Dick speaks with Back Porch Music co-host Freddy Jenkins about the late banjo master Earl Scruggs.
Studs Terkel spoke with the legendary dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn.
Host Dick Gordon visits the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and finds piles of books, letters from other writers of her time, and a type writer.
Writer Charlie Thompson tells the story of the Franklin County, Va., great moonshine conspiracy of 1935.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
We hear from writer John Irving who also knows his way around a good wrestling move.
Dick talks to Susan Polgar, the world’s first female chess grandmaster, about how her father set out to make her and her two sisters into exceptional players.
Andrea Morales captured the details of coming of age in a small Ohio town by spending time with young women. The honesty of those photographs caught the eye of photography judges at Time Magazine.
The story of an audacious American who invades a country in Latin America and declares himself president.
Actor Scott Shepherd tells host Dick Gordon about reading every single word of the Great Gatsby on stage.
Collecting Middle Eastern lullabies.
Dick speaks with Gershon Baskin, the American-Israeli peace activist who helped arrange Gilad Shalit’s release from Hamas captivity in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners last year.
Listeners respond to Dick’s request for stories about music.
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