Producer Picks

Hearing Space
Did you catch sight of the Orionid meteor shower last night? They looked great. But what might they sound like? Don Gurnett's been recording space sounds for years...
Halloween Hits
Need a little Halloween costume inspiration? Maybe you should consider a classic, zombie or vampire. Victoria Nelson says we just can't get enough of 'em.
HBD, Rimbaud!
French poet Arthur Rimbaud was born in Charleville, France 161 years ago. To celebrate his poetry and literary legacy, we revisit Steve’s conversation with Rimbaud biographer Graham Robb.
On Our Minds: Dataclysm
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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 Nics what he discovered...
Spicing It Up
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...
Hong Kong Democracy
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 legacy it's...
HBD, Pulp Fiction!
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 conversation only exists in a...
Horror Sideshow
Doll Head
The new season of “American Horror Story” starts this week. It's set in a "freak show" this time, and that got us thinking about Anne’s conversation with Todd Robbins, “The Coney...
The Owls Are Not What They Seem
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David Lynch’s wonderfully weird (and weirdly wonderful) cult TV series, “Twin Peaks,” will return for a third season on Showtime in 2016. That got us thinking about our conversation with David Lynch...
On Our Minds: Computers are Making Us Smarter! (Really)
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Wired columnist and tech writer Clive Thompson unpacks his optimistic take on computer technology -- it's making us, and our kids, smarter.