AM: 66 min :: 9+M
There used to be a time, before Jerry Springr, Crossfire, Mclaughlin, Oprah...I can vaguely remember it. The daytime talk show would occasionally cover a subject of substance. Unfortunately, you say "Donahue" these days and it tends to ellicit a reaction based on those shows that have followed. But he was great inteviewer that seemed genuinely interested in the topic he was addressing and not overly concerned with producing shock value for ratings sake (at least in the beginning.) And so it was with great joy today that I came across an entire show he devoted to Ayn Rand, the one writer/philospher in the world who I hold dear above all others. I rarely comment on non-running related subjects, but I'm linking all 5 parts because a) its a great interview on philosophy, but discussed in a relevant, real-world context and b) I agree with the philosophy (I never said I was objective). So links about more inane subjects will return tomorrow. For those unfamiliar with Ayn Rand here are my book club recommendations:
Atlas Shrugged (long, but worth it)
Anthem (a shorter, more accessible story)
The Virtue of Selfishness
Return of The Primitive
Oh, yeah I ran on trails today. Didn't feel great, but I got through it.
Donahue interview Ayn Rand