Simply Charly's Culture Insight https://simplycharly.com/blog/ Explore history’s greatest movers and shakers Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:31:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Explore history's movers and shakers with Simply Charly — your one-stop portal to a wealth of information about some of the world’s most prominent historical figures. Simply Charly clean episodic Simply Charly charles@simplycharly.com charles@simplycharly.com (Simply Charly) © 2018 Simply Charly Exploring History's Movers and Shakers Simply Charly's Culture Insight https://simplycharly.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Simply_Charly's_Culture_Insight_Podcast_Logo_v4.jpg https://simplycharly.com/blog/ New York, NY Einstein’s Dreams: Alan Lightman on the Life and Work of Albert Einstein https://simplycharly.com/people/albert-einstein/listen/alan-lightman-on-albert-einstein Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:31:40 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8407 Generally considered one of the most influential physicists in history, Albert Einstein’s (1879–1955) groundbreaking theories reshaped the scientific community’s view and understanding of the universe. He developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. He is Adjunct Professor of Humanities and formerly senior lecturer in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His novels include Einstein's Dreams, which has been translated into more than thirty languages, and The Diagnosis, which was a National Book Award finalist in Fiction in 2000. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Albert Einstein. Generally considered one of the most influential physicists in history, Albert Einstein’s (1879–1955) groundbreaking theories reshaped the scientific community’s view and understanding of the universe. He developed the special and general theories of r... Generally considered one of the most influential physicists in history, Albert Einstein’s (1879–1955) groundbreaking theories reshaped the scientific community’s view and understanding of the universe. He developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.<br /> <br /> Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. He is Adjunct Professor of Humanities and formerly senior lecturer in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His novels include Einstein's Dreams, which has been translated into more than thirty languages, and The Diagnosis, which was a National Book Award finalist in Fiction in 2000.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Albert Einstein. Simply Charly clean 27:30 Standing on Aristotle’s Shoulders: David Roochnik on the Life and Work of Aristotle https://simplycharly.com/audio/standing-on-aristotles-shoulders-david-roochnik-on-the-life-and-work-of-aristotle/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:28:39 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=14292 The third and final member of a chain of Athenian philosophers who would shape the foundation of Western philosophy, Aristotle (384 B.C.E.–322 B.C.E.) was a student of Plato, who would eventually go on to mentor Alexander the Great. Nicknamed “The Reader” by Plato, Aristotle’s writings on science, ethics, and politics dominated Western society for centuries and had a profound impact on the development of Western culture. With his subjects ranging from natural science to metaphysical and ethical philosophy, Aristotle formalized logic and devised the scientific method as we know it today. David Roochnik is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. He is the author of numerous articles on Greek philosophy, Greek literature, rhetoric (ancient and modern), post-modernism, and the nature of philosophy. He has been awarded both the Gitner Award for Distinguished Teaching at the College of Arts and Sciences and the Outstanding Teaching Award by the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Greek philosopher Aristotle. The third and final member of a chain of Athenian philosophers who would shape the foundation of Western philosophy, Aristotle (384 B.C.E.–322 B.C.E.) was a student of Plato, who would eventually go on to mentor Alexander the Great. The third and final member of a chain of Athenian philosophers who would shape the foundation of Western philosophy, Aristotle (384 B.C.E.–322 B.C.E.) was a student of Plato, who would eventually go on to mentor Alexander the Great. Nicknamed “The Reader” by Plato, Aristotle’s writings on science, ethics, and politics dominated Western society for centuries and had a profound impact on the development of Western culture. With his subjects ranging from natural science to metaphysical and ethical philosophy, Aristotle formalized logic and devised the scientific method as we know it today.<br /> <br /> David Roochnik is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. He is the author of numerous articles on Greek philosophy, Greek literature, rhetoric (ancient and modern), post-modernism, and the nature of philosophy. He has been awarded both the Gitner Award for Distinguished Teaching at the College of Arts and Sciences and the Outstanding Teaching Award by the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Greek philosopher Aristotle. Simply Charly clean 52:39 On God, Truth and Superman: Paul Katsafanas on Friedrich Nietzsche’s Radical Philosophy https://simplycharly.com/audio/on-god-truth-and-superman-paul-katsafanas-on-friedrich-nietzsches-radical-philosophy/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:28:58 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=15156 German philosopher of the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) boldly and daringly challenged the foundations of Christianity, traditional morality, and other prevalent social mores. He was at the forefront of the existentialism, perspectivism, and nihilism movements that emphasized the importance of human individuality and freedom; discovery of truth only in the context of our own perceptions and interpretations; and rejection of religious and moral doctrines. Paul Katsafanas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University where he teaches courses on nineteenth-century philosophy and ethics. His research centers on topics at the interface of ethics and philosophy of mind, including the way in which normative claims might be justified; the nature of self-consciousness; the nature of agency; the notion of drive; and the concepts of free agency and unified agency. Katsafanas’ recent book Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism was recently published by Oxford University Press. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche. German philosopher of the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) boldly and daringly challenged the foundations of Christianity, traditional morality, and other prevalent social mores. He was at the forefront of the existentialism, German philosopher of the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) boldly and daringly challenged the foundations of Christianity, traditional morality, and other prevalent social mores. He was at the forefront of the existentialism, perspectivism, and nihilism movements that emphasized the importance of human individuality and freedom; discovery of truth only in the context of our own perceptions and interpretations; and rejection of religious and moral doctrines.<br /> <br /> Paul Katsafanas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University where he teaches courses on nineteenth-century philosophy and ethics. His research centers on topics at the interface of ethics and philosophy of mind, including the way in which normative claims might be justified; the nature of self-consciousness; the nature of agency; the notion of drive; and the concepts of free agency and unified agency. Katsafanas’ recent book Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism was recently published by Oxford University Press.