To the Best of Our Knowledge Presents: Death (A Five-Part Series)
We explore music and memory in this hour -- Kurt Cobain's lasting impact 20 years after his death; insidious and infectious earworms; and the retro worldly music of Pink Martini.
Charles R. Cross talks about his book, "Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain."
Charles R. Cross talks about Kurt Cobain's influence on hip-hop.
Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis talks about "On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind."
Thomas Lauderdale talks about his "little orchestra," Pink Martini.
Sam Kriss' Dangerous Idea? Pleasantness is evil.
Richard Powers talks about his latest novel, "Orfeo."
Richard Powers reads an excerpt from his novel, "Orfeo," inspired by the music of Mahler and set to Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder."