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Alex Honnold
Air Dates:
  • December 15, 2018
  • December 16, 2017
  • June 18, 2017

Yosemite is climbing’s mecca. It’s where Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell stunned the world with their dazzling climbs.Read more

Live in St. Louis
Air Dates:
  • March 03, 2018
  • June 11, 2017

We’ve all had them—the big, significant, transformations that take your life in a new direction. And even though those gateway moments present new and exciting opportunities, they are almost always by definition uncomfortable.Read more

Elephant
Air Dates:
  • June 10, 2017
  • September 03, 2016

Can we ever get inside the mind of an animal? Can we really know how a chimp or a parrot thinks and experiences the world?Read more

Syna So Pro
Air Dates:
  • June 09, 2017

Low-fi artist Syna So Pro loops with love.Read more

art
Air Dates:
  • November 17, 2018
  • June 04, 2017

The virtues of transgressive, subversive, rule-breaking art, both as an aesthetic and as a way of life.  Read more

Joe at Catfish Bend
Air Dates:
  • June 01, 2017

Filmmaker Laura Stewart on how being filmed affects documentary subjects, and how that affects the truth you can tell.Read more

David Byrne
Air Dates:
  • May 25, 2017

The former Talking Heads frontman is one of those artists who just keeps reinventing himself.Read more

Woman staring into the distance
Air Dates:
  • September 15, 2018
  • December 07, 2017
  • May 21, 2017

When you’re hurt and the only way out of toxic bitterness and resentment is to let go, how do you summon the resolve to reach out to the person who hurt you most?Read more

Twin Peaks  Agent Cooper
Air Dates:
  • May 18, 2017

"Twin Peaks" co-creator Mark Frost takes a deep dive into the history of the strange Pacific Northwest town and its surreal residents in “The Secret History of Twin Peaks.”Read more

Price is right
Air Dates:
  • June 23, 2018
  • May 14, 2017
  • February 14, 2016

You score a royal flush in poker!  Do you credit your skill? Or luck?  We talk with a poker champion, a game designer, an investment banker and a choreographer about how to untangle skill from luck.Read more

Chimpanzee
Air Dates:
  • July 14, 2018
  • November 25, 2017
  • May 14, 2017

Do chimpanzees have spiritual experiences? A remarkable discovery in West Africa suggests they might.Read more

Praying in nature
Air Dates:
  • May 11, 2017

Is there an inherent conflict between science and religion? Jeff Schloss doesn’t think so. He’s a biologist who studies the evolutionary origins of religion. He’s also an observant Christian who’s had his own profound...Read more

Nope
Air Dates:
  • December 02, 2017
  • May 06, 2017

In this hour, we explore what the superpower of not giving a f--- might allow you to do. Read more

Fall leaves
Air Dates:
  • May 04, 2017

Richard Blanco’s poem begins the day after the November election, as he struggles to make sense of a new political mood.Read more

Stop Light
Air Dates:
  • April 27, 2017

A near-accident has poet Laura Kasischke marveling at the fearlessness of young adults and also worrying about their future. Read more

repeat
Air Dates:
  • August 11, 2018
  • November 04, 2017
  • April 23, 2017

Whether it’s nail biting or handwashing, most of us have a compulsion we can’t give up. Maybe that’s a good thing?Read more

fake news
Air Dates:
  • April 20, 2017

Poet Nick Lantz has a darkly satirical take on American culture. Lately, he’s been thinking about political spin and how politicians speak. In this interview—the third in our series ...Read more

Fargo quilt
Air Dates:
  • April 18, 2017

How he transformed the iconic film into the critically-acclaimed, award-winning TV series.Read more

Stars
Air Dates:
  • June 30, 2018
  • September 30, 2017
  • April 16, 2017

Do scientists see the world in a different way? Not really. Just be curious.Read more

tech love
Air Dates:
  • April 13, 2017

In his new poem, Fady Joudah explores questions about exile, suffering and the language of nation states.Read more

vinyl is back
Air Dates:
  • February 23, 2019
  • March 24, 2018
  • April 09, 2017

Maybe it’s nostalgia. Maybe it’s something more. But analog is back in style.Read more

Wendell Berry
Air Dates:
  • April 06, 2017

An unlikely hero for TV's "Ron Swanson."Read more

Cracked pair of glasses
Air Dates:
  • April 02, 2017
  • July 03, 2016

Have you ever thought about tracking down someone who bullied you when you were a child? Allen Kurzweil thought about it and actually confronted him. We'll hear his story in this hour as we explore the bullying epidemic. Also, we'll find out how the Internet has transformed bullying into a...Read more

Writing poems
Air Dates:
  • April 02, 2017

In this hour, we see how poetry can show us new ways to think about place and personal identity.Read more

Vietnamese refugees
Air Dates:
  • March 30, 2017

Quan Barry is writing a new poem each week in response to current events.Read more

Protester
Air Dates:
  • July 21, 2018
  • March 26, 2017
  • October 21, 2017

Wherever you turn, it seems like someone’s angry — on Facebook and cable news, in street marches and congressional town halls. It would seem that we’ve entered a new era of increased hostility. But how did we, as a nation, get here?Read more

Women in STEM
Air Dates:
  • March 23, 2017

Emily Temple-Wood has been an avid Wikipedia editor since she was pretty young.  And early on, she noticed that Wikipedia has a serious gender bias problem, so she began recruiting more women editors to write more Wikipedia articles about notable women.  And in return she got… rape and...Read more

Glitch lady
Air Dates:
  • April 07, 2018
  • August 26, 2017
  • March 19, 2017

Why do women have to put up with this? And how do they fight back?Read more

jet engine
Air Dates:
  • March 16, 2017

We talk to two experts who think about the role empathy can play in tackling big problems.Read more

Candles
Air Dates:
  • July 21, 2018
  • March 12, 2017
  • July 16, 2016

When suicide bombers blow up crowded marketplaces, or a lone shooter attacks a nightclub, one question we’re always left with is why. This hour, a look at the underlying psychology of political violence.Read more

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