Kerrie Hillman

Kerrie was the Creator and Executive Producer of Public Radio International's Fair Game with Faith Salie, a satirical news and entertainment program syndicated across the country.

Before developing Fair Game, she was Senior Producer of Studio 360, an award-winning public radio program on pop culture and the arts. Kerrie produced and directed American Icons, a Peabody Award-winning special series on American art. She was Senior Producer for Beyond Computers, and on the production team for Spring Board, an Emmy-nominated public television series which she helped transform from a local program into a national show for PBS.  Hillman has also reported on a wide range of topics, from science and technology to the arts, for programs such as PRI’s The World, Studio 360, Radiolab, and Beyond Computers.

Kerrie Hillman appears in the following:

How A Slip Of Paper Impacted An AIDS Diagnosis

Friday, December 01, 2017

Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, which was often seen as a death sentence. That's when he discovered the Atlanta Buyers Club, which saved many lives, including his own.


After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

Friday, August 18, 2017

An African-American woman remembers growing up in segregated Virginia in the 1950s, and being in the car when her father tried to get gas from a whites-only truck stop.


As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

Friday, August 11, 2017

Marcus Bullock was tried as an adult and sent to prison when he was 15. The eight years he was away changed his relationship with his mother, Sylvia. The distance actually brought them closer.


2 Dads And Their Experience With Foster Fatherhood

Friday, June 16, 2017

After caring for drug-addicted infants, two men became foster parents. It was hard saying goodbye to the first child, but when offered the chance to do it again they said, "How can you say no?"


How the N.R.A. Uses Fear to Sell Guns

Friday, May 19, 2017

A firearms expert and author says that he’s all for gun rights but has major problems with the N.R.A.

The People’s Historian of the Former Soviet Union

Friday, August 19, 2016

Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature for her oral histories about life in the U.S.S.R.

How the N.R.A. Uses Fear to Sell Guns

Friday, June 24, 2016

The New Yorker writer Evan Osnos talks to Mike Weisser about guns, the N.R.A., and his unusual stance on firearms.

Zaha Hadid Talks with John Seabrook

Friday, June 10, 2016

The late architect Zaha Hadid discusses growing up in liberal, cosmopolitan Baghdad.

Damian Lewis, Between Two Homelands

Friday, June 10, 2016

The British actor Damian Lewis, who starred in “Homeland” and now in “Billions,” talks about his lifelong embrace of American culture.

Cats vs. Dogs: The Great Debate

Friday, June 10, 2016

A debate as old as human society—which makes a better pet, cats or dogs?—will be settled once and for all by New Yorker staff writers.

Marc Maron Just Needs to Talk

Friday, January 29, 2016

On his “WTF” podcast, Marc Maron went from arguing with Louis C.K. to interviewing President Obama.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Dirty Politics and the Founding Fathers

Friday, January 29, 2016

The writer, composer, and star of “Hamilton” explains what his rap-musical sensation taught him about modern politics.

Emily Nussbaum Chats with the Women of “Broad City”

Friday, January 29, 2016

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer charmed their way into our hearts by playing versions of their younger and wilder selves on “Broad City.”

Patti Smith Talks with David Remnick

Friday, November 27, 2015

Smith spoke with Remnick at the 2015 New Yorker Festival about writing and music, and she sings her hit song, “Because the Night,” with Remnick accompanying on guitar.

Jonathan Safran Foer and George Saunders in Conversation

Friday, November 27, 2015

Saunders sat down with Foer at the 2015 New Yorker Festival for a wide-ranging conversation about ethics in writing, and how to talk about vegetarianism without angering people.

How Creative Are You?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Psychologist E. Paul Torrance was nicknamed “the father of creativity.” In the 1940s he began researching creativity order to improve American education. In order to encourage crea...

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Music Heals

Friday, May 18, 2012

After piano music helped him recover from brain surgery, Dr. Richard Fratianne became a true believer in music therapy. In the burn unit at the Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center,...


Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

Friday, April 20, 2012

In the spring of 2010, visitors to New York’s Museum of Modern Art could find Marina Abramović, the self-described “grandmother of performance art,” holding court. She sat silentl...

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American Icons: Moby-Dick

Friday, December 30, 2011

In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of the great white whale.

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Understanding Creative Savants

Friday, October 14, 2011

We all know the Thomas Edison line: genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. But there are those who don't seem to perspire at all. Their extraordinary gifts seem to come from no...

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