharing wild memories of Austin's legendary music venue and discussing its role in launching progressive country and making Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Carolyn Boyd and Jessica Lee, The White Shaman Mural

Carolyn Boyd and Jessica Lee, both of the Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center, describe the profound discoveries they’ve uncovered researching the ‘oldest known book in North America’, the White Shaman mural in Lower Pecos, Texas.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Robert McNeely, The Making of Hillary Clinton

Bill Clinton’s official White House photographer talks candidly about documenting the political process without bias and gaining the trust of a very private woman.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Paul Youngquist, A Pure Solar World

Paul Youngquist unpacks how Sun Ra’s unabashed creativity challenged a history of racial confinement and fueled hope for the future

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, The Tacos of Texas

Taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece evangelize taco culture in Texas.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Kristin Hersh, Don't Suck, Don't Die

In conjunction with new paperback release of Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh reflects on her relationship with the late musician Vic Chesnutt and her commitment to telling the truth through her art.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Maya for Travellers and Students Lesson Files

These audio files are designed to accompany Maya for Travellers and Students. Click 'read more' to download all audio files below.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Margaret Guroff, The Mechanical Horse

Margaret Guroff reflects on how she synthesized a wealth of research on the bicycle into one narrative and how being a cyclist informed her writing.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Andrea Valdez, How to Be a Texan

Texas Monthly editor Andrea Valdez unpacks which Texas activities comprise the classic Texan identity and why they should be appreciated.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Ottoman History Podcast's interview with Nicolas Trépanier

This interview was produced by the Ottoman History Podcast, A history podcast dedicated to presenting accessible and relevant information about the Ottoman Empire, the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Sarah Bird, A Love Letter to Texas Women

Acclaimed author Sarah Bird gushes over the Texas women who taught her the pioneer principle of “neighboring”—fostering friendliness among women.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Lynne Adele and Bruce Lee Webb, As Above, So Below

Art historian Lynne Adele and fraternal object collector Bruce Lee Webb (himself a Mason) chart the fascinating history of America’s secret societies.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Kalima wa Nagham Volume 2 Lesson Files

These audio and video files are designed to accompany Kalima wa Nagham Volume 2 in a classroom setting or pursued individually. Click 'read more' to download all lesson files below.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Toni Tipton‐Martin, The Jemima Code

Culinary journalist and activist Toni Tipton-Martin discusses her new book, offering listeners insight into what the "Jemima Code” actually is and the harmful stereotype that it has perpetuated over time.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Ray Benson, Comin’ Right at Ya

Multi-Grammy award-winning frontman for the western swing band Asleep at the Wheel talks about his life as a musician, advice for young creatives, and why he keeps comin’ at ya, i.e.: touring every town in America!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Auyero, Invisible in Austin

An award-winning sociologist and his students discuss how they fought to expose the complexity of marginalized communities in one of America’s most economically segregated cities.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015