studs terkel

studs terkel

We remember Studs Terkel, who recently died at the age of 96. The legendary interviewer chronicled decades of ordinary life and tumultuous change in U.S. culture. We visited him in his Chicago home in 2004 and drew out his wisdom and warmth on large existential themes of life and death. A lifelong agnostic, Studs Terkel shared his thoughts on religion as he'd observed it in his conversation partners, in culture, and in his own encounters with loss and mortality.

Our guest rediscovers Studs' magic in his interview — discussing imaginative educators defying the odds.

Remembering Studs' ability to speak about music and finding a complete version of a song in the show.

Studs Terkel's death reminds our online editor of the opportunity he passed up.

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