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.
"Work" by Gang Starr
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.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks with novelist T. Geronimo Johnson about his sprawling debut "Hold It ’Til It Hurts."
Swimmer Lynne Cox meets a baby whale.
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