Producer Picks

Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives
For TTBOOK host Anne Strainchamps her only encounters with guns happened in the pages of crime fiction -- usually, stories featuring women. Give her a woman and a gun and she was there for 200 plus...
Mixing India and America
Rolling Stone India has called Karsh Kale one of "the high priests of electro." He's a pioneer of the Asian Underground and top DJ at clubs around the world, from Ibiza to New York. He tells Charles...
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...

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