YUP Highlights

Ep. 47 – A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies

How have we used size to judge people over time? What is the history of size in popular culture? Lynne Vallone discusses how bodies both big and small influence our perception. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud

Ep. 46 – A Foreign Policy for the Left

What does a leftist foreign policy look like? Is it on the right track now or is it time for a change? We have Michael Walzer on to discuss. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud

Ep. 45 – How Our Senses Work

Where do our senses come from and how do they work? What happens when they go wrong? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more with Rob DeSalle from the American Museum of Natural History.

Ep. 44 – Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed, discusses how the success of liberalism has led to its downfall.

Ep. 43 – The Untold Story of a Midcentury Modern Architect

An interview with Dale Gyure about architect Minoru Yamasaki, whose projects include the original World Trade Center.

Ep. 42 – Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age

Cybersecurity expert and former Google privacy analyst Susan Landau on the increasing risks of not securing our data and devices and the threat from outside entities such as Russia and North Korea.

The freedom of a Musician

Boris Berman— Every performing musician must have had times in his life when he asked himself: “Why am I doing it? What is the purpose of my being on stage?” The answers to these questions are not trivial. Usually, there are various factors that make the act of stage performance

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The World Is Never Sane: Delirious with Author Kelly Baum

From our colleagues at The Metropolitan Museum of Art comes an interview between Rachel High, Publishing and Marketing Assistant in the Met’s editorial department, and Kelly Baum, curator of an exhibition on the art and history of delirium from 1950 to 1980, which is on view at the Met Breuer

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Ep. 8 – A History of Things That Go Bump in the Night

On this special Halloween edition of the podcast, cultural historian Leo Braudy, author of Haunted, sat down with us to talk about the history of monsters and other scary creatures. Spooky!

Ep. 40 – The Art of the Iran Deal

Trita Parsi explains the Iran Deal: its strengths, weaknesses, and the ramifications of ending it