What's on This Week

05.01.2016
There are nearly 250 million migrants across the world right now. Some will be escaping war or oppression, others will be seeking out freedom or economic prosperity, but whatever...
07.19.2015
(was 05.01.2016)
Who says you have to be young to be a pop star? According to Giorgio Moroder, the godfather of disco, "74 is the new 24." Or so says a song on his new album, Deja Vu. But the...

On Our Minds

Rolling Stone calls Karsh Kale "the high priest of electro." He's a pioneer of the Asian Underground and top DJ at clubs around the world, from Ibiza to New York. He tells...
Kirk Lynn's debut novel "Rules for Werewolves" is the story of a group of young, homeless, angry kids running from their families and roaming the suburbs of Los Angeles like...
Psychologists John and Julie Gottman are famous for being able to predict with 94% accuracy whether a couple will break up, stay together unhappily, or stay together happily...
American Wendy Doniger holds two doctorates in Sanskrit and Indian studies from Harvard and Oxford. She’s the author of numerous books on Hinduism and has translated several...
children playing football
With the Carolina Panthers facing off against the Denver Broncos in Superbowl 50, football is on our minds this week. And for many of the millions of fans who tune in every...

Mosquitos Must Die!

As the Zika virus continues to make headlines, consensus is slowly growing among scientists that it’s showdown time for the mosquito. We now have the science to eliminate certain species of mosquitoes from the face of the earth—but does that mean we should? In this hour, we spend an hour exploring the role of the mosquito in our our world, from the politics of mosquito-borne diseases to the pleasures of mosquito-inspired jazz. We have interviews with “the father of biodiversity” E.O. Wilson, the author of the celebrated new book Pandemic, Sonia Shaw, and more.