Robert Siegel appears in the following:
Friday, May 23, 2014
The World Cup is three weeks away, but Brazeil is wracked with unrest. Demonstrations there are unified by one theme: anger over public spending on stadiums instead of on services and salaries.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
In 1714, the British government established a prize to solve the greatest challenge of that time: Pinpoint a ship's location at sea by knowing its longitude. Now, 300 years later, it'...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Sotheby's will be auctioning what it claims to be the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," as part of the auction house's rock and pop music sale.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Al Feldstein, the former editor of Mad magazine, died Wednesday at the age of 88. He ran the magazine with William Gaines at the peak of its popularity.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
With the announcement that Nokia will move away from the smartphone market, it's worth taking a moment to remember a sound once ubiquitous, which we might never hear again: the Nokia ringtone.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
A shooting at Fort Hood has left four people dead and 16 wounded. Robert Siegel reports on the latest news unfolding in Killeen, Texas.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Robert Siegel reads emails from listeners about unusual Texas town names.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The video game ET is considered one of the worst games ever created. It's so bad that many of the unsold originals are rumored to be wasting away in a New Mexico landfill. Now, filmma...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the Mexican War of Independence and responses to the claim that American parents are too overprotective.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The band Vulfpeck has a new album called Sleepify. The 10-song set is absolutely silent. The Michigan-based funk group is using Spotify's royalty-payment system to fund its upcoming tour.
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Oxford English Dictionary is adding some 900 new words and phrases to its pages, with wackadoodle, bestie and DIYer among them. Melissa and Robert review some of the new entries.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about Game of Thrones and The Big Broadcast.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
President Obama's pitch for his health care law has brought him to an awkward place: "Between Two Ferns." In a bid to up the enrollment of young people, Obama visited Zach Galifianakis' Internet show.