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Free Library of Philadelphia

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Free Library Podcast

Free Library Podcast

Free Library of Philadelphia

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The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Parkway Central Library. Visit Author Events to find upcoming events.

Latest Episodes

B. Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain | The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

In conversation wth Elizabeth Mosier A longtime faculty member at Drexel University, the Family Institute, and Widener University, B. Janet Hibbs is a renowned expert on family issues and partner relationships. A professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Anthony Rostain is one of America's leading authorities on ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, and the learning disorders related to these conditions.He also treats patients at CHOP, where he is co-director of the Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Service. The Stressed Years of Their Lives is a guidebook for parents and college-age teens seeking a better understanding of mental health and the methods by which students can thrive. Elizabeth Mosier is the author, most recently, ofExcavating Memory: Archaeology and Home. Her thirty-yearcareer in higher education includes teaching creative writing, directing a pre-college program, and directing admissions communications at Bryn Mawr College. (recorded 6/25/2020)

71 minJUN 29
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B. Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain | The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

Roddy Doyle | Love

In conversation with Liz Moore, best selling author of Long Bright River Lauded for his ''marvelous'' and ''bloody brilliant'' (Toronto Star) works of fiction, prolific novelist, dramatist, children's author, and screenwriterRoddy Doyle'swork is rooted in the vibrant colloquialisms and tight relationships of the Irish working class. His novelPaddy Clarke Ha Ha Hawon the Man Booker Prize, and his Barrytown series-comprised of The Commitments,The Snapper,The Van, and The Guts-were critical darlings and adapted into successful movies. In Love, Doyle tells an elegiac tale of two old drinking buddies who revisit the Dublin pubs and poignant pains of their youth. (recorded 6/24/2020)

62 minJUN 25
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Roddy Doyle | Love

Ezekiel J. Emanuel | Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?

Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. An oncologist and author of nine books on medical ethics and healthcare, he previously served as a special adviser for health policy in the Obama administration. He is also the author of Reinventing American Health Care and a memoir about his illustrious brothers. Emanuel's new book profiles 11 disparate countries' healthcare systems and shows how the U.S.-despite spending far more than any other nation-doesn't come close to having the best. (recorded 6/23/2020)

65 minJUN 24
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Ezekiel J. Emanuel | Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?

Chris Wallace | Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

The popular anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace has reported on nearly every watershed national and international political event. During his 50-year career in journalism, he has earned three Emmys, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award. Wallace has interviewed seven presidents, was the first Fox News journalist to moderate a general election presidential debate, and in 2018 conducted a notably difficult interview with Vladimir Putin. In Countdown 1945, he looks at the meetings and machinations leading to the August 6, 1945, atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. (recorded 6/22/2020)

57 minJUN 23
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Chris Wallace | Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

Inga Saffron | Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again

Architectural critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 20 years, Inga Saffron won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her sagacious critiques of urbanism, planning, and Philly's hyper-rapid transformation after a half-century slump. An Inquirer writer since 1985, she worked as the paper's suburban reporter and Eastern European correspondent, was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2012, and in 2018 was awarded the prestigious Vincent Scully Prize by the National Building Museum. Becoming Philadelphia is a collection of Saffron's most insightful newspaper columns. (recorded 6/17/2020)

65 minJUN 22
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Inga Saffron | Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again

Stacey Abrams | Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Stacey Abramsis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofLead from the Outside, a serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and political leader. After serving eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as minority leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state's history.Over the course of her career, she has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. Dedicated to civic engagement, her most recent endeavors include:launchingFair Fightto ensure every American has a voice in our election system,Fair Countto ensure accuracy in the 2020 Census and greater participation in civic engagement, and theSouthern Economic Advancement Project, a public policy initiative to broaden economic power and bu...

