“Chicago is not the most corrupt American city, it’s the most theatrically corrupt.” Studs Terkel. With due respect (and a lot of it) for the late, great Studs Terkel, I think the Chicago city council has been supplanted by the Congress of the United States for political theater and corruption. As an old Chicago boy […]
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A fantastic animated version of an interview Studs Terkel did with Carl Sagan in 1985 about extraterrestrials and our inability to communicate with them. [Blank on Blank] The post Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials [Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
"A literal reading of the Bible simply is a mistake; I mean it’s just wrong," Sagan told Studs Terkel in 1985. (Blank on Blank)
Taking a clip from a 1985 interview with Studs Terkel, the folks at Blank on Blank animated Carl Sagan talking about extraterrestrials. The conversation also included a discussion about religion and whether its claims are based in reality.Money line: "A literal reading of the Bible simply is a mistake; I mean it’s just wrong."
Before scientist and Cosmos creator Carl Sagan passed away in 1996, he was known to believe that intelligent life existed beyond Earth. In an interview with Studs Terkel, released in animated form as a new episode of “Blank on Blank”...Show More Summary
A humbling oral history of our search for meaning, mattering, and a sense of worth.
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The free-wheeling, “Fresh Air”-ish conversation covers wrestling with alligators, Hell’s Angels, and the 1972 presidential election. [ more › ]
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
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
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...
A new project aims to archive Terkel's groundbreaking interviews that span 45 years.
On the lifelong pleasure of "having your child self intact and alive and something to be proud of."
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...
"You gotta be able to act a little, feel a little, think a little."
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 […]
“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
What’s better than Hunter S. Thompson talking about the Hells Angels and Outlaw motorcycle life with Studs Terkel? Having it animated. Read more...
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...