250 episodes

Entitled Opinions is a literary talk show on Stanford University Radio, KZSU, in which Professor Robert Harrison interviews guests about issues that range from literature and philosophy to politics and sports.

Entitled Opinions (about Life and Literature) Stanford

    • Philosophy
    • 4.6, 96 Ratings

Entitled Opinions is a literary talk show on Stanford University Radio, KZSU, in which Professor Robert Harrison interviews guests about issues that range from literature and philosophy to politics and sports.

    On Time, Death, and Cosmos

    On Time, Death, and Cosmos

    July 30, 2020-- Before Entitled Opinions goes on hiatus, Robert Harrison wanted to share a few brief thoughts with you on time, death, and cosmos.

    • 19 min
    The Heart of the Sun

    The Heart of the Sun

    July 8, 2020-- A monologue on human solarity.

    • 28 min
    The Fatidic Power of Literature

    The Fatidic Power of Literature

    June 26, 2020-- In this monologue professor Robert Harrison discusses the prescient dimensions of literature.

    • 44 min
    Dead Voices

    Dead Voices

    June 5, 2020-- Robert Harrison discusses cultural memory and the enigma of beginnings, with special reference to Dylan Thomas' play "Under Milk Wood".

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Happy Hour with Jethro Tull

    Happy Hour with Jethro Tull

    May 18, 2020-- Entitled Opinions Happy Hour Bar offers up some lyrics of Jethro Tull.

    • 14 min
    Robert Harrison on mimetic desire, social media, and biotechnology

    Robert Harrison on mimetic desire, social media, and biotechnology

    May 8, 2020-- Robert Harrison discusses with Christopher Lydon social media, biotechnology, and René Girard's theory of mimetic desire.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Woldramesq ,

Life of the mind

The smartest ppl on your podcast

Calebsmith5501 ,

Exactly What An Interview-Style Podcast Should Be

I rarely write reviews. I suppose I take podcasts for granted, even the good ones, which are quite rare. They play such a key role in my day-to-day life, which perhaps allows me to take them for granted. I’m a postgrad living in London and every day I walk to campus at UCL from my flat in North London. It takes about an hour, so I start a podcast when I leave and it usually ends just before I arrive. I discovered Entitled Opinions about a month ago and since then I haven’t listened to anything else. This is exactly what a podcast in this style should be. Robert Harrison has such a keen sense for knowing when to speak, when and where to turn the direction of the conversation, and which remarks warrant/require further elucidation. The pacing, which is the hardest thing to get right in these podcasts, is spot on. His questions are always thoughtful and authoritative, he’s able to be skeptical without being overly aggressive or dogmatic. The topics are perfect. I haven’t found another podcast with this kind of breadth and consistency (in that the topics are consistently fascinating yet diverse). I can’t say enough, but I realise that I’m already rambling. If you’ve listened to a few episodes, keep listening; you’ll be hooked.

(I really hope you do more episodes in 2014.)

kirislav ,

Outstanding radio program

One of a kind. Inspirational, educational, and frustrating at the same time. Absolutely love getting lost in the conversations - your mind will wander off into unexpected domains.

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