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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: January, 2018
Jan 28, 2018

This week myths and folktales take the stage in their basic and abstract forms. William Hansen recounts ancient Greek and Roman folktales from his collection, "The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths." Wendy Doniger joins us in talking about cross-cultural mythologies surrounding rings and their connection to love and sex as she writes about in her recent book, "The Ring of Truth."

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores.

Jan 20, 2018

This week on Open Stacks, signs of life in film and filmic renditions of life. Noa Steimatsky, Robert Pippin, and Carl Skoggard share in the cinematic tradition of building and relaying stories and worlds with the smallest of details.

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores.

Jan 14, 2018

This week we explore the embodied aspect of mental illness. Resmaa Menakem discusses racial trauma and his book "My Grandmother's Hands." Andrea Petersen discusses anxiety and her book "On Edge." Yael Shy shares mindfulness tips and a guided meditation.

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores.

Jan 7, 2018

Can history predict the future? Where do we fall in history's great cycles? History professor Alfred McCoy, author of "In the Shadow of the American Century," and historian and podcaster Mike Duncan, author of "The Storm Before the Storm," weigh in. 

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-op Bookstores.

 

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