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  • Berkeleyside’s Uncharted Festival touches on Trump

    By Sylvia Paull / Berkeley Blog / Oct. 16, 2016 — This year’s two-day Uncharted: Festival of Ideas, hosted by local Berkeley news site, Berkeleyside, featured an astronomer, a tree-and-water expert, a Muslim feminist standup comedian, a criminal justice reformer, Eve Ensler, and journalists Jay Rosen from NYU and Kathy Kiely, with BillMoyers.com. Despite the range […]

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  • Inflection Point: A conversation with Berkeleyside co-founders Tracey Taylor and Lance Knobel

    Tracey Taylor and Lance Knobel are the co-founders of the “hyper-local” news site Berkeleyside.com and Uncharted, The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. They talked to Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, about the difference between having power and having ideas, and how the Uncharted lineup is diverse by design, unlike other conferences which lean toward the usual (white, male) […]

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  • Berkeley’s Uncharted festival features hot takes, cool conversations

    East Bay Times / By Lou Fancher / Sept. 26, 2016 The fourth annual Uncharted event, Oct. 14 and 15 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in downtown Berkeley, offers everything from cool conversations about what’s cooking in the kitchen of Serious Eats’ Kenji López-Alt to hot topic discussions about food justice, the […]

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  • TCHO chocolate lab; climate-change deep dive in Berkeley

    TCHO’s Chief Chocolate Maker Brad Kintzer is to host a special chocolate lab at Berkeleyside’s Uncharted Festival of Ideas, on Friday Oct. 14. Kintzer, who studied botany and has spent months working on cacao plantations throughout Latin America, will provide an insider’s perspective on how cocoa is sourced and offer enlightening chocolate tastings. Also on the program at the two-day […]

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  • Mark Bittman to speak at Berkeley ideas festival

    Mark Bittman, one of America’s most incisive writers about food, has joined the lineup at the fourth annualUncharted Festival of Ideas in Berkeley. Uncharted, a production of Berkeleyside, features some of the world’s edgiest thinkers and creative performers. It takes place over two days in downtown Berkeley. This year’s festival is on Friday Oct. 14 and Saturday […]

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  • Tune in to KALW for Berkeley conversations with Uncharted Radio Hour

    The Uncharted Radio Hour made its debut on KALW on Thursday Sept. 15 at 7 p.m., broadcasting conversations from the Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas. It was the first of four programs showcasing experts who participated in the 2015 festival. Uncharted, a production of Berkeleyside, features some of the world’s edgiest thinkers and creative performers. It takes place […]

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  • Listen to podcasts of Uncharted 2015 conversations

    Fifteen of the conversations that took place at the Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas in 2015 are available to listen to via podcast. Check out the Uncharted:Berkeley podcast series. The Uncharted:Berkeley podcasts are supported by North Berkeley Investment Partners. Subscribe to the whole series so you don’t miss the next release, either in iTunes or use this RSS feed in your […]

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  • Listen up: First 5 Uncharted 2015 podcasts now available

    The first five episodes of the Uncharted:Berkeley podcast series is now available. The podcasts allow you to hear the fascinating conversations that took place at the Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas in October 2015. More episodes will be released soon. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any of them. The Uncharted:Berkeley podcasts are supported by North Berkeley Investment Partners: Subscribe to the […]

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  • Berkeley’s ‘Uncharted’ Festival brings big minds and ideas together

    By Michael Levitin, Occupy, Oct. 13, 2015 BERKELEY, Calif. – The city that birthed the Free Speech Movement and was the staging ground for America’s cultural revolution of the 1960s is now building on that past with a festival to reinvigorate the spirit of active political and intellectual debate. “Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas” runs […]

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  • ‘Big Bang Theory’ writer Eric Kaplan offers inside look at hit show’s Jewish leanings

    By Dan Pine / J-Weekly / Oct. 8, 2015 Eric Kaplan isn’t sure what he’ll say when he makes an appearance next week at “Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas.” Since he’s earning a doctorate in philosophy at U.C. Berkeley, and his talk is titled “Is Metaphysics a Laughing Matter?” Kaplan can certainly weigh in. […]

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