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche. Simply Charly clean 46:28 Economy Class: Nicholas Wapshott Explains Why John Maynard Keynes Was “Ahead of His Time” https://simplycharly.com/audio/the-road-to-hayek-nicholas-wapshott-on-the-life-and-work-of-economist-friedrich-hayek-2/ Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:28:21 +0000 https://simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=31579 John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) was an influential British economist whose ideas on government intervention in the economy were considered to be both revolutionary and controversial. Nicholas Wapshott, author of ‘Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics’, shares his insight on why John Maynard Keynes Was “Ahead of His Time.” He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of John Maynard Keynes. John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) was an influential British economist whose ideas on government intervention in the economy were considered to be both revolutionary and controversial. - Nicholas Wapshott, author of ‘Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined... John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) was an influential British economist whose ideas on government intervention in the economy were considered to be both revolutionary and controversial.<br /> <br /> Nicholas Wapshott, author of ‘Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics’, shares his insight on why John Maynard Keynes Was “Ahead of His Time.”<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of John Maynard Keynes. Simply Charly clean 28:13 By His Own Design: Robert Twombly on The Individualism of Frank Lloyd Wright https://simplycharly.com/audio/by-his-own-design-robert-twombly-on-the-individualism-of-frank-lloyd-wright/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:28:38 +0000 http://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=audio&p=13700 Widely hailed as the greatest American architect of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) designed hundreds of iconic buildings and structures throughout the early 20th century. Well-known for his creative and visionary designs, Wright believed that America should break away from traditional European architectural designs, and helped to establish a uniquely American style of structure. Over the course of his 70-year career, Wright planned over a thousand designs ranging from homes to churches to museums. Robert Twombly teaches architectural history at the City University of New York. He has written biographies of Louis Sullivan and of Frank Lloyd Wright, and has edited Sullivan's public papers. He shares his insight into the life and work of the great American architect. Widely hailed as the greatest American architect of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) designed hundreds of iconic buildings and structures throughout the early 20th century. Well-known for his creative and visionary designs, Widely hailed as the greatest American architect of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) designed hundreds of iconic buildings and structures throughout the early 20th century. Well-known for his creative and visionary designs, Wright believed that America should break away from traditional European architectural designs, and helped to establish a uniquely American style of structure. Over the course of his 70-year career, Wright planned over a thousand designs ranging from homes to churches to museums.<br /> <br /> Robert Twombly teaches architectural history at the City University of New York. He has written biographies of Louis Sullivan and of Frank Lloyd Wright, and has edited Sullivan's public papers.<br /> <br /> He shares his insight into the life and work of the great American architect. Simply Charly clean 28:33 Janna Levin On Kurt Gödel: Incompleteness Theorem Is Not Just A Numbers Game https://simplycharly.com/people/kurt-godel/listen/janna-levin-on-kurt-godel/ Sun, 07 Apr 2019 00:28:20 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8402 Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. By showing that the establishment of a set of axioms encompassing all of mathematics would never succeed, he revolutionized the world of mathematics, logic, and philosophy. Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her scientific research concerns the Early Universe, Chaos, and Black Holes. Her recent book, the novel A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines (Knopf, 2006), won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers, which “honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work . . . represents distinguished literary achievement.” She is also the author of the popular science book How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space. She joins us on Culture Insight to share her insight into the life and work of Kurt Gödel. Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. By showing that the establishment of a set of axioms encompassing all of mathematics would never... Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. By showing that the establishment of a set of axioms encompassing all of mathematics would never succeed, he revolutionized the world of mathematics, logic, and philosophy.<br /> <br /> Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her scientific research concerns the Early Universe, Chaos, and Black Holes. Her recent book, the novel A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines (Knopf, 2006), won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers, which “honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work . . . represents distinguished literary achievement.” She is also the author of the popular science book How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space.<br /> <br /> She joins us on Culture Insight to share her insight into the life and work of Kurt Gödel. Simply Charly clean 26:15 The Inventing Machine: Paul Israel on the Life and Work of Thomas Edison https://simplycharly.com/people/thomas-edison/listen/paul-israel-on-edison Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:29:08 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8399 One of the most influential American inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931) is responsible for the creation of several devices that shaped the face of modern technology. Most famous for his invention of the first practical light bulb, Edison was also a shrewd businessman who bridged the gap between invention and large-scale manufacturing. Possibly the single most important figure of the Second Industrial Revolution, Edison’s vast network of corporate contacts ensured that his name was forever cemented in history as the archetypal American scientist. Paul Israel is a historian of technology who serves as the Director and General Editor of the multi-volume documentary edition of the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Thomas Alva Edison. One of the most influential American inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931) is responsible for the creation of several devices that shaped the face of modern technology. Most famous for his invention of the first practical light bulb, One of the most influential American inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931) is responsible for the creation of several devices that shaped the face of modern technology. Most famous for his invention of the first practical light bulb, Edison was also a shrewd businessman who bridged the gap between invention and large-scale manufacturing. Possibly the single most important figure of the Second Industrial Revolution, Edison’s vast network of corporate contacts ensured that his name was forever cemented in history as the archetypal American scientist.