The Colbert Report, October 16, 2014
A short segment on “sides” versus “positions.”
My third time with the always interesting Meghan Daum. We talk about art, boring and AI.
The arts economy, solitude & sub/urbanism, the technocratic mentality. W/ two 30-something journalist-intellectuals. One of my all-time favorites.
The liberal elite, the arts in the internet age, the inner life. With Yascha Mounk.
Meritocracy, affirmative action, mental health, and more with a smart and thoughtful high school student.
A conversation about The End of Solitude, with a good Q&A. Mostly about academia.
75 free-flowing minutes with the great Meghan Daum. An extra 20 minutes are available as bonus content on her Substack.
A half hour on The End of Solitude with the wonderful Tara Henley, Canadian journalist, author, and broadcaster.
Keen On podcast, November 2021
40+ minutes on The Dawn of Everything, the magisterial new history of humanity co-authored by the late, great David Graeber and reviewed by me in the Atlantic. A brisk and bracing conversation.
Center for Public Christianity (Australia), June 2021
A tight half hour on the themes of Excellent Sheep. Plus, Australian accents.
The Agenda, November 2020
A half hour on The Death of the Artist for TV Ontario with a really smart host.
The Unspeakable Podcast, November 2020
An hour-plus on The Death of the Artist, including lots of writer-talk, with the awesome Meghan Daum.
Humanize Me podcast, September 2020
An hour on The Death of the Artist with Bart Campolo, the great ex-evangelical writer and speaker.
City Club of Cleveland, August 2020
The Death of the Artist virtual book-tour event with Rebekah Modrak of the University of Michigan.
Keen On podcast, August 2020
Half an hour on The Death of the Artist with a brilliant host who sounds like Mick Jagger.
Velshi & Ruhle (MSNBC), March 2019
Short segment on the college admissions bribery scandal.
Unmistakable Creative Podcast, September 2018
My parents, neoliberal education, learning not to give a crap.
The Leadership Podcast, April 2018
Solitude, leadership, higher ed, the waitress principle, and Alan Dershowitz.
Talking to Teens podcast, December 2017
A conversation about talking with adolescents about their future.
Latino USA, May 2017
A short panel discussion about safe spaces on college campuses.
TEDxMtHood, June 2016
“The Best Education for All”: on the political significance of the liberal arts.
99U Conference, May 2016
A talk about creative entrepreneurialism.
Design Week Portland, April 2016
A short talk on food culture and food as culture.
Aspen Ideas Festival, June 2015
“What Is College For?”: a conversation with David Brooks.
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central), October 16, 2014
A segment on Excellent Sheep.
The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC), September 17, 2014
A half hour on Excellent Sheep.
The Kelly File (Fox News), September 5, 2014
A segment on Excellent Sheep.
Think Out Loud (Oregon Public Broadcasting), August 12, 2014
A full hour on Excellent Sheep.
Creative Mornings Portland, July 2012
A talk on the entrepreneurial ideal among Millennials and others.
Midmorning (Minnesota Public Radio), September 16, 2011
A full hour on the cult of the uniform, with sociologist Jerry Lembcke.
Against the Grain (KPFA/Pacifica), July 26, 2011
A full hour on the crisis in higher education.
Here & Now (WBUR/PRI), June 27, 2011
A long segment on leadership, with a coda on Jane Austen v. VS Naipaul.
Callie Crossley Show (WGBH Radio Boston), May 18, 2011
A half hour on A Jane Austen Education.
Spark (CBC Radio), February 28, 2010
A discussion of friendship and social media with danah boyd.
Forum (KQED San Francisco), January 30, 2009
A full hour on solitude and social media.