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
Chloe Doutre-Roussel is a world-renowned chocolate taster.
A composer who uses math to create unique musical "portraits" of internet users.
Leonard Cohen's son, Adam Cohen has a new album. One microphone and one guitair -- all voice and story.
We listen in on an archived conversation between the late writer James Baldwin and radio host Studs Terkel.
We hear from a man who visited Salinger's home in 1960, to ask whether Salinger would allow him to adapt The Catcher in the Rye for his high school's stage.
A master baker tells his story of selling slices of carrot cake at beauty salons, and then opening his own a bakery.
Basque sheepherders talk about their cooking traditions.
The legendary dancer spoke with Studs Terkel about dance and famous dancers such as Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan.
Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier performs and talks to Dick about her search for her birth mother.
Gillian Welch, the Nashville singer-songwriter, tells the story behind her song Elvis Presley Blues.
Swimmer Lynne Cox meets a baby whale.
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