Contributor Roman Mars of 99% Invisible tells the story of the original Teddy Bear and a wannabe Billy Possum. Who knew our toys had so much history?
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.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
Radio producer Sean Cole is a poet (and he knows what you think of poets). One night, drunk and stumbling along the Hudson River with his friend Malissa O’Donnell, he discovered a monument to two of his poetry heroes. See more photos here.
Illustrator Matt Kish speaks with Dick about how he channeled an obsession with Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick into a work of art for each page of the novel.
A profile of violinist and songwriter Andrew Bird from Jonathan Menjivar.
An auctioneer calls off plans to auction the initial resting place of Elvis Presley in Memphis.
A poem by Sharon Olds capturing a daughter's trip home to a sick father.
Singer songwriter Adam Cohen on picking up the family business and writing in the tradition of his father, Leonard Cohen.
Dick speaks with Matt Sheehy, a Portland songwriter, about how his work as a forester appears in his music.
How Chase Iron Eyes, a Lakota indian, is raising $9 million to buy part of a South Dakota mountain range.
Author Lois Lowry talks on her classic novel The Giver.
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