Friday, July 31, 2015
One year ago today, July 31st, Lea went to interview Robert, a guy she’d dated, about why he’d turned her down. That became the first of a series of episodes called “Love Hurts,” where Lea investigated why she was having trouble finding love again in the four years since she found herself pregnant and alone … Continue reading Love Hurts – One Year Later →
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
When David Sandberg posted a trailer featuring karate, time travel, dinosaurs, Hasselhoff, and a unicorn to YouTube, he had no idea he would end up taking his film to Cannes. No one did.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Horses and dolphins and unicorns— creatures that possess the imagination of so many young girls—borderland creatures—gateway animals to other worlds. "They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses, wizardessess."
Friday, July 24, 2015
Sideshow explains how a 25-year-old working at a Seattle mall convinced Billy Idol to play his birthday party for free.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
On this week’s show: R&B’s Charlie Wilson Defies Drug Addiction, while Poet Mary Jo Bang Marks Time and Indie Choral Group Celebrates Irony.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
On a visit to Greece, we talk to a guy who found an ingenious place to hoard his cash, a government-protected milk peddler, and a would-be olive oil tycoon.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Howard Kremer has built a comedy empire on one memorable theme: "summah." He teaches us how to properly celebrate the season with songs, stories, and a little bit of yelling.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Willie Nelson and Dallas-born actress Robin Wright, along with some wild and extraordinary tellers, take us across Texas and share some of their hidden kitchen stories. Gas station tacos, ice houses, the birth of the Frito, the birth of 7-Eleven, the birth of the frozen margarita, and more.
Friday, July 10, 2015
John Corcoran graduated from high school and college and then spent 17 years as a high school teacher without knowing how to read or write. How on earth did he pull that off? And why? This is his story. A different version of this story was originally presented on Strangers in early 2012. Get the … Continue reading The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read →
Thursday, July 09, 2015
On this week’s show, a conversation with music legend Tony Bennett. And Taylor Mac reimagines 20th Century American music in drag.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
While Mandela and other political leaders languished in prison, the government cracked down. It seemed that resistance to apartheid had been crushed. But on June 16, 1976, a student uprising in Soweto sparked a new generation of activism. This is Chapter 3 of our documentary (and 2015 Audiobook of the Year) Mandela: An Audio History.
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