Richly textured audio essays from big names and deep thinkers.
Writer B.J. Novak imagines a roller coaster that's modelled after real life, and designed by the artist Christo.More
Chuck Klosterman thinks the Internet has ruined a lot of things, including death.More
For three decades, MIT professor Sherry Turkle's been looking at the ways we interact with machines. She believes our digital devices are taking a toll on our personal relationships.More
During basketball camp in Fargo, North Dakota, cultural critic Chuck Klosterman made an enemy — for life. And maybe that was a bad idea.More
An abridged version of Terry Gross' interview with Kiss rocker Gene SImmons from a 2002 episode of "Fresh Air."More
In 1985, The New Yorker writer Susan Orlean started traveling around the country to find out how Americans spend their Saturday nights. One thing she discovered? How many Saturday night songs there are.
To The Best Of Our Knowledge producer Doug Gordon explains what it’s like to live with obsessive compulsions.More
A simulated eight-hour bus drive earns you one point. Why would anyone want to play a game like that?More
Celebrated curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has a vision: get art out of galleries and into the real world.More
Our digital producer, Mark Riechers, tells us why he got married in a movie theater.More