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Friday, October 15, 2021
The internet's buzziest new artist talks creating her new mixtape to hell with it, sample culture, and nostalgia
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Janet Jackson's Control turns 35 this week. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sam Sanders of It's Been A Minute, who investigated the album's making and legacy to commemorate the anniversary.
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Squid Game has stunned viewers worldwide with its freaky take on the survival genre. Its specificity and historical references might be lost on its massive audience, though.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with gospel artist Pastor T.L. Barrett, Jr., whose collected work was recently reissued in a box set called I Shall Wear a Crown.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Philosopher Charles W. Mills has died at 70. He upended the canon of Western philosophy, calling out the whiteness in the discipline and adding the dimension of race to dominant liberal frameworks.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Sir Clive Sinclair, a computing pioneer and an inventor that spent a lifetime making technology accessible for everyone, has died at age 81.
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Kathleen Hoke, professor of law at the University of Maryland, about the decision the FDA faces on which e-cigarettes are safe for the public and which should be removed.
Thursday, September 02, 2021
After a personally eventful year, the artist undertook another – and perhaps his most – ambitious, sprawling introduction of a new album. The results seem to be inversely proportional.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
The late R&B star Aaliyah's catalog has started to arrive on streaming, starting with the 1996 record One In A Million — made in an era now being re-examined for how it treated famous women.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Janey Camp, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, about how storms like Tennessee's will become more common with climate change.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Country music legend Connie Smith has released her 54th album. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with her about forging timeless relationships and how she understands the genre after all these years.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
This year, the NBA welcomed several elite prospects who skipped college to play for a new minor league team. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim about the team, Ignite.
Friday, August 13, 2021
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Virginia Feito, the author of the new novel Mrs. March, a story about a woman with a tidy, respectable life on the Upper East Side which is thrown into disarray.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Chucky Thompson, one of the original Bad Boy "Hitmen" and producer for The Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige, died Monday, leaving behind a legacy that starts and ends in his home of Washington, D.C.
Monday, August 09, 2021
Renovations to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge made it produce an eerie humming sound. Guitarist Nate Mercereau heard its musical potential and made an album by playing along.
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
In Ghana, same-sex relationships have been illegal for decades. A proposed bill threatens to tighten restrictions even further, making displays of same-sex affection punishable by years in prison.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Ron Popeil, American inventor and beloved infomercial salesman died on Wednesday at 86. From Mr. Microphone to the Veg-O-Matic, Popeil's infomercials introduced us to problems we didn't know we had.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Angela Vang, who wrote about gold medalist Sunisa Lee for TIME Magazine about what Lee's win means for the Hmong American community.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Last week, the NFL announcing penalties for unvaccinated players next season. NPR's Ailsa Chang talked to Defector reporter Kalyn Kahler about how the policy works and what's at stakes for players.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
For the first time in 50 years, the Milwaukee Bucks have won an NBA championship. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mirin Fader of The Ringer about how forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led them to victory.