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.
Annie Leibovitz tells Phoebe Judge about the project that saved her. She's calling it Pilgrimage.
Author Lois Lowry talks on her classic novel The Giver.
Roman Mars of 99% Invisible explores how common languages might help stop hate and factionalism.
Dicks speaks with Thomas Steinbeck about how a Texas judge used Lennie, a character from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, to measure mental ability in a death penalty case.
The story of a photo of the Cincinnati River in 1848.
Dick speaks with Jeffrey Yang, a poet who has translated the works of imprisoned Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Phoebe Judge talks with writer Edward Hoagland, the novelist and essayist noted especially for his writings about nature and wildlife.
Rojelio Garcia plays chess with an old teacher - while he's behind bars.
Anna Schuleit is a MacArthur Genius Award winner. Her dramatic, large scale work is often based on things like abandoned buildings, and the remnants of war.
In an occasional series, we ask authors if they’ve ever met their literary heroes. Essayist and novelist Andrew Lam talks about meeting his hero, fiction writer Russell Banks.
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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