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Help Build the Studs Terkel Radio Archive Online!

A Kickstarter campaign is looking to build out the online radio archive of former Uptown resident and legend Studs Terkel. The goal is to give access to an additional 1,000 programs online. Check out Studs interviewing a young Bob Dylan...Show More Summary

Listen to Studs Terkel Interview Gloria Steinem On the 10th Anniversary of Ms. Magazine

Ten years into the life of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem sat for this interview with Studs Terkel, at the radio station WFMT in Chicago. The conversation, recorded in 1982, offers a look at the status of American second-wave feminismShow More Summary

Hear Jerry Garcia Talk Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead's Egypt Visit

In December 1979, Abe Peck, a former Rolling Stone associate editor then a feature writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, received an urgent call from legendary radio host, author and historian Studs Terkel. "I've got this guy here and maybe you can help me out," Terkel said. "I don't know this music." "This...

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Broadcaster Studs Terkel in Conversation with LGBT Historian Jonathan Ned Katz

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

A new project aims to archive Terkel's groundbreaking interviews that span 45 years.

"We're Not Talking About Good Writing. We're Talking About Wire Racks": Wolfe, Ellison and Asimov On Genres

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This 1982 roundtable discussion on science fiction is amazing. Watch Isaac Asimov, Gene Wolfe and Harlan Ellison talk to Studs Terkel and Calvin Trillin about the randomness of genre distinctions and the difference between “science fiction” and “science fantasy.” Read more...

Hunter S. Thompson Talks to Studs Terkel About the Crazy Year He Spent with the Hell’s Angels in a 1967 Interview

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The most recent episode of the animated series Blank on Blank features the infamous Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson in 1967 talking with the legendary Studs Terkel about the crazy year or so that he spent with the Hell’s Angels while doing research for his first book Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. I […]

Hunter S. Thompson talks with Studs Terkel about the Hells Angels (1967)

6 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

“I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.” - Hunter S. Thompson in 1967. This is from PBS's excellent "Blank on Blank" series of animated interviews. Read the rest

Hunter S. Thompson On The Hells Angels Is Even Better Animated

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

What’s better than Hunter S. Thompson talking about the Hells Angels and Outlaw motorcycle life with Studs Terkel? Having it animated. Read more...

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Bob Dylan's Love Affair with New York City Happy Birthday Bob Dylan! Bob serenades Studs Terkel with a hauntingly fine version of "Boots of Spanish Leather." A great s0ng covered numerous times. Nanci Griffith's version. Joan Baez's uptempo version. Happy...

Algren for Real: ‘The End Is Nothing. The Road Is All’

10 months agoArts : Straight Up

Here he is on the big screen at last, an hour and a half of who Nelson Algren was and what he meant. It’s a documentary with the sources — authoritative sources (Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel, for example, who give their personal impressions of the man). Radical sources, too (Paul Buhle for one, who […]

Video: animated interview with Bucky Fuller

11 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The late, great happy mutant Buckminster Fuller talks to master interviewer Studs Terkel about "The Geodesic Life." (Blank on Blank)

1960s Interviews With Buckminster Fuller About His Life, Animated

11 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Between 1965 and 1970, radio broadcaster Studs Terkel held multiple interviews with designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller, exploring Fuller's life, his ideas, and what he hoped to accomplish. Recently, the creators of Blank on Blank edited together some of those interviews and set them to animation. Read more...

Square’s move into small-biz services will be a tough row to hoe

11 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

One of the best business books ever written is Studs Terkel’s Working. It inspired in me the habit of asking people about their work when I can, a topic I find endlessly if bizarrely fascinating. After all, work is as much a part of the fabric of daily lives as family – in many cases it’s woven more deeply – so it’s a quick way to get insight into someone, but it […]

Employee Engagement and Engaged Well-Being: Does Work Make You Well?

Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying. ? Studs Terkel. I believe engaged work and well-being is the pathway of life-work infusion. Ensure that life infuses […]

Blank on Blank: Maya Angelou on Con Artist (1970)

Blank on Blank "The only way you can be a mark is if you want something for nothing. If you're greedy, you're set up." - Maya Angelou, as told to Studs Terkel in 1970

Studs Terkel on Death and Forgiveness in America

last yearNews : Truthdig

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch I’ve chosen two interviews from Terkel’s oral history of death which stayed with me these last 13 years. The first focuses on an impulse that may be among the hardest to understand and yet most moving to...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Remembering one of the 20th century’s great interviewers and listeners, Studs Terkel

On October 31, 2008, the media reported on the death of author and broadcaster Studs Terkel, one of the great interviewers and listeners of 20th century America. Here is a story from the Associated Press: “Louis Terkel arrived here as...Show More Summary

'Working' people have an audience

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Studs Terkel's groundbreaking book, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, a collection of interviews with working Americans, from fashion models to coal miners. Working established an audience for first-person stories about real, everyday lives. As such, it has influenced storytellers and...

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