January 13, 2022

Sensible Negotiation

Vladimir Putin’s threat to invade Ukraine is the first headline crisis of the new year. The headlines and the ‘crisis’ word come almost automatically when...| More
January 6, 2022

The Sackler Empire

This show first aired on May 20, 2021. The opioid epidemic, still rampant, still deadly, turns out to be a family story at its root....| More
December 30, 2021

Darwin’s Successor

This show first aired on November 18, 2021. The grand master of bug biology E.O. Wilson has always had a way of seeing the big...| More
December 23, 2021

Write Like the Russians

This episode was first broadcast on February 18. 2021. The invitation this hour, or maybe the dream, is to learn how to write short stories...| More
December 16, 2021

Say It Loud

There’s a friendly hour’s conversation here about racial matters and moods. It’s been going on in a bookstore for about 35 years. What’s new this...| More
December 9, 2021

Blyth Unleashed

Mark Blyth is the butcher’s son from Dundee, now the American professor of political economics, still with the Sean Connery burr in his voice. Sounds...| More
December 2, 2021

A New History of Humanity

Giant questions this hour, and a slew of fresh answers: Where do we humans come from? Who are we, after all? Where are we going?...| More
November 25, 2021

Origin Stories

This show was originally broadcast on December 5, 2019. Origin stories can be educated guesses, or leaps of collective imagination as to who we are,...| More
November 11, 2021

Orwell’s Roses

George Orwell rests now with the immortal English writers. But why? For impact and influence, you could argue that Orwell in his novels and essays...| More
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