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.
What do Bridges do? With Thomas Harrison
July 22, 2021-- A conversation with Professor Thomas Harrison on the topic of his new book: "Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account".
Mark C. Taylor on Technology, Cybernetics, and Intervolution
July 15, 2021-- A conversation with Professor Mark C. Taylor on the topic of his new book: "Intervolution - Smart Bodies, Smart Things".
Christy Wampole on Degenerative Realism
July 8, 2021-- A conversation with Professor Christy Wampole on the topic of her new book: "Degenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in Twenty-First-Century France".
Robert Harrison contre Proust
July 7, 2021-- A brief monologue by Robert Harrison on Marcel Proust for the 150th anniversary of his birth on July 10, 1871.
On the word "And"
December 30, 2020-- A monologue by Robert Harrison.
Robert Harrison on Separation
December 17, 2020-- A year-end monologue.
Life of the mind
The smartest ppl on your podcast
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.)
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.