Digital Programs

Podcasts, videos, and other online resources.

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Amherst College psychology professor Catherine Sanderson examines what research in psychology tells us about how adverse events – such as a global pandemic – can lead to some positive outcomes.

Digital Programs

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Before Your Time Podcast Series

Exploring Vermont’s history, one object at a time. Produced with the Vermont Historical Society. See list of episodes.

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The Portable Humanist Podcast Series

Listen to Vermont Humanities talks and learn when you’re on the go. View list of episodes.

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First Wednesdays Videos

Recorded talks from our free public lecture series, dating back to 2016. View talks.

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Upcoming Digital Events

Free lectures, discussions, and workshops, presented on our website and social media channels. See list of events.

Recent Digital Posts

Politics and Proverbs from Mud Season

Politics and Proverbs from Mud Season

We’d like to share this “Mud Season” episode about politics and proverbs, which features Wolfgang Mieder, a professor of German and folklore at UVM. Wolfgang is the author of several books about proverbs, including one on Vermont proverbs in particular: “Talk Less and Say More.”

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David Blight on “Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass”

David Blight on “Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass”

Video: Yale historian David Blight, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History for his biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” tells Douglass’s story: an escaped slave who became one of the leading abolitionists, orators, and writers of his era.

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Katherine Paterson on Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson on Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for “Bridge to Terabithia” in 1978 and for “Jacob Have I Loved” in 1981. In this episode, she discusses and reads from “Bridge to Terabithia.”

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Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense

Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense

Video: Biographer Mark Dery discusses Edward Gorey, the author and illustrator whose picture books full of murder, mayhem, and discreet depravity influenced Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket, and Guillermo Del Toro.

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