67 minJUN 19
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Stacey Abrams | Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

Donna Rifkind | The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

A prolific book critic whose reviews appear in theWall Street Journal, theWashington Post, and theNew York Times Book Review, Donna Rifkind was a 2006 finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle.The Sun and Her Starsis her ''marvelous, knowledgeable'' (Boston Herald) look at the life of Salka Viertel, the until-now unheralded German Jewish expat screenwriter and Garbo confidant who created a Hollywood haven for scores of Europeanémigrés-including Albert Einstein, Arnold Schoenberg, and Bertolt Brecht, among myriad others-who had escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany. (recorded 6/11/2020)

59 minJUN 12
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Donna Rifkind | The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

Imani Perry In Conversation with Kiese Laymon: On the Uprising since George Floyd's Murder and Black Struggles for Freedom in the United States

EImani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies and faculty associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton. She is the author of six books, most recently the award-winning titles, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons and Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama and currently lives outside Philadelphia with her two sons. Kiese Laymon is the Hubert McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of the novel, Long Division, a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the award-winning Heavy: An American Memoir. Laymon was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. (recorded 6/9/2020)

70 minJUN 10
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Imani Perry In Conversation with Kiese Laymon: On the Uprising since George Floyd's Murder and Black Struggles for Freedom in the United States

Lauren Francis-Sharma | Book of the Little Axe

In conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar,award-winning author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judgeand She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of HarrietTubman. Lauren Francis-Sharma's acclaimed novel 'Til the Well Runs Dry tells the ''universally touching'' (New York Times) multigenerational saga of a sharp-tongued Trinidadian seamstress's travails and bittersweet triumphs. It was honored as the fiction selection of the 2015 Black Caucus of the American Library Association and one of O, The Oprah Magazine's ''10 Titles to Pick Up Now.'' She is also assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the proprietor of the DC Writers Room. Her latest novel follows the journey of a rebellious young woman from Trinidad to a new life with the Crow Nation in 1830s Wyoming. (recorded 5/28/2020)

57 minMAY 29
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Lauren Francis-Sharma | Book of the Little Axe

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio | The Undocumented Americans

EIn conversation withAndrea González-Ramírez, Senior Writer atGENand anIda B. Wells fellow at Type Investigations. Read Ms.González-Ramírez's interview with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. Originally from Ecuador, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio became one of the first undocumented students admitted to Harvard University. Now a fellow at Laurene Powell Jobs's Emerson Collective and a doctoral candidate in the American studies program at Yale, she has written about race, culture, and immigration in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Atlantic, and n+1. In her new book, Villavicencio ventures beyond combustive political rhetoric and alarmist headlines to reveal the remarkable, relatable lives of undocumented Americans in every corner of the country. (recorded 5/21/2020)

63 minMAY 22
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Karla Cornejo Villavicencio | The Undocumented Americans

Latest Episodes

B. Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain | The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

In conversation wth Elizabeth Mosier A longtime faculty member at Drexel University, the Family Institute, and Widener University, B. Janet Hibbs is a renowned expert on family issues and partner relationships. A professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Anthony Rostain is one of America's leading authorities on ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, and the learning disorders related to these conditions.He also treats patients at CHOP, where he is co-director of the Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Service. The Stressed Years of Their Lives is a guidebook for parents and college-age teens seeking a better understanding of mental health and the methods by which students can thrive. Elizabeth Mosier is the author, most recently, ofExcavating Memory: Archaeology and Home. Her thirty-yearcareer in higher education includes teaching creative writing, directing a pre-college program, and directing admissions communications at Bryn Mawr College. (recorded 6/25/2020)

71 minJUN 29
Comments
B. Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain | The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

Roddy Doyle | Love

In conversation with Liz Moore, best selling author of Long Bright River Lauded for his ''marvelous'' and ''bloody brilliant'' (Toronto Star) works of fiction, prolific novelist, dramatist, children's author, and screenwriterRoddy Doyle'swork is rooted in the vibrant colloquialisms and tight relationships of the Irish working class. His novelPaddy Clarke Ha Ha Hawon the Man Booker Prize, and his Barrytown series-comprised of The Commitments,The Snapper,The Van, and The Guts-were critical darlings and adapted into successful movies. In Love, Doyle tells an elegiac tale of two old drinking buddies who revisit the Dublin pubs and poignant pains of their youth. (recorded 6/24/2020)

62 minJUN 25
Comments
Roddy Doyle | Love

Ezekiel J. Emanuel | Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?

Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. An oncologist and author of nine books on medical ethics and healthcare, he previously served as a special adviser for health policy in the Obama administration. He is also the author of Reinventing American Health Care and a memoir about his illustrious brothers. Emanuel's new book profiles 11 disparate countries' healthcare systems and shows how the U.S.-despite spending far more than any other nation-doesn't come close to having the best. (recorded 6/23/2020)

65 minJUN 24
Comments
Ezekiel J. Emanuel | Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?

