The Public

A SocietyCulture and Arts podcast
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The Public is a program exploring arts & contemporary society through in-depth conversations with today’s most compelling thinkers, writers, artists and public personalities. Hosted by Kevin Caners for CIUT 89.5 FM, out of The University of Toronto.

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An interview with poet and award-winning novelist Ben Lerner about his gripping new book 10:04. On anxiety for the future, the importance of imagination, and why the line between fiction and reality is blurrier than we might suppose.
A new interview with world-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky. In this conversation Chomsky reflects on the challenge to humanity posed by climate change, what ordinary citizens can do to combat it, and shares some of the lessons he's gleaned from his life including what his advice would be for present and future generations concerned about the fate of the planet."It’s urgent for those who have t…
Award-winning Canadian author Michael Crummey has just come out with his latest novel 'Sweetland' which tells the story of one man's response to the resettlement of his small struggling Newfoundland community. What results is a fascinating meditation on death, resilience, and a way of life that is rapidly disappearing. In this wide-ranging conversation with Michael Crummey, we talk about the birt…

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Podcast Details
Started
Aug 5th, 2012
Latest Episode
Mar 16th, 2015
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
37
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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