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Selections from the WFMT collection of Terkel’s radio interviews, delivered several times each week. An unofficial feed.

Studs Terkel Archive Podcast Ben Welsh

    • Society & Culture
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Selections from the WFMT collection of Terkel’s radio interviews, delivered several times each week. An unofficial feed.

    Studs Terkel discusses race relations and economic disparity with four Chicago area women ; part 1

    Studs Terkel discusses race relations and economic disparity with four Chicago area women ; part 1

    First broadcast on January 27, 1965. Studs discusses race relations and economic disparity with four Chicago area women in a program entitled "Each of us can act".

    This recording was the last of a 6-part series, "Rearing the Child of Good Will", broadcast under the auspices of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The series focused on prejudice, race, religion, and community.

    Interviewees are:
    Madeline Bonsigniore of Chicago's south suburbs
    Naomi Brodky of the Marynook neighborhood of Chicago
    Lynn Williams of Winnetka, IL
    Harriet White of the NCCJ

    The discussion begins with a snipped from Terkel's interview with "Jimmy" a 17-year old African American male who had been involved with gangs on the Chicago's west side.

    Other topics of discussion include racial integration, schools, and home ownership.

    • 29 min
    Studs Terkel discusses race relations and economic disparity with four Chicago area women ; part 2

    Studs Terkel discusses race relations and economic disparity with four Chicago area women ; part 2

    First broadcast on January 27, 1965. Studs discusses race relations and economic disparity with four Chicago area women in a program entitled "Each of us can act".

    This recording was the last of a 6-part series, "Rearing the Child of Good Will", broadcast under the auspices of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The series focused on prejudice, race, religion, and community.

    Interviewees are:
    Madeline Bonsigniore of Chicago's south suburbs
    Naomi Brodky of the Marynook neighborhood of Chicago
    Lynn Williams of Winnetka, IL
    Harriet White of the NCCJ

    The discussion begins with a snipped from Terkel's interview with "Jimmy" a 17-year old African American male who had been involved with gangs on the Chicago's west side.

    Other topics of discussion include racial integration, schools, and home ownership.

    • 25 min
    Discussing a tour of the Berlin Wall with author Ursula Bender

    Discussing a tour of the Berlin Wall with author Ursula Bender

    • 25 min
    Discussing the book "Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship and Triumph" with the author Ben Joravsky

    Discussing the book "Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship and Triumph" with the author Ben Joravsky

    First broadcast on May 17, 1995.

    • 53 min
    Discussing the struggle for democratic rule in South Africa with President of the African National Congress and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Zulu Chief Albert John Luthuli

    Discussing the struggle for democratic rule in South Africa with President of the African National Congress and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Zulu Chief Albert John Luthuli

    • 53 min
    Henry Fonda and John Houseman discuss the play "Clarence Darrow"

    Henry Fonda and John Houseman discuss the play "Clarence Darrow"

    Henry Fonda and John Houseman talk about working with one another on "Clarence Darrow: A One-Man Play". Houseman is in awe of Fonda's portrayal of Clarence Darrow, explaining that in the play, the audience can really see the growth of Clarence Darrow, from a young lawyer to an experienced, wise one. Fonda talks about the opening scene when Darrow recalls his father talking to him when he was a young boy. Fonda reflects on times when his father talked to him. Fonda recalls being taught not to hate individuals.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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Wow, what a wonderful archive. Terkel was such a great interviewer and his guests were always fascinating. I plan to listen to all of these.

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This is an immeasurably important archive and it’s such a blessing to have it in podcast form. Every episode makes my life richer. Thank you for doing this.

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Highlights of just 10 of the 169 Studs Terkel Archive Podcast Episodes, I found them both moving and inspirational.

DEC 28TH, 2023
Leonard Bernstein Discusses his career ……
Bernstein singing from memory an old Marc Blitzstein tune.

NOV 17, 2022
Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry ……
Sonny explain how he made a song out of the sound of a stream locomotive

SEP 1, 2021
Buster Keaton
Buster explains what makes comedy work.

JUL 21, 2021
Big Bill Broonzy
Big Bill playing his guitar for background as he told his story.

MAY 9, 2021
British Actor George Harland
The reading of, “Captain Murderer” a tale that Charles Dickens said was read to him by his nanny when he was a child.

DEC 26, 2020
Milton Mayer discusses Quakerism’s impact on society
Mayer and Studs discuss the legacy of A J Muste

DEC 18 2020
Canterbury Tales/Cadbury Tales
Kids reading the character sketches they wrote of people in their lives.

DEC 30, 2020
Saul Alinsky, American community organizer
Tales of what prepared him for writing the book, “Rules for Radicals”

JAN 26, 2023
Bill Veeck,Jr, former owner of the Chicago White Sox
Veeck talks about his love of baseball

JUN 22, 2023
Ian McKellan
Discussing the art of performing on stage.

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