Guest host Sean Cole looks at photos that Joshua Lutz took of his mother to create a portrait of her life-long mental illness. In the end, the photos allowed him to confront his fears about his own sanity.
The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark.
Contributor Roman Mars of 99% Invisible tells the story of the original Teddy Bear.
A videographer of the 18-th century pirate ship Blackbeard.
Blues musician Corey Harris describes how he heard elements of his music in Mali when he made a trip there.
Ira Glass reads an Allen Ginsberg poem to the music of Philip Glass.
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.
Joe Thompson was a link to a style of fiddling that goes back generations. He died this week at the age of 93.
Jim Hays commissioned a novel about the succession of Texas to make a point about the federal government.
The author reads the chapter "Lina" from his novel.
The story of the great moonshine conspiracy in Franklin County, VA.
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