Jonathan Judaken


6:39 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Author Leora Batnitzky On The Origins Of Judaism

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From her first book about the Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig, Leora Batnitzky has been heralded as a rising star in contemporary Jewish thought and the philosophy of religion.

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10:44 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Biographer Xolela Mangcu On The Life And Death Of Steve Biko

Xolela Mangcu's book, Biko: A Biography
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Host Jonathan Judaken speaks with biographer Xolela Mangcu about the life and murder of South African activist Steve Biko, as well as the struggle for equality in South Africa under apartheid rule, and how it relates to the Civil Rights Movement in America.

Steve Biko was an inspirational leader and a pivotal figure in South African history. As a leading anti-apartheid activist and thinker, Biko created the Black Consciousness Movement, the grassroots organization which would mobilize a large proportion of the black urban population.

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11:25 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Amy Wood On Lynching, Anti-Lynching, And Honoring A Legacy

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Host Jonathan Judaken talks with author and professor Amy Wood about her book, Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940.  In her book, "Wood examines how lynching, as a spectacle, borrowed much from the practice of public executions that still occurred in the early 1900s. Lynching was also shaped by the traditions of evangelical Christianity.

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6:43 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Dr. Steven Schlozman On Zombies And The Human Psyche

The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse, by Dr. Steven Schlozman.
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Dr. Steven Schlozman, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of Training for Child and Adolescent Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is an avid fan of culture and horror films, writing about movies, books, pop songs, and sports, as well as blogging for the Boston Globe, Psychology Today, and various academic journals.

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7:04 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Interview With Christopher Morris

The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its People
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Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Christopher Morris, author of The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its People.

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