On the Radio

Week of June 8, 2014

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Epic Fail

06.08.2014

Nobody wants to fail.  But maybe we’ve got the idea of failure all wrong.  Maybe it's not something to avoid, but something to strive for.

  1. The Gift of Failure - Sarah Lewis

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    Sarah Lewis talks about her book, "The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery."

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  2. Twitter's Lovable Misanthrope - Eric Jarosinski

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    Eric Jarosinski talks about his transformation from a self-described "failed intellectual" to Twitter's lovable and popular misanthrope.

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  3. Jodorowsky's Dune - Frank Pavich

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    Frank Pavich talks about his new documentary, "Jodorowsky's Dune," which chronicles filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed quest to make what could have been one of the greatest science fiction movies ever.

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  4. BookMark: Nicola Griffith

    Nicola Griffith recommends Robin McKinley's "The Blue Sword."

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  5. On Our Minds: The World Cup

    The World Cup is on our minds this week so we revisit Steve Paulson's conversation with Franklin Foer re. his book, "How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization."

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Heart of Darkness

06.08.2014

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

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  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.

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  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. 

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  3. Better Angels of our Nature

    Is humanity getting better or worse?

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  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.

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  5. Bookmark: Lorrie Moore

    Lorrie Moore reviews Alice Munroe's "Carried Away."

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  6. On Our Minds: The Fault in our Stars

    The politics and passion of the Harry Potter Alliance.

    Their work in action... in Thailand. Click HERE.

     

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