<br /> <br /> Paul Israel is a historian of technology who serves as the Director and General Editor of the multi-volume documentary edition of the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Thomas Alva Edison. Simply Charly clean 1:24:41 Churchill’s Rock: Sonia Purnell on The Life and Times of Clementine Churchill https://simplycharly.com/audio/churchills-rock-sonia-purnell-on-the-life-and-times-of-clementine-churchill/ Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:28:19 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=15219 Best known as the wife of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill served as one of her husband's closest confidantes, aiding him during his brightest moments as well as his darkest hours. During World War II, she led the Young Women's Christian Association's wartime efforts and also assisted in the Red Cross's efforts to provide relief in Russia. Sonia Purnell is a political reporter who has worked for a number of high-profile newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent on Sunday and the London Evening Standard. She is the author of Just Boris, an acclaimed biography of Boris Johnson, London’s exuberant mayor. Her latest book, Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, explores the peculiar dynamics of the fascinating union between Clementine and Winston Churchill. She joins us on Culture Insight to share her insight into the life and work of Clementine Churchill. Best known as the wife of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill served as one of her husband's closest confidantes, aiding him during his brightest moments as well as his darkest hours. During World War II, Best known as the wife of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill served as one of her husband's closest confidantes, aiding him during his brightest moments as well as his darkest hours. During World War II, she led the Young Women's Christian Association's wartime efforts and also assisted in the Red Cross's efforts to provide relief in Russia.<br /> <br /> Sonia Purnell is a political reporter who has worked for a number of high-profile newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent on Sunday and the London Evening Standard. She is the author of Just Boris, an acclaimed biography of Boris Johnson, London’s exuberant mayor. Her latest book, Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, explores the peculiar dynamics of the fascinating union between Clementine and Winston Churchill.<br /> <br /> She joins us on Culture Insight to share her insight into the life and work of Clementine Churchill. Simply Charly clean 26:28 Freud’s Faults: Frank Sulloway on the Father of Psychoanalysis’s Dubious Methods and Practices https://simplycharly.com/audio/freuds-faults-frank-sulloway-on-the-father-of-psychoanalysiss-dubious-methods-and-practices/ Sat, 22 Dec 2018 00:28:56 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=17315 Although some of his theories are still hotly debated, Sigmund Freud, (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of psychiatry and psychology. The Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, who was allegedly the first to offer a comprehensive explanation of how human behavior is determined by the conscious and unconscious forces, is regarded as the founder of psychoanalysis. Frank Sulloway is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of two highly acclaimed books, Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend and Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives. Sulloway's research interests include evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology, and the history of science. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Sigmund Freud. Although some of his theories are still hotly debated, Sigmund Freud, (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of psychiatry and psychology. The Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, Although some of his theories are still hotly debated, Sigmund Freud, (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of psychiatry and psychology. The Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, who was allegedly the first to offer a comprehensive explanation of how human behavior is determined by the conscious and unconscious forces, is regarded as the founder of psychoanalysis.<br /> <br /> Frank Sulloway is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of two highly acclaimed books, Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend and Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives. Sulloway's research interests include evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology, and the history of science.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Sigmund Freud. Simply Charly clean 31:13 The Road to Hayek: Nicholas Wapshott on the Life and Work of Economist Friedrich Hayek https://simplycharly.com/audio/the-road-to-hayek-nicholas-wapshott-on-the-life-and-work-of-economist-friedrich-hayek/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:28:28 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=15762 Austrian-born economist Friedrich A. Hayek was noted for his criticisms of the Keynesian welfare state and of totalitarian socialism which was laid out in his popular book The Road to Serfdom (1944). In 1974, he shared the Nobel Prize for Economics with Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal. Nicholas Wapshott is the author of Keynes/Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics and Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage. A former senior editor at the London Times and the New York Sun, he is now international editor at Newsweek, and lives in New York City. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Friedrich A. Hayek. Austrian-born economist Friedrich A. Hayek was noted for his criticisms of the Keynesian welfare state and of totalitarian socialism which was laid out in his popular book The Road to Serfdom (1944). In 1974, Austrian-born economist Friedrich A. Hayek was noted for his criticisms of the Keynesian welfare state and of totalitarian socialism which was laid out in his popular book The Road to Serfdom (1944). In 1974, he shared the Nobel Prize for Economics with Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal.<br /> <br /> Nicholas Wapshott is the author of Keynes/Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics and Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage. A former senior editor at the London Times and the New York Sun, he is now international editor at Newsweek, and lives in New York City.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Friedrich A. Hayek. Simply Charly clean 29:16 Jaakko Hintikka: Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Groundbreaking “Language Games” are Not Child’s Play https://simplycharly.com/audio/jaakko-hintikka-wittgensteins-groundbreaking-language-games-are-not-childs-play/ Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:05:14 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=24472 Thanks to his groundbreaking work in logic, the philosophy of mind, mathematics, and language, as well as two published works, Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) played a leading role in the 20th-century analytic philosophy. Jaakko Hintikka was Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. Author of over 30 books, he was the main architect of game-theoretical semantics and of the interrogative approach to inquiry, and also one of the architects of distributive normal forms, possible-worlds semantics, tree methods, infinitely deep logics, and the present-day theory of inductive generalization. