Ira Glass reads an Allen Ginsberg poem to the music of Philip Glass.
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.
Music and conversation about an improvisational collaboration between a pianist and a violinist.
The story of a photo of the Cincinnati River in 1848.
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.
NPR's Kelly McEvers gives us the latest from Syria.
We listen to a radio diary of US Olympic boxing team member Claressa Shields. Radio Diaries produced this portrait.
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