Tue, 17 February 2015
Playwright and author Yasmina Reza joins the show to talk about her new book, Happy are the Happy (Other Press). We also discuss the confluence and divergence of love and happiness, her surprise when her play Art was produced in Iran and Afghanistan, the appeal of Sarkozy as a literary character, her love of The Wire, and why she let James Gandolfini transpose The God of Carnage from Paris to Brooklyn.
Direct download: Episode_107_-_Silence_in_Translation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT
Tue, 10 February 2015
Educator Matt Farber joins the show to talk about his new book, Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning (Peter Lang Academic). We talk about edutainment's bad rep, developing good games for students, getting getting buy-in from faculty, administration and -- most importantly -- students, the subjects that benefit most from game-based learning, why Pandemic is the best game he's ever used to teach, and more!
Direct download: Episode_106_-_The_Magic_Circle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EDT
Wed, 4 February 2015
Artist Mimi Gross joins the show to talk about her art, her life, and the joys of collaboration. How did she carve out an identity separate from "daughter of sculptor Chaim Gross" and "wife of artist Red Grooms"? Listen to the conversation to find out!
Direct download: Episode_105_-_Sincere_Observation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT