Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky reports for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and hosts a podcast about sci-fi and other fantasy genres called Imaginary Worlds. He co-produced several hours of Studio 360’s American Icons series, and his work has also appeared on NPRMarketplace99% Invisible, and KCRW’s un-Fictional.

Eric Molinsky appears in the following:

How to Beautify a Bee

Friday, September 02, 2016

Melody Doering, a sixty-four-year-old knitting buff, has an unusual job: she prepares insects for storage at the American Museum of Natural History. 

Is “Frankenstein” Actually About Climate Change?

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Two hundred years ago this summer, a disrupted climate and a migration crisis inspired Mary Shelley to write “Frankenstein.”


Jelani Cobb on the D.N.C., Then and Now

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jelani Cobb discusses the Obama Presidency’s effect on the Democratic Party.    

The Poet Max Ritvo Is a Partisan for the Present

Friday, July 22, 2016

For the poet Max Ritvo, writing poetry is a “safe space” during a losing battle with cancer.

The Star Witnesses Against El Chapo

Friday, July 01, 2016

Before Sean Penn caught up with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Flores twins helped lead authorities to the drug kingpin. Here's how that bust went down. 

What Would Luke Skywalker Do?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cass Sunstein, a distinguished legal scholar and former advisor to President Obama, draws parallels between "Star Wars" and contemporary American politics.

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American Icons: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Thursday, May 26, 2016

How Maya Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial — and changed how we think about war.


The Chart That Explains Everyone

Thursday, May 12, 2016

An exercise from Dungeons & Dragons is the only personality test you need.

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The Case Against Assad

Friday, April 15, 2016

At an undisclosed location in Western Europe, a group called the CIJA is gathering evidence of war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government.

Olivier Had it Wrong: Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

Thursday, April 14, 2016

What if Hamlet didn’t sound like a proper English bloke, but more like someone from the American South?

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How Do You Know When a Song is Finished? (Part I)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Kurt Andersen visits the jazz composer Maria Schneider in her studio to hear her creative work in progress. 


How Do You Know When a Song is Finished? (Part II)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

One year after Kurt Andersen’s initial visit with Maria Schneider, she finishes her album “The Thompson Fields.”


Why Is the Boston Accent Wicked Hard to Do?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Even great actors get tripped up by the Boston accent. Or maybe Bostonians are just too quick to find fault.

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High-Tech Portraits of Chelsea Manning

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

An artist made 3-D portraits based on the DNA of the imprisoned WikiLeaks source. What can they tell us about surveillance and identity? 
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The Star Witnesses Against El Chapo

Friday, January 15, 2016

Before Sean Penn caught up with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Flores twins helped lead authorities to the drug kingpin. Here's how that bust went down. 

The Cheapest Way To See Hamilton

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Full-price "Hamilton" tickets are out of reach for most New Yorkers, but Lin-Manuel Miranda's free pre-show performances have entertained thousands of groundlings. 
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The Search for Big Brown

Friday, December 25, 2015

Jill Lepore's three-part story about Adrianna Alty's search for her biological father, a once-prominent downtown poet, is presented here in its entirety.

The 'Star Wars' Franchise Awakens

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Disney's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is on track to set new records opening weekend, showing how much the series is a part of our culture today.


It’s Tommy Westphall’s Universe, We Just Live in It

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Taken to its logical conclusion, the enigmatic final episode of the show “St. Elsewhere” suggests that nearly all TV shows exist within the mind of one very creative boy.

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Hugh Everett Is Alive and Well in an Alternate Universe

Thursday, December 10, 2015

When he was 19, Mark Everett’s father died. But his big idea, a surprising interpretation of quantum mechanics, lived on. And if that idea is right, he might still be alive … somewhere.