Ilan Stavans

In Contrast Host

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. He is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator, public speaker, editor, short-story writer, and TV host, whose New York Times best-selling work focuses on language, identity, politics, and history.

Whose  Language?: English as a censoring tool.

This is part of the seven-episode In Contrast podcast special What’s Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations.

Who is an American?: Those unlike me are my enemies.

This is part of the seven-episode In Contrast podcast special What’s Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations.

Episode 3: The Tyranny of Emotion: Passion instead of accuracy. 

This is part of the seven-episode In Contrast podcast special “What’s Wrong with American Media?.” Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations.

In Episode 2: The Center Cannot Hold
Diversity equals fragmentation.

This is part of the seven-episode In Contrast podcast special What’s Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations. 

In Contrast Special What's Wrong With American Media
Joyce Skowyra / NEPR

In a seven-episode In Contrast podcast special “What’s Wrong with American Media?,” public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news.” 

The special starts with Episode 1, Is Truth Dead? Everything is relative.

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