Roman Mars of the 99% Invisible podcast looks back to a time when we sent information using pneumatic tubes - the kind you might still see in a drive through bank.
"Circling" by Four Tet
We hear from the musician about how he started the group Lady Smith Black Mambazo.
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
Naomi Shihab Nye shares two poems about the classroom.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
A profile of country rocker Tift Merritt in her own words.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
A poem read by Nikky Finney about the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
A tribute to the late banjo master Earl Scruggs.
Chris Dancy is wired up to measure himself every moment of every work day, and says keeping metrics will be a tool for the future of the workplace.
Host Dick Gordon checks in with Ben Harris and Scott Haren, who suffer from ALS and have tried to make their own medicine to stop the progress of their disease.
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