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

In Contrast

From New England Public Radio

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

Most Recent Episodes

In Contrast #39 - The Realm of Emotions - Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum is a philosopher known for her work in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy, feminism and ethics. A teacher at the University of Chicago, she is the author of numerous books, the latest being The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis .

#38 - The Truth of Fiction - Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III, author of the novels House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days and the memoir Townie , talks with Ilan Stavans about writing, reading and his latest novel Gone So Long .

# 37 - The Power of Voice - Stephanie Houtzeel & John Milbauer

Stephanie Houtzeel is a mezzo-soprano who is currently a member of the Vienna State Opera. Pianist John Milbauer is Steinway artist and teacher at the University of Arizona.

In Contrast #36 - The Culture of Music - Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider

Magos Herrera is a Mexican born jazz singer. Brooklyn Rider is a string quartet known for their performances of both the standard classical repertoire and for performances of new music. In 2018, Herrera and Brooklyn Rider collaborated on the recording "Dreamers." Magos Herrera is joined by Brooklyn Rider violinist Colin Jacobsen for this interview with Ilan Stavans.

In Contrast Special: Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster editors Peter Sokolowski and Emily Brewster talk about the words of 2018.

In Contrast #35 - Development as Freedom - Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is a noted economist and philosopher. The author of many books and articles including Development as Freedom and The Idea of Justice , Sen was awarded a Nobel Prize in economics in 1998.

In Contrast #34 - Globalization and its Discontents - Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize winning economist. He is formerly both the chief economist at the World Bank and chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors. A professor at Columbia University, he is the author of several books including Globalization and its Discontents , which was originally released in 2002 and updated and revised in 2017.

In Contrast #33 The Global City - Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen is known for her analysis of globalization and human migration. Amongst her books are: A Sociology of Globalization , and Cities in a World Economy .

Episode #32: The Opinion Battle - George Will

George Will is a political commentator for The Washington Post , NBC News and MSNBC. The author of fourteen books, his column appears in over 450 newspapers. He's received numerous awards for his writing including a Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

In Contrast Special - What's Wrong With American Media? Episode 7: What Can We Do?

What Can We Do? Nations get the media they deserve. This last of a seven-episode In Contrast podcast special, What's Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow's message in the age of "fake news" through a series of conversations.

In Contrast Special - What's Wrong With American Media? Episode 7: What Can We Do?

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