Producer Picks

Getting Wild In the Suburbs
Kirk Lynn's debut novel "Rules for Werewolves" is the story of a group of young, homeless, angry kids running from their families and roaming the suburbs of Los Angeles like a pack of wolves. He says...
Calculus of Love - John and Julie Gottman
Psychologists John and Julie Gottman are famous for being able to predict with 94% accuracy whether a couple will break up, stay together unhappily, or stay together happily. In their Love Lab, they'...
The Hindus: An Alternative History
American Wendy Doniger holds two doctorates in Sanskrit and Indian studies from Harvard and Oxford. She’s the author of numerous books on Hinduism and has translated several Sanskrit texts. She’s...
Why Football Matters
children playing football
With the Carolina Panthers facing off against the Denver Broncos in Superbowl 50, football is on our minds this week. And for many of the millions of fans who tune in every Sunday to watch their...
Felicia Day, Geek Goddess
Felicia Day
Web video superstar Felicia Day talks about how the Internet allowed her to use her weirdness to achieve her dreams of becoming an actress and to fulfill her creative ambitions.
The Dutch Christmas Tradition of Black Pete
What do you do when you’re an African-American filmmaker living in a country full of people who dress up in blackface at Christmastime?  You pick up a camera. Roger Ross Williams  talks about his new...
Garth Hallberg's "City on Fire"
Garth Risk Hallberg's "City on Fire" is this year's big debut novel. It's a sweeping 900-page story about New York City in the mid-70s, chronicling everything from the punk music scene to the rise of...
Veterans Day
We're honoring Veterans Day with a story from Glenn Boyd. He's a WWII vet who served in the Pacific theater along with his 2 brothers. He told his story to Thor Ringler, the director of the VA's "My...
Veteran Stories
We're commemorating Veteran's Day with stories from the boots on the ground themselves. These veteran stories, of bravery, of trying to do the right thing, of fear, of PTSD, of patriotism,...
Margaret Atwood Blends Dystopia and Social Satire
prison guard tower
Imagine you'd lost your job and you were living in your car, trying to fend off roving thugs. And then you saw an ad that promised the comforts of a nice suburban home, along with a full-time job....

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