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Thanks to his groundbreaking work in logic, the philosophy of mind, mathematics, and language, as well as two published works, Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) played a leading role in the 20th-century analyti... Thanks to his groundbreaking work in logic, the philosophy of mind, mathematics, and language, as well as two published works, Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) played a leading role in the 20th-century analytic philosophy.<br /> <br /> Jaakko Hintikka was Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. Author of over 30 books, he was the main architect of game-theoretical semantics and of the interrogative approach to inquiry, and also one of the architects of distributive normal forms, possible-worlds semantics, tree methods, infinitely deep logics, and the present-day theory of inductive generalization.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Simply Charly clean 24:21 ‘Round Miles: Quincy Troupe on the Life and Music of Miles Davis https://simplycharly.com/audio/round-miles-quincy-troupe-life-music-miles-davis/ Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:54:06 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=17112 Widely considered as one of the top musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (1926–1991) was a major force in jazz. He was not only a gifted trumpeter and composer, but also an innovator who created a nine-member band called the “nonet,” in which unconventional (in jazz) instruments like French horn and tuba were used. He also invented a style known as “cool jazz,” characterized by softer and more subdued tempos than traditional jazz rhythms. Quincy Troupe is an awarding-winning author of ten volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction works. In 2010 Troupe received the American Book Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. Among Troupe's best-selling works are Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis and his memoir, Miles & Me soon to become a major motion picture. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Miles Davis. Widely considered as one of the top musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (1926–1991) was a major force in jazz. He was not only a gifted trumpeter and composer, but also an innovator who created a nine-member band called the “nonet, Widely considered as one of the top musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (1926–1991) was a major force in jazz. He was not only a gifted trumpeter and composer, but also an innovator who created a nine-member band called the “nonet,” in which unconventional (in jazz) instruments like French horn and tuba were used. He also invented a style known as “cool jazz,” characterized by softer and more subdued tempos than traditional jazz rhythms.<br /> <br /> Quincy Troupe is an awarding-winning author of ten volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction works. In 2010 Troupe received the American Book Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. Among Troupe's best-selling works are Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis and his memoir, Miles & Me soon to become a major motion picture.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Miles Davis. Simply Charly clean 59:37 The Mathematical Artistry of Paul Dirac: Michael Atiyah on the Life and Work of Quantum Genius https://simplycharly.com/audio/the-mathematical-artistry-of-paul-dirac-michael-atiyah-on-the-life-and-work-of-quantum-genius Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:40:43 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=15949 Paul Dirac (1902–1984) was an English theoretical physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. In 1933, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger. Sir Michael Atiyah is one of the world's greatest living mathematicians and is well known throughout the mathematical world. He is a recipient of the Fields Medal, the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize, as well as the Abel Prize—two of mathematics' highest honors—and is still at the peak of his career. Atiyah received a knighthood in 1983 and the Order of Merit in 1992. He also served as president of the Royal Society from 1990–1995. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of British physicist Paul Dirac. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of British physicist Paul Dirac. Paul Dirac (1902–1984) was an English theoretical physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. In 1933, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Austrian physicist Erwin Sch... Paul Dirac (1902–1984) was an English theoretical physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. In 1933, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger.<br /> <br /> Sir Michael Atiyah is one of the world's greatest living mathematicians and is well known throughout the mathematical world. He is a recipient of the Fields Medal, the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize, as well as the Abel Prize—two of mathematics' highest honors—and is still at the peak of his career. Atiyah received a knighthood in 1983 and the Order of Merit in 1992. He also served as president of the Royal Society from 1990–1995. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of British physicist Paul Dirac.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of British physicist Paul Dirac. Simply Charly clean 22:32 ReJoyce: Philip Kitcher on James Joyce’s “Amazingly Lyrical” and “Startlingly” Original Prose https://simplycharly.com/audio/rejoyce-philip-kitcher-on-james-joyces-amazingly-lyrical-and-startlingly-original-prose/ Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:21:04 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=14453 The author of such literary classics as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce (1882–1941) was one of Ireland's most celebrated novelists known for his avant-garde and often experimental style of writing. Philip Kitcher has taught at several American Universities and is currently John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia. He is the author of over a dozen books including Advancement of Science, Science, Truth and Democracy, The Ethical Project and Joyce's Kaleidoscope. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was also the first recipient of the Prometheus Prize, awarded by the American Philosophical Association for work in expanding the frontiers of Science and Philosophy. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of James Joyce. The author of such literary classics as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce (1882–1941) was one of Ireland's most celebrated novelists known for his avant-garde and often experimental style of writing. - The author of such literary classics as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce (1882–1941) was one of Ireland's most celebrated novelists known for his avant-garde and often experimental style of writing.<br /> <br /> Philip Kitcher has taught at several American Universities and is currently John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia. He is the author of over a dozen books including Advancement of Science, Science, Truth and Democracy, The Ethical Project and Joyce's Kaleidoscope. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was also the first recipient of the Prometheus Prize, awarded by the American Philosophical Association for work in expanding the frontiers of Science and Philosophy.