July 29, 2021

A Tale of Two Deltas

That blood-red full moon of July looked for sure to be on fire, but only because we saw it through smoke that had drifted thousands...| More
July 22, 2021

Five Stones for Goliath

You can’t help noticing the badge of success in American business has changed. Robber barons a century ago built monopolies, then palaces. In our second...| More
July 15, 2021

Liner Notes for the Revolution

We know their songs, not so much what they were going through, those Black women artists who wrote and sang so many anthems of American...| More
July 8, 2021

Moral Economics

This show first aired on May 28, 2020. John Maynard Keynes was a philosophical giant in twentieth-century England. In his day job, he was a...| More
July 1, 2021

Middlemarch at the Beach

This show first aired July 18, 2019. Middlemarch, a novel by the woman who gave herself a man’s by-line, “George Eliot,” may be the most...| More
June 24, 2021

A Disease of Humanity

What we call Alzheimer’s—the loss of memory, mind, autonomy—wasn’t always called a disease. It was an aspect of aging, a symptom, a condition: senile dementia....| More
June 17, 2021


If you’re still struggling to grasp Bibi Netanyahu’s downfall in Israel, listen to this: a Jewish-American novelist, a Palestinian-Arab screenwriter and a Canadian-American-Israeli pundit all...| More
June 10, 2021

Extraterrestrial Encounters

Stand by for news from outer space: news the government never said it was collecting or considered important, perhaps because people who take UFOs too...| More
June 3, 2021

Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach

This show first aired on May 21, 2020. The force of art to rescue a world breaking down; the power of music in particular to...| More
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