Chicago Humanities Festival Podcast
About This Show
Since 1990, world-renowned authors, scholars, poets, policy-makers, artists, and performers have gathered each November at Chicago's many cultural institutions to celebrate the power of ideas in human culture. And each year, tens of thousands of enthusiastic audience participants rediscover the rich and vital role the humanities play in their daily lives. This podcast aims to highlight some of the best programs from the 25 year festival archives.
Most Recent Episode
Between the World and Me: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Nov 19 15
2015 MacArthur Fellow and writer for The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his latest book, “Between the World and Me.” Taking the form of a series of letters addressed to his teenage son, the book explores what it means to inhabit a black male body in contemporary America. Natalie Moore of WBEZ joins Coates to discuss his work, the history of Chicago’s housing policies, white plunder, and more. This program was recorded on October 24th, 2015.