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  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Dick Polman , "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY News E.J. Dionne Jr. is a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in  The Washington… more

  • Watch the video here . The governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013, Lord Mervyn King steered the U.K.’s central banking institution through the financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing… more

  • Watch the video here . Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad . Her other books of fiction include the National Book Award Finalist Look at Me , the bestselling… more

  • Watch the video here . William Taubman won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Khrushchev: The Man and His Era , a portrait of the Soviet leader “unlikely to be surpassed any time soon in either richness or… more

  • Watch the video here . Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern , Stephen Greenblatt is widely acclaimed as the father of New Historicism, which strives to understand works of literature… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Dick Polman, "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY's Newsworks.org A longtime staff writer for The New Yorker , Lawrence Wright won the… more

  • Military History Club | Benito Mussolini

    • Recorded Jul 19, 2017

    Join John Hemphill and the Military History Club for a discussion of Benito Mussolini, Dictator of Fascist Italy.

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Bill Marimow, editor at large, The Philadelphia Inquirer “One of the most intense, visceral” ( Philadelphia Inquirer ) writers of our time, Mark Bowden is a national correspondent for  The Atlantic and… more

  • Watch the video here . As NPR’s science correspondent, David Baron received awards from the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among many other… more

  • Watch the video here . Military historian and journalist Thomas E. Ricks won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his Wall Street Journal series on U.S. defense spending in the post-Cold War era. His books include The Generals, The… more

  • Watch the video here . Blending dramatic historical narrative with critical interpretation in order to make surprising connections to contemporary political and cultural struggles, William Hogeland's three books on founding American history… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Joel Nichols, Data Strategy & Evaluation Administrator, Strategic Initiatives Acclaimed for his “unparalleled inventiveness” ( Chicago Tribune ), China Miéville is the author of a score of fantasy… more

  • Watch the video here . After more than 20 years of bringing attention to progressive issues underreported by the mainstream media, Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! program now airs simultaneously on satellite and cable television, more than 1,400… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams director of author events. “A talent as strong and varied as American fiction has to offer" ( The New York Review of Books ), Richard Ford won the 1995… more

  • Watch the video here . David Grann is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of Z , the “brilliant…impressively researched and crafted” ( Los Angeles Times ) nonfiction tale of the deadly search for a fabled Amazonian… more

  • Anthony Doerr won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for All the Light We Cannot See , “a beautiful, daring, heartbreaking, oddly joyous novel” ( Seattle Times ) about a blind French girl and a German boy navigating the carnage of World War II. Also the… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Dick Polman, "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY's Newsworks.org The President and CEO of the non-partisan public policy think tank New… more

  • Watch the video here . Named the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She has… more

  • George Saunders | Lincoln in the Bardo*

    • Recorded Feb 14, 2017

    Watch the video here . Having garnered wide readership and critical praise for his surreal, darkly funny fiction, “it’s no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction” ( The Wall… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. MSNBC Contributor Possessed of “intellectual heft, critical thinking depth and finesse with… more