May 4, 2023

Failing Intelligence

We’re humbled—we’re also scared—by the power of chatbots like GPT-4 to do pretty much everything that word people have ever done, but faster and maybe...| More
April 19, 2023

Frozen Moments with Ed Koren

Here’s a last burst of wind in our sails, a last gentle guffaw, from a listener we came to adore: the cartoonist Ed Koren. You...| More
April 6, 2023

How William James Can Save Your Life

William James, thinker and writer, was known widely in the nineteenth century as the adorable genius who invented American pragmatism. He was a brain scientist,...| More
March 23, 2023

Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus

There’s nobody quite like Sonny Rollins in the All-American sound and story of jazz. He was a teenager in Harlem in the 1940s when major...| More
March 9, 2023

This Other Eden

Out of the blue a decade ago, Paul Harding won a huge popular following, first, and then the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, for his modern...| More
February 23, 2023

Norman Mailer Turns 100

“Don’t forget” is a mantra in our shop: “don’t forget” specially the characters, the moments that made us. Norman Mailer is the spirit-seeker and sometimes...| More
February 9, 2023

A Radical American Life

Lydia Moland is reminding us that when present company in American public life comes up short, the ancestors of American democracy and spirit are lurking...| More
January 12, 2023

Moonshot Economics

This show first aired on September 16, 2021. It’s hard not to notice that we’re flunking tests, right and left, and running out of strategies...| More
January 5, 2023

Mann the Magician

This show originally aired on September 23, 2021. Thomas Mann was one of those cultural giants the world doesn’t seem to make anymore—artists with authority,...| More
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