Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.
― Studs Terkel
This weekend, Pop Up Archive joins Storycorps, WBEZ, Ira Glass, Alex Kotlowitz and more in Chicago for the three day Let’s Get Working Festival. The festival celebrates the legacy of Studs Terkel through a schedule packed with talks, workshops, and installations about media and journalism from Terkel’s time to today.
While you’re honoring Terkel’s work, don’t forget to check out the more than 200 historic interviews we’ve added to the Studs Terkel Collection on Pop Up Archive, spanning figures from Noam Chomsky to Anais Nin.