Chris Wallace | Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

The popular anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace has reported on nearly every watershed national and international political event. During his 50-year career in journalism, he has earned three Emmys, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award. Wallace has interviewed seven presidents, was the first Fox News journalist to moderate a general election presidential debate, and in 2018 conducted a notably difficult interview with Vladimir Putin. In Countdown 1945, he looks at the meetings and machinations leading to the August 6, 1945, atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. (recorded 6/22/2020)

57 minJUN 23
Comments
Chris Wallace | Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

Inga Saffron | Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again

Architectural critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 20 years, Inga Saffron won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her sagacious critiques of urbanism, planning, and Philly's hyper-rapid transformation after a half-century slump. An Inquirer writer since 1985, she worked as the paper's suburban reporter and Eastern European correspondent, was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2012, and in 2018 was awarded the prestigious Vincent Scully Prize by the National Building Museum. Becoming Philadelphia is a collection of Saffron's most insightful newspaper columns. (recorded 6/17/2020)

65 minJUN 22
Comments
Inga Saffron | Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again

Stacey Abrams | Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Stacey Abramsis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofLead from the Outside, a serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and political leader. After serving eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as minority leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state's history.Over the course of her career, she has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. Dedicated to civic engagement, her most recent endeavors include:launchingFair Fightto ensure every American has a voice in our election system,Fair Countto ensure accuracy in the 2020 Census and greater participation in civic engagement, and theSouthern Economic Advancement Project, a public policy initiative to broaden economic power and bu...

67 minJUN 19
Comments
Stacey Abrams | Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

Donna Rifkind | The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

A prolific book critic whose reviews appear in theWall Street Journal, theWashington Post, and theNew York Times Book Review, Donna Rifkind was a 2006 finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle.The Sun and Her Starsis her ''marvelous, knowledgeable'' (Boston Herald) look at the life of Salka Viertel, the until-now unheralded German Jewish expat screenwriter and Garbo confidant who created a Hollywood haven for scores of Europeanémigrés-including Albert Einstein, Arnold Schoenberg, and Bertolt Brecht, among myriad others-who had escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany. (recorded 6/11/2020)

59 minJUN 12
Comments
Donna Rifkind | The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

Imani Perry In Conversation with Kiese Laymon: On the Uprising since George Floyd's Murder and Black Struggles for Freedom in the United States

EImani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies and faculty associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton. She is the author of six books, most recently the award-winning titles, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons and Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama and currently lives outside Philadelphia with her two sons. Kiese Laymon is the Hubert McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of the novel, Long Division, a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the award-winning Heavy: An American Memoir. Laymon was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. (recorded 6/9/2020)

70 minJUN 10
Comments
Imani Perry In Conversation with Kiese Laymon: On the Uprising since George Floyd's Murder and Black Struggles for Freedom in the United States

Lauren Francis-Sharma | Book of the Little Axe

In conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar,award-winning author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judgeand She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of HarrietTubman. Lauren Francis-Sharma's acclaimed novel 'Til the Well Runs Dry tells the ''universally touching'' (New York Times) multigenerational saga of a sharp-tongued Trinidadian seamstress's travails and bittersweet triumphs. It was honored as the fiction selection of the 2015 Black Caucus of the American Library Association and one of O, The Oprah Magazine's ''10 Titles to Pick Up Now.'' She is also assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the proprietor of the DC Writers Room. Her latest novel follows the journey of a rebellious young woman from Trinidad to a new life with the Crow Nation in 1830s Wyoming. (recorded 5/28/2020)

57 minMAY 29
Comments
Lauren Francis-Sharma | Book of the Little Axe

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio | The Undocumented Americans

EIn conversation withAndrea González-Ramírez, Senior Writer atGENand anIda B. Wells fellow at Type Investigations. Read Ms.González-Ramírez's interview with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. Originally from Ecuador, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio became one of the first undocumented students admitted to Harvard University. Now a fellow at Laurene Powell Jobs's Emerson Collective and a doctoral candidate in the American studies program at Yale, she has written about race, culture, and immigration in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Atlantic, and n+1. In her new book, Villavicencio ventures beyond combustive political rhetoric and alarmist headlines to reveal the remarkable, relatable lives of undocumented Americans in every corner of the country. (recorded 5/21/2020)

63 minMAY 22
Comments
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio | The Undocumented Americans
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