Sometimes a story is bigger than a conversation, and sound design can take us there. Sonic Sidebars are short, richly-textured audio essays from big names and deep thinkers.
Chuck Klosterman thinks the Internet has ruined a lot of things, including death.
During basketball camp in Fargo, North Dakota, cultural critic Chuck Klosterman made an enemy — for life. And maybe that was a bad idea.
Rebecca Solnit prepares the smartphone era for a time when we no longer know how to not know where we are.
To The Best Of Our Knowledge producer Doug Gordon explains what it’s like to live with obsessive compulsions.
How does the world look to a scientist? We asked astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson….and he gave us some cooking tips.
A Teen Vogue editor finds herself arguing with Tucker Carlson. And then it gets worse.
Desperate for help with his PTSD, Dan Kasza took a strange brew of frog venom and ayahuasca.
Writer B.J. Novak imagines a roller coaster that's modelled after real life, and designed by the artist Christo.
Choreographer Bill T. Jones says that while many of us are trying to put more skill into our lives, his mentor, the musician John Cage, spent his life trying to do just the opposite. Jones says Cage’s music was often based on randomness and chance.
An abridged version of Terry Gross' interview with Kiss rocker Gene SImmons from a 2002 episode of "Fresh Air."