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Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters is a program celebrating contemporary arts, humanities, and social sciences, with an emphasis on authentic Southern voices. Hosted by J. Bradley Minnick of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the full episode archive is available at

Latest Episodes
  • Grab a glass of lemonade and join us on the front porch as we listen to venerable raconteur Harry Thomason...
  • Return to the 1818 Arkansas frontier with "Arkansas Traveler" and botanist Thomas Nuttall...
  • Travel into the 1818 Ozark frontier with two wholly unprepared young men. They can't hunt, they can't read maps well, they can't even make coffee...
  • Two boys, a haunted tale, and leaping kudzu...Take a journey with adolescent friends our hero and Carver Canute through the woods that surround their small Kentucky town.
  • Hop aboard as we take a ride on the Rock Region Metro Streetcar and learn about the storied Jewish history in Central Arkansas, with archivist Shannon Lausch and historian Jim Pfeifer as our guides.
  • Meet author and Arkansas native Shaun Hamill, as we discuss his book, A Cosmology of Monsters.
  • Discover the elusive and struggling species, the American Eel.
  • What is it like to live with anxiety and agoraphobia?Join us for our interview with Highly Illogical Behavior author John Corey Whaley. This young adult…
  • Celebrate the music from Season Seven.Hosted by producer Mary Ellen Kubit, this episode shares favorite and memorable music from the various episodes this…
  • Take a deep dive into the infamous dive bar, the Hotel Vernon.On this episode, we interview poet Lea Graham about her book, “From The Hotel Vernon” where…