The Weekend Listener #19

The Weekend Listener is a monthly list of noteworthy podcasts and radio recordings, old and new, curated for your listening pleasure. For more listening tips please search the website for previous instalments. LANGUAGE Language Carries More Than Words This episode of the On Being radio series is a wonderful interview with the writer David Treuer. …

Films and documentaries on Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is one of the most celebrated American poets of the 19th century. Her numerous works—close to 1800 poems!—continue to impress contemporary readers by their freshness, unconventionality and captivating symbolism. Dickinson’s personal life was just as intriguing: she spent a good part of it in self-imposed isolation, raising many speculations regarding possible reasons for …

The Weekend Listener #18

The Weekend Listener is a monthly list of noteworthy podcasts and radio recordings, old and new, curated for your listening pleasure. For more listening tips please search the website for previous instalments. LANGUAGE The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Edward Sapir, American anthropologist and linguist Also known as the hypothesis of linguistic relativity, the Sapir-Wharf hypothesis posits that …