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Podcasts, videos, and other online resources.

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Political cartoonist Jeff Danziger discusses his role in a French documentary film, Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy, and describes the origin of some of his recent editorial cartoons.

This talk is part of our Fall Conference: Democracy 20/20. View the list of free upcoming conference sessions.

Digital Programs

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Fall Conference Recorded Sessions

Videos from our free 2020 Fall Conference “Democracy 20/20.” 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.

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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.

Recent Digital Posts

Words in the Woods with Geof Hewitt

Words in the Woods with Geof Hewitt

Video: Join writer Geof Hewitt in an entertaining video shot at Elmore State Park as he recites several of his poems and leads a fast-paced writing workshop. The video features a seven-minute interlude of scenery taken at the park, designed to inspire you to write!

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JAG Talks with Keelay Gipson and Stacey Rose

JAG Talks with Keelay Gipson and Stacey Rose

Video: a conversation on the condition of Black theatre during a time of death, betrayal, and global pandemic. Jarvis Green, producing artistic director at JAG Productions, leads a discussion with award-winning playwrights Keelay Gipson and Stacey Rose.

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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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