Gillian Welch, the Nashville singer-songwriter, tells the story behind her song Elvis Presley Blues. Produced by David Schulman as part of the series In Their Own Words.
In this story, a childhood memory is transformed by a visit back to a small town. Directed by Jonathan Mitchell.
At Capitol Pool Checkers Club each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to play checkers.
Quentin Rowan's spy novel, Assassin of Secrets, debuted to critical acclaim last November. Soon after, Google-savvy readers began to realize that Rowan had stolen nearly every word from other spy novels.
Poet Nikki Finney reads her poem about a lightning storm.
Sharon Olds reads her poem about her mother picking crabs for the family.
A story from Roman Mars and Sam Greenspan of 99% Invisible.
Rachel Sussman tells Dick about her quest to photograph the oldest living organisms.
Photographer Andrew Garnsees beauty in the pigeon.
Walking along the Hudson River, guest host Sean Cole and his friend Malissa O’Donnell discover a monument to two of his poetry heroes.
An Indian dancer and American tap dancer go on tour.
Dick talks with Jeff Stein who writes the Spy Talk blog in Washington, a city he says is rife with spies.
Dick speaks with Nik Wallenda, who was raised by a clan of tight rope walkers known as the Flying Wallendas.
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