What's on This Week

05.17.2015
It doesn't matter whether you grew up going to Coney Island, Six Flags, or Pacific Park -- to a kid, all amusement parks are magical. This hour we take a trip to the land of...
07.27.2014
(was 05.17.2015)
Whatever happened to psychoanalysis?  It used to be the most influential science of the mind, but today its founder, Sigmund Freud, just looks like a sex-obsessed old man. ...

On Our Minds

Last night, the final episode of Late Show with David Letterman aired, drawing to a close a 33-year career in late night broadcasting for the respected comedian. But behind...
Werner Herzog
I’m Werner Herzog, I’m a filmmaker normally but I do read. The book I would really recommend is an obscure book published in 1967: “The Peregrine,” by J.A. Baker, who is...
At 20, Claressa Shields is one of the fiercest and most accomplished living fighters today, with an Olympic gold medal and more than 50 wins to her name. Yet despite all her...
Pioneering performance artist Chris Burden died of malignant melanoma Sunday morning, May 10th, at his home and studio in Topanga Canyon, California. He was 69. He was a...
Elizabeth Bishop
The celebrated Irish novelist Colm Toibin talks about his admiration for the poet Elizabeth Bishop and the kinship he feels for her.

What is Intelligence? [Video]

From Newton and Einstein to Steve Jobs, we have an insatiable curiosity about geniuses. But do we actually know what “genius” is? Do we even understand “intelligence”? Evolutionary theorist David Krakauer has his doubts. He also thinks we need a better understanding of “stupidity,” which he calls “the greatest problem facing the world today.” In these video excepts, he talks to Steve Paulson. See more videos here.