Thu, 18 May 2023
This podcast features alumnus author Jason Schwartzman, class of 2008. Jason is a writer, senior editor, biographer, and teacher. His writing has appeared in the “New York Times,” “New York Magazine,” “Narratively,” “Gothamist,” “Hobart,” “BULL,” “River Teeth,” “X-R-A-Y,” and other publications. Jason lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Alexandra, and their dog, Stella.
His debut book is, “No One You Know.”
Direct download: Jason_Schwartzman_class_of_2008.mp3
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Wed, 26 April 2023
This podcast features alumnus author Cyrus R. K. Patell, class of 1979. Cyrus is professor of English at New York University in New York. He received his AB, AM, and PhD in English and American literature and language from Harvard University. His scholarship and teaching centers on the theory and practice of world literature; cosmopolitanism; Global Shakespeare; “Star Wars;” minority discourse theory; literary historiography; and US literary history. He is the author of “Emergent U.S. Literatures” and “Cosmopolitanism and the Literary Imagination.” He is presently at work on “What in the World is a Global Text?” as well as a study of the ways in which Shakespeare's “Hamlet” became a part of global cultural heritage. He is coediting volume eight of the twelve-volume “Oxford History of the Novel in English” on the American novel after 1940.
His most recent book is “Lucasfilm: Filmmaking, Philosophy, and the Star Wars Universe.”
Direct download: Cyrus_Patel_class_of_1979.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am PDT
Wed, 8 February 2023
This podcast features alumna author Aleksandra Crapanzano, class of 1988. Aleksandra is a screenwriter and food writer. A recipient of The M.F.K. Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing from The James Beard Foundation, she is a dessert columnist for “The Wall Street Journal.” She is the author of “The London Cookbook” and “Eat. Cook. LA.,” and her work has been widely anthologized, most notably in “Best American Food Writing.” She has been a frequent contributor to “Bon Appetit,” “Food & Wine,” “Food52,” “Saveur,” “Town & Country,” “Elle,” “The Daily Beast,” “Departures,” “Travel + Leisure,” and the “New York Times Magazine.” She has years of experience in the film world, consults in the food space, and serves on several boards with a focus on sustainability. Aleksandra grew up in New York and Paris, received her AB from Harvard and her MFA from NYU, where she has taught writing.
Her most recent book is "Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes."
Direct download: Aleksandra_Crapanzano.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am PDT
Wed, 18 January 2023
This podcast features alumna author Catherine Price, class of 1997. Catherine is a science journalist, founder of ScreenLifeBalance.com, and the author of several books including: “How to Break Up With Your Phone” and “Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food.”
Her work has appeared in the “Best American Science Writing,” the “New York Times,” “Popular Science,” “O, The Oprah Magazine,” the “Los Angeles Times,” the “San Francisco Chronicle,” the “Washington Post Magazine,” “Parade,” “Salon,” “Slate,” “Men’s Journal,” “Self,” “Medium,” “Health Magazine,” and “Outside,” among others.
She is the author of, “The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again.”
Direct download: Catherine_Price_Class_of_1997.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am PDT