Snappy Answers
Media 

 

A full hour about my work, in conjunction with the Hiett Prize.

A segment about friendship between the sexes (hour 1, 23:20-32:00). 

A short interview about my work as a book critic, in conjunction with the Balakian Citation.

A segment on food as art.

2012

A half hour on the pathologies of capitalism.

A call-in segment on friendship between the sexes.

A segment on friendship between the sexes.

A panel on entrepreneurialism among young people. I come into the conversation at about 24:30 in the segment.

2011

A segment on what college is for.

A full hour on A Jane Austen Education.

A full hour on the cult of the uniform, with sociologist Jerry Lembcke.

A half hour on the cult of the uniform.

A full hour on the crisis in higher education.

A long segment on leadership, with a coda on Jane Austen v. VS Naipaul.

A half hour on A Jane Austen Education.

  • Moncrieff (Newstalk, Ireland), May 24, 2011 

A segment on A Jane Austen Education.

A half hour on A Jane Austen Education.

A segment on the crisis in higher education (starts at 6:47).

A segment on A Jane Austen Education (3rd segment)

2008-2010

A segment on Facebook and friendship.

A discussion of friendship and social media with danah boyd. (Full unedited discussion also available.)

A segment on Facebook and friendship.

A segment on solitude and social media. (Full unedited discussion also available.)

A full hour on solitude and social media. 

A video discussion on college teaching with Mark Edmundson. 

  • RadioNation with Laura Flanders, February 11, 2008 

A segment on J. M. Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year