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of James Joyce. Simply Charly clean 44:39 Freud: Right or Wrong? Edward Erwin on Why Freud is Still Important https://simplycharly.com/audio/freud-right-or-wrong-edward-erwin-on-why-freud-is-still-important/ Mon, 11 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=14203 Although some of his theories are still hotly debated, Sigmund Freud, (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of psychiatry and psychology. The Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, who was allegedly the first to offer a comprehensive explanation of how human behavior is determined by the conscious and unconscious forces, is regarded as the founder of psychoanalysis. Along with the “talk therapy” that remains the staple of psychiatric treatment to this day, Freud popularized, among other notions, such concepts as the psychosexual stages of development; Oedipus complex; transference; dream symbolism; Ego, Id and Super-Ego; and the one that has become part of colloquial English more than any other psychiatric term—the Freudian slip. Edward Erwin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami at Coral Gables. He is the author of several books as well as numerous articles in philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of psychology. He is also editor-in-chief of The Freud Encyclopedia: Theory, Therapy, and Culture—the first in-depth Encyclopedia on the life, work, and theories of Sigmund Freud. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Sigmund Freud. Although some of his theories are still hotly debated, Sigmund Freud, (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of psychiatry and psychology. The Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, Although some of his theories are still hotly debated, Sigmund Freud, (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) is widely regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of psychiatry and psychology. The Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist, who was allegedly the first to offer a comprehensive explanation of how human behavior is determined by the conscious and unconscious forces, is regarded as the founder of psychoanalysis.<br /> <br /> Along with the “talk therapy” that remains the staple of psychiatric treatment to this day, Freud popularized, among other notions, such concepts as the psychosexual stages of development; Oedipus complex; transference; dream symbolism; Ego, Id and Super-Ego; and the one that has become part of colloquial English more than any other psychiatric term—the Freudian slip.<br /> <br /> Edward Erwin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami at Coral Gables. He is the author of several books as well as numerous articles in philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of psychology. He is also editor-in-chief of The Freud Encyclopedia: Theory, Therapy, and Culture—the first in-depth Encyclopedia on the life, work, and theories of Sigmund Freud.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Sigmund Freud. Simply Charly clean 45:11 Liszt Fever: Misha Dichter on Why Franz Liszt is a “Towering Genius” https://simplycharly.com/audio/liszt-fever-misha-dichter-on-why-franz-liszt-is-a-towering-genius/ Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:38:05 +0000 http://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=audio&p=14131 One of the most singularly talented pianists of all time, Franz Liszt (1811—1886) dominated the musical world of the 19th century. An unrivaled virtuoso who also composed his own music, Liszt laid the bedrock for the Late Romantic and Impressionistic schools that would follow after him. To this day he is considered a musical genius who ranks alongside his contemporaries Chopin and Schumann as one of history’s most influential musicians. Now in the fifth decade of an illustrious international career, Misha Dichter has performed with virtually all of the world's great orchestras. His critically-praised classical recordings display a passionate and nuanced interpretation of Brahms, Liszt, Gershwin, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Schubert, and other master composers and has received the "Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt" for his recording of Liszt's piano transcriptions. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Franz Liszt. One of the most singularly talented pianists of all time, Franz Liszt (1811—1886) dominated the musical world of the 19th century. An unrivaled virtuoso who also composed his own music, Liszt laid the bedrock for the Late Romantic and Impressionistic s... One of the most singularly talented pianists of all time, Franz Liszt (1811—1886) dominated the musical world of the 19th century. An unrivaled virtuoso who also composed his own music, Liszt laid the bedrock for the Late Romantic and Impressionistic schools that would follow after him. To this day he is considered a musical genius who ranks alongside his contemporaries Chopin and Schumann as one of history’s most influential musicians.<br /> <br /> Now in the fifth decade of an illustrious international career, Misha Dichter has performed with virtually all of the world's great orchestras. His critically-praised classical recordings display a passionate and nuanced interpretation of Brahms, Liszt, Gershwin, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Schubert, and other master composers and has received the "Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt" for his recording of Liszt's piano transcriptions.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Franz Liszt. Simply Charly clean 21:43 “Revealing Intimacy”: Michael Patrick Gillespie on James Joyce’s “Profound Sense of the Human Condition” https://simplycharly.com/audio/revealing-intimacy-michael-patrick-gillespie-on-james-joyces-profound-sense-of-the-human-condition/ Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:46:01 +0000 http://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=audio&p=14024 The author of such literary classics as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce (1882 – 1941) was one of Ireland's most celebrated novelists known for his avant-garde and often experimental style of writing.  Michael Patrick Gillespie is Professor of English at Florida International University and the Director of the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment. He has written eleven books and numerous articles on the works of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Kennedy, Chaos Theory, and Irish Film. His anthology of early Joyce criticism was published in the spring of 2011 as part of the University Press of Florida Joyce Series. He is currently at work on an oral history of early Joyce studies and on a book on Joyce and the experience of exile. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of James Joyce. The author of such literary classics as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce (1882 – 1941) was one of Ireland's most celebrated novelists known for his avant-garde and often experimental style of writing.  - The author of such literary classics as Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce (1882 – 1941) was one of Ireland's most celebrated novelists known for his avant-garde and often experimental style of writing. <br /> <br /> Michael Patrick Gillespie is Professor of English at Florida International University and the Director of the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment. He has written eleven books and numerous articles on the works of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Kennedy, Chaos Theory, and Irish Film. His anthology of early Joyce criticism was published in the spring of 2011 as part of the University Press of Florida Joyce Series. He is currently at work on an oral history of early Joyce studies and on a book on Joyce and the experience of exile.