Conversations

Is America Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income?
This interview by Brigid Schulte was broadcast by Slate magazine’s Better Life Lab podcast on May 10, 2022.

The Role of Private Equity in Funding Behaviorism
This interview by Anne Borden King was broadcast on the Noncompliant podcast on April 17, 2021.Audio

Everything Goes Together in the Same Wrong Direction’: Interviews with Slovenians Not Named Melania Trump or Slavoj Žižek
These interviews took place in Slovenia and were published in Counterpunch on November 13, 2017.

Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet
This conversation with Justin Peters took place at Workbar, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on January 28, 2016

A Story from America’s Literary Underground
This lecture took place at the City Club of San Diego on January 18, 2016.

Give Us Back Our Data
These interviews of Dan Davies and Evgeny Morozov were published in The Baffler on December 7, 2015.

On Real Estate and Innovation
This interview took place in Central Square, Cambridge, MA, and was broadcast over Radio Open Source on November 4, 2015.

C. Wright Mills at Columbia
This lecture was delivered at Columbia University Libraries on April 10, 2015.

Quests for Transcendence

This interview of Edward Mendelson took place over email on January 1 and 2, 2015, and was published several months later in The Baffler, no. 27.

There Goes the Neighborhood
This interview by Emily Rooney was broadcast on WGBH-TV in Boston on March 6, 2014

Zuckerstan Unbound
This interview by Chris Faraone took place in the Boston studio of InDigNation and was broadcast on Dig Radio on September 14, 2014.

No Cheers for Innovation Districts
This interview by Tom Ashbrook was broadcast on WBUR Radio’s On Point show on July 10, 2014.

Cotton Tenants
This conversation with Hank Klibanoff, Hugh Davis, and Chip Simone took place at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 17, 2013, and was broadcast on C-Span television.

On James Agee’s Cotton Tenants
This interview by Leonard Lopate was broadcast on The Leonard Lopate Show on June 6, 2013.

Always Look for the Antonym
This interview by Robert Birnbaum was published in Identity Theory on March 16, 2012.

Masscult, Midcult, and Macdonald
This conversation with Louis Menand and Daniel Aaron took place at the Harvard Book Store on October 20, 2011, and was broadcast on ThoughtCast.

Dwight Macdonald and the Criticism of Culture
This interview by Leonard Lopate took place on The Leonard Lopate Show on October 12, 2011.

Best American Essays, 2010: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
This conversation with Robert Atwan and Jerald Walker took place at The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, on October 26, 2010.

Another Born Anarchist
This interview by Scott McLemee was published in Inside Higher Ed on April 15, 2009.

On Academic Life and Public Intellectuals
This interview by Marshall Poe took place on the telephone and was published by New Books in History on December 15, 2008.

Academic History: Radical, Professional, or Digital?
This interview of historian Roy Rosenzweig was published in the Spring 2000 issue of the journal Left History.