Peter Breslow

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After Living Dozens Of Lives, Leading Stuntwoman Mimi Lesseos Has Lessons To Offer

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Stunt performers can take a punch or survive a fiery car crash. It may sound like a job for the young, but Lesseos has been at it for decades. At 54, she wants to pass on her work's rewards and snags.


'Life Is A Lesson, And Sometimes It's Difficult To Learn': Cat Power Steps Forward

Friday, October 05, 2018

Six years since her last album, Cat Power has returned. The singer-songwriter talks about motherhood, memories and her latest album 'Wanderer.'


Marcia Ball Looks Back On Her Blues Legacy: 'I'm Perfectly Suited For The Job'

Saturday, April 28, 2018

With five decades in show business, blues musician Marcia Ball talks about her latest album Shine Bright and the perks of life on the road.


'Just As True': Johnny Cash's Poems Set To Music For New Album

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, helps to immortalize his father's poems with a new album called Johnny Cash: Forever Words.


Habibi Fuses Farsi Lyrics With Western Riffs

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Brooklyn-based band doesn't need to speak English to pack a punch. Frontwoman Rahill Jamalifard talks about songwriting in Farsi and how Middle Eastern rock emboldens her.


An American Rock Musician Teaches Guitar To Kabul's Street Kids

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lanny Cordola has played guitar with Guns N' Roses and the Beach Boys. Now he devotes himself to teaching music to Afghan street children, most of them girls. He also helps pay for their schooling.


In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

Saturday, May 20, 2017

For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.


Otis Redding's 'Unfinished Life' Still Resonates

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nearly 50 years after his untimely death, Redding's influence as a spirit of soul music remains. Jonathan Gould, author of a new biography of the singer, explains why.


Michael Nesmith On 'Infinite Tuesday' And Touring With Hendrix

Sunday, April 16, 2017

In his new memoir, the one-time member of The Monkees recalls befriending John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, who opened for the band on a 1967 tour. (That didn't last long.)


The Second-Generation Soul Of Zeshan Bagewadi

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The Chicago singer learned about civil-rights-era funk and soul through his Indian Muslim father's record collection. Bagewadi's new album, Vetted, is informed by his family's immigrant story.


The Beast Born Of Snow: What It Feels Like In The Jaws Of An Avalanche

Sunday, July 03, 2016

"Think of being in a train crash," says one survivor. Now, think of a train crash made of a mountainside. This is an avalanche — and surviving one will take expertise, equipment and a lot of luck.


Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

Saturday, June 25, 2016

We recently asked our audience to share their travel nightmares. NPR's Peter Breslow tells his own harrowing story — as a New Jersey boy who had everything go wrong on his South American expedition.


Friendships And Fractures: 30 Years Of Pickup Basketball

Saturday, January 09, 2016

In 1982, when I washed up on NPR's doorstep looking for a job, I started a pickup basketball game. It endures to this day. That's right, we are in our 33rd season, which makes me too old to still be playing ... and yet, somehow, I still am.

Every Wednesday ...


Girls Of Brazil Face Slurs And Taunts If They Play Soccer: #15Girls

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It's a place where girls can play volleyball. They can do ballet (of course).

But soccer is a no-no.

That's the way it goes in Brazil, the country that famously loves soccer. There was once a legal ban — from 1941 to 1979 — noting that "women will not be ...


Postcard From Freetown: On The Beach, Life — And Dreams — Go On

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sometimes you can tell a lot about a country just by walking its beaches. That's what I did on my last day in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, where I was on assignment covering the Ebola epidemic.

Standing at water's edge, facing the sea. The smooth blue rollers come ...


Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

Friday, May 02, 2014

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.


Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

Friday, May 02, 2014

There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.


The Don Who's Taken Charge Of Jordan's Biggest Refugee Camp

Sunday, July 14, 2013

In chaotic situations, certain people rise to the top, and that is certainly the case for Mohammed al-Hariri, a former air conditioning repairman who commands enormous deference on the windblown streets of Zaatari refugee camp.

In less than a year, the Zaatari camp in Jordan has ...