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of James Joyce. Simply Charly clean 24:11 Language Rules: Rom Harré Talks About Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Language https://simplycharly.com/audio/rom-harre-talks-about-ludwig-wittgensteins-picture-theory-private-language-and-language-games/ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:54:06 +0000 http://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=audio&p=13627 Austrian-born English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is considered as one of the most influential although controversial thinkers of the 20th century. His work touched on topics such as ethics, logic, and language. Rom Harré is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University and Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College at the University of Oxford. He has published over 30 books in the Philosophy of Science and the foundations of Social Psychology. His 1972 book, The Explanation of Social Behavior, co-authored with P.F. Secord, is considered a landmark in modern social psychology. Harré shares his insight into the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Austrian-born English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is considered as one of the most influential although controversial thinkers of the 20th century. His work touched on topics such as ethics, logic, and language. - Austrian-born English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is considered as one of the most influential although controversial thinkers of the 20th century. His work touched on topics such as ethics, logic, and language.<br /> <br /> Rom Harré is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University and Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College at the University of Oxford. He has published over 30 books in the Philosophy of Science and the foundations of Social Psychology. His 1972 book, The Explanation of Social Behavior, co-authored with P.F. Secord, is considered a landmark in modern social psychology.<br /> <br /> Harré shares his insight into the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Simply Charly clean 20:41 The Riddle of Hume’s Treatise: Paul Russell on the Life and Work of David Hume https://simplycharly.com/audio/paul-russell-on-the-riddle-of-david-humes-treatise/ Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:54:39 +0000 http://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=audio&p=12970 Scotland’s greatest philosopher, David Hume (1711–1776) was a key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. He is generally considered one of the three main figureheads along with John Locke and Bishop George Berkley of the influential British Empiricism movement. Although not well-received in his own time, his A Treatise on Human Nature, published in 1739, is now a classic text. Paul Russell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia where he teaches courses on Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion and the History of Modern Philosophy among others. His research interests focus primarily on free will and moral responsibility and the history of early modern philosophy (particularly the philosophy of David Hume). His most recent work is entitled The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion (Oxford University Press: 2008). He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of David Hume. Scotland’s greatest philosopher, David Hume (1711–1776) was a key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. He is generally considered one of the three main figureheads along with John Locke and Bishop George Berkley of the influential British Empiricism m... Scotland’s greatest philosopher, David Hume (1711–1776) was a key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. He is generally considered one of the three main figureheads along with John Locke and Bishop George Berkley of the influential British Empiricism movement. Although not well-received in his own time, his A Treatise on Human Nature, published in 1739, is now a classic text.<br /> Paul Russell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia where he teaches courses on Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion and the History of Modern Philosophy among others. His research interests focus primarily on free will and moral responsibility and the history of early modern philosophy (particularly the philosophy of David Hume). His most recent work is entitled The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion (Oxford University Press: 2008).<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of David Hume. Simply Charly clean 41:52 Looking For Hemingway: Gay Talese Talks of Men and Books https://simplycharly.com/people/ernest-hemingway/listen/guy-talese-on-ernest-hemingway-and-writing Sun, 10 Feb 2013 06:38:28 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8405 Pulitzer and Nobel-winning writer, Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, whose simple, clear, and distinctive style revolutionized literature. American author Gay Talese is the bestselling author of eleven books. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1956 to 1965, and since then he has written for the Times, Esquire, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and other national publications. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Pulitzer and Nobel-winning writer, Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, whose simple, clear, and distinctive style revolutionized literature. - American author Gay Talese is the bestselling author... Pulitzer and Nobel-winning writer, Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, whose simple, clear, and distinctive style revolutionized literature.<br /> <br /> American author Gay Talese is the bestselling author of eleven books. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1956 to 1965, and since then he has written for the Times, Esquire, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and other national publications.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Simply Charly clean 25:57 The Mozart Effect: Anne-Sophie Mutter on the Life and Work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart https://simplycharly.com/audio/anne-sophie-mutter-on-the-life-and-work-of-wolfgang-amadeus-mozart/ Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:33:19 +0000 http://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=audio&p=13746 Considered by many to be the greatest composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) composed hundreds of pieces of music. Among his most famous works are Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music, 1787) and the operas Don Giovanni (1787) and Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute, 1791). He died of a mysterious fever at age 35. One of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time, German-born Anne-Sophie Mutter has performed concerts in all the major music centers of Europe, the USA, and Asia. She celebrated her 30th stage anniversary in 2006 - which coincided with Mozart’s 250th anniversary - with a series of new recordings of all his major works for violin. About Mozart she said: “He has always been present in my life. I’ve never stopped thinking about him, and I’ve always been trying out new ways to get closer to him. He’s the composer I have grown up with, who was always there waiting for me at every juncture of my career.” She joins us on Culture Insight to share her insight into the life and work of Mozart. Considered by many to be the greatest composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) composed hundreds of pieces of music. Among his most famous works are Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music, Considered by many to be the greatest composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) composed hundreds of pieces of music. Among his most famous works are Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music, 1787) and the operas Don Giovanni (1787) and Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute, 1791). He died of a mysterious fever at age 35.<br /> One of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time, German-born Anne-Sophie Mutter has performed concerts in all the major music centers of Europe, the USA, and Asia. She celebrated her 30th stage anniversary in 2006 - which coincided with Mozart’s 250th anniversary - with a series of new recordings of all his major works for violin. About Mozart she said: “He has always been present in my life. I’ve never stopped thinking about him, and I’ve always been trying out new ways to get closer to him. He’s the composer I have grown up with, who was always there waiting for me at every juncture of my career.”