In The Human Angle, host Angela Becerra Vidergar brings you conversations with the people whose job it is to explore the human experience and our place in the world. We talk about current issues and aspects of contemporary culture that matter deeply in our everyday lives, our relationships to each other and our histories as a diverse human community. Together with experts in fields like literature, history, music, philosophy and the arts, we put the human back into the humanities. The Human Angle is brought to you from the studios of KZSU Stanford with the support of the Stanford Humanities Center and the Stanford Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages.
What Is Beautiful About Sports?
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Stanford literary scholar Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht join us to talk about the beauty in sports and why they can turn us into fanatics.
How Does Pop Culture Make Us Who We Are?
From novels, comics and latino rock to Batman with a luchador mask, literary scholars Ramon Saldivar and Frederick Aldama discuss how popular culture helps form our complex identities.
The Rise of Latino/a Comics in American Culture
Latino Comics Expo founder Ricardo Padilla and Stanford literature and media scholar Vanessa Chang discuss the "golden age" of latino/a comics for The Human Angle episode "How does pop culture impact our identities?” Listen to the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/the-human-angle/id962994221?mt=10
Food, From Farm to Fork
Eating is one of the most basic parts of our lives, but is it really so ordinary? Two Stanford scholars talk about the fascinating cultural processes tied up in our food, from the ground to our bellies.
Beasts to Besties: Our Relationship to Animals
From "furry creatures in drag" to wild animal activism, two Stanford historians talk about the evolution and social implications of human-animal relationships.
“The Closeness of Boxing”
Retreat. Advance. Can fighting bring us closer together? This video companion to the Human Angle podcast tells part of the story of how a community boxing club joined Stanford literary scholars to explore the push and pull of intimacy and closeness in our lives. Listen to the full podcast episode on iTunes U (http://apple.co/1Ct6vyb), SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/the-human-angle) or http://humanangle.org.
Special thanks: East Palo Alto Boxing Club
Music: "Look Up Often" by Inquisitor