A conversation with Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden, two of the worlds foremost yoga teachers who helped shape the evolution of yoga in the United States and beyond. Manouso and Patricia were both close disciples of the late Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar for over thirty years. They talked about the history of American yoga as well as where yoga may be headed in the future.
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Back by popular demand! Reposted from his appearance on November 10, 2014
Former CIA operative Robert Baer is one of the most accomplished operatives in the agency’s history. He spent much of his 21 years with the CIA in the Middle East, and one of his notable assignments was an attempt to assassinate Saddam Hussein. His memoirs were turned into the Oscar-winning film Syriana
. Robert discussed the history of assassination-- the subject of his latest book, The Perfect Kill-- with PBS Frontline
correspondent Lowell Bergman.
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Back by popular demand! Reposted from their appearance on February 20, 2014
Issa Rae, the phenom behind The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
and so much more, and Justin Simien (Dear White People
) hold forth in a remarkable, hilarious conversation on their work and career, the changing face of Hollywood, and so much more.
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Back by popular demand! Reposted from his appearance on March 12, 2015
An extraordinary evening of storytelling, readings, and memories of Sir Terry Pratchett on the eve of his passing with Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon.
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Former Ambassador of Israel to the United States Michael Oren and journalist Janine Zacharia discussed Israel, the Iran deal, Obama, and American Jews. Oren also spoke about ways to reinforce a two state “situation”, setting up interim goals such as joint programs in water purification that make the most of what each side can do.
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Israel's foremost philosopher offered a fresh perspective on the upheavals in the Middle East in a wide-ranging conversation with Eran Kaplan, Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair in Israel Studies at SFSU.
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Father of modern neuroscience Michael Gazzaniga shared stories from his life and career in a remarkable on-stage conversation. He tells the story of how science works interwoven within the story of his life.
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Sonic Youth cofounder Kim Gordon and Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein sat down for a sprawling and hilarious conversation to promote Kim's new memoir Girl In A Band. Watch the two alt-rock veterans battle awkward silences and giggles to discuss Gordon's time in Sonic Youth, bass guitar inspiration and the weird idea of being labeled a "girl in a band."
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A conversation with Professors Derek Penslar and Steven J. Zipperstein about the variety of Jewish experiences during WWI.
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Vivien Straus of Straus Family Creamery and local cheesemakers discuss their craft, the animals they raise and the land on which they depend. Learn how Point Reyes Original Blue and Pugs Leap got their start, and how the artisanal cheeses we love so much wouldn’t have been possible without the Straus Family Legacy.
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