To the Best of Our Knowledge: Plagiarism
To the Best of Our Knowledge
Host: Steve Paulson
Author Jonathan Lethem talks to Jim Fleming about his "Harper's" Magazine essay, "The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism." As the subtitle indicates, Jonathan Lethem appropriated the words of many authors to cover the subject of plagiarism, although he provides full attribution of his sources at the end of the essay. Also, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid) talks to Anne Strainchamps about his book, "Rhythm Science," and how the art of music sampling relates to plagiarism. We also hear a DJ Spooky/TTBOOK interview mashup.
The Honorable Richard A. Posner is a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh District. He's also a prolific author. His most recent book is called "The Little Book of Plagiarism." Posner talked to Steve Paulson about the history and ethics of plagiarism.
Journalist Malcolm Gladwell talks to Steve Paulson about how the words from one of his stories for "The New Yorker" ended up on Broadway and how this made him change his attitude about plagiarism.
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