The 1800s composition “Vexations,” by Erik Satie, comes with a cryptic instruction to perform the piece 840 times in a row. Many thought that it couldn’t be done, but in the late 1960s, John Cage and some friends decided to give it a shot.
Texas BBQ man Clyde Biggins talks about slow roasting in brisket – even in prison.
High-tech archivist Mike Toth, a real life Indiana Jones, tells Dick how he helped monks in Egypt.
Roman Mars of 99% Invisible, a podcast about design, explores the minute and elaborate design that goes into stamps.
In 2001, Delfin Vigil was walking in San Francisco and passed a name scratched into the concrete, "Nikko." After seeing it once, Delfin began to see it everywhere.
A Maine Coon Cat who likes a well tailored outfit.
A story from writer Hans Anderson about a pantry door and a curious homeowner.
Filmmaker Doug Block explores the anatomy of his parents' marriage and his own childhood.
Rachel Sussman tells Dick about her quest to photograph the oldest living organisms.
Photographer Andrew Garnsees beauty in the pigeon.
San Diego artist Neil Shigley’s portrait of Pastor Shelby is a finalist in a competition held by the National Portrait Gallery.
Deb Barry of Save The Children has been working in one of the refugee camps for Syrians, in Erbil, Iraq.
The Little Prince turns 70 this year. Anna Lee tells her story of searching in Nigeria for the Baobab tree, hoping it would be as powerful in real life as In Antoine Saint-Exupery's tale.
Christian Boer created a font that is more readable for those with dyslexia.
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