The Electro-Library

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

11 episodes of The Electro-Library since the first episode, which aired on December 13th, 2017.

  • Short Circuits #3: Conversation with Layli Long Soldier

    November 10th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 42 secs
    apology, dakota, forgiveness, lakota, layli long soldier, motherhood, native american, oglala, pandemic, poetry

    Layli joins Amra over Zoom for a wide-ranging conversation about life, art, politics, human connection, and parenting in complicated times.

  • E-L Live: Layli Long Soldier

    November 1st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 6 mins
    apology, dakota, forgiveness, lakota, layli long soldier, native american, oglala, poetry

    Poet, essayist, and activist Layli Long Soldier joins us via Zoom for a reading from her collection, Whereas, followed by a question-and-answer session.

  • Quarantine, Part 1

    August 7th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  49 mins 54 secs
    abigail donovan, carlos josé perez samano, chinese hermits, clarice lispector, da powell, don delillo, fiction, franz kafka, john keats, maira kalman, medicine, poetry

    First in a two-part series on the experience of quarantine across cultures and historical periods.

  • E-L Live: Ocean Vuong and Rickey Laurentiis

    March 24th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 23 mins
    america, ethnicity, gender, language, love, ocean vuong, poetry, queerness, race, rickey laurentiis, vietnam, violence

    Recording of poets Ocean Vuong and Rickey Laurentiis from the Chet Raymo Series at Stonehill College.

  • Short Circuits #2: Conversation with Fred Moten

    January 10th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 58 secs
    blackness, community, fred moten, identity, jazz, literature, performativity, philosophy, race, resistance

    Jared interviews poet and philosopher Fred Moten.

  • E-L Live: Fred Moten

    November 3rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  51 mins 57 secs
    live, moten, poetry, reading

    On October 16, 2019, Fred Moten was the 2019 Chet Raymo Series speaker at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

  • Short Circuits #1: Conversation with Teju Cole

    May 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 20 secs
    creativity, freedom, hunger, identity, nigeria, race, teju cole, writing
  • Photography (Part Two)

    May 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 45 secs
    amra brooks, camera, ethan canin, italo calvino, john berger, memory, orson welles, photography, roland barthes, september 11, time, vladimir nabokov, wislawa szymborska

    Part two of our two-part series on photography.

  • Photography (Part One)

    April 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 32 secs
    balzac, camera, daguerreotype, eco, emerson, italy, joanna mcnaney stein, memory, photography, sontag

    What happens when we take a photograph? What happens when we capture light on paper, in emulsion, or in pixels and look, across a gulf of time, at these fragments of the past? What gets in the frame and what lies just beyond? If, as John Berger notes, “photographs bear witness to a human choice being exercised in a certain situation,” then what can photographs tell us about the choices we make and why we make them?

  • Memory

    May 23rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 28 secs
    death, forgetting, homer, loss, memory, proust, time, virgil

    Where is a memory? Is it stored inside of us, entire and complete, like a volume in a cellular archive, awaiting retrieval and rereading? Or is it a mosaic of experience fragments re-collected from bits and pieces of sensory input? Is it a feedback loop, folding now into then, truth into fiction?

  • Storytelling

    December 13th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 7 secs
    charles baudelaire, infinite monkeys, joan didion, liver, lynda barry, storytelling, student writing, walter benjamin

    What do we do when we tell a story? What happens when we listen to a story told? Is storytelling simply an offer of entertainment or a deeply empathetic act that connects us to what it is to be the human animal? Is it a vanishing art or is it something that will always define who and what we are? And could infinite monkeys really tell a tale from Shakespeare, given infinite time?