Every Podcast Episode in Season One of SAL/On Air
May 30, 2019
Featuring fourteen events from across our thirty years of programming, the SAL/On Air podcast is a free way to experience past lectures and readings. Peruse the list below to get the scoop on every single episode from Season One, including our latest three episodes with Tom Hanks, Ada Limón, and Madhur Jaffrey.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines everything from why fiction matters to writer’s block, armed with her signature dry New England wit.
The novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest delivers a humorous talk about patience, time, and becoming a better human being.
The master of magical realism joins us in 1989, SAL’s inaugural season, for a lecture about the power of writing and its potential to unify the “extended family” of the world.
Thirty years later, Allende returns to the SAL stage again to discuss the transformative potential of women in power and the healing work of truth-telling.
Philip Roth delivers this 1992 lecture about Patrimony, a memoir that follows his father through each stage of terminal brain cancer.
First-ever female Secretary of State Madeline Albright examines fascism in the 20th century and how its legacy shapes today’s world.
The poet of the witching hour passed away in March 2018. Just three years prior, she joined us for this spellbinding reading from her collection Stay, Illusion.
The late author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela’s Ashes brings his uncanny Irish humor and profound sense of humanity to the SAL stage in 2006.
In this 2018 lecture, the author of The Sympathizer illuminates the heart of his writing and challenges received notions about refugee stories.
In this reading from 2009, Jane Hirshfield champions the intimacies of poetry and helps us find ways to say “yes” to the difficult.
Azar Nafisi spent two years holding secret literature classes in Tehran after the Islamic Revolution. In this 2006 lecture, she speaks to the dire consequences of banning books.
Tom Hanks joins Nancy Pearl, Seattle’s beloved librarian, for a 2017 conversation about his prolific film career, his first book, and his obsession with vintage typewriters.
Poet Ada Limón reads from her collection Bright Dead Things and ruminates on how we build our identities from place and human contact.
Actress and food & travel writer Madhur Jaffrey, recognized for helping bring Indian cuisine to the western hemisphere, reflects on her prolific cookbook-writing career.