Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gabrielle Selz, whose father was chief curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, talks about spending her childhood among art and artists in the heyday of Abstract Expressionism.
Monday, August 11, 2014
After a plane crash killed his wife and badly injured his two daughters, Toby Pearson was thrust into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion dollar insurance company.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Growing up, Brando Skyhorse was told that his father was an American Indian in prison for armed robbery, but 30 years later he began to search for the truth and discover who his biological father really was.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Eric Poindexter reads an excerpt from Bad Boy, a memoir by Walter Dean Myers, who died July 1st.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
In 1994 AJ Mass became the first person to put on the Mr. Met suit since the mascot was retired in the 1960s, and he played Mr. Met through the 1997 season. His book Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots he describes life inside the suit and explores the entertaining history of the sports mascot from its roots in Renaissance society.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Charles Seife explains why, when it comes to the Internet, you shouldn’t believe everything you read—and how to tell the difference between truth and fiction. Francisco Goldman talks about trying to make sense of Mexico City, one of the world’s largest metropolises. We’ll find out how many words in the English language were once considered linguistic mistakes, slang, or just plain wrong. And the one and only Joan Rivers takes us inside her everyday world and shares her thoughts on life, celebrities and pop culture.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Satire, dinosaurs, and a fight against corruption. That's not the plot of a sci-fi movie - it's a recipe for political success.
Monday, June 16, 2014
An Washington insider recounts his four decades inside politics.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking Iraqi Kurdistan when they mistakenly crossed the Iranian border, were arrested, and were held in Iran's Evin Prison for two years on charges of espionage.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Bruce Dancis became the first student at Cornell to defy the draft by tearing up his draft card and soon became a leader of the draft resistance movement in the 1960s.
Friday, May 23, 2014
On today’s show, we're re-airing some favorite recent interviews. Humaira Awais Shahid talks about becoming a prominent Muslim woman activist in Pakistan, and how Islamic values could become an agent for change. Classical historian James Romm looks at the dramatic life of Seneca, one of Ancient Rome’s best-known writers and philosophers. Edmund White talks about moving to Paris in 1983, and how he fell in love with the city and its culture during the 15 years he lived and wrote there. And we’ll find out how a few large companies control most of the country’s meat supply, and why that’s hurting both consumers and farmers alike.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
“You’re in the costume and you’re kind of getting all this Justin Bieber-esque attention, like everyone wants to take their picture with you. And everybody’s coming at you. And it’s kind of like a drug. It’s an adrenaline surge.”