Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier plays a song from her album, The Foundling. She talks to Dick about her search for her birth mother and how it inspired her songs.
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.
Author G. Neri reads a passage from his book about a boy named Marcus, "Chess Rumble."
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.
[FROM THE ARCHIVES] Andrew Lohse waited for years to get into Dartmouth College and pledge to his grandfather’s fraternity. The humiliating and nauseating hazing he faced when he joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon shocked him.
Writer Kelly Ruth Winter reads her short story Tommy, produced by the Dime Stories radio series.
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