7th avenue project podcasts

Composers at Cabrillo: Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli and Nico Muhly

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music brings together some of the best and brightest composers working today. I...

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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on “The Look of Silence”

Viewers of Joshua Oppenheimer’s jaw-dropping documentary "The Act of Killing," about the men who conducted...

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The Civil War Isn’t Over: David Blight and Tony Horwitz

I used to think that the Civil War ended at Appomattox. But the next 150 years of conflict – including the events of...

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Racial Passing in the USA: Historian Allyson Hobbs

The recent case of Rachel Dolezal – the “black” activist outed as white – may have seemed novel, but she’s actually...

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Sara Solovitch: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright

Sara Solovitch grew up playing classical piano, a dedicated student and aspiring performer. But she quit at 19,...

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Astronomer Robert Kirshner: Supernovas, Dark Energy and The Fate of the Universe

Astronomer Robert Kirshner is an expert in supernovae – those spectacular exploding stars that can outshine a galaxy....

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Writer-Illustrator Sydney Padua: Babbage, Lovelace and the First Computer

A century before the first electronic computers, there was the Analytical Engine, a giant, coal-powered mechanical...

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Biophysicist Jeremy England: A New Theory of Evolution

We know life is made of molecules, but how did those molecules come together in the first place? Was it more than a...

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Philosopher John Searle on Perception, Mind, Matter and Consciousness

One of America’s most prominent philosophers says his field has been tilting at windmills for nearly 400 years....

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Kazuo Ishiguro: “The Buried Giant,” Memory, Lies and Forgetting

Kazuo Ishiguro returns to the show to talk about his first novel in 10 years. The Buried Giant may sound like fantasy...

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Black Hole Mischief: Is Relativity in Trouble?

It wasn’t long after Einstein amazed the world with his theory of general relativity in 1915 that physicists were...

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Eugene S. Robinson: Fighting, Writing, Rocking and Ass-Kicking

Eugene Robinson has been a body builder, disco dance instructor, streetfighter, bouncer, mixed-martial artist,...

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Physicist Max Tegmark: Mathematics and the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Just as some of us are getting used to the idea of the multiverse, along comes Max Tegmark telling us that we're not...

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The War on Body Hair: Historian Rebecca Herzig

Tweezing, shaving, waxing, corrosive chemicals, hormones, radiation, electrolysis, lasers and now the prospect of...

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Plato Lives! Rebecca Goldstein on Why Philosophy Still Matters (Re-run)

(From March 2014) Rebecca Goldstein says some of her best friends are “philosophy jeerers,” convinced that anything...

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Naturalist and snake expert Harry Greene (Re-run)

(From Feb 2014) Harry Greene is a much-admired natural historian and herpetologist with a soft spot for black-tailed...

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General Relativity for Beginners with Anthony Aguirre. Pt. 2 of 2 (Re-run)

Cosmologist Anthony Aguirre and I continue our jaunt through General Relativity. Last week we presented some of the...

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General Relativity for Beginners with Anthony Aguirre. Pt. 1 of 2 (Re-run)

It was Einstein’s greatest idea, and one of the most audacious leaps of scientific imagination ever. Much of what...

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Composers at Cabrillo: Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli and Nico Muhly

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music brings together some of the best and brightest composers working today. I...

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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on “The Look of Silence”

Viewers of Joshua Oppenheimer's jaw-dropping documentary "The Act of Killing," about the men who conducted...

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