BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.
Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. In January 2012, Rachel Martin began hosting the program.
It is the job of good fiction to make sense of the senseless. "Valor," a powerful tale by Richard Bausch, just named the winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, is reprised in recognition of the events in Boston last week. Oscar-winner William Hurt is the reader.
We're always talking about creativity, but what do we mean? Can we find creativity, can we measure it, can we encourage it? Kurt talks with professor and author Gary Marcus (Guitar Zero) about what science tells us about creativity. A researcher shoves jazz musicians into an fMRI machine and has ...
Bob looks at the risks and promise of surveillance after the Boston marathon bombing, a new documentary looks at war crimes and whistleblowing in the theater of war and an Onion-like satire site tries to bring military humor to the civilian masses.
Gabfest Radio brings you a weekly hour of smart, counterintuitive, and funny commentary about politics and culture. The program combines Slate.com’s two most popular podcasts, the Political Gabfest and the Culture Gabfest, into a fast-paced show that dissects the week’s most important events from the presidential campaign and the worlds of art and entertainment. The result is something more like a chat with friends over drinks than a talk show.
Smiley & West from Public Radio International (PRI) is an energetic radio program that is a fusion of thought provoking, intelligent and stimulating dialogue on every subject from news & politics to entertainment & culture. The one-hour weekly show attracts a broad spectrum of compelling guests and asks questions that solicits newsworthy discussions.
Snap Judgment is a themed, weekly NPR storytelling show. We focus on presenting compelling personal stories - mixing tall tales with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic and kick-ass radio. We are sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and distributed through NPR and Public Radio Exchange (PRX).
A long time favorite with public radio audiences, Joe Frank's programs are sometimes dark, sometimes absurdist, sometimes solo recitations, sometimes ensemble pieces performed and/or improvised by actors, sometimes voices of real people heard in real situations, whether man-in-the-street interviews or phone conversations with lovers or strangers.