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:

American Icons: The Lincoln Memorial

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Lincoln Memorial is now one of the most treasured landmarks of Washington, D.C. But for decades people fought over every aspect of it — even whether it should have been built at all.

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T.C. Boyle Picks Three

Friday, October 14, 2016

Boyle, the author of sixteen novels and countless short stories, recommends a book, a musician, and a video series.

Germany's Traumatized Kriegskinder Speak Out

Friday, October 14, 2016

After decades of silence, German children who lived through World War II are beginning to talk about their experiences.

David Axelrod on Trump, Clinton, and the Cubs

Friday, October 07, 2016

The former Obama adviser talks about working for and against Hillary Clinton, and whether the Chicago Cubs really have a shot this year.    

E. Tammy Kim Picks Three

Friday, October 07, 2016

A novel about Korea, a Sleater-Kinney album, and a celebrity chef who’s all about home cooking.

She’s Funny, But Is She Perfect?

Friday, September 30, 2016

When comedians like Amy Schumer make politics part of their act, how much should audiences demand of them?

Did You Hear the One About the Politician?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

An "SNL" writer and a "Daily Show" producer on why politicians court the comedy vote.


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 II)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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


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. 


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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