Filter by

Town Hall Seattle


Sorted by Most Recent Airing
Showing 1 - 20 of 37 Show 37
  • emSurveillance Valleyem
    Last Aired

    Surveillance Valley

    Investigative reporter Yasha Levine looked at how the Pentagon’s interest in surveillance led to the creation of the internet.

  • Helen Czerski Discusses emStorm in a Teacupem
    Last Aired

    Storm in a Teacup

    British physicist Helen Czerski talked about her book Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life, in which she uses every day objects and occurrences to explain physics and the universe in…

  • emThe Republic for Which It Standsem
    Last Aired

    The Republic for Which It Stands

    Professor Richard White talked about his book The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, in which he provides a history of…

  • emThe Physics of Everyday Thingsem
    Last Aired

    The Physics of Everyday Things

    James Kakalios talked about The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day. In the book, Professor Kalakios explains the science and physics behind the…

  • emDrawdownem
    Last Aired


    Paul Hawken talked about Project Drawdown, a collection of policies, plans, and active programs to reduce carbon emissions outside of the purview of the federal government.

  • Eugenia Cheng Discusses emBeyond Infinityem
    Last Aired

    Beyond Infinity

    Eugenia Cheng talked about her book Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics, in which she explores the mathematical idea of “infinity.” In her book, she explains…

  • Michael Medved Discusses emThe American Miracleem
    Last Aired

    The American Miracle

    Michael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic, in which he offers his thoughts on the role that religion has played in American…

  • emAmericas Bankem
    Last Aired

    America's Bank

    Roger Lowenstein talked about his book America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve, in which he looks at the creation of America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve.…

  • emThe Master Algorithmem
    Last Aired

    The Master Algorithm

    Professor Pedro Domingos talked about his book The Master Algorithm, in which he says technology is close to achieving the ultimate learning algorithm that is capable of discovering any…

  • Discussion on Technology and Civil Liberties
    Last Aired

    Technology and Civil Liberties

    Data security and technology policy experts discussed what data was being collected online about individuals and how it is related to privacy and civil liberties. Topics included targeted ads and campaigns,…

  • emHarness the Sunem
    Last Aired

    Harness the Sun

    Philip Warburg talked about his book Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future, in which he examines why more people are opting to go with solar power, the impact on the…

  • Discussion on the Life of Lillian Carter
    Last Aired

    Life of Lillian Carter

    Grant Hayter-Menzies talks about the life of Lillian Carter, President Jimmy Carter’s mother. His book, Lillian Carter: A Compassionate Life, documents her work as a nurse in segregated…

  • Martin Ford on emRise of the Robotsem
    Last Aired

    Rise of the Robots

    Martin Ford talked about his book Rise of Robots: Technology and the Threat of the Jobless Future, in which he discusses the impact of technology on jobs and the economy. Mr. Ford talked about how the…

  • emThe Sixth Extinctionem
    Last Aired

    The Sixth Extinction

    Elizabeth Kolbert talked about her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in which she argues that we are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction (five others have occurred…

  • Discussion on Public Sector Unions
    Last Aired

    Debate on Public Employee Unions

    Daniel DiSalvo and Michael McCann debated the issue of public sector labor unions. Professor DiSalvo is the author of Government Against Itself: Public Union Power & its Consequences, and…

  • Jonathan Gruber on Health Care Reform
    Last Aired

    Jonathan Gruber on Mitt Romney and Health Care Reform

    Jonathan Gruber, who served as an adviser for both the Massachusetts and national health care reform bills, talked about the history, current state, and future of health care in the U.S. He had written…

  • emLady at the OK Corralem
    Last Aired

    Lady at the O.K. Corral

    Ann Kirschner talked about her book, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, in which she recounts the life of Josephine Marcus Earp (1860-1944), the common-law…

  • emScatter Adapt and Rememberem
    Last Aired

    Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

    Science writer Annalee Newitz talked about her book, Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, in which she recounts the mass extinctions that have taken place on…

  • emThe Society for Useful Knowledgeem
    Last Aired

    The Society for Useful Knowledge

    Jonathan Lyons talked about his book, The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America, in which he recounts the introduction of the…

  • emBad Pharmaem
    Last Aired

    Bad Pharma

    Dr. Ben Goldacre talked about his book, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, in which he discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the global…

  • Load 20 More