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Alan Dienstag — Alzheimer's and the Spiritual Terrain of Memory [remix]

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels?

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[Unedited] Alan Dienstag with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels?

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Episode 296: Ethan Hawke, Broad City, David Duchovny, Vetiver

Friday, March 13, 2015

This week: Ethan Hawke's intimate portrait of an artist... The ladies of "Broad City" riff on their fave BFFs... Newly-minted *novelist* David Duchovny sees a baby wolf and flees... Troubadour Vetiver serenades our party with the sounds of Brazil... ...

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Arthur Zajonc + Michael McCullough — Mind and Morality: A Dialogue

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For several hundred years, much of scientific advance has been about exploring human beings, including their actions and choices, in terms of mechanism — our bodies, our brains, physical processes.

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[Unedited] Arthur Zajonc and Michael McCullough

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For several hundred years, much of scientific advance has been about exploring human beings, including their actions and choices, in terms of mechanism — our bodies, our brains, physical processes.

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Episode 295: Dev Patel, Dave Barry, Lady Lamb

Friday, March 06, 2015

This week: "Chappie" star Dev Patel on acting alongside robots and Dames... Dave Barry brings a machete to our etiquette segment... Author Tania James sees life (and loss) through the eyes of a child elephant... Singer Lady Lamb makes a playlist for ...

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Episode 295: Dev Patel, Dave Barry, Lady Lamb

Friday, March 06, 2015

This week: "Chappie" star Dev Patel on acting alongside robots and Dames... Dave Barry brings a machete to our etiquette segment... Author Tania James sees life (and loss) through the eyes of a child elephant... Singer Lady Lamb makes a playlist for ...

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Eve Ensler — The Body After Cancer [remix]

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Eve Ensler has helped women all over the world tell the stories of their lives through the stories of their bodies. Her play, "The Vagina Monologues," has become a global force in the face of violence against women and girls.

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[Unedited] Eve Ensler with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Eve Ensler has helped women all over the world tell the stories of their lives through the stories of their bodies. Her play, "The Vagina Monologues," has become a global force in the face of violence against women and girls.

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Episode 294: Jason Schwartzman, Weezer, Barbara Kruger, Tenacious D

Friday, February 27, 2015

Encore Broadcast: Actor Jason Schwartzman – star of the new film "Listen Up Philip" – pits his ego against Brendan's... A soundtrack from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inspires hand-holding... Iconoclastic artist Barbara Kruger points and doesn't shoot.. ...

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Joe Henry — The Mystery and Adventure of Life and Songwriting

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In life as in song, Joe Henry says "we're really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it." He brings an inward wisdom to the art and craft of making music.

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[Unedited] Joe Henry with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In life as in song, Joe Henry says "we're really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it." He brings an inward wisdom to the art and craft of making music.

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Episode 293: Titus Welliver, Sleater-Kinney, Tracee Ellis Ross

Friday, February 20, 2015

This week: Actor Titus Welliver on shooting a gun, canonically ... Corin Tucker doesn't think her band's music is too awful ... Tracee Ellis Ross shares the gift of laughter and a loopy life coach ... Comedian Maz Jobrani helps our listeners confront ...

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Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson — The Movement, Remembered Forward [remix]

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights Movement galvanized its own.

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[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights Movement galvanized its own.

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Episode 292: Marion Cotillard, Kenny G, High Maintenance

Friday, February 13, 2015

Marion Cotillard shines a light ... Kenny G goes Brazilian ... The challenges and rewards of working with a spouse ... How what we feel affects our feelings ... A totes fake resto ... A picky bit of history ... Corin Tucker calls ... Kelly Link's sto ...

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Helen Fisher — Love and Sex and Attachment

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Helen Fisher wields science as a sobering, if entertaining, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. She is a leading anthropologist/explorer on the new frontier of seeing inside our brains when love and sex happen.

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[Unedited] Helen Fisher with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Helen Fisher wields science as a sobering, if entertaining, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. She is a leading anthropologist/explorer on the new frontier of seeing inside our brains when love and sex happen.

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Episode 291: Eddie Redmayne, Issa Rae, Andrew Jarecki

Friday, February 06, 2015

Eddie Redmayne reveals his egg-y fears ... Issa Rae gives tips for shutting down awkward asks ... Why not leaving a tip might be the nicest thing you can do for a waiter ... Swedish star Seinabo Sey warms us up ... A documentarian tells us why audien ...

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Mary Oliver — Listening to the World

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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