Poet Martin Espada reads his poem “Trouble Ball” about going to a baseball game with his father.
Nate DiMeo tells a story about the "Mad Gasser."
Dick speaks with Toby and Itzhak Perlman about their marriage of 46 years, and how they met at music camp and became friends listening to classical music on records.
Dick speaks with MacArthur fellow Claire Chase about her passion to push the flute beyond traditional notes.
Dick speaks with Justin Torres, author of We The Animals, about his inspiration: Dorothy Allison.
Ken Perenyi paints like Rembrandt - and Modigliani and Picasso.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks to photographer Joshua Lutz about portraits he took of his mother while she was suffering from a mental illness.
Producer David Schulman has recorded the front man of the Cowboy Junkies in his own words. Listen to a lovely soundtrack to ice travels.
A reading from Ray Bardbury's fictional short story about humans colonizing Mars.
The who’s who of Baghdad’s Green Zone ate steak and drank fine wine at a bar that billed itself as “an oasis of calm.” Dick speaks with owner James Thornett.
A story from Nate DiMeo and the Memory Palace about a slave who hides in a wooden box and sends himself to freedom.
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
One day during the minor leagues in 1987, you could’ve used the ball to make French fries. Instead, the players made some minor history.
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