Streams

 

Books

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of October 2, 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

TV's Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard explore a World War II general's death in Killing Patton. It debuts at No. 1.

Comment

NPR Bestsellers: Week Of October 2, 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

Comment

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of October 2, 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

An onstage death is the unlikely harbinger of apocalyptic pandemonium in Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven. It debuts at No. 12.

Comment

Fresh Air

Bio Credits Manson's Terrible Rise To Right Place And Time

Friday, October 03, 2014

California parolee Charles Manson arrived in San Francisco in 1967, when the city was full of young seeking a guru. In Manson, Jeff Guinn says it was the perfect spot for him to enact his cult vision.

Comment

Studio 360

Jenny Slate Comes Out of Her (Snail) Shell

Friday, October 03, 2014

Jenny Slate’s character Marcel the Shell is half an inch long. But she’s getting very big these days, starring in movies and TV and writing children’s books.

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

Dear Rich People

Friday, October 03, 2014

Author of the essay "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or Poverty Thoughts", Linda Tirado, discusses her story and poverty myths in her new book, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.

Comments [25]

TED Radio Hour

Where Does Creativity Come From?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Writer Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses. She shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.

Comment

Book News: Nicholas Sparks Is Accused Of Racism And Homophobia

Friday, October 03, 2014

The allegations come in a lawsuit filed by the ex-headmaster at a school that the best-selling writer founded. Also: The Authors Guild reveals it's requested a Justice Department probe of Amazon.

Comment

On The Media

Me and Dog

Friday, October 03, 2014

Two-time Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten, an atheist, is fed up with the relentless drumming of religion into the heads of our impressionable youth.

Comments [7]

Selected Shorts

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

Friday, October 03, 2014

Smart girl, small apartment

Comment

Selected Shorts

Snowing in Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

John Updike introduces the Maples.

Comment

Selected Shorts

Becoming Penny Arcade

Friday, October 03, 2014

A performance artist on her beat beginnings.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Hope You're Hungry: Favorite Cookbooks, a Tasting Tour, Restaurant Reviewing

Friday, October 03, 2014

Melissa Clark shares her five favorite cookbooks!  Samuel Fromartz perfects bread baking. Calvin Trillin's “Come Hungry” tour. Please Explain restaurant reviewing. 

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents a celebration of Greenwich Village—bad girls, smart girls, beatniks, Bob Dylan, and the Village Halloween Parade are all remembered fondly.

Comment

Selected Shorts

Costume Drama: The Village Halloween Parade

Friday, October 03, 2014

Skeletons, devils, and Imelda Marcos' shoes.

Comment

Selected Shorts

Dave Hill, Positively on 4th Street

Friday, October 03, 2014

Writer Dave Hill doesn't understand Greenwich Village

Comment

Selected Shorts

Isaac Mizrahi on bad girls in the Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Isaac Mizrahi on how to stay young forever.

Comment

All Things Considered

Two Dead Writers Come Alive In New Collections

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Italo Calvino's Into the War and Philip K. Dick's We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, two posthumously published books of short fiction, contrast greatly but deliver stimulating reading experiences.

Comment

A Poetic Look At A Medical Pioneer, 'Dr. Mütter's Marvels' Jolts The Heart

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Moving ably from verse to historical prose, poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz chronicles the life and work of an unsung medical innovator in the exhaustively researched Dr. Mütter's Marvels.

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

How The Latino Vote Will Change Everything

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Do issues that unite Latinos translate to voting influence?

Comments [8]