The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark. Gwen Macsai has a secret about the hotel. This story comes to us from Roman Mars and 99% Invisible.
Scott Shepherd had the lead role in a play where he read every single word of the Great Gatsby on stage. Without intending to, he memorized each of the book's 50,000 words.
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.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
A moment with pianist and composer Lois Vierk, who talks about the inspiration she gets from winds and thunderstorms.
An actress remembers working with Maurice Sendak when she was a child.
We listen to Stephane Wrembel speaks about his personal guitar hero, Django Reinhardt.
Author Carter Sickels reads from his novel.
The field recordings of a young Tibetan woman who gathered songs from her community and nearby villages in China.
Lynne Cox swims with a baby whale.
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