On Our Minds

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In his new book, "Dataclysm," OkCupid co-founder and president Christian Rudder pores through online data to reveal some surprising truths about our society. He told Sara...
Spice shop
As fall sets in here in the Midwest, we're letting out minds wander to warmer climes and spicier foods. Here's Jack Turner on the history of spice...
Democracy - Made in China
As young democratic protests in Hong Kong continue to be headline news, we're listening to this interview with Tom Hayden about democratic activism in 1960s America, and the...
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking smash, “Pulp Fiction,” celebrates its 20th birthday on Oct. 14th. That would remind us of Anne’s conversation with Tarantino but that...
Doll Head
The new season of “American Horror Story” starts this week. You can view the extended official trailer, if you dare. It's set in a "freak show" this time, and that got us...

What's on This Week

10.19.2014
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With the elections approaching, candidates and campaigns are working hard to get out the vote. But what would it take to get people politically involved all year round? This hour...
04.27.2014
(was 10.19.2014)
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"Sleep is the best meditation." -- Dalai Lama   This week, we explore the secret life of sleep, in fiction and science. We'll talk about how big pharma has medicalized sleep, and...

The Cooks in Thug Kitchen

 

Thug Kitchen is a wildly popular, foul-mouthed vegan food blog. The formerly anonymous writers have just come out with a cookbook and revealed their identities. Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway are a white couple from L.A. Now they're fielding questions about the racial politics of the way they write about food. Read the article here, and listen to their full interview here.