New York Councilfor the Humanities
PERSON PLACE THINGCONVERSATION TOOLKIT
Person Place Thing
(PPT)Conversation Toolkits like thisone provide all the resourcesnecessary to host the type of engaged, in-depth, andsurprising conversations thatare the hallmark of the PPTradio program.
Each toolkit focuses on a particular
episode and includes questions for at least oneof the episode’s three audio segments (Person,Place, and Thing), as well as tips for creatingengaging conversation, and resources for further reflection. While you might use thistoolkit to spark informal discussion aroundyour kitchen table, if you plan to host a morestructured conversation at, say, a localcommunity center, we suggest allowing atleast an hour of conversation per
audiosegment.Finally, in addition to the segment-specificquestions we’ve included a few generalquestions to encourage participants to reflecton their own person, place, and thing.