July 7, 2022

The Joy and Genius of Erroll Garner

This show first aired on December 17, 2020. Erroll Garner, the jazz pianist, is undergoing an upward revaluation of the sort that artists dream of:...| More
June 30, 2022

Hail to Thee, Blyth Spirit

Mark Blyth, the people’s economist, to the rescue. We’ve got tribulations of money and power to be decoded, in what can feel like wartime. Sanctions...| More
June 23, 2022

Stopping the War

Four months into the war in Ukraine, 20 weeks of radio talk about it, feels like time for a deep breath: an hour to look...| More
June 16, 2022

Unofficial China

Between the US and China, you can feel that the chill is on among the chieftains, spoiling for a fight over Taiwan or trade or...| More
June 9, 2022

Who’s Number One?

The United States and China are both working on something like a separation agreement. It’s the end of something like a marriage over the last...| More
June 2, 2022

Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

A moral philosopher and a walking trove of literature’s wisdom walk into a radio conversation together. The question for one hour is the bleak time...| More
May 26, 2022

Paths of Dissent

Memorial Day can feel different every year, bittersweet at its best. It’s been the last Monday in May since 1868, first as Decoration Day, for...| More
May 19, 2022

Cruel Britannia

George Orwell said, “It’s so easy to be witty about the British Empire.” As in the throwaway line that English people had conquered the world...| More
May 12, 2022

100 Seconds to Midnight

On the famous clock-face of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the time now is 100 seconds before midnight. Meaning: humankind is closer to nuclear doomsday...| More
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