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Person Place Thing

Series produced by WAMC

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PPT reinvents the one-on-one interview around the premise that people reveal themselves most intimately when speaking not directly about themselves but about something they care about. A 25-minute weekly program, each show features guests who come prepared to talk about a person, and a place, and a thing that are important to them, allowing them to tell stories they never have before.

Hosted by the Emmy-winning Randy Cohen, who wrote “The Ethicist” column for the New York Times for a dozen years, PPT reinvents the one-on-one interview around the premise that people reveal themselves most intimately when speaking not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests come prepared to talk about a person, and a place, and a thing that are important to them, allowing them to tell stories they never have before.

Shows, podcasts, photos, and extras are available at personplacething.org. The first 6 episodes are an hour-long and can be aired at any time.


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6 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In this episode of PPT, columnist Dan Savage offers an intriguing revisionist history of the Tudor Dynasty, and Sir Roger Bannister describes runni...

Bought by WYSO


  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode of PPT, The Daily Show's Samantha Bee risks an international incident with her hot-head opinions, and the very funny and very scary...

Bought by WYSO


  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Randy Cohen sits down with singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones who talks about her origins, and former New York City mayor Ed Koch talks about ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Food writer Michael Pollan takes a shot at Henry David Thoreau, and then public radio's John Hockenberry sums up our show & likes what he finds.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and WYSO


  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Host Randy Cohen speaks with TV show legend Dick Cavett and author Jane Smiley.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Randy Cohen sits down with "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Susie Essman, and former Boston Celtic center Dave Cowens.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and WYSO


  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2