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Richard Rorty: Social Commentating

Comparative Literature Professor and Philosopher Richard Rorty discusses how his writing skills developed as a social commentator. (November 9, 2004)

1hr 3mins

21 Jun 2012

Rank #1

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Terry Root: Biological Sciences

Hilton Obenzinger sits down with Dr. Terry Root, Senior fellow at Woods Institute for the Environment and professor of Biological Sciences to talk about her writing process.

57mins

4 Jun 2013

Rank #2

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Leonard Susskind: Theoretical Physics

Leonard Susskind studies theoretical physics, particularly the field of string theory and quantum field theory, and he is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the String Theory model of particle physics. (May 2, 2007)

5 Sep 2007

Rank #3

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Leonard Susskind: Theoretical Physics

Leonard Susskind studies theoretical physics, particularly the field of string theory and quantum field theory, and he is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the String Theory model of particle physics. (May 2, 2007)

5 Sep 2007

Rank #4

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John Hennessy: Computer Science and Entrepreneurship

President and Author John Hennessy discusses how his writing skills developed as a Computer Scientist and entrepreneur. Hennessy shares how he has approached diverse writing tasks in the realms of science and business. (April 13, 2004)

53mins

21 Jun 2012

Rank #5

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Eavan Boland: Poetry

Eavan Boland talks about how she writes in her work as a poet.

56mins

4 Jun 2013

Rank #6

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John Rickford: Author

John Rickford, professor of linguistics and humanities at Stanford University and author of The Story of Black English, shares his perspective on writing.

59mins

4 Jun 2013

Rank #7

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Terry Karl: Political Science

Hilton Obenzinger talks with Terry Karl, Ph.D about writing in her field of Political Science

1hr 10mins

4 Jun 2013

Rank #8

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Renato Rosaldo: Cultural Anthropology

Renato Rosaldo shares his perspective on he writing process as a cultural anthropologist.

1hr 39mins

4 Jun 2013

Rank #9

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Shelly Fisher Fishkin: English and Humanities

Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Professor of English and Humanities talks about herself as a writer at Stanford.

59mins

4 Jun 2013

Rank #10

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Paula Moya: Author

Paula Moya talks about her writing process as an Author in the Department of English at Stanford University.

1hr

4 Jun 2013

Rank #11

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Anne Firth Murray: International Women's Health

Anne Firth Murray talks about her writing and how she has used it throughout her career.

1hr 5mins

4 Jun 2013

Rank #12

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Irvin Yalom: Psychotherapy

Irvin Yalom talks about his life as a psychotherapist and how that has influence his writing of both textbooks and novels. (January 30, 2013)

1hr 22mins

6 Mar 2013

Rank #13

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Adam Johnson: The Writing Process

Adam Johnson discusses his writing process specifically regarding his last book "The Orphan's Master's Son" and his experience of writing a story based in North Korea. (October 23, 2012)

1hr 19mins

13 Nov 2012

Rank #14

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Tom Hare on Literature

Tom Hare talks about what inspires him to write, how he organizes his thoughts and ideas, and what his future projects will entail. (May 14, 2012)

1hr 26mins

26 Jul 2012

Rank #15

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Shelley Fisher Fishkin on American Studies

Shelly Fisher Fishkin explains her writing and editing processes, her inspiration from Mark Twain, the benefits of collaboration, and how to make non-fiction prose accessible to readers. (May 12, 2005)

59mins

6 Jul 2012

Rank #16

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Robert Sapolsky: Field Work in Africa

Biology Professor and Primatologist Robert Sapolsky discusses how his writing skills developed while he was doing field work in Africa. Sapolsky recounts specifically how he generates his ideas for articles. (April 3, 2009)

1hr 4mins

3 Jul 2012

Rank #17

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Estelle Freedman: Women's History and Feminist Studies

Estelle Freedman talks about what inspires her to write, how she organizes her thoughts and work, and what her future projects will entail. (October 29, 2003)

24mins

22 Jun 2012

Rank #18

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Hazel Markus: Behavioral Sciences

Hazel Markus, sits down to discuss the work that she has done. She has focused much of her efforts on how gender, ethnicity, religion, social class, or region can influence thought and feeling. (November 8, 2005)

1hr 1min

21 Jun 2012

Rank #19

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Scotty McLennan: Religious Life

Scotty McLennan discusses his role as a source of religious energy on the Stanford campus and how this affects his writing and writing style. He offers an interesting perspective on thought and writing mentality. (February 26, 2003)

1hr 8mins

21 Jun 2012

Rank #20