248 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) Robert Harrison

    • Philosophy
    • 4.7, 312 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.

    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
    Christopher Watkin on Michel Serres

    Christopher Watkin on Michel Serres

    April 24, 2020-- Professor Watkin, a Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Monash University, discusses French philosopher Michel Serres with Robert Harrison.

    • 57 min
    Happy Hour with Jimi Hendrix

    Happy Hour with Jimi Hendrix

    April 17, 2020-- Entitled Opinions Happy Hour Bar offers up some lyrics of Jimi Hendrix.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
312 Ratings

312 Ratings

B.A.1186 ,

An Inspiring Podcast

V grateful for this show and its straightforward approach to the many dimensions of life. From the (very intense) theme song to the dramatic opening monologue to the sometimes heated conversations about very interesting topics...an engaging lively and informative podcast. Thanks Robert!

ElM NJ ,

Intellectually stimulating - hope there's new episodes soon!

I don’t remember exactly how I discovered this, but I think it was while searching Apple Podcasts for a term like "Martin Heidegger" about a year ago; not the most common podcast search term. Too bad I have more or less run out of old episodes by now!

This is an excellent podcast/radio show. Robert Harrison's passion and intellectual rigor really come through. He affects a kind of highbrow arrogance (as implied by the show title), as opposed to the common podcast-style informality, but it comes off as charming, because there's a seriousness and depth behind it to back it up. Those episodes that are on a subject that he has more personal expertise in are the most engaging.

A show like this makes you wonder how many (hundreds?) of other college professors there are out there that are talented communicators and could potentially inform thousands of listeners out in cyberspace if they chose to share their knowledge in podcast form, rather than saving it only for the classroom.

caf613 ,

Well done

So much to explore and marvel at as one seeks to lift the cover!

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