<br /> She joins us on Culture Insight to share her insight into the life and work of Mozart. Simply Charly clean 21:01 The Man Who Knew Too Much: Jack Copeland on the Life and Work of Codebreaker and Computer Science Pioneer Alan Turing https://simplycharly.com/audio/the-man-who-knew-too-much-jack-copeland-on-the-life-and-work-of-codebreaker-and-computer-science-pioneer-alan-turing/ Thu, 24 May 2012 14:13:38 +0000 http://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=audio&p=13801 Alan Turing (1912–1954) was an English mathematician, logician, pioneer of computer science, and wartime code-breaker. He is credited with creating a design for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), the early electronic stored-program computer, as well as the Bombe—a decryption device that the British government used during WWII to crack the German “Enigma,” machine, which encrypted secret messages. Jack Copeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he is Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing. His recent biography Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age draws on many years of conversations with Turing's closest friends and colleagues, and he explores the complex character of this shy genius as well as describing the breadth and importance of Turing's legacy. Copeland's other books include The Essential Turing; Artificial Intelligence; Colossus—The Secrets of Bletchley Park’s Codebreaking Computers; and Alan Turing’s Electronic Brain. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Alan Turing. Alan Turing (1912–1954) was an English mathematician, logician, pioneer of computer science, and wartime code-breaker. He is credited with creating a design for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), the early electronic stored-program computer, Alan Turing (1912–1954) was an English mathematician, logician, pioneer of computer science, and wartime code-breaker. He is credited with creating a design for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), the early electronic stored-program computer, as well as the Bombe—a decryption device that the British government used during WWII to crack the German “Enigma,” machine, which encrypted secret messages.<br /> <br /> Jack Copeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he is Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing. His recent biography Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age draws on many years of conversations with Turing's closest friends and colleagues, and he explores the complex character of this shy genius as well as describing the breadth and importance of Turing's legacy. Copeland's other books include The Essential Turing; Artificial Intelligence; Colossus—The Secrets of Bletchley Park’s Codebreaking Computers; and Alan Turing’s Electronic Brain.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Alan Turing. Simply Charly clean 47:07 The “King of the Cats” — Paul Muldoon on the Life and Work of W.B. Yeats https://simplycharly.com/people/w-b-yeats/listen/paul-muldoon-on-yeats/ Mon, 05 Oct 2009 06:27:51 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8398 Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. Paul Muldoon is the author of numerous books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Moy Sand and Gravel. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at Princeton University and was formerly professor of poetry at Oxford University. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of W.B. Yeats. Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. - Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.<br /> <br /> Paul Muldoon is the author of numerous books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Moy Sand and Gravel. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at Princeton University and was formerly professor of poetry at Oxford University.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of W.B. Yeats. Simply Charly clean 39:18 Finding Consistency in the Inconsistent: Rebecca Goldstein on the Life and Work of Kurt Gödel https://simplycharly.com/people/kurt-godel/listen/rebecca-goldstein-on-godel/ Mon, 07 Sep 2009 06:25:59 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8397 Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. By showing that the establishment of a set of axioms encompassing all of mathematics would never succeed, he revolutionized the world of mathematics, logic, and philosophy. Rebecca Goldstein is the author of Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel and most recently, Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received many awards for her fiction and scholarship, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She shares her insight into the life and work of Kurt Gödel. Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. By showing that the establishment of a set of axioms encompassing all of mathematics would never... Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. By showing that the establishment of a set of axioms encompassing all of mathematics would never succeed, he revolutionized the world of mathematics, logic, and philosophy.<br /> <br /> Rebecca Goldstein is the author of Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel and most recently, Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received many awards for her fiction and scholarship, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.<br /> <br /> She shares her insight into the life and work of Kurt Gödel. Simply Charly clean 43:05 The Evolution of Charles Darwin: John Darnton on the Life and Work of Charles Darwin https://simplycharly.com/people/charles-darwin/listen/john-darnton-on-charles-darwin/ Mon, 03 Aug 2009 06:32:40 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8401 Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) laid the foundations of evolutionary biology through the process of natural selection, which he outlined in his seminal work, On the Origin of Species. John Darnton is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and best-selling novelist who has worked for The New York Times for over 40 years. His many books include Neanderthal, The Experiment, Mind Catcher, The Darwin Conspiracy and most recently Black & White and Dead All Over Again. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) laid the foundations of evolutionary biology through the process of natural selection, which he outlined in his seminal work, On the Origin of Species. - John Darnton is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and best-selling n... Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) laid the foundations of evolutionary biology through the process of natural selection, which he outlined in his seminal work, On the Origin of Species.<br /> <br /> John Darnton is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and best-selling novelist who has worked for The New York Times for over 40 years. His many books include Neanderthal, The Experiment, Mind Catcher, The Darwin Conspiracy and most recently Black & White and Dead All Over Again.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Charles Darwin. Simply Charly clean 33:22 Maestros of Suspense: Jack Sullivan Talks about Music in Alfred Hitchcock’s Films https://simplycharly.com/people/alfred-hitchcock/listen/jack-sullivan-on-alfred-hitchcock/ Mon, 06 Jul 2009 06:37:13 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8404 Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) was an iconic film director and producer of over 50 movies, including Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds. The techniques he pioneered inspired a new generation of filmmakers and revolutionized the "thriller" genre. Jack Sullivan is a literary scholar and professor of English at Rider University. He has published several books including New World Symphonies: How American Culture Changed European Music and most recently Hitchcock's Music. