Humanities Connection

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production of new Humanities Connection segments has paused. You can still find all our segments on our Podcasts page.

Topical. Thought-Provoking. Entertaining. Isn’t that reason enough to listen for four minutes a week?

When To Listen

For a monthly dose of humanities and culture, tune in to Humanities Connection every first Thursday of the month at 4:44 PM on:

  • WYPR, 88.1 FM, Baltimore
  • WYPF, 88.1 FM, Frederick
  • WYPO, 106.9 FM, Ocean City.

After the episodes air, you can find them here and on WYPR’s Podcast Central.

Hosted by a member of Maryland Humanities Executive staff, Humanities Connection explores the role of the humanities in our daily lives, and features lively stories and reflections around topics like education, literature, health care, race, ethics, theology, history, and more.

Joining us for each segment are a series of special guests, including Maryland Humanities partners, board members, and local humanists such as filmmakers, poets, museum directors, and journalists. The result is a mix of stories and conversation designed to shed light on the human experience and stimulate the intellectual curiosity of our listeners.

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Note: The opinions expressed by guest contributors to Humanities Connection do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of Maryland Humanities and/or any of its sponsors, partners, or funders. No official endorsement by any of these institutions should be inferred.

Humanities Connection theme music created by Brian Whaley. Engineered by Luke Spicknall at WYPR. Produced by Sarah Weissman and Luke Spicknall.

Humanities Connection is funded in part by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

  • “It is difficult to properly express our gratitude to Maryland Humanities for the help and support that we received through the grant-making process and through the project…The support of (Maryland Humanities) was not in funding alone. By including a spot about the initiative in (their) Humanities Connection program on WYPR, Maryland Humanities did much to help promote our initiative and alert the general public about the program that we were running in the early months of the fall.”

    Dr. Kimberly Coles ~ Chair, Education and Citizenship Project Committee, University of Maryland College Park
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