On Our Minds

As tensions in Gaza increase, we're thinking back to this interview about the role of public intellectuals in Israel.
As speculation steps up about whether Hillary Clinton could win the nomination to be the Democrat's next presidential candidate, here's our interview with Vermont's first...
Nikiko Masumoto's family farm goes back several generations in her family.  Today, it grows some of the world's best peaches.  Nikiko explains the link between growing food...
Photo by Sheila Munro
Canadian short-story writer, Alice Munro, celebrates her 83rd birthday on July 10th. To celebrate her reinvention of the architecture of the short story, we revisit Steve’s...
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It's been more than 50 years since Bob Dylan recorded his classic protest song, “Blowin’ in the Wind,” on July 9th, 1962. That got us thinking about Anne’s conversation with...

What's on This Week

07.13.2014
Philosophers get a bad rap - they're considered too academic, too detached from daily life. But we're seeing a philosophy revival, from philosophy cafes to philosophers as...
07.13.2014
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What we eat can often say a lot about us. But why do we consider certain foods more appealing than others? In this hour, we look a the trends and tastemakers who shape our...

Kim Stanley Robinson on Science Fiction Realism

We recently had science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson in town to judge our 3 Minute Futures competition. Watch this video to see what he had to say about the winning entries, as well as the role science fiction plays in shaping our understanding of the present and future.

You can also hear more on scifi and the future in Imagining Possible Worlds.

Kim Stanley Robinson: Science Fiction and the Realism of Our Time from Wisc Institute for Discovery on Vimeo.