Producer Roman Mars explores the idea of an innovative monument to free speech that is both abstract and able to rile people up. This is a part of the series “Searching for Change”.
Gregory Porter sings and scats talking to Phoebe Judge about being his mother's "songster" and being told he sounded like Nat King Cole as a boy.
The granddaughter of Catholic activist Dorothy Day & the diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
The story of a 19th-century daredevil.
Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello talk about being married and being on-demand opera singers. Also in this show: a primer on how to warm up an instrument before playing, and a dancer who fell from a rooftop.
The author reads the chapter "Lina" from his novel.
A poem by Sharon Olds.
Producer David Schulman has recorded the front man of the Cowboy Junkies in his own words. Listen to a lovely soundtrack to ice travels.
A reading from Ray Bardbury's fictional short story about humans colonizing Mars.
The who’s who of Baghdad’s Green Zone ate steak and drank fine wine at a bar that billed itself as “an oasis of calm.” Dick speaks with owner James Thornett.
A story from Nate DiMeo and the Memory Palace about a slave who hides in a wooden box and sends himself to freedom.
We hear from Tim de Christopher, who is known as a monkey wrencher for disrupting a federal auction on oil leases. Contributor Alex Chadwick shares a journey with Tim along a Utah River
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