On the Radio

Week of March 1, 2015

Heart of Darkness (Updated)

March 1, 2015

Are humans innately violent? If you stripped the civilization out of us, just how bad would we be?

  1. The Act of Killing

    A film from the point-of-view of the perpetrators, not the victims, of the 1965 killing of over 1,000,000 suspected Communists in Indonesia.

    4.25
    Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
  2. The Noble Savage

    So, is it society, nurture if you will, that creates the monsters among us or is it our nature? Enter the Fierce People - the indigenous Yanomamo Indians of the Amazon. 

    3.666665
    Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
  3. Better Angels of our Nature

    Is humanity getting better or worse?

    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  4. Sonic Sidebar: A Maya Angelou poetry reading

    TTBOOK host Anne Strainchamps reading a portion of the poem "A Brave and Startling Truth" by the late Maya Angelou.

    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  5. BookMark: "Independent People" by Halldór Laxness

     "Independent People" by Halldór Laxness reviewed by author David Mitchell ("Cloud Atlas")

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  6. On Our Minds: Being Cold

    Winter. I am getting sick of this winter. It’s hard to get around. I’m never outside. I hate scraping and shoveling. . . And, I’m cold. And most likely you are cold too.

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Workflow (Updated)

March 1, 2015

The office has come a long way: from the executive desk to the cubicle (also known as the "veal-fattening pen"). Today, we explore the changing nature of the American workplace and how corporations rule the world.

  1. Life Inc. - Douglas Rushkoff

    Douglas Rushkoff talks about his book, "Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back." 

    4.5
    Average: 4.5 (8 votes)
  2. Cubed - Nikil Saval

    Nikil Saval talks about his book, "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace." 

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  3. Sonic Sidebar: Waitresses

    Candacy Taylor talks about her book, "Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress."

    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  4. Industrial Musicals - Steve Young

    Steve Young talks about his book, "Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals."

    5
    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  5. Deep Tracks: Mark Mothersbaugh

    DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh recommends "Editions of You" from Roxy Music’s 1973 album, "For Your Pleasure."

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  6. On Our Minds: Kim Gordon

    Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon’s new memoir, “Girl in a Band,” is on our minds this week. The book chronicles the influential band’s career and the end of the marriage between Gordon and fellow co-founder Thurston Moore after 27 years.

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