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On Open Stacks, we bring you conversations with scholars, poets, novelists and activists on books that surprise challenge delight and impress. Here, as in our stores, the most seasoned of readers can once again feel a sense of wonder in discovering a book.
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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 24, 2017

This week on Open Stacks, we celebrate the new school year at our neighbor, the University of Chicago. We'll hear from Professors Catherine Zuckert and Nathan Tarcov on "Machiavelli's Politics," and Robert Richards and Michael Ruse on their book, "Debating Darwin". Plus, a very special interview with UChicago teacher, the Co-op's own Katy Weintraub.

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores. This episode was produced by Kit Brennen & Imani E. Jackson.

Sep 17, 2017

Norman Bolotin discusses his book "Chicago's Grand Midway," detailing the park's role in the World's Fair of 1893. David Garrow discusses Obama's early political career and his book "Rising Star." Plus, Susan Eleuterio on local favorite Valois Cafeteria.

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores. This episode was produced by Kit Brennen and Imani E. Jackson.

Sep 10, 2017

This week on Open Stacks, music writer Joe Bonomo reads from his essay collection "Field Recordings from the Inside," which traces Bonomo's relationship to pop music, and music writer John Corbett and Matt Macaughan of Superchunk discuss their shared passion, record collecting. Plus a new segment with two of our favorite Co-op personalities.

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-op. This episode was produced by Kit Brennen and Imani E. Jackson.

 

 

Sep 3, 2017

This week we explore Tamil language and literature. David Shulman and Wendy Doniger discuss his new book Tamil: A Biography. Poet Ravi Shankar reads his translations of the poet Andal. Plus, a performance of Dhrupad music, Indian classical singing.

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores. This episode was produced by Kit Brennen and Imani Jackson. 

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