Joshua Bell Can Conduct, Too; Matmos Reads Our Minds; Music At The Oscars

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In this episode: Violinist Joshua Bell joins us to explain how he ended up becoming the new the music director and conductor of the renowned London-based chamber ensemble Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – and, he plays live.

Plus: The upcoming Academy Awards ceremony seems to be getting more musical by the day. We talk with New York Times writer Melena Ryzik about the live performances planned for the ceremony -- and who might take home the Oscar for best original song and score. 

And: The band known as Matmos has been making its own quirky, creative brand of electronic music since 1997. Their latest album is centered on paranormal brain activity – specifically, telepathy. We’re reading your mind, and know that you will enjoy this interview.