Alfred Hitchcock Interview with François Truffraut - In the fall of 1962, François Truffaut carried out extensive interviews with Alfred Hitchcock at his offices at Universal Studios. The interviews were recorded to audio tape and the content eventually edited down into the "Hitchcock/Truffaut" book. Internet Archive provides the full interview in 25 files around a half hour each.
Bob Dylan/A.J. Weberman - These are the telephone tapes made by A.J. Weberman of two phone calls (Jan 6th & 9th, 1971) to Bob Dylan regarding an article published by Weberman concerning Bob Dylan. Weberman became infamous for going through Dylan's trash and selling the garbage he found. At Ubu Sound.
Bookworm Interviews - Selections from the audio archives of the nationally syndicated radio interview program Bookworm. These half-hour programs bring us writers at the time of their best work, in conversation with Michael Silverblatt, named "the best reader in America" by Norman Mailer and "a national treasure" by Susan Sontag.
City Arts and Lectures - Since 1980, San Francisco-based non-profit City Arts & Lectures has offered unique programs with leading figures in arts and ideas. Each year there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations - and a few surprise performances, film tributes, and concerts - with outstanding writers, critics, scientists, performing artists, and cultural figures from around the world. Most City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard in edited and delayed broadcasts in the San Francisco Bay Area on KQED-FM (88.5) on Sundays at 1 pm, Tuesday evenings at 8 pm, and Wednesday mornings at 2 am. These programs are also heard on over 170 public radio stations around the country.
Henry Miller interviewed by Ben Grauer[CD] - Interview with Henry Miller, best known for The Tropic of Cancer and the heated controversy surrounding its publication. Miller discusses his writing, his contributions to the world of literature and art, and his battle against censorship. Took place in 1956. Part of Pacifica Radio Archives.
Lannan Readings and Conversations - You can find links here to all of the audio recordings available on the Lannan Foundation website. The archives contain audio files from the popular Readings & Conversations series, other public Lannan events. These events may belong to any of the Lannan program areas: Art, Cultural Freedom, Indigenous Communities, Literary, Readings and Conversations, or Residency.
MAKERSANDFOUNDERS - An always expanding collection of video interviews with makers and founders from a variety of sources and perspectives. It is a hernandezsilvalab project done originating in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Monk Debates - Provides a lively and substantive forum for leading thinkers to debate the major issues facing the world. The Munk Debates are a Canadian charitable initiative established by Aurea Foundation co-founders Peter and Melanie Munk. Held semi-annually since 2008.
Pacifica Radio Archives - The Pacifica Radio Archives Collection of 50,000 plus audio tapes is the oldest collection of public radio programming the United States. The collection includes speeches, public affairs programs, documentaries, musical performances, commentaries and news coverages, some of which dates back as far as the 1950's. Programming formats include: documentaries, interviews, live performances of literary readings, comedy, drama, and music, news, oral histories, panel discussions, reports, speaker platforms, and more recently the radio magazine format.
People Speak, The [CD] - Edited by Howard Zinn. Recorded early in 2003 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the all-star cast includes James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, and Danny Glover. The readings reflect the power of oratory of both the famous (Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Malcolm X) and the unknown, including an early-20th-century mill worker and a contemporary opponent of war. This companion to Zinn's A People's History of the United States brings to life the author's avowedly neo-Marxist text with speeches and writings from patriotic dissenters throughout American history, in a further attempt to enlarge the historical perspective beyond the traditional mainstream.
Voices of Our Time [CD] -Studs Terkel spent half a century on his Chicago based Peabody Award-winning syndicated radio program. He brought together people from all walks of life, artists, writers, philosophers, inventors, and visited with each of them as they recounted their triumphs and failures. Now, 48 of these original interviews have been gathered for your enjoyment. Hear R. Buckminster Fuller, Woody Allen, Gore Vidal, Eudora Welty, Dorothy Parker, Bertrand Russell, Leonard Bernstein, and a host of others.
Whole World Was Watching, The: An Oral History of 1968 - Transcripts, audio recordings, and edited stories of a series of interviews conducted in the spring of 1998. Members of the Sophomore Class at South Kingstown High School interviewed Rhode Islanders about their recollections of the year 1968. Their stories, which include references to the Vietnam War, the struggle for Civil Rights, the Assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy as well as many more personal memories are a living history of one of the most tumultuous years in United States history.
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