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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.
Jonathan Lethem considers Philip K. Dick one of his literary heroes. Lethem talks about how Dick was able to combine his brilliant imagination with his original mainstream ambitions to produce the groundbreaking literary science fiction that he's known for.
Feeling hopeless? How about cake recipes for the Apocalypse? Shannon O'Malley offers a few of her favorite recipes.
In 1914, over the week leading up to Christmas day, the opposing troops sang carols to each other, played ball and exchanged gifts, in spite of their generals’ wishes. Historian Stanley Weintraub says that the Christmas Truce was a one-time-only event.