Heres’s a roundup of links to recordings and published versions of some of the interviews and conversations I’ve conducted, such as Evgeny Morozov on technology criticism (2015); Edward Mendelson on writers and politics (2015); Jaron Lanier on nerds and creativity (2014); Hugh McGraw on advertising and trash (2014); and Slavoj Zizek on pornography (2013).
I’ve given interviews on politics to the Artist Taxi Driver (2016); and others on innovation and urban development to WGBH-TV (2014) and WBUR radio (2018); on history and biography to Identity Theory (2012); on magazines to the Washington Post (2014), Open Letters Daily (2012), Brooklyn Rail (2012), and Chicago Reader (2011); and on academic life, to Inside Higher Ed (2008) and New Books in History (2008).
And here are some public events I’ve moderated or conceived: Aaron Swartz and Free Culture [video], conversation w/ Justin Peters at Workbar (2016); Three Cheers for George Scialabba! [video] [transcript], retirement party w/ Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, Rick Perlstein, Nikil Saval, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA, with coverage in the New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Nation, Chronicle of Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, Boston Magazine (2015); The Tsarnaev Trial and the Rest of Us [video] [transcript], neighborhood forum w/ Noam Chomsky and Kade Crockford, LilyPad, Cambridge, with coverage in Boston Globe (2015); What Happened to the Future? [video], a debate between David Graeber and Peter Thiel, General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, New York, with coverage in the New York Times and Inc. (2014); and the Ayn Rand Game Show, with Thomas Frank and Julie Klausner, Housing Works, New York, with coverage in Hazlitt and Capital New York (2012).