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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stanford's Tanya Luhrmann for a discussion of her work as a psychological anthropologist. Professor Luhrmann looks back at her formative experiences and reviews her insights on how different communities-witches, psychiatrists, and evangelicals-learn to experience their world through practice and adjustment to the ambiguities of the modern world.

Screenwriter Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, I Am Not a Hipster) returns to his alma mater to share the excitement of his latest project, adapting Jeanette Walls' best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle, to film. Cretton talks about the joys and frustrations of writing screenplays with Karl Martin of Point Loma Nazarene University as part of the 2015 Writer's Symposium by the Sea.

Filmmaker Allison Anders discusses her career in film and television, specifically Orange is the New Black Episode 6 from Season 2 (You Also Have a Pizza), which she directed. Recorded on 04/08/2015.

Game creator, tech executive and social entrepreneur Asi Burak makes an impassioned case for using digital games to spread "good" information, raise awareness, inspire social action and build civic participation as he recounts his own successes with the "PeaceMaker," an award-winning video game that simulates conflicts in the Middle East. Burak is presented by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.

Released in the summer of 1975, "Jaws" was seen by over 67 million Americans, essentially creating the "summer blockbuster." Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb talks about that experience and his other screenplays. Recorded on 04/14/2016.
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