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49 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ken Burns. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ken Burns, often where they are interviewed.

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49 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ken Burns. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ken Burns, often where they are interviewed.

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A Conversation with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan on Country Music

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In this episode I am joined by award-winning director and filmmaker Ken Burns and his producer Dayton Duncan to discuss their latest project for PBS, “Country Music.” They have worked together on several documentaries, including Jazz, Civil War, Baseball. In our conversation, we talk about American culture, the influences of country music, and the artists who understood the way that country music embodies the deep questions of humanity: identity, sin and redemption, and longing. 

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Jul 08 2020 · 36mins
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Ken Burns - 'Country Music'

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One of the most prolific and revered doc filmmakers of all time, who specializes in unearthing America's past, reflects on the childhood loss that inspired his desire to 'wake the dead,' the origins of 'the Ken Burns effect' and why race is a thread running through all of his work.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.

Jun 22 2020 · 1hr 45mins
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Ken Burns Presents Frog Princess

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Jun 10 2020 · 40mins
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Ken Burns says we're witnessing history. Plus, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants to give the economy a much-needed jolt.

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Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses living through history as this pandemic continues. 

Historian Jon Meacham compares the current COVID-19 pandemic to the Spanish Flu more than 100 years ago. 

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has plans to kick-start the economy and boost small businesses. 

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May 25 2020 · 31mins
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Ken Burns on Presidential Leadership During American Crises

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Filmmaker Ken Burns and historian Geoffrey Ward have captured American history by collaborating on documentaries like “The Civil War” and “The Roosevelts.” The two shared stories with Transition Lab about the biggest crises in our nation’s history – from the Civil War to the Great Depression to Vietnam – and how our past informs the present. 

May 24 2020 · 38mins
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American Filmmaker Ken Burns

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What up y'all? This week I'm joined by documentarian Ken Burns as he discusses how at an early age he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker, what the process is like when making a documentary and more. Plus, we chat about his 8-part series on the history of country music
Apr 13 2020 · 48mins
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American Filmmaker Ken Burns

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What up y'all? This week I'm joined by documentarian Ken Burns as he discusses how at an early age he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker, what the process is like when making a documentary and more. Plus, we chat about his 8-part series on the history of country music
Apr 13 2020 · 48mins
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Episode 105: Pandemic exit strategies, how the outbreak affects patients, and Ken Burns takes on DNA

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When will things go back to normal? What if a pandemic strikes when you're already sick? And what does Ken Burns know about genomics?
Apr 02 2020 · 23mins
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Ken Burns: 'America's Storyteller' on His Creative Process

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Stat: 22.73: Ken Burns’ documentary Civil War was created from 22.73 miles of film.

Story: Ken Burns is known for his expansive documentaries on American history and culture. With 33 documentary films to his name, what is the secret to his creative process? We travel to the New Hampshire barn where he works for a conversation about how he tells old stories in a new way and what inspires him to create.

Jan 24 2020 · 26mins
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Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller

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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns joins Errol for a candid conversation about his long career, shining a spotlight on different parts of American history. He takes Errol on a journey from his first film, “Brooklyn Bridge,” to his latest, “Country Music,” which has become one of his most-watched series. He talks about how he got into the industry in the first place, discusses his creative process, and stresses the importance for public broadcasting. And he explains why being based out of a small town in New Hampshire has helped his career.

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Country Music, a Film by Ken Burns.

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Dec 11 2019 · 46mins
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