256 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 379 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.

    What do Bridges do? With Thomas Harrison

    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".

    • 52 min
    Mark C. Taylor on Technology, Cybernetics, and Intervolution

    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".

    • 54 min
    Christy Wampole on Degenerative Realism

    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".

    • 59 min
    Robert Harrison contre Proust

    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.

    • 17 min
    On the word "And"

    On the word "And"

    December 30, 2020-- A monologue by Robert Harrison.

    • 22 min
    Robert Harrison on Separation

    Robert Harrison on Separation

    December 17, 2020-- A year-end monologue.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

Hemingwayhero68 ,

Eminently Listenable and Compelling Podcast.

Robert Harrison’s trenchant discussion of the beauty and meaning found in the literature of life’s deepest desires, nuanced needs (including their much richer and more complicated ordinariness) and often complex qualities, aspects, and distinctions, raise this podcast above most others.

His enthusiasm for the fun that’s found through interviews and reading great books belies a concern for what’s missing amid the popularly political and intensely conflictual media discourse and provides a different picture from what we tend to think is the case.

Harrison’s captivatingly plain (and paradoxically simple) discussion of ideas and the importance books play in providing depth and meaning to our daily existence (as well as the permission to question what it all means) gives a sense and sort of corrective to the perspective and complex identity we hold of ourselves and the purpose of this all too human condition.

Simply put, it is an eminently listenable and compelling podcast.

Ericktavio ,

An intellectual feast

Robert Harrison shares his love for humanities education in artful and erudite conversations with leading thinkers from Stanford and around the world. Harrison, with his engaging radio voice, invites the listener to a modern day salon where ideas are examined and challenged with rapt curiosity and valuable literary and philosophical context.

iFoundMolly ,

Thoughtful

Excellently engaging, enlightened shows, topics, and conversations. The best of what a podcast can be.

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