Discussing the book "Good Company" and recounting thoughts and observations while riding the rails with the author Douglas Harper.
Studs discusses the book "The Hidden World of Misericords" with authors Dorothy and Henry Kraus. They describe how they discovered an entire European collection of church-located woodcarvings depicting a wide variety of scenes crafted by local artisans. Hundreds of years of political, religious, and social events shaped the portrayals and they explore many of the illustrations in their book, focusing on the themes of labor, animals, and religion. They marvel at the skill and craftsmanship and observe that the works can be a rich source of primary research material for modern scholars.
Interviewing Richard Hoggart : Studs in England.
A sprawling conversation with R. Buckminster Fuller including his great aunt Margaret Fuller, future communication, the nature of work, human nature, and physics.
Discussing the book "The managed heart: the commercialization of human feeling" with the author Arlie Russell Hochschild.
Horace Cayton discusses his autobiography Long Old Road, part 2 of 3. Includes song "Take This Hammer" by Big Bill Broonzy.
Jane Stern discusses her book "Trucker: A Portrait of the Last American Cowboy" and the life, culture, and myths of truck drivers.
Paul Wilkes discusses his book "Trying Out the Dream : a Year in the Life of an American Family", published in 1973 and the suburban life style of a white American family in the seventies.