Suzannah Evans Comfort speaks with Russian environmental journalist Angelina Davydova about how people in her home country view climate change, and how the rest of the world should view her home country.
David Brent Johnson speaks with Cultural Historian Harvey G. Cohen, author of Duke Ellington’s America, about how music and cinema are good for more than just entertainment.
Elliot Reichert speaks with digital artist Jawshing Arthur Liou about creating otherworldly experiences that are grounded in reality, and about how making art also involves finding it.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with musicologist Peter Burkholder about how the many kinds of musical borrowing can deepen the meaning of music.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with with Alice Greenwald, President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, about responsibility to history, and the morality of memory.
This week on Profiles, Steve Sanders speaks with Indiana University's Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Vivian Halloran, about tradition, inclusion, and the importance of stepping outside of your cultural comfort zone.
Janae Cummings speaks with with Rasul Mowatt about the struggle for social equality, and about what one anyone can learn about that struggle by watching the Wire.
Philosopher and historian of science Ann Barwich speaks with host Aaron Cain about her book, "Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind," and about how it takes many minds to answer the question: what exactly is smell?
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Medical Sociologist Elaine Hernandez about inequalities in healthcare, and about finding a way to work together in a crisis.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Susan Southard, author of "Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War," about how remembering the past can prevent catastrophes in the present.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Tim O’Brien, author of "The Things they Carried," about why he returned to writing for his two young sons, and created "Dad’s Maybe Book."
Janae Cummings speaks with Paul Shoulberg, the writer and director of The Good Catholic and Ms. White Light.
IU Assistant Professor of Photography Elizabeth Claffey speaks with artist Ana Teresa Fernández about the ideas of immigration and gender she explores in her work, and what inspires her to create.
Fritz Breithaupt, director of the IU Experimental Humanities Laboratory, talks about what classical music concerts, Stockholm syndrome, Nietzsche, Schindler's List, and helicopter parents can teach us about the dark sides of empathy.
Elaine Monaghan of the IU Media School speaks with Carol Giacomo, a veteran journalist and foreign correspondent who’s also a member of the New York Times editorial board.
Janae Cummings speaks with writer/director Ash Mayfair, creator of the critically-acclaimed film, "The Third Wife."
On this episode of Profiles, we feature two conversations about the history, and the consequences of the opioid crisis in America.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with author and comic Laurie Kilmartin about the anatomy of a good joke, and about how the truth isn’t always funny.
Shayne Laughter speaks with musician, dancer, teacher, and cultural ambassador Kevin Locke.
Payton Knobeloch speaks with New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Nate Powell about how graphic novels and comic books have earned a place in literary culture, and in the classroom.
David Brent Johnson speaks with writer and documentarian Sam Stephenson, about what’s inspired him to create his unique, prize-winning brand of cultural research.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Barthold Kuijken, groundbreaking baroque musician, teacher, conductor, and artistic director of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Vassar College President Elizabeth Bradley, about what economics, healthcare management, and art history have taught her about how to be an effective leader.
Janae Cummings speaks with documentary filmmaker Gordon Quinn, about finding a way to tell stories that investigate society and inspire change.
In celebration of IU's Bicentennial, Patrick O’Meara hosts a discussion with members of the faculty and staff who have been instrumental in crafting many aspects of this year’s commemoration.