Jake Halpern

Jake Halpern is an author, journalist, and radio producer.  His books include Braving Home (2003), Fame Junkies (2007), and a fantasy novel entitled Dormia (2009). As a journalist, Jake has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Smithsonian, New York Magazine, and other publications.  In the realm of radio, Jake is a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and This American Life. He is a fellow of Morse College at Yale University, where he teaches a class on journalism.


Volume 92

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Guests on Volume 92: Jake Halpern, on the ecosystem of celebrity and the complicated reasons why people seek to become famous; Stephen J. Nichols, on how the dynamics of American culture have shaped our understanding of who Jesus is; Richard M. Gamble, on resources for and the outlines of a theology of education; Peter J. Leithart, on how concerns from some postmodern thinkers echo the eschatological perspective of Solomon (as presented in the book of Ecclesiastes); Bill Vitek, on how wise living on the Earth requires the humble recognition of our ignorance as well as the application of knowledge; and Craig Holdrege, on lessons from Goethe about how we understand the rest of Creation as participants, not detached and potentially omniscient observers, and also on the "conversational" quality of our engagement with Creation.