For a long time, just about the only serious math museum in America was in New Hyde Park, New York – a Long Island suburban town you've probably never heard of. Then it closed in 2006, leaving no serious math museum. Did we need one to begin with?
Writer Henry Alford has a new book called How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth). We sent Alford to Washington Square Park to ask strangers to share their hopes and fears about growing old.
Henry Alford is a writer who has never been to MacDowell. And he doesn't really want to. No, what Henry wants to do is run the place. We give him a chance to try out for the job. Produced by Owen Agnew.
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