A lot of the work of MARS HILL AUDIO involves bibliographic scouting missions. We often hear from our listeners that they would never have known about a particular book if they hadn’t heard our interview with the author.
But for every author we interview, there are dozens of books, articles, websites, and blog postings that help inform our editorial decisions. This page is a way we can pass some of that knowledge on to you. We also feature information and commentary about various events, as well as reports of the subsequent activities (published and otherwise) of previously interviewed authors.
If you haven't already, be sure to peruse our topical index and our guest index for excellent resources that are often cross-referenced to Journal issues and other MARS HILL AUDIO content. A full catalog of our audio resources is available here.
The name "Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy" shows up now and then in books and essays I read, but for a long time I knew nothing about him or his apparently brilliant ideas. . . . [Read more
I first ran across the work of Richard DeGrandpre in an article he wrote for the magazine, AdBusters
. That magazine's original editorial vision (which they seem to have forgotten in recent years) was to examine the ways in which the version of reality encouraged by advertising (and by other technically mediated forms of communication) promotes habits of profoundly distorted perception. . . . [Read more
Philosopher Richard Rorty died on June 8, 2007 at the age of 75. For twenty-one years he taught in the philosophy department at Princeton. He spent the next sixteen years as University Professor of the Humanities at the University of Virginia. The last seven years of his career he was professor of comparative literature at Stanford. From philosophy to the humanities to comparative literature, a migration that is indicative of the evolution of Rorty's thinking about truth and meaning. . . . [Read more
Over the years, we've done several interviews with guests about how the physical structure of neighborhoods encourages the relational reality of community (e.g., Richard Moe
, Jeff Speck
, Eric Jacobsen
, Lilian Calles Barger
, etc.). We also produced an audio anthology called "Place, Community, and Memory" (available for purchase as an MP3 download here
). . . . [Read more