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PHIL

PHIL San Diego, CA, United States Member Since 2011
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  • "I'm a Noah Feldman fan now"

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    Sometimes he hits dazzlingly, sometimes he misses, but the guy has a scary-swift brain that turns over all kinds of rocks, and makes rapid sharp interpretations. The effect is to get my brain firing well too. (And his work in print has that quality.) It's fun to listen to that overclocked processor in his head, wired so well to his mouth, at work. I hope he is working on a book on the contemporary Supreme Court.

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    Noah Feldman with Jeffrey Toobin: The Supreme Court Then and Now

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    • By Noah Feldman
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Toobin
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    Noah Feldman discusses the the Supreme Courts record on individual rights, particularly Justice Anthony Kennedy’s, and asks: “Can the health care bill be described as a violation of individual rights?”

    PHIL says: "I'm a Noah Feldman fan now"
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  • Clarence Thomas: In Conversation at the 92nd Street Y

    "Wow!!"

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    I would probably be classified as a liberal (what's up with these labels anyway). I really wanted to understand the mindset of an African American 'Ultraconservative' being African American myself and somewhat successful. Well, I have come to the conclusion that the end result is determined by the journey - and what a journey it was for Justice Thomas. He has a place reserved on my study wall right next to Truman, Obama, Einstein and yes Malcolm x.

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    • ORIGINAL (24 mins)
    • By David Foster Wallace
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    Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. This is the audio recording of David Foster Wallace delivering that very address. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others.

    John Nosal says: "The MVP of my book/audio library"
  • 4.4 (118 ratings)
    Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y  by Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor

    Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
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    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    Sarah says: "a fresh look at poetry"
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    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

    Ian C Robertson says: "Very Entertaining"
  • 4.6 (114 ratings)
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    The New Yorker Festival - Richard Dawkins: Disciple of Darwin

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    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Henry Finder
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    Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.

    Brad says: "Excellent!"
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  • 4.3 (66 ratings)
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    Ken Follett uses his gift for storytelling to present a detailed account of the thriller's place in history and literature. Follett is the author of more than a dozen best-selling novels, including Eye of the Needle, The Pillars of the Earth, and Whiteout. He is also president of the Dyslexia Institute, a member of the National Literacy Trust, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    Terry says: "Use as a preamble to Pillars of the Earth"
  • 4.4 (59 ratings)
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    J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor best known as the author of fantasy works like "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings." Listen as Tolkien reads "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil," "The Hoard," "Perry-The-Winkle," and "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon." Also included is a reading of "A Elbereth Gilthoniel" in Elvish and "The Road Goes Ever on," sung by William Elvin with music by Donald Swann.

    Sandy says: "A very rare treat"
  • 4.3 (51 ratings)
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    Two funny and smart women explore the myriad challenges women face today — at work, in parenting, in love, and in aging — and share lessons from their experiences. Arianna Huffington is a syndicated columnist and the author of 10 books, the most recent of which is On Becoming Fearless: Advice for Women. Nora Ephron's books include Heartburn. Her most recent book is I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.

    L.W. says: "What a Treat..."
  • 4.6 (50 ratings)
    The New Yorker Festival - American Obsession with Precociousness  by Malcolm Gladwell

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    • By Malcolm Gladwell
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    Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, which was published this year. Both books grew out of articles that first appeared in the magazine. Mr. Gladwell will discuss other works in progress as well.

    Mary says: "Entertaining and Insightful"
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  • 4.4 (48 ratings)
    The Best Cigarette  by Billy Collins Narrated by Billy Collins

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    As the times accelerate and we face ever-more kaleidoscopic careers, a crucial meta-skill is the ability to learn new skills extremely rapidly. Tim Ferriss, speaking before a live audience at the Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2011.

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    In this program, Les Brown provides a foundational key that can propel you to your next higher level. There are times in life when it seems hard to actually affirm that you can make it; and that you can actually overcome that particular obstacle and attain that new height. You can’t always say I know I can and keep integrity with yourself and your true feelings. What you can use as a benchmark and a place to always fall back to is “It’s Possible!”

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  • Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie  by Christopher Hitchens Narrated by Salman Rushdie

    Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

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    Ian C Robertson says: "Very Entertaining"
  • Gene Wilder in Conversation with Wendy Wasserstein at the 92nd Street Y  by Gene Wilder

    Gene Wilder in Conversation with Wendy Wasserstein at the 92nd Street Y

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    Gene Wilder, one of the great comic actors of our time, discusses the art of acting, the search for love, the experience of marrying Gilda Radner, and other personal events that have shaped who he is today. Wendy Wasserstein is a playwright and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony award for best play for The Heidi Chronicles.

    This event took place on March 22, 2005.

    M says: "Wilder at His Best !!"
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  • Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell: Surveying Mankind from China to Peru  by Adam Gopnik, Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Daniel Sullivan, Henry Timms

    Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell: Surveying Mankind from China to Peru

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    Dr Deb says: "Delightful Conversation"
  • This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording  by David Foster Wallace

    This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording

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    • By David Foster Wallace
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    Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. This is the audio recording of David Foster Wallace delivering that very address. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others.

    John Nosal says: "The MVP of my book/audio library"
  • Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz on Rethinking Jewish Identity at the 92nd Street Y  by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

    Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz on Rethinking Jewish Identity at the 92nd Street Y

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    Hear from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, a man Time calls a "once-in-a-millennium scholar". Explore challenging questions, such as, "Are Jews a nation, a religion, an ethnic group, or a race?", "Do Jews have unique character traits?", "What does it mean to be the 'chosen' people?", "What will become of the Jewish people?" Rabbi Steinsaltz has written 58 books on the Talmud, Jewish mysticism, religious thought, sociology, historical biography, and philosophy.

    Michael says: "Wisdom from a humble master"
  • Carl Reiner at the 92nd Street Y (






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    Carl Reiner at the 92nd Street Y

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    • By Carl Reiner
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    Carl Reiner - legendary comedian, actor, novelist, and director - was a creator, writer, and producer for The Dick Van Dyke Show. In 1999, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the Kennedy Center and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

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  • Thalia Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah  by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Narrated by Robin Desser, Francesca Choy-Kee

    Thalia Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

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    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Robin Desser, Francesca Choy-Kee
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    Thalia Kids' Book Club: Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society

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    • By Trenton Lee Stewart
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    This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording

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    • By David Foster Wallace
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    John Nosal says: "The MVP of my book/audio library"
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    Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

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    Sarah says: "a fresh look at poetry"
  • Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie  by Christopher Hitchens Narrated by Salman Rushdie

    Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

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    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Salman Rushdie
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    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

    Ian C Robertson says: "Very Entertaining"
  • The New Yorker Festival - Richard Dawkins: Disciple of Darwin  by Richard Dawkins Narrated by Henry Finder

    The New Yorker Festival - Richard Dawkins: Disciple of Darwin

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    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Henry Finder
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    (8)

    Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.

    Brad says: "Excellent!"
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    Sandy says: "A very rare treat"
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    L.W. says: "What a Treat..."
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    • By Malcolm Gladwell
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    Mary says: "Entertaining and Insightful"
  •  
  • The Best Cigarette  by Billy Collins Narrated by Billy Collins

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    J. Patrello says: "I don't even like poetry"
  • George Carlin with Judy Gold at the 92nd Street Y (






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    David says: "Carlin Overcomes..."
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