Episodes
October 8, 2021-- A conversation with Thomas Woltz about landscape architecture.
Published 10/08/21
August 23, 2021-- A monologue by Robert Harrison.
Published 08/23/21
August 12, 2021-- A conversation with Aqsa Ijaz about the Persian poet and Sufi mystic Rumi.
Published 08/12/21
August 5, 2021-- A conversation with Brian Cheong about the laws of thermodynamics.
Published 08/05/21
July 29, 2021-- A conversation with Professor Mark C. Taylor on the topic of his new book: "Seeing Silence".
Published 07/29/21
July 22, 2021-- A conversation with Professor Thomas Harrison on the topic of his new book: "Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account".
Published 07/22/21
July 15, 2021-- A conversation with Professor Mark C. Taylor on the topic of his new book: "Intervolution - Smart Bodies, Smart Things".
Published 07/15/21
July 8, 2021-- A conversation with Professor Christy Wampole on the topic of her new book: "Degenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in Twenty-First-Century France".
Published 07/08/21
July 7, 2021-- A brief monologue by Robert Harrison on Marcel Proust for the 150th anniversary of his birth on July 10, 1871.
Published 07/07/21
December 30, 2020-- A monologue by Robert Harrison.
Published 12/30/20
December 17, 2020-- A year-end monologue.
Published 12/17/20
July 30, 2020-- Before Entitled Opinions goes on hiatus, Robert Harrison wanted to share a few brief thoughts with you on time, death, and cosmos.
Published 07/31/20
July 8, 2020-- A monologue on human solarity.
Published 07/08/20
June 26, 2020-- In this monologue professor Robert Harrison discusses the prescient dimensions of literature.
Published 06/27/20
June 5, 2020-- A recording of a talk that was originally given by professor Robert Harrison in 2014, for the Stanford lecture series "Memory and the Arts". Topics of discussion include: cultural memory, the enigma of beginnings, and special reference to Dylan Thomas' play "Under Milk Wood".
Published 06/05/20
May 18, 2020-- With our recording studio at KZSU temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, professor Robert Harrison has decided to open the Entitled Opinions Happy Hour Bar, offering up some small shots of poetry, on the house! This Happy Hour (our second of the season) features a few choice lyrics from Jethro Tull, a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967.
Published 05/18/20
May 8, 2020-- This episode is a pre-recorded show that originally aired on March 4th, 2019 on Christopher Lydon's "Open Source" podcast. In this conversation, Christopher Lydon and professor Robert Harrison discuss René Girard and his theory of mimetic desire. Additionally, professor Harrison also comments on social media, and recent advancements in biotechnology.
Published 05/08/20
April 24, 2020-- Professor Watkin is a Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. At its broadest, his research explores how people make sense of the world, and how they interact with ideas and positions different from their own. In this episode, professor Watkin discusses his recently published book titled: "Michel Serres: Figures of Thought".
Published 04/24/20
April 17, 2020-- With our recording studio at KZSU temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, professor Robert Harrison has decided to open the Entitled Opinions Happy Hour Bar, offering up some small shots of poetry, on the house. We inaugurate our happy hour this week with a few choice lyrics from Jimi Hendrix.
Published 04/17/20
April 10, 2020-- This show is a recording of an online meeting that was held on Sunday April 5th, 2020. In this discussion professor Robert Harrison speaks on Boccaccio's Decameron, with particular emphasis on the following novelle: Second Day, story #5; Third Day, story #1 and story #10; Fourth Day, story #5; Fifth Day story #9; Sixth Day, story #1. Listeners are encouraged to read these novelle before listening to the show. Participating in this conversation are graduate students and...
Published 04/10/20
April 8, 2020-- In this episode, professor Robert Harrison reflects on the ways in which the present Coronavirus pandemic gives new resonance to Boccaccio’s Decameron, which was written in the immediate aftermath of the Black Death of 1348.
Published 04/09/20
June 21, 2019-- In this episode, professor Harrison reflects on the symbolism of willows and their connection to thresholds.
Published 06/21/19
June 11, 2019-- In this episode Pau Guinart discusses the work of the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. Pau recently completed a dissertation project on the relation between Dalí and Friedrich Nietzsche.
Published 06/11/19
June 4, 2019-- In this episode professor Marisa Galvez discusses her transhistorical study of crystal.
Published 06/04/19