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) was an iconic film director and producer of over 50 movies, including Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds. The techniques he pioneered inspired a new generation of filmmakers and revolution... Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) was an iconic film director and producer of over 50 movies, including Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds. The techniques he pioneered inspired a new generation of filmmakers and revolutionized the "thriller" genre.<br /> <br /> Jack Sullivan is a literary scholar and professor of English at Rider University. He has published several books including New World Symphonies: How American Culture Changed European Music and most recently Hitchcock's Music.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Alfred Hitchcock. Simply Charly clean 22:33 A Life by Design: Kenneth Frampton on the Life and Work of Le Corbusier https://simplycharly.com/people/le-corbusier/listen/kenneth-frampton-on-le-corbusier Mon, 04 May 2009 06:30:53 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8400 Arguably the most influential architect, designer and urban planner of the 20th century, Swiss-born Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), played a decisive role in the development of modern architecture representative of the industrial age. Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, and the author of several books including Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Labour, Work and Architecture, and a book about the Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier who became a French citizen in his 30's. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Le Corbusier. Arguably the most influential architect, designer and urban planner of the 20th century, Swiss-born Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), played a decisive role in the development of modern architecture representative of the industrial a... Arguably the most influential architect, designer and urban planner of the 20th century, Swiss-born Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), played a decisive role in the development of modern architecture representative of the industrial age.<br /> <br /> Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, and the author of several books including Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Labour, Work and Architecture, and a book about the Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier who became a French citizen in his 30's.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Le Corbusier. Simply Charly clean 24:16 James Flannery: W.B. Yeats’ Poetry Is A “Dialogue Of Self And Soul” https://simplycharly.com/people/w-b-yeats/listen/james-flannery-on-w-b-yeats/ Mon, 06 Apr 2009 06:36:12 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8403 Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. Singer, scholar, stage director, producer, lecturer, teacher and cultural activist, James Flannery is the Winship Professor of Arts and Humanities at Emory University. A specialist in the dramatic work of W.B. Yeats, he is the founder of the W.B. Yeats Foundation. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of W.B. Yeats. Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. - Singer, scholar, Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (1865–1939), is considered to this day as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.<br /> <br /> Singer, scholar, stage director, producer, lecturer, teacher and cultural activist, James Flannery is the Winship Professor of Arts and Humanities at Emory University. A specialist in the dramatic work of W.B. Yeats, he is the founder of the W.B. Yeats Foundation.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of W.B. Yeats. Simply Charly clean 14:58 John Heiss Sounds Out Igor Stravinsky’s Birds, Puppets and Other Musical Tales https://simplycharly.com/people/igor-stravinsky/listen/john-heiss-igor-stravinsky/ Fri, 02 Jan 2009 16:32:04 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=774 The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. His career spanned from the early twentieth century, when he composed ballets inspired by Russian myth and the era's revived interest in distinctly Russian culture, to the experimentation in compositional styles that followed the Second World War. Though born in the nineteenth century, he lived and worked long enough to see his works inspire progressive rock music, just as he himself had been inspired by earlier masters like Bach and Tchaikovsky. His importance in the history of music is unquestionable. John Heiss is an active composer, conductor, flutist, and teacher. He is the Director of the Contemporary Ensemble at New England Conservatory, where he teaches in the flute, chamber music, composition, music history, and music theory departments. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Igor Stravinsky. The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. His career spanned from the early twentieth century, when he composed ballets inspired by Russian myth and the era's revived interest i... The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. His career spanned from the early twentieth century, when he composed ballets inspired by Russian myth and the era's revived interest in distinctly Russian culture, to the experimentation in compositional styles that followed the Second World War. Though born in the nineteenth century, he lived and worked long enough to see his works inspire progressive rock music, just as he himself had been inspired by earlier masters like Bach and Tchaikovsky. His importance in the history of music is unquestionable.<br /> <br /> John Heiss is an active composer, conductor, flutist, and teacher. He is the Director of the Contemporary Ensemble at New England Conservatory, where he teaches in the flute, chamber music, composition, music history, and music theory departments.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Igor Stravinsky. Simply Charly clean 31:18 Einstein’s Universe: Frank Wilczek Explains The Phycisict’s Massive Contributions To Science https://simplycharly.com/people/albert-einstein/listen/frank-wilczek-on-albert-einstein Thu, 01 Jan 2009 06:39:36 +0000 https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=audio&p=8406 Considered to be the most influential physicist of the 20th century, Albert Einstein (1879–1955) developed the theory of relativity and laid foundations for modern quantum mechanics. Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for a discovery in the world of quarks, the building blocks of the atomic nucleus. His latest book is The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces. He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Albert Einstein. Considered to be the most influential physicist of the 20th century, Albert Einstein (1879–1955) developed the theory of relativity and laid foundations for modern quantum mechanics. - Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institut... Considered to be the most influential physicist of the 20th century, Albert Einstein (1879–1955) developed the theory of relativity and laid foundations for modern quantum mechanics.<br /> <br /> Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for a discovery in the world of quarks, the building blocks of the atomic nucleus. His latest book is The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces.<br /> <br /> He joins us on Culture Insight to share his insight into the life and work of Albert Einstein. Simply Charly clean 27:44