What's on This Week

06.26.2016
When you don't have a voice, when you feel like lawmakers just won't listen to you, protest is one way of capturing the world's attention. From Selma to Ferguson, Tahrir Square to...
10.04.2015
(was 06.26.2016)
Sending humans to Mars used to seem like an impossible dream. But with the discovery of flowing water on Mars and the blockbuster movie "The Martian," even NASA is talking about a...

On Our Minds

The Wisconsin Idea is a century-old dream of sharing the best of higher education with the entire state — bringing the values of the liberal arts, scientific knowledge and...
Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen is a leading figure in Scandinavian jazz, famous for his meditative, almost prayful music. In his latest recording, he's collaborated with...
Jane Austen abandoned her novel "Lady Susan," but filmmaker Whit Stillman has revivied it - in a new film and novel, both called "Love and Friendship." He talks about why he...
For TTBOOK host Anne Strainchamps her only encounters with guns happened in the pages of crime fiction -- usually, stories featuring women. Give her a woman and a gun and she...
Rolling Stone India has called Karsh Kale one of "the high priests of electro." He's a pioneer of the Asian Underground and top DJ at clubs around the world, from Ibiza to...

Mass Murderers Among US

We’ve been thinking a lot about the mass shooting in Orlando. It reminded us of another horrific massacre from a few years ago in Norway. The killers’ politics were different - Anders Breivik was a white supremacist – but you can see similarities: the loneliness and alienation and then the craving for glory.

Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad covered the Breivik case, and she’s given us a remarkable portrait of this terrorist and her country’s response to his violence. For this interview we're kicking off what we're calling "TTBOOK Extra," a longer-form interview that you'll only hear online or in our podcast feed.